Privacy Policy 2017-10-09T15:40:46+00:00

Privacy Policy

The Center for Watershed Protection recognizes that visitors to our site may be concerned about the information they provide to us and how we treat that information. The Center is the sole owner of all information collected on this website. We do not sell or rent this information to other organizations for marketing or solicitation purposes.

Online Donations

If you make a donation to the Center for Watershed Protection online, your name may appear in our Annual Report unless you ask us not to via email or letter.

Online Purchases

If you join the Center for Watershed Protection Association (CWPA), or register for a webcast or conference online, we will collect contact information in order to deliver membership and other benefits by mail or email. We may also contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of current services or or potential new services that may be offered.

We will in no case share, sell or rent your donation data. Credit Card information is never stored offline in a file or in hard copy in our offices. The Center for Watershed Protection does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties. The Center for Watershed Protection may, from time to time, contact you on behalf of external business partners about a particular offering that may be of interest to you. In those cases, your unique personally identifiable information (e-mail, name, address, telephone number) is not transferred to the third party.

The Center for Watershed Protection’s Authorized Online Retailer is Dharma Merchant Services. Dharma Merchant Services provides a Secure Payment Gateway using, so anyone making purchases at can feel confident that their financial information is secure. As Dharma Merchant Services mentions on its Privacy Policy page, the company is committed to protecting the security of your personal information, and uses a variety of security technologies and procedures to help protect your personal information from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. Privacy and data protection are of the utmost importance to, as stated on its privacy policy.

Website Analytics

The Center for Watershed Protection keeps track of the Web sites and pages our customers visit within in order to determine which content and services are the most popular. This data is used to deliver customized content and advertising to customers whose behavior indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area.

E-Newsletter Mailing List

We ask users to supply contact information to subscribe to our electronic newsletter, Runoff Rundown. Instructions on how to unsubscribe from electronic mailings are included in every message we send out. Requests to unsubscribe are processed immediately. We do not sell or rent these e-mail addresses to other organizations for marketing or solicitation purposes. Constant Contact manages this email list. We invite you to view their security and privacy policy.

If your name, address or other personally identifiable information changes, you can update your records by contacting Marlyn Argueta by email at, by phone at 410-461-8323, extension 206, or by fax at 410-461-8324.

Use of Cookies

The Center for Watershed Protection Web site use “cookies” to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a Web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.

One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the Web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalize the Center for the Watershed Protection pages, or register with the Center for the Watershed Protection site or services, a cookie helps Center for Watershed Protection to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as billing addresses, shipping addresses, and so on. When you return to the same the Center for the Watershed Protection Web site, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the Center for the Watershed Protection features that you customized.

You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the Center for the Watershed Protection services or Web sites you visit.

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