https://www.guardfamily.org is provided as a public service by the NGB Family Program Office. Information presented on the Web site is considered public information and may be distributed or copied unless otherwise specified. Use of appropriate byline/photo/image credits is requested.
Here is how we handle information about your visit to our Web site:
Information Collected and Stored 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:
- The Internet domain (for example, “xcompany.com” if you use a private Internet access account, or “yourschool.edu” 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;
- The type of browser and operating system used to access our site;
- The date and time you access our site;
- The pages you visit; and
- If you linked to the NGB Family Program Web site from another Web site, the address of that Web site would be tracked.
We use this information to help us make our site more useful to visitors – to learn about the number of visitors to our site and the types of technology our visitors use. We do not track or record information about individuals and their visits.
If You Send Us Personal Information
If you choose to provide us with personal information – as in an e-mail to our program managers or the Webmaster, or by filling out a form with your personal information and submitting it to us through our Web site – we use that information to respond to your message and to help us get you the information you have requested.
We do not collect personal information for any purpose other than to respond to you. Moreover, we do not provide or give it to any private organization. NGB Family Program Office does not collect information for commercial marketing.
A cookie is information which may be placed in a file on your computer by our Web site to improve your internet experience at guardfamily.org. We do not set cookies without your knowledge, and we do not set cookies including personal information. Any cookie we set can only be accessed within our domain. We do not allow sharing of cookies elsewhere within our domain, or with any outside (commercial or otherwise) domain.
We at NGB Family Program Office are especially concerned about protecting our youth’s privacy. Our Youth Site: http://www.guardfamilyyouth.org adheres to the these same security and privacy policies.
Security Intrusion and Protection
For security purposes, and to ensure that this service remains available to all users, this government computer system employs software programs to monitor network traffic, to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information, to cause damage, or to deny service to authorized users. 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.
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