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Privacy

We at the Brookfield Water Pollution Control Authority (WPCA) recognize the importance of protecting your personal information and we are committed to safeguarding your privacy online. Because the WPCA respects its customers and understands they are concerned about privacy, we have instituted policies intended to ensure that your personal information is handled in a safe and responsible manner. We also post this privacy policy so that you know what kind of information we collect, how it is handled, and with whom it may be shared. 

As we continue to develop our web site and take advantage of technologies to improve the service we provide, this policy may change. We therefore encourage you to refer to this policy on an ongoing basis so that you understand our current privacy policy.

The WPCA site contains links to other web sites. The WPCA is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such web sites.

By accessing or using the WPCA web site, you agree to the terms of this WPCA Privacy Statement, as outlined below. If you do not agree to these terms, please do not access or use this site.

Collection of Personal Information
When you engage in certain activities on this site, such as bill paying. The WPCA may ask you to provide certain information about yourself by filling out and submitting an online form so our records are accurate. It is completely optional for you to engage in these activities. If you elect to engage in these activities, however, WPCA may require that you provide us personal information, such as your name, mailing address, e-mail address, and other personal identifying information. When paying utility bills on the site, you may be asked to provide a credit card number.

When you submit personal information to WPCA, you understand and agree that the personal information you submit will remain confidential to WPCA. No information requested is not already subject to freedom of information disclosures that are in place even with or without the existence of this website.

The WPCA may at some future time use information that you provide as part of our effort to keep you informed about WPCA services.

The WPCA will not sell your personal information to third parties. We do, however, may disclose information under certain conditions, such as a court order or FOI request. However, all or most all of the customer information that may be on the web site is already known to the WPCA.

Use of Cookies
When you visit the WPCA Web site, you can surf the site anonymously and access important information without revealing your identity. In order to improve our site, we use "cookies" to track your visit. A cookie is small amount of data that is transferred to your browser by a Web server and can only be read by the server that gave it to you. It functions as your identification card, recording your visit and keeping track of your activities that are personal to your account. Cookies cannot be executed as code or deliver viruses.

Most browsers are initially set to accept cookies. You can set your browser to notify you when you receive a cookie, giving you the chance to decide whether or not to accept it. (For some Web pages that require an authorization, cookies are not optional. Users choosing not to accept cookies will not be able to access those pages.)

While WPCA uses cookies to track your visit to the WPCA Web site, this information does not identify you personally and you remain anonymous unless you have otherwise provided WPCA with personal information.


Contacting our Web Site
If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this Web site, you can contact WPCA using the Contact Us utility on this website.