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Web Policy for the USBC, EDNY

You are entering an official United States Government System, which may be used only for authorized purposes. Thank you for visiting the Internet Web site of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of New York.

We are committed to protecting your privacy rights. These rights are ensured through the Privacy Act and other federal statutes. We will not collect personal information about you just because you visit this site.

The Government may monitor and audit usage of this system, and all persons are hereby notified that use of this system constitutes consent to such monitoring and auditing. Unauthorized attempts to upload information and/or change information on these Web sites are strictly prohibited and are subject to prosecution under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of 1986 and Title 18 U.S.C. Secs. 1001 and 1030.

In order to improve the usefulness of this Web site for our visitors, we automatically collect and maintain statistical information from the site's data logs concerning network traffic flow and volume. This information consists of the name of the domain from which you access the Internet, the date and time you accessed this site, the item(s) you requested from the server, and the URL of the Web site from which you linked to our site. We also record the type and status code of the request (success/failure). This information does not identify individual visitors.

We do not use "cookies," a file placed on a visitor's hard drive that allows the Web site to monitor the individual's use of the site. No attempts are made to identify users unless illegal behavior is suspected. We also monitor network traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information or otherwise cause damage to the Web service. We focus on Web site security to help assure that this site remains available to you and other visitors.

When you send personally identifying information, such as through an email message or via a form filled out while you visit the site, be aware that confidentiality of Internet transmissions is not guaranteed. It is up to you if you want to assume the risk of an unauthorized person learning your email address or any other personal information you provide. For our part, we will not share the information you give us with anyone unless required by law. We also will not collect or sell your information for commercial purposes.