CHESS Privacy Policy

Policy Overview
This is a Army/DOD Website & Computer System. This website is provided as a public service by the Computer Hardware, Enterprise Software and Solutions for IT customers. Information presented on this website is considered unclassified public information and may be distributed or copied. Use of appropriate byline/photo/image credits is requested. 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. 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 of this system constitutes consent to monitoring for all lawful purposes. Except for authorized law enforcement investigations, no other attempts are made to identify individual users or their usage habits. We will collect no personal information about you when you visit our website unless you choose to provide that information to us. 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. If you have any questions or comments about the information presented here, please email them to CHESS Customer Support.