Collection and Disclosure of Information
The privacy and security of Dashboard 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 site unless you choose to provide that information via the web-based Contact Us form used to provide site 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 site 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 the Dashboard.
- The type of browser (Firefox, Safari, or Internet Explorer) and operating system (Windows, Mac, Unix) used to access our site.
- The date and time you visit the site.
- The pages you visit.
- If you linked to the Dashboard 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 site, unless you choose to provide such information to us.
The Foreign Assistance Dashboard 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 site 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.