The Water Environment Federation respects the privacy of its members and website visitors and adheres to best practices, applicable U.S. federal laws, and acknowledges the European Union General Data Protection Regulation implementation.
The WEF website collects data to better serve members and other users of our website(s). WEF provides commercially reasonable security measures in order to protect against unauthorized access that leads to alteration, possible disclosure, and/or data destruction. No data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed 100 percent secure. Accordingly, WEF cannot and will not guarantee the security of any information on the site.
Information Collected by WEF
Points of Consent
WEF requests opt-out consent for the following:
- Topical WEF Connect Communities
- WEF Newsletters
- Marketing Emails
- Marketing Mailings
- WEF Events Registration Lists
Users may contact WEF at any time to opt-out to the above.
Disclosures to Third Parties
WEF does not sell or rent your personal information to anyone except when:
- We have your opt-in consent to share the information;
- We need to share your information to provide the product or service you requested; or
- We need to send the information to companies working on behalf of WEF to provide a product or service.
Companies that receive personal information from WEF in order to execute the business of WEF may use personal information only for that purpose.
Credit Card Account Information
WEF’s standard practice does not capture credit card account information online from purchases. Credit card payments are processed directly through a certified processor (i.e. Vantiv.com). Items with auto-renew are encrypted directly with the processor. WEF does not store credit card information.
IP Addresses and Cookies
The WEF website uses IP addresses for analytical purposes. The IP addresses are used to identify geo-location. This information is used for marketing research by WEF and online advertisers. Users can opt out of geo-location identification on their browser settings.
Cookies are used to track site login information, order information and other personalization. In order to use the members-only areas of or personalized features on the WEF website, your browser must be set to accept cookies.
WEF uses a number of suppliers that may also set cookies on your device on our behalf when you visit our websites to allow them to deliver the services they are providing. When you visit WEF websites you may receive cookies from third-party websites or domains. We endeavor to identify these cookies before they are used so that you can decide whether or not you wish to accept them. NextRoll is utilized by WEF for some online marketing activities, if you would like to learn more about NextRoll and the California Consumer Privacy Act, please click here. You can opt-out of cookie remarketing at any time by the following link: Network Advertising Initiative opt-out page.
Links to Non-WEF Sites
How to Manage Cookies
How to Enable and Disable Cookies Using Your Browser
Most browsers allow you to manage cookie settings. These settings can usually be found in the ‘Settings’, ‘Options’ or ‘Preferences’ menu of your browser. The links below are provided to help you find the settings for some common browsers.
- Manage cookie settings in Chrome and Chrome Android and Chrome iOS
- Manage cookie settings in Firefox
- Manage cookie settings in Internet Explorer / Edge
- Manage cookie settings in Opera
For all other browsers, please look for a “help” function in your browser or contact the browser provider.