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Privacy Policy


The Privacy Program at the Federal Election Commission is overseen by Co-Chief Privacy Officers Lawrence L. Calvert (Associate General Counsel, General Law and Advice) and Alec Palmer (Acting Staff Director/Chief Information Officer). The Agency's Privacy Act regulations, codified at 11 CFR 1.1, et seq. may be found on the Commission's website at: The Commission's current systems of records notices may be found in Volume 73, No.1 of the Federal Register, or on the Commission's website at:

If you would like to make a Privacy Act records request, or have any privacy-related complaints, comments, questions or concerns, please contact the Privacy Program at:

By Mail

Federal Election Commission
Attn: Co-Chief Privacy Officers
4th Floor
999 E Street, NW
Washington, DC 20463

By Electronic Mail

The Commission's Website Privacy Policy is as follows:

Website Privacy Policy

The privacy of our customers has always been very important to the Federal Election Commission. We do not require individuals to identify themselves when they come to our offices or contact us by phone. Our concern for your privacy continues in the electronic age. That view underlies our policy, stated below:

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 necessarily identify you personally. We automatically collect and store only the following information about your visit:


We use this information to help us make our site more useful to visitors -- to learn about the number of visitors to our site and the types of technology our visitors use. We do not track or record information about individuals, organizations or their visits.

If you contact us by email we may forward the message to appropriate staff in order to review it and respond if necessary.  We may retain messages for a period of time to ensure responses and we may delete them when action has been completed.

If you use an online form to receive filing software or register for a conference or for other purposes, information you provide may be retained so that information about changes, upgrades, etc. may be provided where appropriate.