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.
Breach Notification Form
This Breach Notification Form is available to assist in properly documenting a suspected or confirmed privacy breach. Please complete the form in its entirety and return to email@example.com for processing. Completion of this form does not exclude you from properly notifying individuals impacted or following local state notification procedures.
Download: Breach Response Form (PDF)
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.
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 the CNCS AmeriCorps programs and members of grantee organizations. 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, ESPAN, and the Health and Childcare information systems meets the requirements set by OMB Memorandum 03-22.* The following are the PIAs for CNCS:
* 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.
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Public Burden Statements and Privacy Act Notices
System of Record Notices (SORNS)
Cybersecruity and Privacy Policies
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.