Cobb County-Marietta Water is committed to protecting your privacy and developing technology that gives you the most powerful and safe online experience. This Statement of Privacy applies to the Cobb County-Marietta Water Web site and governs data collection and usage. By using the Cobb County-Marietta Water website, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.
Collection of your Personal Information
Cobb County-Marietta Water collects personally identifiable information, such as your e-mail address, name, home or work address or telephone number. Cobb County-Marietta Water also collects anonymous demographic information, which is not unique to you, such as your ZIP code, age, gender, preferences, interests and favorites.
There is also information about your computer hardware and software that is automatically collected by Cobb County-Marietta Water. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring Web site addresses. This information is used by Cobb County-Marietta Water for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the Cobb County-Marietta Water Web site.
Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose personally identifiable information or personally sensitive data through Cobb County-Marietta Water public message boards, this information may be collected and used by others. Note: Cobb County-Marietta Water does not read any of your private online communications.
Cobb County-Marietta Water encourages you to review the privacy statements of Web sites you choose to link to from Cobb County-Marietta Water so that you can understand how those Web sites collect, use and share your information. Cobb County-Marietta Water is not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on Web sites outside of the Cobb County-Marietta Water and Cobb County-Marietta Water family of Web sites.
Use of your Personal Information
Cobb County-Marietta Water collects and uses your personal information to operate the Cobb County-Marietta Water Web site and deliver the services you have requested. Cobb County-Marietta Water also uses your personally identifiable information to inform you of other products or services available from Cobb County-Marietta Water and its affiliates. Cobb County-Marietta Water may also contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of current services or of potential new services that may be offered.
Cobb County-Marietta Water does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties. Cobb County-Marietta Water may, from time to time, contact you on behalf of external business partners about a particular offering that may be of interest to you. In those cases, your unique personally identifiable information (e-mail, name, address, telephone number) is not transferred to the third party. In addition, Cobb County-Marietta Water may share data with trusted partners to help us perform statistical analysis, send you email or postal mail, provide customer support, or arrange for deliveries. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to Cobb County-Marietta Water, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.
Cobb County-Marietta Water does not use or disclose sensitive personal information, such as race, religion, or political affiliations, without your explicit consent.
Cobb County-Marietta Water keeps track of the Web sites and pages our customers visit within Cobb County-Marietta Water, in order to determine what Cobb County-Marietta Water services are the most popular. This data is used to deliver customized content and advertising within Cobb County-Marietta Water to customers whose behavior indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area.
Cobb County-Marietta Water Web sites will disclose your personal information, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on Cobb County-Marietta Water or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of Cobb County-Marietta Water; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of Cobb County-Marietta Water, or the public.
The Cobb County-Marietta Water Web site use "cookies" to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a Web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.
One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the Web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalize Cobb County-Marietta Water pages, or register with Cobb County-Marietta Water site or services, a cookie helps Cobb County-Marietta Water to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as billing addresses, shipping addresses, and so on. When you return to the same Cobb County-Marietta Water Web site, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the Cobb County-Marietta Water features that you customized.
You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the Cobb County-Marietta Water services or Web sites you visit.
Security of your Personal Information
Cobb County-Marietta Water secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. Cobb County-Marietta Water secures the personally identifiable information you provide on computer servers in a controlled, secure environment, protected from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. When personal information (such as a credit card number) is transmitted to other Web sites, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol.
Changes to this Statement
Cobb County-Marietta Water will occasionally update this Statement of Privacy to reflect company and customer feedback. Cobb County-Marietta Water encourages you to periodically review this Statement to be informed of how Cobb County-Marietta Water is protecting your information.
Cobb County-Marietta Water welcomes your comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you believe that Cobb County-Marietta Water has not adhered to this Statement, please contact Cobb County-Marietta Water at Helpdesk@ccmwa.org. We will use commercially reasonable efforts to promptly determine and remedy the problem.