Privacy and Data Policies
Collection and Disclosure of Information
The privacy and security of ForeignAssistance.gov visitors are of utmost importance. Per our own policy for personal privacy, we will collect no personal information about you during your visit to our website unless you choose to provide that information via the web-based Contact Us form used to provide website feedback. As such, this information will be optional and limited to your email address and user representation group.
Information Collected and Stored Automatically
When you browse, read pages, or download information on ForeignAssistance.gov, certain technical information about your visit is gathered and stored to help us make the website more useful:
- 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're surfing the web) from which you access ForeignAssistance.gov.
- The type of browser (Firefox, Safari, or Internet Explorer) and operating system (Windows, Mac, Unix) used to access our website.
- The date and time you visit the website.
- The pages you visit.
- If you linked to ForeignAssistance.gov from another website, the address of that website
However, we never track or record information about individuals and their visits.
Privacy and Correspondence via E-mail
Any personally identifying information you choose to send us (i.e., by including your email address in the Contact Us form) will only be used to respond to your requests. We may forward your e-mail 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 information for commercial marketing. We want to make it clear that we will not obtain personally identifying information about you when you visit our website, unless you choose to provide such information to us.
ForeignAssistance.gov may contain links to websites created and maintained by other public and/or private organizations. We provide these links as a service to our users. When users link to an outside website, they are leaving the ForeignAssistance.gov website and are subject to the privacy and security policies of the owners/sponsors of the outside website(s).
Changes to this policy
As practices change, this policy may change as well. Changes to the policy shall not apply retroactively.
Unless otherwise noted, the content, data, documentation, code, and related materials on ForeignAssistance.gov is public domain and made available with a Creative Commons CC0 1.0 Universal dedication and license-free (per US Code 17 USC § 105). ForeignAssistance.gov and U.S. government agencies posting data to ForeignAssistance.gov waive all rights to the work worldwide under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights, to the extent allowed by law. You can copy, modify, distribute, and perform the work, even for commercial purposes, all without asking permission. Citation of ForeignAssistance.gov as a source of the data is appreciated.