Privacy Policy


SIGIR maintains this Web site for the use of the public. The Privacy Policy applies to your use of this Web site only.

The Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction Web site is a service of the Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction.

Information presented on the Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction Web site is considered public information and may be distributed or copied. Use of appropriate byline/photo/image credits is requested.

For site management, information in the form of server log files is collected for statistical purposes. This government computer system uses software programs to create summary statistics, which are used for such purposes as assessing what information is of most and least interest, determining technical design specifications, and identifying system performance or problem areas.

No information is stored about individual users or their usage habits in "cookie" format.

Except for authorized law enforcement investigations, no other attempts are made to identify individual users or their usage habits.

For security purposes, and to ensure that this service remains available to all users, this government computer system employs software programs to monitor network traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information or to otherwise cause damage, including attempts to deny service to authorized users.

Attempts to upload or change information on this service without authorization or to download and copy with the intent to defraud are strictly prohibited and may be punishable under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of 1986 and the National Information Infrastructure Protection Act.

Cookie Disclaimer. SIGIR does not use persistent cookies, i.e., tokens that pass information back and forth from your machine to the server and remain after you close your browser. SIGIR uses session cookies, i.e., tokens that remain active only until you close your browser, in order to make the site easier for you to use. No database of information obtained from these cookies is kept and when you close your browser, the cookie is deleted from your computer. SIGIR uses cookies to maintain a relationship between the image and the correct link. You can choose not to accept these cookies and still use the site, but you may need to enter the same information repeatedly to take you to the correct pages in this site. The help information in your browser software should provide you with instructions on how to disable cookies.

Disclaimer for External Links

The appearance of hyperlinks within the information contained in this web site does not constitute endorsement (by the federal government, or the Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction) of linked web sites or the information, products or services contained therein. The Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction does not exercise any editorial control over the information you may find at linked locations. External links are provided consistent with the stated purpose of this Web site.