Privacy and Security Introduction
The privacy and security of Performance.gov customers are of utmost importance. We will collect no personal information about you during your visit to our site unless you choose to provide that information via the web-based form to provide site feedback.
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 and 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 by law.
Information Collected and Stored Automatically
During your visit we will gather and store certain information about you. 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 type of browser and operating system used to access our site;
- The date and time you access our site;
- The pages you visit; and
- The address of the website linked to Performance.gov website that you used to connect to Performance.gov.
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.
Privacy and Correspondence via E-mail
When you send us personally identifying information (i.e., an electronic mail message containing a question or comment, or by filling out a site-form that e-mails us this information), we use this information to respond to your requests. We may forward your email to other Government employees who are better able to answer your questions. The information you provide is not given to any private organizations or private persons. We do not collect or use this information for commercial marketing.
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