If accepted as a member of InfraGard, Applicant may receive information that
is sensitive and not publicly available ('Protected Information'). Protected
Information may be provided by or through the InfraGard National Organization,
InfraGard chapters, InfraGard members, partners of InfraGard, or other sources,
and will be marked accordingly. If accepted as an InfraGard member, Applicant
understands and agrees to the following terms regarding Protected Information.
- Participation is Voluntary. Applicant is not obligated as a condition of
InfraGard membership to disclose any information to the InfraGard National
Organization or any InfraGard chapter, partner, or member.
- Confidentiality and Non-Disclosure. Protected Information is to be regarded
as Business Confidential and shall not be disclosed beyond its intended scope.
- No Guarantee of Fitness. Protected Information is provided as a service to
InfraGard members and may be unevaluated and unverified. As such, Protected
Information is not guaranteed to be accurate, complete, or actionable.
- Submission in Good Faith. Applicant agrees that he/she will not submit
information which he/she knew at the time of submission to be false, and that
he/she will submit information only to further InfraGard's stated purposes.
- Federal Agencies Will Exercise Care to Protect Information. To the extent
allowed by law, information received from InfraGard members that is marked
'InfraGard Protected Information' shall be protected from agency disclosure
under 5 USC 552 (commonly referred to as the Freedom of Information Act
('FOIA')), and from publication, divulgence, or release in any other manner
pursuant to the prohibitions of the Trade Secrets Act, 18 USC 1905.
- Membership Profiles. Applicant agrees to participate in membership surveys
as necessary to assist the FBI in gauging the knowledge and expertise of the
InfraGard membership. (The profile is approximately 20 questions and may take
5-10 minutes to complete.)
Applicant understands and agrees that InfraGard is not to be commercially
exploited as a forum to market products or services and that doing so may
result in the revocation of Applicant's membership in InfraGard.
Applicant, if accepted as an InfraGard member, agrees to act in a manner
consistent with the InfraGard National Bylaws, as the Bylaws may be amended
from time to time, as well as any other duly enacted national requirements
Privacy Act Statement
- At least 18 years of age on the date of completion of this Application.
- Consent to a records check that yields a satisfactory result as determined by the FBI in its sole discretion.
- Consent to periodic re-confirmation of membership requirements.
- Agree to and complete this InfraGard Membership Application Form.
- Any further requirements (if more restrictive) mandated by the local chapter and approved by the FBI.
Collection of this information is authorized under:
Title 28, Section 534
28 CFR. 0.85.
Principal Purpose and Routine Uses
The information collected on this form will be used for the principal purpose of conducting security risk assessments on InfraGard Members and applicants. As part of this assessment, the collected data may also be used to assist in determining approval, denial, revocation or renewal of access to the InfraGard Secure web site and the authorization to receive InfraGard sensitive information. Information provided by me will be protected and used in strict compliance with the Privacy Act and the routine uses most recently published in the Federal Register for the FBI's Central Records System (Justice/FBI-002) and the FBI's Blanket Routine Uses (Justice/FBI-BRU).
Social Security Account Number
Your Social Security Account Number (SSAN) is requested to check criminal, immigration, national security and other electronic databases. Because other people may have the same name and birth date, your SSAN will be used to facilitate accurate identification and to help eliminate the possibility of misidentification of individuals for whom a security risk assessment or database check is being conducted.
Effects of Nondisclosure or Falsification
Completion of this application and provision of your SSAN is voluntary. However, failure to provide the requested information may result in your application being rejected for membership in InfraGard or your membership revoked. Knowingly falsifying or concealing information requested on this form will result in your application being rejected or your membership revoked. In addition, Title 18 Section 1001 of the U.S. Code provides that knowingly falsifying or concealing a material fact may under certain circumstances constitute a felony resulting in fines and/or imprisonment.
By completing an InfraGard Membership Application Form,
I hereby authorize the FBI to obtain and verify any information relevant
to assessing my suitability to access, possess, use, receive or transfer
sensitive InfraGard Information. This information may include, but is not
limited to, law enforcement and intelligence information. I further
authorize the FBI to disclose information obtained in connection with
my security risk assessment in order to verify the accuracy of completeness of
the information I have provided to the FBI
I understand that this is a legally binding document and
false statements provided by me are violations of federal law and may
lead to criminal prosecution or other legal action. To the best of my
knowledge and belief, I affirm that a). I meet all of the
requirements to be an InfraGard member; b). The information I have
provided herein is true, complete and correct; and c). I have
reviewed the InfraGard Code of
Ethics and I agree to abide by its covenants.