Information gathered from the visitor:
In common with other websites, log files are stored on the web server saving details such as the visitor’s anonymous IP address, browser type, referring page and time of visit. No personal information is captured or stored in these log files. When a comment is submitted on this website, the visitor has the option to submit their name, email address, and phone number. This information, if submitted, will be stored on the server. All fields relating to personal information are optional.
How this information is used:
Anonymous information captured in the server’s log file exists as a security measure that will only be used to investigate attempts to gain unlawful access to this website. E-mail addresses, if provided, will not be sold, rented, or leased to 3rd parties. Public comments offered on this project website are part of the public record. The Department of the Navy will make all comments available for public review. All submissions from persons or officials representing an organization, business or agency will be made available for public inspection in their entirety.
Session cookies are used to provide a more secure experience on the comment form. Session cookies are small digital signature files that are stored by your web browser and expire when you close your browser. This website does not use persistent cookies (cookies which track personal information and/or exist beyond a user’s browser session).