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Privacy Notices
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The National Reconnaissance Office is committed to protecting your privacy and will not collect any personal information about you unless you choose to provide it to us.

If you simply browse our site:
When you visit the National Reconnaissance Office Web site to browse the information it contains, you do so anonymously. During your visit through the site, reading pages, viewing photographs, or downloading information, we will gather and store certain information about your visit automatically. This information does not identify you personally.

Information gathered automatically is used for, among other things, site management, compiling reports of site usage statistics, and, in the case of suspected unauthorized activity, for law enforcement and possible criminal prosecution. This gathering and storing of information is separate from the activity described as monitoring in our Security Notice.

The following are representative of the types of information automatically collected and stored about your visit:

  • the Internet domain and Internet Protocol (IP) address from which you access our site;
  • the type of Internet browser and the operating system of the computer you use to access our site;
  • the date and time you visit our site;
  • the pages you visit on our site;
  • if you linked to our site from another site, the address of that site;
  • and, if you linked to our site from a search Web site, the address of that site and the search term you used.

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Cookies
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A cookie is a text file placed on the hard drive of a computer by some Web pages or Web servers. Cookies cannot run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. They are uniquely assigned to a visitor and can only be read by a Web server in the domain that issued the cookie. Visitors can accept cookies (generally their browser's default setting) or decline them through their browser settings. Persistent cookies remain on a computer's hard drive until the visitor deletes them. Session cookies are deleted automatically when the visitor closes their browser.

In compliance with Office of Management and Budget policy, the National Reconnaissance Office Web site does not set persistent cookies on visitors' computers.

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Accessibility
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The National Reconnaissance Office is committed to presenting a Web site that is easily accessible to all users and compliant with Section 508 Standards as defined by the U.S. Rehabilitation Act.

If you encounter any difficulties while accessing information on the NRO.gov Web site, please contact the Office of Strategic Communications/Office of Corporate Communications at 703-808-1198 or by FAX at 703-808-1171. Please be sure to indicate the following:

  • The nature of your problem.
  • The Web address (URL) of the page you are having difficulty with.
  • Your contact information.

Accessibility/Section 508

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Security Notice
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This system and related software and equipment are intended solely for the communication, transmission, processing, and storage of U.S. Government information. For site security purposes and to ensure that this Web site remains available to all users, the National Reconnaissance Office monitors network traffic to identify unauhtorized attempts to upload or change information or to otherwise cause damage to the site. Anyone using this Web site expressly consents to such monitoring. All data collection activities are in strict accordance with DoD Directive 5240.1.

Unauthorized attempts to modify any information stored on this system, to defeat or circumvent security features, or to utilize this system for other than its intended purposes are prohibited and may result in criminal prosecution.

If monitoring reveals evidence of possible criminal activity, such evidence may be provided to law enforcement personnel.

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General Disclaimer
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Information presented on this Web site is considered public information and may be distributed or copied freely unless identified as being subject to copyright protection. In return, we request only that the National Reconnaissance Office bet cited as the source of any information, photos, and images copied from this site and that any photo credits or bylines be similarly credited to the photographer or author.

We strongly recommend that National Reconnaissance Office data be acquired directly from this Web site and not through other sources that may change information in some way or exclude material crucial to the understanding of that information. While the National Reconnaissance Office makes every effort to provide accurate and complete information, some information may change between site updates. Substantive changes may be noted when content is next updated.

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Disclaimer of Endorsement
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The documents posted on this Web site may contain hypertext links or pointers to information created and maintained by other public and private organizations. These links and pointers are provided for visitors' convenience. Neither the U.S. Government nor the National Reconnaissance Office controls or guarantees the accuracy, relevance, timeliness, or completeness of any linked information. Further, the inclusion of links or pointers to Web sites other than the Agency-managed Web site is not intended to assign importance to those sites and the information contained therein, nor is it intended to endorse, recommend, or favor any views expressed, or commercial products or services offered on these outside sites, or the organizations sponsoring the sites, by trade name, trademark, manufacture, or otherwise.

