We do not collect or store personal, identifying information about you when you visit our site. The information we receive depends upon what you do when visiting our site.
If you visit our site to read or download information, we collect and store the following information:
- The name of the domain from which you access the Internet (for example, aol.com if you are connecting from a personal computer account).
- The date and time you access our site.
- The Internet address of the website from which you linked directly to our site.
- Commonly researched benefits, keywords searched and questionnaire responses.
The above information is used by software programs on our website to create summary statistics. We can then determine the number of visitors to the different sections of our site. We can also identify what information is of most and least interest, helping us make our site more useful to visitors.
If you identify yourself by sending an e-mail containing personal information:
You also may decide to send us personally-identifying information, for example your mailing address, in an electronic mail message requesting that information be mailed to you. Information collected in this manner is used solely for responding to requests for information or records. We may forward your e-mail to other Government employees who are better able to respond to you; however, GovBenefits will not share any of your personal information with any other organization or individual. Should you wish to file a request under FOIA, instructions are provided at: http://www.dol.gov/dol/foia/main.htm.
Finally, the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended (5 U.S.C. 552a), requires us to notify you that the Privacy Act protects the information you are providing to us. The Privacy Act also requires we notify you that, in rare instances, we may have to disclose this registration information to the Department of Justice or a court in connection with Federal litigation.
If you link to other sites:
Cookie Use Notice
Cookies are small pieces of temporary data that are exchanged between a website and a user's computer which enable a "session", or "dialog", to be established between the two machines. With the session established, we are able to tailor responses (i.e., identify and provide you with the information you want) and help you traverse our web pages in the most efficient and effective manner possible. The session ends when we do not receive further requests from your computer or you simply exit your browser.
For security purposes and to ensure that this service remains available to all users, our website also employs software programs to 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 of 1986 and the National Information Infrastructure Protection Act of 1996.