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Interact.GSA.GOV is provided as a public service by the General Services Administration’s Federal Acquisition Service.


Public Information

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


Information Collected and Stored Automatically

When you visit interact.gsa.gov, we may store some or all of the following: the Internet address from which you accessed cmls.gsa.gov, date and time, the Internet address of the website from which you linked to cmls.gsa.gov, the name of the file or words you searched, items clicked on a page, and the browser and operating system used.  This information is used to measure the number of visitors to the various sections of our site and identify system performance or problem areas. We also use this information to help us develop the site; analyze patterns of usage; and to make the site more useful. Information provided by the user and site navigation on publication pages may be used for associating site navigation with various customer agency and individual use. Collected information may be shared and protected as necessary for authorized law enforcement, homeland security and national security activities.


Use of Persistent Cookies and Tracking Technologies

Like many websites, interact.gsa.gov uses "persistent cookie" technology. A persistent cookie is a small text file that this website places on your computer so that it can remember you when you visit the site again later. We use persistent cookies in two ways, both of which enhance your experience on interact.gsa.gov.
To remember you when you come back to the site.
To get aggregate metrics on site usage to understand how agencies are using the site and our services. We use web metrics services to track activity on interact.gsa.gov.
Most Internet browsers automatically accept persistent cookies. Although we think using persistent cookies creates a much better experience for you, this site will also work without them. If you don't want to accept cookies, you can edit your browser's options to stop accepting persistent cookies or to prompt you before accepting a cookie from the websites you visit; here's how to disable cookies .


Privacy Act Statement

If you choose to provide us with business information – by registering on the site, managing your profile or filling out a Contact Us form with your work e-mail and/or work postal addresses and any other information – we use that information to improve usability or respond to your message. If you register for an Interact account, GSA might use that information in the future to reach out to you about GSA products, services and offerings. You have the option to "opt out" if you do not wish to receive information. This is done by clicking "Do not contact me about GSA offerings" when you create a new account. For your protection, we recommend you not provide any non-work related information. With your information, we cross reference data to perform statistical analysis to better discern the characteristics of those interested in site content or GSA web content so that we can improve the user experience. We will only share information with another government agency if your inquiry relates to that agency, or as otherwise required by law. We never create individual profiles or give information to any private organization unless required by law. Interact.gsa.gov never collects information for commercial marketing and is not a system of record. 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.


Information Collection

For site management, information is collected for 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.


Site 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, or otherwise cause damage.


Individual Behavior

Except for authorized law enforcement investigations, no other attempts are made to identify individual users or their usage habits. Raw data logs are scheduled for regular destruction in accordance with National Archives and Records Administration guidelines.


Unathorized Uploads & Changes

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 and the National Information Infrastructure Protection Act.

  • Opt-Out – At any time, you may choose to opt out of any GSA web site or web system or all of them in total. When you do this, your request is immediately honored.

    Questions

    If you have any questions or comments about the information presented here, please send them to us at fas.interact@gsa.gov.


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