Effective Date: October 15, 2004
you for visiting an International Trade Administration (ITA) web site.
The main purpose of this policy is to inform our visitors that you have rights under the Privacy Act, that all business or personal information provided to ITA is on a voluntary basis, and that information provided will be protected to the extent permitted by the Privacy Act of 1974 and the Freedom of Information Act of 1966. At each location where information is collected, we make every effort to explain explicitly how the information you provide will be used, and we allow you to determine if you consent to provide such information.
information on the Freedom of Information Act and your rights under
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Our sites do not use "persistent cookies" or any persistent tracking technologies that can identify a specific visitor, or information about that visitor, over multiple visits. However, some ITA websites do use "session cookies" that identify the visitor for the duration of a browsing session. Session cookies are deleted from our Web servers when your session ends.
ITA does collect certain non-personal information to help us better service our site visitors. Information collected includes for example: the IP (Internet Protocol) address from which you accessed our site; the IP address of the website from which you linked to us; the name of your domain; the type of browser and operating system you are using; the date and time our site is accessed; and the pages visited. This information does not identify you personally.
Collected from E-Mail, Forms and through Site Registration: Information you submit
may be viewed by various people within the ITA and other Federal agencies
actively involved with international trade. If you register on one
of our web sites to obtain a benefit, report a trade complaint or
use any of our services, you may submit personally identifiable information,
such as name, title, name/size of company, or address. Certain ITA
services are reserved for
Security, Intrusion, and Detection: Unauthorized attempts to upload or change information, or otherwise cause damage to our websites, are strictly prohibited and may be punishable under applicable Federal law. Data traffic is monitored in order to identify unauthorized activities and to help ensure that ITA Web services remain available to our users.
Links to Other Web Sites: Our websites contain links to other federal agencies and private organizations. Websites of those organizations may contain links to outside organizations. This linking does not constitute an endorsement by ITA. These links are provided for user convenience only.