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GWIC Privacy Policy

This summary describes how the Ground-Water Information Center (GWIC) treats personal information collected from our website.

Information Collection and Use

GWIC collects personal information whenever a user registers a user name on the website Information requested is name, address, city, state, zip code, phone number, fax number, E-mail address, and customer type.

The GWIC servers automatically collect and record information from a user's web browser and retain it in the server's logs. Information collected contains the IP address, date and time of visit, and the page(s) requested. The public-site logging is standard to all HTML web servers. GWIC does not use cookies stored on the user's computer to maintain user information.

Every time a user logs in (creates a session), GWIC collects the userís account name, information about the user's proposed use of data, and the quantity and type of data retrieved.

GWIC staff use the collected information to conduct internal statistical analysis of user types, data use, and other factors that help determine how well GWIC's services meet user needs. Compiled (anonymous) statistics may be reported to outside agencies as part of a research or legislative request.

Information Sharing and Disclosure

GWIC does not share, rent, or sell the personal information we collect to anyone.


GWIC does not set cookies on a user's computer. GWIC uses session cookies which are destroyed when the browser application is exited.

Well Log Data

The information contained on the well log form is considered public information.

Policy Date

This policy was last edited 18 November 2003.

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