Information we receive (when you provide it, visit The Ministry of Labor & Skills .gov, receive email updates, or interact with official The Ministry of Labor & Skills presences on third-party sites)
How this information is used
Sharing of this information
Third-party tools and sites
Children and privacy
Information Received and Retained by The Ministry of Labor & Skills Online Platforms
Information You Give Us
You do not have to provide The Ministry of Labor & Skills with any personal information or create a user account to access information on The Ministry of Labor & Skills .gov. However, for some services, we may need some personal information from you such as your name, address, telephone number, email address, and other contact or identifying information about yourself or others that you choose to provide or authorize us to collect, including resume information. For example:
The basic contact information so we can respond to your request
When we ask users to share their story or how a policy decision will impact them, we generally ask for their name, zip code, and email address
We may ask for personal information from people applying to, registering for, or participating in a The Ministry of Labor & Skills event or competition.
Visits to The Ministry of Labor & Skills website
When you visit The Ministry of Labor & Skills .gov, the following basic information is automatically received and stored by the web servers hosting The Ministry of Labor & Skills .gov:
The originating Internet Protocol (IP) address
The internet domain name
Information about your computer or mobile set-up (e.g., type and version of web browser, operating system, screen resolution, and connection speed)
The internet address, or URL, of the website that connected you to our site, if you accessed The Ministry of Labor & Skills .gov via a link on another page (i.e., “referral traffic”); and The amount of data transmitted from The Ministry of Labor & Skills .gov to your computer. The Ministry of Labor & Skills also uses web measurement and customization technologies (such as “cookies”). You can choose not to accept cookies from any website, including The Ministry of Labor & Skills .gov, by changing your browser settings.
In order to manage The Ministry of Labor & Skills email subscription lists, we retain the names and email addresses of our email subscribers, as well as other information they may have shared with us (e.g., addresses and phone numbers), logs of emails we send, and automatically generated email data used to improve our email communications. This automatically generated email data (generated through simple tools such as “pixel tags” and link redirects) includes:
The recipient’s email client
Whether the email was opened
If a link in the message was clicked
Whether an email was delivered
If the email was forwarded; and If the email was printed.
The Ministry of Labor & Skills maintains official pages or accounts on third-party websites in order to better engage with the American public (a current list is here). Your activity on those sites is governed by the third-party website’s security and privacy policies. Users of third-party sites often share information with the general public, user community, and/or the third-party operating the site. Consequently, you should review the privacy policies of third-party sites before using them and ensure that you understand how your information may be shared and used. You should also adjust privacy settings on your account on any third-party site to match your preferences.
For aggregate statistical analysis and to improve the quality of our services, we may integrate web measurement tools with our social media pages. These tools enable basic analysis of social media traffic (such as the number of people visiting a certain page) and do not collect personally identifiable information.
How Information is Used
If you choose to provide us with information, we may use that information to contact you, respond to your message, or provide you the information or services you requested. In order to serve you better, we may analyze multiple sources of data you have provided (for example, to look up whether you previously contacted the Ministry of Labor & Skills about the same topic so that we do not send you a duplicative response). We may also use messages or comments collected through The Ministry of Labor & Skills .gov or official social media pages for our own purposes, such as to inform policy decisions or in public advocacy.
We may use data you provide and automatically generated data for statistical analysis to assess, for example, what information is of interest to users, technical design specifications, and system performance. This allows us to make general improvements to our site as well as to offer tailored content to email subscribers (e.g., a follow-up message to subscribers interested in a specific topic based on information they have provided or automatically generated data). We may also use your information in order to detect, prevent, and respond to security issues and other harmful or unlawful activities on the Site. For resume information submitted, your information may be used for employment consideration.
Sharing of this Information
Information you choose to share with the Ministry of Labor & Skills (directly and via third party sites) may be treated as public information. We may, for example, publish compilations of messages or comments collected through The Ministry of Labor & Skills .gov or official social media pages and provide them to national leaders, members of the press, or other individuals outside of the Federal Government. However, we exercise discretion to limit such disclosures to protect your privacy (for example, we generally do not publish last names of commenters).
In some cases, we may share information you have provided or automatically generated information with other government agencies in response to lawful law enforcement requests or to protect The Ministry of Labor & Skills .gov from security threats. Additionally, if you seek assistance on a matter within the jurisdiction of a federal agency, we may share your information with that agency for the limited purpose of addressing your request for assistance.
We do not use or share your information for commercial purposes and, except as described above, we do not exchange or otherwise disclose this information.
Third-Party Tools and Sites
Links to External Sites
The website and other The Ministry of Labor & Skills platforms and pages may link to websites created and maintained by other public and/or private organizations and individuals. When you follow a link to an external site, you are leaving The Ministry of Labor & Skills .gov and are subject to the external site’s privacy and security policies. We do not control or guarantee the accuracy, relevance, timeliness, or completeness of information contained on an external site. We also do not endorse the site’s sponsor, any views they express, or any products or services they offer.
The Ministry of Labor & Skills Pages on Third-Party Websites
Your activity on third-party website sites is governed by the third-party website’s security and privacy policies.
The Ministry of Labor & Skills Content Embedded in Third-Party Sites
In some instances, a third-party website may feature embedded The Ministry of Labor & Skills content served by The Ministry of Labor & Skills .gov. The embedded The Ministry of Labor & Skills .gov content automatically generates The Ministry of Labor & Skills server logs (see Visits to The Ministry of Labor & Skills .gov) and may set a The Ministry of Labor & Skills cookie.
We take reasonable precautions to protect our site and information automatically collected by The Ministry of Labor & Skills .gov or voluntarily submitted to The Ministry of Labor & Skills .gov or an official The Ministry of Labor & Skills page on a third-party site. For example, we restrict access to personally identifiable information to employees, contractors, and vendors subject to non-disclosure requirements who require access to this information in order to perform their official duties and exercise controls to limit what data they can view based on the specific needs of their position. Access to official The Ministry of Labor & Skills accounts on third-party sites is limited to the individuals who administer those accounts, and all official The Ministry of Labor & Skills accounts are clearly labeled.
We also utilize commonly used practices and technical controls to protect the information in our possession or control, along with The Ministry of Labor & Skills .gov itself. These practices and controls include, but are not limited to: encrypting the transfer of personal information over the internet via Secure Sockets Layer (SSL), using high-strength firewalls and intrusion detection systems (IDS) to safeguard personal information, and maintaining strict technical controls and procedures to ensure the integrity of all data on The Ministry of Labor & Skills .gov.
We periodically review our processes and systems to verify compliance with industry best practices and to ensure the highest level of security for our website.
We will revise or update this policy from time to time. If we make significant changes to how we handle personal information, we will post changes to the policy on our site and change the date at the bottom. We will provide additional notice in advance (e.g., a disclaimer on our website or an email to subscribers) if material changes are being made.
Updated: January 20, 2021