Personal data is any information that allows you to be identified. USAC collects personal data you provide through such methods as your submission of FCC forms or questions through the website. The types of personal data USAC collects might include your name, title, employer, address, telephone number, email address, fax number, and other pieces of personal data related to participating in a universal service program as a contributor or beneficiary. Your use of the website and the actions you take while on USAC's website represent your consent for USAC to use the information collected.
Some of the information you provide may become publicly available. For example, in administering the Rural Health Care and Schools and Libraries universal service support mechanisms, USAC regularly posts on its website requests for services on behalf of schools, libraries, and rural health care providers to assist them in complying with the mechanisms' competitive bidding requirements. In addition, USAC posts a list of funding commitments to schools, libraries, and rural health care providers by individual applicants. USAC encourages visitors to its website to use the information posted for its intended purposes; however, applicants should be aware that there is no guarantee that visitors to USAC's website will do so.
When you visit USAC's website, certain information regarding your time at the website is automatically collected. The information collected includes, but is not limited to, the date and time you accessed the site, the pages viewed, the IP address that accessed the site, the browser type that accessed the site, the operating system that accessed the site, and the website from which you linked to USAC's site. The primary purpose for this collection of information is for statistical analysis and to help make the site better for users. Your use of the website and the actions you take while on USAC's website represent your consent for USAC to use the information collected.
USAC uses information it receives for purposes of collecting universal service funds and administering universal service support mechanisms. In addition, USAC may disclose information to the FCC pursuant to 47 C.F.R. § 54.702(j) or other authorized parties including pursuant to inquiries received under applicable law.
If attempts are made to obtain unauthorized access to USAC's systems, USAC may provide information to the appropriate law enforcement officials. Engaging in prohibited activity such as unauthorized access to USAC's systems is strictly prohibited and may result in civil and/or criminal punishment.
USAC's website includes links to information created and maintained by third parties. USAC's website also includes links to social media sites used by USAC. These links are provided for your convenience. By accessing third-party websites, different policies and practices apply. Third-party sites may collect different and/or more information about you. Additionally, by virtue of using those sites, you may reveal certain personal information to USAC or third parties.
USAC is not responsible for the policies and practices of the third-party website. Additionally, USAC does not control or guarantee the accuracy, relevance, timeliness, usefulness or completeness of the third-party websites. You should not use any information obtained from a third-party website as the basis for decisions or actions regarding universal service collections or disbursements or participation in any universal service program activity. Links to particular sites are not intended to reflect importance. USAC does not endorse the third party sponsoring the site, any views expressed on the site, or products or services offered on the site. You will be given notice when you are leaving USAC's site.
If you prefer not to receive cookies from USAC's website, you can set your browser to warn you before accepting cookies and refuse the cookie when your browser alerts you to its presence. If you need to learn how to change the way your browser handles cookies, follow these instructions. Turning off cookies in your browser might impair your experience of USAC's website. USAC has appropriate technical and organizational security measures intended to prevent unauthorized or unlawful disclosure or access to or, accidental or unlawful loss or destruction of, or alteration or unauthorized disclosure of or access to, or other damage to your personal data. These measures are intended to ensure an appropriate level of security in relation to the risks inherent in the processing and the nature of the personal data to be protected.
You may contact USAC at any time if you would like to correct, update or supplement personal data.
If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this website, you can send us an email.