NOAA DCS Privacy Policy


The collection of this information is authorized under 5 U.S.C. § 301, Departmental regulations, which authorizes the operations of an executive agency, including the creation, custodianship, maintenance and distribution of records.


NOAA collects this information for the purpose of verifying eligibility for system use, as per government regulation, to track IT system access per government IT security rules, or to provide contact information in cases where troubleshooting interference issues or malfunctioning transmitters are needed. A voluntary survey collects information about who is using NOAA satellite data to increase the knowledge of who is using weather satellite data worldwide.

NOAA Routine Uses

NOAA will use this information to determine user eligibility, compile information on worldwide use of data and to contact users and registrants regarding system malfunctions or changes. Disclosure of this information is permitted under the Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C. Section 552a) to be shared among NOAA 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.


Furnishing this information is voluntary; however, failure to provide accurate information may delay or prevent the individual from obtaining a user agreement or receiving warnings regarding system malfunction or changes.