22 CFR 1003.2 - Definitions.
The following definitions apply:
(a) The term agency includes any executive department, military department, Government corporation, Government controlled corporation, or other establishment in the executive branch of the government (including the Executive Office of the President), or any independent regulatory agency.
(b) The term individual means a citizen of the United States or an alien lawfully admitted for permanent residence.
(c) The term maintain includes maintain, collect, use, or disseminate.
(d) The term record means any item, collection, or grouping of information about an individual that is maintained by an agency, including, but not limited to, his or her educational, financial transactions, medical history, and criminal or employment history and that contains his or her name, or the identifying number, symbol, or other identifying particular assigned to the individual, such as a finger or voice print or a photograph.
(e) The term system of records means a group of any records under the control of any agency from which information is retrieved by the name of the individual or by some identifying number, symbol, or other identifying particular assigned to the individual.
(f) The term statistical record means a record in a system of records maintained for statistical research or reporting purposes only and not used in whole or in part in making any determination about an identifiable individual except as provided by section 8 of title 13, United States Code.
(g) The term routine use means, with respect to the disclosure or a record, the use of such record for a purpose which is compatible with the purpose for which it was collected.