Privacy Policy

The Center for Energy Independence (CEI) does not collect information about you when you visit our website other than the standard information automatically collected and stored in our Internet server logs, or information you choose to provide (see below).

Information Automatically Collected and Stored

Our servers automatically collect and store the following information about your visit:

* Your computer's Internet Protocol (IP) address (an IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer whenever you go online).
* The domain from which you access the Internet (for example,, if you are connecting from an America Online account).
* The Internet address of the website, if any, from which you came to our site.
* The date and time you arrived at our site.
* The name and version of your computer's operating system and browser: for example, Apple OS X / Safari 2.1 or Windows Vista / Internet Explorer 7.0.
* The pages you visit.

This information is used for statistical purposes and to help make our site more useful to visitors. Unless it is specifically stated otherwise, no additional personal information will be collected. CEI does not disclose, give, sell, or transfer any personally identifiable information about our visitors, unless required for law enforcement or by statute.

Personally Provided Information

Additional information you provide about yourself through an e-mail message, form, conference or software registration form, etc., will be used only to respond to your question or to fulfill the stated purpose of the communication.


Some pages on this site may use "cookies," which are small files that the site places on your hard drive for identification purposes. These files are used for site registration and customization the next time you visit us. You should note that cookies cannot read data off of your hard drive. Your web browser may allow you to be notified when you are receiving a cookie, giving you the choice to accept it or not. By not accepting cookies, some pages may not fully function and you may not be able to access certain information on this site.


This website is maintained by the Center for Energy Independence. It is protected by various provisions of Title 18, U.S. Code. Violations of Title 18 are subject to criminal prosecution in federal court. For site security purposes, and to ensure that this service remains available to all users, we employ software programs to monitor traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information, or otherwise cause damage. In the event of authorized law enforcement investigations, and pursuant to any required legal process, information from these sources may be used to help identify an individual.

Links to External Sites

The CEI website has links to many external websites. CEI cannot guarantee the privacy or security of information users provide to linked, external websites. CEI is not responsible for the availability or content of these external sites, nor does CEI endorse, warrant or guarantee the products, services, or information described or offered at these external sites.

General Disclaimers

CEI does not endorse or recommend any commercial products, processes, or services. The views and opinions expressed on the CEI website do not necessarily state or reflect those of the U.S. Government, and they may not be used for advertising or product endorsement purposes. Pop-up advertisements encountered while visiting the CEI website were most likely produced by other sites you visited or by third party software installed on your computer. CEI does not endorse or recommend products or services that may appear in such pop-up advertisements.

Much of the information on the CEI website is in the public domain and may be used and reproduced without specific permission. However, any reproduction should contain proper acknowledgment to CEI, including a reference to this website. Certain material on this website, and on other websites to which CEI provides links, is used under license and may not be in the public domain. Users should check with the contacts for specific sections of the CEI site, as well as the permissions policies of external sites to find out the terms under which the information found there can be used or reproduced.

Questions about CEI Internet policies should be sent to Webmaster@Energy2020.US