Here is how we handle information about your visit to our website.
Internet Security Policy
For site security purposes, and to ensure that this service remains available to all users, this government computer system employs software programs to monitor network traffic. This system allows us to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information, or otherwise cause damage.
Unauthorized attempts to upload information or change information on this service are strictly prohibited and may be punishable under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of 1986 and the National Information Infrastructure Protection Act.
Information Collected and Stored Automatically
If you do nothing during your visit but browse through the website, read pages, or download information, certain information about your visit will be gathered and stored automatically. This information does not identify you personally. On ly the following information about your visit is collected and stored:
- the Internet domain (for example, "xcompany.com" if you use a private Internet access account, or "yourschool.edu" if you connect from a university's domain) and IP address (an IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer whenever you are surfing the Web) from which you access our website;
- the type of browser and operating system used to access our site;
- the date and time you access our site;
- the pages you visit; and
- if you linked to the Commission's website from another website, the address of that website.
This information is used solely for the purpose of making our site more useful to visitors; for instance, this collection system allows us to learn more about the types of technology our visitors use when they visit our site. We do not track or record information about individuals and their visits.
Personal Information Sent to the Commission
If you choose to provide us with personal information by sending an e-mail to the Commission's "comments" account, we may use that information to respond to your message appropriately. If you send us a resume through our website, we use your personal information only in considering your application for employment. We do not collect personal information for any other purpose.
Preservation of Information
The Presidential Records Act requires us to retain certain documents, including e-mail, received by the Commission and may require public disclosure of these documents twelve years after the current President leaves office. In addition, we would release documents, including e-mail, if required to do so by a congressional or judicial subpoena.
This website does not use persistent cookies (persistent tokens that pass information back and forth from the client machine to the server). This website may at some point in the future use session cookies (tokens that remain active only until you close your browser) in order to make the site easier to use.