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This web site is hosted by the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory which is operated by the University of California for the United States Department of Energy. As such the following rules apply:


Welcome to the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. We collect no personal information about you when you visit our web site unless otherwise stated or unless you choose to provide this information to us. However, we collect and store certain information automatically:

  • Internet Protocol (IP) address of the domain from which you access the Internet (i.e., 123.456.789.012), either your individual address or the proxy provided by your Internet Service Provider (ISP).
  • Date and time you access our site.
  • Pages you view (recorded by the text and graphics files that compose that page).
  • Web address of the site from which you linked directly to our site.
  • Browser version and operating system of the computer you are using.

This information is not shared with anyone beyond the web site support staff, except when required by law enforcement investigation, and is used only as a source of anonymous statistical information.

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.

Sending Comments/Online Forms

You may choose to provide us with personal information, by sending e-mail with questions or comments or by filling out an online form and submitting it to us through our web site. We use this information to

  • Respond to your message.
  • Gather the requested information, such as to attend an LBNL hosted conference.

We do not create individual profiles with the information you provide. If information is collected, it will be used solely in connection with Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory or for such other purposes as are described at the point of collection. We do not give, sell, or transfer any personal information to a third party.

However, your e-mail message, question, or comment may be forwarded to other LBNL 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. However, e-mail and on-line forms are not secure against interception and senders cannot expect privacy. If you are concerned about transmitting personal information such as bank account, charge card, or social security numbers, contact the web page owner for an alternative method to provide the necessary information.

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