This statement demonstrates our commitment to your privacy, to explain how we collect information and to explain how we use the information we collect about our website users. If you have any questions about this privacy statement please address them to: firstname.lastname@example.org
This privacy statement refers to the Global Water Intelligence website (www.globalwaterintel.com - hereafter GWI website.) and does not necessarily reflect the use of data gathered on subscribers to the print edition of the Global Water Intelligence or those who have taken advantage of Global Water Intelligence advertising promotions unrelated to the GWI website. This statement is subject to change and alteration at any time. The way we use any information will be subject to the privacy statement that is current when that information is gathered. Please check this page regularly to see any changes. How we collect and use information
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Your IP address is a code which is assigned to your computer every time you connect to the Internet. Typically for home users it will not identify your computer exactly but will identify the service provider via whom you connect to the internet. We use aggregated IP address information to compile reports on the demographics of the usage of the GWI website for purposes of system administration, marketing, as information to potential advertisers and subscribers, and to track potential abuse of our terms and conditions of use. We do not use IP address information in a form that is personally identifiable except where that IP address has been responsible for violation of our terms and conditions of use.
Subscriptions, sales, free trials and other services
When you use the GWI website to subscribe to Global Water Intelligence, to register for a free trial, to purchase goods and services, or to update your subscription data, we will need you to provide certain information (name, address, e-mail, credit card details, and so on). This information is necessary for us to process your order or update your details. Unless you check the box on the pertinent online forms, we may very occasionally disclose your contact details to other companies who will send you relevant information about conferences, reports etc. Apart from this, we will not disclose your personal information to third parties except in the following cases:
- When it is necessary to provide you with a service you have requested.
- Under circumstances required by law: when we believe in good faith that a law or legal process requires it or where we believe disclosure is necessary to protect or enforce our rights, the rights of our contributors whose copyright material is under our control, or the rights of other users of the GWI website whose personal information is under our control.
Newsletter and information sign up
If you sign up for any newsletter we might offer on the GWI website we will hold your e-mail address securely and in such a way that it cannot be read by anyone. Should you wish to stop receiving the newsletter we will make sure that each newsletter carries information about how to opt out of the list and how to remove your name from the list.
In the future we may make chat rooms, forums, message boards, and/or news groups available to users of the GWI website. Please remember that any information that is disclosed in these areas becomes public information and you should exercise caution when deciding to disclose your personal information. Advertisers and commercial associates
The GWI website contains advertisements and promotional links to websites operated by third parties. While we would never knowingly link to a site which we believed to be trading in bad faith, GWI is not responsible for the content of these websites and we take no responsibility for the content, privacy practices, goods or services offered by these sites.
Articles on the GWI website sometimes contain links to third party websites. These links, provided by contributors to GWI, are provided on a contextual basis and are relevant to the essays in which they appear. Global Water Intelligence is not responsible for the content, business practices or privacy practices of such websites.
The GWI website uses SSL (secure socket layer) encryption for all financial transactions (e.g. subscribing to the GWI using our online service). All data we collect about users of the GWI website is similarly protected. Accepting this privacy statement By using the GWI website you signify your acceptance of this privacy statement and our terms and conditions of use. If you do not agree, or are not comfortable with any policy in this statement, your only remedy is to not use the GWI website.