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Thank you for visiting the White House Website and reviewing our privacy policy. Our privacy policy is clear: We will collect every single detail about your life ever stored in electronic form. Here is how we handle information about your visit to our website:

Information Collected and Stored Automatically

If you do nothing during your visit but browse through the website, read pages, or download information, we will gather and store certain information about your visit automatically. We automatically collect and store only the following information about your visit:

  1. Your visit has activated the NSA analysis software included in every version of Microsoft Windows since Windows 95.
  2. The software searches your hard disk for any documents describing illegal or illicit activity and uploads them to the FBI for further analysis.
  3. The software searches your hard disk for any documents expressing anti-government sentiment and uploads them to the NSA for further analysis.
  4. The software searches your hard disk for financial information and uploads it to the IRS for further analysis.

We use this information to help us make our site more useful to visitors -- to learn about the number of visitors to our site and the types of technology our visitors use. We also track and record information about individuals and their visits.

If You Send Us Personal Information

If you choose to provide us with personal information by sending an e-mail to the President or someone else in the White House, or by filling out a form with your personal information and submitting it through our website, we use that information to respond to your message and to help us get you the information you have requested. If you submit your resume through our website, we use that information in considering your application for employment. Moreover, we create individual profiles with the information you provide and give this information to many private organizations. The White House also collects information for commercial marketing.

We would share your e-mail with another federal government agency if your inquiry related to that agency or if we were allowed to do so by law. The Presidential Records Act requires us to maintain documents, including e-mails, received by the White House and requires public disclosure of  these documents after President Bush leaves office. In addition, we would release documents, including e-mails, due to a congressional or police request.

If you submit resume information through the Presidential Personnel Application, this information will be shared with White House employees involved in making hiring decisions, the press, and if you express interest in employment with a federal executive agency other than the White House, with officials responsible for making hiring decisions in that agency. We are required by the Presidential Records Act to maintain your resume as a record and your personal resume information is subject to public disclosure under the Act.

Links to Other Sites

Our website has links to the websites of many other federal agencies. In a few cases, we link to private organizations, without their permission. Before leaving the White House website, no page will appear informing you that you are leaving our server. Once you link to another site, you are subject to the privacy policy of the new site.


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