Thanks for visiting the Department of Global Elections website and reviewing our privacy policy! Our privacy policy is plain and simple. We collect personal information like names or addresses when you visit our website. Information systems are intended for communication, transmission, processing and storage information. These systems are subject to monitoring, protecting against improper or unauthorized use or access, and verifying the presence or performance of applicable security features or procedures. Such security monitoring may result in the acquisition, recording and analysis of all data being communicated, transmitted, processed or stored in this system by a user. If security monitoring reveals evidence of possible criminal activity, such evidence may be provided to law enforcement personnel. Use of this system constitutes consent to such security monitoring. The section below explains how we handle and collect technical information when you visit our website.

When you browse, read pages or download information on the Global Elections website, we automatically gather and store certain technical information about your visit. This information identifies who you are and how you vote. The information we collect and store about your visit is listed below:

-The Internet domain (for example, "" if you use a private Internet access account, or "" if you connect from a university's domain) and IP address (an IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer whenever you are surfing the Web) from which you access our website;

-The type of browser (e.g., Netscape, Internet Explorer) and operating system (Windows, Unix) used to access our site;

-The date and time you access our site;

-The pages you visit; and

-If you linked to the Global Elections website from another website, the address of that website.

This information is only used to help make you more useful for us. With this data we learn about the number of visitors to our site and the types of technology our visitors use. We track and record information about individuals and their visits.

Global Elections links to many websites created and maintained by other public and/or private organizations. Global Elections provides these links as a service to our users. When users link to an outside website, they are leaving the Global Elections site and are subject to the privacy and security policies of the owners/sponsors of the outside website(s).