Army Freedom of Information Act Office

The Freedom of Information Act Office is responsible for management oversight of the Army-wide implementation of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) programs in accordance with 5 USC, and Public Law 106-554.

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INFORMATION DISCLOSURE AND USAGE

Disclosure of information by you is strictly voluntary. You are under no obligation whatsoever to provide an Army representative any information. When you agree to be contacted by the U.S. Army, communications with you may be via mail, telephone, text message, e-mail, social media and other electronic messages. You may “opt-out” of receiving communications from the U.S. Army at any time.

UNITED STATES ARMY WAIVER AND RELEASE OF LIABILITY

You must be at least 16 years old and complete all the information requested in order to participate.

I, Participant, on behalf of myself and my heirs, successors and assigns, hereby agree that in connection with my participation in the United States Army special event or other interactive activities (collectively, the "Event") fully and forever release, waive, discharge and agree not to sue the U.S. Army or its event marketing and advertising agencies, its Event producers, other participants, sponsoring and participating organizations, the owners and lessees of the premises and/or equipment used to conduct the Event and the respective agents, officers, directors and employees of each of the foregoing (collectively, the "Releasees") for any and all claims, causes of action or liability of any kind, including claims, causes of action or liability for any injury (including death), loss or damages sustained or incurred by me (or my property) arising out of or in any way associated with my participation in the Event including all claims, causes of action or liability arising out of the negligence of any of the Releasees.

I acknowledge that I have voluntarily chosen to assume all risks associated with my participation in the Event, both known and unknown, including those risks that result from the negligence of the Releasees or others and assume full responsibility for my participation in the Event.

I understand that the Event may be photographed, videotaped, or otherwise recorded, and I agree that the U.S. Army and its agents, designees and licensees may use my name and likeness (in any form and without regard to any alteration) in photographs, videotapes, audiotapes, and any and all other media, throughout the world, in perpetuity, without any additional consideration to me or to any third party. I shall have no right of approval and no legal claim arising out of any use or editing of my name and likeness. The U.S. Army and its agents, designees and licensees shall have no obligation to use any of the rights I grant.

Do you accept these terms?

PRIVACY & SECURITY NOTICE

GoArmy.com is committed to protecting your privacy. Therefore, your use and implementation of the information and information request forms included in this Web site are covered under the following guidelines.

  1. The United States Army Recruiting Web site (GoArmy.com) is provided as a public service by the Army Marketing and Research Group (AMRG) and the Department of the Army.
  2. Information presented on the Army Recruiting Web site is considered public information and may be distributed or copied. Photographs, videos and music require permission for use and remain the property of the United States Army or copyright owner and may not be reproduced except by permission.
  3. Privacy Act Notice: Disclosure of any information by you is strictly voluntary. However, delays in providing you requested materials may result by not providing complete information. All information collected will be used strictly for recruiting purposes. The authority for the collection of this information is Title 10, United States Code, Section 503.
  4. For site management, information is collected for statistical purposes. This 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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 General Schedule 20.
  7. Office of Management and Budget Memorandum M-10-22, Guidance for Online Use of Web Measurement and Customization Technologies (PDF), allows Federal agencies to use session and persistent cookies to improve the delivery of services. These cookies allow the Army to maximize its return on investment with taxpayer dollars used for marketing purposes. "Cookies" are pieces of text placed on your computer by a website that store information regarding your use of that site, usually without your knowledge. Goarmy.com uses cookies to collect information about user visits to our website. Use of these technologies makes our website function better for you and allows us to better understand how the public is using the website. Cookies from the goarmy.com website only collect information about your browser's visit to the site; they do not collect personal information about you. The OMB 10-22 Guidance defines our use of persistent cookies as "Usage Tier 2 - Multi-session without Personally Identifiable Information (PII)." The policy states "This tier encompasses any use of multi-session Web measurement and customization technologies when no PII is collected." The persistent cookies used on goarmy.com expire in 180 days. Although using cookies creates a better user experience for you, GoArmy.com will also work without them. Most internet browsers automatically accept cookies. If you do not wish to have session or persistent cookies placed on your computer, you can disable them using your web browser. Instructions for disabling or opting out of cookies in the most popular browsers are located at http://www.usa.gov/optout_instructions.shtml. If you opt out of cookies, you will still have access to all information and resources at goarmy.com. Please note that by following the instructions to opt-out of cookies, you will disable cookies from all sources, not just those at goarmy.com.
  8. Goarmy.com uses third-party analytics tools to collect and analyze anonymous statistical data. This data helps goarmy.com improve user experience, understand web traffic patterns, identify opportunities to improve the overall quality of the site, maximize the resources used to support goarmy.com, and constantly improve the taxpayers Return on Investment (ROI). Goarmy.com uses anonymous, aggregated data for internal purposes and discloses it to US Army employees and contractors who need to know the information in the performance of their official duties.
  9. 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.
  10. Penalty for False Statements. The US Criminal Code (Title 18 US Code Section 1001) provides that whoever, in any matter within the jurisdiction of the Government of the United States, knowingly and willfully - (1) falsifies, conceals, or covers up by any trick, scheme, or device a material fact; (2) makes any materially false, fictitious, or fraudulent statement or representation; or (3) makes or uses any false writing or document knowing the same to contain any materially false, fictitious, or fraudulent statement or entry; shall be fined or imprisoned not more than 5 years, or both.

ACCESSIBILITY STATEMENT

The United States Army is dedicated to making all information and technology available to individuals with disabilities. In 1998, Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act Amendments, as amended by the Workforce Investment Act of 1998, issued accessibility standards setting forth electronic and information technology performance criteria. As amended, Section 508 requires that when Federal agencies develop, procure, maintain, or use electronic and information technology, they must ensure that this information is accessible to every individual.

Using accessibility guidelines, we are continuously improving our Web pages for easy access to all visitors. The U.S. Army is making every effort to bring our Web site into Section 508 compliance, and will continue with these efforts as new methods and technology becomes available.  

ARMY FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT OFFICE

The Freedom of Information Act Office is responsible for management oversight of the Army-wide implementation of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) programs in accordance with 5 USC, and Public Law 106-554.

AGENCY DISCLOSURE STATEMENT

OMB Control Number: 0702-0111
Expiration Date: XX/XX/XXXX
The public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 15 minutes per response, including the time for reviewing instructions, searching existing data sources, gathering and maintaining the data needed, and completing and reviewing the collection of information. Send comments regarding this burden estimate or any other aspect of this collection of information, including suggestions for reducing the burden, to the Department of Defense, Washington Headquarters Services, Executive Services Directorate, Information Management Division, 4800 Mark Center Drive, East Tower, Suite 02G09, Alexandria, VA 22350-3100 (0702-0111). Respondents should be aware that notwithstanding any other provision of law, no person shall be subject to any penalty for failing to comply with a collection of information if it does not display a currently valid OMB control number.

PLEASE DO NOT RETURN YOUR RESPONSE TO THE ABOVE ADDRESS.

Responses should be sent to:
Army Marketing and Research Group
2530 Crystal Drive
Arlington, VA 22202