If You Visit the CDAS Website
We collect and store access information for statistical purposes. The information collected includes standard server log information, such as your computer's domain name or IP address, the date and time you access our site, the pages you viewed, the type of browser and operating system you used to access our site, and the external Web site from which you followed a link to our site, if applicable. Our website logs do not contain information that can be used to personally identify an individual visitor, and we make no attempt to link them with such information.
Before you can use certain features on this website, you must register to be an approved user. Personal information such as name, address, email and institution are collected during the registration process and are used to identify you when you submit a request and determine whether you can access data. Once your request is approved, this information will be used to contact you in response to requests you have specifically made on this website. Your personal information will not be used in any other way.
Some pages on this website that require you to Log In, employ "cookies." A cookie is a small file that a Web site transfers to your computer's hard disk to allow the server to "remember" specific information about your session while you are connected. Requests to send cookies are not designed to collect information about you, but only about your "browser session." The cookies make it easier for you to use the dynamic features of our website. The cookies and the information about your session are automatically destroyed shortly after you close your browser. The information is not permanently stored on your computer. We do not collect personal information about you except as described above.
Links to Other Websites
CDAS has links to other websites, including some sites which are maintained by non-governmental organizations or private companies. CDAS is not responsible for the contents of any "off-site" Web page referenced from this server. Specifically:
- CDAS cannot guarantee the privacy or security of information you provide to these other websites. You should review their privacy policies as well if you have concerns.
- Reference in this website to any specific commercial products, process, service, manufacturer, or company does not constitute endorsement or recommendation by the US Government or CDAS.
If You Send Us Email
By sending us an email message, you may be sending personal information (e.g., your name, address, and email address). We will store this information in order to respond to your request or otherwise resolve the subject matter of your email. Please note, however, that email messages are sent over the Internet as free text and are not secure from interception by unauthorized third parties.
If You Send Us Any Other Information
The site includes fill-in forms that may require personal information in order to receive information or data. Such information will not be shared with third parties unless specified on the fill-in form or required by law.