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Privacy Statement

Privacy Statement

The Office of Military Commissions (OMC) is committed to protecting your privacy, and developing technology that gives you the most powerful and safe online experience. This Statement of Privacy applies to the Military Commissions (MC) website and governs data collection and usage. By using the MC website, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.

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

Privacy Act Statement
If you choose to provide us with personal information - like filling out a Contact Us form with e-mail and/or postal addresses - we only use that information to respond to your message or request. We will only share the information you give us with another government agency if your inquiry relates to that agency, or as otherwise required by law. We never create individual profiles or give it to any private organizations. never collects information for commercial marketing. 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.

We maintain a variety of physical, electronic and procedural safeguards to protect your personal information. 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 guidelines.

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.

Use of Measurement and Customization Technology
This website uses measurement and customization technology known as a "cookies." Cookies are used to remember a user's online interactions with a website or online application in order to conduct measurement and analysis of usage or to customize the user's experience.

There are two kinds of cookies used on this website. A single-session cookie (Tier 1) is a line of text that is stored temporarily on a user's computer and deleted as soon as the browser is closed. A persistent or multi-session cookie (Tier 2) is saved to a file on a user's hard drive and is called up the next time that user visits a website. Use of these cookies does not involve the collection of a visitor's personally identifiable information (PII).

The Department of Defense does not use the information associated with cookies to track individual user activity on the Internet outside Defense Department websites, nor does it share the data obtained through such technologies, without the user's explicit consent, with other departments or agencies. The Department of Defense does not keep a database of information obtained from the use of cookies.

Cookies are enabled by default to optimize website functionality and customize user experience. Users can choose not to accept the use of these cookies by changing the settings on their local computer's web browser. The website, These sites may collect PII and may make it available to the Department of Defense and other users; however, the PII is not collected on behalf of, nor is it provided specifically for, the Department of Defense. The Department of Defense does not harvest and additionally collect, maintain, share or otherwise use such PII for any purpose other than that for which it is made available to all users

Use of Cookies
The MC website uses "cookies" to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a Web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a Web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.

One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the Web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalize MC pages or register with MC site or services, a cookie helps OMC recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information. When you return to the same MC website, the information you previously provided can be retrieved so you can easily use the OMC features that you customized.

You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the MC services or websites you visit.

Accessibility to Content and Information
OMC provides access to information and records relating to military commissions, subject to the release procedures of military commissions and the DoD, for information purposes only.  The information provided on this website is intended to be summary information that facilitates public access to military commissions information.  It is not intended to take the place of any applicable laws or regulations.
Documents obtained from this website do not constitute the official record of any military commission.
Not all information pertaining to military commissions may be accessible through this website and may be available through the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). Some documents not presently accessible may be made accessible at a later date.

OMC strives to ensure the accuracy and completeness of information contained in this website. Despite OMC’s efforts, information on this website, including but not limited to information related to scheduling of proceedings, travel and security requirements and military commission case information, may be subject to error or omission or change without notice. Neither the U.S. Government nor any of its employees or agencies shall bear any responsibility or liability whatsoever for any errors, faults or omissions in information provided on this website. Any persons using the information contained herein do so at their own risk.

Unless expressly stated otherwise, the information on this website does not necessarily represent the views of OMC, DoD or the U.S. Government.
OMC and DoD reserve the right to alter, limit or discontinue this website or any information available on this website in any respect, without regard to the needs of a particular user or group of users.
If you believe that any of the information contained on this website is inaccurate, please notify OMC in writing.

Security of your Personal Information
OMC secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. OMC secures the personally identifiable information you provide on computer servers in a controlled, secure environment, protected from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. When personal information is transmitted to other websites, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol.

Changes to this Statement
OMC will occasionally update this Statement of Privacy to reflect user feedback, OMC and DoD policy changes. OMC encourages you to periodically review this Statement to be informed of how OMC is protecting your information.

Contact Information
OMC welcomes your comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you believe that OMC has not adhered to this Statement, please contact OMC. We will use all reasonable efforts to promptly determine and remedy the problem.