This policy describes how we handle information about your visit to our website.
We collect no personal information about you when you visit our website unless you choose to provide this information to us. However, we collect and store certain information automatically. Here is how we handle information about your visit to our website.
If you do nothing during your visit but browse through the website, read pages, or download information, we will gather and store certain information about your visit automatically. This information does not identify you personally. We automatically collect and store only the following information about your visit:
This information does not identify you personally. It is collected primarily for site management purposes and to create summary statistics, which are used for such purposes as assessing what information is of most and least interest, determining technical design specifications, and identifying system performance or problem areas. We use the information we collect to measure the number of visitors to the different sections of our site and to help us make our site more useful.
A cookie is a small file that a website transfers to your computer to allow it to remember specific information about your session. Your computer will only share the information in the cookie with the website that provided it, and no other website can request it.
There are two types of cookies: session and persistent. Session cookies last only as long as your web browser is open. Once you close your browser, the cookie disappears. Persistent cookies store information on your computer for longer periods of time.
We use session cookies for technical purposes such as to enable better navigation through the site, or to allow you to customize your preferences for interacting with the site.
We use persistent cookies to:
Most Internet browsers automatically accept cookies. Although using cookies creates a better experience for you, this site will also work without them. If you do not wish to have cookies stored on your machine, you can edit your browser’s options to stop accepting them or to prompt you before accepting a cookie from the websites you visit. USA.gov provides instructions for “opting-out” of web measurement and customization technologies through disabling cookies on your web browser. Please note that opting-out in no way affects your access to content within our website or how you see the site.
You do not have to provide any personal information to visit our website. If you choose to provide us with personal information, such as by sending a message to an email address on this website, by registering for a newsletter, or by filling out a form and submitting it through our website, we will use that information to respond to your message or to fulfill the stated purpose of the communication. If you submit your resume to us electronically, we will use your personal information to consider your application for employment.
We may share information you give us with contractors acting on our behalf or with another government agency if your inquiry relates to that agency. In other limited circumstances, such as responses to requests from Congress, law enforcement agencies, or Freedom of Information Act requests, we may be required to disclose information you submit. If you provide comments in response to a request for public comment, we may make those comments as well as your identity available to the public in a publication or by posting them on our website, but will not reveal your contact information. In summary, any information we collect may be subject to disclosure, but will be handled in accordance with the requirements of the Privacy Act and the Freedom of Information Act to ensure the greatest protection of personal privacy.
Please do not send us sensitive information, such as your credit card or social security numbers, via email. It is possible that during transmission of your email this information may be intercepted by a third party. We cannot guarantee its safety while in transit.
We use services provided by third-party tools to improve our website experience. The Presidio Trust may collect and maintain personally identifiable information you make available on these official Presidio accounts on third-party website and applications consistent with the Privacy Act, the Federal Records Act and other applicable laws. You may also view the Presidio Trust’s for more information on the Department’s use of third-party and social media platforms.
Some of these third-party websites and application service providers may collect the information you voluntarily provide in accordance with their terms of service and privacy policies. The Presidio Trust does not control what these third-party service providers do with the information they collect from visitors. You should review the third-party service provider’s terms of service and privacy policies to understand how and when the third-party service provider collects, uses or shares information you make available by using its services.
Google Analytics: “Like many services, Google Analytics uses … cookies to track visitor interactions. These cookies are used to store information, such as what time the current visit occurred, whether the visitor has been to the site before, and what site referred the visitor to the web page. Browsers do not share … cookies across domains” (from the Google Analytics privacy overview). We do not collect personally identifiable information from these third-party tools, nor provide them with additional personal identifiable information. We use IP masking in order to share only a portion of the IP address for geolocation. In addition, Google provides an Opt-out Browser Add-on “to indicate that information about the website visit should not be sent to Google Analytics.” We do not endorse and make no representation about the effectiveness of the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on.
OpenWeatherMap: The weather data is provided by OpenWeatherMap and is set to display weather local to the Presidio. API requests are processed via HTTPS and are encrypted.
Weglot: The translation tool Weglot is embedded on the site. Text is automatically translated into other languages depending on user selection. Website data submitted to Weglot Translation API is the number of translation requests, which resets on the 1st of each month.
The Presidio Trust participates in open, un-moderated forums offered by commercial social media sites in order to increase government transparency, promote public participation, and encourage collaboration. The Presidio Trust currently maintains official accounts on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, X, and YouTube. The Presidio Trust does not control, moderate, or endorse the comments or opinions provided by visitors to these sites. In addition, the Presidio Trust does not collect, maintain, or disseminate information posted there.
The essential information shared on these third-party sites is available on presidio.gov. This is the official source of information from the Presidio Trust. If you use a site outside presidio.gov, you are subject to the privacy and security policies of that site.
The Presidio Trust posts videos, images, and news on its social media sites to provide alternative opportunities to disseminate information and content to the public. The Presidio Trust does not actively seek personal information and will only collect the information necessary for the proper performance of official functions or to accomplish a purpose required by statute, executive order, or regulation. If the Presidio Trust receives your personal information through your interaction with a social media site, we are required to maintain the information in accordance with the requirements of the Privacy Act and the Freedom of Information Act to ensure the greatest protection of personal privacy.
Our website has many links to sites we co-own or a partner of, including: Inn at the Presidio, Lodge at the Presidio, the Presidio Golf Course, and Presidio Residences. Other associated sites include the National Park Service and the non-profit Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy. We also link to private organizations, including the websites for tenant organizations located at the Presidio.
The Presidio Trust maintains lists of subscribers who request periodic email updates. The email subscription service allows visitors to the Presidio website to receive notifications by email on a periodic bases. If you sign up for these automatic updates, you will only receive the Presidio updates you specify, and you may unsubscribe at any time. You will be asked to provide your email address. Providing this information is voluntary; however, it is necessary in order to participate in this email subscription service. We do not sell, rent, exchange or otherwise disclose our list of subscribers to external organizations.
For site security purposes and to ensure 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 security related problems. Anyone using this system expressly consents to such monitoring and is advised if such monitoring reveals evidence of possible abuse or criminal activity, such evidence may be provided to appropriate law enforcement officials. Unauthorized attempts to upload or change information on this server are strictly prohibited and may be punishable by law, including the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of 1986 and the National Information Infrastructure Protection Act of 1996, as amended.
Security of our website and privacy of your personal information is important to us. We take reasonable precautions to prevent and detect security incidents on our website. Such measures include making regular software updates and using anti-virus software to help ensure all files that we post on our website are virus-free. However, we are not responsible in the unlikely event the site contains malicious or corrupted content. We are also not responsible for website content that may become corrupted as the data travels over the Internet between the site and you.
Privacy Program Office
1750 Lincoln Boulevard
San Francisco, CA 94129