White House Website Privacy and Security Policy
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:
White House Internet Security Policy
For site security purposes and to ensure that this service remains available to all users, this government
computer system 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.
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
We use this information to help us make our site more useful to visitors -- to learn about the number of
visitors to our site and the types of technology our visitors use. We do not track or record information
about individuals and their visits.
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 type of browser and operating system used to access our site;
The date and time you access our site;
The pages you visit; and
If you linked to the White House website from another website, the address of that website.
If You Send Us Personal Information
If you choose to provide us with personal information by sending an e-mail to the President or someone else
in the White House, or by filling out a form with your personal information and submitting it through our
we use that information to respond to your message and to help us provide
you with information that you request.
If you submit your resume through our website, we use your personal identification information only in considering your application for employment. We do not collect personal information for any other purposes. The information you provide is not given to any private organizations or private persons. The White House does not collect or use information for commercial marketing.
We would share your e-mail with another federal government agency only if your inquiry related to that
agency or if we were required to do so by law. The
Presidential Records Act
requires us to maintain some documents, including e-mails, received by the White House and requires public
disclosure of some of these documents twelve years after President Bush leaves office. In addition, we
would release documents, including e-mails, if required to do so by a congressional or judicial subpoena.
If you submit resume information through the Presidential Personnel Application,
this information will be shared only with White House employees involved in making hiring decisions and, if you
express interest in employment with a federal executive agency other than the White House, with officials
responsible for making hiring decisions in that agency. We are required by the Presidential Records Act to
maintain your resume as a record, but your personal resume information is not subject to public disclosure under
Links to Other Sites
Our website has links to the websites of many other federal agencies. In a few cases, we link to private
organizations, with their permission. Before leaving the White House website, a page will appear informing you