Privacy Policy

Thank you for visiting my web site. Protecting the personal privacy of individuals who use the Internet is a priority of mine. This page details how information is handled on my web page.

If you have questions or concerns about my Internet privacy policy, or any other issues involving the Internet, please contact me or my webmaster.

My basic Internet privacy policy is simple: my web site collects no personal information about you when you visit the site unless you choose to provide that information to me during your visit.

Information Collected and Stored Automatically

The U.S. Senate collects aggregate data about visits to Senate web sites, such as statistics that show which parts of each web site were visited the most. The following information is also collected when you visit any U.S. Senate web site: the domain from which you access the Senate web site, the date and time of your visit, the pages you visit, and the address of the web site, if any, that provided the link from which you reached the Senate site. This information is gathered only for the purpose of enabling us to improve the online service we provide to visitors to Senate web sites.

No individual identifying or personal information (such as your name) is automatically gathered when you visit any Senate web site. To learn more about the Senate's Internet security read their online privacy policy.

This website uses two cookies to preserve your session while you visit the site. They are generated by the United State’s Senate’s Cold Fusion database, which we use to store our press releases. The cookies do not track your movement across the web or contain any personally identifiable information. They are randomly generated numbers that expire after 2 days.

If You Send Us Personal Information

My web site does not collect any personal information about you when you visit the site unless you choose to provide that information to us. I use any information you provide to respond to your request. This information will be available to members of my staff so they can help me in responding to your message or request.

If You Need Help With A Government Agency

If you are requesting help with a casework matter, it also may be necessary for my office to share the information you provide with the government agency from which you are requesting assistance, in order to respond to your request. Before I can provide help with casework, you need to fill out and sign a Casework Privacy Release Form and mail it to my office. Other than when needed to perform constituent casework at your request, or in the course of an authorized law enforcement investigation or emergency posing an imminent risk to public safety, my office will share no personal information communicated through my web site with any outside organization or individual.

My office tabulates comments received through my web site concerning legislation and government policy issues so that I will be fully informed about the views of constituents. From time to time, I come across a comment made by a constituent, or a situation described by a constituent, in an e-mail message (as well as postal mail, phone calls, and faxes) that I feel makes a point of such general interest that I would like to refer to it in a speech, or include it in the Congressional Record, or make some other use of it, either in connection with debate in the Senate or by sharing it with the relevant government agency. My staff tries to contact the author first. If you intend your message to be confidential, and would prefer that it not be used in such a way, please feel free to advise me of your preference in the message, so I can be sure to respect your wishes and see that your views are held entirely within my office.

Links to Other Sites

My web site has links to other useful sites on the Internet. If you follow any link that takes you to a location that does not include '' in the address, you will have left the Senate web server and you will need to refer to that site's own privacy policy.