Disclosure of Collected Information

FederalHandbooks.com will not disclose or share, without your consent, personally identifiable information, except for certain explicit circumstances in which disclosure may be required by law. If you choose to “Request More Information” from a college or university listed on our site, this is understood as consent to distribute your information to that entity. Under all other circumstances, your personally identifiable information will not be distributed or sold to third-party organizations.

We use the information we gather on Federal Handbooks for the purposes of providing our services, responding to your queries, operating and improving Federal Handbooks, creating a positive user experience, and delivering the products and services that we provide.

If you have provided consent for us to do so, we may also use the information we gather to inform you of other products or services available from Federal Handbooks or our network of web sites as listed below. We may use your contact information in order to send you e-mail or other communications regarding updates at Federal Handbooks, to send you free informational newsletters relating to topics that may be of special interest to you, to contact you about your opinion of current products and services or potential new products and services that may be offered, to conduct surveys, questionnaires, promotions and contests, and to provide the results thereof such as success stories and contest winners. The nature and frequency of these messages will vary depending upon the information we have about you.

We have pages on Federal Handbooks where you can submit feedback. Any feedback you submit in these areas becomes our property, and we can use such feedback, such as testimonials or success stories, for marketing purposes or to contact you for further information. Profile information may be used for networking with other community members.

If you choose to use our referral service to tell a friend about Federal Handbooks or refer other information on Federal Handbooks to a friend, we will ask you for your friend’s name and email address. We will send your friend a one-time email inviting him or her to visit Federal Handbooks or view the information.

We also share aggregated anonymous information about visitors to the Federal Handbooks network of sites with partners, other visitors, and third parties so that they can understand the kinds of visitors to the Federal Handbooks network and how those visitors use the sites.

We have implemented Google Analytics features based on Display Advertising (Google Analytics Demographics and Interest Reporting). You can opt-out of Google Analytics for Display Advertising and customize Google Display Network ads using the Ads Settings. In addition, you can use the Google Analytics Opt-Out Browser Add-on to disable tracking by Google Analytics. We will use the data provided by Google Analytics Demographics and Interest Reporting to develop the site and content around our users’s interests.

Posting Your Information to Public Areas of Federal Handbooks

Please remember that if you post any of your personal information in public areas of Federal Handbooks, such as in a discussion forum or in a personal profile, such information may be collected and used by others over whom Federal Handbooks has no control. We cannot control the use made by third parties of information you post or otherwise make available in public areas of Federal Handbooks.


You are responsible for ensuring that your log-in credentials (your username and password) are kept confidential.

Federal Handbooks has implemented technical and organizational measures designed to secure your personal information from accidental loss and from unauthorized access, use, alteration or disclosure. Notwithstanding such measures, the Internet is an open system and we cannot guarantee that unauthorized third parties will never be able to defeat those measures or use your personal information for improper purposes.

Use of Cookies and Java Script

We also use cookies and Java Script to administer our site and deliver a personalized experience.

*Cookies: Federal Handbooks uses “cookies” to help personalize and maximize your online experience and time online. A cookie is a text file that is either stored in your computer’s memory temporarily (a “session” cookie) or placed on your hard drive (a “persistent” cookie) by a Web page server. Cookies are not used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to your computer and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.

When you return to the Federal Handbooks site, cookies enable us to retrieve the information you previously provided, so you can easily use the features that you customized. Because of our use of cookies, we can deliver faster and more accurate results and a more personalized site experience. For example, if you personalize Federal Handbooks pages, or register for services, a cookie helps us to recall your specific information (such as user name, password and preferences). We have set our cookies to expire after 30 days so you will need to log in again to receive a new cookie and retrieve your information.

JavaScript: Federal Handbooks also uses JavaScript to operate the site and provide the ability for users to use the forums and leave comments. JavaScript is a script language that enhances the functionality of websites. You may deactivate JavaScript via your browser settings or activate it the same way. If you disable JavaScript you will not be able to use some of the functions of the website.


Federal Handbooks is not intended for, nor do we knowingly collect information from, children under the age of 17.

Updating Personal Information

Questions regarding your options to review, modify or delete previously provided personal information should be directed to admin@federalhandbooks.com

Policy Changes

This privacy policy has been created and approved by the Director of Federal Handbooks.com. Any revisions to this privacy policy will be posted at this URL. You may submit inquiries about this policy to admin@FederalHandbooks.com.

Links to Other Sites

You may encounter links to other Web sites of organizations not directly affiliated with Federal Handbooks.com. Please be aware that FederalHandbooks.com is not responsible for the information practices of these external organizations.

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