Terms of use – Policy

General Policy

This blog is hosted by the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) to provide a forum for improving communications with our employees, government customers, our commercial suppliers, and the general public. This blog will discuss innovation in the business of government and other issues relevant to the GSA Chief Information Officer. This blog use policy is subject to amendment or modification at any time to ensure the blog’s continued use is consistent with its intended purpose as a limited forum.

Product References by Blog Host

Any references to commercial entities, products, services, or other nongovernmental organizations or individuals that are included in this blog are provided solely for the information of individuals using this blog. These references are not intended to reflect the opinion of GSA, the United States Government (Government), or its officers or employees concerning the significance, priority, or importance to be given the referenced entity, product, service, or organization. Such references are not an official or personal endorsement of any product, person, or service, and may not be quoted or reproduced for the purpose of stating or implying GSA or Government endorsement or approval of any product, person, or service.

Linking Policy

Around the Corner may include useful hypertext links or pointers to information created and maintained by other public and private organizations and individuals’ blogs. Around the Corner provides these links and pointers solely for the blog users’ information and convenience.

When a user selects a link to an outside website, he/she is leaving Around the Corner and is subject to the privacy and security policies of the owner/sponsor of the outside website. Hyperlinks to information created and maintained by other public and private organizations should not be construed as an endorsement of the views or privacy policies contained on those linked pages.

GSA and the Office of the Chief Information Officer do not control or guarantee the accuracy, relevance, timeliness or completeness of information contained on a linked website.

GSA and the Office of the Chief Information Officer do not endorse the organizations sponsoring linked websites, and do not endorse the views they express or the products/services they offer.

GSA and the Office of the Chief Information Officer cannot authorize the use of copyrighted materials contained in linked websites. Users must request such authorization from the sponsor of the linked website. Those who provide comments are responsible for the copyright of the text they provide.

GSA and the Office of the Chief Information Officer are not responsible for transmissions users receive from linked websites.

GSA and the Office of the Chief Information Officer do not guarantee that outside websites comply with Section 508 (Accessibility Requirements) of the Rehabilitation Act.

Copyright Information

Links to GSA blogs are welcomed. Unless a copyright is indicated, information on GSA’s blogs is in the public domain and may be copied and distributed without permission. Citation to the U.S. General Services Administration as the source of the information is appreciated.

If a copyright is indicated on a video, photo, graphic, or other material, permission to copy the material must be obtained from the original source.

Disclaimer of Endorsement of Author

The views expressed on Around the Corner are those of David Shive. These views and posted comments do not necessarily reflect the views of GSA or the Government.

Public Affairs

If you would like verification or a transcript of information released on GSA blogs or if you have any questions or comments about the information presented, please contact GSA’s Office of Citizen Services and Communications’ Public Affairs Office. Reporters must submit questions to the Public Affairs Office through normal query channels and refrain from submitting questions on blogs as comments. GSA will not post questions from reporters. Public Affairs may be contacted at 202-501-1231.


Around the Corner follows the gsa.gov privacy policy. GSA will not share or sell any personal information obtained from users with any other organization or government agency except as required by law. Please view our complete Privacy and Security Policy.

This blog does not represent official U.S. General Services Administration communications. The Office of the Chief Information Officer manages this blog as a portal for information from the U.S. General Services Administration.