Privacy Policy

The web site you are viewing (“Site”) is committed to protecting your online privacy while providing you with the most useful and productive web experience possible. We do not rent or resell your personal information to third parties for marketing purposes. This Privacy Policy applies to the Site and governs all data collection and usage. By using this Site, you consent to the data collection and usage practices described herein. A link to this policy is provided at the bottom of every page of this web site.

Children’s Privacy Protection

The Company’s web site does not target and is not intended for children under the age of 13. The Company abides by the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) requirements and does not knowingly collect personal information from children under age 13.

The Collection & Protection of Personal Information

As a visitor to this Site, you can engage in many activities without providing any personal information (“personal information” is defined as any information that identifies or can be used to identify the person to whom such information pertains). In connection with other activities, such as utilizing online or hosted services, the Site may ask you to provide certain information about yourself by filling out and submitting a form. It is optional for you to engage in such activities. If you elect to engage in such activities, however, the Site may ask that you provide personal information, such as your name, email address, job title, country of residence and other personal information. When participating in electronic commerce via the Site, you may be asked to provide a credit card number or checking account information. Depending upon the activity, some of the information that is asked of you may be mandatory and some may be voluntary. If you choose not to provide the mandatory data with respect to a particular activity, you will not be able to engage in that activity. Similarly, if you wish to delete your information that is mandatory, you may no longer be able to engage in a particular activity.

When you use the Site along with its products and services, if any, the Site may also collect certain information about your computer to facilitate and evaluate your use of the Site and the products and services. For example, the Site may log environmental variables, such as browser type, operating system, CPU speed, referring or exit web pages, and the Internet Protocol (IP) address of your computer. The Site also uses such information to measure traffic patterns on the Site and usage of Site services. The Site does not match such information with any other information it holds unless it obtains your consent.

By using this Site, you agree and acknowledge that personal information collected through the Site or in connection with the services provided may be transferred, stored and processed wherever the Site’s managers maintain offices. You also acknowledge that, with respect to certain activities, the collection, transfer, storage, and processing of your information may be undertaken by trusted third parties. Such third parties are bound by contract with the Site not to use your personal information for their own purposes or provide it to outside parties.

The Site might contain links to other sites at which personal information is collected. Unless expressly provided to the contrary, personal information you provide while you are visiting a third party provider’s website will be subject to the privacy policy posted on that site, and personal information that you provide while on this Site will be subject to this Privacy Policy and any subsequent revisions to it.

How Your Personal Information is Used

The Site collects your information in order to record, support, and facilitate your participation on the Site. If you subscribe to or register on the site, for example, the information is used to grant access to the Site and other benefits that may be made available to registered users. Your personal information may also be used to track your Site preferences and keep you informed unless you have not opted to receive such communications or such communications are prohibited by law. The Site may collect information about the use of the services and the Site, such as the number of downloads, types of services used, how many users we receive daily, and the internet (IP) address of your computer. This information is collected in aggregate form, without identifying a user individually. The Site may use this aggregate, non-identifying statistical data for improving the Site and its services, providing more relevant experiences to users and for statistical analysis.

We use the information you provide about yourself when using an online form only to complete that contact. We do not share this information with outside parties except to the extent necessary to complete/resolve that contact (i.e., verifying credit authorization or sending a package through a postal/delivery system). We use the information you provide about someone else when placing a request only to mail any materials and to confirm delivery. We do not share this information with outside parties except to the extent necessary to complete that request. We use return email addresses to answer the email we receive. Some such addresses might not be used for any other purpose and are not shared with outside parties. If you subscribe to an email newsletter or request to be kept on a list for notification of events or information from the Site, such addresses are used for those purposes and are not shared with outside parties. We may from time to time comply with the lawful requests of official state and federal law enforcement authorities. Finally, we never use or share the personally identifiable information provided to us online or offline in ways unrelated to the ones described above. We do not sell, trade, or share our contact list with any other organization. If you have problems getting off a list, look for an unsubscribe link in one of the communications you receive or, if you can’t locate one of those, contact us at editor@h2oIQ.org.

The Use of Cookies

When someone visits this site, standard internet log information and details of visitor behavior patterns are collected. This is done to learn things such as the number of visitors to the various parts of the site. This information is collected in a manner that does not identify anyone individually. No attempts are made to find out the identities of those visiting this site. No data gathered from this site is associated to/with any personally identifying information from any source. Some Site functions may employ cookies, small text files placed on your computer by web sites you visit. They are widely used in order to make web sites function as intended, or function more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site. Most web browsers give users some control of most cookies through the browser’s settings.

Our Commitment to Data Security

To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy and ensure the correct use of information, we have put in place appropriate physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

How You Can Correct Your Information

If you are a registered user of the Site, the Site might include tools that allow you to make changes and updates or even to delete your own account. If your level of access does not provide the tools to edit your own Profile, you might correct factual errors in your personally identifiable information by sending us a request via e-mail that credibly shows the error.

Third Parties

Links to third party web sites on the Site are provided solely as a convenience. If you use these links, you will leave the Site. The Site’s operators have not reviewed all such third party sites and does not control and is not responsible for any such sites, their content or their privacy policy. Thus, the Site does not endorse or make any representations about them, or any information, or other products or materials found there, or any results that may be obtained from using them. If you decide to access any of the third-party sites linked to by this site, you do so at your own risk.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

All personal information that we collect and maintain will be subject to this Privacy Policy, as amended from time to time. The Site may change the Privacy Policy from time to time at its sole discretion. Please review its terms periodically.

Potential Privacy Policy Violations

The Site takes user privacy concerns very seriously. If you believe there has been a violation of the Privacy Policy with respect to your personal information, please submit your concerns via the Site’s contact form or to editor@h2oIQ.org.