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CXC Privacy & Accessibility

CXC Website Privacy Statement

Thank you for visiting the CXC website and reviewing our privacy policy. This policy establishes how the Chandra X-Ray Center (CXC) will use information gathered about you from your visit to our website. The privacy of our readers is very important to us.

If you visit our site...
  1. To read or download information: We may collect and store information for statistical purposes. For example, we may count the number of visitors to the different sections of our site to help us make them more useful to users. This information is stored and used in the aggregate only, and is not used to contact you personally.
  2. To send an E-mail: By sending us an electronic mail message, you may be sending us personal information (e.g., name, address, E-mail address), as in an official Freedom of Information Act request. We may store the name and address of the requester in order to respond to the request or to otherwise resolve the subject matter of your E-mail.
  3. To register or request materials from us: Information may be collected through questionnaires, electronic newsletter subscription forms, feedback surveys, or other means, enabling us to determine a visitor's interests, with the goal of providing better service to our readers. We may contact you to provide feedback about specific Chandra products or activities. We will never share your name or information outside the CXC. When we send you such information by email, you always have an immediate opportunity to opt-out of further communication. Please use the contact specified in the email so that we can remove you from the list that contains your name. If you are uncertain about whom to contact, you may contact our webmaster at cxcpub@cfa.harvard.edu.
Children & Privacy: The CXC is concerned about protecting children's privacy. Whether you're a student, a parent, an educator, or an interested citizen, we want to welcome you to this Web site. We do not collect personally identifiable information from children. There are some sections within this site where children may post messages or provide feedback, but children are discouraged from providing personal information. We request that children please get permission from a parent before submitting ANY information when visiting this or any Web site. If a visitor known to be a child (under the age of 13) sends an email to the CXC, we will only use the email to respond to the writer as a one time request, and not to create profiles or otherwise retain the information.

Parents, while visiting this or any other Web site we encourage children and adults to protect their privacy and personal information. For more information, the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) governs information gathering online from or about children under the age of 13.

Linking: Within the CXC website there are links to non-CXC websites. When you link to third party websites, you leave our website and no longer will be subject to our privacy policy. The CXC is not responsible for the privacy practices nor the content of non-CXC websites, and such link is not intended to be an endorsement of the non-CXC website or its content.

We wish to be very clear: regardless of the information being transmitted to the CXC web site, we will protect all such information consistent with applicable law.

CXC Website Accessibility Statement

The majority of pages on this website are accessible to individuals with disabilities in accordance with Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act. If you have accessibility problems, please let us know, email us at: cxcpub@cfa.harvard.edu.

Information for Users with Visual Disabilities Images on our website are accompanied by alternative text describing graphics if your browser supports the alt-text function. Documents on our website are presented in numerous formats. These formats are generally accessible to visitors using screen reading software. Some files are posted as Adobe Acrobat PDF (Portable Document Format) files. Users with visual disabilities can access free software from Adobe which may make reading PDF files easier: Adobe Acrobat Accessibility Link & Chandra download page.

If you have any difficulty viewing any page with adaptive technology, please let us know.

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