What Personal Information Does USPS® Collect and What Happens to It?

What Personal Information Does USPS® Collect?

The USPS® only collects personal information if specifically and knowingly provided by the customer.  Personal information may include name, phone numbers, email, mailing and/or business address, or other information that identifies the customer personally. 

Does USPS® Give Outside Companies My Personal Information?

The USPS® must disclose the circumstances in which information collected from the customer may be released to outside entities.  Under no other circumstances does the Postal Service™ provide personal information to outside parties. Service providers are also required to adhere to the privacy requirements.

With Everything Being Digitally Stored, How Does USPS® Store My Personal Information?

Information is protected by using industry standard encryption software, Secured Socket Layer (SSL). The URL in the browser will change to “HTTPS” instead of “HTTP” when this security feature is invoked. The browser also may display a lock symbol on its bottom task bar line to indicate invoked secure transmission.

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