UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY
DISCLAIMER AND LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
DISCLAIMER AND LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
This web site and the information it contains is provided as a public service by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the U.S. Coast Guard. This system is monitored to ensure proper operation, to verify the functioning of applicable security features, and for other like 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.
RESTRICTION OF LIABILITY
The DHS and U.S. Coast Guard make 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 DHS or the U.S. Coast Guard.
Information presented on this web site is considered public information and may be distributed or copied. However, all information submitted to DHS and the U.S. Coast Guard via this site shall be deemed and remain the property of DHS and the U.S. Coast Guard, except those submissions made under separate legal contract. DHS and the U.S. Coast Guard shall be free to use, for any purpose, any ideas, concepts, or techniques contained in information provided to DHS and the U.S. Coast Guard through this site.
We collect no personal information about you when you visit our website 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 website.
What We Collect and Store Automatically
If you do nothing during your visit but browse through the website, 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 website;
· 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 our website from another website, the address of that website.
· 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.
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. Except for authorized law enforcement investigations, we do not share our e-mail with any other outside organizations.
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