RISS Public Access Privacy Policy

The Regional Information Sharing Systems® (RISS) is committed to protecting your privacy and securing the personal information that you make available to us when you access our websites or communicate with us electronically. This Privacy Policy describes what information is made available to RISS when you visit RISS Public Websites and describes how that information is used.

Information Collected Automatically

When you visit our publicly-available sites to read or download information, we collect and store the following information about your visit:
  • The name of the Internet domain (e.g., “xcompany.com” or “yourorg.gov”) and the IP address (a number that is automatically assigned to your computer when you are using the Internet) from which you access our sites
  • The type of browser and operating system used to access our sites
  • The date and time you access our sites
  • The Internet address of the Web site from which you linked directly to our sites
  • The pages you visit and the information you request while on our sites
This information is primarily collected for statistical analysis and technical improvements to the site. The Web sites that we support use software programs to summarize usage statistics, which may be used for such purposes as assessing what information is of most and least interest, determining technical design specifications, and identifying system performance or problem areas.

Personal Information That You Voluntarily Provide

If you choose to provide us with personal information, such as by applying for a secure RISSNET user account through the RISS online registration website, or by sending a message to an e-mail address on our websites, we will use that information to process your registration request, respond to your message, or to fulfill the stated purpose of any other electronic communication. RISS does not collect or use information for commercial marketing.

We may share information you give us with contractors acting on our behalf or with a government agency if your inquiry relates to that agency. In other limited circumstances, RISS may be required by law to disclose information you submit.

RISS will safeguard all information submitted electronically and keep data no longer than is necessary based on the requirements of the submission.

Be aware that email is not necessarily secure against interception. If your communication is sensitive or includes personal information, you may prefer to send it by other means instead.

Links to External Sites

RISS’ websites may contain links to websites created and maintained by other public and/or private organizations. We provide these links as a service to visitors to our sites. When you follow a link to an external site, you are leaving the RISS environment and are subject to the privacy and security policies of the external site.