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Privacy Policy

About Our Web Site

The Social Security Advisory Board (“SSAB”) respects the privacy concerns of site visitors and customers.  This privacy statement relates to www.ssab.gov.


Providing Visitors with Anonymous Access

You can browse our website without disclosing personal data subject to the specific policies and provisions set forth below.


User Information

If you make a request of SSAB, we may ask for information required to assist you such as name, address, and e-mail address.  This data is stored and will not be shared, sold, or otherwise transferred to unauthorized third parties.


Sharing Data with Third Parties

SSAB may share your information (including e-mail address, and name) to trusted third parties who assist SSAB in operating its website, conducting business, or assisting you, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential.  SSAB may also release your information when it is necessary to do so in order to comply with law, or protect the Board’s rights, property, or safety.


Visitor Profile Information

If you sign up for e-mail updates, please provide your e-mail address as requested.  We may additionally ask for your name, and other information.  We will store this information and use it to send you e-mail updates.  We may also share this information with carefully screened third parties, as stated above.


Choice/Opt Out

You always have the option of removing your name from any e-mail list to not receive future communications.  To do so, e-mail ssab@ssab.gov with subject line “unsubscribe.”  In the body of the e-mail, briefly describe whether you would like to unsubscribe from one type of e-mail, or all SSAB e-mails.



Our Web pages may contain links to other Web sites.  SSAB is not responsible for the privacy practices of such other Web sites.  We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our Web sites and to read the privacy statements of each Web site they visit.  Web sites maintained by third parties may also refer to SSAB; unless we have provided explicit authority, such references in no way indicate our endorsement, recommendation or preference.


Web Beacons and Cookies

A web beacon is an often-transparent graphic image that is placed on a site and can enable analytic tracking of a user visiting the site.  The type of information we collect includes the Internet Protocol address of the computer that retrieved the web beacon, the time the web beacon was viewed and for how long, the type of browser that retrieved the web beacon, and the referring page.  We use our own and some third-party web beacons to gather anonymous user activity for statistical and analytical purposes.

A cookie is a piece of data stored on the user's hard drive containing information useful for the user's Web interactions with a specific Web server.  We do not use cookies to store personal data.  Our bookstore and special access features of our site require that the user's browser accept a cookie that contains a unique, random number used to maintain a logon session or provide a personalized experience.


Technical Feedback

We may request technical information regarding the operation and functioning of our Web sites from users through comment opportunities or surveys.  Participation is completely voluntary and the user has a choice whether or not to disclose any information.  Information requested may include contact information (such as name and e-mail address) and demographic information (such as zip code and age).  Technical feedback received is used to respond to the user's question or comment and to improve our Web sites.  Personally identifiable data submitted by the user for this purpose is not used for other purposes.


Changes to this Statement

SSAB reserve the right to change this privacy statement at any time.  We will use data in accordance with the privacy statement under which any data has been collected.  Questions should be submitted to ssab@ssab.gov or via our “contact us” link the bottom of most pages on our site.