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Security and Privacy Notification

Security Notification

You are entering an Official United States Government System, which may be used only for authorized purposes. The Government may monitor and audit usage of this system, and all persons are hereby notified that use of this system constitutes consent to such monitoring and auditing. Unauthorized attempts to upload information and/or change information on these web sites are strictly prohibited and are subject to prosecution under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of 1986 and Title 18 U.S.C. Sec.1001 and 1030.

Privacy Notification

This Web site is provided as a public service by the Department of the Treasury and is considered public information, which may be distributed or copied. Use of appropriate byline/photo/image credits is requested.

For site management, information is collected for statistical purposes. Computer software programs are used to create summary statistics, which are used for such purposes as assessing what information is of most and least interest, determining technical design specifications, and identifying system performance or problems areas. No information subject to the Privacy Act, such as name and address, is collected or used for this analysis. Raw data logs are used for no other purposes and are scheduled for regular destruction in accordance with National Archives and Records Administration Guidance.

Except for authorized law enforcement investigations, no other attempts are made to identify individual users or their usage habits.

The Treasury web sites do not, as a rule, enable "cookies." One or more of the bureaus may use cookies. For additional information specific to a Treasury bureau regarding their use and other privacy information, please visit that bureau's Web site.

If you visit our site to read or download information, we collect and store only the following information about you: the name of the domain from which you access the Internet; the date and time you access our site; and the Internet address of the web site from which you linked directly to our site. We will not obtain personally identifying information about you when you visit our site, unless you voluntarily choose to provide such information to us by E-mail, by completing a comment form, forum registration site, or other on-line form. The Department of the Treasury does not give, sell or transfer personal information to third parties, unless required by law, such as the Freedom of Information Act.

Generally, individuals are strongly discouraged from sending any personal information, like a social security number, to the Treasury Web master or any Treasury E-mail address. It may be necessary on certain bureau web sites to collect personally identifiable information (name, E-mail address, social security number, or other unique identifier), but only if specifically and knowingly provided by you. Personally identifying information you provide will be used only for such other purposes as are described at the point of collection by the bureau asking for the information.

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