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Privacy Statement
This is an official Web site of Customs and Border Protection and is provided as a public service. Information presented on the site is considered public information and may be distributed or copied for non-commercial purposes, except where third party copyright notification exists. Use of appropriate byline/photo/image credits is requested.
Information Collection and Use

We will not obtain personally identifying information about you when you visit our site unless you choose to provide us with such information. This site does not use "persistent cookies," which can record visitors' movements, and can store the collected information on visitors' hard drives.

Note: Although the Customs and Border Protection Web site does not use these permanent cookies, our Web site has links to electronic newspapers and other organizations that may use them.

If you send us email or fill out a feedback form pertaining to CBP operations, we would use that information solely to respond to your message.

We may share the information you give us with another government agency only if your inquiry relates to that agency, or as otherwise required by law.
We do not create individual profiles with the information you provide, nor do we give it away or sell it.
For site management purposes, we collect a variety of information including: the name of the domain from which you access the Internet, date and time of your visit, your browser name, pages visited, the Internet address of the Web site from which you linked directly to our site and other miscellaneous site references. We use this information to help us make our site more useful to visitors like you.
Our system uses software programs to create summary statistics, which are used for Web site planning and maintenance, determining technical design specifications, and analyzing system performance.
Except for authorized law enforcement investigations and as stated above, no other attempts are made to identify individual users or their usage habits. Server logs as described above are scheduled for regular destruction in accordance with the National Archives and Records Administration.
Security Notification
You are entering an Official United States Government System, which may be used only for authorized purposes. The Government may monitor and audit usage of this system, and all persons are hereby notified that use of this system constitutes consent to such monitoring and auditing. Unauthorized attempts to upload information and/or change information on this Web site are strictly prohibited and are subject to prosecution under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of 1986 and Title 18 U.S.C. Sec.1001 and 1030.

Copyright Notice
Unless a copyright is indicated, information on the Customs and Border Protection Web site is in the public domain and may be reproduced, published or otherwise used without the permission of the CBP. We request only that the CBP be cited as the source of the information and that any photo credits or bylines be similarly credited to the photographer, author, or CBP, as appropriate.

If a copyright is indicated on a photo, graphic, or any other material, permission to copy these materials must be obtained from the original source.

This copyright notice does not pertain to information at Web sites other than the CBP Web site.

Use of the Customs and Border Protection Emblem, Name, or Seal
Federal law (31 U.S.C. § 333; 31 CFR Part 27) prohibits use of the words "Customs and Border Protection," "CBP," any symbol, emblem, seal, or badge of Customs and Border Protection (or any entity of the Department of Homeland Security) or any colorable imitation of such words, initials, symbols, emblems, or seals in connection with any advertisement, solicitation, business activity, or product where such use could reasonably be interpreted as conveying the false impression that such advertisement, solicitation, business activity, or product is in any manner approved, endorsed, sponsored, or authorized by, or associated with, Customs and Border Protection, Department of Homeland Security, or any other entity of the Department of Homeland Security.

Note: This Web site is provided for the convenience of the public, but due to the nature of this medium, only the latest printed version of a law, regulation or Federal Register notice should be considered official.

Links to Other Sites: Any links on have been provided for your convenience. Neither the U.S. government nor CBP controls or guarantees the accuracy, relevance, timeliness or completeness of any linked information. Further, the inclusion of hyperlinks to other Web sites is not intended to assign importance to those sites and the information contained therein, nor is it intended to endorse, recommend or favor any views expressed, or commercial products or services offered on these outside sites, or the organizations sponsoring the sites, by trade name, trademark, manufacture or otherwise. Once you link to another Web site, you are leaving and are subject to the disclaimers, security and privacy policies of the new site.