Cmls.gsa.gov contains information about GSA offerings presented for use by federal agencies, state and local governments, and government contractors. Cmls.gsa.gov provides content about GSA acquisition programs that can assist government procurement activities, purchase card and travel programs.
If you are a member of the general public, we direct you to gsa.gov or publications.usa.gov for access to comparable information without providing any individual information. Cmls.gsa.gov requires minimal business contact information creating an efficient platform for internal government users and businesses with GSA contracts to access and subscribe to for information; mirroring the distribution of publications (i.e. white papers, catalogs, etc.) obtained in the private sector.
Information Collected and Stored Automatically
When you visit cmls.gsa.gov, we may store some or all of the following: the Internet address from which you accessed cmls.gsa.gov, date and time, the Internet address of the website from which you linked to cmls.gsa.gov, the name of the file or words you searched, items clicked on a page, and the browser and operating system used.
This information is used to measure the number of visitors to the various sections of our site and identify system performance or problem areas. We also use this information to help us develop the site; analyze patterns of usage; and to make the site more useful. Information provided by the user and site navigation on publication pages may be used for associating site navigation with various customer agency and individual use.
Collected information may be shared and protected as necessary for authorized law enforcement, homeland security and national security activities.
Use of Persistent Cookies and Tracking Technology
Like many websites, cmls.gsa.gov uses "persistent cookie" technology. A persistent cookie is a small text file that this website places on your computer so that it can remember you when you visit the site again later. We use persistent cookies in two ways, both of which enhance your experience on cmls.gsa.gov.
To remember you when you come back to the site, so we don't ask you to update your contact preferences every time you download a pdf or a flipbook. We ask you to authenticate your name, agency/company, and email and contact preferences once every 90 days.
To get aggregate metrics on site usage to understand how agencies are using the site and our services. We use web metrics services to track activity on cmls.gsa.gov. We may use a cookie on a publication download page to allow us to automate an email with related information, if your contact preferences permit follow up contact.
Most Internet browsers automatically accept persistent cookies. Although we think using persistent cookies creates a much better experience for you, this site will also work without them. If you don't want to accept cookies, you can edit your browser's options to stop accepting persistent cookies or to prompt you before accepting a cookie from the websites you visit; here's how to disable cookies .
If You Provide Us Information
To order publications you must provide enough information to allow the order to be shipped and tracked through the United States Postal Service or a small package delivery services. We store this information in ordering system and a Customer Relationship Management system.
To download pdfs or flipbooks we require an email address, first name, last name, agency/company, and state. We store this information and your contact preference, in order to provide additional information in an automated way. We store this information in a way that you can update your contact preferences at any time. If we send you an email or an invitation to training, the email may contain a small gif that allows us to determine if you have opened the email or links with a code to allow us to know if they were used. We store this information in a Customer Relationship Management system to create individual profiles to enhance our communication and service efforts.
For site security purposes and to ensure that this service remains available to all users, this government computer system may use commercial software programs to monitor network traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information, or otherwise cause damage.
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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.
Cmls.gsa.gov and the content contained links to many websites created and maintained by other public and/or private organizations. If you click a link to an outside website, you will leave the cmls.gsa.gov site and are subject to the privacy and security policies of the owners/sponsors of the outside website.
System of Records Notice
A Privacy Act System of Records Notice is not required for this system.