Terms of Use

Information collected through online forms

The personal information you submit through each of our online forms and volunteer applications — including email address and contact information — is collected by our team solely for the purpose described in the form.

This information is not disclosed except to authorized personnel (NSEM staff or Contractors) for the purpose described in the form. Any personal information you submit to us is secured once it reaches our server. However, we cannot guarantee the security of your information before it reaches our server.


Cookies are temporary files that may be placed on your hard drive while you visit a website. Cookies are used to track how visitors use nsem.info, but we do not store personal information through cookies, nor do we collect personal information from you without your knowledge as you browse this website. Any cookies on nsem.info are used to aid in the collection of anonymous statistical information such as:

  • browser type
  • screen size
  • traffic patterns, and
  • pages visited.

This information helps us improve both nsem.info and its service to citizens. It is not disclosed to any third parties. However, if you are concerned about cookies, you can adjust your web browser to reject all cookies. All site features should function normally if cookies are disabled.

Security and IP Addresses

Your computer uses a unique IP address when browsing the Internet. We may collect IP addresses to monitor any security breaches on nsem.info and other online services. No attempt is made to identify users or their usage patterns unless unauthorized use of our website is detected or is required for a law enforcement investigation. IP addresses are stored for a term that complies with our existing auditing requirements.

Privacy and external links

The nsem.info website contains links to external sites that are not associated with us. We are not responsible for the content and the privacy practices of these other websites and we  encourage you to examine each site's privacy policy and disclaimers before providing any personal information.


The NSEM.info website is not the official statement of North Shore Emergency Management policy, practice, procedure, or services, and may not be used as such. It is intended only to give general information about North Shore Emergency Management.

While reasonable efforts are made to post only accurate information, North Shore Emergency Management cannot and does not guarantee that the information posted is current or correct. North Shore Emergency Management does not warrant or make any representations as to the quality, content, accuracy, or completeness of the information, text, maps, graphics, links and other items contained on its web page.