Policies

Privacy Policy

Please note that we collect no personal information about visitors to our website unless you choose to contact us. All such information is voluntary.

If you request information or services from USARC and submit personal information to facilitate response to your request, we use the information provided to respond to your message. We will not share the information you give us with another government agency unless your inquiry relates to that agency, or as otherwise provided by law.

Freedom of Information Act

USARC’s policy is to make the fullest possible disclosure of information, subject to restrictions imposed by the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and Privacy Act, to anyone who requests information, without unnecessary expense or delay. Please contact info@arctic.gov.

Most USARC documents are readily available to the public. Please check our Publications to browse, search, and retrieve electronic copies documents. To read the digital pdf files, a free version of Adobe Acrobat Reader is available.

Equal Opportunity

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission requires the USARC to make the following documents available on USARC’s website:

> Accessibility Statement.pdf
> Architectural Barriers Act.pdf
> EEO Contact Information.pdf
> Personal Assistant Services Procedures.pdf
> No FEAR Act Data – FY2020.pdf
> No FEAR Act Statement.pdf

Employee Rights and Protections

USARC ensures that all agency employees are aware of their rights and the safeguards in place to protect them. The US Office of Special Counsel (OSC) is an independent agency that protects federal employees from prohibited personnel practices, including whistleblower retaliation and unlawful hiring practices. OSC also provides an independent, secure channel for disclosing and resolving wrongdoing in federal agencies.

USARC employees may find further information regarding employees’ rights and protections on the OSC website, at www.osc.gov.

Website

External links on USARC’s website (arctic.gov) do not constitute endorsement by USARC of external websites or the information, products, or services contained therein. For other than authorized activities, USARC does not exercise any editorial control over the information you may find at these locations. These links are provided consistent with the stated purpose of the USARC website.

Feedback

We would like to hear from you about you user experience. Please send all comments to info@arctic.gov.

Vulnerability Disclosure Policy

This policy is intended to give security researchers clear guidelines for conducting vulnerability discovery activities directed at US Arctic Research Commission (USARC) web properties, and submitting discovered vulnerabilities to the USARC. The full policy is available on our Vulnerability Disclosure Policy page.