JUSTNET Administrative Site Privacy Statement

 
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Privacy Statement

This Web site is funded through a grant from the National Institute of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice. Neither the U.S. Department of Justice nor any of its components operate, control, are responsible for, or necessarily endorse, this Web site (including, without limitation, its content, technical infrastructure, and policies, and any services or tools provided).

The National Law Enforcement and Corrections Technology Center (NLECTC) provides the information on this Web site as a service to law enforcement, corrections, and forensic science practitioners. Reference herein to any specific commercial products, processes, or services by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, or otherwise does not necessarily constitute or imply its endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by the United States Government.

The information and statements contained on this Web site shall not be used for the purposes of advertising, nor to imply the endorsement or recommendation of the United States Government.

A. Information Collected and Stored Automatically

If you visit our site to read or download information, we collect and store the following information about your visit:
  • The name of the Internet domain (for example, "xcompany.com" if you use a private Internet access account, or "yourschool.edu" if you are connecting from a university's domain) and the IP address (a number that is automatically assigned to your computer when you are using the Internet) from which you access our site;
  • The type of browser and operating system used to access our site;
  • The date and time you access our site;
  • The Internet address of the Web site from which you linked directly to our site; and
  • The pages you visit and the information you request.
This information is primarily collected for statistical analysis and technical improvements to the site. This government computer system uses software programs to create summary statistics, which may be used for such purposes as assessing what information is of most and least interest, determining technical design specifications, and identifying system performance or problem areas. In certain circumstances, however, we may take additional steps to identify you based on this information and we may share this information, including your identity, with other government agencies.

B. Personal Information

This Web site may store information, including your full name and business email address, as part of the user profiles that are associated with users who have been granted access to the site. If you choose to provide us with additional personal information, such as by sending an e-mail or by filling out a form and submitting it through our Web site, we will use that information to respond to your message or to fulfill the stated purpose of the communication.

We may share the information you give us with contractors acting on our behalf or with another government agency if your inquiry relates to that agency. In other limited circumstances, such as responses to requests from Congress and private individuals, we may be required by law to disclose information you submit.

Electronically submitted information is maintained and destroyed according to the principles of the Federal Records Act and the regulations and records schedules of the National Archives and Records Administration, and in some cases, may be covered by the Privacy Act and subject to the Freedom of Information Act. A discussion of your rights under these laws can be found here: http://www.pueblo.gsa.gov/cic_text/fed_prog/foia/foia.htm.

Remember that e-mail is not necessarily secure against interception. If your communication is sensitive or includes personal information you may prefer to send it by postal mail instead.

C. COPPA

NLECTC is especially concerned about protecting children's privacy. We hope parents and teachers are involved in children's Internet explorations. It is particularly important for parents to guide their children when children are asked to provide personal information online. If a child chooses to provide personally identifying information to us, through an e-mail or otherwise, it will only be used to enable us to respond to the writer, and will not be retained.

D. Cookies

"Cookies" are small bits of text that are either used for the duration of a session ("session cookies"), or saved on a user's hard drive in order to identify that user, or information about that user, the next time the user accesses a Web site ("persistent cookies"). The JUSTNET administrative site or its component sites may use session and/or persistent cookies to facilitate user authentication, streamlined navigation, integration with applications on the user’s computer, or statistical analysis. Users may opt out of allowing the use of persistent cookies by un-checking the "Remember Me" box when they log in.

E. Security

For site security purposes and to ensure that this service remains available to all users, this computer 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 and is advised that if such monitoring reveals evidence of possible abuse or criminal activity, such evidence may be provided to appropriate law enforcement officials. Unauthorized attempts to upload or change information on this server are strictly prohibited and may be punishable by law, including the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of 1986 and the National Information Infrastructure Protection Act of 1996.

Disclaimers

NLECTC tries to keep the information on this Web site timely and accurate, but we cannot guarantee either. Errors brought to our attention are corrected as soon as possible.

Some of the documents on this Web site contain live references, or pointers, to information created and maintained by other organizations. Please note that we do not control and cannot guarantee the relevance, timeliness, accuracy, or even the existence of these outside materials.

The information available on this Web site has been composed in a manner thought to be compatible with client software likely to be used to access the server. The final appearance of the documents, however, is dependent on the client software as implemented at the user's Web site. User feedback on the appearance of information across various clients is appreciated.

The views and opinions of authors expressed herein do not necessarily reflect those of the United States Government.

Reference herein to any specific commercial products, processes, or services by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, or otherwise does not necessarily constitute or imply its endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by the United States Government.

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