Privacy Policy

Disclaimer

Some of the documents on this server may contain live references (or pointers) to information created and maintained by other organizations. Please note that CNCS does not control and cannot guarantee the relevance, timeliness, or accuracy of these outside materials. Once you link to another site, you are subject to the privacy policy of that website.

Except for the AmeriCorps recruitment profiles and application, the Record of Service, this website and the information it contains are considered public information, are provided as a public service by the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), and may be distributed or copied. This system is monitored to ensure proper operation, to verify the functioning of applicable security features, and for other like purposes.

Thank you for visiting the CNCS website. This policy explains how CNCS will handle information we learn about you from your visit to our website.

Browsing or Downloading

If you browse through our site or download information, we automatically collect and temporarily store the following anonymous information about your visit: 1) the name of the domain from which you access the Internet; 2) the date and time you access our site; and 3) the Internet address of the website from which you linked directly to our site. We use this information for statistical purposes and to help us make our site more useful to visitors. Unless it is specifically stated otherwise, no additional information will be collected about you. We do not disclose, give, sell or transfer any personal information we receive to any outside parties, unless required for law enforcement or statute.

Use of Cookies

Sometimes we use "session cookies," which are small amounts of information stored on your computer to secure the connection during your visit. After you turn off your computer or stop using the internet, the cookies are erased.

Privacy Impact Assessments

Privacy Impact Assessments (PIAs) have been completed for the CNCS general support system and all major applications.

CNCS collects and maintains a limited amount of personally identifiable information from applications for CNCS national and community service programs. This information is used to process the application and subsequently manage and support service participants. The process for collecting and maintaining personally identifiable information within the Corporation’s Network, Momentum, ACRPS, ESPAN, and LASSIE information systems meets the requirements set by OMB Memorandum 03-22.*

To obtain a copy of a PIA for an information system, please contact:

Philip Clark
Chief Information Officer and Senior Agency Official for Privacy
Corporation for National and Community Service
1201 New York Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20525

* Personally Identifiable Information (PII) is defined by OMB as any information about an individual maintained by an agency, including, but not limited to, education, financial transactions, medical history, and criminal or employment history and information which can be used to distinguish or trace an individual's identity, such as their name, social security number, date and place of birth, mother’s maiden name, biometric records, etc., including any other personal information which is linked or linkable to an individual.

Sending Us an E-mail

If you decide to send us personally identifying information, such as in an e-mail, that information may be subject to disclosure. It will be handled in accordance with the Privacy Act and the Freedom of Information Act, which restrict our use of it, yet permits certain disclosures.

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this website, you can contact us at:

Corporation for National and Community Service
1201 New York Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20525
202-606-5000
webmaster@cns.gov

Public Burden Statements and Privacy Act Notices

View our current Public Burden Statements and Privacy Act Notices. 

System of Record Notices (SORNS)

View our current SORNS

Information Assurance Policies (IAP)

View our current IAP

Security

For security purposes and to make sure this service remains available to all users, the Corporation for National and Community Service uses special software programs to monitor network traffic and identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information, or otherwise cause damage to this government computer system. These programs collect no information that would directly identify individuals, but they do contain provisions that could help us identify someone attempting to tamper with this Web site.

If you use this system, you should understand that all activities may be monitored and recorded. Anyone using this system expressly consents to such monitoring. WARNING -- If such monitoring reveals possible evidence of criminal activity, monitoring records may be provided to law enforcement officials.

Unauthorized attempts to deny service, upload information, change information, or to attempt to access a non-public site from this service are strictly prohibited and may be punishable under Title 18 of the U.S. Code to include the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of 1986 and the National Information Infrastructure Protection Act.

Except for authorized law enforcement investigations, we make no attempts to identify individual users or their usage habits.  We do use raw monitoring data logs for determining site-wide trends in usage patterns and in diagnosing system problems.

If you have any questions or comments about the information presented here, please contact the webmaster at webmaster@cns.gov.

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