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Thank you for visiting the Ohmsett website.  Our privacy policy describes how we handle information we learn about you and your computer when you visit our website.

Ohmsett is maintained and operated by the U.S. Department of Interior's Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE).  As such, we follow the Privacy Policy guidelines of BSEE which can be found at www.bsee.gov.

Information Collected and Stored Automatically
When you visit ohmsett.bsee.gov to read or download information (such as brochures, the Ohmsett Gazette newsletter, fact sheets or scientific papers) we will automatically collect and store the following information about your visit:
▪  Information you voluntarily provide to us such as your name, address, phone number, email address and other
   contact information
▪  The IP address (a number that is automatically assigned to your computer when you re using the Internet)
   from which you access our site
▪  The type of browser and operating system used to access our site
▪  The date and time you access our site
▪  The Internet address of the website from which you linked directly to our site
▪  The country and state from which you access our site
▪  The pages you visit and the information you request
▪  Search terms used to get to our website from an external search engine and terms used on our site using our
   search engine

Like most web service providers, the information collected is part of a computer log file, and is only used internally for site management purposes.  This information helps us continually evaluate what information the public is looking for and helps us provide it more efficiently and to help us make our site more useful to visitors.
This information does not identify you personally. This information is primarily collected to create summery statistics.  We use the information we collect to measure the number of visitors to the different sections of our site.

Information Use
Ohmsett may use the information that we have collected for purposes included, but not limited to:
▪  Improving and customizing the content of our website
▪  Contacting those who visit our website about Ohmsett's services or upcoming events
▪  Responding to requests for services and/or information
▪  Contacting visitors for marketing purposes, including sending newsletters, event participation, training
   information, and available test dates
▪  For our research, recordkeeping, and reporting purposes
▪  Complying with the law and maintaining the security of our website

Information sharing
We do not share or rent your information with third parties.

Third-Party Links
Our website may provide links to third-party website's that we do not control and that maintain their own privacy policies.  You should review the privacy policy and terms of use of all third-party websites that you access.

If You Send Us Personal Information
You do not have to provide personal information to visit our website.  If you choose to provide personal information, such as by sending an email or submitting a form, we will use the information you provide to respond to you and add you to the marketing subscription categories you have requested.

Please do not send us sensitive information such as your credit card or social security numbers via email. It is possible that during transmission of your email this information may be intercepted by a third party.  We cannot guarantee its safety while in transit.

We use personally identifiable information (name, email address, state, country) to provide better service.  This may be to correct broken links that you have identified or to provide additional information you have requested.

Any information that we collect may be subject to disclosure, but will be handled in accordance with the requirements of the Privacy Act and the Freedom of Information Act to ensure the greatest protection of personal privacy.

Your Choices
If you do not wish to receive information about Ohmsett services, the Gazette newsletter, or upcoming events, you may opt-out of receiving promotional communications by sending an email request to jdelgado@ohmsett.com with UNSUBSCRIBE in the subject line.

We undertake reasonable administrative, technical, and physical measures to safeguard the confidentiality of your information from  unauthorized access or disclosure.

Child Privacy
Protecting the privacy of children visiting https://ohmsett.bsee.gov is paramount.  We adhere to the privacy policies stated below in dealing with children 13 years and younger and for all visitors to Ohmsett's website. (For more information see "Children's Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998" and the Department of Interior's Children's Privacy Policy).

Web Server Activity
Like most web servers on the Internet, Ohmsett's servers collect and store, within web access logs, all of the information that your web browser sends when it requests a web page, including:
▪  The name, domain, and numeric internet address (IP) of the host computer (typically a computer belonging
   to your Internet Service Provider and not your personal computer) from which you access the Internet
▪  The date and time you accessed our site
▪  The Internet address of the web page that you came from
▪  The page you requested from our site and the number of characters sent to your computer
▪  The information your web browser software sends as its so-called "User Agent," which identifies the
   browser software, probably indicates your computer's operating system, and if you are using a laptop,
   tablet, or mobile device

It is impossible to determine the actual identity of an individual user from this information. The logs are periodically summarize and analyzed to study site usage over time and to perform other studies to help us improve our site's organization, performance, and usefulness. Monthly extracts of the log files are archived and stored offline at our discretion for an indefinite period of time. Some statistical summaries derived from these data may be retained online or offline at our discretion for an indefinite period of time.

Website Security
For site security and to ensure this service remains available to all users, our computer system employs 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 other attempts are made to identify individual users or their usage habits.  Unauthorized attempts to upload information or change information on this site are strictly prohibited and may be punishable under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of 1986 and the National Information Infrastructure Protection Act.  We use virus protection measures on our computer systems and regularly update the software.  These are computer security measures that, in addition to maintaining our computer systems, also ensure that all files that we develop and/or post on our web servers are virus-free.  When you request a file for download from our site, it is possible, though unlikely, that the data may contract a virus and become corrupted before it reaches your computer.  Ohmsett is not responsible for files that may become corrupted as the data travels the Internet.

From time to time, we may update this Privacy Policy.  We encourage you to review this Privacy Policy regularly to stay informed.

If you have any questions or comments, please forward them to:
PO Box 150
Leonardo, NJ 07737