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This notice provides the Future of Land Imaging Working Group policy regarding the nature, purpose, use and sharing of any information collected via this Web site. The information you provide on this 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.

Submitting information is strictly voluntary. By doing so, you are giving the Future of Land Imaging Working Group your permission to use the information for the intended purpose. If you do not want to give the Future of Land Imaging Working Group permission to use your information, simply do not provide it. However, not providing certain information may result in the Working Group inability to provide you with the information or services you desire.

There are several types of information we collect. These include:

  1. Automatically Collected Information
  2. Personal Information

The Working Group never collects information for commercial marketing. We will only share your information with another government agency if it relates to that agency, or as otherwise required by law. The Working Group never creates individual profiles or gives your information to any private organization.

Automatically Collected Information

We collect and temporarily store certain technical information about your visit for use in site management and security purposes. This information includes:

  1. The Internet domain from which you access our Web site (for example, "" if you use a private Internet access account, or "" if you connect from an educational domain);
  2. The IP address (a unique number for each computer connected to the Internet) from which you access our Web site;
  3. The type of browser (e.g., Netscape, Internet Explorer) used to access our site;
  4. The operating system (Windows, Unix) used to access our site;
  5. The date and time you access our site;
  6. The URLs of the pages you visit;
  7. Your username, if it was used to log in to the Web site; and
  8. If you visited this Web site from another Web site, the URL of the forwarding site.

This information 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.

Except 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.

Personal Information

If you choose to provide us with personal information, through 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.

Remember 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.

Web Site Security Notice

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.

Unauthorized 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.

Linking Policy and Disclaimer of Endorsement

This site links to many Web sites created and maintained by other public and/or private organizations. The Working Group provides links to these sites as a service to our users. The presence of a link is not an endorsement of the site.

When users follow a link to an outside Web site, they are leaving the Working Group Web site and are subject to the privacy and security policies of the owners/sponsors of the outside Web site(s). The Working Group is not responsible for the information collection practices of these sites.


National Science and Technology Council. United States Group on Earth Observations. Committee on the Environment and Natural Resources
National Science and Technology Council. United States Group on Earth Observations. Committee on the Environment and Natural Resources


Last Modified:04/26/06
This website is maintained for historical reference. The information found in this site is current as of the "Last Modified" date.

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