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Privacy Policy

Thank you for visiting The Antarctic Sun web site. Please note that we collect no personal information about you when you visit our web site unless you choose to provide that information to us.

If you are simply visiting the site to browse, read pages, or download information, we gather and store certain information about your visit automatically. This information does not identify you personally. We automatically collect and store only 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 web site;

  • 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 Antarctic Sun web site from another web site, the address of that web site.

We use this information to help us make our site more useful to visitors, to learn about the number of visitors to our site and the types of technology our visitors use. We do not track or record information about individuals and their visits.

If you request information or services from the United States Antarctic Program and submit personal information to facilitate response to your request, we use the information provided to respond to your message. We do not share the information you give us with another government agency unless your inquiry relates to that agency, or as otherwise provided by law. We do not create individual profiles with the information you provide or collect information for commercial marketing.

Cookie Policy

While attempting to view certain information on The Antarctic Sun web site, you may receive a notice stating that a particular feature requires a cookie for functionality. This site uses session cookies that record only statistical information such as the number of repeat customers we receive. These session cookies do not store any personal information, and they cannot be read by servers outside of the USAP.gov domain. When you receive the cookie acceptance notice, you can refuse to accept the cookie, and still have access to the web page; however, some features may not properly function.

Note: The USAP policy on cookies prohibits USAP web sites from setting cookies without notifying the user.

Linking Policy

To provide an abundance of information for users, The Antarctic Sun web site links to many web sites created and maintained by other organizations. When users utilize these links, they are leaving the USAP.gov domain and are subject to the privacy and security policies established by those organizations. If you would like to link to The Antarctic Sun web site, please see our Link to Us page.

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Curator: Peter Rejcek, Antarctic Support Contract | NSF Official: Winifred Reuning, Division of Polar Programs