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Privacy Policy for CareerOneStop Web Sites

Thank you for visiting a CareerOneStop site, including mySkills myFuture, America’s Service Locator, and America's Career InfoNet. Our privacy policy is clear: we will collect no personal information about you when you visit our Web site unless you choose to provide that information to us, nor will we share that information with any other party except as discussed below.

There are five main sections of our privacy policy: Information Collected and Stored Automatically; Use of Cookies; Information Collected from e-mails; Security, Intrusion, and Detection Issues; and Links to Other Sites.

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.

Use of Cookies

CareerOneStop uses cookies to measure website activity.  Cookies are small amounts of information stored on your computer by your web browser software.  None of the information collected is personally identifiable. CareerOneStop, America’s Career InfoNet, America’s Service Locator and mySkillsmyFuture websites use both single session temporary cookies and multi-session persistent cookies for the purpose of website measurement.

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

Our Web site has links to other federal agencies and private organizations. When you link to another site, you are no longer on our site and are subject to the privacy policy of the new site.

Disclaimer

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.