Privacy notice, security notice and terms of use

Updated October 1, 2022

Information relating to your privacy when using the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory website as a site under the Stanford.EDU domain can be found at

This information is not shared with anyone beyond the website support staff, except when required by law enforcement investigation or contract, and is used only as a source of anonymous statistical information.

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.

Parts of our site - pages used by our staff, users, and collaborators - may use cookies. A cookie contains information that is either stored in your computer's memory, or in a file on your computer's hard disk. Cookies that are stored in your computer's memory are automatically removed when you quit your browser. Cookies that are stored in a file on your computer's hard disk will have an expiration date after which time they will no longer be valid. Most modern web browsers allow you to control cookie use by enabling, disabling, or prompting when a cookie is encountered.

Sending comments/online forms

You may choose to provide us with personal information, by sending email with questions or comments or by filling out an online form and submitting it to us through our website. We use this information to:

  • Respond to your message.
  • Gather the requested information, such as to attend a SLAC hosted conference.

We do not create individual profiles with the information you provide. If information is collected, it will be used solely in connection with SLAC or for such other purposes as are described at the point of collection. We do not give, sell, or transfer any personal information to a third party.

However, your email message, question, or comment may be forwarded to other SLAC employees who may be better able to help you. Except for authorized law enforcement investigations, we do not share our email with any other outside organizations. However, email and online forms are not secure against interception and senders cannot expect privacy. If you are concerned about transmitting personal information such as bank account, charge card, or social security numbers, contact the web page owner for an alternative method to provide the necessary information.

Terms of use

Please read these Terms of Use ("Terms") carefully before accessing the web site. By accessing the SLAC web site you indicate that you have read the following terms and agree to be bound by and comply with them. If you do not so agree, please promptly exit.

Security Notice

Information from this server resides on a computer system funded by the U.S. Department of Energy. This computer system is the property of the United States Government and is for authorized use only. The use of this system may be monitored for computer security purposes. Any unauthorized access to this system is prohibited and is subject to criminal and civil penalties under Federal Laws including but not limited to Public Laws 83-703 and 99-474.

Each time you use this system (from here, from home, or on your personal laptop connected to the SLAC system), you consent to such interception, auditing, and related activity by authorizing personnel; further, SLAC may detain, access, and copy files from a non-SLAC computer when there is reason to believe misuse has occurred.

Disclaimer of liability

With respect to documents available from this server, neither SLAC, nor Stanford University, nor the United States Government nor any of their employees, makes any warranty, express or implied, including the warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose, 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.

Use of information obtained from or through the SLAC website is at your own risk. Under no circumstances will Stanford University, SLAC, or the U.S. Department of Energy be liable to you or any other person for loss or damage caused by reliance on information obtained from or through this website.

SLAC is not responsible for the contents of any off-site pages referenced.

Disclaimer of endorsement

Reference herein to any specific commercial products, process, or service by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, or otherwise, does not necessarily constitute or imply its endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by SLAC, Stanford University or the United States Government. The views and opinions of authors expressed herein do not necessarily state or reflect those of SLAC, Stanford University or the United States Government, and shall not be used for advertising or product endorsement purposes.

The substance and content of any opinions and other expressions of the persons who post entries on this website are unmoderated and are not screened, approved, reviewed, or endorsed by Stanford University, SLAC, or the U.S. Department of Energy.

The text and other material on these pages are the opinion of the specific author and are not statements of advice, information, or opinion of Stanford University, SLAC or the U.S. Department of Energy and do not have the endorsement of the aforementioned.

Copyright status

SLAC-authored documents are sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy under Contract DE-AC02-76-SFO0515. Accordingly, the U.S. Government retains a nonexclusive, royalty-free license to publish or reproduce these documents, or allow others to do so, for U.S. Government purposes. All documents available from this server may be protected under the U.S. and Foreign Copyright Laws. Permission to reproduce may be required.

By accessing and using the SLAC website, you agree that these Terms (and any dispute involving them) and any communication posted to this site will be governed by the laws of the State of California and you consent to the personal jurisdiction of and exclusive venue in a court of competent jurisdiction in Santa Clara County or in the Northern District of California as the legal forum for any such dispute.