Privacy Policy

The Be Water Smart privacy policy reflects our strong commitment to protecting your online privacy and any information you choose to share with us.

Information collected

When you sign up for the Be Water Smart e-mail list, we ask for your name, e-mail address, mailing address and phone number. You may, however, visit our site anonymously.

How we use the information

Any of the information we collect from you may be used to send news and information about the Be Water Smart program. Your information, whether public or private, will not be sold, exchanged, transferred or given to any other company for any reason whatsoever, without your consent, other than for the express purpose of delivering the item or information requested.


If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, we include detailed unsubscribe instructions at the bottom of each e-mail. Also, if you want to unsubscribe from mailing lists at any time, or opt out, review, update and/or correct your information, you can do so quickly and easily by emailing us at


We use cookies to compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interaction so that we can offer better site experiences and tools in the future. Cookies are small files that a site or its service provider transfers to your computer’s hard drive through your Web browser (if you allow) that enables the site’s or service provider’s system to recognize your browser and capture and remember certain information. This tiny text file does not—and never will—store passwords, credit card numbers or any type of personally identifiable information whatsoever.

Outside parties

We do not sell, trade or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information. This does not include trusted third parties who assist us in operating our Web site, conducting our business or servicing you, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. We may also release your information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies or protect our or others’ rights, property or safety. However, aggregated, non-personally identifiable visitor information may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising or other uses.

California Online Privacy Protection Act compliance

Because we value your privacy we have taken the necessary precautions to be in compliance with the California Online Privacy Protection Act. We therefore will not distribute your personal information to outside parties without your consent.

Links to other Web sites

This privacy policy covers the Be Water Smart Web site. This site may periodically link to other Web sites. Should you choose to visit those Web sites, please remember that Be Water Smart is not responsible for their content or privacy policies and you should always review any linked site’s privacy policy and content before proceeding.

Your consent

By using our site, you consent to our privacy policy.

Child Protection Policy (individuals under 13 years of age)

Be Water Smart encourages parents and guardians to spend time online with their children and to participate in the activities offered on our site. No information should be submitted to or posted at by guests under 13 years of age without the consent of their parent or guardian. Be Water Smart will not collect any personal information from children under 13, and will not provide any personally identifying information whatsoever from our guests under 13 years of age to any third party for any purpose.

If Be Water Smart offers contests or other activities that require children under 13 years of age to provide personal information, Be Water Smart will provide a secure Web page that allows parents to view, revise and/or delete all information gathered about their children and to consent to Be Water Smart’s collection and use of such information. Links to that page will be prominently displayed on relevant pages, within this Privacy Policy, on all pages where information is gathered on the site, and in e-mails sent to parents to confirm permission to collect user data.

When a guest under 13 registers for a Be Water Smart contest or other activity, he/she will be required either to: (a) provide the e-mail address of a parent or guardian who will then receive an e-mail alert regarding his/her child’s attempted registration, or (b) print the registration/entry form and mail it with a parent/guardian’s signature. If such a guest wins, notification and prizes will be sent to the parent or guardian. Publication of names, ages, or likenesses of promotion winners under 13 requires parental or guardian consent.

Policy for Teens

Guests who are 13 to 17 years of age should seek parental consent before providing any personal identifying information on our site.

Changes to our policy

We may modify or amend this statement in the future, to better protect your information. If there are material changes to this statement, we will prominently post such changes to this page. Regardless of later updates, we will abide by the practices described in this statement at the time you provide us with your information.

This policy was last modified on April 9, 2010.

Contacting Us

If there are any questions regarding this privacy policy you may contact us using the information below.

Regional Water Authority 5620 Birdcage Street, Ste 180 Citrus Heights, CA 95610