Privacy Policy

Last Updated: [20 March 2017]

This Aberdeen Test Center (ATC) website is provided as a public service by Army Test and Evaluation Command (ATEC) in coordination with ATC Public Affairs.

Information presented on this ATC website is considered public information and may be distributed or copied unless otherwise specified. Use of appropriate byline/photo/image credits is requested.

The use of copyrighted material by ATC is subject to U.S. copyright law as reflected in Army regulations. It is Army policy to recognize and respect the rights of copyright owners. More information on the Army's use of copyrighted materials.

For site management, information is collected for statistical purposes only. 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.

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 information presented here or ATC privacy activities, click here to notify the ATC Privacy Officer.


Information Collected and Stored Automatically

If you visit our site to read or download information, we collect and store the following information about your visit:


  1. 1. The name of the Internet domain (for example, "xcompany.com" if you use a private Internet access account, or "yourschool.edu" if you are connecting from a university's domain) and the IP address (a number automatically assigned to your computer when you are using the Internet) from which you access our site;
  2. 2. The type of browser and operating system used to access our site;
  3. 3. The date and time you access our site;
  4. 4. The Internet address of the website from which you linked directly to our site; and
  5. 5. The pages you visit and the information you request.

This information is primarily collected for statistical analysis and technical improvements to the site. This government computer system uses software programs to create summary statistics, which may be 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. When required by law or security related necessity, we may take additional steps to identify you based on collected information and we may share this information with other government agencies.

If You Send Us Personal Information

You do not have to provide any personal information to visit this website. If you choose to provide us with personal information, such as by sending a message to an email address on this website or by filling out a form and submitting it through our website, we will use that information to respond to your message or to fulfill the stated purpose of the communication. ATC does not collect, use, or sell information for commercial marketing. We may share information you give us with contractors acting on our behalf or with another government agency if your inquiry relates to that agency. In other limited circumstances, such as responses to requests from Congress and private individuals, we may be required by law to disclose information you submit. If you provide comments in response to a request for public comments we may make those comments as well as your identity available to the public in a publication or by posting them on our website. Where possible we may give you more specific guidance at the point of collection regarding how your personal information may be used or disclosed.

Electronically submitted information is maintained and destroyed according to the principles of the Federal Records Act and the regulations and records schedules of the National Archives and Records Administration and in some cases may be covered by the Privacy Act and subject to the Freedom of Information Act. View a discussion of your rights under these laws.

Remember, email is not necessarily secure against interception. If your communication is sensitive or includes personal information you may prefer to send it by postal mail instead. Our mailing address is:

  • U.S. Army Aberdeen Test Center
  • 400 Colleran Road
  • Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD 21005-5059

Cookies

The ATC public website does not use persistent cookies (persistent tokens that pass information back and forth from the client machine to the server). The ATC public website may use session cookies (tokens that remain active only until you close your browser) in order to make the site easier to use. ATC DOES NOT keep a database of information obtained from these cookies. You can choose not to accept these cookies and still use the site, but it may take you longer to fill out the same information repeatedly and clicking on the banners may not take you to the correct link. Refer to the help information in your browser software for instructions on how to disable cookies.

Our Social Network Policy

ATC participates in open, un-moderated forums offered by commercial social network sites in order to increase government transparency, promote public participation and encourage collaboration with the Agency. ATC currently maintains an official account on YouTube (external link), under the guidance of ATEC. ATC does not control, moderate or endorse the comments or opinions provided by visitors to these sites. In addition, the Agency does not collect, maintain or disseminate information posted there.

Any information about ATC provided on Headquarters, U.S. Army Test and Evaluation Command (ATEC) social networking accounts is at their discretion and subject to their Privacy & Security policy.

Links to Other Sites

Our website has links to other federal agencies. We also link to other organizationsí websites when we have a good business reason to do so. This does not constitute an endorsement of their policies or products. Once you link to another site, you are subject to the privacy policy of the new site.

Systems of Records Notices (SORN)

ATC has responsibility for a Local Area Network (LAN) containing systems of records that collect, maintain, and/or use personally identifiable information on Federal employees, contractors, and/or foreign nationals working at Aberdeen Test Center. Below is a link to the U.S. Army Human Resources Command SORN applicable to this information system.

SORN: Army Personnel System (APS) #A0600-8-104 AHRC