The San Diego Citizen Watershed Monitoring Consortium respects your privacy. Our policy is to allow users of all ages to access the information on our site anonymously. We do not collect, sell or provide any personally identifiable information regarding you or other users. We do not place cookies in your browser. Browsing sessions are maintained in the bulletin board for the purpose of allowing users to continue reading, posting and replying to messages on the bulletin board. But these sessions do not carry any personal or identifiable information about the user.
Our sites contain links to other sites. We are not responsible for the privacy practices of other sites to which we link or those that are linked to us.
What Information We Collect
We collect general browsing information about you in order to measure the number of visitors to the different sections of our site, and to help us make our site more useful to visitors. This information includes the Internet address of the website from which you linked directly to our site, the pages that you visit while on our site, the name of the domain from which you access the Internet, and the date and time you access our site.
Cookies and Web Browsing Sessions
Personal and Identifiable Information
We do collect e-mail addresses, but not any other personal or identifiable information from children under 13, children over 13 or any adult visitors on our bulletin board and we strongly advise that you do not disclose your e-mail address or other personal information in your postings. NEVER send personal information to anyone you correspond with on the bulletin board by e-mail. E-mail addresses are required information on the bulletin board so the board moderator can correspond with you regarding lost passwords and other matters pertaining to the bulletin board any forums currently on in and any forums that may be added. E-mail addresses collected from the bulletin board are not publically viewable. Neither the board monitor nor anyone else from the SDCWMC will contact you about anything other than what pertains to the bulletin board and its forums. You have the option of putting what country you are from and what your school's or organization's web site URL is in your bulletin board profile. But, we do not require you to provide this information.
On our bulletin board we provide a "Private Message" feature that allows you to further discuss watershed topics with other users without the need to disclose personal information and without any of it being posted to the forum that is in public view. This is for your protection and theirs. Remember, any information you voluntarily post on our discussion board or elsewhere may be accessible by other users and is considered public information. Please use caution when disclosing personal information on our site. And, NEVER use your real name on the bulletin board or post any personal or identifiable information about yourself. The "Private Message" feature is the only way bulletin board users may contact one another individually, as it does not reveal any personal and identifiable information about the users unless they disclose what country they are from and the URL to their school or organization Web sites. These two bits of information are all that is publically viewable by other forum users.
The only places any private information besides an e-mail address is collected on our site is in the Registration Form for the World Water Monitoring Day event and in our feedback form. However, this information is not stored anywhere on our servers, nor is it distributed to anyone else for any reason whatsoever. It is ONLY used for the purpose of event registration, responding to any web site site feedback or for us to answer any questions you may have about our web site, information we provide on the web site and for the watershed monitoring event.
If you have any questions regarding this privacy statement or your dealings with our web site, please e-mail us at email@example.com. We will be more than happy to answer your questions and address any concerns you may have.
Endorsements, Advertisements and Marketing Practices
The purpose of this site is to increase all citizens' awareness and knowledge of watersheds, water quality and water pollution issues around the world and provide them with educational tools for increasing their knowledge and awareness of these issues. This is purely an informational site for a non-profit organization. We do not endorse, advertise or market any products or services to children of any age, parents, teachers or any other adults on this site. However, we cannot be held responsible for any advertisement, endorsement or marketing practices on sites to which we link or any sites that link to us. The only promotion involved on this site is for the World Water Monitoring Day event held on October 15th.
We do our best to make sure that the information on our sites is accurate and up to date. However, we cannot guarantee that all the information on the site is completely current or suitable for any particular reason or situation.
All communications on sdcwmc.org, including postings on the bulletin board is done publicly and no information provided is privileged or confidential unless otherwise specifically agreed. All communications, including e-mails, articles, press releases, media releases, photographs, bulletin board postings, private messages posted on the bulletin board and all other written transmissions submitted to us or posted on our site become the property of the San Diego Citizen Watershed Monitoring Consortium for its exclusive use. Do not submit personal information to any site visitors or any bulletin board users by e-mail, bulletin board posting or private message.
Links to Other Sites
The links from our site that go to other sites are for convenience only, and do not imply that we endorse or approve of those sites. We have no control over the content found on other sites and no warranties as to the accuracy or adequacy of any information found at such sites are made. Similarly we are not responsible for information found on or through our site and which is generated by third parties. The San Diego Citizen Watershed Monitoring Consortium is not responsible for any loss, injury, claim, liability, or damage related to your use of the site, whether from errors or omissions in the content of our site, or any sites to which we link, from the site being down or from any other use of the site. Your use of these sites is at your own risk.