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Privacy Policy

Thank you for visiting the Federal Interagency Coordinating Council's Web site and for reviewing its privacy policy:

When you visit the FICC Web site, no information is collected about you, other than information automatically collected and stored (see below), unless you choose to provide that information. The FICC does not give, share, sell, or transfer any personal information to a third party.

Information Automatically Collected and Stored:

When you browse through the FICC Web site or download information, the operating system will automatically record and temporarily store some general information about your visit:

  1. The Internet domain for your Internet service, such as "" or "" if you use a private Internet access account, or "" if you connect from a college or university domain.
  2. The type of browser (such as "Netscape version X" or "Internet Explorer version X") that you are using.
  3. The type of operating system that you use (such as Macintosh, Unix, or Windows).
  4. The date and time you visit our site, and the Web pages that you visit on our site.
  5. The address of the previous Web site you were visiting, if you linked to us from another Web site

The FICC uses this information for statistical purposes and to help make this site more useful to visitors. This tracking system does not record information about individuals.

Unless it is specifically stated otherwise, no additional information will be collected about you. This Web site does not enable "cookies." (A "cookie" is a file placed on your hard drive by a Web site that allows it to monitor your use of the site.)

Personally Provided Information:

You do not have to give us personal information to visit our Web site.

If you choose to provide any personal information by sending an e-mail to the FICC or filling out a form with personal information and submitting it through this Web site, the FICC uses that information to respond to your message and to help get you the information that you have requested. The FICC may share your e-mail with another federal government agency only if your inquiry is related to that agency or if the FICC were required to do so by law.

All communications addressed to the Executive Director of the FICC are maintained, as required by law, for historical purposes. These communications are archived on a monthly basis, but are protected by the Privacy Act, which restricts their use, yet permits certain disclosures.


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The FICC does not disclose, give, sell or transfer any personal information about its visitors, unless required for law enforcement by statute or to get information requested by the visitor from other Federal agencies.


Site Security and Intrusion Detection

For security purposes and to make sure this service remains available to all users, special software programs are used for monitoring network traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information, or otherwise to cause damage to this government computer system. These programs collect no information that would directly identify individuals, but they do collect information that could help the FICC identify someone attempting to tamper with this Web site.

If you use this system, you should understand that all activities may be monitored and recorded. Anyone using this system expressly consents to such monitoring. Except for authorized law enforcement investigations, no other attempts to identify individual users will be made. Only raw monitoring data logs are used to determine trends in usage patterns and in diagnosing system problems.


FICC Web Page Linking Policy and Criteria

Organizations and individuals may create a link from their web page to the FICC's home page ( without prior approval.

The FICC links to many external Web sites that contain information related to serving young children with disabilities and their families. Decisions to include links on the FICC site are made after careful review of a proposed site and assessment of the site's relevance to the mission of the FICC.

Links from the FICC Web site are limited to:

  • Resources at Federal government agencies.
  • Resources on Web sites of entities that are sponsored by a Federal government agency.
  • Resources containing information directly related to the statutory purpose of the FICC. The FICC generally does not link to commercial sites.

Links on the FICC site are provided as a public service only. The FICC does not control or guarantee the accuracy, relevance, timeliness, completeness, or accessibility of outside information nor is the FICC responsible for privacy and security practices of these sites. Inclusion of links to particular resources is not intended to reflect their relative importance and is not intended as an endorsement of the views expressed, the products or services offered on these Web sites, or of the organizations sponsoring the Web sites.


Copyright Notice

Information presented in this Web site is considered public information and may be distributed or copied freely unless identified as being subject to copyright protection. However, linking rather than copying information is strongly encouraged to prevent the distribution of dated or inaccurate content.

Please note that all photos in PowerPoint presentations, family stories, and some of the photos in the web design are the property of the families that donated them. The photos are used on the FICC website with the permission of the family who donated them, and may not be downloaded, reproduced or used in any manner without the prior written permission of the family.

This copyright notice does not pertain to information at Web sites other than the FICC site. When you visit another site, you are subject to their privacy, security, disclaimers, and other notices.


Web Accessibility Policy

The FICC is committed to making its Web site accessible to all citizens and in promoting the goals of the Web Accessibility InitiativeExit FICC: Disclaimer and Section 508Exit FICC: Disclaimer. This includes accessibility for visitors who are using assistive technologies (e.g., screen readers) as well as numerous platforms and devices (e.g., handhelds, laptops, text browsers, etc.). If you have difficulty viewing any file on our site due to accessibility issues, please contact the FICC Executive Director for assistance or to request alternative formats.

The FICC Web site makes extensive use of modern web standards, including HTML 4, Cascading Stylesheets, and JavaScript. Therefore, we recommend you use a modern browser (version 5 or higher). Please note that the FICC Web site should remain fully functional with all of the above features turned off.


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As part of FICC's approach to making content accessible, and in compliance with 1194.22(m) of the final rule of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1downloads/default.aspx?Product=Word&Version=95|downloads/default.aspx?Product=PowerPoint&Version=95|97|98|2000|2002&Type=Converter|Viewer|downloads/default.aspx?Product=PowerPoint&Version=95|97|98|2000|2002&Type=Converter|Viewer|downloads/default.aspx?Product=PowerPoint&Version=95|97|98|2000|2002&Type=Converter|Viewer|downloads/default.aspx?Product=PowerPoint&Version=95|97|98|2000|2002&Type=Converter|Viewer|downloads/default.aspx?Product=PowerPoint&Version=95|97|98|2000|2002&Type=Converter|Viewer3, as amended, this page fulfills the requirement that "When a web page requires that an applet, plug-in or other application be present on the client system to interpret page content, the page must provide a link to a plug-in or applet...."

All plug-ins or other applications required by FICC web pages that are not included on the specific page may be found as links from this page.

Adobe Acrobat:

Use Adobe Acrobat to read Portable Document Format (PDF) files.Exit FICC: Disclaimer

Microsoft Word:

Microsoft offers a free program that enables people without MS-Word to open and view Word documents or convert from one MS-Word format to another and to other word processing file formats.Exit FICC: Disclaimer

Microsoft PowerPoint:

Microsoft offers a free program that enables people without MS-PowerPoint to open and view PowerPoint files. Exit FICC: Disclaimer

Disclaimer: This section contains external links that are not the responsibility of, or under the control of, the FICC. The FICC does not endorse any commercial products or services. These links are provided for your convenience only and to comply with Section 508 requirements.


This page last modified on 08-01-2002 (gkp)