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The information content and design/organization of the web site launched in 1995.

Some bureaus/offices maintain servers separately from the site maintained by CA/EX/CST. However, CA/EX/CST coordinates release of information on those servers to ensure that it is linked appropriately with the site. You may contact CST at:

Links to External Web Sites
Links to web sites outside the U.S. Federal Government or the use of trade, firm, or corporation names within the State Department web sites are for the convenience of the user. Such use does not constitute an official endorsement or approval by the U.S. State Department of any private sector web site, product, or service. In order to comply with OMB Policy 3: Establish and Enforce Agency wide Linking Policies, the exit icon Clicking on this link will take you to an external website. is positioned to the right of links that will take users to external web sites

Computer Fraud and Abuse Act
Unauthorized attempts to upload information and/or change information on these web sites are strictly prohibited and are subject to prosecution under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of 1986 and Title 18 USC Sec.1001 and 1030.

Disclaimer of Liability
Every effort is made to provide accurate and complete information. However, with the thousands of documents available, often uploaded within short deadlines, we cannot guarantee that there will be no errors. With respect to documents and information on the current and archive State Department web sites, neither the U.S. Government, the U.S. Department of State, nor their employees and contractors make any warranty, expressed or implied, including the warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose with respect to documents available from State Department web sites. Additionally, the U.S. Government, and the U.S. State Department assume no legal liability for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information, product, or process disclosed herein and do not represent that use of such information, product, or process would not infringe on privately owned rights.

Please read the State Department's guidelines pursuant to the Data Quality Information Act before submitting inquiries under this Act.

If you would like verification or a hard copy of information released on State Department web sites or if you have any questions or comments about the information presented here, please contact the public information staff in the Bureau of Public Affairs. 

Public Communication Division, PA/PL
U.S. Department of State
Washington, D.C. 20520
Also see http://contact-us.state.gov/

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