Privacy and Security

The Atmosphere to Electrons (A2e) website is provided as a resource to benefit users and visitors seeking information about the A2e, a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Wind Program initiative designed to optimize the performance of wind power plants.

Unless otherwise noted, the following policies apply to all pages and sites in the domain.

Information Collected and Stored Automatically

We store all information provided via the website. This may include some personal data about our site visitors (hereafter “you”) to the extent effectively provided to us by the website. Example information includes: your name, Internet Protocol (IP) address, user identification (ID), and e-mail address. Your data may be stored in our databases until you request removal of said information.

Information collected by A2e is NOT shared with anyone beyond the support staff for this website and other appropriate staff—except when required by computer security, law enforcement investigation or other authorized legal purpose. The information also may be used as a source of anonymous statistical information. You cannot be identified on the basis of this statistical information.


Any cookies in the domain are non-persistent (per-session) cookies only available during an active browser session. Hence, they do not permanently record data and are not stored on your computer’s hard drive. These cookies are erased as soon as you leave the A2e website.

Personal Information

Due to the nature of A2e’s mission, you may elect to provide personal information via the website for registration or request for information. Said information is collected merely to meet the needs of its stated purposes, e.g., establishing a user account to acquire or share A2e project data.

A2e does not collect information for commercial marketing purposes.

You also have the right to access, correct, and/or remove all personal data stored by A2e. For more information, please contact


To curtail incidents of spam, A2e employs reCAPTCHA®, which protects websites from bots. Any personal data you share via the A2e website also may be assessed to determine if your message constitutes spam. A2e will never provide your email address to third parties and will never send any spam to you.

External Links

The A2e website may include links to websites created and maintained by other public and/or private organizations. These links are solely for your information and convenience. By clicking away from A2e to an outside website, you are subject to the privacy and security policies indicated by the owner(s) and sponsor(s) of those external sites.

A2e is not responsible for website content created and maintained by other public and/or private organizations.

Site Revisions

On occasion, A2e may have a need to amend its services, which could require an update to our privacy and security policies. Continued use of the A2e website following the posting of any changes to our privacy and security policy means you agree to and accept these changes.


This material was prepared as an account of work sponsored by an agency of the United States Government. Neither the United States Government nor the United States Department of Energy, nor the Contractor, nor any or their employees, nor any jurisdiction or organization that has cooperated in the development of these materials, makes any warranty, express or implied, or assumes any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness or any information, apparatus, product, software, 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, or the Contractor. The views and opinions of authors expressed herein do not necessarily state or reflect those of the United States Government or any agency thereof.

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