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Privacy Policy

The Board respects the privacy concerns of site visitors and customers. The following privacy statements relate to

Providing Visitors with Anonymous Access

You can browse our website without disclosing personal data subject to the specific policies and provisions set forth below.

User Information

If you make a request of the Board, we may ask for information required to assist you such as your name, address, and email address. This data is stored and will not be shared, sold, or otherwise transferred to unauthorized third parties.

Sharing Data with Third Parties

The Board may share your information (including your email address and name) to trusted third parties who assist the Board in operating its website, conducting business, or assisting you, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. The Board may also release your information when it is necessary to do so in order to comply with law, or to protect the Board’s rights, property, or safety.

Visitor Profile Information

If you sign up for email updates, please provide your email address as requested. Additionally, we may ask for your name and other information. We will store this information and use it to send Board updates via email. We may also share this information with carefully screened third parties, as stated above.


You always have the option of removing your name from any email list if you do not wish to receive future communications. To do so, email with the subject line “unsubscribe.” In the body of the email, briefly describe whether you would like to unsubscribe from one type of email, or all Board emails.


Some pages on this website may contain links to third-party websites not operated by the Board. Non-federal agency websites are not subject to federal information quality, privacy, security, and related guidelines.

Web Beacons and Cookies

A web beacon is an often-transparent graphic image that is placed on a site and can enable analytic tracking of a user visiting the site. The type of information we collect includes the Internet Protocol address of the computer that retrieved the web beacon, the time the web beacon was viewed and for how long, the type of browser that retrieved the web beacon, and the referring page. We use our own and some third-party web beacons to gather anonymous user activity for statistical and analytical purposes.

A cookie is a piece of data stored on the user’s hard drive containing information useful for the user’s web interactions with a specific web server. We do not use cookies to store personal data. The bookstore and special access features of our site require that the user’s browser accept a cookie that contains a unique, random number used to maintain a logon session or provide a personalized experience.

Technical Feedback

We may request technical information regarding the operation and functioning of our website from users through comment opportunities or surveys. Participation is completely voluntary and the user has a choice whether or not to disclose any information. Information requested may include contact information (such as name and e-mail address) and demographic information (such as zip code and age). Technical feedback received is used to respond to the user’s question or comment and to improve our website. Personally identifiable data submitted by the user for this purpose is not used for other purposes.

Changes to this Statement

The Board reserves the right to change this privacy statement at any time. We will use data in accordance with the privacy statement under which any data has been collected. Questions should be submitted to

Privacy Act of 1974

The Privacy Act of 1974 prohibits government agencies from releasing records about an individual without their prior written consent. In order to protect your privacy as well as the privacy of others, whenever you request information about yourself, you must include the following information in your request:

  • Full name
  • Current address
  • Date and place of birth

You must also provide either a notarized statement or a statement signed under penalty of perjury stating that you are the person you say you are. You can meet this requirement by:

  • Having your signature on your request letter witnessed by a notary, or
  • Including the following statement immediately above the signature on your request letter: “I declare under penalty of perjury that the foregoing is true and correct. Executed on [date].”

If you request information about yourself and do not follow one of these two procedures, your request cannot be processed.