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1. Privacy Act Statement: The information sought is pursuant to 22 U.S.C. Section 2658; Executive Order 10450; Executive Order 12356: and Section 506 (a) of the Federal Records Act of 1950, as amended (44 U.S. 3101). The information that you voluntarily furnish is used by the Department of State’s Bureau of Diplomatic Security to enhance the Department’s security by tracking visitor traffic and to prevent security vulnerability. The information may be shared with Bureau of Diplomatic Security staff as a routine use, and on an as-needed basis with outside law-enforcement organizations as part of the Department’s effort to combat terrorism and to cooperate with law enforcement investigations. In addition, for events hosted at U.S. Department of State facilities the information provided is used to better track, manage, and control access to buildings and restricted areas under the jurisdiction of the Department of State; to determine the status of individuals entering Department of State premises; and to provide data requisite to investigations and security reports. Data may be shared with other Local, State, and Federal law enforcement agencies. Failure to provide the information requested may result in denial of access to U.S. Department of State facilities.

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Links to External Web Sites

Links to web sites outside the U.S. Federal Government or the use of trade, firm, or corporation names within the Overseas Security Advisory Council web site are for the convenience of the user. Such use does not constitute an official endorsement or approval by the Overseas Security Advisory Council of any private sector web site, product, or service.

Computer Fraud and Abuse Act

Unauthorized attempts to upload information and/or change information on this web site are strictly prohibited and are subject to prosecution under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of 1986 and Title 18 U.S.C. Sec. 1001 and 1030.

Disclaimer of Liability
Every effort is made to provide accurate and complete information. However, with the thousands of documents available, often uploaded within short deadlines, we cannot guarantee that there will be no errors. With respect to documents and information on the current and archive OSAC web site, neither the U.S. Government, the U.S. Department of State, the Overseas Security Advisory Council, nor their employees and contractors make any warranty, expressed or implied, including the warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose with respect to documents available from the Overseas Security Advisory Council web site. Additionally, the U.S. Government, the Department of State, and the Overseas Security Advisory Council assume no legal liability for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information, product, or process disclosed herein and do not represent that use of such information, product, or process would not infringe on privately owned rights.

The Overseas Security Advisory Council (OSAC) provides links to non-government websites as a public service only. The U.S. government, including OSAC, neither endorses nor guarantees in any way the external organizations, services, advice, or products included in these website links. OSAC does not guarantee that outside websites comply with Section 508 (Accessibility Requirements) of the Rehabilitation Act. Furthermore, the U.S. government and OSAC neither controls nor guaranteees the accuracy, relevance, timeliness, or completeness of the information contained in non-government website links. OSAC reserves the right to deny or remove any link that contains misleading information or unsubstantiated claims, or is determined to be in conflict with OSAC's mission or policies.
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The opinions expressed here do not necessarily reflect those of the U.S. Department of State or any affiliated organization(s). Nor have these opinions been approved or sanctioned by these organizations. This web site is unclassified based on the definitions in E.O. 12958.
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