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Run theSkyNet POGS - the PS1 Optical Galaxy Survey only on authorized computers

Run theSkyNet POGS - the PS1 Optical Galaxy Survey only on computers that you own, or for which you have obtained the owner's permission. Some companies and schools have policies that prohibit using their computers for projects such as theSkyNet POGS - the PS1 Optical Galaxy Survey.

How theSkyNet POGS - the PS1 Optical Galaxy Survey will use your computer

When you run theSkyNet POGS - the PS1 Optical Galaxy Survey on your computer, it will use part of the computer's CPU power, disk space, and network bandwidth. You can control how much of your resources are used by theSkyNet POGS - the PS1 Optical Galaxy Survey, and when it uses them.

The work done by your computer contributes to the goals of theSkyNet POGS - the PS1 Optical Galaxy Survey, as described on its web site. The application programs may change from time to time.

Privacy policy

Your account on theSkyNet POGS - the PS1 Optical Galaxy Survey is identified by a name that you choose. This name may be shown on the theSkyNet POGS - the PS1 Optical Galaxy Survey web site, along with a summary of the work your computer has done for theSkyNet POGS - the PS1 Optical Galaxy Survey. If you want to be anonymous, choose a name that doesn't reveal your identity.

If you participate in theSkyNet POGS - the PS1 Optical Galaxy Survey, information about your computer (such as its processor type, amount of memory, etc.) will be recorded by theSkyNet POGS - the PS1 Optical Galaxy Survey and used to decide what type of work to assign to your computer. This information will also be shown on theSkyNet POGS - the PS1 Optical Galaxy Survey's web site. Nothing that reveals your computer's location (e.g. its domain name or network address) will be shown.

To participate in theSkyNet POGS - the PS1 Optical Galaxy Survey, you must give an address where you receive email. This address will not be shown on the theSkyNet POGS - the PS1 Optical Galaxy Survey web site or shared with organizations. theSkyNet POGS - the PS1 Optical Galaxy Survey may send you periodic newsletters; however, you can opt out at any time.

Private messages sent on the theSkyNet POGS - the PS1 Optical Galaxy Survey web site are visible only to the sender and recipient. theSkyNet POGS - the PS1 Optical Galaxy Survey does not examine or police the content of private messages. If you receive unwanted private messages from another theSkyNet POGS - the PS1 Optical Galaxy Survey user, you may add them to your message filter. This will prevent you from seeing any public or private messages from that user.

If you use our web site forums you must follow the posting guidelines. Messages posted to the theSkyNet POGS - the PS1 Optical Galaxy Survey forums are visible to everyone, including non-members. By posting to the forums, you are granting irrevocable license for anyone to view and copy your posts.

Is it safe to run theSkyNet POGS - the PS1 Optical Galaxy Survey?

Any time you download a program through the Internet you are taking a chance: the program might have dangerous errors, or the download server might have been hacked. theSkyNet POGS - the PS1 Optical Galaxy Survey has made efforts to minimize these risks. We have tested our applications carefully. Our servers are behind a firewall and are configured for high security. To ensure the integrity of program downloads, all executable files are digitally signed on a secure computer not connected to the Internet.

The applications run by theSkyNet POGS - the PS1 Optical Galaxy Survey may cause some computers to overheat. If this happens, stop running theSkyNet POGS - the PS1 Optical Galaxy Survey or use a utility program that limits CPU usage.

theSkyNet POGS - the PS1 Optical Galaxy Survey was developed by The International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research. BOINC was developed at the University of California.

Liability

theSkyNet POGS - the PS1 Optical Galaxy Survey and The International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research assume no liability for damage to your computer, loss of data, or any other event or condition that may occur as a result of participating in theSkyNet POGS - the PS1 Optical Galaxy Survey.

Other BOINC projects

Other projects use the same platform, BOINC, as theSkyNet POGS - the PS1 Optical Galaxy Survey. You may want to consider participating in one or more of these projects. By doing so, your computer will do useful work even when theSkyNet POGS - the PS1 Optical Galaxy Survey has no work available for it.

These other projects are not associated with theSkyNet POGS - the PS1 Optical Galaxy Survey, and we cannot vouch for their security practices or the nature of their research. Join them at your own risk.


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