Privacy Act Statement

Collection and Use of Personal Information

The Federal Information Security Management Act of 2002 of the E-Government Act of 2002 (Title III of the E-Government Act of 2002 (Pub.L. 107–347, 116 Stat. 2899).authorizes us to collect this information to allow you access to MyAccess.

This Privacy Act Statement applies to the account creation process and the identity proofing process, which includes account setup to account maintenance.

We need this information to identify who you are before we provide you with the information you are requesting. Providing your Social Security Number is voluntary. However, failure to provide the requested information may prevent you from using MyAccess.

We use the information you provide us to verify your identity. For the identity proofing process, we use a third party contractor Identity Service Provider to verify your information against their records. Your Social Security number which is provided to Identity Service Provider is not shared with any other third parties, and they keep your information only for the period of time permitted by federal laws, regulations, or guidelines.

We use the information you provide us for account creation and management. However, we may use it for the administration and integrity of our programs. MyAccess registration and account records are maintained in accordance with the Department’s Privacy Act system of records notice note (SORN), DOT/ALL 13, Internet/Intranet Activity and Access Records, May 7, 2002 67 FR 30758. We may also disclose information to another person or to another agency in accordance with approved routine uses, which include, but are not limited to, the following:

     1. To authenticate and verify a user’s authorized access to an application supported by MyAccess.

A complete list of routine uses for this information is available in our System of Records Notices. The notices, additional information regarding this form, and any other information regarding our programs are available online at at