Personal information collected by CSIRO Australia is treated
as confidential and is protected by the Privacy Act 1988. Personal
information is information relating to an individual whose identity
is apparent, or can reasonably be ascertained, from the information
or opinion provided.
This site is operated by CSIRO without the use of an external
service provider. When visiting this site, a record of your visit
is logged. The following information is recorded for statistical
purposes and is used by CSIRO to help improve the site. The following
information is supplied by your browser:
the user's server address
the user's operating system (for example Windows, Mac
the user's top level domain name (for example .com, .gov,
.au, .uk etc)
the date and time of the visit to the site
the pages accessed and the documents downloaded
the previous site visited
the type of browser used.
No attempt will be made to identify users or their browsing activities
except in the unlikely event of an investigation, where a law
enforcement agency may exercise a warrant to inspect the Internet
Service Provider's logs.
of Personal Information
When you e-mail us:
we will record your e-mail address
we will only use your e-mail address for the purpose for
which you provided it
it will not be added to a mailing list
we will not use your e-mail address for any other purpose
we will not disclose it without your consent except where
CSIRO may be required by law to disclose certain information.
Should you decide to use an online form, such as one used by
we will record your name, e-mail address, street address,
telephone number, occupation, company, area of interest and other
personal information provided
we will only use this information for the purpose for
which you provided it
the information will not be added to a mailing list
we will not disclose this information without your consent
except where CSIRO may be required by law to disclose certain
We will, at your request, provide you with access to any information
which we have collected about you through this website in accordance
with Information Privacy Principle 6, Privacy Act 1988 (Cth).
To gain access to this information you should contact us (see
details below). If you believe that any information is inaccurate,
incomplete or out of date, please contact us and we will revise
the relevant information in accordance with Information Privacy
Principle 7, Privacy Act 1988 (Cth).
A cookie is a text string that is included with Hypertext Transfer
Protocol (HTTP) requests and responses. Cookies are used to maintain
state information as you navigate different pages on a web site
or return to the web site at a later time. Cookies cannot be
used to execute code (run programs) or deliver viruses to your
vs. Session Cookies
Cookies are either stored in memory (session cookies) or placed
on your hard disk (persistent cookies). CSIRO.au does not use
Access Cookies Settings in your Browser
You have the ability to enable or disable cookies, or have Internet
Explorer or Netscape prompt you before accepting cookies. Note
that disabling cookies may prevent some web services from working
correctly, and disabling cookies does not make you anonymous
or prevent web sites from tracking your browsing habits. HTTP
requests still include information about where you came from
(HTTP Referer), your IP address, browser version, operating system,
and other information (see Site Visit Data above).
1. In Internet Explorer, click Internet Options on the Tools
menu, and then click the Security tab.
2. Click the Web content zone you want, and then click Custom
3. Under Cookies , click the options you want, click OK , and
then click OK.
1. From the Edit menu, choose Preferences.
2. Click the Advanced category.
3. Click one of the radio buttons in the Cookies section.
Important: In most cases, "Accept all cookies" is the
best choice. The second button means that your computer will
not send a cookie to a server that did not originate it.
4. If you want to be notified when Communicator accepts a cookie,
check "Warn me before accepting a cookie."
Your personal information will not be released unless the law
requires or permits it or your permission is given. We provide
a secure environment and a reliable system but you should be
aware that there may be inherent risks associated with the transmission
of information via the Internet. For those who do not wish to
use the Internet, CSIRO provides alternative ways of obtaining
and providing information.
The CSIRO contact on privacy matter is:
Ms Rosemary Caldwell
FOI, Privacy Coordinator
Phone: 61 2 6276 6123
Fax: 61 2 6276 6437
CSIRO Corporate Centre
Campbell ACT 2612
PO Box 225
Dickson ACT 2602
This notice provides NASA's policy regarding the nature, purpose,
use and sharing of any information collected via this Web site.
The information you provide on a NASA Web site will be used only
for its intended purpose. We will protect your information consistent
with the principles of the Privacy Act, the e-Government act
of 2002, the Federal Records Act, and as applicable, the Freedom
of Information Act.
information is strictly voluntary. By doing so, you are giving
NASA your permission to use the information for the intended
purpose. If you do not want to give NASA permission to use your
information, simply do not provide it. However, not providing
certain information may result in NASA's inability to provide
you with the information or services you desire.
are several types of information we collect. These include:
Automatically Collected Information
Information Collected for Tracking and Customization (Cookies)
Information from Children
only share your information with another government agency if
it relates to that agency, or as otherwise required by law. We
may share information with private organizations as part of a
service that provides NASA.gov users with increased capabilities
or functionality on the site. NASA never creates individual profiles.
