Privacy Notice

When you visit the Bruce Gooch Computer Scientist Web site to browse the information it contains, you do so anonymously unless you choose to provide information about yourself. Bruce Gooch Computer Scientist is committed to protecting your privacy and will collect no personal information about you unless you choose to provide that information by sending an e-mail message to him. If you choose to submit a question or comment and provide your name and e-mail or postal address, Bruce Gooch Computer Scientist will use that information only to respond to your question or comment.
  • Bruce Gooch Computer Scientist will not create individual profiles with the information that you have provided.
  • Under no circumstances will Bruce Gooch Computer Scientist share your name, e-mail, or postal address with any third party, commercial or otherwise. Especially spammers. I hate those bastards as much as you do.
  • If at any point you want Bruce Gooch Computer Scientist to remove your e-mail or postal address from his files, just send me an e-mail to that effect. Poof! It'll be history.
If you choose to offer information or assistance to Bruce Gooch Computer Scientist in his pursuit of making the world a more beautiful place, he will make appropriate inquiries to determine the accuracy of your information. In addition, Bruce Gooch Computer Scientist may share the information you provide with other appropriate entities to enable him to carry out his legally authorized responsibilities. By providing information or assistance to Bruce Gooch Computer Scientist, you expressly consent to these uses of the information you provide about yourself. (e.g. If you tell me about a really good idea, when I tell other people about your idea, I will give you full credit. Ask anyone who has ever worked with me, I always give credit were it is due. Often I give to much credit, especially when the credit in question is negitive credit. i.e. Blame)

General Disclaimer

The content on the Bruce Gooch Computer Scientist Web site, including this privacy policy, is for entertainment purposes only. Bruce Gooch Computer Scientist is not liable for any loss, embarrassment, misinformation, lost reproductive opportunity, injury, dismemberment or death resulting from the content on this site. Information presented on this Web site is considered public information and may be distributed or copied freely unless identified as being subject to copyright protection. In return, I request only that the Bruce Gooch Computer Scientist be cited as the source of any information, photos, datasets, and images copied from this site and that any photo credits or bylines be similarly credited to the photographer, image creator or author.

Bruce Gooch Computer Scientist strongly recommends that Bruce Gooch Computer Scientist data be acquired exclusively from this Web site and not through other sources that may change the information in some way or exclude material crucial to the understanding of that information or confuse me with some other non-scientific Bruce Gooch. Actual examples of the latter include: the Bruce Gooch near death experience website, Bruce Gooch - Pawn Shop Clerk, and Broadway Play, Assistant Stage Mgr: Bruce Gooch. While Bruce Gooch Computer Scientist makes every effort to provide accurate and complete information, some information may change between site updates. Substantive changes may be noted when content is next updated.

Disclaimer of Endorsement

The documents posted on this Web site may contain hypertext links or pointers to information created and maintained by other public and private organizations. These links and pointers are provided for visitors' convenience. Following the links provided on this web page may satisfy your curiosity, stimulate your imagination, cause nightmares or hallucinations, lead to the formation of icky habits that eventually lead to permanent loss of vision, rot your mind, cause your face to be frozen in that permanent grimace that your Grandmother and 1st grade teacher warned you about, change your life for the better, result in the unexpected luck of widow's sons, cause you to immediately be sucked into the ninth level of Hell, or translated directly into Heaven, in addition to any or all of the above. Be on your guard at all times.

Neither Bruce Gooch nor Northwestern University controls or guarantees the accuracy, relevance, timeliness, or completeness of any linked information. Further, the inclusion of links or pointers to Web sites other than the Bruce Gooch Computer Scientist Web site is not intended to assign importance to those sites and the information contained therein, nor is it intended to endorse, recommend, or favor any views expressed, or commercial products or services offered on these outside sites, or the organizations sponsoring the sites, by trade name, trademark, manufacture, or otherwise. In addition to which, Bruce Gooch is often known to add a little bit of color and shading to the truth in order to make things such as disclaimers more fun and interesting. Therefore, in good faith, I suggest that you independently test and verify anything and everything you encounter on the Bruce Gooch Computer Scientist Web page.

Reference in this Web site to any specific commercial products, processes, or services, or the use of any trade, firm or corporation name is for the information and convenience of the site's visitor's, and does not constitute endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by Bruce Gooch Computer Scientist.

