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Privacy Policy

This page was last updated on March 7, 2024.

Who We Are

Stroud Water Research Center operates https://leafpacknetwork.org/ and may operate other websites. Stroud Water Research Center is located in Avondale, Pennsylvania, USA; for more information visit https://www.stroudcenter.org.

It is our policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our websites.

What Personal Data We Collect and Why We Collect It

Non-Personally-Identifying Information

Like most website operators, Stroud Water Research Center collect non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request.

Our purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how our visitors use the website. From time to time, Stroud Water Research Center may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.

Personally-Identifying Information

Certain visitors to our websites choose to interact with Stroud Water Research Center in ways that require us to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that we gather depends on the nature of the interaction.

Those who engage in transactions with Stroud Water Research Center are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, Stroud Water Research Center collect such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with Stroud Water Research Center.

Stroud Water Research Center do not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. Visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.

Contact Forms/Email Communications

Some visitors to Stroud Water Research Center websites choose to interact with us by submitting personally-identifying information through a contact form or by emailing an address administered by Stroud Water Research Center. Contact data is not stored in the website database but is transmitted via email to select Stroud Water Research Center employees and affiliated individuals that need to know that information in order to respond on Stroud Water Research Center’s behalf.

Also, for security reasons and to protect this website from spam, your IP address, email address, and data from other website form fields will be processed in the CleanTalk Cloud Service and stored in log files for 45 days. On the expiry of the mentioned period, they will be deleted completely. CleanTalk may use the information of spam activity of IP/email addresses to offer proper anti-spam protection to all websites connected to its service. It concerns exclusively those IP/email addresses that are being used for spam mailing.


A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. Stroud Water Research Center uses cookies to help us identify and track visitors, their usage of our websites, and their website access preferences. For more information, please see our Cookie Policy.


Stroud Water Research Center uses Google Analytics to collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to their websites. To ensure that Google Analytics does not store personally-identifying information from our websites, IP address anonymization is enabled and tracking of demographic and User-ID information is disabled. Stroud Water Research Center may display aggregated statistics publicly or provide them to others. Google Analytics data is retained indefinitely. To prevent your data from being used by Google Analytics, you may install a Google Analytics Opt-Out Browser Add-On.

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information

Stroud Water Research Center discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors, and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on our behalf or to provide services available at our websites, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors, and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using Stroud Water Research Center’s website, you consent to the transfer of such information to them.

Stroud Water Research Center will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors, and affiliated organizations, as described above, Stroud Water Research Center discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when we believe in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Stroud Water Research Center, third parties, or the public at large.

If you are a registered user of a Stroud Water Research Center website and have supplied your email address, we may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with us and our products. If you send us a request (for example via email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users.

Stroud Water Research Center takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration, or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.

Business Transfers

If Stroud Water Research Center, or substantially all of its assets, were acquired, or in the unlikely event that Stroud Water Research Center goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, user information would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquirer of Stroud Water Research Center may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.

Request to View/Delete Data

If you registered an account or submitted a contact form on the Website:

  • You have the right to view your personal data that has been stored in the Website database.
  • You have the right to request that your personal data be deleted from the Website database.

Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, Stroud Water Research Center may change the Privacy Policy from time to time, and at our sole discretion. Stroud Water Research Center encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to the Privacy Policy. If you have a LeafPackNetwork.org account, you might also receive an alert informing you of these changes. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.

For concerns about our privacy policy, please contact webmaster@stroudcenter.org.