Privacy and Security Notices

If you visit our site to read or download information, we collect and store only the following information about you: the name of the domain from which you access the Internet; the date and time you access our site; and the Internet address of the web site from which you linked directly to our site. We will not obtain personally identifying information about you when you visit our site, unless you voluntarily choose to provide such information to us by email, by completing a comment form, forum registration site, or other on-line form. We do not give, sell or transfer personal information to third parties, unless required by law, such as the Freedom of Information Act.

For site management, information is collected for statistical purposes. Computer software programs are used to create summary statistics about visits to our web site which are used for such purposes as assessing what information is of most and least interest, determining technical design specifications, and identifying system performance or problem areas. No information subject to the Privacy Act, such as name and address, is collected or used for this analysis. Raw data logs are used for no other purposes and are scheduled for regular destruction in accordance with National Archives and Records Administration Guidance.

For site security purposes and to help us improve our site, we use software that can monitor network traffic and identify unauthorized attempts to cause damage or upload or change information. As on most websites, when a page is requested we can obtain some information about the request, such as the type of browser used and the last site visited by the browser. We use this information for statistical purposes and to make our site more useful to visitors.

Some parts of our site use "session cookies," which are very small files placed on your hard drive by a website. These cookies are necessary to streamline navigation and, in some cases, to help you complete a form without entering the same information more than once. Session cookies are automatically erased when you close your browser.

We never use "persistent cookies" - small files that remain on your hard drive once you leave our site - to track your activity over time. We make no attempt to identify individual users or their usage habits except in cases of authorized investigations by law enforcement agencies.

Generally, individuals are strongly discouraged from sending any personal information such as a social security number by email. It may be necessary to collect personally identifiable information (name, email address, social security number, or other unique identifier), but only if specifically and knowingly provided by you. Personally identifying information you provide will be used only for such other purposes as are described at the point of collection.

Legal Notices

See also Terms & Conditions

  1. Security Notification

    You are entering an official United States government system, which may be used only for authorized purposes. The government may monitor and audit usage of this system. You are hereby notified that use of this system establishes your consent to such monitoring and auditing. For site security purposes and to ensure that this service remains available to all users, we employ software programs to monitor network traffic, to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information, or otherwise cause damage. Unauthorized attempts to upload or change information on this website are strictly prohibited and subject to prosecution under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of 1986, 18 U.S.C. 1001 and 1030, the National Information Infrastructure Protection Act and relevant executive orders.


  2. Venue, Jurisdiction and Choice of Law

    By accessing this site, you are consenting to the exclusive jurisdiction of the United States federal courts located in Washington, D.C., in any action arising out of or relating to this agreement, including without limitation any use of this website. Additionally, you waive any other venue to which you might be entitled by domicile or otherwise. This agreement and your use of this website will be governed by and construed in accordance with the federal laws of the United States of America.