Privacy Statement


This site is intended for the use of the Air Force [or military, DOD, government audiences] only. Do not reproduce or distribute the content of this site to a wider audience without coordination with the information owner, your unit legal and public affairs offices.

For site management, information is collected for statistical purposes. This government computer system uses software programs to create summary statistics which are 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

Sample of Collected Information -

Sample Log entry: xxx.yyy.com - - 28/Jan/1997:00:00:01 -0500 "GET /AFServices/news/nr012797.html HTTP/1.0" 200 16704 Mozilla 3.0/http://www.google.com

xxx.yyy.com (or 123.123.23.12)-- this is the host name (or IP address) associated with the requester (you as the visitor). In this case, (.com) the requester is coming from a commercial address (.com). Depending on the requester’s method of network connection, the host name (or IP address) may or may not identify a specific computer. Connections via many Internet ServiceProviders assign different IP addresses for each session, so the host name identifies only the ISP. The host name (or IP address) will identify a specific computer if that computer has a fixed IP address.
28/Jan/1997:00:00:01 -0500 -- this is the date and time of the request.
"GET /AFServices/news/nr012797.html HTTP/1.0" -- this is the location of the requested file on AFSVA web site(s).
200 -- this is the status code - 200 is OK - the request was filled.
16704 -- this is the size of the requested file in bytes.
Mozilla 3.0 -- this identifies the type of browser software used to access the page, which indicates what design parameters to use in constructing the pages.
http://www.google.com - this indicates the last site the person visited, which indicates how people find AFSVA web site(s). Requests for other types of documents use similar information. No personally-identifying information is collected.

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.

Use raw data logs only to identify individual users for authorized law enforcement investigations or national security purposes. These logs are scheduled for regular destruction in accordance with the Air Force Web-RIMS RDS.
Unauthorized attempts to deny service, upload information, alter information, or attempt to access a non-public site from this service are strictly prohibited and may result in criminal prosecution under Title 18, U.S.C., Section 1030, The National Information Infrastructure Protection Act, or other applicable criminal laws.

If you have any questions or comments about the information presented here, please send them to the websupport@afsv.net.

Depending upon the requestor’s method of network connection, the host name (or IP address) may or may not identify a specific computer. Connections via the many ISPs assign different IP addresses for each session, so the host name identifies only theISP. The host name (or IP address) identifies a specific computer if the computer uses a fixed IP address.

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