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Privacy and Security Statement


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Thank you for visiting GovBenefits.gov and reviewing our privacy and security statement. GovBenefits.gov is strongly committed to maintaining the privacy of your personal information and the security of our computer systems. With respect to the collection, use and disclosure of personal information, GovBenefits.gov makes every effort to ensure compliance with applicable Federal law, including, but not limited to, the Privacy Act of 1974, the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, and the Freedom of Information Act.

GovBenefits.gov does not collect or store personal, identifying information about you when you visit our site. The information we receive depends upon what you do when visiting our site.

If you visit our site to read or download information, we do not collect personal or identifying information without specific notification. We collect and store the following information:

bullet The name of the domain from which you access the Internet (for example, aol.com if you are connecting from a personal computer account).
bullet The date and time you access our site.
bullet The Internet address of the website from which you linked directly to our site.
bullet Commonly researched benefits, keywords searched and questionnaire responses.

The above information is used by software programs on our website to create summary statistics. We can then determine the number of visitors to the different sections of our site. We can also identify what information is of most and least interest, helping us make our site more useful to visitors.

If you send an e-mail containing personal, identifying information:

We remove all personal, identifying information from any e-mail correspondence before responding and we do not store any personal, identifying information about you. If you wish to file a request under FOIA, instructions are provided at: http://www.dol.gov/dol/foia/main.htm.

If you link to other sites:

Our website has many links to other sites. When you link to any of these sites, you are no longer on our site and are subject to the privacy policy of the new site.

Cookie Use Notice:

On a limited number of our Web pages, we employ "cookies" to provide better service to our customers. We do not use cookies to collect any personal, identifying information from users or to track user activities beyond our website. We do not maintain copies of cookies on our website after you leave our website.

Cookies are small pieces of temporary data that are exchanged between a website and a user's computer which enable a "session", or "dialog", to be established between the two machines. With the session established, we are able to tailor responses (i.e., identify and provide you with the information you want) and help you traverse our web pages in the most efficient and effective manner possible. The session ends when we do not receive further requests from your computer or you simply exit your browser.

We limit our use of cookies to "session cookies"... types of cookies that are temporarily stored in your computer's memory. Session cookies are normally deleted from your computer when you log off the computer or you exit the browser.

For security purposes and to ensure that this service remains available to all users, our website also employs software programs to monitor network traffic 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 of 1996.

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