Echo Privacy Policy

We will not disclose your private information to any third party except if required to do so by law. We take all reasonable care in handling your personal information to ensure its security both offline and online.

When you submit a story, e-mail or other information to an Echo project, we will ask you whether or not you want your submission made public. If you choose to keep it private, it will be held by Echo, but not made available for public viewing on the website. If at any time you change your mind and want a public submission made private, or vice-versa, please contact us at

Types of Information Echo Collects

Echo does not require the submission of personal information in order to browse the site and related projects. Your IP address (current Internet address), time and date of visit, and specific information about your browser and system are stored in the server logs at the time of your visit, just as they are on all websites. The information collected by the web server logs are used by Echo to better refine the information and content we provide, and we will not distribute this information to third parties.

Since the use of the Internet as a tool for historical research is only in its infancy, we assume that notions of acceptable practices will evolve over time. We welcome your comments about our policy. In addition, if anyone would like to ensure that they are never contacted by the Echo project, please let us know and we will do our best to avoid any deliberate or inadvertent communication.

You may reach us by telephone at the Center for History and New Media, 703-993-4585, or by email at

Last Updated: September 13, 2004