Privacy Policy

No personal information about you is collected when you visit this Web site unless you choose to provide that information.

If you do nothing during your visit but browse through the Web site, read pages, or download information, certain information may be gathered and stored about your visit automatically. This information does not identify you personally. The following information is automatically collected and stored about your visit:

  • The Internet domain (for example, "" if you use a private Internet access account, or "" 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 this Website;
  • The type of browser and operating system used to access this site;
  • The date and time you access this site;
  • The pages you visit; and
  • The Web address of the previous site visited.

This information is used to make the site more useful to visitors -- to learn about the number of visitors to this site and the types of technology site visitors use. This office does not track or record information about individuals and their visits.

If you choose to provide personal information -- as in an e-mail or by filling out a form with your personal information and submitting it through this Web site - this information will be used to respond to your message and to help get you the information and the help you have requested. E-mail is treated the same way as letters sent though the Postal System. The information you give will only be shared with another government agency if your inquiry relates to that agency. No individual profiles are created with the information you provide or to give it to any private organizations. The information is not collected for commercial marketing.

This Website has links to many other government agencies. There are also links to non-governmental organizations. Before leaving the any Congressional Web page, a page will appear informing you that you are leaving this site. Once you link to another site, you are subject to the privacy policy of the new site.