Privacy Policy

This is an Official U.S. Government Web site. The Department of the Navy, Office of the Judge Advocate General Web site is provided as a public service by the Office of the Judge Advocate General’s Office.

Public Information

Information presented on the Department of the Navy, Office of the Judge Advocate General Web site is considered public information and may be distributed or copied. Use of appropriate byline / photo / image credits is requested.

Site Management

For site management, information is collected from raw data logs for statistical purposes. This government computer system uses software programs to create summary statistics, which are used for such purposes as assessing what information is of most and least interest, determining technical design specifications, and identifying system performance or problem areas.

Site Security and Monitoring

For site security purposes and to ensure that this service remains available to all users, this government computer system employs software programs to monitor network traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information or otherwise cause damage. In addition your IP address is appended to any message that you submit using one of our online forms.

E-mail and Online Form Generated Messages

We will not obtain personally identifying information about you when you visit our site unless you choose to provide such information to us. If you choose to send email to or submit an online feedback form, your message may be answered directly by the Office of the Judge Advocate General or referred to other Government agencies, Department of Defense components or Department of the Navy activities for reference or action. While we do make an effort to answer messages related to the mission of this organization, not all messages will receive a response due to resource limitations. Incoming messages and answers to messages are not published on this Web site. Messages received may be retained indefinitely.

Law Enforcement

Data collected for any of the above purposes may also be used for authorized law enforcement investigations.

Criminal Penalties

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.

Identification of Users

Except as described in the above paragraphs, no other attempts are made to identify individual users or their usage habits


Like many government and commercial websites, uses "persistent cookie" technology. A persistent cookie is a small text file that this website places on your web browser so that it can gather anonymous summary demographic information, and remember your browser when it is used to visit our site again later.

These cookies uniquely identify a browser on a computer, but never a person. In other words, if the same person uses Chrome and Internet Explorer, two unique browser cookies will be assigned, one for each browser, so that person will be counted as two different visitors because visits are based on browsers, not computers or persons.

We use persistent cookies in two ways, both of which enhance your experience on while also protecting your privacy:

  • To get aggregate metrics on site usage to understand how people are using the site and how we can make it better. We use web metrics services to track activity on Government agencies only ever receive traffic statistics anonymously and in the aggregate.
  • To gather anonymous summary demographic information about our visitors such as gender, age range, and areas of interest for adults over the age of 18. We do this by using Google Demographic and Interests reports. When you visit a website that has partnered with the Google Display Network, Google stores a number in your browser using a persistent cookie to remember your visits. This number uniquely identifies a web browser, not a specific person. Browsers may be associated with a demographic category, such as gender or age range, based on the sites that were visited. This demographic information is used to help us better understand our visitors' interests and needs to more effectively develop content to serve you.

Most Internet browsers automatically accept persistent cookies. Although 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 you can disable cookies and/or Google Demographic and Interests reports.


If you have a dispute with this privacy policy or its execution, you may send a written statement to the following office. Please specify the name of the Web site and give the particulars of your concerns.

Privacy Officer
Office of the Judge Advocate General
Department of the Navy
1322 Patterson Ave.
Washington, DC 20374-5066