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Privacy, Security, & Accessibility Notice


Notice: This is a U.S. Government Web Site


About this Site

This is a World Wide Web site for official business. The purpose of the CHDS site is to educate enrolled students. The Naval Postgraduate School Center for Homeland Defense and Security is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's National Preparedness Directorate, FEMA.

Security

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, deny service, otherwise cause damage or access non-public information. Unauthorized attempts to upload information or change information are strictly prohibited and may be punishable under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of 1986 and the National Information Infrastructure Protection Act. Information regarding possible violations of law may be provided to law enforcement officials.

Privacy and User Information

This site uses raw data logs and data log analysis software to determine how many users are accessing the site, which pages are the most popular, how users link to the site, what information is of most or least interest to our users, and overall system performance. The site also collects and stores information that may be volunteered by the user. Collected information is used to provide user-requested services and for research and analysis to operate and improve CHDS technologies and services. Types of information collected are:

  • Information you give us
  • Automatic log information collected in aggregate
  • Email communications you may choose to have with us

Details and examples of information we collect.

Cookies

When account holders login to the CHDS website, the site sets session cookies to identify a user's session on the website. Our "cookies" are text files that have unique identifiers associated with them and are used to store and retrieve information that allow the site to securely recognize authenticated users. CHDS session cookies expire when the user exits the browser; the information is not collected or saved.

Copyright

Unless otherwise restricted by login, all information on this site is public domain and may be distributed or copied, unless specified as otherwise, and therefore subject to any indicated copyright restrictions and normally accepted procedures for properly crediting sources. Use of appropriate byline/photo/image credits is requested.

Accessibility

We are continually working to ensure this website is accessible to everyone who meets CHDS criteria for authorization. If you find a problem that prevents access, please contact us by sending an e-mail to the Webmaster. Unrestricted information that cannot be accessed will be provided in an alternative format.

Disclaimer of Liability

With respect to documents available from this server, neither the United States Government nor any of its employees, makes any warranty, express or implied, including the warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose; nor assumes any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information, apparatus, product, or process disclosed; nor represents that its use would not infringe privately owned rights.

Disclaimer for External Links

The appearance of external hyperlinks does not constitute endorsement by the U.S. Government, Department of Homeland Security, or the Naval Postgraduate School Center for Homeland Defense and Security of the linked web sites, or the information, products or services contained therein. The Center for Homeland Defense and Security does not exercise any editorial control over the information you may find at these external hyperlinks.

Disclaimer of Endorsement

Reference herein to any specific commercial products, process, or service by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, or otherwise, does not necessarily constitute or imply its endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by the United States Government. The views and opinions of authors expressed herein do not necessarily state or reflect those of the United States Government, and shall not be used for advertising or product endorsement purposes.

If you have any questions or comments about the information presented here, please contact techsupport@chds.us.