When a user browses or downloads information during a visit to PSOPPC website, information will be collected and stored. This information is the standard data collected by all Web server software. The collected information includes:
The individual user navigation choices are not tracked. However, the information listed above is summarized to determine:
When a website is visited, a user's Web servers generate pieces of information known as cookies. Some cookies collect personal information to recognize the user's computer in the future. This is not the case with the PSOPPC website. Only non-persistent cookies or "per-session cookies" are used. These cookies do not collect personal information and are erased as soon as user leaves the website.
Per-session cookies serve technical purposes, like providing seamless navigation through the PSOPPC website. These cookies do not permanently record data and are not stored on the hard drive of the user's computer. Per-session cookies are stored in memory and are only available during an active browser session. Again, once the user closes the browser, temporary cookie files will be deleted.
Personal information is not collected on this site for any purpose other than to respond to users. When users choose to provide with personal information (i.e. filling out a Contact Us form, with an email address, and submitting it through the Web that information will be used to respond to messages, and requests for assistance.
The PSOPPC website contains several layers of security. Any data that comes or leaves the computer through the PSOPPC website is protected by Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) using Advanced Encryption Standard (AES). Encryption is the process of scrambling the contents of a file to render it unreadable. This double encryption follows the data from the user's computer to the application server to the database where it is stored in its protected state. The data remains on the PSOPPC database until it is accessed by its intended recipient, at which time it is automatically decrypted or unscrambled. Systems of records electronically submitted information is maintained and destroyed according to the principles of the Federal Records Act and regulations and guidance from the National Archives and Records Administration. In some cases this data may be subject to the Privacy Act. If information submitted by a user is intended to be used in a Privacy Act system or records, a Privacy Act Notice will be provided.
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