The following policy applies to users of this web site and is intended to explain what types of information is gathered from users and how that information is used.
NOAA CREST Center and The City University of New York (CUNY) is committed to respecting your privacy. As an unregistered user, you can visit most of our web site without revealing any personal information. However, in order to gain access to certain information systems, you must register and provide some personal information. We do not collect any personal information about you unless you provide that information voluntarily. Any personal information you choose to provide us will only be used to conduct official CREST business. NOAA CREST does not sell, rent, loan, trade or lease personal information collected on this site.
For purposes of this policy, personal information means any information concerning a natural person which, because of name, cellphone number, symbol, mark or other identifier, can be used to identify that natural person.
To protect your privacy and prevent unauthorized use, please keep your IDs and passwords in a secure place. Also, whenever you use any public workstation, be sure to logout of the systems and close all web browser windows before you leave the public workstation.
Information Collected and Stored Automatically
If you register to this site or it's domain, you will be asked for permission to store a session cookie on your computer's hard drive. This permanent cookie will allow the web site to recognize you and your access privileges when you visit again, and to tailor the information presented to you.
Most web browsers may be customized to refuse new cookies or delete existing cookies. Rejecting or deleting cookies may limit your ability to take advantage of some features of this web site and could result in the loss of any customized setting.
Logs and Network Monitoring
We maintain log files of all access to the noaacrest domain and also monitor network traffic for purposes of site management and security. We use this information to help diagnose problems with the server and to carry out other administrative tasks. We also use log analysis tools for such purposes as creating summary statistics to determine which information is of most interest to users, identifying system problem areas, and determining technical requirements. The following information is typically collected in these files might include:
- the Internet Protocol address and domain name of your Internet Service Provider and/or computer, if your computer has an IP address assigned directly to it;
- the type of browser and operating system you use;
- the date and time you visited this web site;
None of the foregoing information is deemed to constitute personal information by the New York State Internet Privacy and Security Act.
Information Collected by E-mail
If you send us an e-mail, we will collect your e-mail address and the contents of your message. We will use your e-mail address and the information included in your message to respond to you, to address the issues you identify, and to improve this web site.
Confidentiality and Integrity
We have implemented procedures to safeguard the integrity of this website and all CREST information technology assets, including, but not limited to, authentication, authorization, monitoring, auditing, and encryption. These security procedures have been integrated into the design, implementation, and day-to-day operations of our web site as part of our continuing commitment to the security of electronic content as well as the electronic transmission of information.
For security purposes , we employ software to monitor traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information or otherwise damage this web site.
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