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Privacy Statement

Thank you for visiting the General Services Administration (GSA) Office of Inspector General (OIG) website and reviewing our privacy policy. Our privacy policy is clear: We will collect no personal information about you when you visit our website unless you choose to provide that information to us.

Information collected and stored automatically

If you do nothing during your visit but browse through the website, read pages, or download information, we will gather and store certain information about your visit automatically. This information does not identify you personally. We automatically collect and store only the following information about your visit:

  1. The Internet domain (for example, "" if you use a private Internet access account, or "" if you connect from a university's domain) and IP address (an IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer whenever you are surfing the Web) from which you access our website;
  2. The type of browser and operating system used to access our site;
  3. The date and time you access our site;
  4. The pages you visit; and
  5. If you linked to the GSA OIG website from another website, the address of that website.

We use this information to help us make our site more useful to visitors -- to learn about the number of visitors to our site and the types of technology our visitors use. We do not track or record information about individuals and their visits.

Information collected from emails and web forms

If you send us electronic mail or fill out a form that emails us information, you are providing personal information (for example, your name, address, phone number, or e-mail address). We will use this information to respond to your request. We also may forward your email to appropriate OIG staff or other Government employees for further consideration and response if appropriate.

Cookie disclaimer

The GSA OIG does not use persistent cookies, i.e., tokens that pass information back and forth from your machine to the server and remain after you close your browser. We do use session cookies, i.e., tokens that remain active only until you close your browser, in order to make the site easier for you to use. No database of information obtained from these cookies is kept and when you close your browser, the cookie is deleted from your computer. We use cookies to maintain a relationship between the image and the correct link. You can chose not to accept these cookies and still use the site, but you may need to enter the same information repeatedly to take you to the correct pages in this site. The help information in your browser software should provide you with instructions on how to disable cookies.


For data security purposes, we employ software programs that analyze and monitor network traffic and identify and prevent unauthorized attempts to access or cause harm to any information you provide or the system we use to store and maintain that information.

Links to other sites

The documents posted on this Website may contain hypertext links to information created and maintained by other public and private organizations. These links are provided for your convenience. The Office of Inspector General does not control or guarantee the accuracy, timeliness, or completeness of any linked information from another site.


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