The views and opinions of authors expressed herein do not necessarily state or reflect those of the U.S. Government, nor Northwestern University, nor Bruce Gooch Computer Scientist and shall not be used for advertising or product endorsement purposes.

Disclaimer of Liability

Every effort is made to provide accurate and complete information. However, with the thousands of documents available on the Internet and at supermarket checkout stands, often uploaded within short deadlines and in the dead of night, I cannot guarantee that there will be no errors. Bruce Gooch Computer Scientist makes no claims, promises or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness, or adequacy of the contents of this Web site and expressly disclaims liability for errors and omissions in the contents of this Web site.

With respect to the content of the Bruce Gooch Computer Scientist Web site, neither the United States Government, nor the National Science Foundation, nor the National Institute of Health, nor Northwestern University, nor Microsoft Corporation, nor the CRA-W, nor Maya Inc., nor anyone who has ever written me a letter of recommendation, nor their students, employees, friends, relatives, religious advisor's, contractors, or folks just walking by make any warranty, expressed or implied or statutory, including but not limited to the warranties of non-infringement of third party rights, title, and the warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose with respect to content available from the Bruce Gooch Computer Scientist Web site or other Internet resources linked from it. Additionally, none of the above mentioned entities (Or anyone in their right mind for that matter) assumes any legal liability for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information, product, or process disclosed herein nor freedom from computer virus, and do not represent that use of such information, product, or process would not infringe on privately owned rights.


A child is a gift from Heaven. On the Internet, often the most vulnerable users are children. Recognizing this, Bruce Gooch Computer Scientist makes an effort to uphold privacy with children. Bruce Gooch Computer Scientist will not knowingly respond to e-mail from children thirteen years of age or under. Before using the Internet, children should ask for permission from a guardian or parent.

Links to this Web Site or Its Contents

You may freely link to the Bruce Gooch Computer Scientist Web site or any of its content. I ask only that you identify that the link is to a Bruce Gooch Computer Scientist Internet resource.

Links to Other Sites

The Bruce Gooch Computer Scientist Web site has links to United States Government agencies. In a few cases, I link to private organizations, occasionally with their permission. Once you link to another site, you are subject to the disclaimers and security and privacy policies of the new site.

Copyright Notice

Unless a copyright is indicated, information on the Bruce Gooch Computer Scientist Web site is in the public domain and may be reproduced, published or otherwise used without the Bruce Gooch Computer Scientist's permission. I request only that Bruce Gooch Computer Scientist be cited as the source of the information and that any photo credits or bylines be similarly credited to the image creator or author as appropriate.

If a copyright is indicated on a photo, graphic, or any other material, permission to copy these materials must be obtained from the original source.

This copyright notice does not pertain to information at Web sites other than the Bruce Gooch Computer Scientist Web site.

Use of the Bruce Gooch Computer Scientist Logo

Federal law may prohibit the use of the words ''Bruce Gooch Computer Scientist'', the initials ''BSG'', the Bruce Gooch Computer Scientist Logo, or any colorable imitation of such words, initials, or logo in connection with any merchandise, impersonation, solicitation, or commercial activity in a manner reasonably calculated to convey the impression that such use is approved, endorsed, or authorized by Bruce Gooch Computer Scientist.

E-mail Marketing

Bruce Gooch Computer Scientist does not conduct, commission, authorize, or participate in any mass mailings, customer-direct marketing, or spam emailing. Since Bruce Gooch Computer Scientist does not sell anything, there is no reason for an email-marketing program.

Spoof e-mail

Recently, the Internet has experienced email viruses that spoof the sending e-mail address. That means the From: line is faked, selected from a list of e-mail addresses culled off the Internet. This can result in an email that appears to be from Bruce Gooch Computer Scientist when, in fact, it is not.

Spoof e-mails that may have been generated by a virus (or may even contain a virus) may possibly be maliciously generated outside the Northwestern University email system, without our knowledge, and are beyond the control of Bruce Gooch Computer Scientist. Please accept our condolences for this mutual inconvenience and rest assured that Bruce Gooch Computer Scientist takes every possible precaution to ensure that our networks, systems, servers, and legitimate email traffic are protected to the highest degree.

