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NASA Glenn Learning Technologies Project Web Site Privacy

Our goal is to inform, inspire and involve children in the excitement of science and space exploration. While we develop and encourage interactivity in learning, we strive to ensure the online safety and privacy of our users. NASA Glenn Learning Technologies Project is committed to complying fully with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (COPPA). Notice of our information practices are explained below as required by the Federal Trade Commission's Children's Online Privacy Protection Regulations, located at 16 CFR 312.

A. Information Collected
General Collection Information
As with all internet web sites, NASA Glenn Learning Technology Project collects some information indirectly from all users visiting our web site. What is collected and how it is used is explained below.
System Logging.
Our web server and e-mail systems keep log files about network transactions. NASA policy is to destroy these logs after they are 30 days old. We do analyze our web log files to calculate statistics on which pages are visited and how long visitors stay on our site. We do not track individuals with this information. We are required to retain this information for the security of our website and online service, as well as to provide you the user with an experience that is usefull and enriching. E-mail addresses of messages sent from our system are logged as well. These logs are not viewed unless necessary for security reasons and are deleted after 30 days (16 CFR 312.5(c)(5)(i)).

Internet Addresses.
NASA Glenn Learning Technologies Project gathers Internet Protocol Address (IP Addresses) and pages viewed as part of the logging system within our web server. When calculating statistics on visits and pages viewed IP addresses are used in broad calculations. IP address are never used to identify someone personally unless a security breach requires such an investigation (16 CFR 312.5(c)(5)(i)).

Use of Cookies.
NASA Glenn Learning Technologies Project may use session cookies for visitors to our site. A session cookie is a temporary file stored in a web browser that is deleted when it either expires or the browser is closed. No private or personal information is stored in a cookie from this web site. We may store a temporary number that helps us understand traffic patterns or helps us control access to restricted pages. Some features of NASA Glenn Learning Technologies Project may not function properly without session cookies being enabled. The Office of Management and Budget currently does not permit government web sites to store any permanent cookies on your system without explicit permission to do so.

B. E-Mail Addresses
The E-Mail address is collected for us to respond to any questions. E-mail addresses are deleted after we respond to the message or after 90 days whichever comes first (see our policy on system logging). We do not disclose this information to third parties.
How information collected is used (16 CFR 312.4)
For brevity, the use of the collected information is described in the above section on explaining what is collection.
Third Party Disclosure (16 CFR 312.4)
NASA Glenn Learning Technologies Project does not disclose information to third parties.

Links to External Sites
NASA Glenn Learning Technologies Project tries to provide a safe, fun, and private environment for kids to learn about space and science. We may link to other sites for the convenience of your children. We are not responsible for the content or collection practices of these sites and recommend you read their privacy policies before providing them information.

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Responsible NASA Official: Theresa M. Scott (Acting)