ScienceEducation.gov Website Policies and Important Links

This page provides a comprehensive overview of the policies of this federally sponsored website, consistent with guidance established by the U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB).

  1. Disclaimer
  2. User Privacy
  3. Copyright, Restrictions, and Permissions Notice
  4. Accessibility
  5. Website Security
  6. Linking toScienceEducation.gov
  7. Linking to Outside Websites
  8. Data Rights
  9. Freedom of Information
  10. Information Quality
  11. No Fear Act
  12. Schedule for Posting Information
  13. USAJOBS
  14. Grants
  15. Regulations
  16. USA.gov
  17. For Registered Users
  1. Disclaimer

    This system is made available by an agency of the United States Government. Neither the United States Government nor any agency thereof, nor any of their employees, 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 right. 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 views and opinions of originators expressed herein do not necessarily state or reflect those of the United States Government or any agency thereof.

  2. User Privacy

    Information Collected

    This site does not collect or store personal information in identifiable form about users. (See Privacy Impact Assessment.) Certain non-personally identifiable information is collected and stored automatically, including:

    This information is used to compile summary statistics to help us make the site more valuable to its users. It 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.

    This website does not use persistent cookies (bits of information placed on a user's computer to track customer use and related patterns) on any of its web-based products. Session cookies may be used to provide salient session-related information and to allow product-specific functions to be performed; in no case will cookies be used to capture information that might compromise or threaten personal privacy.

    You may choose to provide personal information containing comments or questions or to enable use of specialized site features. We use this information only to provide service to you or to respond to your inquiry.

    • 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 type of browser and operating system used to access the site;
    • the date and time you accessed the site;
    • the pages you visit (recorded by the text and graphics files that compose that page); and
    • the Internet address of the website from which you linked directly to our site.
       
  3. Copyright, Restrictions, and Permissions Notice

    Government information at ScienceEducation.gov is in the public domain. Public domain information may be freely distributed and copied. However, for any subsequent use it is requested that the appropriate government agency be given acknowledgement. When using the ScienceEducation.gov website, you may encounter documents, illustrations, photographs, or other information resources contributed or licensed by private individuals, companies, or organizations that may be protected by U.S. and foreign copyright laws. Transmission or reproduction of protected items beyond that allowed by fair use as defined in the copyright laws requires the written permission of the copyright owners. 

    Images on our website which are in the public domain may be used without permission. If you use images from our website, we ask that you credit us as the source. Please note that some images on our site may have been obtained from other organizations. Permission to use these images should be obtained directly from those organizations. 

    The ScienceEducation.gov website has links to many other websites. Once you access another site through a link that we provide, you are subject to the copyright and licensing restrictions of the new site.

  4. Accessibility

    The U.S. Department of Energy is committed to making its electronic and information technologies accessible to individuals with disabilities in accordance with Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act (29 U.S.C. 794d), as amended in 1998. Send feedback or concerns related to the accessibility of this website to DOE Section 508 Coordinator mailbox.

    For more information about Section 508, please visit the DOE Section 508 website

    • Persons with Disabilities

      This website complies with Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act, which requires that individuals with disabilities who are members of the public or are Federal employees have access to and use of information and data comparable to that provided to the public at large, unless it is determined that such access would impose undue burden or compromise functionality of the website.

    • PDF or Other Image Based Documents

      If you use assistive technology (such as a Braille reader, a screen reader, TTY, etc.) and the format of any material on this website interferes with your ability to access the information, please contact the designated contact individual listed on the "Contact Us" or "Feedback" page.

  5. Website Security

    This website is part of a Federal computer system used to accomplish Federal functions. ScienceEducation.gov uses software programs to monitor this website for security purposes to ensure the site 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 to destroy information; or to otherwise 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 and the National Information Infrastructure Protection Act of 1996, codified at section 1030 of Title 18 of the United States Code, or other applicable criminal laws.

  6. Linking to OSTI Websites

    Links may be made to the OSTI website from other personal and organizational websites as long as OSTI endorsement or approval is not implied. We request that you link to the OSTI site rather than downloading portions of it to another web server, so that our viewers will see our most up-to-date information.

  7. Linking to Outside Websites

    Links are maintained with websites and databases whose administration and operation are outside the purview of this website. We disclaim any liability for the accuracy of content; validity of systems; effectiveness of tools or technologies; or adherence to privacy, security, accessibility, or other policies. When you follow a link to another site, you are subject to the policies of the outside website. Linking to an outside website does not constitute any explicit or implicit endorsement of the product, organization, information or services by DOE.

  8. Data Rights

    Government information publicly accessible via the web is in the public domain. Such information may be freely distributed and copied, but it is requested that in any subsequent use the appropriate Federal source be acknowledged. When using OSTI websites, you may encounter documents, illustrations, photographs, or other information resources contributed or licensed by private individuals, companies, or organizations that may be protected by U.S. and foreign copyright laws. Transmission or reproduction of protected items beyond that allowed by Fair Use as defined in the copyright laws requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Outside websites are not within the purview of the Federal government, and data rights policies and practices of those websites govern information contained therein.

  9. Freedom of Information

    You may pursue the acquisition of information via the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).

    To access previously-released information requested under FOIA, go to the Oak Ridge DOE Information Center.

  10. Information Quality

    As appropriate, this website complies with OMB Specific Information Quality, specifically the Guidance for Ensuring and Maximizing the Quality, Objectivity, Utility and Integrity of Information Dissemination by Federal Organization.

  11. No Fear Act

    As appropriate, this website provides information in compliance with the "No Fear" Act. You may review Government-wide data pertaining to the "No Fear" Act.

  12. Schedule for Posting Information

    Information is posted to this website on an intermittent basis as it is made available from a wide variety of disparate sources, unless otherwise required by law.

  13. USAJOBS

    USAJOBS is the official online, one-stop jobsite of the U.S. federal government.

  14. Grants

    Grants.gov is an online resource to find and apply for federal government grants. It is a central storehouse for information on over 1,000 grant programs and provides access to approximately $500 billion in annual awards.

  15. Regulations

    Regulations.gov is an online resource for all regulations (or rulemakings) issued by U.S. government agencies. On this site, the following can be found:

    • All Federal regulations that are open for public comment (i.e., proposed rules) and closed for comment (i.e., final rules) as published in the Federal Register.
    • Many Federal agency notices published in the Federal Register.
    • Additional supporting materials, public comments, and Federal agency guidance and adjudications.
       
  16. USA.gov

    USA.gov is an interagency initiative administered by the U.S. General Services Administration's Office of Citizen Services and Communications. The site provides official information and services from the U.S. government.

  17. For Registered Users of ScienceEducation.gov

    As a member, you can comment, rate, or tag content. In doing so, please follow the following guidelines:
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  5. Please do not solicit products or services unrelated to ScienceEducation.gov.
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