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Legal Notices For Treasury Department Publicly-Accessible Web Sites

Privacy Notice

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.

For site management, information is collected for statistical purposes. Computer software programs are used to create summary statistics about visits to Treasury web sites 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 problem 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 Treasury 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.

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.

Notice of Monitoring

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 18 U.S.C. §§1001 and 1030.

Disclaimer of Endorsement

The Department of the Treasury does not endorse any commercial product, service, process, or enterprises. Links to other web sites and references to any commercial product or enterprise are provided solely for the convenience of the user and do not constitute an endorsement or recommendation. The Department of the Treasury assumes no responsibility for the content or operation of other web sites.

Disclaimer of Liability

The United States Government (including the Department of the Treasury) makes no warranty, express or implied, including the warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose, and assumes no legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information, apparatus, product, or process described or depicted on this web site and does not represent that its use would not infringe privately owned rights.

Copyright Status

No copyright may be claimed for any work on this web site that was created or maintained by Federal employee in the course of their duties. Images and text appearing on this web site may be freely copied. Credit is requested. If copyrighted material appears on the site, or is reached through a link on this site, the copyright holder must be consulted before the material may be reproduced.

Official Seal, Names and Symbols

Federal law prohibits use of any symbol, emblem, seal, insignia or badge of any entity of the Department of Treasury (including the Customs Service, Secret Service, and Internal Revenue Service) or any colorable imitation of such words, initials, symbols, emblems, or seals in connection with any advertisement, solicitation, business activity, or product where such use could reasonably be interpreted as conveying the false impression that such advertisement, solicitation, business activity, or product is in any manner approved, endorsed, sponsored, or authorized by, or associated with, the Department of the Treasury or any organization within the Department. See 18 U.S.C. § 701, 31 U.S.C. § 333 and 31 C.F.R. Part 37.