Privacy Policy
The Exercise Information System (EXIS) is an official website of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) / Transportation Security Administration (TSA).

Thank you for using the TSA EXIS website ("EXIS"). By using our website, you are agreeing to the Privacy Policy. Please read it carefully.​

Privacy Act Statement
AUTHORITY: 49 USC § 114(f)(15); 6 USC §§ 1136(a), 1167, and 1183.
PRINCIPAL PURPOSE(S): This information will be used to grant individuals access to EXIS.
ROUTINE USE(S): This information may be shared in accordance with the Privacy Act of 1974, 5 USC § 552(a), for routine uses identified in the DHS system of records, DHS/ALL-004 General Information Technology Access Account Records System and DHS/ALL 002 DHS Mailing and Other Lists System, or as further described in the Privacy Impact Assessment, DHS/ALL/PIA-006 DHS General Contact Lists and subsequent updates, available at www.dhs.gov/privacy. DISCLOSURE: Furnishing this information is voluntary; however, failure to provide the requested information will prevent TSA from being able to grant an individual's access request to EXIS.

PAPERWORK REDUCTION ACT STATEMENT
This collection of information is voluntary pursuant to Implementing Recommendations of the 9/11 Commission Act of 2007. It is estimated that the time to design and conduct an exercise is approximately 3.5 hours and the time to complete the survey is .25 hours. An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information unless it displays a valid OMB control number. The OMB control number assigned to this collection is 1652-0057, which expires 04/30/2018. Send comments regarding this burden estimate or any other aspect of this collection of information including suggestions for reducing this burden to TSA PRA Officer, 601 S. 12th Street, Arlington, VA 20598-6011. ATTN: PRA 1652-0057.

Information Collected by EXIS
EXIS is committed to protecting privacy and securing personal information made available when accessing this website. This section provides information on what is collected on this website, how the information is used and retained.

EXIS does not collect personal information when you are browsing the public facing exis.tsa.dhs.gov webpages. Personal information is collected only when it is voluntarily provided to us. If you choose to register for an EXIS account, you will be asked to provide certain personal information needed to establish your account. The information you provide may be shared with another government agency, a TSA partner organization, or as otherwise required by law.

Information Collected Automatically
When you access this website, there is basic information that is automatically collected and temporarily stored. The information collected is used for improvements within the website and for technical and operating system enhancements. The information collected does not identify you personally.

The information collected includes:
  • Domain from which you access the Internet;
  • IP address (an IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to a computer when surfing the Internet);
  • Operating system and other information about the device and browser used when visiting the site;
  • Date and time of your visit;
  • Content you visited or downloaded; and,
  • Website or referral source (email notice or social media site) that connected you to the website

Information Collected and Stored at Registration
If you choose to become a registered user of EXIS, we will gather and store information about you, your employer, as well as other Personally Identifiable Information (PII). This information will help to ensure that you are a member of an approved EXIS organization.

By becoming a registered user of EXIS, you will be subject to an electronic Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA) and a Sensitive Security Information (SSI) agreement. These electronic agreements are legally binding. If you are found to be in breach of either agreement, you may be subject to penalties and prosecution under the law.

How EXIS Uses Cookies
The Office of Management and Budget Memo M-10-22, Guidance for Online Use of Web Measurement and Customization Technologies allows Federal agencies to use session and persistent cookies.

When you visit any website, its server may generate a piece of text known as a "cookie" to place on your computer. Cookies allow websites to “remember” visitors’ preferences, surfing patterns and behavior while they are connected.

There are two types of cookies, single session (temporary), and multi-session (persistent). Session cookies last only as long as your web browser is open. Once you close your browser, the cookie disappears. Persistent cookies are stored on your computer for longer periods. Session Cookies: we use session cookies for technical purposes such as to enable better navigation through our site. Persistent Cookies: we use persistent cookies to differentiate between new and returning visitors to our site. Persistent cookies remain on your computer between visits to our site.

Email Inquiries
Our website allows you to send us email messages. We will use the information you provide to respond to your inquiry. You should be reminded that email may not necessarily be secure against interception. Therefore, we suggest that you do not send sensitive PII (such as your Social Security number) to us via email.

Email used for Security, Site Alerts, and Communications
Our website uses the email you have registered for security purposes, alerts, and communications. Security: we send you reminders such as password expirations with instructions to reset your password, verifications when an account change is made, or warnings of suspicious activity. Site Alerts: we send you email notifications when industry alerts are available or new content/features are posted so that you may view the information. You may opt-out of this service if desired. Communications: we send you notifications to make you aware when you are participating in certain activities provided by the website, such as an exercise or workshop.

Third Party Websites
This website has links to third-party sites, including other federal agencies, and private organizations or commercial sites. When you visit a link to another website from EXIS, you are subject to the Privacy Policy and Terms of Use of the new website. EXIS may use third-party commercial websites such as Twitter and YouTube to interact with the public on issues related to EXIS functions. EXIS does not endorse, support or otherwise promote any private or commercial entity that may be reached through links on this website.

EXIS reserves the right to modify the Privacy Policy at any time.
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Last modified at 2/7/2018 8:29:17 PM



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