Privacy Policy

Thank you for visiting the NCFI website and reviewing our privacy policy. Our privacy policy is simple. We collect NO personal information such as names or addresses when you visit our website. If you choose to provide that information to us, it is only used to fulfill your request for information.

Information Collected and Stored Automatically

When you browse, read pages or download information on the NCFI website, we automatically gather and store certain technical information about your visit. This information never identifies who you are. The information we collect and store about your visit is listed below:

  • 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 are surfing the Web) from which you access our website
  • The type of browser (e.g., Netscape, Internet Explorer) and operating system (Windows, Unix) used to access our site
  • The date and time you access our site
  • The pages you visit
  • If you linked to the NCFI website from another website, the address of that website

This information is only used to help us make the site more useful for you. With this data we learn about the number of visitors to our site and the types of technology our visitors use. We never track or record information about individuals and their visits.

Cookies

The NCFI website does not use enabled "cookies."

Site Security

For site security purposes and to ensure that this service remains available to all users, this government computer system employs commercial software programs to monitor network traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information or otherwise cause damage.

Except for authorized law enforcement investigations, no other attempts are made to identify individual users or their usage habits. Raw data logs are used for no other purposes and are scheduled for regular destruction in accordance with National Archives and Records Administration guidelines.

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

Prohibitions

The NCFI will not link to any website that exhibits hate, bias or discrimination. Furthermore, we reserve the right to deny or remove any link that contains misleading information or unsubstantiated claims, or is determined to be in conflict with Secret Service mission or policies.

Disclaimer of Endorsement & Linking Policy

The information posted on the NCFI website includes hypertext links or pointers to information created and maintained by other public and/or private organizations. The NCFI provides these links and pointers solely for our users' information and convenience. When users select a link to an outside website, they are leaving the NCFI site and are subject to the privacy and security policies of the owners/sponsors of the outside website.

The Secret Service does not control or guarantee the accuracy, relevance, timeliness or completeness of information contained on a linked website.

The Secret Service does not endorse the organizations sponsoring linked websites, and we do not endorse the views they express or the products/services they offer.

The Secret Service does not and cannot authorize the use of copyrighted materials contained in linked websites. Users must request such authorization from the sponsor of the linked website.

The NCFI is not responsible for transmissions users receive from linked websites.

The Secret Service does not guarantee that outside websites comply with the requirements of Section 508 (Accessibility Requirements) of the Rehabilitation Act.

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