(Last updated June 2020)
At Silent Spring Institute, we are committed to protecting your privacy. You are not required to give us any personal information in order to view the website. To ensure we are providing content that our visitors find useful, however, we do collect certain automatically generated information about your use of the site. This statement of privacy explains the collection and use of this data.
When you visit our website, our web server will request certain electronic information from your computer. We use Google Analytics to gather anonymous statistics. For more information on how it collects and processes data, please visit www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners/. You can opt out by turning off cookies in the preferences settings in your browser, or download and install Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on.
Use of This Information
We use this information for the sole purpose of evaluating how our website is used, with a view to streamlining future versions of the site. This information helps us create and deliver content most relevant to you. Silent Spring Institute will disclose this information, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on Silent Spring Institute; or (b) protect and defend the rights or property of Silent Spring Institute.
To further ensure we are publishing content our visitors want, Silent Spring Institute collects site-visitation statistics using cookies. When someone visits the site, a cookie is placed on the visitor’s machine (if the visitor accepts cookies) or is read if the visitor has viewed the site previously. If you choose to prohibit your browser from accepting cookies from Silent Spring’s website, your access to and ability to view the website will not be affected.
Voluntarily provided information
In using specific features, such as web forms, you may be asked to provide information about your private well. Our tool does not collect IP addresses, so the numbers you enter cannot be linked to you or your address. To help us improve the tool and understand how users interact with the tool, we anonymously store the values that users enter into the tool. Should you choose to contact us and share your results with us, we will not share, exchange, or sell any personally identifying information connecting you to your results.
Changes to this Statement
Silent Spring Institute will occasionally update this privacy statement. Please refer to the “last updated” date at the top of the privacy statement.