Privacy Policy

Thank you for visiting this website. Your privacy and security are very important to us. Please be aware that STOP Spillover does not collect personal information when you visit our website, unless you choose to provide that information. However, we do collect some technical information about your visit to STOPSpillover.org.

We would like to make you aware of a law that provides you with certain rights concerning your personal information. This is described in the Privacy Act of 1974 (as amended by 5 U.S.C. 552a) governing Federal Records. This law concerns any information held in a Privacy Act System of Record (SOR) that can be retrieved by a personal identifier such as name, social security number, or other identifying number or symbol. An individual is entitled to access to his or her records and to request correction of these records if applicable. The Privacy Act prohibits disclosure of these records without the written consent of the individual(s) to whom the records pertain unless one of the twelve disclosure exceptions enumerated in the Act applies. The Act itself can be found at this link: http://www.justice.gov/opcl/privstat.htm.

This is how we handle information about your visit to our website:

Information Automatically Collected and Stored

When you visit STOPSpillover.org, we may store some or all of the following:

  • the IP address from which you accessed our site
  • the date and time
  • the URL of the website from which you linked to our site
  • the name of the file or words you searched for
  • the pages you visited on our site
  • the items clicked on a page
  • the browser and operating system used

We do not collect or track any personal information through these processes. We use this information in the aggregate to make our website more useful to visitors, that is, to learn about the number of visitors to our site and the types of technology used, to detect operational problems, and to improve the website's overall security.

Information You Provide to STOP Spillover

You do not have to provide any personal information to view this website.

You may choose to provide your contact information to STOP Spillover to receive information from the project.

STOP Spillover will only use your personal information for the purpose for which it was provided, such as to respond to your message or to provide information you have requested.

STOP Spillover may send an e-newsletter using a third-party email distribution system. In this case, the email privacy policy will be available to you at the time you sign up for the newsletter. A link will be provided at the bottom of each newsletter with instructions on how to unsubscribe.

In certain instances, such as blog comments or discussion groups, the information you provide may be visible to the public. Please do not share any personal information that you do not want made available to the public. STOP Spillover is not responsible for how other participants may use your information.

When you voluntarily submit information, it constitutes your consent to the use of the information for the purpose stated. When you click the “Submit” button on a web form found on our site, you are indicating your voluntary consent to the use of the information you submit for the stated purpose.

Security Notice

For site security purposes and to ensure that this service remains available to all users, we employ software programs to monitor network traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information or otherwise cause damage.

Unauthorized attempts to upload or change information on this site are strictly prohibited and may be punishable under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of 1986 and the National Information Infrastructure Protection Act (Title 18 U.S.C., Sections 1001 and 1030).

If monitoring reveals evidence of possible criminal activity, such evidence may be provided to law enforcement personnel.

Cookies

When you visit some websites, their web servers generate pieces of information known as cookies. Cookies are commonly used to recognize your computer in the future.

STOPSpillover.org uses single-session cookies to serve technical purposes, like providing seamless navigation through our site. These cookies do not permanently record data, and they are not stored on your computer's hard drive. STOPSpillover.org's session cookies are only available during an active browser session. When you close your browser, the session cookie disappears.

STOPSpillover.org also uses multi-session cookies to help us understand how people use the site and how we can make it better. Traffic statistics are collected anonymously and aggregated, and no information is traceable to any specific individual. STOP Spillover does not collect PII (personally identifiable information) such as social security numbers or date or place of birth.

Tier 1 cookies (single session) and Tier 2 cookies (multi-session without PII) are used on STOPSpillover.org in compliance with OMB Memorandum 10-22, Guidance for Online Use of Web Measurement and Customization Technologies. STOPSpillover.org does not use Tier 3 (multi-session with PII) cookies.

Cookies may also be set by the following third-party providers on STOPSpillover.org:

  • Google Analytics (a Tier 2 cookie sets when a page is loaded; it is used to improve web metrics capabilities)
  • YouTube (a Tier 2 cookie sets when a video is played; it is used to maintain the integrity of video statistics)

The use of cookies on this site is not linked to personally identifiable information. You can remove or block cookies by changing your web browser’s settings.

General Disclaimer and Copyright Notice

Information presented on this website is considered public information and may be distributed or copied freely unless it is identified as subject to copyright protection. In return, we request only that STOP Spillover be cited as the source of any information, photos, and images copied from this site and that any photo credits or bylines be similarly credited to the photographer or author.

We strongly recommend that STOP Spillover data be acquired directly from this website and not through other sources that may change the information in some way or exclude material crucial to the understanding of that information. While we make every effort to provide accurate and complete information, some information may change between site updates.

