Privacy and Use Policy

Who we are

This site is the property of the San Diego County Water Authority and its member agencies. Our website address is:

What personal data we collect and why we collect it


When you use the entry form on the site, we collect the data entered, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


When you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.


You may opt-in to saving your name, address, email address, phone and water account number in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when filing in forms the site. These cookies will last for one year.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


We use Google Analytics to track site usage and demographics. Google Analytics privacy policy is available here:

Who we share your data with

Your submitted data is used for internal purposes only and as it applies to the contest. Any information you provide manually or through cookies is only used by the member agency you have submitted to and possibly the other member agencies listed on this site. At no time will we release your information to any 3rd party marketing or solicitation firm for their expressed use.

How long we retain your data

For users that submit or register on our website, we store the personal information provided in their user profile. Website administrators can see and edit that information. This information is held indefinitely.

What rights you have over your data

You can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Contact information

If you have any concerns, please contact the San Diego County Water Authority at (858) 522-6600.