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Privacy Policy

We collect no personal information about you when you visit our website unless you choose to provide this information to us. Here is how we handle information about your visit to our website.

What We Collect and Store Automatically

If you do nothing during your visit but browse through the website, read pages, or download information, we will gather and store certain information about your visit automatically. This information does not identify you personally. We automatically collect and store only the following information about your visit:

  1. The IP address (an IP address is a number that is assigned to each computer connected to the Internet) from which you access our website;
  2. The type of browser and operating system used to access our site;
  3. The date and time you access our site;
  4. The pages you visit; and
  5. If you linked to our website from another website, the address of that website

We use the information we collect to count the number and type of visitors to the different pages on our site, to help us make our site more useful to visitors like you, to determine technical design specifications, and to identify system performance or problem areas.

To protect your privacy, this site does not use persistent "cookies."

If You Send Us E-mail or Submit a Form

You may choose to provide us with personal information, as in e-mail with a comment or question or by filling out a feedback form and submitting it to us through the website. We use the information to improve our service to you or to respond to your request.

Sometimes we forward your e-mail to other government employees or partner organizations who may be better able to respond to your request. We do not share our e-mail with any other outside organizations, except for authorized law enforcement investigations or as otherwise required by law. Moreover, we do not create individual profiles with the information you provide or give it to any private organizations. We do not collect information for commercial marketing.

Links to Other Sites

Our website has links to many websites created and maintained by other public and/or private organizations. We provide these links as a service to our users. When users link to an outside website, they are leaving the Forests and Rangelands website and are subject to the privacy and security policies of the owners/sponsors of the outside website(s).

Site Security

For site security purposes and to ensure that this service remains available to all users, this computer system employs commercial 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. Raw data logs are used for no other purposes.

Unauthorized attempts to upload information 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.

Last modified: Monday March 17 2014