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Privacy Policy
  1. MDAA will not provide contact information for Associates or Board Members to outside individuals.
  2. This web service is provided as a public service by the Missile Defense Advocacy Alliance.
  3. Information presented on this web service is considered public information and may be distributed or copied. Use of appropriate byline/photo/image credits is requested.
  4. For site management, information is collected for statistical purposes. This 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.
  5. For site security purposes and to ensure that this service remains available to all users, this computer system employs software programs to monitor network traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information, or otherwise cause damage.
  6. 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 Guidelines.
  7. 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 1987 and the National Information Infrastructure Protection Act.
  8. If you have any questions or comments about the information presented here, please forward them to info@missiledefenseadvocacy.org.
  9. Cookie Disclaimer - This web service does not use persistent cookies (persistent tokens that pass information back and forth from the client machine to the server). This web service may use session cookies (tokens that remain active only until you close your browser) in order to make the site easier to use. The Missile Defense Advocacy DOES NOT keep a database of information obtained from these cookies.

You can choose not to accept these cookies and still use the site, but it may take you longer to fill out the same information repeatedly. Refer to the help information in your browser software for instructions on how to disable cookies.

Example: Information Collected for Statistical Purposes
Below is an example of the information collected based on a standard request for a World Wide Web document:

xxx.yyy.com - - [28/Jan/1997:00:00:01 -0500] "GET /dmso/index.html HTTP/1.0" 200 16704 Mozilla 3.0/www.website.com

xxx.yyy.com (or 123.123.23.12)-- this is the host name (or IP address) associated with the requester (you as the visitor). In this case, (....com) the requester is coming from a commerical address. Depending on the requester's method of network connection, the host name (or IP address) may or may not identify a specific computer. Connections via many Internet Service Providers assign different IP addresses for each session, so the host name identifies only the ISP. The host name (or IP address) will identify a specific computer if that computer has a fixed IP address.

[28/Jan/1997:00:00:01 -500]-- this is the date and time of the request

"GET /dmso/index.html HTTP/1.0"-- this is the location of the requested file on the service.

200-- this is the status code - 200 is OK - the request was filled.

16704-- this is the size of the requested file in bytes

Mozilla 3.0-- this identifies the type of browser software used to access the page, which indicates what design parameters to use in constructing the pages

www.website.com-- this indicates the last site the person visited, which indicates how people find the service.

Requests for other types of documents use similar information. No personally-identifying information is collected.




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