Privacy Act Statement

The U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) will collect no personal information about you when you visit our website unless you choose to provide the information to us. OPM has the responsibility and authority for effective promotion and coordination of training programs and operations as contained in section 4117 of title 5 of the U.S. Code. Executive Order 11348 (April 20, 1967) assigns additional responsibilities to OPM to plan and promote the development, improvement, coordination, and evaluation of training in accordance with chapter 41 of title 5 of the U.S. Code and the policy set forth in the Executive Order.

Information Collected and Stored Automatically

If you visit our site to read or download information, we collect and store the following information about your visit:

  1. The name of the Internet domain (for example, "" if you use a private Internet access account, or "" if you are connecting from a university's domain) and the IP address (a number automatically assigned to your computer when you are using the Internet) from which you access our site;
  2. The type of browser and operating system used to access our site;
  3. The date and time you access our site;
  4. The Internet address of the website from which you linked directly to our site; and
  5. The pages you visit and the information you request.

This information is primarily collected for statistical analysis and technical improvements to the site. This government computer system uses software programs to create summary statistics, which may be used for such purposes as assessing what information is of most and least interest, determining technical design specifications, and identifying system performance or problem areas. When required by law or security related necessity, we may take additional steps to identify you based on collected information and we may share this information with other government agencies

Registering with Personal User Information

Additional personal user information is required when you register on our Online Training site. You will not be able to complete your registration without entering all of this information. This information may be used in reports to Agencies on the participation of their employees as Online Training is a government-provided service. Accordingly, sensitive employee information will be safeguarded and not shared with entities outside of the Federal government.

Potentially, disclosure of this information may be made to agencies, contractors, and other Federal agencies that administer personnel employment systems; to a law enforcement agency if OPM or an agency becomes aware of a possible violation of law; Congressional offices to respond to your requests; and/or courts and counsel during a judicial or administration proceeding.

Site Security

For site security purposes and to ensure this service 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 security related problems. Anyone using this system expressly consents to such monitoring and is advised 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.

Last modified: Wednesday, January 22, 2014, 2:52 PM