Thank you for visiting our web site and reviewing our privacy policy. We will collect no personally identifying information about you when you visit our Web site unless you choose to provide that information to us. The information we collect depends upon what you do when visiting our site.

If you visit our site to browse, read, or download:

We automatically collect and store only the following non-personally identifiable information about you:

  • the IP address from which you access our Web site (an IP address is the number that is automatically assigned to your computer whenever you are surfing the Web);
  • the type of browser and operating system used to access our site;
  • the date and time you access our site;
  • the pages you visit; and
  • the Internet address of the Web site from which you accessed our site

We place cookies on Web site visitor’s computers to collect aggregate information for site traffic analysis, such as the number of visitors and the number of pages viewed. (Cookies are small files that are stored in a visitor’s browser.)

We use the information that we collect only to help us make our site more useful to visitors—to learn about the number of visitors to our site and the types of technology our visitors use. We do not track or record information about individuals and their visits. We may compile and report aggregate statistics about our users—numbers, traffic patterns, and related site information—but these statistics will include no personally identifying information.

If you identify yourself by signing up through the email mailing list :

You may choose to provide us with personal information through the email mailing list sign up located on our site (for example, name, email address, contact type, etc), or by filling out a survey form with your personal information and submitting it to us through a survey we may send out on occasion. We use that information only to respond to your message and to help us provide you with the material you have requested.


For Web site security purposes and to ensure that this Web site remains available to all users, the Department of State computer system employs software programs to monitor network traffic in order to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information, or otherwise cause damage. Unauthorized attempts to upload information or change information on the Art in Embassies web site are strictly prohibited and may be punishable by law.