The Directed Energy Professional Society is incorporated as a nonprofit corporation in New Mexico, organized and operated exclusively for charitable, scientific, and educational purposes within the meaning of Sections 170(c)(2)(B ), 501(c)(3), 2055(a)(2), and 2522(a)(2) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 as amended. DEPS operations and activities are also governed by its Bylaws. The Society's Annual Report for 2015 is available here in PDF. Prior annual reports for 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005 and 2004 are also available.
Members of the DEPS Board of Directors are prohibited from involvement in DEPS activities that have either the appearance or the reality of a conflict of interest between their DEPS position and responsibilities, and their private capacities. If such a conflict of interest arises, DEPS Board of Directors members are required to recuse themselves from Board of Directors decisions or recommendations in order to avoid the appearance or reality of such a conflict of interest. For example, Board members who are employees of the government or private firms must recuse themselves from participating in discussions and decisions regarding their organizations doing business with DEPS.
This example typifies but does not exhaust the situations that can require individual Board members to recuse themselves due to conflicts of interest.
Lobbying involves the advocacy of an interest that is affected, actually or potentially, by the decisions of government leaders. Education, as distinct from lobbying, is allowed when DEPS presents unbiased factual information.
DEPS shall not engage in lobbying activities.
The sense of the DEPS Board of Directors is that DEPS will not participate in any activities for which a majority of the Board of Directors members cannot be involved. DEPS By-Laws are the governing set of rules.
The Board of Directors delegates full responsibility for activities related to the HEL Joint Technology Office to the DEPS Executive Director.
The use of the DEPS Logo or the use of the Society's name in such as way as to imply a sanction by DEPS is not permitted without written permission from the Executive Director. Requests should include the purpose of the page(s), the name of the person responsible for the content, and the site on which it will reside. This permission will, in general, be granted for legitimate purposes, provided certain general guidelines are met.
DEPS-sanctioned WWW pages must conform to the relevant laws governing copyright, trademark, and personal privacy.
The material on the DEPS web site is subject to copyright protection, owned by DEPS unless otherwise indicated. The names, images and logos identifying the DEPS are proprietary marks of the Society. Copying or use of these logos is not permitted without prior approval of the copyright owner. Reasonable amounts of DEPS copyright protected material (other than logos) may be reproduced, distributed or communicated to others free of charge for the purposes of research for a non-commercial purpose or for private study or for internal circulation within an organisation. This is subject to the material being reproduced accurately and not used in a misleading context. The source of the material must be identified and the copyright status acknowledged. Any other proposed use of DEPS material is subject to a copyright licence. Systematic downloading of files is prohibited. Permission to copy third party copyright must be obtained from the copyright owner concerned.
Proceedings, Digest, and Journal of Directed Energy
In return for the copyrights, DEPS hereby grants the authors and the employers for whom the work was performed royalty-free permission to:
DEPS will make all reasonable efforts to act in the interests of the authors and employers as well as its own interests. In particular, DEPS will require that:
DEPS respects and is committed to protecting your privacy. We do not sell or pass along your personal information to anyone. Name, address and other identifying information that you provide is used by DEPS strictly for business purposes.
Protecting Your Credit Card Information
When you pay for a DEPS transaction online, the credit card information provided by you is passed directly to our payment gateway (Authorize.Net) using the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) Protocol to ensure transaction security. Your credit card information does not pass through the DEPS webserver and is not retained by DEPS.