Welcome to the public access web information service of Special Operations Command Europe. This document summarizes our web site's policy under which we operate. Also included here are statements about privacy and security and external links.
This web service is operated in accordance with policies established by the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD). The current DoD policy document is DoD Web Site Administration Policies & Procedures, dated 25 Nov 1998, with amendments current through 11 January 2002. DoD offers the following additional resources regarding web policies:
The web policies section of the DefenseLink "about" page contains links to other web policy documents. Individual service policies: Navy, Air Force A news article, New Policy Reshapes DoD Web Presence, was published by DoD on 11 Dec 1998. Internet Presents Web of Security Issues is a special DoD web page with additional information about web-related policies. To implement these DoD policies, several local policies have been developed by the United States European Command: Staff Memorandum 15-1: HQ USEUCOM Public Access World Wide Web Information Service (April 2005). Provides specific guidance for this site. Staff Memorandum 100-3: Authorized Use of Government Computer Networks (5 May 1997). Provides guidelines governing personal use of computer networks at Headquarters, United States European Command. CDRUSEUCOM 120850Z FEB 98: Operation of Publicly Accessible Web Sites. Reminds commanders of their responsibility for proper oversight of web services. COM USECUOM 161340Z JUN 98: Operation of Publicly Accessible Web Sites. Directs commanders to consider operational security and force protection. CDRUSEUCOM 051000Z NOV 98: Information Vulnerability and the World Wide Web. JTF-IM: Multi-service Procedures for Joint Task Force Information Management.
Privacy and Security
This web information service is provided as a public service by Special Operations Command Europe. Information presented via this web service is considered public information and may be distributed or copied. Use of appropriate byline, photo, and image credits is requested. Contact us if you have questions about reusing materials from this site.
Information Collected and Stored Automatically. 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: The Internet domain (for example, "xcompany.com" if you use a private Internet access account, or "yourschool.edu" if you connect from a university's domain) and IP address (an IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer whenever you are surfing the Web) from which you access our website; The type of browser and operating system used to access our site; The date and time you access our site; The pages you visit; and If you linked to the U.S. European Command or Special Operations Command Europe website from another website, the address of that website. 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.
Except for authorized law enforcement investigations, no other attempts are made to identify individual users or their usage habits. Raw data logs are used for no other purposes and are scheduled for regular destruction in accordance with National Archives and Records Administration General Schedule 20. All data collection activities are in strict accordance with DoD Directive 5240.1. Unauthorized attempts to upload information or change information on this service are strictly prohibited and may be punishable under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of 1986 and the National Information Infrastructure Protection Act.
The appearance of external hyperlinks does not constitute endorsement by the United States European Command of the linked web sites, or the information, products or services contained therein. The United States European Command does not exercise any editorial control over the information you may find at these locations. All links are provided consistent with the stated purpose of this Department of Defense (DoD) web site.
DISCLAIMER: Reference herein to any specific commercial products, process, or service by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, or otherwise, does not necessarily constitute or imply its endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by the United States Government. The views and opinions of authors expressed herein do not necessarily state or reflect those of the United States Government, and shall not be used for advertising or product endorsement purposes. With respect to documents available from this server, neither the United States Government nor any of its service members or employees, makes any warranty, express or implied, including the warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose, or assumes any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information, apparatus, product, or process disclosed, or represents that its use would not infringe privately owned rights.