Like most website operators, California Waterscapes collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. California Waterscapes’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how California Waterscapes’s visitors use its website. From time to time, California Waterscapes may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.
California Waterscapes also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on our blogs. California Waterscapes only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below, except that blog commenter IP addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the blog where the comment was left.
Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information
Certain visitors to California Waterscapes’s websites choose to interact with California Waterscapes in ways that require California Waterscapes to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that California Waterscapes gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. California Waterscapes collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with California Waterscapes. California Waterscapes does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.
California Waterscapes may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. For instance, California Waterscapes may monitor the most popular pages on the California Waterscapes.com site using Google Analytics. California Waterscapes may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, California Waterscapes does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.
Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information
California Waterscapes discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors, distributors, retailers and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on California Waterscapes’s behalf or to provide services available at California Waterscapes’s websites, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. By using California Waterscapes’s websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. California Waterscapes will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to those, as described above, California Waterscapes discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when California Waterscapes believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of California Waterscapes, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of an California Waterscapes website and have supplied your email address, California Waterscapes may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with California Waterscapes and our products. California Waterscapes takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.
Facebook, Twitter, Addthis and other social networks
Some 3rd parties like Facebook and Twitter may know you visited this site, if you use their services. These services include social buttons and similar features which we use on our website – such as the “Like” and “Tweet” buttons.
For California Waterscapes to be able to offer social sharing services, we embed code that they provide and we do not control ourselves. This does not provide us with access to your accounts, nor can we control how those social networks use any information they gather.
California Waterscapes uses a variety of payment providers to bill for our products online. These companies will have access to your personal and payment information, only to the extent necessary for the purposes of processing payments you make via California Waterscapes’s websites. When paying by credit card, California Waterscapes does not have any access to your credit card details.