Thank you for visiting The Water Council’s website and reviewing our Privacy Policy. At The Water Council, your privacy is important to us. We do not sell or disclose any of your personal information, including your email address, to third parties. All of the information you submit is used solely for internal purposes. The phrase “Personally Identifiable Information” in this policy refers to information or a collection of information you provide to us through the Internet that uniquely identifies you.

In the normal course of visiting The Water Council’s website, viewing pages, or downloading information, we will gather and store certain information about your visit automatically. We use this information to help us make the site more useful to visitors — to learn about the number of visitors to our site and the types of services and programs our visitors are interested in.

Collection and Use of Information by The Water Council

The Water Council’s website will only collect Personally Identifiable Information which you knowingly and voluntarily provide by, for example, sending e-mails, completing membership forms, registering for classes, events or other programs, or responding to surveys. If you provide us with information, you are giving us explicit permission to use that information to fulfill your inquiry, request or order. We may also use that information to contact you to provide information about The Water Council’s activities, programs, membership and development opportunities, and special events that may interest you.

When we provide you with such information by e-mail, mail or phone, you will always have an opportunity to decline further communication. If you decide to opt-out of e-mail correspondence, please use the contact specified in the e-mail so that we can remove you from the list that contains your name.

The Water Council maintains full rights to any information collected on this website, and may freely collect and use such information, unless otherwise prohibited by this Privacy Policy or applicable law.


The Water Council has contracted with Authorize.Net and its certified service partners to accept credit card payments safely and securely for our customers. The Authorize.Net Payment Gateway manages the complex routing of sensitive customer information through the electronic check and credit card processing networks. See an online payments diagram to see how it works.

The company adheres to strict industry standards for payment processing, including:

  • 128-bit Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) technology for secure Internet Protocol (IP) transactions.
  • Industry leading encryption hardware and software methods and security protocols to protect customer information.
  • Compliance with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS).

For additional information regarding the privacy of your sensitive cardholder data, please read the Authorize.Net Privacy Policy.

The Water Council is registered with the Authorize.Net Verified Merchant Seal program.

Changes in Our Privacy Policy

From time to time we may make changes to our Privacy Policy. If we make changes, we will post them on our site to make users aware of what the changes are so users will always be aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and when we may disclose it. A user is bound by any changes to the policy when she or he uses the site after those changes have been posted.