Thank you for visiting this web site managed by the United States Department
of Agriculture. Please review our privacy statement. We have a firm, clear
commitment to privacy:
We will collect no personal information about you when you visit our website
unless you choose to provide that information to us.
Here is how we handle information about your visit to our web site:
Information Collected and Stored Automatically
If you do nothing during your visit but browse through the web site, read
pages, or download information, we will gather and store certain information
about your visit automatically. This information does not identify you
personally. We automatically collect and store only the following information
about your visit:
The Internet domain (for example, "xcompany.com" if you use a private Internet
access account, or "yourschool.edu" if you connect from a university's domain)
and IP address (an IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to
your computer whenever you are surfing the Web) from which you access our
The type of browser and operating system used to access our site;
The date and time you access our site;
The pages you visit; and
If you linked to the U.S. Department of Agriculture website from another
web site, the address of that web site.
We use this information to help us make our site more useful to visitors - to
learn about the number of visitors to our site and the types of technology our
visitors are using. We do not track or record information about individuals and
their visits. We use your IP address to help diagnose problems with our server
and to administer our web site.
If You Send Us Personal Information
If you choose to provide us with personal information through our feedback
page, we use that information to respond to your message and to help us locate
for you the information you have requested. We treat e-mails the same way that
we regard letters sent to the USDA. We are required to maintain many documents
under the Presidential Records Act for historical purposes, but we do not
collect personal information for any purpose other than to respond to you. We
only share the information you give us with another government agency if your
inquiry relates to that agency, or as otherwise required by law. Moreover, we do
not create individual profiles with the information you provide or to give it to
any private organizations. The USDA does not collect information for commercial
Links to Other Sites
Our web site has links to many other federal agencies. In a few cases we link
to private organizations, with their permission. Once you access another site
Web Site Security
Information presented on the NRCS PhotoGallery web site is considered public
information and may be distributed or copied. Use of appropriate byline/photo/image
credits is requested.
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.
Except for authorized law enforcement investigations, no other attempts are made to
identify individual users or their usage habits. Raw data logs are used for no
other purposes and are scheduled for regular destruction in accordance with
National Archives and Records Administration
General Schedule 20.
Unauthorized attempts to upload information or change information on this service are
strictly prohibited and may be punishable under the
Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of 1986
National Information Infrastructure Protection Act.
If we exchange any information with you regarding your participation with USDA
programs, we will encrypt that information to reduce the risk of any
unauthorized person capturing that information.
Contacting the Web Site
If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this site,
or your dealings with this web site, you can contact:
2150 Centre Ave., Bldg. A
Fort Collins, CO 80526