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Legal Notice

Security Notice

October 31, 2000

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 that 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 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

October 31, 2000

We collect no personal information about you when you visit a DOE Web site, unless otherwise stated and unless you choose to provide this information to us. However, we collect and store certain information automatically. What we collect and store automatically is:

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.

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

Comments Sent by E-mail

You may choose to provide us with personal information, as in an e-mail message containing your comments or questions. We use this information to improve our service to you or to respond to your request. There are times when your message is forwarded, as e-mail, to other Department of Energy and/or Department of the Interior employees (or their contractors) 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.


These programs were prepared as an account of work sponsored by an agency of the United States Government. Neither the United States Government, nor any agency thereof, nor the UChicago Argonne, LLC or University of Chicago, nor any of their employees or officers, makes any warranty, express or implied, or assumes any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information, apparatus, product or process disclosed, or represents that its use would not infringe privately owned rights. Reference herein to any specific commercial product, process, or service by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, or otherwise, does not necessarily constitute or imply its endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by the United States Government or any agency thereof. The view and opinions of authors expressed herein do not necessarily state or reflect those of the United States Government or any agency thereof.

Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) Data

SEIA data available on this web site may not be downloaded other than for non-commercial use. The SEIA data may not be republished, retransmitted, reproduced or used for any commercial use. Users who download or use the SEIA data must identify SEIA as the original source. SEIA disclaims any liability associated with the use of its data. Users of the SEIA data indemnify in favor of SEIA any claims by any third parties related to use of the SEIA data by the user.

For More Information

For questions about this legal notice please contact the Solar Energy Environmental Mapper Webmaster at [email protected].