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TSA Privacy Policy

We collect no personal information about you when you visit our Web site unless you choose to provide this information to us. However, we collect and store certain information automatically. Here is how we handle information about your visit to our Web site.

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What We Collect and Store Automatically

If you do nothing during your visit but browse through the Web site, read pages, or download information, we will gather and store certain information about your visit automatically. This information does not identify you personally. We automatically collect and store only the following information about your visit:

  1. The Internet domain (for example, '' if you use a private Internet access account or “ 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 Web site;
  2. The type of browser and operating system used to access our site;
  3. The date and time you access our site;
  4. The pages you visit;
  5. If you linked to our Web site from another Web site, the address of that Web site.

We use the information we collect to count the number and type of visitors to the different pages on our site, and to help us make our site more useful to visitors like you.

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These pages use session cookies or their equivalent to temporarily store information about your visit and to track transactions while you are online. Session cookies expire automatically as soon as you close your web browser.  The information is discarded and non-retrievable. Persistent cookies – sometimes used to track user activity over multiple sessions and/or web sites – are not used on this site.

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If You Send Us E-mail

You may choose to provide us with personal information, as in e-mail with a comment or question. We use the information to improve our service to you or to respond to your request. Sometimes we forward your e-mail to other government employees who may be better able to help you.

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Links to Other Sites

Our Web site has many links to our partners, especially other federal agencies. In a few cases we link to private organizations. When you link to another site, you are no longer on our site and are subject to the privacy policy of the new site.

TSA does not endorse, support or otherwise promote any private or commercial entity that may be reached through links on our Web site.

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Disclaimer and Liability Notice

This Web site and the information it contains are provided as a public service by the U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA). This system is monitored to ensure proper operation, to verify the functioning of applicable security features, and for comparable purposes. Anyone using this system expressly consents to such monitoring. Unauthorized attempts to modify any information stored on this system, to defeat or circumvent security features, or to utilize this system for other than its intended purposes are prohibited and may result in criminal prosecution.

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Restriction of Liability

The TSA makes no claims, promises or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness, or adequacy of the contents of this Web site and expressly disclaims liability for errors and omissions in the contents of this Web site. No warranty of any kind, implied, expressed or statutory, including but not limited to the warranties of non-infringement of third party rights, title, merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose and freedom from computer virus, is given with respect to the contents of this Web site or its hyperlinks to other Internet resources. Reference in this Web site to any specific commercial products, processes, or services, or the use of any trade, firm or corporation name is for the information and convenience of the public, and does not constitute endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by TSA.

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Information presented on this Web site is considered public information and may be distributed or copied. TSA shall have the unlimited right to use for any purpose, free of any change, all information submitted to TSA via this site except those submissions made under separate legal contract. TSA shall be free to use, for any purpose, any ideas, concepts, or techniques contained in information provided to TSA through this site.

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