ORPS Security and Privacy Notice
NOTICE TO USERS
    Thank you for visiting this web site and reviewing our position on security and privacy.

SECURITY NOTICE

    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

PRIVACY NOTICE

    Our privacy policy is clear: We will collect no personal information about you 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:
     

  1. 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 website; 
    1. The type of browser and operating system used to access our site; 
    1. The date and time you access our site; 
       
    2. The pages you visit; and 
       
    3. If you linked to this site from another website, the address of that website;
       
    4. 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;
       
    5. 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 marketing.