XRT Privacy Policy

  Thank you for visiting the XRT Project at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics (CfA) website and reviewing our privacy policy.

Information Collected and Stored Automatically

  If you visit our website, 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 some or all of the following information about your visit:
  • • 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 website;
  • • 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 CfA website from another website, the address of that website.
We do not provide any identifiable personal information that we gather or develop about our visitors to third parties for any purpose.


  Our website uses the Google Search Engine. This means that anytime you search our XRT site, your information as mentioned in the five bullets points above, will be available to Google and will be subject to their Privacy Policy.


  There are links from this CfA website to other websites outside the CfA. When you click on links that take you to third-party websites, you will be leaving our server and will be subject to the privacy policies of those third parties. While we support the protection of privacy on the Internet, the CfA cannot be responsible for the actions of third parties. We encourage you to read the posted privacy statement when interacting with any website.


  The CfA XRT Project staff welcome your comments about our website. Any questions that you may have about this site, this Privacy Policy, or the CfA XRT Project are welcome. Please send your inquiry and comments to: xrt_manager@head.cfa.harvard.edu.