The Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) is committed to the privacy of our visitors. We collect no personal information about you when you visit our Web site unless you choose to provide that information to us.
While visiting our Web site you may occasionally encounter a Web page that employs "cookies". A cookie is a small file that a Web site transfers to your computer's hard disk allowing our server to "remember" specific information about your session while you are connected.
Cookies from PRC Web pages are not designed to collect information about you, but only about your browser "session." The cookie makes it easier for you to use the dynamic features of these Web pages. The cookie and the information about your session will be destroyed automatically shortly after you close your browser. It is not permanently stored on your computer.
Information Collected when Visiting our Web Site
If you do nothing during your visit but browse through the Web site, read pages, or download information, we will gather and store certain information about your visit automatically. This information does not identify you personally. The following information may be collected by the Postal Regulatory Commission's servers:
- The name of the domain you use to access the Internet. (For example, "yourcompany.com" if you use a private Internet access account, or "yourschool.edu" if you connect from a university's domain);
- Your IP address from which you access our Web site. An IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer whenever you use the Web;
- The date and time you access our site;
- The pages you visit;
- The type of browser and operating system used to access our site; and
- The Internet address of the website from which you linked directly to our site.
This information is used strictly for statistical purposes and to help us improve our site.
Personal Information Voluntarily Sent through our Web Site
The Commission does not collect personally identifiable information. If you happen to provide any personal information by sending us an email, or by filling out an electronic form and submitting it through our website, it will only be used to respond to your message or to help us provide you with the information or services that you request. In limited circumstances, such as responses to requests from Congress or authorized law enforcement investigations, we may be required by law to disclose the information you submit.
The Commission provides transparency in proceedings such as rulemakings, complaints, or requests for advisory opinions. If you provide comments or statements of position in response to a request for public comment, we may make those comments available to the public in a publication or by posting them on our website—be aware that Commission staff would not edit out any identifying information about you before publishing or posting. Submitting information voluntarily constitutes your consent to the use of the information for the stated purpose.
Any document filed using the Commission’s online filing system will be made public—any information provided in that filing will be published as-is, but filers may request that their personal contact information be redacted.
The Commission does not publish anonymous comments or statements.
Keep in mind that email is not necessarily secure against unauthorized or unintended viewing by third parties. If your communication is sensitive or includes personal information, you may prefer to send it by First-Class Mail instead.
Links to other Websites
Security and Information Protection
For site security purposes and to ensure that our Web site 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. Anyone using this system expressly consents to such monitoring and is advised that if such monitoring reveals evidence of possible abuse or criminal activity, such evidence may be provided to appropriate law enforcement officials. Unauthorized attempts to upload or change information on this server are strictly prohibited and may be punishable by law, including the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of 1986 and the National Information Infrastructure Protection Act of 1996.
Privacy Act Notice
The collection of this information is authorized by 39 U.S.C. § 503. This information will be used for administering the filing of documents in electronic form by participants in Postal Regulatory Commission proceedings. It may be publicly disclosed under the routine uses given in the Privacy Act system notice published at 64 Fed. Reg. 56819 (1999). Additionally, comments and documents filed with the Commission addressing an active proceeding before the Commission may be posted on its website for the public's information.
The senior agency official for privacy is Erica Barker, Secretary and Chief Administration Officer