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Privacy and Security Notice

Privacy Notice

Thank you for visiting the Federal Judicial Center's Web site. Our privacy policy describes the types of information we learn when you visit our site and how such information is used.

Information Routinely Collected and Stored

If you visit our site to view or download information, we collect and store the following information:

  • The name of the domain from which you accessed the Internet.
  • The IP address from which you accessed the FJC's Web site. An IP address is a number automatically assigned to your computer whenever you are surfing the World Wide Web.
  • The date and time you accessed our site.
  • The type of browser and operating system used to access our site.
  • The pages you visited.
  • If you linked to our site from another Web site, the address of the originating site.

This information is used solely for the purpose of evaluating and maintaining our site. From this information, we learn what users like and need; what kind of technology they are using; how often they visit; and other valuable information that helps us to offer our visitors the best site possible.

Information You Provide

If you choose to provide us with personal information, for example, by requesting additional information via our Webmaster e-mailbox, it will be used only for the purpose(s) you state. We collect such information only to respond to your requests. We do not share that information with others, and we do not collect information for commercial marketing.

Security Notice

This Web site is an official United States Government computer system. For site security purposes and to ensure that this service remains available to all users, this system employs software programs to monitor network traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information or otherwise cause damage. Anyone using this system expressly consents to such monitoring. If information comes to our attention suggesting possible abuse or criminal activity, we may provide it to appropriate law enforcement officials.

Unauthorized attempts to upload or change information on this server are strictly prohibited and may be subject to criminal prosecution under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of 1986 and the National Information Infrastructure Protection Act of 1996.