Privacy Policy

This policy statement tells you how the Tualatin Valley Water District (TVWD) collects, uses and discloses electronic personal information as a result of your use of the TVWD Web site (Web site)

The information provided in this Privacy Policy is not intended to create a contract of any kind, express or implied, and should not be treated as such. This Privacy Policy applies only to TVWD’s Web site. If you link to another site, you are no longer on the TVWD Web site and this Privacy Policy will not apply. You should check the privacy policy of any other web site you enter. Please note that this Privacy Policy is subject to change without notice, and that it reflects TVWD’s current business practices.

 

Personal Information and Choice

"Personal information" is information about a natural person that identifies or describes an individual and is readily identifiable to that individual, including, but not limited to, his or her name, social security number, physical description, home address, home telephone number, education, financial matters, and medical or employment history. A domain name or Internet Protocol address is not considered personal information, however, it is considered "electronically collected personal information."

 

"Electronically collected personal information" that we automatically collect includes your domain name or Internet Protocol address, and statistical information about which web pages you visit. If you voluntarily participate in an activity that asks for specific information (i.e., completing a request for assistance, sending an E-mail, or participating in a survey) more detailed data may be collected. If you choose not to participate in these activities, your choice will in no way affect your ability to use any other feature of the Web site. If any type of personal information is requested on the Web site or volunteered by the user, state and federal law may protect it. However, this information may be a public record once you provide it, and may be subject to public inspection and copying if not otherwise protected by federal or state law.

 

Subject to the other terms of this Privacy Policy, we will collect personal information only if such information is necessary for one of our functions or activities and will do so in a lawful, fair and not unreasonably intrusive way. The TVWD Web site is not intended for use by children under 13 and TVWD does not knowingly collect information from such children.

 

Privacy Regarding TVWD Web site Visit Data

We do not collect personal information about you when you visit the TVWD Web site. You are welcome to use most of the features of the Web site without ever telling us who you are or revealing other personal information, unless you choose to provide such information to us, and you will not be penalized if you do not. We may require your personal information before you can use certain parts of the Web site. If you do provide us with personal information at any time on the Web site, we will collect that personal information under the principles outlined above.

 

We will only record your E-mail address if you send us an E-mail message. It will only be used for the purpose for which you have provided it and will not be added to a mailing list without your consent. TVWD will preserve the content of any E-mail you send us if we believe that we have a legal requirement to do so.

 

We will make a record of your visit and log the following information for statistical purposes only:

  • User's server address
  • Date and time of the visit to the Web site
  • City the Web site was accessed in
  • Pages accessed and documents downloaded
  • Referring Web site (such as the name of the search engine)
  • Keywords typed in referring site
  • Type of browser and language of browser used
  • Connection speed

No attempt will be made to identify users or their browsing activities except, in the unlikely event of an investigation, where a law enforcement agency may exercise a warrant to inspect the service provider's logs.

 

No data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be totally secure and we cannot warrant the security, integrity or privacy of personal information submitted to our Web site.

 

Information Collected and How It Is Used

The information we automatically collect or store is used to improve the content of our web services and to help us understand how people are using our services. This information does not identify you personally and is used for gathering Web site statistics. The information we automatically collect and store in our logs about your visit helps us to analyze our Web site to continually improve the value of the materials available. Our Web site logs do not identify a visitor by personal information, and we make no attempt to link other web sites with the individuals that browse the TVWD Web site. TVWD does not sell any "electronically collected personal information". Any distribution of "electronically collected personal information" will be solely for the purposes for which it was provided to us.

 

TVWD may provide or distribute certain lists and statistical reports of regulatory information as provided by law, but no personal information is sold or distributed, and all relevant legal protections still apply to TVWD’s Web site.

 

If You Send Us an E-mail

You may choose to provide us with personal information, as in E-mail with a comment or question. We use the information to improve our service to you or to respond to your request. Sometimes we forward your E-mail to other TVWD or Clean Water Services (in the case of a sewer or stormwater question) employees who may be better able to help you. Except for authorized law enforcement investigations or when otherwise compelled by law or judicial order, we do not share E-mail with any other organizations. We use your E-mail to respond appropriately. This may be to respond to you, to address issues you identify or to further improve our Web site.

 

Public Disclosure

In the State of Oregon, laws exist to ensure that government is open and that the public has a right to access appropriate records and information possessed by TVWD. At the same time, there are exceptions to the public's right to access public records. These exceptions serve various needs including maintaining the privacy of individuals. Both state and federal laws provide exceptions. All information collected at this site becomes public record that may be subject to inspection and copying by the public, unless an exemption in law exists. In the event of a conflict between this Privacy Policy and any law governing the disclosure of records, the applicable law will control.

 

Security

TVWD, as developer and manager of this Web site, has taken several steps to safeguard the integrity of its telecommunications and computing infrastructure, including but not limited to authentication, monitoring, auditing, and encryption. Security measures have been integrated into the design, implementation, and day-to-day practices of the entire TVWD operating environment as part of its continuing commitment to risk management. This information should not be construed in any way as giving business, legal, or other advice, or warranting as fail proof, the security of information provided via TVWD’s supported Web site.

 

  • We will take reasonable steps to ensure that the personal information we collect is accurate, complete and up-to-date.
  • We will take reasonable steps to protect personal information from misuse, loss, and unauthorized access, modification and disclosure.
  • We will destroy or permanently de-identify personal information which we no longer use in accordance with Oregon public records retention schedules.