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Privacy and Security Notice

Thank you for visiting the CSCE website and reviewing our privacy policy. Our privacy policy is clear: We will collect no personal information about you when you visit our website unless you choose to provide that information to us.

Here is how we handle information about your visit to our website:

Information Collected and Stored Automatically
If you do nothing during your visit but browse through the website, read pages, or download information, we will gather and store certain information about your visit automatically. This information does not identify you personally. We automatically collect and store only the following information about your visit:

  • The Internet domain (for example, "xcompany.com" if you use a private Internet access account, or "yourschool.edu" 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 our website;
  • The date and time you access our site;
  • The pages you visit; and
  • If you linked to the CSCE website from another website, the address of that website.

We use this information to help us make our site more useful to visitors - to learn about the number of visitors to our site. We do not track or record information about individually identifiable visitors.

If You Send Us Personal Information
If you choose to provide us with personal information - as in filling out a form with your personal information and submitting it to us through our website - we use that information to respond to your message and to help us get you the information you have requested. The CSCE does not share information with third parties.

Links to Other Sites
Our website has links to other federal agencies and OSCE Institutions. Before leaving the CSCE website, a page will appear informing you that you are leaving our server. Once you link to another site, you are subject to the privacy policy of the new site.

NOTICE: For site security purposes this U.S. Government website employs software programs to monitor network traffic. Anyone using this system consents to the monitoring of their use by system or security personnel.

Unauthorized use, tampering with or modification of this system - or its supporting hardware or software - may violate federal or other statutes and may subject the violator to criminal and civil penalties. In the event of unauthorized intrusion, all relevant information regarding possible violation of law may be provided to law enforcement officials.

Unauthorized attempts to upload information or change information on this website are strictly prohibited and may be punishable under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of 1986 and the National Information Infrastructure Protection Act.

Information presented on the Commission website is considered public property and may be distributed or copied unless otherwise indicated, provided proper credit is used when disseminating such text or photographic material.

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