Computer Fraud and Abuse

Unauthorized attempts to upload information and/or change information on the Bruce Gooch Computer Scientist Web site are very naughty. Please don't do it. Instead, think to yourself, "What would Alan Turing do?"

Security Notice

This system and related software and equipment are intended solely for the communication, transmission, processing, and storage of Bruce Gooch Computer Scientist information. For site security purposes and to ensure that this Web site remains available to all users, Northwestern University monitors network traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information or to otherwise cause damage to the site. Anyone using this Web site expressly consents to such monitoring.

Unauthorized attempts to modify any information stored on this system, to defeat or circumvent security features, or to utilize this system for other than its intended purposes are prohibited and may result in criminal prosecution.

If monitoring reveals evidence of possible criminal activity, such evidence may be provided to law enforcement personnel.

Internet Protocol (IP) Address

Every computer connected to the Internet is given a domain name and a set of numbers, that serve as that computer's "Internet Protocol" IP address. When a visitor requests a page from any Web site within this site , Web servers can automatically recognize that visitor's domain name and IP address. The domain name and IP address reveal nothing personal about you other than the IP address from which you have accessed the site. Bruce Gooch Computer Scientist does not collect and evaluate this information, nor automatically record e-mail addresses of visitors.


A cookie is a small piece of data that is sent to your Internet browser from a Web server and stored on your computer's hard drive. A cookie can't read data off of your computer hard disk or read cookie files created by other Web sites. Cookies do not damage your system.

Cookies to identify which areas of the site you have visited or customized, so the next time you visit, those pages may be readily accessible. This allows advertisers to "target" you on subsiquent visits to the Web site.

You can choose whether to accept cookies by changing the settings of your Internet browser. You can reset your browser to refuse all cookies, or allow your browser to show you when a cookie is being sent. If you choose not to accept cookies, your experience at some Web sites may be diminished and some features may not work as intended.

Bruce Gooch Computer Scientist does not issue cookies unless you come to his office and specifically ask for a cookie, mention this website, sing a song, dance a jig, stand on your head, juggle fire, and tell him a really funny joke. Then and only then, if he happens to have a cookie handy, you may receive a cookie from Bruce Gooch Computer Scientist. Even then, I would not hold my breath while waiting if I were you. Bruce is a notorious cookie fiend and not likely to share.

Privacy Policy Changes

If there are changes or additions to this Privacy Policy, Bruce Gooch Computer Scientist will post those changes here so that you will always know what information he collects online or offline, how he uses it and what choices you have. An email will not be sent to you indicating these changes. Please check the privacy policy periodically if you are worried about your privacy. If you are really worried about privacy loose your computer and quit surfing the net.

Regardless of any changes made to this Privacy Policy, Bruce Gooch Computer Scientist will only use your personal information in accordance with the version of the Privacy Policy in place at the time you provided your information, unless you later give your express consent for him to do otherwise.


The Bruce Gooch Computer Scientist Web site provides users the opportunity to opt out of receiving communications from Bruce Gooch Computer Scientist. If at any time you would like to stop receiving communications from the Bruce Gooch Computer Scientist Web site, please perform any or all of the following actions.
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Accessing Recently Declassified CIA Information

If you are interested in documents recently declassified by the Central Intelligence Agency, you can access much of this information through the CIA FOIA Electronic Reading Room. The Central Intelligence Agency is committed to protecting your privacy and will collect no personal information about you unless you choose to provide that information to them, or so they say.

The FOIA Electronic Reading Room offers an Internet-based database containing recently declassified documents on a wide variety of issues. Many of the referenced documents are available for viewing as full text images of the original document. In addition to the FOIA Electronic Reading Room, the Agency's homepage contains a Related Links section which includes links to the National Archives Records Administration and other sites where declassified CIA documents and satellite photography may be obtained.

For More Information

If you have any questions or comments about the information presented here, please contact Bruce Gooch Computer Scientist at the address or phone or fax numbers listed below.

Work Address:
Northwestern University
Computer Science
1890 Maple, Suite 300
Evanston, Illinois 60202
Phone: (847)-491-0895
Fax: (847)-491-5258
Home Address:
Bruce Gooch
2426 Isabella Street
Evanston, Illinois 60201
Phone: (847)-491-0895