Website Policies

Privacy Statement

We collect no personal information about you when you visit our site unless you choose to provide this information to us. Submitting personally identifiable information through our website is voluntary, but by doing so, you are giving your permission to use the information for the stated purpose.

You may choose to provide us with personal information, as in e-mail with a comment or question. We use the information to improve our service to you or to respond to your request.

Links to External Websites

This site is managed by the U.S. Department of State. External links to other Internet sites should not be construed as an endorsement of the views or privacy policies contained therein.

Comments and Submissions

We welcome comments and submissions from readers. Please be aware that comments are moderated and the following rules apply:

  1. Use polite language.
  2. Make sure you post your comment on the right article. Don’t go off topic.
  3. No linkjacking, please.

For more information, check the State Department Privacy Policy.