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As we are funded by a joint venture between NASA/JPL and the Texas A&M Department of Oceanography, Ocean World adheres to the following privacy, accessibility, and disclaimer statements:

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 nasa.gov 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, click here to let us know.

TAMU Privacy Statement

Texas A&M University (TAMU) respects your privacy. The University's main Webpage does not collect personal information about visitors. In particular, we do not use "cookies" to collect information.

Personal information that you provide via e-mail or through other online means will be used only for purposes necessary to serve your needs, such as responding to an inquiry or other request for information. This may involve redirecting your inquiry or comment to another person or department better suited to meeting your needs.

We do, however, use server logs to collect information concerning your Internet connection and general information about your visit to our Web site. This information may be used to analyze trends; to create summary statistics for the purpose of determining technical design specifications; and to identify system performance or problem areas.

This means we sometimes acquire, record and analyze portions of the data that is entered into, stored on, and/or transmitted through this site by you. This information is only released -- when legally required -- to help law enforcement investigations, legal proceedings or internal investigations of TAMU rule and regulation violations. These groups would use the information to track the electronic interactions back to the source computer(s) or account(s).

Some web pages at Texas A&M University may collect personal information about visitors and use that information for purposes other than those stated above. Each web page that collects information will have a separate privacy statement that will tell you how that information is used.

If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this site, or your use of this Web site, please contact the Webmaster or through regular mail at:

Office of University Relations
Attention: Webmaster
201 Bizzell Hall East, MS 1372
College Station, TX 77843-1372

Cookies:

A cookie file contains unique information that a Web site can use to track such things as passwords, pages you have visited, the date you last looked at a specific page, and to identify your session at a particular Web site.

Server Log Information:

The following information is collected from server logs for analysis -

  • User/client hostname - The hostname (or IP address if DNS is disabled) of the user/client requesting access
  • HTTP header, "user agent" - The user-agent information includes the type of browser, its version, and the operating system it is running on
  • HTTP header, "referrer" - The referrer specifies the page from which the client accessed the current page
  • System date - The date and time of the user/client request
  • Full request - The exact request the user/client made
  • Status - The status code the server returned to the user/client
  • Content length - The content length, in bytes, of the document sent to the user/client
  • Method - The request method used
  • Universal Resource Identifier (URI) - The location of a resource on the server
  • Query string of the URI - Anything after the question mark in a URI
  • Protocol - The transport protocol and version used