Privacy / Security

Terms and Conditions:

Effective: February 28, 2020

END USER AGREEMENT (User agrees to the terms of use outlined below.)

SECURITY NOTICE This web site and the Energy Zones Mapping Tool (EZMT) is part of a federal computer system used to accomplish

federal functions. The Department of Energy (DOE) monitors the EZMT for security purposes to ensure that it remains

available to all users and to protect information in the system. By accessing the EZMT, 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 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, as described below. However, we collect and store certain information

automatically. What we collect and store automatically is:

• The Internet Protocol (IP) address of the domain from which you access the Internet (eg. 123.456.789.012) whether yours

individually or provided as a proxy by your Internet Service Provider (ISP),

• The date and time you accessed our site,

• The pages you peruse (recorded by the text and graphics files that compose that page), and

• The Internet address of the web site from which you linked directly to our 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. This information is NOT shared with anyone beyond the EZMT support staff except

when required by law enforcement investigation, and is used only as a source of anonymous statistical information.

Upon registration, you may choose to receive or not receive email EZMT-related newsletters and updates about significant changes

to the web site. In addition, you may choose to provide us with personal information in an e-mail message to [email protected]

containing your comments or questions. We use this information to improve our service to you or to respond to your request. Your

message may be shared with other Department of Energy employees (or their contractors) who may be more able to help you. Except

for authorized law enforcement investigations, we do not share our e-mail with any other outside organizations.

DISCLAIMER Acknowledgment: This material is, in part, based upon work supported by the Department of Energy, Office of

Electricity, and earlier the National Energy Technology Laboratory under Award Numbers DE-OE0000316 and M610000590.

Disclaimer: This material was prepared as an account of work sponsored by an agency of the United States Government (to the

National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners, NARUC, as part of the Eastern Interconnection States Planning Council,

EISPC, under agreement US DOE DE-OE000316). Neither EISPC, the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners, 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 views and opinions of authors expressed herein do not necessarily state

or reflect those of EISPC, NARUC, the United States Government or any agency thereof.

For More Information

For questions about this legal notice please contact the EZMT webmaster at [email protected].