Privacy & Security Notice
October 31, 2000
This website is part of a federal computer system used to accomplish federal functions. The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) monitors this website for security purposes to ensure it remains available to all users and to protect information in the system. By accessing this website, you are expressly consenting to these monitoring activities.
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 (Pub. L. 99-474) and the National Information Infrastructure Protection Act of 1996 (Pub. L. 104-294), (18 U.S.C. 1030), or other applicable criminal laws.
August 27, 2010
We collect no personal information about you when you visit a DOE website, unless otherwise stated and unless you choose to provide this information to us. However, we automatically collect and store the following information in our server logs:
- The Internet Protocol (IP) address of the domain from which you access the Internet (i.e. 123.456.789.012) whether yours individually or provided as a proxy by your Internet Service Provider (ISP),
- he date and time you accessed our site,
- The pages you peruse (recorded by the text and graphics files that compose that page), and
- The Internet address of the website from which you linked directly to our site.
In addition, we use Google Analytics to collect and analyze this information. Google Analytics uses a persistent cookie to track your usage of our site. This is classified as a Tier 2 usage under OMB Memorandum M-10-22. If you wish, you may opt out of Google Analytics by disabling cookies in your browser. If you choose to opt out of Google Analytics tracking, you will still have access to all of the information on this site.
We use the summary statistics to help us make our site more useful to visitors, such as assessing what information is of most and least interest to visitors, and for other purposes, such as determining the site's technical design specifications and identifying system performance or problem areas.
This information is not shared with anyone beyond the support staff to this website, except when required by law enforcement investigation, and is used only as a source of anonymous statistical information.
Comments Sent by E-Mail
You may choose to provide us with personal information, such as in an e-mail message containing your comments or questions. We use this information to improve our service to you or to respond to your request. There are times when your message is forwarded, as e-mail, to other DOE or contractor employees who may be better able to help you. Except for authorized law enforcement investigations, we do not share our e-mail with any other outside organizations.