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Privacy Policy and Terms of Use

We love privacy and we value yours.  We don’t want the creeps at Facebook getting hold of your personal information and using it for nefarious purposes.  Therefore, we ensure the privacy of donors and visitors to our website. The following policy explains how we handle all the information from your visit to our website.

It's your privacy

As part of our commitment to the privacy of donors and visitors on our website, we do not sell or exchange names, phone numbers, e-mail or physical addresses, or any other personally identifiable information.  If you choose to provide such information it is strictly voluntary.  

Use of cookies

Our servers may use “cookies” (a small data file) to track a user’s activity within our site.  Cookies do not gather personal information such as email addresses. The information provided by cookies allows Water Compass to measure user trends (such as which domains refer users to our site), to allow us to provide personalized content where available, to help diagnose problems with our servers, to administer this website more effectively, and to gather broad geographic information about where users are accessing our site from. You can set your browser to refuse cookies, but this may limit your access to some features of the site.

Third-Party Service Providers

We use third-party service providers for two purposes: donation processing and email marketing.  We use these services to help us engage and reach out to our donors and friends who support our charitable mission. We strive to select companies with a similar dedication to protecting your privacy. We use a company called Give Lively for donation processing (thank you for donating!) and you can view their Privacy Policy here: www.givelively.org/privacy. For email marketing, we use MailChimp to contact all our subscribers and update them all the amazing things we’re doing.  You can read their Privacy Policy here: https://mailchimp.com/legal/privacy/.

Links to Other Websites

We may provide links to other websites, including social media sites such as Facebook®, Instagram® and Twitter®, and others, in order to provide you additional venues in which you can view and share information. Please be aware that we cannot control and are not responsible for the information collection, use, and disclosure practices of such sites; we encourage you to review and understand their privacy practices and policies, if any, before providing any personal data to them or using any of their services. We are not responsible for the content or information of these sites, any products or services that may be offered through them, or any other use of the sites.

Use of content

All content on this site, including photos and documents, is provided “as is” without any endorsement or warranty, whether express or implied. In no event is Water Compass liable for any damages including, without limitation, indirect or consequential damages, or any damages whatsoever arising from the viewing or use of such content. Content other than photos may be used for non-commercial or educational purposes only. Photos may not be used without explicit permission from Water Compass. Please contact us if you are interested in using these images.

Changes to our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use

We reserve the right to update this Policy at any time. The date of last update is stated at the end of this Policy. It is your responsibility to check this page from time to time for updates.

Contact Us

If you have any questions, comments, or concerns regarding this Policy or our practices please feel free to send us an email at info@watercompass.org.


Last updated November 23, 2020

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