We are committed to protecting your privacy and securing the personal information made available to us when you visit uscurrency.gov.
We collect no personally identifiable information when you visit uscurrency.gov unless you specifically and knowingly provide that information to us. Personally identifiable information includes your name, e-mail, mailing address, phone number, or other information that identifies you personally.
Information Collected and Stored Automatically
We collect and store certain information automatically that doesn’t identify you personally when you browse through the website, read pages, or download information. We automatically collect and store the following information about your visit: the name of the domain from which you access the Internet; the date and time you access our site; the pages you visit within our site; and the Internet address of the site from which you linked directly to our site. We collect this information to measure the number of visitors to the different sections of our site, and to help us make our site more useful to visitors. This information helps us create summary statistics, which we use for such purposes as assessing what information is of most and least interest, determining technical design specifications, and identifying system performance or problem areas. We may be required to identify individual users or their usage habits as part of authorized law enforcement investigations. The Government also may monitor and audit usage of this website as more fully explained below under “Security Notification.”
Online Transactions and Mailing Lists
We don't require you to provide any personal information to access our website or to use most of our services. However, if you order educational materials we request personal information such as your name and shipping addresses, telephone number, and e-mail address. We retain and use this information to process and verify your order. Disclosure of the information we request is voluntary, but if you don't provide the information, you will be unable to order materials or join our email list.
You may also add your contact information to our email list, either by indicating that you want to be on the email list when you order materials or by submitting a separate form requesting inclusion on our email list. We retain and use email list information only to send you these emails. You may email us at any time to remove your name from the email list or to change and update your personal information.
To ensure the security and confidentiality of personally identifiable information, we use security software to prevent unauthorized access, and conduct periodic tests of security safeguards.
We do not rent, give, sell, or transfer personal information to third parties, unless required by law.
Your comments, questions, and suggestions are important to us. You may contact us electronically by completing the online request form on our Contact Us web page. Before contacting us, there are a few things you should know.
- You are not required to provide your name or any other personally identifiable information in order to contact us. However, if you want us to respond to a question or other inquiry you will need to provide sufficient information for us to contact you.
- We may forward your correspondence, including any personally identifiable information you choose to send, to other government employees or government contractors to process your request or research and answer your questions. We may also share this information with other government employees or government contractors for purposes of statistical analysis and may track e-mails for purposes of improving our response times and identifying message turn-around times. If you choose to transmit or receive personally identifiable information through uscurrency.gov or by email, you should be aware that we cannot guarantee the confidentiality of that information.
This website may offer educational content to children under 13, but we make no attempt to collect personally identifiable information online from them. If a child voluntarily initiates a request for information or services through our Contact Us web page, the information collected will be used solely for the purpose of responding to the request. We take children's privacy very seriously, and encourage parents to contact us with any questions or concerns they may have.
When you access our site you are entering an Official United States Government System, which may be used only for authorized purposes. The Government may monitor and audit usage of this system, and all persons are hereby notified that use of this system constitutes consent to such monitoring and auditing. For Site Security purposes and to ensure that this service remains available to all users, we employ software programs to monitor network traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information, or otherwise cause damage. 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.
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