HDIAC Web Portal: Terms of Use

The Homeland Defense and Security Information Analysis Center (HDIAC) is a Department of Defense (DoD) sponsored organization through the Defense Technical Information Center (DTIC). The HDIAC web portal (hdiac.org) is provided as a public service under Contract FA8075-13-D-0001.

The HDIAC website is for informational purposes only and the information herein is subject to change without notice. HDIAC does not provide any warranties and specifically disclaims any liability in connection with any HDIAC/non-HDIAC documents, publications, tools, databases or services. All documents and information posted to this website by HDIAC or its users must be unclassified, or designated Distribution Statement A: Approved for Public Release; Distribution unlimited. Content on this website is non-secure and subject to the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).

You may download, view, copy and print documents and graphics incorporated in website content, subject to the following: (a) the document is limited solely for personal, informational, non-commercial purposes, unless otherwise expressly granted authorization by HDIAC and its Prime Contractor; and (b) the Documents may not be modified or altered in any way. Except where your use constitutes "fair use" under copyright law, you may not otherwise use, download, upload, copy, print, display, perform, reproduce, publish, license, post, transmit or distribute any information from this website, in whole or in part, without the express written permission of HDIAC. It is the user's responsibility to determine the copyright status of a work and whether additional permission from the copyright holder is necessary. HDIAC cannot confirm copyright status for any item. Permission should be obtained directly from the copyright holder.

All information regarding non-federal, third party entities posted on the HDIAC website shall be considered informational, aimed to advance the Department of Defense (DoD) Information Analysis Center (IAC) objective of providing knowledge to the Government, academia, and private industry. Through these postings, HDIAC's goal is to provide awareness of opportunities to interact and collaborate. The presence of non-federal, third party information does not constitute an endorsement by the United States DoD or HDIAC of any non-federal entity or event sponsored by a non-federal entity. The appearance of external hyperlinks in this publication and reference herein to any specific commercial products, processes, or services by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, or otherwise does not necessarily constitute or imply its endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by the United States Government or HDIAC. HDIAC is a DoD sponsored IAC, with policy oversight provided by the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering (ASD (R&E)), and administratively managed by the Defense Technical Information Center (DTIC). For permission and restrictions on reprinting, please contact publications@hdiac.org. Any views or opinions expressed on this website do not represent those of HDIAC, DTIC, or the DoD.

Community Discussions/Forums/Comments

Content, discussions and public communication areas of this site are monitored and managed by HDIAC BCO. Opinions and content posted by users to this website do not reflect the views of the Basic Center of Operations (BCO), DTIC or the DoD.

Users contributing to discussion and public communication areas are prohibited from publishing any content that is false or misleading; contains viruses or other contaminating, destructive or altering features; is defamatory; is harassing or invades another's privacy or promotes bigotry, racism, hatred or harm against any group or individual; is obscene; infringes on another's rights, including but not limited to intellectual property rights; constitutes unsolicited bulk email, "junk email," "Spam" or chain letters; or violates any applicable laws or regulations. Users agree not to collect or store data about other users. By participating or sharing content in discussions or community pages, users grant HDIAC the license to use, reproduce, modify, publish, and distribute that content in any form, medium, or technology. For more information visit: Community Discussion Guidelines.

Privacy Notice

HDIAC values user privacy and works to ensure that all user information is appropriately maintained and managed. Personal information, such as that received via a web-based form requesting HDIAC services, will only be use to respond to the users' message or request. HDIAC only shares user information with HDIAC's contracting agency, or as required by law. HDIAC will not give user information to any private organizations, and HDIAC does not collect information for commercial marketing.

HDIAC collects information for statistical purposes. HDIAC uses a statistical software program to create summary statistics, which are used to assess what information is of most and least interest, determine technical design specifications and identify system performance or problem areas.

For site security purposes and to ensure that this service remains available to all users, this computer system employs software programs to monitor network traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information, or otherwise cause damage.

Except for authorized law enforcement investigations, no other attempts are made to identify individual users or their usage habits. Raw data logs are used for no other purposes and are scheduled for regular destruction in accordance with the National Archives and Records Administration's General Records Schedule 20 (Electronic Records

Security Notice:

Users agree that HDIAC may terminate access to the HDIAC web portal at any time, as well as any accounts connected with the HDIAC site. HDIAC may monitor access to the website.

Users are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of any password(s) given to access the website, and are fully responsible for all activities that occur under their password(s). Users agree to notify the HDIAC immediately of any unauthorized use of password(s).

Third Party Websites:

The website provides links to external non-HDIAC websites and access to content, products and services from third parties, including users, advertisers, affiliates and sponsors of the website. HDIAC is not responsible for the availability of, and content provided on, third party websites, and is not responsible for any damage or loss users incur from third party websites.


Disclaimer of Liability: With respect to documents available from this server, neither the United States Government, Department of Defense or HDIAC nor any of its employees, makes any warranty, express or implied, including the warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose; nor assumes any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information, apparatus, product, or process disclosed; nor represents that its use would not infringe privately owned rights.

Disclaimer of Endorsement: Reference herein to any specific commercial products, process, or service by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, or otherwise, does not necessarily constitute or imply its endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by United States Government, Department of Defense, or HDIAC. The views and opinions of authors expressed herein do not necessarily state or reflect those of United States Government, Department of Defense, or HDIAC, and shall not be used for advertising or product endorsement purposes.

Disclaimer for External Links: The appearance of hyperlinks in this website does not constitute endorsement by the Federal Government, Department of Defense, or the Defense Technical Information Center of linked websites or the information, products or services contained therein. HDIAC does not exercise any editorial control over the information you may find at linked locations. External links are provided consistent with the stated purpose of this Department of Defense website.

Please forward questions or comments about the information presented on this website to info@hdiac.org.