Thank you for visiting the Department of Transportation's Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Local Technical Assistance Program (LTAP) website. We are committed to respecting your right to privacy and will protect it when you visit our website.
When you visit our website, we collect information about your visit that does not identify you personally. We collect the IP address (an IP address is a number that is assigned to each computer connected to the Internet) from which you access this website. We can tell the type of computer, browser, and Web service you are using. We also know the date, time, and pages you visit. Collecting this information helps us design the site to suit your needs.
When you visit our website, we may request and collect the following categories of personal information from you:
Our principal purpose for collecting personal information online is to provide you with the information you need and want, and to facilitate the use of our website.
Throughout our website, we will let you know whether the information we ask you to provide is voluntary or required. By providing personally identifiable information, you are granting us consent to use this personally identifiable information for the primary purpose for which you are providing it. Additionally, we will ask for you to grant us consent before using your voluntarily provided information for any secondary purposes, other than those required under the law.
Our website does not intentionally collect information from children under the age of 13. If we choose to collect personal information from children, we will comply with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). To find out more about COPPA, please click on the following link: www.ftc.gov/privacy/privacyinitiatives/childrens.html
A "cookie" is a small text file that is stored on your computer and makes it easy for you to move around a website without having to continually re-enter your name, password, preferences, for example.
We only use "session" cookies on our website. This means we store the cookie on your computer only during your visit to our website. After you turn off your computer or stop using the Internet, the cookie disappears with your personal information.
We are committed to properly securing the information we collect online. To help us accomplish this, we take the following steps:
Tampering with the Department of Transportation's Federal Highway Administration website is against the law. If anyone tries to tamper with it, they may be punished under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of 1986 and the National Information Infrastructure Protection Act.
The Privacy Act of 1974 protects the personal information the federal government keeps on you in "systems of records (SOR)" (information an agency controls that can be retrieved by name or some other personal identifier). The Privacy Act regulates how the government can disclose, share, provide access to, and maintain the personal information that it collects. Not all information collected online is covered by the Privacy Act. The Act's major provisions require agencies to:
When the Federal Highway Administration collects information from you online that is subject to the Privacy Act (i.e., information to be kept in a SOR), we will provide you, through a link on the Web page from which we collect information, access to our Privacy Act Notice. This Privacy Act Notice will inform you what portion of the information is maintained and retrieved by your name or other personal identifier. Each Privacy Act Notice will also notify you of the following:
Click here to view FHWA's Privacy Act Notices
For more information on our privacy practices, or for comments and concerns, please contact the FHWA Privacy Officer:
E-mail: Michael Howell