Potomac Conservancy collects no personal information about you when you visit our Web site unless you choose to provide this information to us. Such information that you may submit is restricted to that which is required to meet your request for information, services, or merchandise or to publicize or promote certain activities of our members and their respective organizations.

If you do nothing during your visit but browse through the Web site, read pages, or download information, we will gather and store certain information about your visit automatically. Please note that this information does not identify you personally in any way.

We automatically collect and store only the following information about your visit:

  • The Internet domain (for example, "") and IP address (an IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer whenever you are surfing the Web) from which you access our Web site.
  • The type of browser and operating system used to access our site.
  • The date and time you access our site.
  • The pages you visit.
  • If you linked to our Web site from another Web site, the address of that Web site.

We use the information we collect in this fashion to count the number and type of visitors to the different pages on our site, and to help us make our site more useful to visitors like you. Our Web site logs are not personally identifiable, and we make no attempt to link them with the individuals that actually browse the site.

You may choose to provide us with personal information, as in e-mail with a comment or question. We will only use the information to improve our service to you or to respond to your request.

Any electronic commerce applications that we provide for program registration, membership, or merchandise are conducted using secure servers to protect your credit card information. Again, all information requested and provided by you in the processing of any of these electronic commerce transactions will only be used to respond to you and fulfill your request.

Our Web site has many links to external Web sites. In a few cases we link to commercial Web sites. When you link to another site, you are no longer on our site and are subject to the privacy policy of the new site.

This Web site and the information it contains are provided to its members as a public service. This system is regularly monitored to ensure proper operation, to verify the functioning of applicable security features, and for comparable purposes. Unauthorized attempts to modify any information stored on this system, to defeat or circumvent security features, or to utilize this system for other than its intended purposes are prohibited and may result in criminal prosecution.

Restriction of Liability
Potomac Conservancy makes no claims, promises or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness, or adequacy of the contents of this Web site and expressly disclaims liability for errors and omissions in the contents of this Web site for any material provided or represented by other than the staff of Potomac Conservancy. No warranty of any kind, implied, expressed or statutory, including but not limited to the warranties of non-infringement of third party rights, title, merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose and freedom from computer virus, is given with respect to the contents of this Web site or its hyperlinks to other Internet resources. Reference in this Web site to any specific commercial products, processes, or services, or the use of any trade, firm or corporation name is for the information and convenience of the public, except where otherwise noted, and does not constitute endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by Potomac Conservancy.

Information presented on this Web site is copyright protected and may be distributed or copied only with the express written permission of Potomac Conservancy. Potomac Conservancy shall have the unlimited right to use for any purpose, free of any charge, all information submitted to Potomac Conservancy via this site except those submissions made under separate legal contract. Potomac Conservancy shall be free to use, for any purpose, any ideas, concepts, or techniques contained in information provided to Potomac Conservancy through this site.