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Information collected from users who contact Wilderness Connect using the contact us submission form is used solely for informational purposes by Wilderness.net. No lists of contact information or emails are distributed. Except to assist authorized law enforcement investigations, no other attempts are made to identify individual users or their usage habits.

For site management, general usage information is collected for statistical purposes. Wilderness.net uses Google Analytics to create statistics, which are 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.

Our Policy

Information presented on Wilderness Connect is considered public information and may be distributed or copied with the exception of the descriptions of wilderness areas found through the explore wilderness data search and the wilderness map search. Use of appropriate byline/photo/image credits is requested according to our image library policy.

For security purposes and to ensure that Wilderness.net remains available to all users, our computer system employs software programs to monitor network traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information, or otherwise cause damage. Unauthorized attempts to upload information or change information are strictly prohibited and may be punishable under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of 1986 and the National Information Infrastructure Protection Act. For additional data security purposes, Wilderness.net uses a proprietary database format that does not allow users to directly download data. Since wilderness data is considered public information, however, individuals with specific data needs can contact Lisa Ronald via the contact us submission form to request custom downloads of wilderness data.