ECP Privacy Statement

Thank you for visiting the Electronic Check Processing (ECP) Web site provided by the U.S. Department of the Treasury, Bureau of the Fiscal Service. We administer this site and are committed to protecting the privacy rights of our visitors. These rights are ensured through the Privacy Act, other Federal statutes and Fiscal Service policies and practices.

We will not collect personal information about you just because you visit this site. In order to improve the usefulness of this web site for our visitors and users, we automatically collect and maintain statistical information from our site's data logs that concern network traffic flow and volume. This information consists of: name of domain from which the visitor accesses the Internet (e.g. "a"; "a"; or "an"), Internet protocol number, date and time the ECP web site is visited and type of browser and operating system used to access the site.

We do not use this information to identify individual visitors. We do not collect personal identifiable information unless you choose to provide it to us. Any personal information you may provide, for example, by sending an e-mail or by filling out a form and submitting it through our Web site, we use that information to respond to your message and to help us provide you with the information and services your request. All uses of that information are described on the Web page containing the form. It is used to assist program administrators in any technical problems that may occur. Aggregate information about the individual web pages visited is collected to improve the content and structure of the web site.

The ECP web site uses temporary session "cookies" to give users a single, uninterrupted session when they are online. ECP requires that you use a "cookie"-enabled browser when you are within the secured area of the web site. This enables you to move from one secure section to another without having to stop and re-enter you identifying data (such as password, etc). This temporary session "cookie" contains a system-generated session ID only and is immediately deleted upon leaving the site.

We also monitor network traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information or otherwise cause damage to the web service. We focus on web site security so that this service remains available to you and other visitors. No attempts are made to identify individual users unless illegal behavior is suspected.