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Privacy and Security Notice

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This is a U.S. General Services Administration Federal government computer system that is "FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY." This system is subject to monitoring. Therefore, no expectation of privacy is to be assumed. Individuals found performing unauthorized activities are subject to disciplinary action including criminal prosecution.

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How we handle the information we gather when you visit our web site.

We collect and store only the following information about you: The name of the domain from which you access the Internet (i.e.,, if you are connecting from an Verizon account, or if you are connecting from a Harvard University domain); the date and time you access our site; and the Internet address of the web site from which you linked directly to our site. If your browser accepts cookies we use a cookie to determine if you have visited one of our sites recently.

What is a cookie? A cookie is a small piece of information that is sent to your browser -- along with a Web page -- when you access a Web site. Your browser will only return this cookie information to the domain where the cookie originated (in this case, No other site can request it. When you return to this site, the cookie is sent back to the Web server, along with your new request. We use this information to create summary statistics, which are used for web site planning and maintenance and to analyze system performance. This information tells us the number of visitors to the different sections of our site and helps us understand if our site is meeting the needs of our visitors.

You identify yourself by sending an E-mail: When you send us personally-identifying information, i.e., in an electronic mail message containing a question or comment, or by filling out a form that E-mails us this information. We use this information to respond to your requests. We may forward your E-mail to other Government employees who are better able to answer your questions.

We want to make it clear that we will not obtain personally-identifying information about you when you visit our site, unless you choose to provide such information to us. Except for authorized law enforcement investigations, we do not share any information we receive with any outside parties.