This page describes how we handle the personal information you provide to us via our website and online forms. Federal law requires us to tell you how we collect, use, share, and protect your personal information. Federal law also limits how we can use your personal information. Personal information may include your name; email, home, and/or business address; phone numbers; Social Security Number; Passport Number; or other information that identifies you personally.

Information Collection and Use

If you visit our site to read or download information, such as country information about one of our projects, we collect general log information but do not collect personal information. General log information collected may include, but is not limited to: Internet Domain (e.g. “”) Internet Protocol (IP) address Operating System Browser used to access the site (e.g. Internet Explorer, Safari, Firefox, Chrome) Date & Time of access Pages viewed upon visit Demographic categories (e.g., age range and gender) Market affinity categories We use this information to measure the number of visitors to the different sections of our site, to find out what information is most viewed, and to help us make our website more useful to our visitors. Except for law enforcement investigations, or protection of the MCC information technology infrastructure as authorized by law, we make no other attempts to identify you or your usage habits. We use general logs for no other purposes than the purposes described above, and we regularly destroy these logs in accordance with General Records Schedules published by the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) and agency record control schedule requirements. If you leave a comment or utilize one of our online forms and voluntarily provide your personal information, we will only utilize the information you provide to respond to you or process your request

Use of Cookies and Tracking Technologies

There are two common kinds of Cookies: A Session Cookie is a line of text that is stored temporarily in your computer’s random access memory (RAM). A session cookie is destroyed as soon as you close your browser. A Persistent Cookie is a line of text that is saved to a file on your hard drive and is called up the next time you visit that website. This lets the website remember information about your previous visits and use of the website. Because of MCC’s multi-web server configuration, any page that is served securely, where the URL starts with https:// (also known as SSL or secure socket layer), sets a persistent cookie that expires and is deleted after one hour. Typically, the only pages served securely are those containing web forms. This cookie ensures that you—the user—stay on the same web server and maintain the secure connection through the process of completing and submitting the web form. To opt-out of having this cookie set, visit Web Measurement and Customization Opt-out at Please be aware that some of the links on the MCC website may point you to a non‐MCC site that may place persistent cookies on your computer. You can expect to be notified that you are leaving the MCC site when you select one of these links. For more information on how to “opt-out” of cookies, visit Web Measurement and Customization Opt-out at Users opting-out of this web measurement technology will have the same access to content as users who do not

Sharing of Information

We do not sell, rent, or otherwise provide your personal information to outside marketers or third parties. Information collected via the MCC website may be shared with employees, contractors, and other service providers (such as other U.S. Government agencies) only as necessary to respond to a request, provide a service, or as otherwise authorized by law.

Disclaimer of Liability

Every effort is made to provide accurate and complete information. However, we cannot guarantee that there will be no errors. We make no claims, promises or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness, or adequacy of the contents of this website and expressly disclaim liability for errors and omissions in the contents of this website. With respect to the content of this site, neither the United States Government, nor MCC, nor their employees and contractors make any warranty, expressed or implied or statutory, including but not limited to the warranties of non‐infringement of third party rights, title, and the warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose with respect to content available from this MCC website or other Internet resources linked from it. Additionally, neither the U.S. Government nor MCC assume any legal liability for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information, product, or process disclosed herein nor freedom from computer virus, and do not represent that use of such information, product, or process would not infringe on privately owned rights.