This is our notice to you about why we collect your personal information, how we use it, and who we share it with; what your choices are for how we use your information; how to get access to your information; and how we protect the information we collect and maintain.
Why we collect your personal information
How we will use your personal information
- We collect personal data to administer the website and the HINT-OUT project. We do not use the information for any other internal secondary purpose.
- You don't have to give us personal information to visit our website.
- If you do give us your personal information, we treat it very carefully.
- We collect personal information about you only if you specifically and knowingly give it to us.
Who we will share your personal information with
- We do not sell the personal information we collect at this site.
The personal information you give us at this site will be used only in connection with the administration of the website and the HINT-OUT project and for other purposes as described in this document or at the point the information is collected.
- For statistical purposes, we also collect non-personal information about you. Sometimes we analyze this data to determine customer interest in different parts of our website. The information we share is in a format that does not personally identify anyone.
Your choice about who we share your personal information with
- We may disclose information you give us if authorized or required by law.
Your access to the information we collect about you
- If national laws do not allow us to share information, we must get your written authorization before we can discuss your information with anyone else.
How we protect the security of the information we collect
- You may have access to any of the information we collect about you at this site. We'll correct any errors you may find. If you need to get or fix information about you.
Our concern about sending personal information via email
- The Internet was originally designed as an open system with no built in security; however, we are required to protect the information we collect and maintain about you and will not use the Internet to do business with you unless we can do so in a secure manner. We will take reasonable precautions to maintain the security, confidentiality and integrity of the information we collect at this site.
Our use of "cookies" and how it affects your visit to our website
- Electronic mail is not secure. Therefore, we suggest that you don't send personal information to us via email. We will only send you general information via email.
If you visit other websites
- When you visit this Site, you can browse the Site and access important information without revealing your identity. In order to improve our Site, we use "cookies" to track your visit. A cookie is a small amount of data that is transferred to your browser by a Web server and can only be read by the server that gave it to you. It functions as your identification card, and enables us to record your passwords and preferences.
- Most browsers are initially set to accept cookies. You can set your browser to notify you when you receive a cookie, giving you the chance to decide whether to accept it. (For some Web pages that require an authorization, cookies are not optional. Users choosing not to accept cookies will probably not be able to access those pages.)
- Our website contains links to other federal agencies, international agencies, and private organizations. These websites are not within our control and may not follow the same privacy, security or accessibility policies. Once you link to another site you are subject to the policies of that site.