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SCAP Website Privacy Policy

SCAP takes your privacy seriously. Our fundamental stance on privacy is simple: Your information is private, and should remain so. Please read the following to learn more about our privacy policy.

What this Privacy Policy Covers

In this policy, the term "SCAP" refers to the staff of the Southern California Association of Publicly Owned Treatment Works.

This policy covers how SCAP treats personal information that SCAP collects and receives, including information related to your past use of the SCAP website. Personal information is information about you that is personally identifiable like your name, address, email address, or phone number, and that is not otherwise publicly available.

This policy does not apply to the practices of companies that SCAP does not own or control, or to people that SCAP does not employ or manage.

Information Collection and Use

SCAP collects personal information about you when you fill out and submit a form on our website to request information, register for an event, provide feedback, or otherwise choose to submit personal information to us. SCAP will not deliberately sell, transfer, or otherwise give access to your personal information to third parties, nor will SCAP use your personal information for any purposes beyond those for which it was submitted, without your explicit approval.

SCAP automatically receives and records certain information on our web server from your browser, such as your IP address, your browser type, version, and platform, any SCAP cookies, and the URL of any pages you request. This information is used only to provide web site functionality to the end user, or for troubleshooting and web site design purposes, and is never sold, transferred, or made accessible to third parties.

Exception: SCAP employs third parties for the purpose of designing the SCAP web site, and providing hosting services for the SCAP web site. The web site designer has access to information stored on the SCAP web site's server for troubleshooting purposes. The company hosting the web site on their server has access to enable them to maintain system backups for recovery in the event of hardware failure.

Information Sharing and Disclosure

SCAP does not rent, share, or sell personal information about you with other people or companies except to provide products or services that you have requested, when we have your permission, or under the following circumstances:

  • We provide the web site designer with access to the information stored on the web server, for troubleshooting and site design purposes. The web site designer has agreed to keep all such information seen strictly confidential, and to not make any use of information seen for any purpose beyond the following uses explicitly authorized by SCAP: the troubleshooting and upkeep of the SCAP web site design.

  • Out of necessity, the web hosting company, upon whose servers the SCAP web site resides, has access to the data, by virtue of the fact that the data resides on their server. They do not use this information, except for the purposes necessary to provide reliable site hosting services (e.g.: backups in case of hardware failure).

  • To respond to subpoenas, court orders, or legal process, to establish or exercise our legal rights, to defend against legal claims, or as otherwise required by law.


SCAP may set and access SCAP cookies on your computer. SCAP does not have third-party advertising or other third-party image content on the SCAP web site, and does not allow third parties to set or access cookies on your browser. SCAP uses cookies only to provide session-based consistency within a browsing session. Cookie data is never stored or exchanged with third parties.

Changes to this Policy

SCAP may update this policy from time to time. Any significant changes will be noted prominently on the home page of the SCAP web site. However, we do not anticipate any reason to change our fundamental stance regarding privacy: Your information is private, and should remain so.

For More Information

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please feel free to contact the SCAP office.