This notice gives the Department of State's (the Department) protection arrangement with respect to the nature, reason, utilize, and sharing of any Personally Identifiable Information (PII) gathered by means of this site. Our protection strategy clarifies our data hones when you give PII to us, regardless of whether gathered on the web or disconnected, or when you visit us online to peruse, get data, or lead an exchange. PII may include: your name, email, mailing as well as place of residence, telephone numbers, or other data that distinguishes you by and by. We don't oblige you to enroll or give individual data to visit our site.

The PII you give on a Department site will be utilized just for its planned reason. We will secure your data reliable with the standards of the Privacy Act of 1974, the E-Government Act of 2002, and the Federal Records Act.


A hefty portion of our projects and sites permit you to send us an email. We will utilize the data you give to react to your request. We will just send you general data by means of email. You ought to be reminded that email may not really be secure against block attempt. Along these lines, we recommend that you don't send touchy individual information, (for example, your Social Security number) to us by means of email. On the off chance that your expected email correspondence is exceptionally touchy, or incorporates data, for example, your ledger, charge card, or Social Security number, you ought to rather send it by U.S. mail. Another option might be accommodation of information through a protected website page, if accessible.

Electronic mail messages that meet the meaning of records in the Federal Records Act (44 U.S.C. 3101 et seq.) are secured under a similar attitude plan as all other Federal records. This implies messages you send us will be safeguarded and kept up for changing timeframes if those messages meet the meaning of Federal records. Electronic messages that are not records are erased when didn't really required.

Actually Identifiable Information

When in doubt, the Department does not gather PII about you when you visit our site, unless you give such data to us. Submitting PII through our site is intentional. Thusly, you are giving the Department your authorization to utilize the data for the expressed reason. Be that as it may, not giving certain data may bring about the Department's failure to furnish you with the administration you want.

On the off chance that you give us PII on a Department site, through such strategies as finishing a web frame or sending us an email, we will utilize that data to help us give you the data or administration you have asked for or to react to your message. The data we may get from you fluctuates in light of what you do when going to our site.

For the most part, the data asked for by the Department will be utilized to react to your request or to furnish you with the administration you ask. At the point when this data is asked for, the explanations behind gathering it, a portrayal of the Department's planned utilization of the data, how to allow agree to utilize obligatorily gave data, and how to give assent for other than statutorily commanded utilizations will be completely depicted in a different altered "Protection Notice." This modified Privacy Notice will either show up on the website page gathering the data or be open through a hyperlink (connect) conspicuously showed instantly above or beneath the data ask.

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