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Privacy and Security:

The U.S. Army Europe website is provided as a public service by the U.S. Army. Information presented on this service, not identified as protected by copyright, is considered public information and may be distributed or copied. Use of appropriate byline, photo and image credits is requested.

For site management information is collected for statistical purposes. This U.S. Government computer system uses software programs to create summary statistics, which are used for such purposes as assessing what information is of most and least interest, determining technical design specifications and identifying system performance or problem areas. No personally identifiable information is collected.

For site security purposes and to ensure that this service remains available to all users, software programs are employed to monitor network traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information or otherwise cause damage.

Except for authorized law enforcement investigations and national security purposes no other attempts are made to identify individual users or their usage habits beyond DoD websites. Raw data logs are used for no other purposes and are scheduled for regular destruction in accordance with National Archives and Records Administration approved records schedule.

Web measurement and customization technologies may be used on this site to remember your online interactions to conduct measurement and analysis of usage or to customize your experience. The Department of Defense does not use the information associated with web measurement and customization technologies to track individual user activity on the internet outside of Defense Department websites nor does it share the data obtained through such technologies without your explicit consent with other departments or agencies unless directed to do so in statute, regulation or Executive order. The Department of Defense does not keep a database of information obtained from the use of web measurement and customization technologies. General instructions for how you may opt out of some of the most commonly used web measurement and customization technologies is available at https://www.usa.gov/optout-instructions.

Unauthorized attempts to upload information or change information on this site are strictly prohibited and may be punishable under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of 1987 and the National Information Infrastructure Protection Act (Section 1030 of Title 18, United States Code).

If you have any questions or comments about the information presented here, please forward them to the U.S. Army Europe Webmaster at usarmyeurope.socialmedia@mail.mil.


Cookies:

When you visit the U.S. Army Europe website the internet browser on your computer may download a small file commonly called a "cookie" so that our website can recognize your computer when you use our website in the future.

Our website uses single session cookies to report on visitor interactions. These cookies are used to store non-personally identifiable information. Browsers do not share single session cookies across domains.

U.S. Army Europe does not use the information associated with cookies to track individual user activity on the internet outside our websites nor does it share the data obtained through such technologies without the user's explicit consent with other departments or agencies. U.S. Army Europe and the Department of the Army does not keep a database of information obtained from the use of cookies.

Cookies are enabled by default to optimize website functionality and customize user experience but users can choose not to accept the use of these cookies by changing the settings on their local computer's web browser. Opting out of cookies still permits users to access comparable information and services although it may take longer to navigate or interact with the website if a user is required to fill out certain information repeatedly.

Third-party websites and applications that are not owned, operated or controlled by the Department of Defense are integral to internet-based operations across the Department of Defense and used to augment official communication.

These capabilities include, but are not limited to, networking services, media sharing services, wikis and data mashups. A list of the Defense Department's authorized pages and uses of these services is listed at Defense.gov. These sites may collect PII and may make it available to the Department of Defense and other users; however, the PII is not collected on behalf of, nor is it provided specifically for the Department of Defense.

The Department of Defense does not harvest and additionally collect, maintain, share or otherwise use such PII for any purpose other than that for which it is made available to all users.


External Hyperlinks:

The appearance of hyperlinks does not constitute endorsement by U.S. Army Europe, U.S. Army and the Department of Defense of non-U.S. Government sites or the information, products or services contained therein.

Although U.S. Army Europe may or may not use these sites as additional distribution channels for Department of Defense information, it does not exercise editorial control over all of the information that you may find at these locations. Such hyperlinks are provided consistent with the stated purpose of this website.