Privacy Policy

Thank you for visiting the website and reviewing our privacy statement. Our privacy policy is clear: We do not collect any personal identifiable information, (PII), without your explicit consent.

Here is how we handle your information when you visit our website:

Information Collected and Stored Automatically When you browse through the NoGOV website, read pages, or download information, we may gather and store certain information about your visit automatically. We may use technologies to gauge your browsing habits or web surfing history to improve the information presented to you.

The information we store does not identify you personally. We automatically collect and store only the following information about your visit:

The Internet domain and IP address from which you access our website. For example, if you access our website from school, we see "" and the school's IP address; The type of browser and operating system used to access our site; The date and time you access our site; The pages you visit; and If you linked to the NoGOV website from another website, the address of that website. We use this information to help us make our site more useful, to learn about the number of visitors to our site, the types of technology our visitors are using to visit our website, and to present relevant information to you based on your website browsing requests.

We do not track your web activities beyond your browsing the NoGOV website. We do not cross reference your browsing habits with other entities, and we do not sell or give away your information to other entities.

Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) COPPA applies to the online collection of personal information from children under age 13. NoGOV complies with COPPA and does not knowingly collect personal information about children.

Cookies When you visit some websites, their web servers generate pieces of information known as cookies. Some cookies collect personal information to recognize your computer in the future.

Cookies are small files that web servers place on a user's hard drive that helps a website or service. There are two types of cookies:

Session cookies, also known as transient or per session cookies, serve technical purposes, like providing seamless navigation through They are stored in temporary memory and are only available during an active browser session. Once you close your browser, the cookie disappears. Persistent cookies, also known as permanent or stored cookies, are used to collect identifying information about the user, such as user name, web surfing behavior or user preference for a specific website. These cookies operate until they expire or a user deletes them. NoGOV may use both types of cookies to improve our on-line services to you.

You can disable cookies by adjusting the setting on your web browser.

You Send Us Personal Information If you choose to provide us with personal information, as in an e-mail to the Admin or other NoGOV staff, or by filling out a form and submitting it to us through our website, we use that information to respond to your message. This also helps us to locate the information you have requested. We treat e-mails the same way that we handle paper-based correspondence sent to We do not create individual profiles with the information you provide, nor will the information you provide be shared with any private organizations. NoGOV does not collect information for commercial marketing.

When You Visit Websites Please read the Privacy Statement of each website you visit. Our website has links to several other sites. In a few cases, we link to private organizations with their permission. Once you access another site through a link that we provide, you are subject to the Privacy Statement of the other organization's site.

Website Security Information presented on the NoGOV website is considered public information and may be distributed or copied. Use of appropriate byline/photo/image credits is requested.

1. For site security purposes and to ensure that this web site service remains available to all users, NoGOV employs monitoring technology to identify unauthorized attempts to upload, change, or otherwise cause damage to NoGOV information or systems.

2. Unauthorized attempts to upload information or change information on this website are strictly prohibited and may be punishable under the National Information Infrastructure Protection Act.

Privacy Impact Assessment A privacy impact assessment (PIA) is an analysis of how information is handled: (i) to ensure handling conforms to applicable legal, regulatory, and policy requirements regarding privacy, (ii) to determine the risks and effects of collecting, maintaining and disseminating information in identifiable form in an electronic information system, and (iii) to examine and evaluate protections and alternative processes for handling information to mitigate potential privacy risks.

Social Media

The NoGOV uses third-party services such as Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube to communicate and interact with the public. You may encounter these services as separate websites (for example, the NOGOV twitter account), or as applications embedded within the NoGOV's websites. These services are controlled and operated by third parties, and are not NoGOV websites or applications. By interacting with NoGOV through these third-party services, you may be providing third parties access to your personal information which can be used to distinguish or trace your identity. Any information collected by a third-party service is subject to the privacy policies of the third-party service provider. These third-party services may, for example, use persistent (multi-session) cookies.

Generally, NoGOV does not collect, disseminate, or maintain any personally identifiable information about you maintained by third party sites. However, you should be aware that NoGOV may read, review, or rely upon information that you make publicly available on these services.

