Thank you for visiting this web site and
reviewing our position on security and privacy.
This web site is part of a Federal computer system and is the property of the
United States Government. It is for authorized use only. The Department of
Energy monitors this web site for security purposes to ensure it remains
available and to protect information in the system. The Department of Energy
uses software programs and additional equipment to monitor network traffic to
identify unauthorized attempts to access, obtain, alter, damage or destroy
information, or otherwise to interfere with the system or its operation.
Any and all uses of this system and all files on this system may be
intercepted, monitored, recorded, copied, audited, inspected, and disclosed to
authorized site, Department of Energy, and law enforcement personnel, as well
as authorized officials of other agencies, both domestic and foreign.
Unauthorized attempts to defeat or circumvent security features, to use the
system for other than intended purposes, to deny service to authorized users,
to access, obtain, alter, damage, or destroy information, or otherwise to
interfere with the system or its operation is prohibited. Evidence of such
acts may be disclosed to law enforcement authorities and result in criminal
prosecution under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of 1986 and the National
Information Infrastructure Protection Act of 1996, codified at section 1030
of Title 18 of the United States Code, or other applicable criminal laws.
By continuing to use this system you indicate your awareness of and consent
to these terms and conditions of use. If you do not agree to the conditions
stated in this notice, LOG OFF IMMEDIATELY
when you visit our website unless you choose to provide that
information to us.
Here is how we handle information about your visit to our website:
Information Collected and Stored Automatically
If you do nothing during your visit but browse through the
website, read pages, or download information, we will gather and
store certain information about your visit automatically. This
information does not identify you personally. We automatically
collect and store only the following information about your visit:
- The Internet domain (for example, "xcompany.com" if you use a
private Internet access account, or "yourschool.edu" if you
connect from a university's domain) and IP address (an IP address
is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer
whenever you are surfing the Web) from which you access our
- The type of browser and operating system used to access our site;
- The date and time you access our site;
- The pages you visit; and
- If you linked to this site from another website, the address
of that website;
- If a logon identifier was required to access this site it may be used in
a security process or to enhance the users experience of this site;
- Some web sites require the user accept a
"session cookie" to provide a more personalized browser experience. These
files are temporary and will be removed from the users computer when the web
browser is closed.
We use this information to help us make our site more useful to visitors, to
learn about the number of visitors to our site and the types of technology
our visitors use. We do not track or record information about individuals
and their visits.
If You Send Us Personal Information
If you choose to provide us with personal information -- as in
an e-mail to or by filling out a form with your personal
information and submitting it to us through our website -- we use
that information to respond to your message and to help us get you
the information that you have requested. We do not collect
personal information for any purpose other than to respond to you.
We only share the information you give us with another government
agency if your inquiry relates to that agency, or as otherwise
required by law. Moreover, we do not create individual profiles
with the information you provide or to give it to any private
organizations. This web site does not collect information for commercial