Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson

The Presence of Commercial/External Links

The Presence of Commercial/External Links

The appearance of hyperlinks does not constitute endorsement by the Air Force News Agency, the United States Air Force, or the Department of Defense, of the external Web site, or the information, products or services contained therein. For other than authorized activities such as military exchanges and Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) sites, the United States Air Force does not exercise any editorial control over the information you may find at these locations. Such links are provided consistent with the stated purpose of the Web site.

1. The Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson Air Force Base Web site is provided as a public service by the Office of the Secretary of Air Force and the 673rd Air Base Wing (Public Affairs).

2. Information presented on this Web site is considered public information and may be distributed or copied. Use of appropriate byline/photo/image credits is requested.

3. Privacy Act Statement - If you choose to provide us with personal information - like filling out a Contact Us form with e-mail and/or postal addresses - we only use that information to respond to your message or request. We will only share the information you give us with another government agency if your inquiry relates to that agency, or as otherwise required by law. We never create individual profiles or give it to any private organizations. Air Force Link never collects information for commercial marketing. While you must provide an e-mail address or postal address for a response other than those generated automatically in response to questions or comments that you may submit, we recommend that you NOT include any other personal information, especially Social Security numbers. The Social Security Administration offers additional guidance on sharing your Social Security number.

4. The site uses session cookies, i.e., tokens that remain active only until you close your browser, for site management. Information is collected for analytical and statistical purposes, and no personal information is collected using this technology. When you close your browser, the cookie is deleted from your computer. This government computer system uses software programs to create summary statistics, which are used for such purposes as assessing what information is of most and least interest, determining technical design specifications, and identifying system performance or problem areas. You can choose not to accept these cookies and still use the site. The help information in your browser software should provide you with instruction on how to disable session cookies.

5. For site management, information is collected for analytical and statistical purposes. This government computer system uses software programs to create summary statistics which are used for such purposes as assessing what information is of most and least interest, determining technical design specifications, and identifying system performance or problem areas.

6. For site security purposes and to ensure that this service remains available to all users, this government computer system employs software programs to monitor network traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information, or otherwise cause damage.

7. Your interaction with this system is not anonymous. By using this system you are consenting to the monitoring of your activity. Raw data logs will only be used to identify individual users and their usage habits for authorized law enforcement investigations or national security purposes. These logs are used for no other purposes and are scheduled for regular destruction in accordance with National Archives and Records Administration General Schedule 20.

8. 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.

9. If you have any questions or comments about the information presented here, please forward them to us using the Contact us page.

Personally Identifiable Information (PII)

- PII includes but is not limited to your name, SSN, birth date, marital status, home address, phone number, etc.

- PII is a frequent target in social engineering scheme's; and phishing attempts; the information is used to access accounts and steal identities

- Stolen identities can lead to financial issues; affect security clearances and affect people emotionally

- The weight levied upon an individual of identity theft is not only felt by them; but also by their family and their coworkers. Often individual lose focus at work plagued by the heavy burden of the fixing credit issues caused by the theft

- There are many reasons for the use of PII in our daily duties, however when doing so, it is important to ensure it is properly protected

- A PII Breach occurs when the government loses control of PII, or PII is provided to someone who is not authorized and has no need to know the information (emails to non .mil addresses is considered a loss of government control)

- Question about the Privacy Act and PII can be addressed to the JBER Privacy Officer at 551-7109

Other Web Policies

Interested in knowing the Web policies of the Air Force and the Department of Defense? You can read the policies here. Please let us know about existing external links which you believe are inappropriate and about specific additional external links which you believe ought to be included.

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