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Privacy Policy

You are visiting the Department of Commerce Office of Inspector General web site. This privacy policy explains how we handle information we learn about you from your visit to our site. For information about the privacy policy of the main Department of Commerce web site, please see the Commerce Privacy Policy.

This web site in not associated with a Privacy Act System of Records. The following information is automatically collected about your visit to our web site the:

  • name of the Internet domain from which you access our site (such as doc.gov)
  • date and time you access our site
  • Internet address of the web site from which you linked directly to our site
  • Site Management

    We use the above information to create summary statistics, in order to determine how many visitors go to different areas of the site, what information is of most or least interest, and to identify system performance problems. We keep this site management information for one year; we do not share this information outside of OIG, and we do not enable cookies.

    Persistent Cookies

    OIG does not use "persistent cookies" or tracking technology to track personally identifiable information about visitors to its web sites.

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

    Site Security

    For security and to ensure that this service remains available to all users, we monitor network traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information or otherwise cause damage. 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 and other applicable law. For the protection of users of our web site, we have safeguards in place to identify and prevent unauthorized attempts to access or cause harm to information and systems.


    We collect no personally identifiable information about you when you visit our site unless you choose to provide that information to us. If, when you send an e-mail to our web managers, you choose to provide personal information, we use this personal information only to respond to your message. After the web manager responds to your message, your e-mail is deleted. Please keep in mind that if you e-mail us, your e-mail address and any other information that your e-mail header contains, such as your name or organization, will be revealed to us in the e-mail. Your e-mail address will not be sold.

    Privacy Act Rights

    Information on your rights under the Privacy Act can be found at FOIA. or at Privacy Act

    For More Information

    If you have questions or comments about this statement, please contact the Office of Inspector General at oigweb@oig.doc.gov.

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