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Privacy Statement

Thank you for visiting the RAMP’s Web site and reviewing our privacy policy. This is how we handle information about your visit to our site. The information we receive depends on what you do here.
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Use and Privacy of Information Submitted

Submissions Are Voluntary

Information you submit through this Web site is voluntary, unless otherwise stated at the point of submission.

Public Disclosure of Submitted Information

Your submissions may be made public unless, at the point of collection, we have stated the information will be maintained in an NRC Privacy Act system of records or unless you seek protection of the information under Section 2.390 of Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations (Public inspections, exemptions, requests for withholding).

If you send us an e-mail or online form that includes personally identifiable information (for example, your home e-mail address, home mailing address, or home telephone or personal cellular telephone number), your information may also be shared with other NRC offices or its contractors to fully respond to your request or comment. Your submission, including personal information, may be shared, too, with other Federal or State agencies, the Congress, NRC licensees, or others, if necessary, to address matters raised in your submission.

Protection of Submitted Information from Public Disclosure

A. NRC Privacy Act System of Records

If any personal information you provide will be maintained in an NRC Privacy Act system of records you will be notified at the point of collection, through a Privacy Act statement, of the following: which system of records the information will be maintained in; the authority for and purpose of the system; statutorily-mandated disclosures and authorized routine uses; and the safeguards of the information, subject to the Privacy Act (5 U.S.C. 552a). The Privacy Act statement will also inform you whether providing information is mandatory or voluntary and the effects of not providing all or any part of the requested information. Information on NRC's Privacy Act regulations can be found at Part 9, Subpart B of Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations.

B. Section 2.390 Public Inspections, Exemptions, Requests for Withholding

Under Section 2.390 of Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations NRC may make submissions of information to the NRC publicly available unless the submitter specifically requests the agency not to do so. To withhold information from public disclosure on the grounds that it contains trade secrets or privileged or confidential, commercial, or financial information, an affidavit justifying the request to withhold information from public disclosure must accompany the submitted information.

We do not sell any personal information to third parties.

Use of Cookies

"Cookies" are small bits of text that are used either for the length of a visit ("session cookies") or saved on a user's hard drive to identify that user, or information about that user, the next time the user logs on to a Web site ("persistent cookies"). We use "session cookies" as place-keepers to retain context during an individual user session. They assist with movement throughout the site during that visit without any capacity to track users over time and across different Web sites. Session cookies are deleted at the end of a visit or they expire in a short time. We do not use persistent cookies or other persistent tracking technologies at this Web site except for users of our site search. You may disable cookies in the Web browser's preferences menu without affecting your ability to perform this type of search. Refer to your browser's preferences for more information on disabling cookies.

Linking to Other Web Sites

The RAMP Site includes hypertext links to information created and maintained by other agencies and organizations. NRC provides these links solely for your information and convenience. When you select a link to an outside Web site, you are leaving the RAMP site and are subject to the privacy and security policies of the owners/sponsors of the outside Web site.

  • The NRC does not control or guarantee the accuracy, relevance, timeliness or completeness of information contained on a linked Web site.
  • The NRC does not endorse the organizations sponsoring linked Web sites and we do not endorse the views they express or the products/services they offer.
  • The NRC does not and cannot authorize the use of copyrighted materials contained in linked Web sites. Users must request such authorization from the sponsor of the linked Web site.
  • The NRC is not responsible for transmissions users receive from linked Web sites.
  • The NRC does not guarantee that outside Web sites comply with the requirements of Section 508 (Accessibility Requirements) of the Rehabilitation Act.

Security

For site security purposes and to ensure that this site remains available to all users, NRC employs software programs that monitor network traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information or to otherwise cause damage. Unauthorized attempts to upload information or change information on this server are strictly prohibited and may be punishable under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of 1986 and the National Information Infrastructure Protection Act.

Except for authorized law enforcement investigations and the gathering of site usage statistics, 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 guidelines approved by NARA.