Security, Privacy, Disclaimer, and Accesibility Notice
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NASA/GSFC Website Security Statement

 Security Statement

This is a U.S. Government Public Information Exchange Resource

You have accessed a U.S. Government Resource.

This site is intended to be used by the public for information exchange.

Any attempt to modify this resource or associated information other than for instructed use

is strictly prohibited and may be punishable

under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of 1986.


The Government may monitor and audit the usage of this resource.

All persons are hereby notified that use of this resource constitutes consent for monitoring, keystroke recording or auditing.


"To report a security incident involving a NASA system, please call the
NASA Automated Systems Incident Response Capability (NASIRC) at
800-762-7472, or if international, at 1-301-918-1970"

NASA Website Privacy, Disclaimer and Accessibility Statement

NASA Website Privacy Statement

This policy establishes how NASA will use information we gather about you from your visit to our website. The privacy of our customers is of utmost importance to NASA.

If you visit a NASA site...

1. To read or download information:

We may collect and store information for statistical purposes. For example, we may count the number of visitors to the different sections of our site to help us make them more useful to visitors. Similar information is gathered for anonymous ftp, remote account login, or for other comparable types of connections.

2. To send us an E-mail:

By sending us an electronic mail message, you may be sending us personal information (e.g., name, address, E-mail address), as in an official FOIA request. We may store the name and address of the requester in order to respond to the request or to otherwise resolve the subject matter of your E-mail.

3. To register:

Some of our 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 sites may be asked to "register" to obtain email notices of business opportunities. Other information which may be collected at these sites through questionnaires, feedback forms, or other means, enable us to determine a visitor's interests, with the goal of providing better service to our customers.

We want to be very clear: regardless of the information being transmitted to NASA, we will protect all such information consistent with applicable law.

NASA Website Disclaimer Statement

Thank you for visiting this NASA website. NASA may provide links to web pages that are not part of the NASA web family, or domain. These sites are managed by organizations, companies, or individuals not under NASA control, and NASA is not responsible for the information or links you may find there. NASA provides these links merely as a convenience and the presence of these links is not NASA endorsement of the site.

NASA Website Accessibility Statement

The majority of pages on this website are accessible to individuals with disabilities in accordance with Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act. If you have accessibility problems, please let us know.

Information for Users with Visual Disabilities

Images on our website are accompanied by alternative text describing graphics if your browser supports the alt-text function. Documents on our website are presented in many formats. These formats are generally accessible to users using screen reading software. Some files are posted as Adobe Acrobat PDF (Portable Document Format) files. Users with visual disabilities click here for free access to software from Adobe which will make reading PDF files easier Adobe Acrobat Accessibility Link.

If you have any difficulty viewing any page with adaptive technology, please contact the webmaster.

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This page was last updated November 14, 2002.