36 CFR 1202.4 - Definitions.
For the purposes of this part, the term:
(a) Access means a transfer of a record, a copy of a record, or the information in a record to the subject individual, or the review of a record by the subject individual.
(b) Agency means 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.
(c) Defunct agency means an agency that has ceased to exist, and has no successor in function.
(d) Defunct agency records means the records in a Privacy Act system of a defunct agency that are stored in a NARA records center.
(e) Disclosure means a transfer by any means of a record, a copy of a record, or the information contained in a record to a recipient other than the subject individual, or the review of a record by someone other than the subject individual.
(f) Individual means a citizen of the United States or an alien lawfully admitted for permanent residence.
(g) Maintain includes maintain, collect, use, or disseminate.
(h) NARA Privacy Act Appeal Official means the Deputy Archivist of the United States for appeals of denials of access to or amendment of records maintained in a system of records, except where the system manager is the Inspector General; then the term means the Archivist of the United States.
(i) 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 education, financial transactions, medical history and criminal or employment history, and that contains his or her name or an identifying number, symbol, or other identifying particular assigned to the individual, such as a fingerprint, voiceprint, or photograph. For purposes of this part, “record” does not mean archival records that have been transferred to the National Archives of the United States.
(j) Routine use means, with respect to the disclosure of a record, the use of that record for a purpose which is compatible with the purpose for which it was collected.
(k) Solicitation means a request by a NARA employee or contractor that an individual provide information about himself or herself.
(l) 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 13 U.S.C. 8.
(m) Subject individual means the individual named or discussed in a record or the individual to whom a record otherwise pertains.
(n) System manager means the NARA employee who is responsible for the maintenance of a system of records and for the collection, use, and dissemination of information in that system of records.
(o) System of records means a group of records from which information is retrieved by the name of the individual or by some identifying number, symbol, or other identifier assigned to that individual.