The Department of Transportation is committed to respecting
your right to privacy and will protect it when you visit our
web site. Here are some things you should know about how we
protect your privacy.
- When you send us e-mail we won't keep or share your e-mail
address with anyone outside of DOT staff and its contractors.
We'll only use your e-mail address to respond to your requests
- If you sign up for one of our (e-) mailing lists, we'll
only send you the kinds of information you've requested.
We won't maintain your name on the list and won't share
your e-mail address with anyone outside of DOT.
- When you visit our web site we collect certain information
about your visit that does not identify you personally.
We can tell the type of computer, browser, and web service
you are using. We also know the date and time you visit
and the pages you visit. Collecting this information helps
us design the site according to your needs.
- Sometimes we use "cookies," which are small
amounts of text stored on your computer. We only use "session
cookies" in some places where people can transact business.
That means we only store the cookie on your computer during
that visit; and we'll notify you in advance. So, if you
are entering information for a business transaction, you
won't lose the information if you go to another site and
come back during the visit. After you turn off your computer
or stop using the Internet, the cookie is erased.
- We monitor visits to the web site to identify any attempt
to tamper with it.
- When you submit personal information using our web site--for
example, if you sign up for a make a payment online--we
have systems that make sure people outside of DOT cannot
access your personal information.
- We would only try to identify you personally when required
to do so by a law enforcement investigation. Any information
we collect for those investigations is destroyed according
to federal guidelines.
- Tampering with DOT's web site is against the law. If anyone
tries to tamper with it, they may be punished under the
Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of 1986 and the National Information
Infrastructure Protection Act.
Links to Other Sites
- Our website has links to many other web sites. When you
go to another site, you are subject to the privacy and security
policies of that site. DOT cannot attest to the accuracy
of information provided there.
- Linking to a web site does not constitute an endorsement
by DOT, or any of its employees, of the sponsors of the
site or the products presented on the site.
If you have any questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The ARC is an independent federal commission established under
the Amtrak Reform and Accountability Act of 1997 (P.L. 105-134).