- What personal data (including personally identifiable information) is collected about you, how it is used and with whom it may be shared.
- What choices may be available to you regarding the use of your personal data.
- The security procedures in place to reduce the risk that your personal data will be misused.
- How you may be able to correct any inaccuracies in your personal data.
Types of Data Collected
Personal Data: While using our website or communicating with us electronically, you may provide us with certain personally identifiable information that can be used to contact or identify you (“Personal Data”). Personal Data that you provide may include, but is not limited to:
- Your email address
- Your first name and last name
- Your phone number
- Your Garden City Park Water District Account Number
- Your address, state, province, zip/postal code, city
At the present time, we do NOT access or collect any financial, credit or account information about you on the website.
Usage Data: We may also collect information about how the website is accessed and used by you (“Usage Data”). This Usage Data may include information such as your computer’s Internet Protocol address (i.e., IP address), browser type, browser version, the pages that you visit, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on those pages, unique device identifiers and other diagnostic data, and your search queries on the website.
You can instruct your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, if you do not accept cookies, you may not be able to use some portions of our website.
Information Collection, Use and Sharing
We only have access to Personal Data that you voluntarily give us via email or other direct contact from you, such as by completing our contact page or by subscribing to our newsletter. We will not sell or rent this information to anyone. We will use your Personal Data to respond to you regarding the reason you contacted us, to provide you with access to the website, to our newsletters or general information about the Garden City Park Water District, or your individual account. We will not share your Personal Data with any third party outside of our organization, other than as provided below under “Disclosure of Data” and “Service Providers.”
Email/Mail Communications, and Your Options
Some of these communications are “essential communications”, such as regarding your account, annual Water Quality Reports, responses to your inquiries, and other communications between us that we may be required to provide you by law or as best practices. You may not opt-out of receiving these essential communications.
However, you may opt-out of receiving “non-essential communications”, such as promotional or general information emails that we believe may be of interest to you and our other customers. You may opt-out of receiving non-essential emails by clicking on the link at the bottom of the email you receive from us and following the directions. To opt-out of receiving other types of non-essential communications please contact us at the email address or phone number provided below. Please allow us a reasonable time to satisfy your request to remove you from non-essential communications.
You will continue to receive essential communications even after you notify us of your desire to opt-out of non-essential communications.
If you choose to correspond with us via e-mail, we may, but have no obligation, to retain the content of your email messages as well as your e-mail address or other Personal Data and our responses.
Transfer of Data
Your information, including Personal Data, may be transferred to, and maintained on, computers located outside of your state, province, country or other governmental jurisdiction where the data protection laws may differ from those in your jurisdiction.
We use a variety of security technologies and procedures to help you to protect your Personal Data from unauthorized access, use or disclosure.
We take precautions to protect your Personal Data by limiting the types of Personal Data we collect and the purposes that it may be accessed or used. For example, we do not presently collect credit card, financial or other sensitive information via the website. The Personal Data that we collect is protected both online and offline. For example, where appropriate, we may use encryption to protect sensitive information that is collected or stored online. We also protect your information offline. Only employees who need the information to perform a specific job (for example, billing or customer service) are granted access to personally identifiable information. The computers/servers in which we store personally identifiable information are kept in a secure environment.
The security of your data is important to us, but remember that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage is 100% secure. While we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your Personal Data, we cannot guarantee its absolute security. Any transmission of Personal Data is at your own risk. If you have reason to believe that your interaction with us is no longer secure, please immediately notify us by contacting us at the email address mentioned below in this document.
Disclosure Of Data
We may disclose your Personal Data in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to:
- To provide the services that you have asked us to provide, to respond to your inquiries or to fulfill the purpose for which you provided it to us
- To comply with a legal obligation
- To enforce your contractual or other legal duty to us, such as but not limited to, for payment or collection of outstanding fees
- To protect and defend our legal rights or property or the legal or property rights of others
- To prevent or investigate possible wrongdoing in connection with the website
- To protect the personal safety of users of the website or the public
- To protect against legal liability
We may also disclose your Personal Data as described under “Service Partners” below.
How we Respond to Do Not Track Signals
The website does not comply with Do No Track Signals.
Our website is not addressed and is not intended to offer services or products to anyone under the age of 18. (“Children”). By accessing or using the website or providing us with any Personal Data you represent that you are at least 18 years old. We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 18. If you are a parent or guardian and you are aware that your child has provided us with Personal Data, please contact us. If we become aware that we have collected Personal Data from children without verification of parental consent, we take steps to remove that information from our servers.
We may share aggregated demographic information with our partners. This is not linked to any personal information that can identify any individual person.
We may partner with another party to provide specific services. When the user signs up for these services, we may share names, contact information or other Personal Data that is necessary for the third party to provide these services. You may also choose to provide the Service Providers with access to your Personal Data directly. As a condition of receiving your Personal Data from us, the Service Providers agree that they are not allowed to access or use the Personal Data that they receive from us except for the purpose of providing their services.
In addition, Service Providers may have their own privacy policies that will further limit their use of Personal Data or provide you with choices. Some of the Service Providers that we presently use and links to their privacy policies are listed below.
- Google: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en-US
- IONOS: https://www.ionos.com/terms-gtc/terms-privacy/
- UserWay: https://userway.org/privacy
- Eye on Water: https://eyeonwater.com/privacy
We reserve the right to use other or additional Service Providers to provide the services that you have requested. We recommend that you check the Service Providers’ privacy policies as they may change from the last time you viewed them.
We may use Service Providers to monitor and analyze the use of our website. One such service that we may use is Google Analytics. Google Analytics is a web analytics service offered by Google that tracks and reports website traffic. Google uses the data collected to track and monitor the use of our website. This data is shared with other Google services. Google may use the collected data to contextualize and personalize the ads of its own advertising network. Google provides information as to how you may opt-out of having your activity on the website available such as by installing the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on or other methods which are exclusively within Google’s control. Please visit Google’s website for further information about how to exercise your options regarding Google Analytics.
Garden City Park Water District does not have any control or liability for Google Analytics or the effectiveness of any opt-out procedure that it provides.
Links To Other Sites
Our website may contain links to other sites that are not operated by us.
Third-party links are provided to you as a courtesy. We do not endorse any third-party website, its content or the services or products offered on the website. If you click on a third-party link, you will be directed to that third party’s site. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the content or privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of any other site that they visit. We have no control over and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies or practices of any third-party sites or services.
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