Center for Problem-Oriented Policing

Privacy And Security Notice

Thank you for visiting the POP Center Web site and reviewing our privacy and security notice. We remind you that if you link to a site outside of the POP Center Web site, you are subject to the policies of the new site.

Privacy

Here is how we handle information about your visit to our Web site:

A. Information Collected and Stored Automatically

If you visit our site to read or download information, we collect and store the following information about your visit:

This information is collected for statistical analysis and technical improvements to the site. This web site uses software programs to create summary statistics, which may be 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.

B. If You Send Us Personal Information

If you choose to provide us with personal information, such as by sending an e-mail or by filling out a form and submitting it through our Web site, we will use that information to respond to your message or to fulfill the stated purpose of the communication. Remember that e-mail is not necessarily secure against interception.

We may share the information you give us with our sponsors, the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office). In other limited circumstances, such as responses to requests from Congress and private individuals, we may be required by law to disclose information you submit. Before you submit personal information, such as on an online form, you may be given more specific guidance as to how your personal information may be used.

Electronically submitted information is maintained and destroyed according to the principles of the Federal Records Act and the regulations and records schedules of the National Archives and Records Administration, and in some cases may be covered by the Privacy Act and subject to the Freedom of Information Act.

C. Cookies

"Cookies" are small bits of text that are either used for the duration of a session ("session cookies"), or saved on a user's hard drive in order to identify that user, or information about that user, the next time the user logs on to a Web site ("persistent cookies"). Our Web site and its component sites do not use persistent cookies. One or more of our component sites may use session cookies to provide streamlined navigation. These session cookies are deleted from the component's server soon after your session ends and are not collected or saved.

Security

For site security purposes and to ensure that this service remains available to all users, our Internet Service Provider, DataPipe, employs software programs to monitor network traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information, or otherwise cause damage. Anyone using this system expressly consents to such monitoring and is advised that if such monitoring reveals evidence of possible abuse or criminal activity, such evidence may be provided to appropriate law enforcement officials. Unauthorized attempts to upload or change information on this server are strictly prohibited and may be punishable by law, including the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of 1986 and the National Information Infrastructure Protection Act of 1996.