Privacy Policy

Effective Date: January 1, 2023

This Privacy Policy governs the collection of data received through this website. By accessing our website, you consent to the terms in this Privacy Policy.

Brown and Caldwell and its family of companies (“BC”) recognizes the importance of protecting the privacy of your information. This privacy policy is intended to provide information to those who are concerned with how data could be collected and used. Please read our Privacy Policy carefully to understand how we collect, use, or otherwise handle data, including personal information.

Information We Collect and Why it is Collected

Information You Provide Directly – We collect information that you provide to us directly, including but not limited to, personal information such as your name and email address when you subscribe, send us an e-mail, or reach out to us in by any other method. This information will not be sold to any third parties.

Information We Collect Automatically – BC does track certain user information related to the content and stories you view and the features you access on the site. For example, we gather information related to the articles you clicked on and the articles you share with others. This information will not be sold to any third parties. In addition, BC uses the email marketing service provider SendGrid to collect email addresses and related information to manage our email marketing. The privacy policy for SendGrid can be found on their respective websites

Both information that is provided by you directly and that which is automatically collected is used to improve your website experience and provide more personalized services to you, both on this website and through other media, as described in more detail below.

Use of Information Collected

BC uses the information collected to:

  • Provide you with the services or information you request or respond to inquiries we receive from you or your organization;
  • Improve our website and services to better serve you;
  • To send correspondence regarding stories or services you have expressed interest in;
  • Analyze how users use the website and related analysis and troubleshooting; and
  • As we believe is necessary or appropriate to protect, enforce, or defend legal rights, privacy, safety or property, whether our own or that of our employees or agents or others, and to comply with applicable law.

Sharing of Your Information

BC does not sell data received on this website.

To the extent consistent with applicable law, we may share your information in the following circumstances:

  • With our affiliated entities;
  • With teaming partners;
  • With affiliated and third-party service providers, such as companies that provide us technical support, data hosting, and other services. These third parties are employed to provide BC with assistance maintaining our website and services offered on the website and their access to any information will be limited only to perform these tasks;
  • With other parties when required by law or as necessary to provide or protect our services, products, and other offerings. For example, we may need to disclose information with other parties to comply with the law or respond to legal process or a request for cooperation by a government entity or law enforcement; to prevent fraud or verify and enforce compliance; and to protect the rights, property, or safety of us, or any of our respective affiliates, business partners, customers or employees; or
  • When you or your organization consent to or request such sharing.

Third-Party Links on Website

This website may contain links or references to third-party owned or operated websites or online services. Once you link to another website, the privacy policy of that website applies, and BC is not responsible for the collection of data or personal information or the security or privacy of such information on any such third-party sites or services. It is your responsibility to review any applicable third-party site’s privacy policy and terms of use.

Likewise, BC is not responsible for the collection, usage and disclosure policies and practices (including the data security practices) of any other app developer, app provider, social media platform provider, operating system provider, wireless service provider or device manufacturer, including with respect to any personal information you disclose to such other organizations through or in connection with our website, social media pages, any mobile sites, applications, or other interactive features.

BC also operate and maintains a separate job-listing site for water industry professionals called BC Water Jobs. Jobs listed on that site are for positions with third-party organizations and municipalities, and in addition to the other terms of this Privacy Policy, BC is not responsible for any information that is posted by these third parties nor for any of the information a user sends or submits to these third parties during the application process. All users that register or share any of their information on the site, including their resumes, understand and agree that the third-party firm who posted the job opening will have access to the information submitted. If a job listing includes any links, BC is not responsible for the collection of personal information or the security or privacy of such information on said third-party sites or services.

Children’s Information

This site is intended to be used by adults and corporate entities interested in BC’s services. They are not intended for children, and BC does not knowingly collect or store personal information about children under the age of 13.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

BC reserves the right to update this Privacy Policy on an as needed basis as changes in technology and legal requirements dictate. We will notify you of changes by posting changes here, or by other appropriate means. While we reserve the right to update this policy, your information will be covered under the Privacy Policy in effect when you submitted your personal information.

Right to Information/ Questions and Contact Information

Under applicable law, you may have certain rights related to personal information we collect. This could include, but is not limited to, the right to request details on what personal information we have collected from you and your use of the site, and request that we update certain personal information we have gathered.

In addition, you may request to opt out of the service being provided on this site, or future emails or correspondences from us related to said services. For example, when you sign up to receive marketing emails from us (opt-in), your information is added to the email provider’s secure database for use by us. Every email you receive will contain a link to unsubscribe (opt-out) at the bottom of the email.

If you have any questions about this statement, our handling of personal information, or would like to exercise your rights under applicable law, please contact us by e-mail at