Terms and Conditions

These Terms and Conditions govern the access and use of our website and should be read carefully. By accessing or using our website, the user accepts and agrees to be bound by these Terms and Conditions as they may from time to time be modified by pki.treas.gov, and all other websites operated by the Bureau of the Fiscal Service ("BFS"). As used below, the terms "we," "us" and "our" refer to pki.treas.gov and all other websites operated by BFS.

1. Prohibition Against Misuse of Treasury Names, Terms, Symbols, Stationery, Etc.

Government works generally cannot be copyrighted, though we request that we be given appropriate credit. Section 31 U.S.C. 333 prohibits the misuse of names, terms, symbols, and stationery of the Department of the Treasury, as well as any colorable imitations of these items. This conduct is illegal if done in connection with business activities in a manner that reasonably could be construed as falsely implying that such activities are in any manner approved, endorsed, sponsored, authorized by, or associated with the Department of the Treasury. For instance, linking to or framing this site in a manner designed to falsely imply a relationship with Treasury is forbidden under the statute. You should know that Section 333 expressly provides that the use of disclaimers of Treasury involvement in materials or on a website can be ignored when we determine whether the statute has been violated.

2. Intellectual Property Rights

This site contains trademarks, service marks and trade names owned by BFS ("BFS Intellectual Property") that are protected by applicable trademark and other intellectual property laws. You may view, download and print material on this site for noncommercial personal use only. However, without the express prior written consent of BFS and any other rights owner, you may not publicly display, perform, transmit, list, modify, reproduce, distribute, participate in the transfer or sale of, make derivative works from, upload or otherwise use any of the BFS Intellectual Property contained on this website or the selection, arrangement or coordination of its content. If you receive such permission, you may not delete, change or in any manner or fashion alter or enhance the existing trademark notices. You should not assume anything on this site is necessarily in the public domain. Additionally, you agree not to post or use any information from this site for any advertising or solicitation for products or services without BFS's express prior written consent.

3. Disclaimer of Liability and Warranties

BFS DOES NOT WARRANT THE ACCURACY, ADEQUACY OR COMPLETENESS OF THE INFORMATION AND MATERIALS AND EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS LIABILITY FOR ERRORS OR OMISSIONS IN THIS INFORMATION AND MATERIALS. NO WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, IMPLIED, EXPRESSED OR STATUTORY INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF NON-INFRINGEMENT OF THIRD PARTY RIGHTS, TITLE, MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND FREEDOM FROM COMPUTER VIRUS, IS GIVEN WITH RESPECT TO ANY SOFTWARE, INFORMATION, OR OTHER ITEM LOCATED ON, DERIVED FROM, OR LINKED TO BY THIS WEBSITE. EVERYTHING IS PROVIDED "AS IS," "AS AVAILABLE." IN NO EVENT WILL BFS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION DIRECT OR INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, LOSSES OR EXPENSES OF ANY KIND ARISING IN CONNECTION WITH THE USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE THIS WEBSITE OR ANY LINKED SITE. Additionally, we aren't liable for any item created by you or any third-party, including, but not limited to, software products such as savings bond applications. Use of this service and any service derived wholly or in part from this website is at your own risk. You assume the entire cost of all necessary servicing, repair, or correction of your property or operations as a result of using this website. You also accept, at your own risk, that the Internet and online communications medium may not perform as intended despite our efforts, those of your Internet service provider, or you.

4. Disclaimer of Endorsement

BFS doesn't endorse any commercial product, process, service or enterprise, by trade name, trademark, service mark, manufacturer or otherwise. Links to other websites and references to any commercial product or enterprise are provided solely for your convenience, and do not necessarily constitute or imply our endorsement, recommendation or exclusive approval thereof. Accordingly, BFS does not endorse or assume responsibility for the content provided on any third-party website to which we are linked.

5. 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.