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Privacy and Security Policies

The privacy of our clients has always been of the utmost importance to the Department of Veterans Affairs. The VA has a long history of protecting your privacy and our concern for your privacy is no different in the electronic age. Our Internet privacy policy is:

  • You do not have to give us personal information to visit our site.
  • We will collect personally identifiable information (name, email address, Social Security number, or other unique identifier) only if specifically and knowingly provided by you.
  • Personally identifying information you provide will be used only in connection with VA programs and services or for such other purposes as are described at the point of collection.
  • We collect information for statistical purposes and the VA sometimes performs analyses of user behavior in order to measure client interest in the various areas of our site.
  • We do not give, sell or transfer any personal information to a third party.
  • We may enable cookies. A cookie is a file placed on your personal computer's hard drive by a website that allows it to monitor your use of the site.

The Privacy Act of 1974 applies to all federal agencies. For information on the federal government's Website Privacy Policy, see the following documents:

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