Disclaimer and Policies


External Hyperlinks

The appearance of external hyperlinks does not constitute endorsement by Volcano World of the linked web sites, or the information, products, or services contained therein. Additionally, Volcano World does not exercise any editorial control over the information you may find at these locations. These links are provided because, at the time they were created, they led to additional information, pictures, or related relevant content.

The Webmaster reserves the right to remove any external link if the nature of the organization or business to which the link relates is no longer in compliance with Volcano World's external link policy. It is Volcano World's policy to discontinue an external link at any time if Volcano World becomes aware that an entity's website provides or promotes false, slanderous, illegal, immoral, or incorrect information. Volcano World reserves the right to revise this policy without prior notice when to do so is deemed to be in the best interests of Volcano World and its users.

Copyright and Use

The Rocky Logo is a trademark of Volcano World. Images of people or places displayed on the site are either the property of, or used with permission by, Volcano World. Any unauthorized use of the images may violate copyright laws, trademark laws, the laws of privacy and publicity, and communications regulations and statutes. Any 'for profit' use of the materials stored on the Volcano World website is strictly prohibited without the written permission the stated author or photographer. Volcano World retains all intellectual property rights including copyrights on all other text, graphic images and content. Non-profit or educational use is permitted.


The security of any information you provide to Volcano World is important to us. Volcano World collects no Personally Identifiable Information about you unless you voluntarily participate in an activity that asks for information (i.e. sending an email, etc.). If you choose not to participate in these activities, your choice will in no way affect your ability to use any other functions of Volcano World. Volcano World will not redistribute, sell or otherwise use any contact email addresses for any purpose other than to respond to your initial question or comment. However, when you choose to visit externally linked sites, Volcano World is not responsible for their privacy policies or how they treat user information. Therefore, you should review the privacy policies of these parties when supplying personally identifiable information to them.

Volcano Art Gallery

Pictures submitted to Rocky's Volcano Art Gallery remain the property of the submitters, but VW is granted gratis copyright permission for the drawing to be featured on the website indefinately.   We typically include first name, city, and age in the accompanying text and submission constitutes acceptance of this as well.    Please do not draw your full name or address on the image as we will be unable to use it due to privacy concerns.   No guarantee is made that submitted images will be posted, but we will try to get as many as possible online.

Collected Information

Log analysis tools are used to create summary statistics for administering and monitoring the performance of the web site, diagnosis of problems, and determining which information is of most interest to the public. The following information is collected for analysis only:

  • User Client hostname - the hostname (or IP address if DNS is disabled) of the user/client requesting access.
  • HTTP header, "user-agent" - the user-agent information includes the type of browser, its version, and the operating system it's running on.
  • HTTP header, "referrer" - The referrer specifies the page from which the client accessed the current page.
  • System date - The date and time of the user/client request.
  • Status - The status code the server returned to the user/client.
  • Content length - The content length, in bytes, of the document sent to the user/client.
  • Method - The request method used.
  • Protocol - The transport protocol and version used.



Volcano World, hosted at Oregon State University, has taken several steps to safeguard the integrity of its telecommunications and computing infrastructure, including but not limited to authentication, monitoring, auditing, and encryption where applicable. However, this information should not be construed in any way as giving business, legal, or other advice, or warranting as fail proof, the security of information provided at Volcano World.


While every effort is made to keep the information contained on Volcano World accurate and up-to-date, Volcano World shall not be held liable for any actions taken or omissions made from reliance on any information contained herein nor shall Oregon State University or the Oregon Space Grant Consortium be liable for any other consequences from any such reliance. The materials and information contained on or obtained from this website, are distributed and transmitted "as is" without warranties of any kind, either express or implied, including without limitation, warranties of title or implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. Portions of such information may be incorrect or out of date. Volcano World is an educational website and should not be relied on for disaster emergency or time critical volcano data. Information contained on this website, including information obtained from external links thereon, is provided without any representation of any kind as to accuracy or content and should be verified by the user. Volcano World is not responsible for any direct, indirect, special, incidental, consequential, or any other damages that may arise from the use of, or the inability to use, the website and/or the materials contained on the site whether the materials contained on the website are provided by Volcano World or a third party.