Privacy and Accessibility
The U.S. Department of Energy is committed to making its electronic and information technologies accessible to individuals with disabilities in accordance with Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act (29 U.S.C. 794d), as amended in 1998. Send feedback or concerns related to the accessibility of this website to DOE Section 508 Coordinator mailbox.
Security and Privacy Notice
This web site is part of a Federal computer system used to accomplish Federal functions. The Department of Energy monitors this web site for security purposes to ensure it remains available to all users and to protect information in the system. By accessing this web site, 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 and the National Information Infrastructure Protection Act of 1996 (Pub. L. 104-294), (18 U.S.C. 1030), or other applicable criminal laws.
Information we collect and store automatically
INL uses Google Analytics to collect and store information about your visit to our site. Some of the information collected includes:
• 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).
• Date and time you accessed our site.
• Pages you visit.
• Internet address of the web site from which you came to our site.
• The browser name and version you are using.
For more details on the information collected by Google Analytics please visit their site.
We use summary statistics to help us make our site more useful, 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.
Internet cookies contain information that is either stored in your computer’s memory, or in a file on your computer’s hard disk. Cookies that are stored in your computer’s memory are automatically removed when you close your browser. Cookies that are stored in a file on your computer’s hard disk will have an expiration date after which time they will no longer be valid.
The INL web site uses Portal technology and as a result cookies are stored on your computer. These cookies are part of the Portal system and are there to improve your experience.
Sending us personal or confidential information
If you choose to provide us with personal information – by sending us an e-mail or by filling out an online form with your personal information and submitting it to us through our web site, or our social media channels – please be aware that we may use that information to:
• Respond to your message
• Help gather the requested information.
We do not create individual profiles with the information you provide. We do not collect information for commercial marketing. However, the material you submit may be seen by various people and collected, such as:
• We may enter the information you send into our electronic database.
• Share it with our attorneys and/or INL staff.
• We may also share it with the United States Department of Energy or other government agencies, and parties who have an interest in the activities and mission of the INL.
Online forms submitted from the https://secure.inl.gov/ domain utilize Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology for encryption of transmitted data. E-mail and online forms which are not part of the https://secure.inl.gov/ domain are not secure against interception and senders cannot expect privacy. While we believe the secure method is the preferred method to send business sensitive material or personal information electronically, we cannot guarantee the security of any electronic data transmissions.
If your communication will be through a non-secured method and will include business sensitive material or personal information like your bank account, charge card, or social security number, please send it by postal mail instead to the following address:
P.O. Box 1625
Idaho Falls, ID 83415
To send proprietary information to the INL that must be treated confidentially, please contact the Technology Deployment Office at (208) 526-5976.
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