US House of Representatives

Privacy Policy


This privacy policy applies to the central website of the U.S. House of Representatives. Websites of individual offices of the House of Representatives may have their own privacy policies.

We respect the privacy of our visitors. We collect only such personal information as is needed to provide the information, service, or assistance that you request.

Information We Collect Automatically

If you visit our website to browse, read, or download information:

Other Information We Collect

If you choose to identify yourself (or otherwise provide us with personal information) when you use our online forms:

How Long We Keep Information

We may keep information that will collect for an unlimited period of time.


Please note that electronic communication, particularly email, is not necessarily secure against interception. Please do not send sensitive data (e.g., Social Security, bank account, or credit card numbers) by email or web form.


We may use cookies in order to customize this site for return visitors.  These cookies are not required for site functionality.  Additionally, third-party widgets such as YouTube or Flickr may install cookies depending on their configuration.  You are not required to accept any cookies to use this site.

Site Monitoring

For site security purposes this government computer system employs software programs to monitor network traffic. Anyone using this system consents to the monitoring of their use by system or security personnel.

Unauthorized use, tampering with or modification of this system—or its supporting hardware or software—may violate federal or other statutes and may subject the violator to criminal and civil penalties. In the event of unauthorized intrusion, all relevant information regarding possible violation of law may be provided to law enforcement officials.