Privacy

The afterdeployment web application is designed to provide support to Military Service Members and their Families. Please be advised of the following Privacy Policy information as required by law.

1.  The information presented on afterdeployment is considered public information and may be distributed or copied unless otherwise specified. Use of appropriate byline/photo/image credits is requested.

2.  Privacy Act Statement
We do not create individual profiles or collect personally identifiable information. We do not collect information for commercial marketing.

3.  We recommend that you NOT include any Personally Identifiable Information (PI), when creating the site USERID and PASSWORD for access. Personally identifiable information is defined as any information about an individual that can be used to distinguish or trace an individual's identity, such as name, Social Security number, date and place of birth, mother's maiden name, and any other personal information (children's names, schools, etc.) that is linked or linkable to an individual.

4.  The Children's Online Privacy Protection Rule
Parents or guardians, because this site does not collect personally identifiable information to ensure the safety of children as required by law, please adhere to the following safety tips. If you authorize your children to access afterdeployment please do not allow them to use their full name, home address, email address, telephone number or any other information that would allow someone to identify or contact the child to create a USERID or PASSWORD.

5.  We recommend that you NOT include any other personal information, especially Social Security numbers, either in comments, feedback or contact requests. The Social Security Administration offers additional guidance on sharing your Social Security number.

6.  When you browse, read, or download information, we automatically collect and store: the name of the domain and host from which you access the Internet; the Internet protocol (IP) address of the computer you are using; the browser software you use and your operating system; the date and time you access our sites; and the Internet address of the site from which you linked directly to our sites. We use this information only as anonymous aggregate data to determine the number of visitors to different sections of our sites, to ensure the site is working properly, and to help us make the site more useful. We do not use it to track or record information about individuals. Likewise, the Self-Help Workshops contain program evaluation questions for the purpose of evaluating how beneficial you found the material. The information gathered is aggregate in nature and is not tracked to individual users.

7.  For site maintenance and management purposes, the summary statistics information is collected and 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. Below is an example of the information collected based on a standard request for a World Wide Web document:

xxx.yyy.com - - [28/Jan/1997:00:00:01 -0500]
"GET /sitename/news/nr012797.html HTTP/1.0" 200 16704
Mozilla 3.0/www.altavista.digital.com
 
xxx.yyy.com (or 123.123.23.12): The host name (or IP address) associated with the requester (you as the visitor). In this case, (....com) the requester is coming from a commercial address. Depending on the requestor's method of network connection, the host name (or IP address) may or may not identify a specific computer. Connections via many Internet Service Providers assign different IP addresses for each session, so the host name identifies only the ISP. The host name (or IP address) will identify a specific computer if that computer has a fixed IP address.
 
[28/Jan/1997:00:00:01 -0500]: The date and time of the request.
 
"GET /sitename/news/nr012797.html HTTP/1.0": The location of the requested file.

200: This is the status code (200 is okay) that verifies that the request was filled.

16704: This is the size of the requested file in bytes

Mozilla 3.0: Identifies the type of browser software used to access the page, which indicates what design parameters to use in constructing the pages

www.altavista.digital.com: Indicates the last site the person visited, which indicates how people find this site.

Requests for other types of documents use similar information. No other user-identifying information is collected.
 
8.  Cookie Disclaimer - afterdeployment does not use persistent cookies (persistent tokens that pass information back and forth from the client machine to the server). afterdeployment may use session cookies (tokens that remain active only until you close your browser) in order to make the site easier to use. Session cookies are temporary files that are erased when you close all browsers. We use these session cookies for site management purposes.
 
9.  You can choose not to accept these cookies and still use the site. Refer to the help information in your browser software for instructions on how to disable cookies.
 
10.  For site security purposes and to ensure that this service remains available to all users, this computer system employs software programs to monitor network traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to bypass security and change site information, programs or otherwise cause damage.
 
11.  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.
 
12.  Except for authorized law enforcement investigations, no other attempts are made to identify individual users.