Privacy Policy & Legal Disclaimer

This website and all related materials are property of the Department of Defense and have been prepared for informational purposes only.  This page intends to disclose information to help the user understand his/her rights and how the site complies with federal regulations and user agreements.  By utilizing the site, the user agrees to the following terms and conditions.


The Department of Defense (DoD) does not endorse or promote any commercial supplier, product or service.

Not Legal/Professional Advice

This website is an Internet-based information and referral platform and does not replace legal, tax, investment or other professional personal financial advisement.  This site constitutes only a general overview of the subject matter. The DoD believes individuals should always consult with tax and legal advisers regarding the legal consequences of any financial planning, decisions or other activities. It is the user’s responsibility to evaluate the accuracy, completeness and usefulness of any opinions, guidance, services or other information on the site.

Receipt of information on this site does not constitute a professional-client relationship of any kind. The information could be time sensitive or require revisions and updates periodically.

No Warranties

All materials and services on this site and any linked third-party sites are provided “as is” without warranty of any kind.  The DoD makes no representations and disclaims all warranties, express or implied for a particular purpose regarding the suitability of the information; the accuracy, reliability, completeness or timeliness of the content, services, text, graphics, links, or other items contained within the site; or the results obtained from accessing and using the site and/or its content.  The DoD does not warrant that use of the site and its materials will be uninterrupted or error-free, that defects will be corrected, or that the site, including the server that makes it available, are free of viruses or other harmful components.

Use of Content

All materials, DoD related information, images, graphics and text on the site are the property of the DoD.  Modification of any materials, content or site structure is prohibited without express written consent of the DoD.  The names, trademarks, service marks, and logos appearing on this site may not be used in any advertising or publicity, or otherwise to indicate DoD’s sponsorship of or affiliation with any product or service, without DoD’s prior express written permission.

Links to Other Sites

The appearance of external links on this site does not constitute the DoD’s responsibility or endorsement of the external sites or the information, products or services contained on these sites. The links are for convenience of the user and as information only. When linking to another site, the user is no longer on a DoD website and is subject to the privacy policy of the new site.   The DoD does not guarantee outside websites comply with Section 508 (Accessibility Requirements) of the Rehabilitation Act.


The DoD shall have the right, at its discretion, to change, modify, add or remove terms of this agreement or the site at any time. Changes shall be effective immediately, and any subsequent use of the site shall constitute acceptance of the terms.

Limitation of Liability

Under no circumstances shall the DoD be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, consequential or other damages, including but not limited to loss of data or lost profits, that result from the use of, or the inability to use, the site or its materials.

Protection of Rights

This site does not collect personally identifiable information. However, by using this website, the user consents to the processing of data by Google for the purpose of improving user experience.

The DoD will see aggregation of the following information:

  • The Internet domain (e.g., .com, .net, etc.) and IP address (a number automatically assigned to the computer whenever the user is surfing the Web) from which the user accesses this website.
  • The type of browser and operating system used to access the site.
  • The date and time the user accesses the site.
  • The pages the user visits.
  • If the user linked to this website from another website, the address of the original website.

Users should be aware if accessing this site from employer-provided equipment.  Employers may involve the use of monitoring software for email services or internet usage to log activity for management review.

Accessibility Guidelines

The DoD is committed to making electronic and information technologies accessible to individuals with disabilities.  The DoD content on this site is in accordance with Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act.

How We Respond to “Do not Track Signals”

This site does not track visitors over time or across third party websites and therefore does not respond to Do Not Track (DNT) signals.  However, some third party sites do keep track of browsing activities when they serve content, which enables them to tailor what they present to the user.  If visiting such sites, the user’s internet browser allows the user to set the DNT signal so that third parties cannot collect any personally identifiable information from this website.

DoD Policies and Links

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Updates and Effective Date

Any material changes to the Privacy Statement will be posted on this website. These changes will not apply to disputes that arise prior to the effective date of the change. The effective date of this Privacy Statement is March 1, 2020.