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The material available for purchase from the U.S. Government Bookstore web site is produced by the three branches of the Federal Government and trade names, trademarks, agency seals, logos, and other symbols or insignia should be accepted as official Federal Government content and are often protected by their agency regulations. An end user will need to request permission to use these symbols. Most content produced by the Federal Government is in the public domain. If specific content has any copyrighted material within its content, it shall be noted within the document and applicable Federal laws apply. Citation to the appropriate source of the originating information is appreciated, as appropriate for public domain content.
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Security: Site security is the concept of monitoring network traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information on GPO's servers. In the case that suspicious activity of this sort arises, a user's personal information may be tracked to identify a possible threat. This is the only reason that GPO will ever collect personal information and/or monitor user activity without asking permission or giving prior notice.
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Accessibility / Section 508 Compliance
In 1998, President Clinton signed the Workforce Investment Act into law. This Act amended Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 to include accessibility requirements for electronic and information technology. Section 508 now requires that electronic and information technology used by the Federal Government, including their Web sites, be made as accessible for people with disabilities as it is for people without disabilities. The U.S. Access Board has outlined specific accessibility standards for implementing Section 508, especially as it applies to Web pages.
The U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO) has always had a commitment to accessibility. In the past, we have taken time to ensure that GPO’s web sites complied with provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and other accessibility concerns, whenever feasible.
Currently, GPO is working to ensure that existing web pages are Section 508-compliant, and that future pages will be created specifically with these accessibility standards in mind.
Feel free to contact us for any reason, especially if you encounter barriers to accessibility on any of our Web pages. With your help, we can work together to ensure that all GPO public web sites remain as accessible as possible. Please direct questions, comments, or recommendations regarding the accessibility of this web site tothe GPO Contact Center.
More information about Section 508 can be found on: http://www.section508.gov.
As a Government agency, the U.S. Government Printing Office is committed to the security of its information systems.
Web site security is the concept of monitoring network traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information on GPO's servers.
As this is an official United States Government System, it 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. Except for authorized law enforcement investigations, this monitoring and auditing is not used to identify individual users or their usage habits.
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.
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. The U.S. Government Bookstore web site offers SSL encryption for credit card purchases from our online bookstore.
You may also purchase our products by telephone through our GPO Customer Contact Center, 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. EST, Monday through Friday (except Federal Holidays), by calling:
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