NASA Web Site Privacy and Security Notices, Web Site Disclaimer, and Accessibility Statement
Thank you for visiting this NASA Web site and reviewing our privacy and security notices.
NASA uses advanced technologies as part of its
core mission to discover and inform. Cookie technology may be implemented at
some NASA Web sites. At no
time is private
information you have given us, whether stored in cookies (persistent) or elsewhere,
shared with third parties that have no right to that information. If you do
not wish to have persistent cookies stored on your machine, you can turn them
in your browser. However, this may impact the functioning of some NASA sites.
Below are examples of what we do with your information:
When Reading or Downloading
Web Site Information:
We may collect and store information for statistical purposes.
For example, we may count the number of visitors to the different pages of
our Web site
make them more useful to visitors. This information does not identify you personally.
We automatically collect and store only the following information about your
- The Internet domain (for example, "xcompany.com" if you use a
private Internet access account, or "yourschool.edu" if you connect
from a university's domain) and IP address (an IP address is a number
that is automatically assigned to your computer whenever you are surfing
the Web) from which you access our Web site;
- The type of browser and operating system
used to access our site;
- The date and time you access our site;
- The pages you visit; and
- If you visited this NASA Web site from a link on another Web site, the
address of that Web site.
Similar information is gathered for anonymous ftp, remote account login,
or for other comparable types of connections.
The information that you provide on a NASA Web site will be used only for
its intended purpose, except as required by law or if pertinent to judicial
or governmental investigations or proceedings.
When Sending Us E-Mail:
By sending us an electronic mail (e-mail) message, you may be sending us personal
information such as your name, address, and e-mail address. We may store your
name, address, and e-mail address of the requester in order to respond to your
request or otherwise resolve the subject matter of the e-mail. Under limited
circumstances, including requests from Congress or private individuals, we
may be required by law to disclose the information you submit.
e-mail is not necessarily secure against interception. If your communication
is very sensitive, or includes personal information like your
Social Security number, you might want to send it by postal mail instead.
Some of our Web sites ask visitors who request specific information
to fill out a registration form. For example, vendors looking for marketing
opportunities by visiting our NASA Acquisition Internet Service site may be asked to "register" to
obtain email notices of business opportunities. Other information collected
at Web sites through questionnaires, feedback forms, or other means, enables
us to determine visitors' interests, with the goal of providing better service
to our customers.
Regardless of the information being transmitted to NASA,
we will protect all such information consistent with the principles of the
Federal Records Act,
the Privacy Act, and as applicable, the Freedom of Information Act.
For site security purposes and to ensure that
this Web service remains available to all users, this Government computer system
employs software programs that
monitor network traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change
information, or otherwise cause damage. Anyone using this system expressly
consents to such monitoring and is advised that if such monitoring reveals
possible abuse or criminal activity, such evidence may be provided to appropriate
law enforcement officials. Unauthorized attempts to upload or change information
on NASA servers are strictly prohibited and may be punishable by law, including
the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of 1986 and the National Information Infrastructure
Protection Act of 1996.
Thank you for visiting this NASA Web site. NASA may provide links to Web pages that
are not part of the NASA Web family or nasa.gov domain. These sites are managed by
organizations, companies, or individuals and not under NASA control,
and NASA is not responsible for the information or links you may find there. NASA
provides links to these sites merely as a convenience and the presence
of these links is not a NASA endorsement of the sites. NASA is not responsible for
the information collection practices of non-NASA sites. Once you link to another
read that site's policies on privacy and information collection.
We have attempted to make the pages on this Web site accessible to individuals
with disabilities in accordance with Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act.
If you have any difficulty viewing any page with adaptive technology, please
contact the webmaster
for this site, or the
Opportunities Program Office (EOPO).
Documents on NASA Web sites are presented in many formats. These formats
are generally accessible to users using screen reading software. Some files
on this Web site may be posted as Adobe Acrobat PDF (Portable Document Format)
files. Adobe provides their Acrobat
Reader software as a free download.