We collect and temporarily store certain technical information
about your visit for use in site management and security purposes.
includes: The Internet domain from which you access our Web site
(for example, "xcompany.com" if you use a private Internet
access account, or "yourschool.edu" if you connect
from an educational domain);
The IP address (a unique number for each computer connected to
the Internet) from which you access our Web site; The type of
browser (e.g., Netscape, Internet Explorer) used to access our
site; The operating system (Windows, Unix) used to access our
The date and time you access our site;
The URLs of the pages you visit; Your username, if it was used
to log in to the Web site; and If you visited this NASA Web site
from another Web site, the URL of the forwarding site.
is only used to help us make our site more useful for you. With
this data we learn about the number of visitors to our site and
the types of technology our visitors use.
for authorized law enforcement investigations, no attempts are
made to identify individual users or their usage habits. Raw
data logs are retained temporarily as required for security and
site management purposes only.
Collected for Tracking and Customization (Cookies)
A cookie is a small file that a Web site transfers to your computer
to allow it to remember specific information about your session
while you are connected. Your computer will only share the information
in the cookie with the Web site that provided it, and no other
Web site can request it. There are two types of cookies, session
and persistent. Session cookies last only as long as your Web
browser is open. Once you close your browser, the cookie disappears.
Persistent cookies store information on your computer for longer
periods of time.
sites may use session cookies for technical purposes such as
to enable better navigation through the site, or to allow you
to customize your preferences for interacting with the site.
A few NASA Web sites may also make use of persistent cookies
to remember you between visits so, for example, you can save
your customized preference settings for future visits. Each NASA
site using persistent cookies identifies itself as doing so.
If you do not wish to have session or persistent cookies stored
on your machine, you can turn them off in your browser. However,
this may affect the functioning of some NASA Web sites.
Information to Third Parties
NASA may share information with private organizations as part
of a service that provides NASA users with increased capabilities
or functionality on the site. On www.nasa.gov, the "Share"
function at the top of each page is provided by a third party,
AddThis. This firm collects information on visitors who use this
feature to share NASA content on their Facebook pages, Twitter
feeds or other social media or social networking sites. As noted
own business purposes, including marketing the information to
does not collect information from users who do not use the feature.
If you choose to provide us with personal information, through
such methods as completing a form or sending us an email, we
will use that information to respond to your message and to help
us get you the information or services you have requested.
that email isn't necessarily secure. You should never send sensitive
or personal information like your Social Security number in an
email. Use postal mail or secure Web sites instead.
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.
The Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) governs
information gathering online from or about children under the
age of 13. Verifiable consent from a child's parent or guardian
is required before collecting, using, or disclosing personal
information from a child under the age of 13.
no information about you or your child, other than that detailed
in the previous section, when you visit our web site unless you
choose to provide information to us. When a NASA Web site needs
to collect information about a child under 13 years old, COPPA
required information and instructions will be provided by the
specific Web page that collects information about the child.
The Web page will specify exactly what the information will be
used for, who will see it, and how long it will be kept.
are several exceptions that permit collection of a child's email
address without receiving parental consent in advance:
the parents with notice and to seek consent for communications
with the child. Note: this may require collection of the parent's
email address as well.
To respond to a one time request from a child.
To respond more than once to a child's request; i.e., subscription
to a newsletter. However, parental consent is required prior
to the second communication.
To protect the safety of a child who is participating on the
site; i.e., in a chat room.
To protect the site or to respond to law enforcement; i.e., in
the case of a Web site compromise.
Personal information about children under 13 years of age may
be needed to respond to his/her communication to us, such as
to receive a poster or to acquire information for a school project.
Personal information about your child will be destroyed immediately
upon completion of its intended purpose. On rare occasions, it
may be determined that a communication from a child under 13
years old should be maintained for historical purposes. Should
such an occasion occur, NASA will obtain the necessary consent
from the child's parent.
we provide many on-line tools and services in support of NASA's
mission. A child under 13 years old may inadvertently provide
personal information to one of these services. If this should
happen, the information about the child will be deleted immediately
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,. Anyone
using this system expressly consents to such monitoring and is
advised that if such monitoring reveals evidence of possible
abuse or criminal activity, such evidence may be provided to
appropriate law enforcement officials.
attempts to upload or change information on NASA servers are
strictly prohibited and may be punishable by law, including under
the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of 1986 and the National Information
Infrastructure Protection Act of 1996.
We continually strive to ensure the pages on this Web site are
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 Center Section 508 Coordinator.
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 Portable
Document Format (PDF) files. Adobe provides their Acrobat Reader
software as a free download.
Policy and Disclaimer of Endorsement
NASA links to many Web sites created and maintained by other
public and/or private organizations. NASA provides links to these
sites as a service to our users. The presence of a link is not
a NASA endorsement of the site.
follow a link to an outside Web site, they are leaving NASA and
are subject to the privacy and security policies of the owners/sponsors
of the outside Web site(s). NASA is not responsible for the information
collection practices of non-NASA sites.