Privacy Policy

​​​​​​NTSB will collect no personal information about you other than statistical information that can be used to make the site more effective.

Information We Gather

We use Google Analytics to collect and store information about your visit to our site. This information includes:

  • Environmental information such as the location of your IP address, the language you are browsing in, and the technical specifications of the device and browser you are using;
  • Behavioral information such as the date and time of your visit, the pages you visit, links you clicked on the site, and the name of the domain from which you access the Internet; and
  • Acquisition information such as the Internet address of the website you came from if it linked you directly to NTSB.gov.

If your browser accepts cookies, we may use a session cookie to learn how many different visitors come to NTSB.gov. We use this information for statistical purposes and to help us make our site more useful. We do not collect personally identifiable information nor do we sell this data to anyone.

Use of Cookies on NTSB.gov: NTSB creates a session cookie when you visit and destroys it as soon as you close your browser. If you don’t want to accept cookies, you can edit your browser’s options to stop accepting persistent cookies or to prompt you before accepting a cookie from the websites you visit.

Information You Send Us

When you send us personal information (e.g., in an electronic mail message containing a question or comment) or by filling out a form that email us this information, we only use this information to respond to your request. Such application information is carefully protected by the agency and not available in or retained by web tracking software. We may forward your email to the government employee who can best answer your questions. We do not disclose, give, sell, or transfer any personal information about our visitors, unless required for law enforcement or statute.

We want to make it clear that we will not obtain personally identifying information about you when you visit our site, unless you choose to provide that information to us. Except for authorized law enforcement investigations, or as otherwise required by law, we do not share any information we receive with anyone else.

Security​

For site security purposes and to ensure that this service remains available to all users, our web servers use industry-standard methods to monitor network traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information, or otherwise cause damage. Unauthorized attempts to upload information or change information on NTSB servers are strictly prohibited and may be punishable by law, including the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of 1986 and the National Information Infrastructure Protection Act.​

Privacy Impact Assessment

NTSB-8 FOIA and Privact Act Request System.pdf

NTSB-13 Airman or Mariner Certificate Enforcement Actions System.pdf

NTSB-14 Information Request System.pdf

NTSB-15 NTSB Staff Database System.pdf

​NTSB-17 Transportation Disaster Assistance Victim and Family Member System.pdf