Comment Policies

The purpose of the NoGOV's new media communication forums, such as NoGOV blogs, collaborative tools, and other sites, is to share news and information regarding the activities, policies, and programs of NoGOV and its employees. We encourage discussion and comments on posts. Your insights are important to ensure Americans nationwide are informed and can be a part of the NoGOV's work, every day.

If you have any comments or questions about the information presented here, please forward your concerns to the NoGOV Privacy Mailbox at

Mar 9, 2019 Revision 1

Terms of Use Agreement:

Welcome to the website, (the “Website”) This Terms of Use Agreement (the “Terms”) creates a legal contract between you and NoGOV regarding your use of the Website. Whenever “NoGOV” or “We” are used, it refers to NoGOV and its affiliates. “You” or “Users” refers to you and all users who visit, use, post to or otherwise access the Website including those who act on behalf of a business or other entity. BY USING THE WEBSITE, YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOU HAVE READ, UNDERSTOOD, AND TO THE EXTENT ALLOWED BY LAW, AGREE TO THESE TERMS 1. Eligibility. You represent that you are 18 years of age or older and are fully able and competent to enter into a contract and otherwise abide by these Terms. 2. Privacy Statement. You expressly acknowledge that NoGOV has a legitimate interest in the collection and/or processing of your personal data, as more fully described in this Privacy Statement, which is incorporated into and is subject to the Terms. 3. Modification of the Terms. NoGOV reserves the right to change these Terms at any time without notice to you other than through by posting such modified Terms on the Website. It is your responsibility to check the Website periodically for changes. Your continued use of the Website after the posting of changes to the Terms constitutes an acknowledgement of and agreement to this provision. 4. Website Access. NoGOV grants you permission to use the Website as set forth in these Terms, provided that: (1) you use the Website solely for your personal, private, and noncommercial use; (2) you do not copy, publicly display, or distribute any part of the Website in any medium without NoGOV’s prior written authorization; (3) you do not alter or modify any part of the Website other than as may be reasonably necessary to use the Website for its intended purposes (4) you do not engage in any of the prohibited uses described below; and (5) you will otherwise fully comply with these Terms and any and all applicable laws. 5. Ownership; Proprietary Rights. Unless otherwise provided by NoGOV, all content, visual interfaces, interactive features, information, graphics, design, compilation, computer code, software, products, services, marketing material, research material, reports, studies, and all other elements of the Website found on the Website are solely NoGOV’s intellectual property (“Intellectual Property”) and is protected by United States laws and all other relevant and applicable intellectual property and proprietary rights and laws. 6. Prohibited Uses. As a condition of your use of the Website, you will not use the Website for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these Terms. Access to the Website from territories where access or use thereof is illegal is strictly prohibited. 6.1 No Commercial Use. Any use by you of the Website other than for private, non-commercial use is strictly prohibited without the express, written consent of NoGOV. You shall not to reproduce, duplicate, copy, sell, trade, resell, distribute or exploit, any portion of the Website, use of the Website, access to the Website, or content obtained from the Website, for any purpose other than for your personal, private, non-commercial purposes unless you have received prior written approval from NoGOV. 6.2 No Harassment or Unauthorized Data Collection. You shall not defame, harass, abuse, threaten, stalk or defraud, disparage users of the Website, or collect, or attempt to collect, personal data about Users or third parties without their express written consent. 6.3 No Malware and Quiet Enjoyment. You shall not intentionally interfere with or damage, impair or disable the operation of the Website or any User’s enjoyment of it, by any means, including uploading or otherwise disseminating viruses, worms, spyware, adware, or other malicious code. 6.4 No Rights or Copyright Circumvention. You shall not remove, circumvent, disable, damage, or otherwise interfere with any security-related features of the Website, features that prevent or restrict the use or copying of any content accessible through the Website, or features that enforce limitations on the use of the Website. 