Purpose

To establish terms, conditions and a privacy policy for the Upper Kings Basin Integrated Regional Water Management Authority’s (herein referred to as Kings Basin Water Authority or KBWA) website.

General Disclaimer

Information presented on the Kings Basin Water Authority’s website is collected, maintained, and provided for the convenience of the user. While every effort is made to keep such information accurate and up-to-date, the KBWA does not certify the authenticity of any information that is provided on this website. Under no circumstances will the KBWA or its Member agencies be liable for any actions taken or omissions made from reliance on any information contained herein from whatever source nor will the KBWA be liable for any other consequences from any such reliance.

Conditions of Use

By visiting the KBWA’s website, users agree that they will not use the site for any unlawful activity, or use it in any way that would violate the terms and conditions of use. This website is governed and construed by the laws of the State of California. Any use of the website shall comply with all local and State laws and regulations as well as with all federal laws and regulations. Unauthorized attempts to upload information or change information on this website are strictly prohibited and may be punishable under State law and Federal statutes including the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of 1986 and the National Information Infrastructure Protection Act. The KBWA monitors network traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information or to otherwise cause damage to the KBWA’s website. Anyone using the KBWA website expressly consents to such monitoring.

Indemnification / Hold Harmless

By using the Kings Basin Water Authority’s website, user agrees to indemnify or hold harmless the KBWA for any occurrence resulting from an act of user’s use of the Kings Basin Water Authority’s website. The KBWA will take all reasonable precautions to safeguard the confidentiality of user information, but is not liable for any injury caused by the disclosure of that information, whether caused by security breach, accident, inadvertence, or any other act resulting in disclosure.

Copyright / Trademark

The Kings Basin Water Authority logo, brand and banner are trademarks of the KBWA. Any use of the materials stored on the KBWA’s website is prohibited without the written permission of the Kings Basin Water Authority. The KBWA retains all intellectual property rights including copyrights on all text, graphic images and other content. This means that the following acts or activities are prohibited without prior, written permission from the Kings Basin Water Authority: (1) modification and/or re-use of text, images or other website content from the KBWA website host server; (2) distribution of the KBWA’s Website content; or (3) “mirroring” the KBWA’s information on a non-KBWA server, through use of an “iFrame” or “hotlinking”.

External Linking Policy

The Kings Basin Water Authority website contains links to local, state, and federal government agencies and to other, non-government websites. In establishing and maintaining its official website, the KBWA does not intend to create any forum or other means for public discourse. Rather, the sole and limited purpose of the permitted external links is to provide information that is relevant to goals and objectives of the KBWA for regional stakeholders, and other interested visitors. The KBWA does not endorse or provide preferential treatment to any third party websites or associated organizations or persons. Since the KBWA does not control third party websites, it does not warrant that third party websites are accurate or reliable or that they have operational links. The user acknowledges and agrees that the KBWA is not liable in any way for the content, accuracy, reliability, viewpoints, policies, or products provided by these external resources.

The Kings Basin Water Authority reserves the right, at any time and without notice, to:

a) Deny a link that does not meet the criteria set forth in this policy;
b) Deny or discontinue an external link at any time if the website provides or promotes false, slanderous, illegal, infringing or incorrect information;
c) Remove any external link if the nature of the organization to which the link relates no longer complies with the KBWA’s external link policy;
d) Determine how and where External links will appear on its website; i.e. what page the link appears on and where the link is placed on the page;
e) Revise this policy without prior notice when the KBWA considers such revision to be in its best interests.

Privacy Policy

Types of Information Collected:
The information collected by the KBWA via its website is either information that is voluntarily supplied to the KBWA, or information gathered on usage patterns and preferences as visitors navigate the website, read e-mail newsletters. or use other services that are tied to the KBWA website.

Cookies

To help make the Kings Basin Water Authority website more responsive to the needs of visitors, a standard feature of browser software, called a “cookie,” is used to assign each visitor a unique, random number that resides on their computer. The cookie does not identify the visitor, just the computer that a visitor uses to access the KBWA website. Unless a visitor voluntarily identifies himself/herself, the KBWA does not know who they are; even if the visitor has been assigned a cookie. The only personal information a cookie can contain is information supplied by the website visitor. A cookie cannot read unrelated data off of a computer. Cookies are used to help deliver a better, more personalized service. For example, the KBWA uses cookies to track the pages and services on its website visited by users. The KBWA can build a better website if it can identify which pages and features are visited and how often.

Browser Level Information and IP Addresses:
The KBWA web server automatically collects limited information about computer configurations when visitors are on the KBWA website, including the type of browser being used, the operating system that is running, the resolution of a user’s computer monitor, the website or search engine that referred the visitor, and the visitor’s IP address. An IP address is a number that is used by computers connected to the Internet to identify each computer so that data such as the web pages viewed can be properly transmitted. The Kings Basin Water Authority uses IP address information for systems administration and trouble-shooting purposes.

Other Disclosures:
The Kings Basin Water Authority may occasionally release information about website visitors when appropriate to comply with the law, or to protect the rights, property or safety of visitors to our sites, the public, our Member and Interested Party stakeholders, or our employees, agents, partners and affiliates.

The Kings Basin Water Authority website is a public space, so visitors should refrain from posting or otherwise providing confidential information, including but not limited to anything covered under a non-disclosure agreement (NDA).