Reference in this Web site to any specific commercial products, processes, or services, or the use of any trade, firm or corporation name is for the information and convenience of the site's visitors, and does not constitute endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by the United States Government or the National Reconnaissance Office.

The views and opinions of authors expressed herein do not necessarily state or reflect those of the U.S. Government or the National Reconnaissance Office, and shall not be used for advertising or product endorsement purposes.

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Disclaimer of Liability
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Every effort is made to provide accurate and complete information. However, with the thousands of documents available, often uploaded within short deadlines, we cannot guarantee that there will be no errors. The National Reconnaissance Office makes no claims, promises or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness, or adequacy of the contents of this Web site and expressly disclaims liability for errors and omissions in the contents of this Web site.

With respect to the content of the National Reconnaissance Office Web site, neither the United States Government, nor the National Reconnaissance Office, nor their employees and contractors make any warranty, expressed or implied or statutory, including but not limited to the warranties of non-infringement of third party rights, title, and the warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose with respect to content available from National Reconnaissance Office Web site or other Internet resources linked from it. Additionally, neither the U.S. Government nor the National Reconnaissance Office assumes any legal liability for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information, product, or process disclosed herein nor freedom from computer virus, and do not represent that use of such information, product, or process would not infringe on privately owned rights.

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Links to this Web Site or its Contents
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You may freely link to the National Reconnaissance Office Web site or any of its content. We ask only that you identify that the link is to a National Reconnaissance Office Internet resource.

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Links to Other Sites
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Our Web site has links to other United States Government agencies. In a few cases, we link to private organizations, with their permission. Once you link to another site, you are subject to the disclaimers and security and privacy policies of the new site.

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Copyright Notice
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Unless a copyright is indicated, information on the National Reconnaissance Office Web site is in the public domain and may be reproduced, published or otherwise used without the National Reconnaissance Office’s permission. We request only that the National Reconnaissance Office be cited as the source of the information and that any photo credits or bylines be similarly credited to the photographer or author or the National Reconnaissance Office, as appropriate.

If a copyright is indicated on a photo, graphic, or any other material, permission to copy these materials must be obtained from the original source.

This copyright notice does not pertain to information at Web sites other than the National Reconnaissance Office Web site.

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Computer Fraud and Abuse Act
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Unauthorized attempts to upload and/or change information on the National Reconnaissance Office Web site are strictly prohibited and subject to prosecution under Title 18 U.S.C., §1001 and §1030.

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NROjr.gov: Notice for Parents
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The NRO established a kid's homepage in compliance with the President's April 18, 1997, Memorandum for Heads of Executive Departments and Agencies, Subject: Expanding Access to Internet-based Educational Resources for Children, Teachers, and Parents.

We encourage parents and teachers to be involved in children's Internet explorations. The National Reconnaissance Office homepage for kids provides information about the nation's intelligence efforts with fun things for kids to do. We do not ask for nor collect any information regarding children's visits to the kid's homepage other than as stated in the Privacy Notice. The information collected as stated in the Privacy Notice does not differentiate between adults and children.

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Accessing Declassified Information
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If you are interested in documents recently declassified by the National Reconnaissance Office you will need to schedule an appointment for a Reading Room visit. Commonly Requested Information is located on the Freedom of Information Act section of this Web site. There is also a Related Links section that includes links to other FOIA Web sites of interest.

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Site Management
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The National Reconnaissance Office’s Office of Strategic Communication/Office of Corporate Communication (OSC/OCC) manages the overall information content, design, and, organization of the Web site. OSC/OCC also coordinates release of National Reconnaissance Office information on the Internet.

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Verification or Hard Copy of Content
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If you would like verification or a hard copy of information released on the National Reconnaissance Office Web site, contact the Office of Strategic Communications:

National Reconnaissance Office
Office of Strategic Communications/Office of Corporate Communications
14675 Lee Road
Chantilly, Virginia 20151-1715
Phone: 703-808-1198
Fax: 703-808-1171

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For More Information
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If you have any questions or comments about the information presented here, please contact the OSC/OCC at the address, phone, or fax numbers listed in the section above.

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