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you that if you link to a site outside of the Department of Justice,
you are subject to the policies of the new site.
A. 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:
- The name of the Internet domain (for example, "xcompany.com"
if you use a private Internet access account, or "yourschool.edu"
if you are connecting from a university's domain) and the IP address
(a number that is automatically assigned to your computer when
you are using the Internet) from which you access our site;
- The type of browser and operating system used to access our
- The date and time you access our site;
- The Internet address of the Web site from which you linked
directly to our site; and
- The pages you visit and the information you request.
This information is primarily collected for statistical analysis
and technical improvements to the site. This government computer
system 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, we may take additional steps to identify
you based on this information and we may share this information,
including your identity, with other government agencies.
B. If You Send Us Personal Information
You do not have to provide any personal information to visit
this Web site. If you choose to provide us with personal information,
such as by sending a message to an e-mail address on this Web
site or by filling out a form and submitting it through our Web
site, we will use that information to respond to your message
or to fulfill the stated purpose of the communication. If you
submit your resume to us electronically we will use your personal
information to consider your application for employment. The Department
of Justice does not collect or use information for commercial
We may share information you give us with contractors acting
on our behalf 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. If
you provide comments in response to a request for public comments
we may make those comments as well as your identity available
to the public in a publication or by posting them on our Web site.
Where possible we may give you more specific guidance at the point
of collection regarding how your personal information may be used
Electronically submitted information is maintained and destroyed
according to the principles of the Federal Records Act and the
regulations and records schedules of the National Archives and
Records Administration, and in some cases may be covered by the
Privacy Act and subject to the Freedom of Information Act. A discussion
of your rights under these laws can be found here: http://www.pueblo.gsa.gov/call/foia.htm.
Remember that e-mail is not necessarily secure against interception.
If your communication is sensitive or includes personal information
you may prefer to send it by postal mail instead.
"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"). The Department's Web site and its component sites do
not use persistent cookies. One or more of the Department's component
sites may use session cookies to provide streamlined navigation
throughout their sites and for statistical analysis. These session
cookies are deleted from the component's server soon after your
session ends and are not collected or saved. You can set up your
Web browser to inform you when cookies are set or to prevent cookies
from being set. You can still use our Web site if you do not accept
the cookies, but you may be unable to use certain cookie-dependent
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 to identify unauthorized
attempts to upload or change information, or otherwise cause damage.
Anyone using this system 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.
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