Our Commitment to Privacy
1. Our Commitment to Privacy. This is the Privacy
Policy (this “Policy”) of The Kaweah Water Foundation (referred to herein as “KWF”)
for the KWF’s website (“Website”). KWF is committed to protecting the privacy
of its online visitors and potential participants when using the Website. This
Policy describes what information KWF collects from visitors, how KWF uses that
information, and the choices you have regarding how your information is used.
This Policy applies only to information collected on the Website. For the purposes
of this Policy, the term “Personal Information” includes any information that
identifies you as an individual such as your name, physical address, telephone
number, and e-mail address.
Your use of this Website indicates that you have read and accept KWF’s privacy
practices, as outlined in this Policy.
2. Data We Collect. KWF collects both information that you
explicitly give us and information that you implicitly give us merely by
visiting the Website.
a. Information You Voluntarily Give to KWF. You may opt to give us information voluntarily
by filling out a form on the Website to inquire about KWF’s programs,
activities, or other information. The form includes your name, physical address,
e-mail address, and other billing information that you might provide. By choosing to provide this information, you
consent to KWF using or processing that information. If you contact us via
e-mail for additional information, we collect the information you give us
during that interaction.
b. Information You Give to KWF by Visiting the Website. Information that you passively give KWF
merely by visiting this Website includes the information that you necessarily
disclose when you visit a website, such as your Internet Protocol (IP) address,
the time of your visit, searches, clicks, and Website pages you have visited.
Notethat you can view KWF’s Website pages without revealing any Personal
Information about yourself. Although our Website automatically recognizes the
Internet service provider through which you access the Website, it cannot
identify you as an individual.
3. Cookies and Similar Data Collection Technologies. KWF may use and
and/or your device(s). Cookies are pieces of information that are transferred
to your computer from a web server. Most browsers are set up to accept cookies,
but you can change your settings to have your browser notify you when you
receive a new cookie or to refuse to accept cookies from our Website.
4. How We Use Data We Collect. KWF is not in the
business of selling information (including Personal Information) about our visitors
or participants. We use data collected from or about you to:
a. Determine eligibility for KWF’s programs;
b. Manage programs and provide services pursuant to those programs for eligible
c. Communicate and keep in touch with users: This includes sending you information that you
have requested or that may be of interest to you;
d. Manage, maintain and improve the Website;
e. Share with third-party service providers for them to assist us in operating and
managing our Website; and
f. Regulatory compliance: We may disclose your information, if doing so, in our good faith
belief, is necessary to: (i) protect the rights, property, safety or security
of KWF, our users, and/or the public (including enforcement of the terms of
risk management purposes; (iii) comply with laws or legal processes (including
a court order or subpoena); and/or (iv) to cooperate with law enforcement
(including investigation of an alleged or suspected crime, fraud or other
5. Who We Share Data With. We may share the data
we collect (described above) with the following or in the following manner(s):
a. Service Providers. We may share your information with
third-party service providers for business purposes, including those that provide
business, professional, or technical support functions that make KWF’s services
available to eligible participants.
b. Third Parties. We do not share personal data with
third-parties for their direct marketing purposes without your permission. We
use third-party service vendors to help us operate and manage this Website and
they may need to access information collected from and about our users in order
to provide services for the Website. In addition, KWF uses third party service
providers for water delivery, testing, analysis, and other services to
facilitate portions of KWF’s programs. We
require that third-party service providers limit their use of our users’
information solely to providing services to us and that they safeguard such
information and not make unauthorized use or disclosure of the information.
c. Legal Matters; Safety. We may access and disclose your
information to respond to subpoenas, judicial processes, or government requests
and investigations, or regarding an investigation on matters related to public
safety, as permitted by law, or otherwise as required by law. We may disclose
your information to protect the security of our Service including our servers,
network systems, and databases. We also may disclose your information as
necessary, if we believe that there has been a violation of an agreement, any
other legal document or contract related to KWF’s services, or the rights of
any third party.
d. Transfer of Business or Assets. We may transfer
assets in connection with a corporate transaction such as a merger or
bankruptcy. If another entity acquires us or any of our assets, the information
we have collected about you may be transferred to such entity. In addition, if
any bankruptcy or reorganization proceeding is brought by or against us, such
information may be considered an asset of ours and may be transferred to third
e. Marketing Statistics and Analytics. We may share aggregate
data, anonymous, or de-identified data with third parties for their marketing
or analytics uses.
f. Our Affiliates. We may share information with our
affiliated websites, subject to the limitations set forth in our Terms of Service
Agreement or on those websites.
6. Commitment to Data Security. KWF takes
reasonable measures to protect information from unauthorized access,
collection, use, disclosure, copying, modification, or disposal in a manner
proportionate with its sensitivity, value and criticality. Such measures
include data privacy and security measures including the use of various
hardware and software. In addition, KWF employs generally accepted information
security techniques, such as firewalls and access control procedures and deploys
organizational and technological measures. While KWF puts in place
reasonable precautions to protect Personal Information, we cannot and do not
guarantee the security of such information. KWF maintains (and requires
our subcontractors and service providers to maintain) appropriate
organizational and technical measures designed to protect the security and
confidentiality of any information we process. However, no organizational or
technical measures are 100% secure, so you should take care when disclosing
information online and act reasonably to protect yourself online.
7. Your Choices Regarding Your Information. If you have
provided Personal Information to KWF and you wish to view, update, correct, or
delete the information, please visit the Contact Us page on the Website to
contact us. We will process your request as soon as reasonably practicable upon
receipt. However, by providing Personal Information to us, you expressly
understand, acknowledge and agree as follows:
a. We reserve the right to retain your Personal Information if doing so, in our good
faith belief, is necessary to comply with a law or legal process, to cooperate
with law enforcement, to complete a pending transaction, to resolve a claim or
dispute, or to enforce an applicable agreement between you and KWF.
b. Your opt-out regarding our communications will NOT affect communications from us of
a transactional or relationship nature or as required by law.
c. If you are a participant in a promotion that is co-sponsored by KWF with one or
more third-party co-sponsor(s), your opt-out will NOT stop our co-sponsor(s)
from sending you marketing/promotional communications, and you must contact our
co-sponsor(s) directly in order to opt out from its/their further use of your
8. Children. KWF does not intentionally collect any
personal information from children under 13. By visiting our Website you are
verifying that your age is 13 years or more.
9. Links. Our Website may contain links to other sites. We have no control over the privacy
practices of such other websites and we recommend that you read the privacy
policies of the other site(s).
10. Data Retention. We retain your personal information for
as long as necessary to fulfill the purpose(s) for which it was collected and
to comply with applicable laws, and your consent to such purpose(s) remains
valid after termination of your relationship with us.
Any such changes will be effective immediately upon being posted, unless otherwise stated in the amended policy.
Last updated July , 2022