Privacy Policy

Who we are


The Kenai Peninsula Cooperative Invasive Species Management Area (KP-CISMA) is a volunteer partnership dedicated to preventing the introduction and managing the spread of non-native, invasive species.

Our website address is:

Complete information about our organization is located on our About page.


What personal data we collect and why we collect it



When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Contact forms

There are two contact forms on our website—a general contact form in the footer and a mailing list form in several parts of the site. The general contact form is used by KP-CISMA staff to respond to public requests. The mailing list form is used to collect email addresses from website visitors to send information about KP-CISMA activities, events, and reports. KP-CISMA will share email addresses with the Alaska Invasive Species Partnership (AKISP) so that list members can receive newsletters and other updates from this statewide organization. KP-CISMA will not share email addresses with any other entity.


If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year. 

If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


KP-CISMA tracks anonymous website traffic using Google Analytics. KP-CISMA also tracks performance of its mailing lists where user names will be visible to the staff of KP-CISMA and AKISP.

Who we share your data with

KP-CISMA uses your data internally for user account registration and routine communications. Aside from mailing list addressed we will share with AKISP, KP-CISMA will not share your data with any other organization.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Our contact information

Your can contact KP-CISMA through the contact form in this footer or at this physical address:

Homer Soil and Water Conservation District
432 East Pioneer Street., Suite C
Homer, Alaska 99603

How we protect your data

Our website uses industry-standard encryption for passwords, and we limit our use of external services. We limit login attempts to guard against brute force attacks. Whenever our web hosting service detects an attempted breach, it deploys security measures across all of its millions of sites—including KP-CISMA.