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BJA Website and My BJA Portal Usage Agreement

Terms & Conditions

1. User's Acceptance of Terms and Conditions

Each time a new user of the BJA My BJA portal initiates a registration request, he will receive a notice with a link to a Web page bearing the following Terms and Conditions. Acceptance of these Terms and Conditions will have to be indicated before the user is able to register.

2.  Terms and Conditions

  1. Notice to Users
    • You are accessing a U.S. Government information system, which includes: this computer, this computer network, all computers connected to this network, and all devices and storage media attached to this network or to a computer on this network. This information system is provided for U.S. Government-authorized use only.
    • Unauthorized or improper use of this system may result in disciplinary action, and civil and criminal penalties.
    • By using this information system, you understand and consent to the following:
      1. You have no reasonable expectation of privacy regarding any communications transmitted through or data stored on this information system. At any time, the government may monitor, intercept, search and/or seize data transiting or stored on this information system.
      2. Any communications transmitted through or data stored on this information system may be disclosed or used for any U.S. Government-authorized purpose.
      3. For further information see the Department order on Use and Monitoring of Department Computers and Computer Systems. (NIST 800-53)
  2. Use of Social Media (Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube)
    • The Department of Justice does not endorse the organizations or the views represented by this site and takes no responsibility for, and exercises no control over, the accuracy, accessibility, copyright or trademark compliance or legality of the material contained on these third party site.
  3. Use of Geographical Information System (GIS)
    • The BJA Events GIS Data is provided "as is" without warranty of any representation of accuracy, timeliness, or completeness. The Department makes no warranties, express or implied, as to the use of the Data. The user acknowledges and accepts the limitations of the Data, including the fact that the Data is dynamic and is in a constant state of maintenance, correction, and update.
    • BJA uses the Google Map API to provide the GIS capability. To deliver this service, we share the location data that you entered, either through search or as part of your registration profile with Google. At no point is personally identifiable information shared with Google in delivering this service.

3. Personally Identifiable Information/Privacy

Personal information provided as part of the registration process will not be published to the World Wide Web via this site or any other method for public consumption.  Information obtained is solely used enhance your experience while visiting the BJA site. To obtain access to the My BJA portal, the system will require your First and Last Names, Email Address, answers to two Security Questions, your Topics of interest, Organizational Affiliate, and your City and ZIP code.

BJA does not request that any personally identifiable information be needed to access the public portions of the website. All supplied information is strictly private to the user and is used by the system for personalization services. BJA does not rent, sell, or share personal information to any third parties.

  1. Information Collected and Stored Automatically

    If you visit our site to read or download information, we collect and store the following information about your visit:

    • The name of the Internet domain and the IP address (a number that is automatically assigned to your computer when you are using the Internet) from which you access our site;
    • The type of browser and operating system used to access our site;
    • The date and time you access our site;
    • The Internet address of the Web site from which you linked directly to our site; and
    • The pages you visit and the information you request.
    • This information is primarily collected for statistical analysis and technical improvements to the site. This government computer system uses software programs to create summary statistics, which may be used for such purposes as assessing what information is of most and least interest, determining technical design specifications, and identifying system performance or problem areas. In certain circumstances, however, we may take additional steps to identify you based on this information and we may share this information, including your identity, with other government agencies.
  2. Cookies

    "Cookies" are small bits of text that are either used for the duration of a session ("session cookies"), or saved on a user's hard drive in order to identify that user, or information about that user, the next time the user logs on to a Web site ("persistent cookies"). The Department's Web site and its component sites do not use persistent cookies. One or more of the Department's component sites may use session cookies to provide streamlined navigation throughout their sites and for statistical analysis. These session cookies are deleted from the component's server soon after your session ends and are not collected or saved. You can set up your Web browser to inform you when cookies are set or to prevent cookies from being set. You can still use our Web site if you do not accept the cookies, but you may be unable to use certain cookie-dependent features.

  3.  Security

    For site security purposes and to ensure that 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. Anyone using this system expressly consents to such monitoring and is advised that if such monitoring reveals evidence of possible abuse or criminal activity, such evidence may be provided to appropriate law enforcement officials. Unauthorized attempts to upload or change information on this server are strictly prohibited and may be punishable by law, including the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of 1986 and the National Information Infrastructure Protection Act of 1996.

Acknowledgement of these terms and conditions are required to use the personalization features contained within the My BJA Portal. You do not have to provide any personal information to visit the public portions of the Web site. The My BJA portal contains the same public domain information with tools to assist the user in personalizing their experience when visiting BJA.gov.