Privacy policy

Welcome to The Sustainable Water Council’s (“SWC”) website. The SWC is committed to protecting the personal information of all users that visit this website. Consumers or businesses that wish to obtain more information on the SWC Standard or its application and membership processes may submit a request via the provided web forms. Such requests include the website user’s personal information and by providing this personal information to the SWC you consent to the SWC using your personal information in line with this policy.

Personal information collected by the SWC

In order to provide you with relevant information, the SWC will request personal information including, but not limited to, your name, email address, name of business and position within the business. The SWC will use this information in order to provide you with the requested information or to initiate the application process for businesses that wish to become members of the SWC.

Such information will not be provided to any third parties, other than in the case of a business that applies for membership, in which case such information may be provided to the SWC’s accredited third-party independent water auditors. The SWC shall protect the website user’s personal information and shall store and handle such information in a manner that prevents any unauthorised disclosure thereof.

Non-personal information collected by the SWC

In order to improve the quality and user experience of this website the SWC may collect non-personal information that includes browser types and “cookies”. Cookies are small text files created by a website that are stored in the website user’s computer. Cookies help the SWC to understand the user’s usage of the website and how the user browses the website. Users cannot be identified by this information and the user can opt-out or manage the use of cookies via their web browser settings.

Changes to this policy

The SWC may update this policy from time to time and significant changes to this policy will be prominently displayed on this page.