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Privacy Policy

You are visiting the Department of Commerce Office of Inspector General website. This privacy policy explains how we handle information we learn about you from your visit to our site. For information about the privacy policy of the main Department of Commerce website, please see the Commerce Privacy Policy.

This website in not associated with a Privacy Act System of Records. The following information is automatically collected about your visit to our website: name of the Internet domain from which you access our site (such as, date and time you access our site, and Internet address of the website from which you linked directly to our site.

Site Management

We use the above information to create summary statistics, in order to determine how many visitors go to different areas of the site, what information is of most or least interest, and to identify system performance problems. We keep this site management information for one year; we do not share this information outside of OIG, and we do not enable cookies.

Persistent Cookies

OIG does not use "persistent cookies" or tracking technology to track personally identifiable information about visitors to its websites. Submitting voluntary information constitutes your consent to the use of the information for the stated purpose.

Site Security

For security and to ensure that this service remains available to all users, we monitor network traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information or otherwise cause damage. 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 and other applicable law. For the protection of users of our website, we have safeguards in place to identify and prevent unauthorized attempts to access or cause harm to information and systems.


We collect no personally identifiable information about you when you visit our site unless you choose to provide that information to us. If, when you send an email to our web managers, you choose to provide personal information, we use this personal information only to respond to your message. After the web manager responds to your message, your email is deleted. Please keep in mind that if you email us, your email address and any other information that your email header contains, such as your name or organization, will be revealed to us in the email. Your email address will not be sold.​

Privacy Act Rights

Information on your rights under the Privacy Act can be found at FOIA or at Privacy Act.

Privacy Impact Assessment

OIG's Privacy Impact Assessment conforms to the E-Government Act of 2002, Public Law 107-347.

For More Information

If you have questions or comments about the content of this page, please contact the Office of Inspector General at​​