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Web & Mobile App Privacy Policy
Web and Mobile App Privacy Policy

The DANTES website and MilEd Benefits mobile application are provided as a public service by the Defense Human Resource Activity (DHRA), Defense Support Services Center (DSSC) and the Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support (DANTES). Use of appropriate byline/photo/image credits is requested.

We do not collect personal information for any purpose other than to respond to your inquiries.  If you choose to provide us with personal information -- like filling out a Contact Us form with email and/or postal addresses -- we only use that information to respond to your message or request. We will only share the information you give us with another government agency if your inquiry relates to that agency, or as otherwise required by law. We never create individual profiles or give it to any private organizations. DANTES website and the
MilEd Benefits mobile app, available on the Google and Apple Stores, never collect information for commercial marketing. While we request that you provide an email address or postal address for a response other than those generated automatically in response to questions or comments that you may submit, we recommend that you NOT include any other personal information, especially Social Security numbers. The Social Security Administration offers additional guidance on sharing your Social Security number.

We maintain a variety of physical, electronic and procedural safeguards to protect your personal information. For site security purposes and to ensure that this service remains available to all users, this government computer system employs software programs to monitor network traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information, or otherwise cause damage. Except for authorized law enforcement investigations, no other attempts are made to identify individual users or their usage habits. Raw data logs are used for no other purposes and are scheduled for regular destruction in accordance with National Archives and Records Administration guidelines. 

Unauthorized attempts to upload information or change information on this service are strictly prohibited and may be punishable under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of 1986 and the National Information Infrastructure Protection Act. If you have any questions or comments about the information presented here, please forward them to us using our organization email

Use of Measurement and Customization Technology
This website uses measurement and customization technology known as a "cookies." Cookies are used to remember a user's online interactions with a website or online application to conduct measurement and analysis of usage or to customize the user's experience. Two kinds of cookies are used on this website. A single-session cookie (Tier 1) is a line of text that is stored temporarily on a user's computer and deleted as soon as the browser is closed. A persistent or multisession cookie (Tier 2) is saved to a file on a user's hard drive and is called up the next time that user visits a website. Use of these cookies does not involve the collection of a visitor's personally identifiable information. DANTES does not use the information associated with cookies to track individual user activity on the internet outside DOD websites, nor does it share the data obtained through such technologies, without the user's explicit consent, with other departments or agencies. DOD 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. Users can choose not to accept the use of these cookies by changing the settings on their local computer's web browser. The USA.gov website,
https://www.usa.gov/optout-instructions, provides general instructions on how to opt out of cookies and other commonly used web measurement and customization technologies. Opting out of cookies still permits users to access comparable information and services; however, it may take longer to navigate or interact with the website if a user is required to fill out certain information repeatedly.

Use of Third-Party Websites and Applications
Third-party websites and applications that are not owned, operated, or controlled by the Defense Department are integral to internet-based operations across DOD 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 DOD's authorized pages and uses of these services is available at: 

These sites may collect personally identifiable information and may make it available to the DOD and other users; however, the information is not collected on behalf of, nor is it provided specifically for DOD. DOD does not harvest and additionally collect, maintain, share or otherwise use such personally identifiable information for any purpose other than that for which it is made available to all users.

External Links Disclaimer
The appearance of external hyperlinks does not constitute endorsement by the United States Department of Defense of the linked websites, or the information, products or services contained therein. Other than for authorized activities such as military exchanges and Morale, Welfare and Recreation sites, the United States Department of Defense does not exercise any editorial control over the information you may find at these locations. All provided links are consistent with the mission of this website. Please let us know about existing external links that you believe are inappropriate by 
using our organization email dodhra-outreach-dantes@mail.mil

Accessibility Statement
Most documents on the DANTES website are in HTML or ASCII (plain text) formats. These formats are generally accessible to people who use screen readers. Many documents on the DANTES website are in Adobe Acrobat® Portable Document Format (PDF). The PDF format is used to preserve the content and layout of our hard copy publications, manuals and forms. Publications in PDF can be viewed and printed using the Adobe Acrobat Reader®. You can download a free copy and get help using the Acrobat Reader® at the Adobe Systems, Inc. site. People using screen-reading devices may need to install an accessibility plug-in on their system along with the Adobe Acrobat Reader. This plug-in is available at NO CHARGE from Adobe. Adobe also has online tools that will convert PDF files to HTML on request. To get the plug-in and latest news about Adobe's accessibility tools and services, visit the Access Adobe site.

Web and Social Media Policies
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