Here is how we handle information about your visit to our web site:
Information Collected and Stored Automatically
The following information will be collected about your visit to our web site. This information is not used to identify you. 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. The specific information is kept for a one-year period. Statistical summary information is kept for approximately four years. The following specific items are collected:
- The IP address from which you access our web site (an IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer whenever you are using the World Wide Web).
- 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).
- The type of browser and operating system you use to access our sitefor example, Internet Explorer on Windows NT or Netscape Navigator on Unix.
- The dates and times you access our site.
- The pages on our web site you visit, including their size.
- If you followed a link from a previous web site to our web site, the URL of that referring web site.
- Any errors you may encounter while using our web site.
If You Send Us Personal Information
If you choose to provide us with personal information, for example, sending an e-mail to "AskCSOM," we use that information to respond to your message. We do not create individual profiles or mailing lists with the information provided. No information, including your e-mail address, will be sold or distributed to any other organization without explicit, advance permission.
The specific and summary information may be shared with other Department of Justice contractors and staff engaged in improving the web site. In the event of illegal or unlawful practices, the specific and summary information may be shared with duly authorized law enforcement agents.
If You Search Our Databases
To help you navigate through search results, a temporary cookie may be written to your browser. Cookies are not used to identify you as an individual. Cookies on this site are used to display search results. For example, if your search retrieves 100 items, and the application displays 20 items per page, a cookie can be used to track the result page you are on. These cookies will expire approximately 3 hours after your last search. If cookies are not accepted by your browser, your search results may be delayed, displayed in one long page, or give you an error message.
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