While visiting IAF.gov, we will not collect any personal information unless you choose to provide it. If you choose to provide this information, it will be used for the express purpose for which it was intended, such as responding to a general inquiry. We remind you that if you visit a link outside of IAF.gov you are subject to the privacy policies of that site.
Information Collected and Stored Automatically
IAF.gov automatically collects some technical information when you visit the site in order to give you the best possible experience. IAF.gov uses web measurement technology (Google Analytics) to automatically track how visitors interact with IAF.gov including where they came from, what they did on the site and whether they completed any pre-determined tasks while on the site. This type of usage is classified by the Office of Management and Budget as Tier 2, since it is a multi-session web measurement. Aggregate data is used to help IAF improve our user interface and diversify our content offerings to meet the needs of our visitors, track operational problems, prevent fraud and improve the effectiveness, security and integrity of the site. This information does not identify you personally. For each page that you visit, we collect and store only the following technical information:
- Date and time of access
- URL address of the pages visited
- Internet domain and IP address from which our website was accessed
- Type of browser and operating system used to access our site (if provided by the browser)
- URL address of the referring page (if provided by the browser)
- Completion or success status of the request for a web page or other on-line item
- File size of the webpage visited
This information is only used to help us make the site more useful by tracking the number of visitors and the types of technology they use. We never track or record information about individuals and their visits and we do not share this data with anyone outside the IAF, unless necessary for law enforcement purposes.
IAF.gov uses persistent cookies to enable Google Analytics to differentiate between new and returning visitors for statistical purposes and to prevent visitors from receiving multiple invitations to sign up for our mailing list. Persistent cookies remain on your computer until they expire.
The IAF may utilize third party services to enhance its distribution of data and information (e.g., videos) through links on the IAF.gov. A persistent cookie may be set by such a third party provider when you click on the provider’s link in order to access data (e.g., play a video).
By default, persistent cookies and web measurement technologies are automatically used when you visit IAF.gov. Nevertheless, if you decide to disable or remove cookies from your browser, you will continue to have access to all information and resources on IAF.gov. To learn more about how to disable cookies please visit usa.gov/optout_instructions.html
Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA)
The E-Government Act requires agencies to conduct privacy impact assessments for collections of information through electronic information systems or otherwise and make them publicly available.
IAF.gov complies with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (COPPA) and its accompanying regulations protect the privacy of children using the Internet. IAF.gov does not knowingly contact children under 13 or collects their personal information. IAF.gov is not intended to solicit information of any kind from children under 13.
It is possible that by fraud or deception we may receive information pertaining to children under 13. If we are notified of this, as soon as we verify the information, we will immediately obtain parental consent or otherwise delete the information from our servers. If you want to notify us of our receipt of information by children under 13, please do so by sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For site security purposes and to ensure that this service remains available to all users, this government computer system employs commercial software programs to monitor network traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information, or otherwise cause damage.
Except for authorized law enforcement investigations, no attempts are made to identify individual users and their usage habits. Raw data logs are used for no other purposes and are scheduled for regular destruction in accordance with National Archives and Records Administration General Schedule 20.
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.
Social Media and Third Party Websites
The IAF uses social media and other websites to interact with the public. Social media websites are used to publicize programs and services and engage with members of the public. The IAF does not use third party websites to solicit and collect personal information from individuals. Any personal information collected by a third party website will not be transmitted to IAF unless required for law enforcement purposes or as otherwise permitted by law. IAF’s privacy and other web policies do not apply to these third party sites and we encourage you to read the policies of the third party site when deciding whether to use it. Official IAF social media sites are listed below:
Links to Other Sites