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Privacy and Security Notice

February 28, 2013

The Department of Defense ESI (DoD ESI) website is provided as a public service by the Department of Defense Chief Information Officer.

Information presented on this service not identified as protected by copyright is considered public information and may be distributed or copied. Use of appropriate byline, photo, and image credits is requested.

For site management, information is collected for statistical purposes. This U.S. Government computer system uses software programs to create summary statistics, which are used for such purposes as assessing what information is of most and least interest, determining technical design specifications, and identifying system performance or problem areas.

For site security purposes and to ensure that this service remains available to all users, software programs are employed to monitor network traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information, or otherwise cause damage.

Except for authorized law enforcement investigations and national security purposes, no other attempts are made to identify individual users or their usage habits beyond DoD websites. Raw data logs are used for no other purposes and are scheduled for regular destruction in accordance with National Archives and Records Administration Guidelines.

Web measurement and customization technologies (WMCT) may be used on this site to remember your online interactions, to conduct measurement and analysis of usage, or to customize your experience. The Department of Defense does not use the information associated with WMCT to track individual user activity on the Internet outside of Defense Department websites, nor does it share the data obtained through such technologies, without your explicit consent, with other departments or agencies. The Department of Defense does not keep a database of information obtained from the use of WMCT. General instructions for how you may opt out of some of the most commonly used WMCT is available at http://www.usa.gov/optout_instructions.shtml.

Unauthorized attempts to upload information or change information on this site are strictly prohibited and may be punishable under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of 1987 and the National Information Infrastructure Protection Act (18 U.S.C. § 1030).

Cookie Disclaimer: The Department of Defense ESI website does not use persistent cookies, i.e., tokens that pass information back and forth from your machine to the server and remain after you close your browser.

The Department of Defense ESI website does use session cookies, i.e., tokens that remain active only until you close your browser, in order to (make the site easier for you to use). No database of information obtained from these cookies is kept, and when you close your browser, the cookie is deleted from your computer. The Department of Defense ESI website uses cookies in the following ways: To provide the ability to display relevant error messages and to maintain search criteria across search results pages.

You can choose not to accept these cookies and still use the site, but you may need to enter the same information repeatedly, and clicking on some images will not take you to the correct link. The help information in your browser software should provide you with instructions on how to disable cookies.

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