Privacy Policy

USRA has created this privacy policy in order to demonstrate our firm commitment to your privacy when using this Web site (the "Site"). Your participation is very important to us, and we value the information you provide. Our relationship will be one of respect and consideration.

Our Commitment to Your Privacy

  • Your privacy will be respected and the confidentiality of your answers will be maintained as described in this Policy.
  • Your name, address, phone number, personal information, and individual responses will only be used as described in this Policy and will not otherwise be disclosed to anyone without your consent.
  • We will clearly represent to you what we are doing through our Site.
  • We will maintain high standards of professional conduct in the collection and reporting of the information you provide.

Information Usage

We may use aggregate information (information that does not personally identify you) collected on this Site to improve the Site and for our program activities. For example, we may share information with NASA in an aggregate, anonymous form, which means that the shared information will not contain nor be linked to any information that personally identifies you. Individual answers to questions from you may be shared with our business partners, but those answers will not be labeled with, or linked to, your personal information.

Unless you give consent, we will only use personal information (such as your name, e-mail address, phone number and other information that specifically identifies you) for the following reasons: (1) internally at USRA to directly contact you regarding the program or respond to your questions sent to us; (2) to compile the aggregate information described above; or (3) if required to release personal information because of a court order, government agency, or by law.

We will never sell your personal information to any third party without your consent, however, to the extent permitted by law, you agree that personal information may be transferred to another company if there is a reassignment of these programs to an entity other than USRA. Access to personal information is limited to our employees, contractors, and agents with a need to access such information for the purposes set forth in this Policy. We will not use your information other than as set forth above without your consent.


In order to certify that confidential information is kept private, USRA uses a state-of-the-art, industry-standard firewall security system. This system uses a multistage inspection methodology, which ensures that only authenticated users can input their information into the database system and only appropriate USRA employees are allowed access.

Changes to Policy

We reserve the right to change, add, or remove portions from this Policy at any time. However, if any change involves a plan to use your personal information in a way that differs from this Policy, we will first obtain your prior consent. When your consent is required for any action under this Privacy Policy, you agree that USRA may obtain your consent by an "opt-in" or "opt-out" method, or by other means (such as sending to you an e-mail).


This Site may use "session cookies" to improve our service. Session cookies contain data that is loaded into a computer's random access memory, and only works during that browser session. When the browser exits, these “temporary cookies” are erased.


For questions or concerns relating to privacy, you may contact us by e-mail at [email protected], by mail at Undergraduate Student Research Program (USRP), USRA, 3600 Bay Area Boulevard, Houston TX 77058-1113, or by telephone at 281-486-2100.