This information is primarily collected for statistical analysis.
This government computer system uses software programs to create summary
statistics, which are 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. In certain circumstances,
however, we may take additional steps to identify you based on this
information and we may share this information, including your identity,
with other government agencies.
Information Collected from E-Mail
If you identify yourself by sending an E-mail containing personal
You may volunteer to provide us personally-identifying information,
for example your mailing address, in an electronic mail message. Before
you do so, you should know that the material you submit may be seen
by various people. We may enter the information into a database and
we may share it with other government agencies. Also, e-mail is not
necessarily secure against interception. If your communication is
very sensitive or includes personal information, you may want to send
it in by postal mail instead. Information collected in this manner
may be used for responding to requests for information as well as
other authorized purposes.
Security, Intrusion, and Detection
For site security purposes, and to ensure that this service remains
available to all users, all network traffic is monitored in order
to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information,
or otherwise cause damage or conduct criminal activity. To protect
the system from unauthorized use and to ensure that the system is
functioning properly, individuals using this computer system are subject
to having all of their activities monitored and recorded by personnel
authorized to do so by the FBI (and such monitoring and recording
will be conducted). Anyone using this system expressly consents to
such monitoring and is advised that if such monitoring reveals evidence
of possible abuse or criminal activity, system personnel may provide
the results of such monitoring to appropriate officials. Unauthorized
attempts to upload or change information, or otherwise cause damage
to this service, are strictly prohibited and may be punishable under
applicable federal law.
Disclaimer for Hypertext Links
Neither the FBI nor its contributors are responsible for the content
of any off-site pages that are referenced by or that reference to
the FBI's Home Page. The user specifically acknowledges that neither
the FBI nor its contributors are responsible for any defamatory, offensive,
misleading or illegal conduct of other users, links, or third parties
and that the risk of injury from the foregoing rests entirely with
Links from the FBI Home Page on the World Wide Web to other sites,
or from other sites to the FBI Home Page, do not constitute an endorsement
by the FBI. These links are for convenience only. It is the responsibility
of the user to evaluate the content and usefulness of information
obtained from other sites.
Disclaimer for FBI Information
All information provided by the FBI on this Home Page is made available
to provide immediate access for the convenience of interested persons.
While the FBI believes the information to be reliable, human or mechanical
error remains a possibility. Therefore, the FBI does not guarantee
the accuracy, completeness, timeliness, or correct sequencing of the
information. Neither the FBI, nor any of the sources of the information,
shall be responsible for any error or omission, or for the use of,
or the results obtained from the use of, this information.
Disclaimer of Endorsement
Reference herein to any specific commercial products, processes,
or services by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, or otherwise,
does not constitute or imply its endorsement, recommendation, or favoring
by the United States Government.