WVGES Privacy Statement
West Virginia Geological and Economic Survey Privacy Statement
Thank you for visiting our Web site. The West Virginia Geological and Economic Survey is a State agency
committed to preserving your privacy while using this site. This statement addresses the collection,
security, and disclosure of information that may be obtained through your use of this Web site.
Collection of Information
The West Virginia Geological and Economic Survey may collect the following information when you visit
this Web site: the name of your domain (e.g., "xyzcompany.com"), the IP address of the client accessing
the Web site, the type of browser and operating system used to access this site; the Internet address of
the Web site from which you linked directly to this site, if applicable; the pages you visit within this
Web site, and links made to other Web sites through this site. This information is collected for purposes
of determining what is of most and least interest to all visitors and in improving content and performance
of the site. This information is not collected for commercial marketing purposes, nor is it viewed individually.
The West Virginia Geological and Economic Survey may collect personally identifiable information that
you provide while visiting the site, such as an e-mail address (if you are communicating through e-mail),
information you voluntarily submit for the purposes of filling out a form on-line, or other information
Information is retained in accordance with existing laws, rules, regulations, and other policies.
As a general rule, the West Virginia Geological and Economic Survey does not disclose personally identifiable
information collected online, except where permission has been granted, or where the information is public
under the West Virginia Freedom of Information Act (W.V.C.A. §§ 29B-1-1 et seq.), or other applicable laws.
Visitors should be aware that information collected by the West Virginia Geological and Economic Survey on
its Web site may be subject to inspection, if such information is a public record or not otherwise protected
The Web site maintained by the West Virginia Geological and Economic Survey may contain links to other
Web sites, including those owned or maintained by other government, private, or not-for-profit entities.
Such links are provided for convenience and/or information purposes. A link does not constitute an endorsement
of content, viewpoint, policies, products, or services of that Web site. Once you link to a Web site not
maintained by the State of West Virginia, you are subject to the terms and conditions of that Web site,
Trademarks, Service Marks, and Copyrights
All trademarks, service marks, or copyrights appearing on this Web site and other linked Web sites are
trademarks, service marks, or copyrights of their respective owners. Pursuant to 17 U.S.C. Sec. 512(c)(2),
notice of claims of copyright infringement should be directed to the webmaster.
Information provided on this Web site is intended to allow convenient access to public information. While
all attempts are made to provide accurate, current, and reliable information, it cannot be guaranteed
that the information is free of errors. Therefore, the West Virginia Geological and Economic Survey and
respective employees expressly deny any guarantee of the accuracy, reliability, or timeliness of any
information published through our Web site and shall not be held liable for losses caused by reliance upon
the accuracy, reliability, or timeliness of such information.
Any person who relies upon such information obtained from this Web site does so at his/her own risk.
The contents of this Web site are published for information purposes only and subject to change without notice.
Page last revised: July 6, 2004