LISS Website Privacy Policy

Last updated June 25, 2018

The Long Island Sound Study (LISS) is a cooperative effort involving researchers, regulators, user groups and other concerned organizations and individuals. Its website is maintained by one of LISS’s partners, NEIWPCC, through a grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Use of Google Analytics

Google Analytics is a piece of software that tracks data about our visitors so we can learn how people are using the website. This allows us to make better decisions about design and writing. Sometimes we compile aggregate statistics through Google Analytics about the number of visitors this site receives, what pages they are reading, how long they are staying, and what browsers are being used. No personally identifiable information are included in this type of reporting.

Personally identifiable information means any information that could reasonably be used to identify you. This might include your name, address, telephone number, e-mail address, or any combination of information that could be used to identify you. Google Analytics does not record any information that personally identifies you. All of this activity falls within the bounds of the Google Analytics Terms of Service. Google also uses these data in accordance with its own privacy policy.

How E-mail is Handled

Our website has a “Contact Us” form that provides you with an opportunity to communicate to LISS’s partners by e-mail for the purpose of providing feedback on a LISS program or the health of Long Island Sound, or requesting information about a LISS program or the health of Long Island Sound. As part of the email request, you may be sending personally identifying information such as a name or an address. The contents of the e-mail may be shared with staff from LISS’s partner agencies who can best draft a response to you. The contents of the information is not used for any other purpose.

How Subscription Forms are Handled

LISS provides opportunities for you to receive web-based and print newsletters, e-mail alerts, and other materials on an ongoing basis by subscribing through forms available on the website. The subscription data on these forms are collected by LISS for the sole purpose of distributing the materials requested and are not used in any other way.


Visitors to our website have the option to discontinue receiving communication from us and/or reserve the right to discontinue receiving communications by way of email or newsletters. To discontinue or unsubscribe to our website please send an email that you wish to unsubscribe to [email protected]. If you wish to unsubscribe from any third party websites, you must go to that specific website to unsubscribe.

Links to Other Websites

This privacy policy does not extend to the collection and use of information by organizations that we do not control. It does not apply to individuals who are not employed or managed by us. If you visit a website that we mention or link to, be sure to review its privacy policy before providing the site with information.


We remind you that no method of transmission over the internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure. While we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

Acceptance of Terms

Through the use of this website, you are hereby accepting the terms and conditions stipulated within this Privacy Policy Agreement. If you are not in agreement with our terms and conditions, then you should refrain from further use of our website. In addition, your continued use of our website following the posting of any updates or changes to our terms and conditions will mean that you are in agreement and acceptance of such changes.

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