Disclaimer of Liability

Every effort is made to provide accurate and complete information. However, given that we upload many documents rather quickly, we cannot guarantee that there will be no errors in the content that appears on this website. We make no claims, promises, or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness, or adequacy of the contents of this website and expressly disclaim liability for errors and omissions in the contents of this website.

With respect to the content of this site, STOP Spillover and its employees and contractors do not make any warranty, expressed or implied or statutorily, including but not limited to the warranties of non-infringement of third party rights, title, and the warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose.

Additionally, STOP Spillover and Tufts University do not assume any legal liability for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information, product, or process disclosed herein, nor do we make any claims, promises, or guarantees that the information, products, and processes contained or described in this website are free from computer viruses. We do not represent that the use of such information, product, or process would not infringe on privately owned rights.

Disclaimer of Endorsement

The information posted on STOPSpillover.org includes links to information created and maintained by other public and/or private organizations. This site provides these links solely for our users' information and convenience. When users select a link to an external website, they are leaving STOPSpillover.org and are subject to the privacy and security policies of the owners/sponsors of the external website. The managers of this site:

  • Do not control or guarantee the accuracy, relevance, timeliness, or completeness of information contained on a linked website.
  • Do not endorse the organizations that sponsor websites that STOPSpillover.org links to, nor do we endorse the views they express or the products and services they offer.
  • Cannot authorize the use of copyrighted materials contained in linked websites. Users must request such authorization from the sponsor of the linked website.
  • Are not responsible for the transmissions users receive from linked websites.
  • Do not guarantee that outside websites comply with Section 508 (Accessibility Requirements) of the Rehabilitation Act.

We strongly recommend that you review the policies of any external websites you visit from this site, since you will be subject to their privacy and security policies once you leave STOPSpillover.org.

Social Media

STOP Spillover maintains a blog and profiles on several third-party social media sites. We are present on these sites to share the story of STOP Spillover with the American public and host-country audiences.

While we encourage commenting and conversation on our social media profiles, please remember that they are public fora and any information you provide will be visible to the public. Please do not include personal details that you do not want to make available to the general public, such as your telephone number, email address, or any other personal information. While some Personally Identifying Information (PII) may become available to STOP Spillover through your use of social media (e.g., we can see your name and picture if you post a comment), we will not collect, share, or store that information.

Our presence on social media sites is not intended to endorse, recommend, or favor any third-party company or service provider.

Twitter Notice

STOP Spillover’s Twitter feed provides information for the public. Because Twitter is not owned or operated by STOP Spillover, we cannot control what personal information is collected or how it is used by Twitter. For more information, please refer to Twitter's Privacy Notice for the information they collect about you and how it is used.

Embedded Third-Party Content

STOP Spillover makes use of third-party embeddable content and applications (widgets). When content is embedded from a third-party provider, we clearly label the source of the content.

Embedded videos may set a cookie when they are played. For more information, please see our cookie policy cited earlier.

Site Management

Tufts University manages the overall content, design, and organization of this website and coordinates the release of STOP Spillover information on the internet.

Accessibility

STOP Spillover is committed to providing access to all individuals seeking information on STOPSpillover.org. To provide this information, this site has been built to comply with Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act (as amended). Section 508 requires that all individuals with disabilities (whether federal employees or members of the general public) have access to and use of information and data that is comparable to that provided to individuals without disabilities, unless an undue burden would be imposed on STOP Spillover. If you use assistive technology (such as a screen reader or Braille reader) and have trouble accessing information on this site, please contact us with the nature of the problem, the URL (web address) of the information you tried to access, and your contact information. We will contact you as soon as possible and do what we can to provide you with the information you need.

Accessing Documents in Different File Formats

Some documents on STOPSpillover.org are in Portable Document Format (PDF), so you can view publications in their original format regardless of the type of computer, browser, or operating system you use to access the internet. To view, navigate through, and print PDF documents, you must first download the free Acrobat Reader software. For best results, you should install version 10.x or later. Visit the Adobe Reader Help and Support page for troubleshooting tips. If you use a screen reader, you may want to visit Adobe's Reader accessibility page, which has a user's guide for accessing PDF documents with assistive technology.

Verification of Content

If you would like verification of information released on this website, please contact:

JSI, Inc.
2733 Crystal Drive, 4th floor, Arlington, VA 22202
Phone: 703.528.7474
Fax: 703.528.7480

For More Information

If you have any questions or comments about the information presented here, please contact STOP Spillover at the address or phone or fax numbers listed above.