National Oceanic and Atmospheric
Privacy and Security Notice
1. These World Wide Web pages are provided as a public
service by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric
2. Information presented on these pages is
considered public information and may be distributed or
copied. Use of appropriate byline/photo/image credits is
3. For site management,
information is collected
for statistical purposes. This government computer system
uses software programs to create summary statistics,
which are used for such purposes as assessing what
information is of most and least interest, determining
technical design specifications, and identifying system
performance or problem areas.
4. For site security purposes and to ensure that this
service remains available to all users, this government
computer system employs software programs to monitor
network traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to
upload or change information, or otherwise cause damage.
5. Except for authorized law enforcement
investigations, no other attempts are made to identify
individual users or their usage habits. Raw data logs are
used for no other purposes and are scheduled for regular
destruction in accordance with [National Archives and
Records Administration General Schedule 20].
6. Unauthorized attempts to upload information or
change information on this service are strictly
prohibited and may be punishable under the Computer Fraud
and Abuse Act of 1986 and the National Information
Infrastructure Protection Act.
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