Privacy Policy

Online Privacy and Security Policies at FLETA

Thank you for visiting the Federal Law Enforcement Training Accreditation online and reviewing our Web site privacy policy. Our privacy policy explains how we handle the personally identifiable information (PII) that you provide to us when you visit us online to browse, obtain information, or conduct a transaction. PII includes information that is personal in nature and which may be used to identify you.  You may provide PII to us when you send us an e-mail message or a request for information, when you fill out a questionnaire or customer satisfaction survey, when you participate in a research study, etc. We do not require you to register or provide PII to visit our Web site. We do collect some technical information that does not include PII when you visit to make your visit seamless. The section below explains how we handle and collect information when you visit www.fleta.gov.

The PII you provide on the FLETA Web site will be used only for the purpose for which you provided it. We will protect your information consistent with the principles of the Privacy Act of 1974, the E-Government Act of 2002, and the Federal Records Act.

Personally Identifiable Information

As a general rule, FLETA does not collect PII about you when you visit our Web site, unless you choose to provide such information to us. Submitting PII through our Web site is voluntary. By doing so, you are giving FLETA your permission to use the information for a specific, stated purpose. However, not providing certain information may result in the FLETA’s inability to provide you with the service you desire.

If you choose to provide us with PII on the FLETA Web site, through such methods as completing a web form, we will use that information to help us provide you the information or service you have requested. The information we may receive from you varies based on what you do when visiting our site.

We only share the PII you give us with another government agency if your inquiry relates to that agency, or as otherwise required by law. We never create individual profiles or give your PII to any private organizations. The Federal Law Enforcement Training Accreditation never collects information for commercial marketing.

If we store your PII in a record system designed to retrieve information about you by personal identifier (name, personal email address, home mailing address, personal or mobile phone number, etc.), so that we may contact you, we will safeguard the information you provide to us in accordance with the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended (5 U.S.C. § 552a). The Act requires all public-facing sites or forms that request PII to prominently and conspicuously display a privacy notice.
The notice must address the following criteria:

  • Legal authorization to collect information about you;
  • Purpose for which the information will be used;
  • Routine uses for disclosure of information outside of the Federal Law Enforcement Training Accreditation;
  • Whether your providing the information is voluntary or mandatory under law; and
  • Effects if you choose to not provide the requested information.

For the general contact information that may be submitted through www.fleta.gov, we have completed a Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA) and System of Records Notice (SORN) providing details about the privacy protections and redress options available for the contact information we collect from the public. This information may be used to distribute information to you and to perform various administrative tasks.

Information Collected and Stored Automatically

When you browse through any website, certain information about your visit can be collected. We automatically collect the following types of information about your visit:

  • Domain from which you access the Internet;
  • IP address (an IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to a computer when surfing the Internet);
  • Operating system and information about the device or browser used when visiting the site;
  • Date and time of your visit;
  • Content you visited or downloaded; and,
  • Web site (such as google.com or bing.com) or referral source (email notice or social media site) that connected you to the Web site.

FLETA uses a variety of different Web measurement software tools.

FLETA uses Google Analytics measurement software to collect the information listed above. The data are automatically sent to Google’s system and the system immediately aggregates the data. Neither FLETA nor Google ever have access to the specifics of your particular site visits. The staff can only see the aggregate data from all users for a particular time period.

FLETA gathers this information to improve our Web site and has chosen to not share the aggregate data with Google. We may use the aggregated data to share with our partners and contractors to help improve visitor experiences.

How FLETA Uses Cookies

The Office of Management and Budget Memo M-10-22, Guidance for Online Use of Web Measurement and Customization Technologies allows Federal agencies to use session and persistent cookies.

When you visit any Web site, its server may generate a piece of text known as a "cookie" to place on your computer. Placing cookie text allows Web sites to “remember” visitors’ preferences, surfing patterns and behavior while they are connected.

The cookie makes it easier for you to use the dynamic features of Web pages. Cookies from FLETA.gov Web pages only collect information about your browser’s visit to the site; they do not collect any personal information about you.

There are two types of cookies, single session (temporary), and multi-session (persistent). Session cookies last only as long as your Web browser is open. Once you close your browser, the cookie disappears. Persistent cookies are stored on your computer for longer periods.

Session Cookies: We use session cookies for technical purposes such as to enable better navigation through our site. These cookies let our server know that you are continuing a visit to our site. The OMB Memo 10-22 Guidance defines our use of session cookies as "Usage Tier 1-Single Session.” The policy says, "This tier encompasses any use of single session Web measurement and customization technologies."

Persistent Cookies: We use persistent cookies to enable Google Analytics to differentiate between new and returning visitors to our site. Persistent cookies remain on your computer between visits to FLETA.gov for six months. The OMB Memo 10-22 Guidance defines our use of persistent cookies as "Usage Tier 2-Multi-session without Personally Identifiable Information (PII).” The policy says, "This tier encompasses any use of multi-session Web measurement and customization technologies when no PII is collected."

If you do not wish to have session or persistent cookies stored on your machine, you can opt out or disable cookies in your browser. You will still have access to all information and resources at the FLETA Web site. However, turning off cookies may affect the functioning of the site. Be aware that disabling cookies in your browser will affect cookie usage at all other Web sites you visit as well.

Site Security

FLETA takes the security of all PII very seriously. We take precautions to maintain the security, confidentiality, and integrity of the information we collect at this site. Such measures include access controls designed to limit access to the information to the extent necessary to accomplish our mission. We also employ various security technologies to protect the information stored on our systems. We routinely test our security measures to ensure that they remain operational and effective.

  • For site security purposes and to ensure that this service remains available to all users, this government computer system employs commercial software programs to monitor network traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information, or otherwise cause damage.
  • Except for authorized law enforcement investigations, no other attempts are made to identify individual users or their usage habits. Raw data logs are used for no other purposes and are scheduled for regular destruction in accordance with National Archives and Records Administration guidelines.
  • Unauthorized attempts to upload information or change information on this service are strictly prohibited and may be punishable under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of 1986 and the National Information Infrastructure Protection Act.

Interaction with Children Online

FLETA is committed to the protection of children’s online privacy. The Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) governs information gathered online from or about children under the age of 13. Verifiable consent from a child’s parent or guardian is required before collecting, using, or disclosing personal information from a child under age 13. If a FLETA Web site intends to collect information from children under 13 years old, COPPA-required information and instructions will be provided by the specific Web page that collects information about the child. The Web page will specify exactly what the information will be used for, who will see it, and how long it will be kept.

Visiting Other Web sites

Our Web site contains links to international agencies, private organizations, and some commercial entities. These Web sites are not within our control and may not follow the same privacy, security, or accessibility polices. Once you link to another site, you are subject to the policies of that site. All Federal Web sites, however, are subject to the same Federal policy, security, and accessibility mandates.

Privacy Policy Contact Information

We welcome feedback if you have any questions regarding our privacy policy or the use of your information. For additional information about our Privacy Policy, or for general privacy inquiries, please contact us at fleta@dhs.gov, 912-261-3684 or mail us at:

Federal Law Enforcement Training Accreditation
1131 Chapel Crossing Rd.
Townhouse 383
Glynco, GA 31524