US-CERT Web Site Policies
We do collect some technical information when you visit to make your visit seamless. The section below explains how we handle and collect technical information when you visit our web site.
Information Collected and Stored AutomaticallyWhen you browse, read pages, or download information on this web site, we automatically gather and store certain technical information about your visit. This information never identifies who you are. The information we collect and store about your visit is listed below:
This information is only used to help us make the site more useful for you. With this data we learn about the number of visitors to our site and the types of technology and information our visitors use. We never track or record information about individuals and their visits.
If You Send Us Personal InformationIf you choose to join the mailing list for one of our information products by submitting your email address, or choose to provide us with personal information - like filling out a Contact Us form with personal information and submitting it to us through the web site, we use that information to send you the information product(s) you requested, or to respond to your message and to help us get you the information you have requested.
We only share the information you give us with another government agency if your inquiry relates to that agency, or as otherwise required by law. We do not create individual profiles or give your information to private sector organizations for marketing or other purposes. US-CERT does not collect information for commercial marketing.
Links to Other SitesThis US-CERT web site links to other web sites created and maintained by other public and/or private organizations. This web site provides these links as a service to our users. When users link to an outside web site, they are leaving this web site and are subject to the privacy and security policies of the owners/sponsors of the outside web site(s).
Prohibitions The US-CERT web site will not link to any web site that exhibits hate, bias, or discrimination. Furthermore, we reserve the right to deny or remove any link that contains misleading information or unsubstantiated claims, or is determined to be in conflict with the Department of Homeland Security's mission or policies.[top]
Permission to Link
You may link to the US-CERT web site by using "US-CERT" as a text hyperlink. If you wish to use an image of the US-CERT word mark, send email to firstname.lastname@example.org and include the URL of the web site where you plan to place the link.
You are permitted to reproduce and distribute documents on this web site in whole or in part, without changing the text you use, provided that you include the copyright statement or "produced by" statement and use the document for noncommercial or internal purposes. For commercial use or translations, send your email request to email@example.com.