Privacy Policy

Our Commitment To Privacy
Your privacy is important to us. To better protect your privacy we provide this notice explaining our online information practices and the choices you can make about the way your information is collected and used. To make this notice easy to find, we make it available at every point where personally identifiable information may be requested.

Non-identifying Information
It is important to keep in mind that we do not collect personally identifiable information (name, address, e-mail address, Social Security number, or other unique identifiers) on our website unless we specifically advise you that we are doing so.

Your rights under the Privacy Act
When you visit our website to read pages or download information, we automatically collect and store the following non-identifying information:

  • The Internet protocol (IP) address from which you access our website. An IP address is a unique number that is automatically assigned to the computer you are using whenever you are surfing the web
  • The type of browser, such as Firefox or Internet Explorer, and operating system, such as Windows XP or Linux, used to access our site.
  • The date and time our site is accessed, for the purpose of monitoring demand.
  • The pages visited, for the purpose of improving the usefulness of our website by providing helpful links and removing pages that are not read.
  • The last site you visited, if that site contained a link to a Census Bureau web page, which indicates how you found this site.

This information does not identify you personally. We maintain the above information in system logs. We use this information to make our site more useful to visitors by learning the number of visitors to our site, the number of pages served, and the level of demand for specific pages. We do not track or record information about identifiable individuals and their visits.

The Information We Collect
This notice applies to all information collected and/or submitted on the OM EAST website. On some pages you may make requests and register to receive information or materials. The types of personal information collected on our pages may be:
Phone or address information
Email addresses

The Way We Use Information
We use the information you provide about yourself to complete your request for information or to better serve visitors to our website. We do not share this information with outside parties except to the extent necessary to complete your request.
We use return email addresses to answer the email we receive and possibly conduct market research. Such addresses are not used for any other purpose and are not shared with outside parties unless otherwise specified by you.
Finally, we never use the personally identifiable information provided to us online in ways unrelated to those described above without also providing you an opportunity to opt out or otherwise prohibit such unrelated uses.

Our Commitment To Data Security
To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the correct use of information, we have put in place appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

Linking to Sites
Access to additional information or services may be provided through the OM EAST website. Security and privacy policies on the associated pages may differ from this OM EAST policy.

Storage of Information
All information collected from Users of this website is stored on secured media. We use industry-standard security measures to protect any personal information you may provide to us. However, we cannot guarantee that your submissions to our website, any content residing on our servers, or any transmissions from our server will be completely secure.

How to Contact Us
Should you have other questions or concerns about these privacy policies, please contact us.