(Last updated March 12, 2008)

At Silent Spring 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.

Data Collection

When you visit our website, our webserver will request certain electronic information from your computer which is limited to the following: your IP address; the domain from which you are using the Internet (such as msn.com); the website you visited immediately preceding this one; the pages you visited on our website; and the time you spent at each page.

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.

Use of Cookies

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.

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.