Privacy Policy

Water Quality Insurance Syndicate ("WQIS") respects the privacy of the Users of its web site (the "Users"), and is dedicated to honoring their preferences regarding the use and disclosure of information collected through the web site (the "Site"). WQIS is continually developing technology to enhance Site features and security, and to provide Users with choices regarding information use and disclosure. This Privacy Policy sets forth WQIS' policies regarding collection, storage, access, use and disclosure of information relating to use of the Site and communications with WQIS. If you have questions or comments about the Privacy Policy, or do not think that WQIS is abiding by its principles, please contact

Updates To The Privacy Policy
WQIS may update this Privacy Policy from time-to-time as new features and services become available on the Site and to keep pace with technological developments. Users are responsible for checking this page periodically for changes and updates to this Privacy Policy. Any change or update to this Privacy Policy shall automatically be effective fifteen (15) days after it is initially posted on the Site. The User's use of the Site following any posted and effected change will be deemed an acceptance of such change.

Information Collection, Use And Disclosure Activities
Registration Information: The Site may permit Users to provide certain information, including name, company, title, e-mail address, phone number, and mailing address. This information will be used internally by WQIS to operate the Site and to communicate with Users. User registration information may be transferred to a new owner if WQIS is sold, merges, or ceases operations. Such information also may be provided to our affiliates, third party service providers, or as otherwise required or permitted by law.

WQIS reserves the right to disclose any information if such action is necessary (a) to conform to the requirements of law or to comply with legal process or subpoena served on WQIS, (b) to protect and defend the legal rights or property, including intellectual property, of WQIS, the Site or its Users, or (c) in an emergency, to protect the health and safety of its Users or the general public. WQIS further reserves the right to release any information concerning any User if that User participates (or is reasonably suspected of participating) in any illegal activity, even without a subpoena, warrant, or other court order. Finally, WQIS reserves the right to cooperate with law enforcement agencies in identifying those who may be using WQIS' servers or services for illegal activities, and to report any suspected illegal activity to law enforcement agencies for investigation or prosecution, including sharing information for fraud protection.

Aggregated Information: WQIS may collect, use and disclose for marketing and other purposes certain general, demographic and statistical information regarding Site usage as permissible by law. Such information is aggregated prior to disclosure, and will not include any personally identifying information specific to a particular User.

Technical And Usage Information: To operate the Site, enhance its functionality, and ensure that User communications are convenient, dependable and secure, WQIS may collect, store and use technical and Site usage information relating to a User's activities on the Site. Such information includes the Internet Protocol ("IP") address from which a User accesses the Site.

User Communications: WQIS may use User contact information, such as e-mail addresses, to communicate with the User regarding educational information, to notify the User of changes in Site functionality and features, patches, policy changes and other activities relating to a User's use of the Site, and to offer the User services and products that may be useful for the User.

Third Parties: WQIS may employ third parties to perform functions, including data aggregation, on its behalf or to provide services to Users. These other companies and individuals may be required to access and use information provided by or about a particular User. Users hereby consent to such use and access for the performance of such functions. WQIS may also sell or provide information to third-parties who may offer the User services and products that may be useful to the User.

Collection And Use Of Information Using "Cookies"
WQIS may receive and store certain types of information whenever a User connects with the Site. As with many state-of-the-art Internet sites, this Site may use "cookies" to enhance the functionality of the Site and to make access more convenient and efficient for Users. A "cookie" is a small data file stored locally on the computer used to access the User's account, and contains information relating to a User's past use of the Site. A cookie does not extract personal information about you, such as your name and address, from your computer. It can be used when you log on to our Site to recognize your computer. We also may use cookies to track your usage patterns of our Website, such as how frequently you log in, which pages you use, when and for how long. Tracking information we may obtain by using a cookie may also be associated with personal information we may have collected about you. A number of companies offer utilities designed to help a user visit sites anonymously without providing such information to the host. You also may be able to set your browser to provide you the option to accept or reject cookies, or to clear cookies from your computer.

Links To And From Other Web Sites
The Site may contain links to third-party web sites. These linked sites are not endorsed by WQIS and are not under the control of WQIS. WQIS is not responsible for and cannot make any assurances regarding the privacy, or other policies or practices of the operators of such web sites. Such links are provided only for the convenience of our Users. WQIS is not responsible for the activities of the third-parties and the third-parties are not responsible for the activities of WQIS.

Security Of User Information
WQIS takes reasonable precautions to protect information collected from Users or in connection with use of the Site. However, Internet transmissions cannot be made absolutely secure. WQIS will not be liable for the unintended disclosure of information due to errors in transmission or unauthorized acts of or breaches of security by third parties. Please note that regular Internet e-mail is not secure. To protect your privacy, please do not use e-mail to communicate information that you want kept confidential.

Consent To Processing
By providing any personal information to or through the Site, all Users, including without limitation Users in the European Union ("EU"), fully understand and unambiguously consent to the collection and processing of such information in the United States.

Safe Harbor Privacy Principles
This Site complies with the United States Department of Commerce's Safe Harbor Privacy Principles.

User Opt-Out
If you have any questions or concerns regarding this Privacy Statement or the use of information that you have provided via the Site, please contact us at