Privacy and Security Notice

The U.S. Sending State Office for Italy provides this web information service as a public service.

Information presented via this web service is considered public information and may be distributed or copied. Use of appropriate byline, photo, and image credits is requested. Contact us if you have questions about reusing materials from this site.

For site management, information may be collected for statistical purposes. This government computer system uses software programs to create summary statistics. The purposes of these summary statistics include assessing what information is of most and least interest, determining technical design specifications, monitoring system performance and identifying problem areas.

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.

Except for authorized law enforcement investigations, 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 National Archives and Records Administration General Schedule 20. All data collection activities are in strict accordance with DoD Directive 5240.1.

Unauthorized attempts to upload information or change information on this service are strictly prohibited and may be punishable under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of 1986 and the National Information Infrastructure Protection Act.

Please let us know if you have questions or comments about this policy.