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Thank you for visiting the Economic Development Administration's Website and reviewing our privacy policy. Our privacy policy is clear: We will collect no personal information about you when you visit our website unless you choose to provide that information to us.

Submitting voluntary information constitutes your consent to the use of the information for the stated purpose.

If you want to know more about the records that can be maintained on individuals under the Privacy Act click here.

March 27, 2008 - PRIVACY IMPACT ASSESSMENT (PIA) FOR THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE (DOC) ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ADMINISTRATION (EDA): If you want to know more about the Privacy Impact Assessment performed in accordance with the E-Government Act of 2002 click here.

For the protection of users of our Website, EDA has safeguards in place to identify and prevent unauthorized attempts to access or cause harm to information and systems.

Here is how we handle information about your visit to our website:

If you do nothing during your visit but browse through the website, read pages, or download information, we will gather and store no information about you or your visit automatically. We do not automatically collect and store any other information about you, your internet access, computer hardware or software or the information you reviewed or downloaded from our website. We do not track or record information about individuals and their visits. We do not enable cookies.

If you use our Webmaster communication facility to e-mail information or questions to us, we only obtain your e-mail address and any other information you may include in the communication. This information does not automatically identify you personally (unless you provide that information) and is only used in order to respond to you if your e-mail requires a reply. If there is no additional followup necessary, we do not retain any of this information about you.

If you send us an E-mail:

You may choose to send us personally identifying information such as an electronic mail message containing a request for information. We use the information you provide only to help us gather the information you request and to respond to your message. In an effort to respond to your request, any information you submit may be viewed by various people in a wide variety of government agencies depending on the nature of your request. In other limited circumstances, including requests from Congress or private individuals, we may be required by law to disclose information you submit.

Links to other sites:

Our Website contains links to various other federal agencies and private organizations. Once you link to another site, you are subject to the policies of the new site, including privacy policies.


Specific matters, such as amendments of regulations or changes to EDA programs, and subjects whereby the public is invited to comment will contain a notice of what the agency intends to do with data gathered.

Dispute Resolution:

If for some reason you believe this site has not adhered to these principles, please notify the U.S Department of Commerce, Office of the CIO by e-mail at If our web pages are not fully in compliance with our stated policies, they will be corrected.

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