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Thank you for visiting the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California website. This notice explains our online privacy practices and how we collect and use your information at this site. The type of information we collect and this policy is subject to change. Please revisit this policy statement regularly.
Metropolitan will not share or exchange online information that you provide us, including email addresses, with third parties for their use.
We will disclose personally identifiable information as required by law, for example, in response to a court order or a subpoena. We also may disclose such information in response to a law enforcement or regulatory agency’s request.
Some of our sites contain links to other sites whose information practices may be different than ours. Please read the other sites’ privacy notices, and note that we have no control over information that is submitted to, or collected by, these third parties.
Some photos on this site are credited to California Department of Water Resources.
In order to provide optimal service and convenience we may use “cookies.” A cookie is a temporary code placed in your computer by our server that facilitates communication and saves you time when you visit our site. Cookies may be used to understand site usage and to improve the content and offerings on our sites.
If you have any questions or concerns about the Metropolitan online policy for this site or its implementation you may contact us at [email protected].
Unauthorized attempts to upload or change information on Metropolitan’s web servers are strictly prohibited and may be punishable by law, including under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of 1986 and the National Information Infrastructure Protection Act of 1996.
& Stored Automatically
If you do nothing during your visit but browse through our website, read pages, or download information, we will gather and store certain information about your visit automatically. This information does not identify you personally. We use this information to help us make our site more useful to visitors and learn about the number of visitors to our site and the types of technology our visitors use. We do not give, sell, or transfer any of this information to a third party.
The logs may be preserved indefinitely, and they may be used to prevent security breaches and to ensure the integrity of the data on our servers.
In the course of using Metropolitan’s websites, a user may choose to provide information to help Metropolitan serve that user’s needs or conduct research. At any time there are numerous online surveys being conducted on Metropolitan’s websites. Person(s) responsible for conducting online surveys that collect personally-identifiable information should clearly state at the survey site the extent to which any information provided will be shared. Aggregate data from surveys may be shared with external third parties in ways that do not compromise privacy.
Disclaimer of Liability
Neither Metropolitan, nor any of its units, programs, employees, agents or individual board members, shall be held liable for any improper or incorrect use of the information described and/or contained in Metropolitan’s websites, and Metropolitan assumes no responsibility for anyone’s use of the information. In no event shall the Metropolitan websites, or its units, programs, employees, agents or individual board members be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, exemplary, or consequential damages (including, but not limited to, procurement or substitute goods or services; loss of use, data, or profits; or business interruption) however caused and on any theory of liability, whether in contract, strict liability, or tort (including negligence or otherwise) arising in any way out of the use of this system, even if advised of the possibility of such damage. This disclaimer of liability applies to any damages or injury, including but not limited to those caused by any failure of performance, error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, computer virus, communication line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to, alteration of, or use of record, whether for breach of contract, tortious behavior, negligence or under any other cause of action.
Disclaimer of Warranties & Accuracy of Data
Although the data found using Metropolitan’s access systems have been produced and processed from sources believed to be reliable, no warranty, expressed or implied, is made regarding accuracy, adequacy, completeness, legality, reliability or usefulness of any information. This disclaimer applies to both isolated and aggregate uses of the information. Metropolitan provides this information on an “as-is” basis. All warranties of any kind, expressed or implied, including but not limited to the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, freedom from contamination by computer viruses and non-infringement of proprietary rights are disclaimed. Changes may be periodically made to the information herein; these changes may or may not be incorporated in any new version of the publication. If a user has obtained information from any of the Metropolitan web pages via a source other than Metropolitan pages, be aware that electronic data can be altered subsequent to original distribution. Data can also quickly become out of date. It is recommended that careful attention be paid to the contents of any data associated with a file, and that the originator of the data or information be contacted with any questions regarding appropriate use. If a user finds any errors or omissions, please report them to:
The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California
700 N. Alameda Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Disclaimer of Endorsement
Metropolitan is a distributor of content sometimes supplied by third parties and users. Any opinions, advice, statements, services, offers, or other information or content expressed or made available by third parties, including information providers, users, or others, are those of the respective author(s) or distributor(s) and do not necessarily state or reflect those of Metropolitan and shall not be used for advertising or product endorsement purposes. Reference herein to any specific commercial products, process, or service by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, or otherwise, does not constitute or imply its endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by Metropolitan.
Disclaimer for External Links
Disclaimer of Duty to Continue Provision of Data
Due to the dynamic nature of the Internet, resources that are free and publicly available one day may require a fee or restricted access the next, and the location of items may change as menus, pages and files are reorganized. The user expressly agrees that the use of Metropolitan’s websites are at the user’s sole risk. Metropolitan does not warrant that the service will be uninterrupted or error free. The documents and related graphics published on this web or server could contain technical inaccuracies or typographical errors. Changes are periodically added to the information herein. Metropolitan and/or its respective units and programs may make improvements and/or changes in the information and/or programs described herein at any time.
Email addresses obtained through the website will not be sold or given to other private companies for marketing purposes. The information collected is subject to the access and confidentiality provisions of the Public Records Act, other applicable sections of the California code as well as federal laws. Email or other information requests sent to Metropolitan’s websites may be maintained in order to respond to the request, forward that request to the appropriate staff within Metropolitan, communicate updates to the Metropolitan page that may be of interest to citizens, or to provide the Metropolitan web designer with valuable customer feedback to assist in improving the site. Individuals can cancel any communications regarding new service updates at any time.