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Privacy Policy
NEPI takes the safeguarding of your personal information seriously. We do not require you to provide any personal information to access and browse our website.
Submitting information is strictly voluntary. By doing so, you are giving NEPI your permission to use the information for the intended purpose. If you do not want to give NEPI permission to use your information, simply do not provide it. However, not providing certain information may result in NEPI’s inability to provide you with the information or services you desire.
We never collect information for commercial marketing purposes.

Information Collected and Stored Automatically
We collect and temporarily store certain technical information about your visit for use in site management and security purposes. This information includes:
1. The Internet domain from which you access our website (for example, “xcompany.com” if you use a private Internet access account, or “yourschool.edu” if you connect from an educational institution);
2. The IP address (a unique number for each computer connected to the Internet) from which you access our website;
3. The type of browser (e.g., Netscape, Internet Explorer) used to access our site;
4. The operating system (Windows, Unix) used to access our site;
5. The date and time you access our site;
6. The URLs of the pages you visit;
7. If you visited this site from another website or search engine, the URL of the forwarding site.
This information is only used to help us make our site more useful for you. With this data we learn about the number of visitors to different sections of our site, find out what information is the most viewed, the types of technology our visitors use, and to help us make our website more useful to visitors.

Personal Information Volunteered by Visitors
If you choose to provide us with personal information by sending us an e-mail, or by filling out a form with your personal information and submitting it through our website to register for an event or join a mailing list, we use that information only to fulfill your request or respond to your inquiry.
We do not collect personal information about our visitors unless you choose to provide this information.

Cookies
A cookie is a small file that a website transfers to your computer to allow it to remember specific information about your session while you are connected. Your computer will only share the information in the cookie with the website that provided it, and no other website can request it. There are two types of cookies, session and persistent. Session cookies last only as long as your Web browser is open. Once you close your browser, the cookie disappears. Persistent cookies store information on your computer for longer periods of time.
Nepinstitute.org does not use persistent cookies.
Nepinstitute.org may use session cookies for technical purposes such as to enable better navigation through the site, or to allow you to customize your preferences for interacting with the site.
At no time is your private information, whether stored in cookies or elsewhere, shared with third parties who have no right to that information. If you do not wish to have cookies stored on your machine, you can turn them off in your browser. However, this may affect the functioning of some sections of our site.

Links to Other Websites
NEPI links to many websites created and maintained by other public and/or private organizations. We provide links to these sites as a service to our users. The presence of a link is not an endorsement of the site or its contents by NEPI. These links are provided purely for reference purposes.
When users follow a link to an outside website, they are leaving NEPI and are subject to the privacy and security policies of the owners/sponsors of the outside website(s). NEPI is not responsible for the information collection practices of non-NEPI sites.

Intellectual Property/Copyright Statement
NEPI regularly publishes an array of comprehensive analyses on energy policy issues in the form of papers, reports, and other materials for printing on physical material and as files for electronic distribution. The views expressed in them are those of the editors and authors alone. They do not necessarily reflect views of the National Energy Policy Institute.
Materials on our site are copyrighted by their various owners unless otherwise noted. Please contact the source of the material for full copyright information.
Materials credited to NEPI: © Copyright 2010 by the National Energy Policy Institute. All rights reserved.  NEPI-owned materials may be reproduced provided credit is given to the National Energy Policy Institute (www.nepinstitute.org).
For other materials, please contact the source of the material for full copyright information.

Image Copyright Statement
Images credited to their various sources retain the copyright of their owner. Please contact the source of the image for full copyright information.
NEPI-owned photos are available for download from our photo galleries. We do, however, require that you credit NEPI by including the following information with your photo: (Photo Courtesy: NEPI). We also ask that you link back to our website, www.nepinstitute.org, if possible.
 
Website Contact
If you need assistance with this privacy policy, statement or website, please contact the webmaster for this site via e-mail (contact@nepinstitute.org) or by writing:
Webmaster
National Energy Policy Institute
P.O. Box 14050
Tulsa, OK  74159

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