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Security Notice

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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.

The public is authorized to read all pages that are not protected by password or other access controls, whether or not those pages were intended for the general public's interests.

Fermilab policy and rules for computing, including appropriate use, may be found at http://security.fnal.gov/policies/cpolicy.html

The DOE's Vulnerability Disclosure Program provides security researchers guidelines for conducting vulnerability discovery activities on DOE systems and websites and reporting their findings.

Privacy Notice

We collect no information about you when you visit this site except whatever you choose to send, for example through web-based forms or email, and some portion of whatever your web browser automatically sends to websites you visit.

The information we do automatically collect and store includes the following:

  • the Internet Protocol (IP) address from which you access the Internet (e.g.,, whether your own or provided as a proxy by your Internet Service Provider (ISP),
  • the date and time you access our site,
  • the pages you visit (recorded by the text and other files that compose that page),
  • the URL of the webpage (if any) from which you linked directly to our site,
  • the total number of packets and bytes you exchange with our site, categorized by protocol header information.

If your web browser includes additional unsolicited information with its requests, some of that may be logged by our servers, even if we have no use for it.

We use summary statistics of the above information to help us make our site more useful to visitors, such as by 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 for any commercial purpose whatsoever. It is used as a source of anonymous statistical information and to diagnose network problems and intrusion attempts.

Use of cookies

In addition, we use Google Analytics to collect and analyze this information. Google Analytics uses a persistent cookie to track your usage of our site. This is classified as a Tier 2 usage under OMB Memorandum M-10-22. If you wish, you may opt out of Google Analytics by disabling cookies in your browser. If you choose to opt out of Google Analytics tracking, you will still have access to all of the information on this site.

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.


Email you send us may be forwarded as needed in order to make the best possible response. Also, you should be aware that email to some destination addresses may be archived, possibly in a way visible to the public. Unless you have reliable information to the contrary, you should never assume that email you send is confidential or ephemeral.

Notwithstanding everything in this Privacy Notice, any information we can collect may be used for security purposes as explained in our Security Notice.

Fermilab Disclaimers, Copyright Status and Site Use Notice

Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab) is operated by Fermi Research Alliance, LLC. for the U.S. Department of Energy under contract DE-AC02-07CH11359. As such the following rules apply:

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