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Use of E3T Information
These web pages under the E3TNW.org domain are provided as a public service by the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA), Western Area Power Administration (WAPA) and WSU Energy Program (WSUEP).
WSUEP authored or produced data and information are in the public domain. While the content of many E3TNW web pages are in the public domain, some pages contain material that is copyrighted by others and used by WSUEP/BPA with permission. You may need to obtain permission from the copyright owner for other uses. Furthermore, some non-WSUEP/BPA data, products, and information linked, or referred to, from this site may be protected under U.S. and foreign copyright laws. You may need to obtain permission from the copyright owner to acquire, use, reproduce, or distribute these materials. It is the sole responsibility of you, the user of this site, to carefully examine the content of E3TNW pages and all linked pages for copyright restrictions and to secure all necessary permissions.
Content Accuracy, Completeness and Usability of E3TNW Data and Information
We make every effort to provide and maintain accurate, complete, usable, and timely information on our web pages. However, some E3TNW data and information accessed through these pages may, of necessity, be preliminary in nature and presented prior to final review. These data and information are provided with the understanding that they are not guaranteed to be correct or complete. Users are cautioned to consider carefully the provisional nature of these data and information before using them for decisions that concern personal or public safety or the conduct of business that involves substantial monetary or operational consequences. Conclusions drawn from, or actions undertaken on the basis of, such data and information are the sole responsibility of the user.
Neither the E3TNW partners, sponsoring agencies, the U.S. Government nor any participating agency thereof, nor any of the employees, contractors, or subcontractors who work on the E3TNW project, make any warranty, express or implied, nor assume any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information, apparatus, product, or process disclosed, nor represent that its use would not infringe on privately owned rights.
Thank you for visiting the Energy Efficiency Emerging Technologies (E3TNW) Web site. We are committed to the privacy of our visitors. We collect no personal information about you when you visit our Web site unless you choose to provide that information to us.
Here is how we handle information about your visit to our Web site.
Cookies: To better serve our visitors, we use technology to track new and returning visitors actions while on the website. These small files are commonly referred to as "cookies." Our cookies do not contain any personally-identifiable information. Our web measurement applications compare the behavior of new and returning visitors in the aggregate to help us identify work flows and trends and also resolve common problems on our site.
Cookies are small files that Web servers place on a user's hard drive. They can serve several functions:
· they allow the Web site to identify you as a previous visitor each time you access a site;
· they track what information you view at a site (important to BPA and WSUEP to ensure visitors find what they are looking for);
· in the more advanced cases they track your movements through many Web sites but not the whole Web;
· businesses use them for customer convenience to allow them to produce a list of items to buy and pay for them all at one time and to garner information about what individuals are buying at their sites;
· advertisers use them to determine the effectiveness of their marketing and offer insights into consumer preferences and tastes by collecting data from many Web sites; and
· they can be used to help a Web site tailor screens for each customer's preference.
We will retain data the technology makes available only as long as required by law, or specific program need as specified by the National Archives and Records Administration’s General Records Schedule 20, which pertains to Electronic Records or other approved records schedule as applicable.
If you are concerned about the potential use of the information gathered from your computer by cookies, you can set your browser to prompt you before it accepts a cookie. You can remove or block the use of web measurement and customization technologies by changing the setting of your browser to block cookies as described at http://www.usa.gov/optout_instructions.shtml.
Information collected and stored automatically: If you do nothing during your visit but browse through the Web site, read pages, or download information, we will gather and store certain information about your visit automatically. This information does not identify you personally. We automatically collect and store information like the following concerning your visit:
· The Internet domain (for example, “xcompany.com” if you use a private Internet access account or “yourschool.edu” if you connect from a university’s domain);
· Your IP address (an IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer whenever you are surfing the Web) from which you access our Web site;
· The type of browser and operating system used to access our site;
· The date and time you access our site;
· The pages you visit; and
· If you linked to our Web site from another Web site, the address of that Web site.
We use this information to help us make our site more useful to visitors, to learn about the number of visitors to our site, and the types of technology our visitors use. We do not track or record information about individuals and their visits.
Information protection: For site security purposes and to ensure that this service remains available to all users, this Government computer system employs software programs to monitor network traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information, or otherwise cause damage. If such monitoring reveals evidence of possible abuse or criminal activity, such evidence may be provided to appropriate law enforcement officials. Unauthorized attempts to upload or change information on this server are strictly prohibited and may be punishable under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of 1986 and the National Information Infrastructure Protection Act or other law.
Information that you voluntarily provide: We do not collect personally identifiable information unless you choose to provide it to us. If you provide us with personally identifiable information, for example, by sending an e-mail or by filling out a form and submitting it through our Web site, we use that information to respond to your message and to help us provide you with the information and services that you request. All uses of that information are described on the Web page containing the form.
Submitting voluntary information constitutes your consent to the use of the information for the stated purpose. When you click the “Submit” button on any of the Web forms found on our sites, you are indicating your voluntary consent to use of the information you submit for the purpose stated.
How information is used: The information we collect is used for communication purposes only (e.g., submitting new technologies, subscribing to E3T-related news). We make every effort to disclose clearly how information is used at the point where it is collected so you can determine whether you wish to provide the information.
Your right under the Privacy Act: Information on the Privacy Act can be found on the following web site: http://www.usa.gov/Topics/Reference-Shelf/FOIA.shtml.
Should you have any questions or concerns, please submit them through our Contact Us form.