NOAA Office of Satellite and Product Operations

Privacy Act Statement

Authority:  The collection of this information is authorized under 5 U.S.C. ยง 301, Departmental regulations.

Purpose:  As part of Data Requestor and Data Provider forms, data providers' and principal investigators' name, email, and physical address are recorded as part of the metadata for the submitted data set, and for contact purposes when needed. Information on the data providers and principal investigators is necessary in order for a system administrator to contact an individual in the event of a problem during the archiving process. Such information is also necessary to identify the sources of data submitted to ESPC, especially for properly crediting the providers and principal investigators on the individual holdings in the archive. Name, email and address are also collected for those requesting data, so that they may open an account through which to receive the data.

Routine Uses:  The Department will use this information to contact data providers in the event of a problem during the ingest process, and to properly credit providers and principal investigators on the individual holdings in the data store. Data requestors' information will be used to create accounts and reply to requests. Disclosure of this information is permitted under the Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C. Section 552a) to be shared among Department staff for work-related purposes. Disclosure of this information is also subject to all of the published routine uses as identified in the Privacy Act System of Records Notice COMMERCE/NOAA-11, Contact Information for Members of the Public Requesting or Providing Information Related to NOAA's Mission.

Disclosure:  Furnishing this information is voluntary; however, failure to provide accurate information may delay or prevent required contacts regarding ingest problems, proper data store, and provision of data.


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