6.5 No Unauthorized Access. You shall not attempt to gain unauthorized access to the Website, or any part of it, other accounts, computer systems, or networks connected to the Website, or any part of it, through hacking, password mining, or any other means, or interfere or attempt to interfere with the proper working of the Website or any activities conducted on the Website. 6.6 No Modifications of the Website. You shall not obtain or attempt to obtain any materials or information through any means not intentionally made available through the Website. You shall not modify the Website in any manner or form, nor use modified versions of the Website, including, without limitation, for the purpose of obtaining unauthorized access to the Website. 6.7 No Scraping. You shall not use any robot, spider, scraper, or other automated means or technology to access the Website for any purpose without our express written permission or bypass our robot exclusion headers or other measures we may use to prevent or restrict access to the Website. 6.8 No Framing or Other Misappropriation. You shall not utilize framing techniques to enclose any trademark, logo, or other Intellectual Property without our express written consent. You shall not use any meta-tags or any other “hidden text” utilizing NoGOV’s name or trademarks without our express written consent. 6.9 No Improper Linking. You will promptly remove any links that NoGOV finds, in its sole discretion, to be objectionable. You shall not use any NoGOV logos, graphics, or trademarks as part of the link without our express written consent. 6.10 No Spam. You shall not make unsolicited offers, advertisements, proposals, or send junk mail or spam to other Users of the Website. This includes, but is not limited to, unsolicited advertising, promotional materials or other solicitation material, bulk mailing of commercial advertising, chain mail, informational announcements, charity requests, and petitions for signatures. 6.11 No Reverse Engineering. You shall not reverse engineer, decompile, disassemble or otherwise attempt to discover the source code of the Website or any part thereof, except and only to the extent that such activity is expressly permitted by applicable law notwithstanding this limitation. 6.12 No Modifications or Derivatives. You shall not modify, adapt, translate, or create derivative works based upon the Website or any part thereof, except and only to the extent that such activity is expressly permitted by applicable law notwithstanding this limitation. 7. Availability of Service. NoGOV may make changes to or discontinue any of the products, services, or functionalities of the Website at any time, and without notice. Any changes to or discontinuation of the Website by NoGOV will be without liability to you. 8. Feedback and Termination. If you are dissatisfied with the Website, please let us know by electronic mailing us at Your input is valuable to us. You may terminate these Terms at any time by simply discontinuing Your use of any and all parts of the Website. 9. Indemnification, Hold Harmless. You agree to indemnify and hold harmless NoGOV, its affiliates, or any related companies (including those which share substantially common ownership), its suppliers, licensors, and partners, and the officers, directors, employees, agents, and representatives of any of them from any and all claims, losses, obligations, damages, liabilities, costs or debt, and expenses (including attorney’s fees) arising out of: (1) Your misuse of the Website (2) Your violation of these Terms; (3) Your violation of the rights of any other person or entity, and (4) Your breach of the foregoing representations, warranties, and covenants. NoGOV reserves the right, at Your expense, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter for which You are required to indemnify us and You agree to cooperate with our defense of these claims. You agree not to settle any matter without the prior written consent of NoGOV and NoGOV will use reasonable efforts to notify You of any such claim, action, or proceeding upon becoming aware of it. 10. Disclaimers; No Warranties. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE PURSUANT TO APPLICABLE LAW, NoGOV AND ITS AFFILIATES HEREBY DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, STATUTORY, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT OF PROPRIETARY RIGHTS. NO ADVICE OR INFORMATION, WHETHER ORAL OR WRITTEN, OBTAINED BY YOU FROM NoGOV OR THROUGH THE WEBSITE WILL CREATE ANY WARRANTY NOT EXPRESSLY STATED HEREIN. YOU EXPRESSLY ACKNOWLEDGE THAT THE TERM “NoGOV” INCLUDES NoGOV’S OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, REPRESENTATIVES, SHAREHOLDERS, AGENTS, SUPPLIERS, LICENSORS, AFFILIATES, AND SUBCONTRACTORS. 