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Information We Collect to Improve Customer Service
CDSE uses Foresee Results software to measure user satisfaction and assesses website effectiveness through optional surveys presented to website visitors. The information gathered from these surveys is used to identify and prioritize improvements to functional website elements and content for visitors. Survey users provide ratings and feedback related to a series of questions about website performance, aesthetics, usability, user experience, and so forth; however, users are not required to provide any personal information. Tier 2 cookies are used to remember if the user has already been offered the survey and to ensure that users are prompted only once every 90 days.
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Links to External Web Sites
The appearance of hyperlinks on this page does not constitute endorsement (by the Federal Government, Department of Defense, Defense Security Service, or the Center for Development of Security Excellence) of linked websites or the information, products or services contained therein. CDSE does not exercise any editorial control over the information you may find at linked locations. Links to external links sites may only be provided when consistent with DoD and CDSE policies on website administration. Questions or concerns about links provided on this website should be addressed to the DSS Office of Congressional and Public Affairs .
Reviewed/Updated January 2017