Privacy Policy

Who we are

We are the Northern Sonoma County Community Emergency Response Team (NoSoCoCERT), a non-profit organization operating in partnership with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and part of a network of similar CERT programs across the USA.

Our website address is:

Who we share your data with

We may collect data about users of this site for statistical purposes without including any personally-identifiable information, with the exception of IP address and geographical location, so that we can aggregate that information for general planning and marketing purposes. Such data may be shared with services that compile statistics for us.

If at some point we allow logging into our website for any reason and you request a password reset, your IP address will be included in the reset email.

Where your data is sent

Any information you fill out in a contact or comments form, as well as your IP address, may be checked through an automated spam detection service.


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.


This website uses cookies. Learn more about how and why we use cookies on the “Cookies Opt-Out Preferences” page.

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.

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 own 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.

How to Contact Us

You may send us a message via the contact form on the Contact Us page or call:

Geoff Peters
Northern Sonoma County CERT Program Manager
Phone: (301) 675-7741