Thank you for visiting the National Science Foundation
web site. Please note that we collect no personal
information about you when you visit our web site
unless you choose to provide that information to us.
If you are simply visiting the NSF home page to browse
through our site, read pages, or download information,
we will gather and store certain information about
your visit automatically. This information does not
identify you personally. We automatically collect
and store only the following information about
- The Internet domain (for example, "xcompany.com"
if you use a private Internet access account,
or "yourschool.edu" if you connect from
a university's domain) and IP address (an IP address
is a number that is automatically assigned to
your computer whenever you are surfing the Web)
from which you access our web site;
- The type of browser and operating system
used to access our site;
- The date and time you access our site;
- The pages you visit; and
- If you linked to the National Science Foundation
site from another web site, the address of
that web site.
We use this information to help us make our site more
useful to visitors -- to learn about the number of
visitors to our site and the types of technology our
visitors use. We do not track or record information
about individuals and their visits.
If you request information or services from NSF and
submit personal information to facilitate response
to your request, we use the information provided to
respond to your message. We will not share the information
you give us with another government agency unless
your inquiry relates to that agency, or as otherwise
provided by law. We do not create individual profiles
with the information you provide or collect information
for commercial marketing.
Users of NSF's Custom News Service
fill out a simple form when setting up their Custom
News Service profile. A Custom News Service profile
cannot be created without a valid e-mail address.
However, NSF makes no attempt to identify individual
users or their selections.
If you conduct business with NSF electronically, such
as through FastLane, any information voluntarily submitted
as part of that process will be used and protected
as explained for the specific function involved.
contact Leslie Jensen, Office of the General Counsel,
phone: 703-292-5065, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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