Privacy and Security Policy

Thank you for visiting and reviewing our privacy policy. Our privacy policy is clear: We will collect no personal information about you when you visit our website unless you choose to provide that information to us. The following text details how we handle information about your visit to

Information Collected and Stored Automatically

If you visit our site to read or download information, we collect and store the following information about your visit. (This information does not identify you personally.)

This information is primarily collected for statistical analysis and technical improvements to the site. This computer uses software programs to create summary statistics, which may be 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. In certain circumstances, however, additional steps made be made to identify you based on this information and we may share this information, including your identity, with other government agencies.

Information Collected from E-mails and Web Forms

If you choose to provide personal information by sending an e-mail to or, by filling out a form with your personal information and submitting it through, please note that the material you submit may be seen by various people. We use submitted information to respond to your message and to help us provide you with information that you request. The information you provide is not given to any private organizations or private persons without your prior permission. does not collect or use information for commercial marketing.

We may share information you give us with contractors acting on behalf of a sponsoring government agency or with another government agency if your inquiry relates to that agency. In other limited circumstances, such as responses to requests from Congress and private individuals, we may be required by law to disclose information you submit.


"Cookies" are small bits of text that are either used for the duration of a session ("session cookies"), or saved on a user's hard drive in order to identify that user, or information about that user, the next time the user logs on to a Web site ("persistent cookies"). does not use persistent cookies. However, some sections of this site may use session cookies to provide streamlined navigation and for statistical analysis. These session cookies are deleted from the server soon after your session ends and are not collected or saved. You can configure your Web browser to inform you when cookies are set or to prevent cookies from being set. Internet Security Policy

For site security purposes and to ensure that this service remains available to all users, this computer employs software programs to monitor network traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information, or otherwise cause damage. Anyone visiting expressly consents to such monitoring and is advised that if such monitoring reveals evidence of possible abuse or criminal activity, such evidence may be provided to appropriate law enforcement officials. Unauthorized attempts to upload or change information on this server are strictly prohibited and may be punishable by law, including the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of 1986 and the National Information Infrastructure Protection Act of 1996.

Links to Other Sites links to many websites created and maintained by other public and/or private organizations. When you link to a site outside, you are subject to the privacy policy of the new site.