HumanRights.gov is committed to protecting the privacy and security of visitors to this website. Outlined below is the HumanRights.gov online privacy policy. If you have questions about this policy, please let us know.

Information Quality Guidelines: Every effort is made to provide accurate and complete information. However, we cannot guarantee that there will be no errors. Please read the State Department’s guidelines pursuant to the Data Quality Information Act before submitting inquiries under this Act.

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This website does not represent official U.S. government communications. The Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor, manages this website as a portal for information from the U.S. government on issues relating to human rights. External links to other Internet sites should not be construed as an endorsement of the views or privacy policies contained therein.

Collection and disclosure of information: In order for us to communicate effectively with visitors to HumanRights.gov, we have provided an email address for correspondence. Your email address will not be stored or retrieved by the HumanRights.gov system. A Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA) was completed stating that Personally Identifiable Information (PII) will not be collected on the HumanRights.gov system; therefore, a system of records notice (SORN) is not required. Email addresses received on the aforementioned forms are directed to a federally managed email system, which meets all appropriate requirements.

Browser information collected on the web site: HumanRights.gov does not gather, request, record, require, collect or track any Internet users’ personal information while a visitor views HumanRights.gov.

Cookies: A cookie is a tiny piece of data stored by a user’s browser that helps a website or service recognized that user’s unique computer. You can remove or block cookies by changing the settings of your browser.

Session specific cookies may be used on HumanRights.gov to improve the user experience and for basic web metrics. These cookies expire in a very short time frame or when a browser window closes and are permitted by current Federal guidelines.

The Federal Government has guidelines for the use of persistent cookies. The goals of the guidelines are to enable the useful functioning of Federal websites while protecting individual privacy. HumanRights.gov does not use persistent cookies.

Children’s privacy: HumanRights.gov complies with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (COPPA) that helps to protect the safety and privacy of children online. COPPA and its accompanying FTC regulation constitutes United States Federal law that protects the privacy of children using the Internet. Personal information from children under 13 is not knowingly collected, nor are children under 13 knowingly contacted by HumanRights.gov. HumanRights.gov does not intend to solicit information of any kind from children under 13. It is possible that HumanRights.gov may receive emails pertaining to children under 13. If HumanRights.gov is notified of this, as soon as the information is verified, parental consent will be immediately obtained or the email will be deleted from the email box servicing HumanRights.gov.

Security: A variety of physical, electronic and procedural safeguards are maintained to protect information. For example, commercially reasonable tools and techniques are used to protect against unauthorized access to HumanRights.gov systems. HumanRights.gov has been Certified and Accredited (C&A) by the General Services Administration (GSA). Also, access to email received is restricted to those who need such access in the course of their duties for HumanRights.gov.

Linking: HumanRights.gov may contain links to websites created and maintained by other public and/or private organizations. HumanRights.gov provides these links as a service to our users. When users link to an outside website, they are leaving the HumanRights.gov site and are subject to the privacy and security policies of the owners/sponsors of the outside website(s). The HumanRights.gov linking policy is the same as the USA.gov Linking Policy.

Changes to this policy: The HumanRights.gov privacy policy will be revised or updated if practices change, or if better ways to keep you informed are developed. You should refer to this page often for the latest information and the effective date of any changes. If changes are made to this policy, a new policy will be posted on our site and the date at the bottom of the page will be updated. Changes to the policy will not apply retroactively.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us.

Disclaimer: The Office of Policy Planning and Public Diplomacy, in the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor, of the U.S. Department of State manages this site as a portal for international human rights related information from the United States Government. External links to other internet sites should not be construed as an endorsement of the views or privacy policies contained therein.