DISCLAIMER OF LIABILITY
This is a United States Government web site produced and maintained by the Billings Interagency Dispatch Center (BDC). Information presented on this website is public domain and may be distributed or copied freely. Use of appropriate byline, photo or image credits is requested. The BDC website is designed to provide general fire information for the public and as a source of fire intelligence for the wildland fire community pertaining to wildland fires occurring in Eastern Montana. Various components of the website are updated throughout the day from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. (during the fire season).
DISCLAIMER FOR EXTERNAL LINKS
The appearance of external hyperlinks is provided with the intent of meeting the mission of the BDC. It does not constitute an endorsement by the United States Government nor any of its employees, including BDC, of the linked web sites or of the information, products or services contained therein. Unless otherwise specified, neither the United States Government nor any of its employees, including members of BDC, exercise any editorial control over the information that may be found on these external sites. Please let BDC know of any external links you believe are inappropriate or about specific additional items you believe should be included on this web site.
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. Unauthorized attempts to upload information or change information on this web site are strictly prohibited and may be punishable under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of 1986 and the National Information Infrastructure Protection Act.
Except for authorized law enforcement investigations, no other attempts will be 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 National Archives and Records Administration General Schedule 20.
Information presented on this website is considered public information and may be distributed or copied unless otherwise indicated. Use of appropriate byline/photo/image credit is requested.
For site management, information is collected 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.
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. 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 1987 and the National Information Infrastructure Protection Act.
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 than those stated in this notice.
To protect your privacy, this site does not use persistent "cookies."
Example of Information Collected from this web site for Statistical Purposes
Below is an example of the information collected based on a standard request for a World Wide Web document.
xxx.yyy.com - - [ 28/Jan/1997: 00:00:01 -0500] "GET /news/nr012797.html HTTP/1.0" 200 16704 Mozilla 3.0/www.altavista.digital.com
xxx.yyy.com (or 18.104.22.168) -- this is the host name (or IP address) associated with the requester (you as the visitor). In this case, (.com) the requester is coming from a commercial address. Depending on the requester's method of network connection, the host name (or IP address) may or may not identify a specific computer. Connections via many Internet Service Providers assign different IP addresses for each session, so the host name identifies only the ISP. The host name (or IP address) will identify a specific computer if that computer has a fixed IP address.
[ 28/Jan/1997: 00:00:01 -0500] -- this is the date and time of the request.
"GET /news/nr012797.html HTTP/1.0" -- this is the location of the requested file on the web server 200 -- this is the status code - 200 is OK - the request was filled.
16704 -- this is the size of the requested file in bytes.
Mozilla 3.0 -- this identifies the type of browser software used to access the page, which indicates what design parameters to use in constructing the pages.
www.altavista.digital.com - this indicates the last site the person visited, which indicates how people find our site.
Requests for other types of documents use similar information. No personally-identifying information is collected.