Coalition of Federal Ombudsman

Security Policy

This is a brief description of the security policy of The Coalition of Federal Ombudsmen (The Coalition). For site security purposes and to make sure 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. Unauthorized attempts to upload or change information on this site are strictly prohibited and may be punishable under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of 1986 and the National Information Infrastructure Protection Act. Server logs are scheduled for regular destruction in accordance with the National Archives and Records Administration General Schedule 20.

If you use this website, you should understand that all activities may be monitored and recorded. Anyone using this website 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 or their usage habits. We only use raw monitoring data logs for determining trends in usage patterns and in diagnosing website problems.

If you have any questions or comments about the information presented here, please forward them to the Coalition Chair, Joseph Ganci.

The Coalition's website is provided as a public service through the U.S. Department of Education, which pays for and maintains this website. Information presented on the website is considered public information and may be distributed or copied. Use of the appropriate byline/photo/image credits is requested.