Last updated, July 2016
Hawaiʻi Water is firmly committed to user privacy. Any information that can be used to identify individual customers is collected only with user permission. This document discloses types of information collected, how information is collected, and addresses the end use of collected information.
Information that cannot be used to identify individual users
We collect standard Web-browsing information of the type that is routinely collected in server data logs. This information cannot be used to identify an individual user, and it is analyzed to determine general audience interests and Web site design requirements.
Information that can be used to identify individual users
Sensitive customer information will never be stored on our web server. Generally, customer information will only be used for Hawaiʻi Water purposes and will be treated with the same security precautions as data gathered by other means (e.g. telephone, written forms, mail-in information, etc.). Information will not be given to outside entities, such as contractors, direct marketers, or other non-Hawaiʻi Water public- or private-sector organizations except when we have your permission or under special circumstances, such as when we believe in good faith that the law requires it or that such action is necessary to (i) protect and defend the rights and property of Hawaiʻi Water and (ii) act in an emergency to protect the personal safety of our customers or the public.
- Customer contents may require specific information that can be used to identify that individual.
- E-mail addresses will only be used to respond to specific customer requests.
Hawaiʻi Water Service has created this security statement in order to demonstrate our firm commitment to security.
This site has security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse, and alteration of the information under its control. Please keep in mind, however, that no data transmission over the Internet or any wireless network can be guaranteed to be 100-percent secure.
As a result, we cannot guarantee the security of any information you transmit using our Web site, and you transmit such information at your own risk. Hawaiʻi Water further does not assume responsibility for use or disclosure of your information that are the result of unauthorized or illegal access to our systems or those of our vendors or partners.
Secure Socket Layer (SSL) is a security protocol used for securing communications on the Web. SSL security is implemented at any stage of the information-gathering process that requires personal information.
Your browser will give an indication that SSL security is being used (e.g., by showing an icon in the status bar area). See your browser’s documentation for more information.
Disclaimer of Warranties
Limitation of Liability
The Company, its affiliates or subsidiaries, and their officers, directors, employees, agents, successors, or assigns, will not be liable to you or any third party for any indirect, consequential, incidental, exemplary, special, or punitive damages (including without limitation damages resulting from lost data, lost profits, or costs of procurement of substitute products or services) arising out of or in connection with the Web site or any of the services available on or through the Web site. In no event will the liability of the Company, its affiliates or subsidiaries, or their officer, directors, employees, agents, successors, or assigns, under any theory of liability (whether in contract, tort, strict liability, or otherwise) exceed $500, regardless of whether such parties have been advised of the possibility of such damages. CERTAIN STATE LAWS DO NOT ALLOW LIMITATIONS ON IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF CERTAIN DAMAGES. IF THESE LAWS APPLY TO YOU, SOME OR ALL OF THE DISCLAIMERS, EXCLUSIONS, OR LIMITATION IN THE PREVIOUS SECTION (“DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES”) AND THIS SECTION (“LIMITATION OF LIABILITY”) MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU, AND YOU MIGHT HAVE ADDITIONAL RIGHTS.
You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless the Company, its affiliates, and subsidiaries, and their officers, directors, employees, agents, successors, or assigns from any and all claims, liabilities, costs, and expenses (including reasonable attorneys’ and experts’ fees) arising in any way from your use of the Web site or the placement or transmission of any message, information, software, or other materials or content on or through the Web site by you or your representative.