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Privacy Policy

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Stroud Water Research Center (“Stroud Water Research Center”) operates https://wikiwatershed.org, https://app.wikiwatershed.org, and may operate other websites. It is Stroud Water Research Center’s policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our websites.

Website Visitors

Like most website operators, Stroud Water Research Center collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. Stroud Water Research Center’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Stroud Water Research Center’s visitors use its website. From time to time, Stroud Water Research Center may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.

Stroud Water Research Center also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on wikiwatershed.org blogs/sites. Stroud Water Research Center only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below, except that commenter IP addresses and email addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the blog/site where the comment was left.

Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information

Certain visitors to Stroud Water Research Center’s websites choose to interact with Stroud Water Research Center in ways that require Stroud Water Research Center to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Stroud Water Research Center gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up at app.wikiwatershed.org to provide a username, email address, organizational affiliation, country, user type, and postal code. Those who engage in transactions with Stroud Water Research Center are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, Stroud Water Research Center collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with Stroud Water Research Center. Stroud Water Research Center does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. Visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.

Aggregated Statistics

Stroud Water Research Center may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. Stroud Water Research Center may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, Stroud Water Research Center does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information

Stroud Water Research Center discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors, and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on Stroud Water Research Center’s behalf or to provide services available at Stroud Water Research Center’s websites, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors, and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using Stroud Water Research Center’s websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. Stroud Water Research Center will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors, and affiliated organizations, as described above, Stroud Water Research Center discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when Stroud Water Research Center believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Stroud Water Research Center, third parties, or the public at large. If you are a registered user of a Stroud Water Research Center website and have supplied your email address, Stroud Water Research Center may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with Stroud Water Research Center and our products. If you send us a request (for example via email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. Stroud Water Research Center takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration, or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.

Cookies

A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. Stroud Water Research Center uses cookies to help Stroud Water Research Center identify and track visitors, their usage of Stroud Water Research Center websites, and their website access preferences. Stroud Water Research Center visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using Stroud Water Research Center’s websites, with the drawback that certain features of Stroud Water Research Center’s websites may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

Business Transfers

If Stroud Water Research Center, or substantially all of its assets, were acquired, or in the unlikely event that Stroud Water Research Center goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, user information would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquirer of Stroud Water Research Center may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.

Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, Stroud Water Research Center may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and at Stroud Water Research Center’s sole discretion. Stroud Water Research Center encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. If you have a wikiwatershed.org account, you might also receive an alert informing you of these changes. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.