Privacy Policy

Thank you for visiting my web site.  My basic Internet privacy policy is simple: my web site collects no personal information about you when you visit the site unless you choose to provide that information to me during your visit so that I can contact you about an issue you have raised or help you with a problem.  Let me describe more specifically the type of information that may be gathered when you visit my web site and how that information is handled. 

Information Collected and Stored Automatically 

The U.S. Senate collects aggregate data about visits to Senate web sites.  To learn more about the Senate's Internet security and privacy policy online, please go to this address:

If You Send Us Personal Information 

My web site is set up not to collect your personal information (such as your name) about you when you visit the site unless you choose to provide that information to us.  My web site has an online web form that you can use to contact me by sending me an electronic mail message expressing your views or concerns or asking for assistance with a particular problem involving a federal agency.  To send me e-mail, the online web form asks you for your name, address, e-mail address, and, if you wish, your home or work telephone numbers.  I use this information provided by you to contact you about the matter you expressed your views about and to provide any casework assistance I can regarding problems you may be experiencing in dealing with a government agency.  This information will be available to members of my staff so they can help me in responding to your message or request. 

If you are requesting help with a casework matter, it also may be necessary for my office to share the information you provide in order to respond to your request.   

My office will not share nonpublic information submitted to this office with persons outside the Senate, other than to address constituent casework at your request, or in connection with a legal proceeding or potential investigation, or if the communications are potentially unlawful, or pose a risk to health or safety.

From time to time, I come across a comment made by a constituent, or a situation described by a constituent, in an e-mail message (as well as postal mail, phone calls, and faxes) that I feel makes a point of such interest that I would like to refer to it in a speech, or include it in the Congressional Record, or make some other use of it, either in connection with debate in the Senate or by sharing it with the relevant government agency. My staff makes every effort in such cases to contact the author first. We will never use your name or specifics of your comments without your consent.

Site Security

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.  Anyone using this system expressly consents to such monitoring.  Any abuse or unauthorized use of this system could be subject to penalty.

Links to Other Sites 

My web site has links to other useful sites on the Internet.  If you follow any link that takes you to a location that does not include '' in the address, you will have left the Senate web server and you will need to refer to that site's own privacy policy.