& Privacy

Thank you for visiting the Pacific Northwest National
Laboratory (PNNL) websites and reviewing our privacy notice. This notice
addresses information that we may obtain through your use of our websites. The
following policies apply to all websites in the domain.

Collected and How It Is Used

When you browse, read pages in, or download information
from websites in the domain, we automatically gather and store certain
technical information about your visit. This information never identifies who
you are; rather, it includes the following:

    The internet protocol (IP) address from which you
    access the internet (e.g., 123.456.789.012), whether yours individually or
    provided as a proxy by your internet service

    The browser (e.g., Firefox or Chrome) and operating
    system (e.g., Windows or Unix) you used to access our site

    The date and time you accessed our site

    The pages on our site that you visited

    The internet address of the website from which you
    linked directly to our site.

We use summary statistics to help us make our site more
useful to visitors (e.g., assessing what information is of most and least
interest to visitors) and for other technical purposes (e.g., determining the
site's technical design specifications and identifying system performance or
problem areas).

Collected information is not shared with anyone beyond
the support staff for this website and other appropriate staff at PNNL—except
when required by cybersecurity, law enforcement investigation, or other
authorized legal purpose—and is customarily used only as a source of anonymous
statistical information.

Information and Choice

If you choose to provide us with personal information
(e.g., you fill out a Contact Us or registration form and submit it to us
through our website), that information will be used only to complete the
activity for which it was provided, whether it is a one-time event (e.g.,
returning the results from a web search, forwarding an email message, or
registering for a conference) or a recurring event (e.g., providing a
subscription service). This information may also be used for the technical
support of the website and its computer system or to enhance, evaluate, or
otherwise review the website or service. The information may also be used to
contact you in response to a request for information.

If you choose to provide us with personal information
(e.g., in an email message containing comments or questions), we would only use
this information to improve our service or torespond to your request. In some cases,
your message may be forwarded, as email, to other employees who may be better able
to help you.

Personal information, collected as noted in this
privacy notice, is retained to meet the needs of the stated purpose and
discarded after at the earliest time possible.

PNNL does not collect information for commercial
marketing. Personal information is shared only with employees of PNNL involved
in processing data for the completion of the stated purpose, entities for which
PNNL is acting as an agent, and/or entities acting as PNNL’s agent (defined as
a third party that processes data only for the completion of the stated
purpose), except for authorized law enforcement investigations or as otherwise
required by law.


Websites in the PNNL domain use only nonpersistent
(i.e., per-session) cookies to aid users in setting browsing or navigation
preferences. These cookies do not collect personal information and are erased
as soon as you leave our website.

Nonpersistent cookies serve technical purposes, such as
providing seamless navigation through PNNL websites. These cookies do not
permanently record data and are not stored on your computer's hard drive. PNNL
cookies are stored your system memory and are only available during an active
browser session.


The PNNL website is part of a federal computer system
used to accomplish federal functions. The Department of Energy monitors this
website for security purposes to make sure 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); the National Information Infrastructure Protection Act of
1996 (Pub. L. 104-294); 18 U.S.C. 1030, Fraud and related activity in
connection with computers; and other applicable criminal laws.


For further information about our website policies,
including website accessibility (, Section
508 of the Rehabilitation Act and linking policies, please see