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Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
Safety and Fitness Electronic Records (SAFER)
Thank you for visiting the Department of Transportation’s SAFER Web site. We are committed
to respecting your right to privacy and will protect it when you visit our Web site.
collect and use your personal information. It covers information collected on the
reach from our Web site, nor does it cover practices of other elements within the
Department of Transportation. We encourage you to read the Privacy Policies of those
elements and third parties to learn how they collect and use information about you.
information you may find most important:
What information do we collect automatically online?
What additional information do we collect about you online?
Why do we collect your information online and how do we use it?
How, and with whom, do we share the information we collect online?
Do we give you choices on how we use the information you provide us?
What are our information practices for children?
How do we secure your information we collect online?
What are your rights under the Privacy Act of 1974?
How do you find out more about, or comment on, our privacy practices?
If you do nothing during your visit but browse through the website, read pages, or
download information, we will gather and store certain information about your visit
automatically. This information does not identify you personally. We automatically collect
and store only the following information about your visit:
We use the information we collect to count the number and type of visitors to the
different pages on our site, and to help us make our site more useful to visitors like
- The Internet domain (for example, "xcompany.com" if you use a private Internet
access account, or "yourschool.edu" if you connect from a university's domain)
and IP address (an IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer
whenever you are surfing the Web) from which you access our website;
- 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
- If you linked to our website from another website, the address of that website.
You may choose to provide us with personal information, as in e-mail with a comment or
question. We use the information to improve our service to you or to respond to your
request. Sometimes we forward your e-mail to other government employees who may be better
able to help you. Except for authorized law enforcement investigations, we do not share
our e-mail with any other outside organizations.
Our principal purpose for collecting personal information online is
to provide you with the information you need and want, and to facilitate
the use of our Web site.
We will only use your information for the purposes for which you have
provided this information, or for the purposes required under the law.
(In order to learn more about how we provide choices to you regarding
our use of your information, visit the "Choices" section in this Privacy
Generally, our uses of information collected online include:
We may share personally identifiable information you provide to us online with
appropriate representatives within the Department of Transportation
for information on FMCSA and related entities), other federal government
agencies, or other designated representatives as needed to facilitate your
request or transaction.
- Responding to your complaints
- Replying to your feedback comments
- Managing your access to restricted areas of the site
- Fulfilling requests for Company Safety Profiles and subscriptions
Additionally, we may be required by law to share information we collect with
authorized law enforcement, homeland security, and national security activities
(See also the "What are your rights under the Privacy Act of 1974?" section in
Throughout our Web site, we will let you know whether the information we ask
you to provide is voluntary or required. By providing personally identifiable
information, you are granting us consent to use this personally identifiable
information for the primary purpose for which you are providing it. Additionally,
we will ask for you to grant us consent before using your voluntarily provided
information for any secondary purposes, other than those required under the law.
If we choose to collect personal information from children, we will comply with the Children’s
Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). To find out more about COPPA, please click on
the following link:
A "cookie" is a small text file that is stored on your computer and makes it easy
for you to move around a Web site without having to continually re-enter your name,
password, preferences, etc.
We use only "session" cookies; this means we store the cookie on your computer only
during each visit to our Web site. After you turn off your computer or stop using the
Internet, the cookie is erased and nothing will be remembered the next time you visit
our Web site.
We are committed to properly securing the information we collect online.
To help us accomplish this, we take the following steps:
- We employ internal access controls to ensure that the only people who
see your information are those with a need to do so to perform their official duties;
- We train relevant personnel on our privacy and security measures so that our personnel
know what is required for compliance;
- We physically secure the areas where we hold hard copies of the information we collect online;
- We regularly back up the information we collect online to insure against loss;
- We use technical controls to secure the information we collect online as appropriate,
including but not limited to: Secure Socket Layer (SSL), encryption, firewalls, password protections;
- We periodically test our security procedures to ensure personnel and technical compliance; and
- We employ external access safeguards to identify and prevent unauthorized attempts of outsiders
to hack into, or cause harm to, the information in our systems.
Tampering with the SAFER Web site is against the law. If anyone tries to tamper with it,
they may be punished under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of 1986 and the National
Information Infrastructure Protection Act.
The Privacy Act of 1974 protects the personal information the federal government keeps on you in "systems of records (SOR)" (information an agency controls that can be retrieved by name or some other personal identifier). The Privacy Act regulates how the government can disclose, share, provide access to, and maintain the personal information that it collects. Not all information collected online is covered by the Privacy Act.
The Acts major provisions require agencies to:
- Publish a Privacy Act Notice in the Federal Register explaining the existence, character and uses of a new or revised SOR;
- Keep information about you accurate, relevant, timely, and complete to assure fairness in dealing with you; and
- Allow you to, upon request, access and review your information held in a SOR and request amendment of the information if you disagree with it.
When SAFER Web collects information from you online that is subject to the Privacy Act (i.e., information to be kept in a SOR), we will provide you, through a link on the Web page from which we collect information, access to our Privacy Act Notice. This Privacy Act Notice will inform you what portion of the information is maintained and retrieved by your name or other personal identifier.
Each Privacy Act Notice will also notify you of the following:
- The authority for and purpose and use of the collection of information subject to the Privacy Act;
- Whether providing the information is voluntary or mandatory; and
- The effects on you if you do not provide any or all of the requested information.
Click here to view our Privacy Act Notices
For more information on our privacy practices, or for comments and
concerns, please contact our Privacy Officer at:
Phone: (202) 385-2323
DISCLAIMER AND LIABILITY NOTICE
The Safety and Fitness Electronic Records (SAFER) website and the information it
contains are provided as a public service by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety
Administration (FMCSA). This system is monitored to ensure proper operation,
to verify the functioning of applicable security features, and for comparable
purposes. Anyone using this system expressly consents to such monitoring.
Unauthorized attempts to modify any information stored on this system, to defeat or
circumvent security features, or to utilize this system for other than its intended
purposes are prohibited and may result in criminal prosecution.
Restriction of Liability
The FMCSA make no claims, promises or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness,
or adequacy of the contents of the SAFER website and expressly disclaims liability
for errors and omissions in the contents of this website. No warranty of any kind,
implied, expressed or statutory, including but not limited to the warranties of
non-infringement of third party rights, title, merchantability, fitness for a particular
purpose and freedom from computer virus, is given with respect to the contents of this
website or its hyperlinks to other Internet resources. Reference in this website to any
specific commercial products, processes, or services, or the use of any trade, firm or
corporation name is for the information and convenience of the public, and does not
constitute endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by the DOT, FMCSA and/or the
Information presented on the SAFER website is considered public information and
may be distributed or copied. FMCSA shall have the unlimited right to use for any
purpose, free of any change, all information submitted to FMCSA via this website
except those submissions made under separate legal contract. FMCSA shall be free
to use, for any purpose, any ideas, concepts, or techniques contained in information
provided to FMCSA through this site.