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Website Policies

Accessibility

The U.S. Commission of Fine Arts strives to ensure that its website, www.cfa.gov, complies with Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended (29 U.S.C. 794d). Section 508 requires that members of the public with disabilities who seek information or services from a Federal agency have access to and use of information comparable to that provided to all other members of the public, unless this imposes an undue burden on the agency.

If you use assistive technology (such as a screen reader, Braille reader, etc.) and have difficulty accessing information on www.cfa.gov, please contact CFA staff at cfastaff@cfa.gov or (202) 504-2200. Indicate the nature of your difficulty, the URL (web address) of the material you tried to access, and your contact information. We will provide the information you are seeking by other means if we cannot resolve the technical difficulty with the website.

Privacy Policy

You are not required to submit any personal information in order to access this website. We only collect Personally Identifiable Information (PII) if it is provided specifically and knowingly by you for purposes related to Commission business. We will not use personal information to send unsolicited email. We will only send email pertinent to your business with us. Any additional email will be sent to you at your request only.

Except for authorized law enforcement activities, we will not share PII with outside organizations without first obtaining your permission. However, confidentiality of information transmitted electronically, such as by email, cannot be guaranteed as it travels across the Internet.

Emailed queries may be forwarded to or reviewed by people within and beyond the CFA office in the process of answering the queries.

Copyright Policy

Please see Copyright Notice.

Website Analytics

For the purposes of analyzing how the CFA website is used and how it may be improved, we may collect the following information from visitors to cfa.gov:

  • The Internet domain from which you access the CFA website (for example, name.com, name.edu, or name.gov);
  • The Internet Protocol (IP) address (a unique number for each computer connected to the Internet) from which you access the CFA website;
  • The type of browser (e.g., Firefox, Internet Explorer, Chrome) you use to access the CFA website;
  • The operating system (e.g., Windows, Mac OS, Unix) you use to access the CFA website;
  • The date and time you access the CFA website;
  • The Uniform Resource Locators (URLs), or addresses, of the pages you visit on the CFA website;
  • If you visited the CFA website from another website, the URL of the referring site.

Any information collected is used for statistical and analytical purposes only.

Site Security

For security purposes and to ensure that this website remains available to all users, specialized software programs are used to monitor network traffic and to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information or otherwise to cause damage to this government computer system. These programs collect no information that would directly identify individuals, but they do collect information that could help us identify someone attempting to tamper with this website.

If you use this system, you should understand that all activities may be monitored and recorded. Anyone using this system expressly consents to such monitoring. WARNING—If such monitoring reveals possible evidence of criminal activity, monitoring records may be provided to law enforcement officials.

Except for authorized law enforcement investigations, we make no other attempts to identify individual users and their usage habits. We use raw monitoring data logs only for determining trends in usage patterns and in diagnosing system problems.

If you have any questions or comments about the information presented here, please contact CFA staff at cfastaff@cfa.gov.

Disclaimer of Endorsement

Some documents posted on this server contain links or pointers to information created and maintained by other public and private organizations. These links and pointers are provided for the user's convenience. The U.S. Commission of Fine Arts does not control or guarantee the accuracy, relevance, timeliness, or completeness of this outside information. Further, the inclusion of links or pointers to particular items in hypertext is not intended to reflect their importance, nor is it intended to endorse any views expressed, or products or services offered, on these outside sites or the organizations sponsoring the sites.

Linking Policy

CFA.gov links to other websites that provide additional information on topics under the purview of the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts. CFA.gov primarily links to official government sites, but may also include non-government sites of various organizations whose work is related to the work of the Commission. Commission staff evaluates all outside links using the following criteria:

  • Is the website an official government-owned or -supported website?
  • Does the website provide official government information or services?
  • Does the website complement existing information, products, and services on CFA.gov?
  • Is the website accessible and applicable to a wide audience of the general public?
  • Does the website's information appear to be accurate and current?
  • Does the website's approach to the privacy of personal information appear to be consistent with the government's privacy and security policies?