San Joaquin Leadership Forum Policy Page
At San Joaquin Valley Water Leadership Forum, we are putting forth every effort to ensure the privacy and security of information that you share with us online. We urge you to take steps also to protect the privacy of your personal information, such as safeguarding your passwords and logging off of the website after submitting personal information. If you have broadband access to the Internet, we strongly advise you to use a firewall.
How we protect your information
How do we use the information you provide?
We will use your e-mail address to provide you news and information about San Joaquin Valley Water Leadership Forum. We may also use your zip code and state to send you e-mail messages about upcoming campaign events or activities in your area.
On occasion, we may also use the information that you provide online to contact you for other purposes or to solicit you for contributions. When you register or sign-up online, we may share your contact information with successor organizations and other like-minded organizations, and they may contact you. When you make a contribution to us, we may also exchange your contributor information with successor organizations and other like-minded organizations, and they may solicit you (see below for additional information regarding your contributor information). However, we will not sell or exchange your credit card information to any other third party under any circumstances.
When you sign one of our petitions
When you sign one of our petitions, we treat your name, city, state, and any comments as public information. We may, for example, provide compilations of petitions, with your comments, to national leaders, without disclosing email addresses. We may also make comments available to the press and public online, identifying only your city and state.
When you schedule online events
When you schedule an event and post it on sjvwlf.org you have the choice of making your event public or semi-public. Public events will display your name and the address of the event to any visitor browsing the system and allow those users to RSVP online. Semi-public events will display your name and the general area that you define (e.g.,"Elm & Main", or "downtown"), but will not display the specific address. Visitors can requests invitations, and only after those requests are approved by you can they see the address.
IP Addresses and Log File Data
We log your IP address, which is the location of your computer or network on the Internet, for systems administration and troubleshooting purposes. We also use page hits in the aggregate to track the popularity of pages that people visit in order to improve the quality of the site. There is no personal identifiable information collected in our log files.
Information on Children
Because we care about the safety and privacy of children online, we comply with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (COPPA). COPPA and its accompanying FTC regulations establish United States federal law that protects the privacy of children using the Internet. We do not knowingly contact or collect personal information from children under 13, without express and verifiable parental consent. Our site is not intended to solicit information of any kind from children under 13, and we have designed our sites to block our knowing acceptance of information from children under 13 whenever age-related information is requested.
Parents with questions may Eail us.
Unsubscribing from Email Communications
Use of Photos and Videos
The Forum does not require specific permission from any or all individuals appearing in photographs or video of the audience at an event where specific individuals are not easily identifiable. Your attendance or participation is considered a release to use said images for any lawful purpose. The SJVWLF reserves the right to use or not to use images of this type, in its sole discretion, without seeking any further permission.
In the event that an image of a child is used, the SJVWLF will not disclose the child's name, age, location, or other "directory information" without specific written and verifiable consent by the child's parent or guardian.
All images, both solicited and unsolicited, which are submitted to the SJVWLF become the exclusive property of the SJVWLF. You understand that you will not receive compensation or other consideration for any images. You agree that you will not assert any claim against the SJVWLF, its successor entities or other parties who use such images, and you relieve the SJVWLF of liability for its use of the image(s).
By submitting images, you guarantee that you have obtained the permission of all persons contained in the image(s), and that it was taken lawfully. You further understand that images of minors must follow the guidelines listed above. The SJVWLF reserves the right to edit and use any images as it sees fit including but not limited to advertising or other communications in any media, edited or unedited. You waive any right to inspect or approve the finished images or any printed or electronic use of the images on the part of the SJVWLF.
Contacting us about privacy
You can also reach us via U.S. Mail at: