Otherwise, enjoy your visit!
Non-personal Information We Record
If you do nothing during your visit but browse through the website, read pages, or download information, our website's operating system will automatically record some general information about your visit.
During your visit, our web operating system will record:
We use this information for statistical analysis, to help us make our site more useful to visitors. This tracking system does not record information about individuals.
Information from E-mail You Send to Us
If you decide to send us an electronic mail message (e-mail), the message will usually contain your return e-mail address. If you include personally-identifying information in your e-mail because you want us to address issues specific to your situation, we may use that information in responding to your request. In other limited circumstances, including requests from Congress or limited other parties, we may be required by law to disclose information that you submit. Also, e-mail is not necessarily secure against interception. Please send only information necessary to help us process your request.
Information Collected from Interactive Forms
On some of our web pages we offer interactive forms that let you voluntarily submit personal information (such as your e-mail address, name, or organization). Currently this occurs only when submitting a loan request within the specimen database on the U.S. National Fungus Collections website. In this case, all submitted information is used only for the expressed purposes for which it is intended and is not made available to any third party.
Links to Other Sites
Our policy discloses the privacy practices for the U.S. National Fungus Collections website. But U.S. National Fungus Collections provides links to other websites. When you leave the U.S. National Fungus Collections website (nt.ars-grin.gov and www.ars.usda.gov/main/site_main.htm?modecode=12-75-39-00), you will be going to sites that are beyond our control. We try to ensure that links that leave our site are clearly labeled. These other sites may send their own cookies to users, collect data, or solicit personal information. The privacy policies and procedures described here for U.S. National Fungus Collections do not apply to any external links. We encourage you to read the privacy policies of any site you link to from ours, especially if you share any personal information. Be informed. You are the person best qualified to protect your own privacy.