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Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Security & Privacy

Security & Privacy

Thank you for visiting the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) website (pnnl.gov) and reviewing our security and privacy policies.  The following policies apply to all pages and sites in the pnnl.gov domain, unless otherwise noted.

Security Notice

This website is part of a Federal computer system used to accomplish Federal functions. The Department of Energy 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 are 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.

Privacy Notice

We collect no personal information about you without your knowledge when you visit this site, although you may choose to provide this information to us in specific instances. However, we do collect and store certain information automatically.

Information Collected and Stored Automatically

When you browse, read pages, or download information in the pnnl.gov domain, we automatically gather and store certain technical information about your visit. This information never identifies who you are. The information we collect and store about your visit includes

  • the Internet Protocol (IP) address of the domain from which you access the Internet (e.g., 123.456.789.012), whether yours individually or provided as a proxy by your Internet Service Provider (ISP)
  • the type of browser (e.g., Netscape, Internet Explorer) and operating system (Windows, Unix) used to access our site
  • the date and time you access our site
  • the pages you visit (recorded by the text and graphics files that compose that page)
  • the Internet address of the website from which you linked directly to our 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.

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