1. Overview
  2. Security and Privacy Safeguards
  3. Information Collected and Stored automatically
  4. Privacy Act Information
  5. Legal Authority
  1. OVERVIEW (8/01)

    This site is provided for the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee by the United States Mint as part of its administrative support required at 31 U.S.C. §5135(e). We welcome you to view the full United States Mint Privacy Policy.


    This is an official United States Government System, which may be used only for authorized purposes. For site security purposes and to ensure that this service remains available to all users, we employ software that can monitor network traffic and identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information, or otherwise cause damage. Use of this system constitutes consent to such monitoring and auditing. Uploading or changing information, or attempting to upload 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. Except for authorized law enforcement investigations, this monitoring and auditing is not used to identify individual users or their usage habits.

    If you choose to transmit or receive personal information electronically (such as by e-mail), you should be aware that we cannot guarantee confidentiality across the Internet. Many browsers support Secure Sockets Layer (SSL), a communications protocol which encrypts data transferred between your browser and a web server. As a government agency, the United States Mint is committed to the security of its information systems.

    The United States Mint maintains a robust information security program. Mint information systems are safeguarded by an interlocking matrix of technical, operational and management controls designed to prevent any compromise of information confidentiality, integrity or availability. The United States Mint reviews and tests these security controls as part of an ongoing process, to ensure that personally-identifiable information about the public is protected as it is being processed, when it is transmitted and while it is being stored on any Mint information technology system. Customer data is stored in electronic databases in physically secured facilities, with restricted access that is further controlled by user authentication protocols.


    The United States Mint uses software to create summary site statistics. If you do not provide personally-identifying information (such as by sending e-mail or completing an online form) and visit our site solely to read or download information, we collect and store only the following:

    • the name of the domain from which you access the Internet;
    • the type and version of the browser you are using to access our site;
    • the date and time you access our site; and
    • the Internet address of the web site from which you linked directly to our site.

    If you have a cable modem, DSL or other always-on connections, please discuss with your service provider to see if this may be different for you. We store and use these statistics to manage and improve our Web site and the services we offer, but we do not use them to identify you or your usage habits except in authorized law enforcement investigations.


    The Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C. § 552a) is a law that addresses the way federal agencies maintain records about individuals. The law strives to balance the government's need to maintain these records with the individual's right to be protected from unwarranted invasions of personal privacy.

    Please contact the United States Mint Disclosure Officer, Kathleen Saunders-Mitchell, at (202) 772-7322, kmitchell@usmint.treas.gov, for information on the process by which you can be notified if a United States Mint Privacy Act system of records contains a record pertaining to you, and for information concerning the process by which you can gain access to such a record pertaining to you, and amend or contest its content.

    Any changes to the United States Mint's Routine Uses of personal information are also to be published in the Federal Register. Users of our recruiting site should also read the U.S. Office of Personnel Management disclosures as published by OPM in the Federal Register from time to time.

  5. LEGAL AUTHORITY (10/00)

    Our authority to ask for personal information in connection with purchases and requests for newsletters and other numismatic-related communications and documents, and for correspondence, comes from 31 U.S.C. §§ 5111, 5112, 5131, 5132 & 5136; 31 C.F.R. Part 92; and other Acts of Congress authorizing the sale of commemorative coins and medals. Authority for the information requested by our recruiting site comes from 5 U.S.C. §§ 301, 1104, 1302, 3301, 3304, 3361, 3393 & 3394, and Executive Order 9397. Authority for the United States Mint to provide administrative support to the CCAC to carry out the responsibilities of the advisory committee comes from 31 U.S.C. §§5135.