Thank you for visiting the Bonneville Power Administration website. The following will explain how we handle any information about individuals that we collect during your visit to our website.
Information Collected and Stored Automatically
When you visit our website to read pages or download information, we automatically collect and store the following information only:
- The name of the domain from which you entered our website (for example, "xcompany.com" if you use a private Internet access account or "your school.edu" if you connect from a university domain)
- IP Address (an IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer whenever you are surfing the web)
- The type of browser and operating system used to access our site
- The date and time you access our site
- The pages you visit
- If you navigated to the BPA website from another website, the address of that website
We use this information to measure the number of visitors to the different sections of our site, and to help make our site more useful to visitors. We do not track or record information about individuals and their visits. This information is not shared with anyone beyond the support staff to this home page, except when required by Law Enforcement investigation. This information is not sold for commercial marketing purposes.
If You Send Us an E-mail
If you choose to provide us with personal information by sending an e-mail or filling out a web comment form, we may use that information to respond to your message or to help us obtain the information you have requested. In an effort to respond to your request, any information you submit may be viewed by people in other government agencies depending upon the nature of your request.
If You Provide Your Credit Card Number to Sign up for a Conference
A few pages on the BPA Website may request credit card information from the user. In those instances, a secure Website will be used for the transmission of that information. The credit card information will be used to complete a monetary transaction involving fees to attend BPA-sponsored conferences or the cost of BPA goods or services. The information will only be used for that transaction and will not be disseminated to others.
Information Collected for Security Purposes
For site security purposes and to ensure that this service remains available to all users, this government computer system employs industry-standard methods to monitor network traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information, or otherwise cause damage.
Links To Other Sites
Our website contains links to other federal agencies and private organizations. Once you navigate to another site, you are subject to the policies of the new site.
Specific proceedings where the public is invited to comment will contain a notice of what the agency intends to do with the data gathered.