Information Collected and Stored Automatically
While you browse through our website, read pages, or download information, we gather and store certain information about your visit automatically. This information does not identify you personally. We automatically collect and store the following information about visits made to our website:
- The IP address (an IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer whenever you are surfing the Web) from which our website is accessed;
- The type of browser and operating system used to access our site
- The date and time our site is accessed
- The pages visited
- If a CareerOneStop website is visited from another website, the address of that website
We aggregate this information and use it to help us make our site more useful to visitors -- to learn about the number of visitors to our site, to determine those portions of our site which are of greatest interest to our users, and to learn about the types of technology our visitors use.
Single session cookies are temporarily stored on your computer and are deleted as soon as you close your web browser. Multi-session cookies are used for the purpose of web measurement, and to improve your online experience by remembering your online interactions and preferences across multiple sessions, and identify if you are a returning user. None of the information stored in either single session or multi-session cookies used by CareerOneStop contain any personally identifiable information. Information collected for web measurement is stored and maintained indefinitely for the purpose of historical web measurement and tracking.
If you prefer not to have non-personally identifiable persistent multi-session cookies stored on your computer you can opt out. Doing so will not affect your use of our site, nor restrict your access to any site content or resources. Click here to opt-out of multi-session usage tracking.
Or, you can remove or block the use of multi-session web measurement technologies by changing the settings of your browser as described at USA.gov’s web measurement and customization opt-out web page.
Information Collected from e-mails
All e-mail information provided to America’s Career InfoNet, and America’s Service Locator (as a part of a mailing list or as feedback to our Service Center) is only used for the provided purpose. We do not share our e-mail with any other organizations, unless we are required to as part of a law enforcement investigation.
Security, Intrusion, and Detection Issues
For site security purposes and to ensure that this service remains available to all users, this government computer system employs software programs that 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. 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.
Links to Other Sites
These Web sites were created to support public access to career and occupational information. The information was created and is maintained by other public and private organizations and is the responsibility of these organizations. The accuracy of the information for individual occupations is subject to error because of the many factors that affect the economy over time. While occupational projections and related job outlook information can provide valuable inputs to the career decision-making process, they should not be the sole basis of a career choice.
Further, the inclusion of links to particular items or sites is not intended to reflect their importance, nor is it intended to endorse any views expressed or products or services offered by the author of the reference or the organization operating the server on which the reference is maintained.