For site security purposes and to ensure that this service remains available to all users, FPDS webservers employ industry-standard methods to monitor network traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information, or otherwise cause damage. Unauthorized attempts to upload information or change information on FPDS servers 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. In the specific context of this security monitoring, there is no expectation of privacy. However, only in the case of actual law enforcement investigations, will we attempt to identify individual users or their usage habits.
   Authorization to Public Access
This is a United States (General Services Administration) computer system, which may be accessed only for official government use by authorized users.
   How we handle the information we gather when you visit our web site
We collect and store only the following information about you: The date and time you access our site; the item you requested from the server. When we examine this data, it is always presented in an aggregate form. Except as outlined in the Security section at the bottom of this document, we do not track or look at individuals' usage behavior.
   If you identify yourself by sending an E-mail:
When you send us personally-identifying information, (e.g., in an electronic mail message containing a question or comment), or by filling out a form that E-mails us this information, we use this information to respond to your request. We may also forward your E-mail to other FPDS experts, who are better able to answer your questions.
   If you identify yourself by registering:
The public is authorized to use this site to retrieve procurement data.
When you register as a user of FPDS, we use that information to ensure you get the service you request. In addition, we may follow-up via email to obtain your feedback about the quality of the services you received. You may delete the registration data, and we will not retain any record of your registration.
   We want to make it clear that we will not obtain personally-identifying information about you when you visit our site, unless you choose to provide such information to us. Except for authorized law enforcement investigations, or as otherwise required by law, we do not share any information we receive with any outside parties.
   Links to other sites:
The documents posted on this Website may contain hypertext links or pointers to information created and maintained by other public and private organizations. These links and pointers are provided for visitors' convenience. FPDS does not control or guarantee the accuracy, timeliness, or completeness of any linked information from non-FPDS sites.
The inclusion of links or pointers to Web sites is not intended to assign importance to those sites or the information contained therein, nor is it intended to endorse or recommend any views expressed, or products or services offered on these sites.
   Cookie Policy:

What is a Cookie?
A cookie is a small piece of information that is sent to your browser-- along with a Web page-- when you access a Web site. There are two kinds of cookies. A session cookie is a line of text that is stored temporarily in your computer's RAM. Because a session cookie is never written to a drive, it is destroyed as soon as you close your browser. A persistent cookie is a more permanent line of text that gets saved by your browser to a file on your hard drive. Depending on your browser settings, you may receive notification that a given site is requesting cookie information, possibly with an expiration date. Persistent cookies have an expiration date in the future. Session cookies have no date associated with them.

Use of Cookies
When you login to FPDS the site will create a session cookie. The cookie will contain only a randomly generated session number to allow for efficient and secure processing of your updates to FPDS-NG. This session cookie is destroyed as soon as you close your browser - no persistent cookies storing personnel information are created.

For more information on privacy and security, see GSA's Privacy and Security Policy.

   If you have any questions about these policies, contact us