Privacy and Security Disclaimer
This AFRL Government internet web site is provided as a public service by the Air
Force Research Laboratory. It is intended for use by the public for viewing and retrieving
information only. Unless otherwise indicated, all information on this site is considered
public information and may be copied or distributed. Use of appropriate byline/photo/image
credits is requested.
Visitors should know that information is collected about
use of this site for analytical and statistical purposes, such as assessing what
information is of most and least interest, determining technical design specifications,
and identifying system performance or problem areas. For site security purposes
and to ensure that this service remains available to all users, this government
computer system employs software programs to monitor network traffic to identify
unauthorized attempts to upload or change information, or otherwise cause damage.
Raw data logs will only be used to identify individual users and their usage habits
for authorized law enforcement investigations or national security purposes. These
logs are scheduled for regular destruction in accordance with the Air Force Web-RIMS
Unauthorized attempts to deny service, upload or change information, or an attempt
to access a non-public site from this service are strictly prohibited and may result
in criminal prosecution under Title 18, U.S.C., Section 1030, The National Information
Infrastructure Act, or other applicable criminal laws.
The United States Air Force cannot be held responsible for any linking beyond official
Air Force web pages or business.
Neither the United States Government nor any agency thereof, nor any of their employees, nor any of their contractors, subcontractors, nor their employees, makes any warranty, express or implied, or assumes any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information, apparatus, product, or process disclosed, or represents that its use would not infringe privately owned rights. The appearance of hyperlinks does not constitute endorsement by the United States Government of the website or the information, products, or services contained therein. Reference herein to any specific commercial product, process, or service by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, or otherwise, does not necessarily constitute or imply its endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by the United States Government or any agency, contractor, or subcontractor thereof. The views and opinions of authors expressed herein do not necessarily state or reflect those of the United States Government or any agency, contractor or subcontractor thereof.
This AFRL Government internet web site does use session cookies, i.e., tokens
that remain active only until you close your browser, in order to enhance the user
functionality of the site. No database of information obtained from these cookies
is kept, and when you close your browser, the cookie is deleted from your computer.
can choose not to accept these cookies and still use the site, but you may need
to enter the same information repeatedly and clicking on the banners will not take
you to the correct page. The help information in your browser software should provide
you with instruction on how to disable cookies.
In accordance with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act, please view the Federal
Government's Policy on Privacy.
If you have any questions or comments about the information presented here, please
send them to the Web Page Maintainer.
Example of the Information Collected
from this AFRL Government Internet Web Site for Statistical Purposes.
|xxx.yyy.com (or 126.96.36.199) --
this is the host name (or IP address) associated with the requester (you
as the visitor). 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 -0500] -- this is the date and time
of the request.
|"GET /site/news/news_file.html HTTP/1.0" -- this
is the location of the requested file on this AFRL Government internet web
|200 -- this is the status code - 200 is OK - the request
16704 -- this is the size of the requested file in bytes
|MS Internet Explorer 6.0 -- this identifies the type of
browser software used to access the page, which indicates which design parameters
to use in constructing the pages
|http://www.altavista.digital.com -- this indicates the last
site the person visited, which indicates how people found this website.
|Requests for other types of documents use similar information. No personally-identifying
information is collected.