Privacy and Security

Privacy Notice

This notice applies to all visitors to websites under the control of Sandia Corporation. Some Sandia websites may provide more detailed privacy, security or disclaimer notices, in which case those notices take precedence over this notice.

We collect no personal information about you when you visit a Department of Energy website, unless otherwise stated or unless you choose to provide this information to us. However, we collect and store the following information automatically and through the use of:

  • The Internet Protocol (IP) address of the domain from which you access the Internet (i.e., 123.456.789.012) whether yours individually or provided as a proxy by your Internet Service Provider (ISP)
  • The date and time you access our site
  • The pages you view (recorded by the text and graphics files that compose that page)
  • The Internet address of the website from which you linked directly to our site
  • The browser name and version you are using

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 home page, except when required by Law Enforcement investigation, and is used only as a source of anonymous statistical information.

Interaction with children

Websites under the control of Sandia Corporation are not designed with the intent to attract the collection of information from individuals under the age of 13. We do not knowingly collect information from these individuals and we ask that children under the age of 13 not submit any personal information to us while viewing our websites. Any information collected may be used, at Sandia’s option, in conjunction with reply communications. Otherwise, such information will not be retained for any Sandia business purpose.

Security Notice

This Sandia National Laboratories information system is monitored. It is the property of the U.S. Government and is for authorized uses only.

Be aware you have no privacy on this system unless otherwise specifically stated.

All users of this system and all information on this system are subject to interception, monitoring, recording, copying, auditing, and inspection at the discretion of Sandia Corporation, and disclosure to Sandia Corporation and third parties, including, but not limited to, the United States Government, any authorized investigative and law enforcement personnel, and officials of other entities, both domestic and foreign. By using or accessing this system, you consent to and permit all of the above without limit as to when such action may be undertaken.

Unauthorized or improper use of this Sandia National Laboratories system may result in disciplinary, administrative, civil, and/or criminal penalties.

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 (Public Law 99-474) and the National Information Infrastructure Protection Act of 1996 (Public Law 104-294), (18 U.S.C. 1030), or other applicable criminal laws.


Periodically and at any time without prior notice, we may update this Privacy and Security Notice to reflect changes in our practice.

For questions or comments please e-mail our computer security office (


Sandia is a multiprogram laboratory operated by Sandia Corporation, a Lockheed Martin Company, for the United States Department of Energy under contract DE-AC04-94AL85000.

Disclaimer of Liability

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