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The privacy of our visitors is of utmost importance to USRA. We do not collect personal information of visitors to this web site unless otherwise stated or unless visitors choose to provide such information (through email, questionaire, etc). Certain information which is collected and stored automatically include:

  • pages accessed
  • dates and times accessed
  • IP addresses

The information collected is used for improving the web site for visitors.


By sending us an electronic mail message, you may be sending us personal information (e.g., name, address, E-mail address). 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. There may be times when your message is forwarded, as e-mail, to other USRA or NASA employees who may be better able to help you. We do not share our e-mails with other organizations, unless determined necessary for security purposes or when required by law.


Information which may be collected at this site through questionnaires, feedback forms, or other means to enable us to determine visitors' interests, with the goal of providing better service to our visitors. All information will be protected by applicable laws.


Disclaimer of Endorsement

USRA material may not be used to state or imply the endorsement by USRA, NASA or any of its employees of a commercial product, service or activity, or used in any other manner that might mislead.

Reference herein to any specific commercial products, process, or service by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, or otherwise, does not necessarily constitute or imply its endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by USRA or the United States Government. The views and opinions of authors expressed herein do not necessarily state or reflect those of USRA or the United States Government, and shall not be used for advertising or product endorsement purposes.

The appearance of hyperlinks does not constitute endorsement by SOFIA,USRA or NASA of these web sites or the information, organizations, products, or services contained therein, nor does USRA exercise any responsibility at the destinations external to the SOFIA web site. These links are provided consistent with the stated purpose of this web site. When you link to external websites, you leave the SOFIA website and no longer will be subject to the privacy policy of the SOFIA website.

Hyperlinks to the SOFIA web site from external web sites does not constitute endorsement by SOFIA,USRA or NASA of those external web sites or the information, organizations, products, or services contained therein, nor does USRA or NASA exercise any responsibility at the destinations external to the SOFIA web site. USRA cannot and does not track hyperlinks to the SOFIA web site and therefore cannot and does not grant or deny permission of such links.

Disclaimer of Liability

With respect to documents available from this server, neither USRA, the United States Government, or any of its employees, makes any warranty, express or implied, including the warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose; nor assumes any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information, apparatus, product, or process disclosed; nor represents that its use would not infringe privately owned rights.

Security Notice

Information from this server resides on a computer system funded by a U. S. Government agency. Unauthorized attempts to defeat or circumvent security features, to use the system for other than its intended purposes, to deny service to authorized users, to access, obtain, alter, damage, or destroy information, or otherwise to interfere with the system or its operation is prohibited. Evidence of such acts may be disclosed to law enforcement authorities and may result in criminal prosecution under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of 1986 and the National Information Infrastructure Protection Act of 1996, codified at section 1030 of Title 18 of the United States Code, or other applicable criminal laws.

USRA uses software programs to monitor this Web site for security purposes to ensure it remains available to all users and to protect information in the system. Any and all uses of this system and all files on this system may be intercepted, monitored, recorded, copied, audited, inspected, and disclosed to authorized USRA, NASA, law enforcement personnel, as well as authorized officials of other agencies. By accessing this Web site, you are expressly consenting to such interception, monitoring, recording, copying, auditing, inspection and disclosure at the discretion of USRA or NASA. Users have no explicit or implicit expectation of privacy.

If you have any questions regarding policies on this page, please contact the SOFIA Help-Desk.