Information Collected and Stored Automatically
The U.S. Senate collects aggregate data about visits to Senate Web sites, such as statistics that show which parts of each Web site were visited the most. The following information is also collected when you visit any U.S. Senate web site: the domain from which you access the Senate Web site, the date and time of your visit, the pages you visit, and the address of the Web site, if any, that provided the link from which you reached the Senate site. This information is gathered only for the purpose of enabling the Senate to improve the online service provided to visitors to Senate Web sites.
If You Send Me Personal Information
This Web site is set up not to collect any personal information about you when you visit the site unless you choose to provide that information to me. The site has an online form that you can use to contact me by sending an electronic mail message expressing your views or concerns. To send e-mail, the online form simply requires a return e-mail address. I ask that include your name, mailing address, and, if you wish, your home or work telephone numbers. I use this information provided by you to contact you about the matter that you expressed your views about.
My office tracks comments received through our Web site concerning legislation and government policy issues so that we will be fully informed about the views of constituents. From time to time, we come across a comment made by a constituent, or a situation described by a constituent, in an e-mail message (as well as postal mail, phone calls, and faxes) that I feel makes a point of such general interest that I would like to refer to it in a speech, or include it in the Congressional Record, or make use other use of it, either in connection with debate in the Senate or by sharing it with the relevant government agency. My staff makes every effort in such cases to contact the author first. If you intend your message to be confidential and would prefer that it not be used in such a way, please feel free to advise me of your preference in the message, so I can be sure to respect your wishes and see that your views are held entirely within my office.
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