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USGS Child Privacy Policy

The USGS web site which referred you to this document conforms to the general U.S. Department of Interior policy on privacy as outlined in the DOI Privacy Statement and as detailed below.

This is how we will handle information we learn about you from your visit to our website. The information we receive depends upon what you do when visiting our site.

If you visit our site to read or download information, such as publications or press releases:

We collect and store only the following information about you: the name of the domain from which you access the Internet (for example, aol.com, if you are connecting from an America Online account, or princeton.edu if you are connecting from Princeton University's domain); the date and time you access our site; and the Internet address of the website from which you linked directly to our site.

We use the information we collect to measure the number of visitors to the different sections of our site, and to help us make our site more useful to visitors.

If you identify yourself by sending an E-mail:

If you send us personal identifying information by e-mail (for example, in a message containing a question or comment, or by filling out a form that e-mails us this information), we use it to respond to your requests. We may forward your e-mail to other Government employees or contract personnel who are better able to answer your questions. We do not keep or distribute lists of e-mail addresses to any parties outside of the USGS except as necessary to conduct official U.S. Government business. In no event, do we distribute lists of e-mail addresses to non-Government entities.

We want to be very clear: We will not obtain personally-identifying information about you when you visit our site, unless you choose to provide such information to us.


To Contact Us

If you have any questions about this site, please contact:

Heather Henkel - Webmaster
U.S. Geological Survey
Center for Coastal Geology and Regional Marine Studies
600 4th Street South
St. Petersburg, FL 33701

If you have any questions about this "USGS Child Privacy Policy," please contact:

USGS FOIA Officer
Mail Stop 807
National Center
Reston, VA 20192


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U.S. Department of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey, Center for Coastal Geology
This page is: http://sflwww.er.usgs.gov /virtual_tour/kids/childprivacy.html
Comments and suggestions? Contact: Heather Henkel - Webmaster
Last updated: 15 January, 2013 @ 12:44 PM (KP)