Privacy Policy

Last updated: 15 August 2019


The Gulf Monitoring Consortium (GMC) is a rapid response alliance that collects, analyzes and publishes images and other information acquired from space, from the air, and from the surface in order to investigate and expose pollution incidents that occur in the Gulf of Mexico and Gulf Coast region. Member organization SkyTruth maintains GMC’s website. This document outlines the information we collect, how it is used, and how you can control that use. 

We will not sell, rent or give away your information.

If you have any questions or concerns about this policy, you can email us at

Information GMC Collects About You

Member Organizations

If your organization is part of the GMC alliance, we collect some personally-identifiable information about you, such as your name, organization name, and email address, in order to be able to communicate with you about GMC- and Gulf-related issues. We may provide your contact information to other members within GMC in order to accomplish the organization’s mission, but we will never sell, rent or give away this information.

Website Visitors

This website currently does not collect any information about visitors to the website. We may in future elect to add website statistics to the website, in order to be able to track website traffic in the aggregate. If that happens, we will update this policy accordingly.

Submitting iWitness Reports 

If you submit a report to Louisiana Bucket Brigade on the iWitness map, you can choose whether to share your name and email address or make the report anonymously.


The GMC website does not place cookies on your computer. If we add analytics to monitor website traffic patterns in the aggregate in the future, we will update this policy accordingly.

Please contact the Louisiana Bucket Brigade if you have questions related to cookies and the iWitness map. 

Opting Out

If you sign up for blog updates or subscribe to SkyTruth Alerts, you can opt out of these services by following the links at the bottom of each email. 

User Access 

We make a good faith effort to provide member organizations access to personal information to correct data that may be inaccurate or delete data at your request. If you would like to review the information in our files, correct it, remove it, or ask GMC to refrain from sending you information in the future, please contact us by email at, or by calling (304) 885-4581. 

Your Acceptance of this Policy

If you visit our websites and/or interact with the GMC organization, you consent to the terms outlined in this privacy policy. 

Changes and Updates 

We may occasionally update this Privacy Policy. When we do, we will also revise the “effective date” at the top of this page. In cases where updates to our privacy policy may result in disclosure of your personal information, we will attempt to contact you to obtain your consent or allow you to opt out. We encourage you to periodically review this Privacy Policy to stay informed about how we are protecting personal information that we collect. Your continued use of this website constitutes your agreement to this privacy policy and any updates.

Contacting GMC

If you have questions, concerns or comments about this policy and/or how your personal information is used, please email us at You can also write us at:

Privacy and Data Policy Administrator
Gulf Monitoring Consortium
P. O. Box 3283
Shepherdstown, WV 25443 USA