Privacy Policy

Stroud Water Research Center (“The Stroud Center”) operates and may operate other websites. It is the Stroud Center’s policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our websites.

Website Visitors

Like most website operators, the Stroud Center collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. The Stroud Center’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how the Stroud Center’s visitors use its website. From time to time, the Stroud Center may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.

Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information

Certain visitors to the Stroud Center’s websites choose to interact with the Stroud Center in ways that require the Stroud Center to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that the Stroud Center gathers depends on the nature of the interaction.

For example, we ask visitors who use the contact form at to provide an email address so that we may reply. Those who engage in transactions with the Stroud Center are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions.

In each case, the Stroud Center collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with the Stroud Center. The Stroud Center does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.

Visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.

Aggregated Statistics

Stroud Water Research Center may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. The Stroud Center may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, the Stroud Center does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information

Stroud Water Research Center discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors, and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on the Stroud Center’s behalf or to provide services available at the Stroud Center’s websites, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others.

Some of those employees, contractors, and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using the Stroud Center’s websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them.

Stroud Water Research Center will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone.

Other than to its employees, contractors, and affiliated organizations, as described above, the Stroud Center discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order, or other governmental request, or when the Stroud Center believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of the Stroud Center, third parties, or the public at large.

If you have supplied your email address, the Stroud Center may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with the Stroud Center and our work.

If you send us a request (for example via email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. Stroud Water Research Center takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration, or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.


A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns.

Stroud Water Research Center uses cookies to help the Stroud Center identify and track visitors, their usage of the Stroud Center’s website, and their website access preferences. Read our Cookie Policy.

Stroud Water Research Center visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using the Stroud Center’s websites, with the drawback that certain features of the Stroud Center’s websites may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, Stroud Water Research Center may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in the Stroud Center’s sole discretion. Stroud Water Research Center encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. If you have a account, you might also receive an alert informing you of these changes. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.