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Privacy Policy

  1. The Navy College Program (NCP) website is provided as a public service by the U.S. Navy.
  2. 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.
  3. For site management, information is collected for statistical purposes. Please refer to the section below for a description of the information collected and for opt-out instructions. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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 Guidelines. All data collection activities are in strict accordance with DoD Directive 5240.01.
  6. Web measurement and customization technologies (WMCT) 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 WMCT 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. The Department of Defense does not keep a database of information obtained from the use of WMCT.
  7. 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 (18 U.S.C. § 1030).
  8. If you have any questions or comments about the information presented here, please forward them to:

    Ed Barker
    Public Affairs Officer
    Naval Education and Training Professional Development Center (NETPDC)
    6490 Saufley Field Road, Pensacola, FL 32509-5237
    Office: 850-473-6007 (DSN=753)

Information Collected by NCP for Usage Analytics

The NCP website uses Google Analytics, provided by Google, Inc., to collect information about website usage. No information is collected for this purpose that could be used to personally identify you or any individual site user. The use of services like Google Analytics is specifically authorized by the Department of Defense within the parameters of its usage guidelines, updated in 2012.

Google Analytics uses “cookies”—text files placed on your computer—to help analyze how users use this site. The information generated by the cookie about use of the website will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google compiles this data on site usage and uses it to create summary reports of website activity. Among the items that Google Analytics tracks, NCP looks at:

  • Number of visitors to the site
  • Types of browsers, operating systems and devices used to access the site
  • Most popular pages
  • Click trails through the site at large (the path a user took through the site)
  • Search terms that lead users to NCP

NCP site administrators and managers access these data and reports, which they use it to make decisions on existing site functionality, to assess popular pages and features, to inform future design enhancements, and to make the site more user-friendly for the long term.

Opt-Out Instructions

No information is collected that could be used to personally identify any individual website visitors. However, if at any time you would like to opt-out of Google Analytics tracking, you can do so by clicking the link below and following the instructions for your browser:

Google Analytics Opt-Out Instructions and Browser Add-On

Be aware that opting out in this manner will remove you from being tracked by Google Analytics anywhere you go on the web.

Thank you for using the NCP website!

Privacy Advisory

We will not obtain personally identifying information about you when you visit our site unless you choose to provide such information to us. If you choose to contact the Public Affairs Officer, send email to the site webmaster or submit an online feedback form, any contact information that you provide will be solely used to respond to your request and will not be stored for other purposes.