10.1 “As is” and “As available” and “With All Faults”. YOU EXPRESSLY AGREE THAT THE USE OF THE WEBSITE IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. THE WEBSITE, CONTENT, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, SERVICES, OR APPLICATIONS MADE AVAILABLE IN CONJUNCTION WITH OR THROUGH THE WEBSITE ARE PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE,” “WITH ALL FAULTS” BASIS AND WITHOUT WARRANTIES OR REPRESENTATIONS OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. 10.2 Website Operation and Content. NoGOV, ITS SUPPLIERS, LICENSORS, AFFILIATES, AND PARTNERS DO NOT WARRANT THAT THE NoGOV MATERIALS, USER SUBMISSIONS, WEBSITE, OR ANY OTHER INFORMATION OFFERED ON OR THROUGH THE WEBSITE OR ANY REFERENCE SITES WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, OR FREE OF ERRORS, VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS, AND DO NOT WARRANT THAT ANY OF THE FOREGOING WILL BE CORRECTED. 10.3 Accuracy. NoGOV DOES NOT WARRANT OR MAKE ANY REPRESENTATIONS REGARDING THE USE OR THE RESULTS OF THE USE OF THE WEBSITE OR ANY REFERENCE SITES IN TERMS OF CORRECTNESS, ACCURACY, RELIABILITY, OR OTHERWISE. 10.4 Harm to Your Computer. YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT YOUR USE OF THE WEBSITE (INCLUDING RSS FEEDS) IS AT YOUR OWN DISCRETION AND YOUR OWN RISK AND THAT YOU WILL BE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE TO YOUR PROPERTY (INCLUDING YOUR COMPUTER SYSTEM) OR LOSS OF DATA THAT RESULTS FROM THE USE, ACCESS, DOWNLOAD OR ANY OTHER USE OF SUCH MATERIAL OR DATA. 11. Limitation of Liability. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES, AND UNDER NO LEGAL THEORY, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, NEGLIGENCE, SHALL NoGOV OR ITS AFFILIATES, CONTRACTORS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, OR THIRD PARTY PARTNERS OR SUPPLIERS, BE LIABLE FOR ANY SPECIAL, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES (INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, LOSS OF PROFITS, DATA OR USE OR COST OF COVER) ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THESE TERMS OR THAT RESULT FROM YOUR USE OR THE INABILITY TO USE ANY USER SUBMISSIONS OR ANY REFERENCE SITES, THE WEBSITE ITSELF, OR ANY OTHER INTERACTIONS WITH NoGOV, EVEN IF NoGOV OR AN AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. 11.1 Limitation of Damages. IN NO EVENT SHALL NoGOV OR ITS AFFILIATES, CONTRACTORS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, OR THIRD PARTY PARTNERS, LICENSORS OR SUPPLIERS’ TOTAL LIABILITY TO YOU FOR ALL DAMAGES, LOSSES, AND CAUSES OF ACTION ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THESE TERMS OR YOUR USE OF THE WEBSITE (WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), WARRANTY, OR OTHERWISE) EXCEED ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS. 12. Limitations by Applicable Law. CERTAIN JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW LIMITATIONS ON IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF CERTAIN DAMAGES. IF YOU RESIDE IN SUCH A JURISDICTION, SOME OR ALL OF THE ABOVE DISCLAIMERS, EXCLUSIONS, OR LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU, AND YOU MAY HAVE ADDITIONAL RIGHTS. THE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSIONS OF WARRANTIES, REMEDIES, OR LIABILITY CONTAINED IN THESE TERMS APPLY TO YOU TO THE FULLEST EXTENT SUCH LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSIONS ARE PERMITTED UNDER THE LAWS OF THE JURISDICTION IN WHICH YOU ARE LOCATED. 12.1 Basis of the Bargain. YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT NoGOV HAS OFFERED USE OF ITS WEBSITE, AND HAVE ENTERED INTO THESE TERMS IN RELIANCE UPON THE WARRANTY DISCLAIMERS AND THE LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY SET FORTH HEREIN, THAT THE WARRANTY DISCLAIMERS AND THE LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY SET FORTH HEREIN REFLECT A REASONABLE AND FAIR ALLOCATION OF RISK BETWEEN YOU AND NoGOV, AND THAT THE WARRANTY DISCLAIMERS AND THE LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY SET FORTH HEREIN FORM AN ESSENTIAL BASIS OF THE BARGAIN BETWEEN YOU AND NoGOV. YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT NoGOV WOULD NOT BE ABLE TO PROVIDE THE WEBSITE TO YOU ON AN ECONOMICALLY REASONABLE BASIS WITHOUT THESE LIMITATIONS. 13. Digital Millennium Copyright Act. If you are a copyright owner or an agent thereof, and You believe that content appearing on the Website infringes your copyrights, then You may submit a notification pursuant to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”) by providing NoGOV’s Designated Copyright Agent with the following information in writing:

a physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed, or, if multiple copyrighted works on the Website are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works on the Website identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled, and information reasonably sufficient to permit NoGOV to locate the material information reasonably sufficient to permit NoGOV to contact the complaining party, such as an address, telephone number, and, if available, an electronic mail address at which the complaining party may be contacted a statement that the complaining party has a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law (for example, “I am under the good faith belief that the use of the copyrighted content that is identified herein is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law.”) and a statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that the complaining party is authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed (for example, “I swear, under penalty of perjury, that the information in this notification is accurate and that I am the copyright owner, or authorized to act on behalf of the copyright owner, of the copyright(s) that is/are allegedly infringed by the aforementioned content.”) Please consult your legal counsel or see 17 U.S.C. § 512 to confirm these requirements.

NoGOV does not permit copyright infringing activities and infringement of intellectual property rights on the Website, and NoGOV will remove all Content and User Submissions if properly notified that such Content or User Submission infringes on another’s intellectual property rights. It is NoGOV’s policy to respond promptly to notices of alleged infringement that comply with the DMCA.

To receive notifications and counter-notifications of claimed infringement, NoGOV’s Designated Copyright Agent can be reached as follows: NoGOV Legal Department, by electronic mail at For clarity, only DMCA notices should go to the Designated Copyright Agent. Any other feedback, comments, requests for technical support, or other communications should be directed to NoGOV Customer Service Department through You acknowledge that if you fail to comply with all of the requirements of this section, your DMCA notice may not be valid. Please note that under Section 512(f) of the DMCA, any person who knowingly materially misrepresents that material or activity is infringing and may be subject to liability. 14. Miscellaneous 14.1 Notice. NoGOV may provide you with notices, including those regarding changes to NoGOV’s terms and conditions, by postings on the Website, via electronic mail, or by U.S. mail. Notice sent via e-mail will be deemed given twenty-four hours after such e-mail is sent, unless NoGOV is notified that the electronic mail address is invalid. Alternatively, we may give you legal notice by mail to a postal address, if provided by you through the Website. In such case, notice will be deemed given three days after the date of mailing. 14.2 Dispute Resolution, Choice of Law and Forum. Except for disputes alleging a violation of the U.S. Privacy Framework, if applicable, any disputes arising between you and NoGOV, will be governed in all respects by the laws of the State of Pennsylvania and any claim or dispute shall be brought in the exclusive jurisdiction of the federal or state courts located in PA. 14.3 Waiver. A provision of these Terms may be waived only by a written instrument executed by the party entitled to the benefit of such provision. The failure of NoGOV to exercise or enforce any right or provision of these Terms will not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. 14.4 Severability. If any provision of these Terms shall be unlawful, void, or for any reason unenforceable, then that provision shall be deemed severable from these Terms and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions. 14.5 Assignment. The Terms, and any rights and licenses granted hereunder, may not be transferred or assigned by You, but may be assigned, in whole or in part, by NoGOV without restriction. Any assignment attempted to be made by You in violation of these Terms shall be void. 14.6 No Agency. You agree that no joint venture, partnership, employment, or agency relationship exists between You and NoGOV as a result of these Terms or use of the Website. 14.7 Survival. Notwithstanding the expiration or termination of these Terms, it is acknowledged that those rights and obligations by their nature are intended to survive such expiration or earlier termination will survive. 14.8 Headings. The heading references herein are for convenience purposes only, do not constitute a part of these Terms, and shall not be deemed to limit or affect any of the provisions hereof. 14.9 Entire Agreement. This is the entire agreement between You and NoGOV relating to the subject matter herein and supersedes all previous communications, representations, understandings and agreements, either oral or written, between the parties with respect to said subject matter. 14.10 Disclosures. The services hereunder are offered by You may contact us at If you are a California resident, you may have this same information electronically mailed to you by sending a letter to the foregoing address with your electronic mail address and a request for this information.