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2.  Information presented on this service not identified as protected by copyright is considered public information and may be distributed or copied. Use of appropriate byline, photo, and image credits is requested.

3.  For site management, information is collected [Link “information is collected” to description of specific information. An example is provided after paragraph 8. in this figure] for statistical purposes. This U.S. Government computer system uses software programs to create summary statistics, which are used for such purposes as assessing what information is of most and least interest, determining technical design specifications, and identifying system performance or problem areas. 

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6.  Web measurement and customization technologies (WMCT) may be used on this site to remember your online interactions, to conduct measurement and analysis of usage, or to customize your experience. The Department of Defense does not use the information associated with WMCT to track individual user activity on the Internet outside of Defense Department websites, nor does it share the data obtained through such technologies, without your explicit consent, with other departments or agencies. The Department of Defense does not keep a database of information obtained from the use of WMCT. [If the DoD CIO has provided explicit written approval to use Tier III WMCT, cite that approval here.] General instructions for how you may opt out of some of the most commonly used WMCT is available at http://www.usa.gov/optout_instructions.shtml.

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Information Collected from www.nctamslant.navy.mil for Statistical Purposes

xxx.yyy.com – [28/Jan/2008:00:00:01 -0500] “GET /Defense/news/nr012708.html HTTP/1.0” 200 
16704 Mozilla 3.0/www.google.com

xxx.yyy.com (or—this is the host name (or Internet protocol (IP) address) associated
with the requester (you as the visitor).  In this case, the requester is coming from the xxx.yyy.net
address.  Depending on the requester’s method of network connection, the host name (or IP address) 
may or may not identify the user’s specific computer.  Connections via many Internet Service
Providers (ISPs) assign different IP address for each session, or only connect to Internet via proxy
server, so the host name may only identify the ISP.  The host name (or IP address) may identify a 
specific computer if that computer has a fixed IP address.

[28/Jan/2008:00:00:01 -0500] – this is the date and time of the request

“GET /Defense/news/nr012708.html HTTP/1.0” – this is the location of the requested file

200 – this is the status code - 200 is OK – the request was filled

16704 – this is the size of the requested file in bytes

Mozilla 3.0 – this identifies the type of browser software used to access the page, which indicates 
what design parameters to use in constructing the pages

www.google.com – this indicates the last site the person visited, which indicates how people find the 
requested file.

Requests for other types of documents use similar information.  Unless otherwise stated, no personally-identifiable information is collected.

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