The mission of the Gills Creek Watershed Association is to restore and protect the Gills Creek Watershed by uniting citizens, government, organizations, and business.

Gills Creek Watershed Association Privacy Policy

This website ( is the web site for the Gills Creek Watershed Association, a a 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Organization located at the Byrnes Building 430C (office), 712 Main St, EWS 603 (mail), Columbia, SC 29208.

Nothing is more important to us than protecting the private information of our visitors. The GCWA web site adheres to a strict policy for ensuring the privacy of your personally identifiable information (such as full name, address, e-mail address, telephone number and/or other identifiable information) and preserving the integrity of this online medium.

Gathering and Use of Information

We will not collect personally identifiable information from you, other than what you supply to us on a voluntary basis.

In order to participate in some activities, you might be asked to provide some personally identifiable information. This could be in connection with membership information, subscription registration for The Big Splash e-mail newsletters, volunteering at our events, or information requests.

The Gills Creek Watershed Association will never willfully disclose your personal information to any third party without first receiving your permission.

Tracking Log Files and Cookies

As you surf around, it is possible that several cookies will be set on your computer. A cookie is information a Web site puts on your computer's hard drive so that the site can remember your preferences or which pages you visited on that site. GCWA uses the information from cookies to deliver relevant local resources, remember browser preferences, and improve our visitors’ experiences on the site.

No personal information is ever stored in an GCWA cookie, even if you have entered your name or e-mail address on other parts of GCWA does not sell information collected by cookies nor use the information for commerce-related purposes. In addition, GCWA will not filter content, based on your preferences, without permission.

Google Analytics

As with most other websites, we collect and use the data contained in analytic log files. The information in the log files include your IP address, your internet service provider, the browser you used to visit our site, the time you visited and which pages you visited on our site.

GCWA uses Google Analytics to understand how you engage with our site. If you don’t want Analytics to be used in your browser, you can install the Google Analytics browser add-on. Learn more about Google Analytics and privacy.


GCWA uses PayPal to process online membership payments and donations. When you click on a PayPal Join Now or Donate Now button, you will be taken to a secure PayPal hosted page where you can send funds through a PayPal account or with a credit card which does not require a PayPal account. See PayPal's Privacy Statment.


GCWA uses SalesForce, a cloud-based data management solution, to manage our membership database. See SalesForce's security statement.


GCWA uses MailChimp, a bulk email service to send The Big Splash e-newsletter and other correspondence to our members and subscribers. See MailChimps's data security statement.

Acceptance of Privacy Policy Terms and Conditions

By using this site, you signify your agreement to the terms and conditions of this Privacy Policy. If you do not agree to these terms and conditions, please do not use the site. We reserve the right, at our sole discretion, to change, modify, add, or remove portions of this policy at any time. Please check this page periodically for any changes. Your continued use of following the posting of any changes to these terms shall mean that you have accepted those changes. If you have any questions or concerns, please e-mail

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