This web site was copied prior to January 20, 2005. It is now a Federal record managed by the National Archives and Records Administration. External links, forms, and search boxes may not function within this collection.
This is how we will handle information we learn about you from your visit to our website. The
information we receive depends upon what you do when visiting our site.
If you visit our site to read or download information, such as consumer brochures or press
We collect and store only the following information about you: the name
of the domain from which you access the Internet (for example, aol.com, if you are
an America Online account, or princeton.edu if you are connecting from Princeton
University's domain); the date and time you access our site; and the Internet address of
the website from which you linked directly to our site. We do not store any personal
identifiers. This information is not stored in any particular fashion, but is part of
a systems log file.
For site management, information is collected for statistical purposes. This
government computer system uses software programs 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 problem areas. We use the information we collect to measure the
number of visitors to the different sections of our site, and to help us make our site
more useful to visitors. This information is only used internally, does not contain
personal identifiers, and will only be used for internal management purposes.
If you identify yourself by sending an E-mail or filling out a questionnaire or guestbook:
You also may decide to send us personally-identifying information, for example, in an
electronic mail message containing a complaint. We use personally-identifying
information from consumers in various ways to further our customer's protection and
to provide better service. This may be to correct broken links that you have
identified or provide additional information that you have requested.
Visit Talk to Us
to learn what can happen to the information you provide us when you send us
e-mail or fill out a questionnaire or guestbook.. Any information that we collect via a
questionnaire or a guestbook may be subject to disclosure, but will be handled in
accordance with the requirements of the
Privacy Act and the
Freedom of Information Act
to ensure the greatest protection of personal privacy in the face
of any required disclosure.
We want to be very clear: We will not obtain personally-identifying information
about you when you visit our site, unless you choose to provide such information to
us. Except as might be required by law, we do not share any information we receive
with outside parties.
If you have any questions or comments about the information presented here, please forward
them to us:
U.S. Department of the Interior
1849 C Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20240
Phone: (202) 208-6194
Last Modified December 4, 1998.