Information collected and stored 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:
- The Internet domain (for example, "xcompany.com" if you use a private Internet access account, or "yourschool.edu" if you connect from a university's domain) and IP address (an IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer whenever you are surfing the Web) from which you access our website;
- The type of browser and operating system used to access our site;
- The date and time you access our site;
- The pages you visit; and
- If you linked to the GSA OIG website from another website, the address of that website.
We use this information to help us make our site more useful to visitors -- to learn about the number of visitors to our site and the types of technology our visitors use. We do not track or record information about individuals and their visits.
Information collected from emails and web forms
If you send us electronic mail or fill out a form that emails us information, you are providing personal information (for example, your name, address, phone number, or e-mail address). We will use this information to respond to your request. We also may forward your email to appropriate OIG staff or other Government employees for further consideration and response if appropriate.
For data security purposes, we employ software programs that analyze and monitor network traffic and identify and prevent unauthorized attempts to access or cause harm to any information you provide or the system we use to store and maintain that information.
Links to other sites
The documents posted on this Website may contain hypertext links to information created and maintained by other public and private organizations. These links are provided for your convenience. The Office of Inspector General does not control or guarantee the accuracy, timeliness, or completeness of any linked information from another site.
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