Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy explains how we will protect your personal privacy within our Web site. In order to fully understand your rights we encourage you to read this Privacy Policy. Konkoly Observatory reserves the right at any time and without notice to change this Privacy Policy simply by posting such changes on our Site. Any such change will be effective immediately upon posting. Because we want to demonstrate our commitment to your privacy, this Privacy Policy notifies you of; What personally identifiable information of yours is collected through the Site; Who collects such information; How such information is used; With whom your information may be shared; What choices you have regarding collection, use and distribution of your information; What kind of security procedures are in place to protect the loss, misuse or alteration of information under our control; How you can correct any inaccuracies in your information.

Internet Protocol Address

We collect an IP address from all visitors to our Site. An IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer when you use the Internet. We use IP addresses to help diagnose problems with our server, administer our Site, analyze trends, track site usage and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use in order for us to improve the Site. IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information.

Use of "Cookies"

We use cookies, small files that are sent to your Web browser and stored on your computer's hard drive, to improve your Web site experience. The cookie is used to speed up your access to the Web site and the information you wish to see, but it does not contain any personal information. The majority of Web browsers accept cookies, but your browser should give you options for preventing, accepting, or receiving notice of new cookies. However, please be aware that if you block cookies, some Web site functionality may be lost.


We protect sensitive information by restricting access to that information to certain qualified employees of Konkoly Observatory. Unfortunately, however, no data transmission over the Internet is 100% secure. While we strive to protect your information, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of such information.

Other Web Sites

Our Site contains links to other Web sites. Please note that when you click on one of these links, you are entering another Web site for which Konkoly Observatory has no responsibility. We encourage you to read the privacy statements on all such sites as their policies may be different than ours.

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, the practices of this Site, or your dealings with this Site, you can contact Konkoly Observatory Mail address: H-1525 Budapest, P.O.Box 67. Physical address: H-1121 Budapest, Konkoly Thege Miklós út 15-17. Phone (switchboard): +36 1 3919322, +36 1 3919360 Fax: +36 1 2754668 E-mail: (user)

Note: This page has been adapted from one in the Mount Washington Observatory website.