Updated March 27, 2015

FracTest d/b/a Source Water Watch values the privacy of those who use our websites, and (the “Site”), products and services and makes all commercially reasonable efforts to protect them. This privacy policy discloses the privacy practices of FracTest (“FracTest,”, “Source Water Watch”, “the Company”, “we,” “our” or “us”), which owns and operates these Sites. Your access to and use of the services on these Sites and related services (collectively, “FracTest Services”) are subject to Source Water Watch’s Terms of Service and all applicable laws. If you purchase any FracTest products, your use will also be subject to the Source Water Watch Software Licensing Agreement.

This privacy policy describes how and when FracTest collects, uses, and shares information when you use FracTest Services. FracTest may receive your information through our website, email notifications, or other interactions with FracTest Services. When using any FracTest Services you consent to the collection, transfer, manipulation, storage, disclosure or other uses of your information as described in this Privacy Policy. Regardless of which country you reside in or supply information from, you authorize FracTest to use your information in the United States and any other country where FracTest operates.

We value your comments about our privacy statement and invite you to e-mail us with inquiries, suggestions and complaints at: Please read the following to learn more about what information we collect, what we do with that information, and how we may use your personal information.

Information Collected.

How Information is Collected. In order to enhance your user experience and improve the FracTest Services, FracTest collects information about you from two sources: (i) information you affirmatively give to us; and (ii) information automatically collected when you use any FracTest Services.

Information You Affirmatively Give Us. In the course of using FracTest Services, you may provide us with personally identifiable information. This refers to information about you that can be used to contact or identify you, and information on your use of FracTest Services that may be connected with you (“Personal Information”). Personal Information that we collect may include, but is not limited to, your name, phone number, credit card or other billing information, email address and home and business postal addresses. Personal Information may also include information you supply to us concerning your preferences and interests expressed in the course of using FracTest Services.

Information Automatically Collected. We also collect information about your visit from the browser on your computer or mobile device, including IP address, cookies and the pages you request — to analyze trends, administer the site, track your navigation of the Site, deliver relevant advertisements and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use (note that IP addresses are not linked to “personally identifiable information”). Additionally, we collect aggregate information from multiple users without personally identifying individuals, such as geographic region, which we may share with our business partners — to improve understanding of customer needs and provide relevant services.

By choosing to use FracTest Services, you are giving FracTest permission to use and store such information consistent with this privacy policy.

Creating a FracTest Account and Profile Information. When you create a FracTest account, you provide access credentials in the form of an email address and password. You may update or modify your profile information and contact information at any time.

How We Use Personal Information

Use of Personal Information. Personal Information is or may be used for the following purposes: (i) to provide and improve FracTest Services, (ii) to administer your use of FracTest Services, (iii) to enable you to enjoy and easily navigate the Site, (iv) to better understand your needs and interests, (v) to fulfill requests you may make, (vi) to personalize your experience, (vii) to provide or offer software updates and product announcements, and (viii) to provide you with further information and offers from us or third parties that we believe you may find useful or interesting, including newsletters, marketing or promotional materials and other information on services and products offered by us or third parties.

We use information we obtain by technical means (such as the automatic recording performed by our servers or through the use of cookies) for the above purposes and in order to monitor and analyze use of FracTest Services; for technical administration of FracTest Services; to increase functionality and user-friendliness of FracTest Services; to better tailor FracTest Services to your needs, and to generate and derive useful data and information concerning the interests, characteristics, and use behavior of our users.

Sharing of Information. When you send information to FracTest Services, you are granting FracTest permission to use and take other actions with respect to such information (as described in the Terms of Service), in order to provide FracTest Services. We do not share, sell, rent or otherwise distribute this information to others, except as disclosed in this Privacy Policy. FracTest may share your information with others outside of FracTest under the following circumstances:

We have your explicit consent to share the information;

We need to share your information to fulfill your service request;

We wish to contact you with information about services from our business partners;

We have a good faith belief that sharing or otherwise permitting access, disclosure, use or preservation of such information is reasonably necessary in order to comply with our legal obligations;

We believe it is necessary in order to investigate, prevent or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud or potential threats against persons or property;

We believe it is necessary to investigate potential violations of our Terms of Service, or to enforce those Terms of Service; or

We have a relationship with an affiliate or partner that you have an online or off-line (non-Internet) relationship with, or have visited the affiliate or partner’s web site that links to or mentions FracTest Services, and have registered for FracTest Services through the partner or affiliate’s program or web site.

With Whom Information is Shared

Public Information – FracTest may share as it sees fit information that you voluntarily make public. Since such public information can be accessed by the public and used by any member of the public, such use by third parties is beyond the control of FracTest.

Personal InformationIf we have your express consent, FracTest may share your personal information that it collects with business partners and other third parties that are not affiliated with FracTest. FracTest will never share your personal information without your consent, unless compelled to do so by law.

Under narrow circumstances, FracTest may disclose your personal information without asking for your consent to protect the legal rights of FracTest or its affiliates, and each of their respective investors, directors, officers, employees, agents, and suppliers; to protect the safety and security of users of the FracTest Services or to enforce our Terms of Services; to protect against fraud or for risk management purposes; or to comply with or respond to the law or legal process or a request for cooperation by a government entity, whether or not legally required. If you notify us that you believe your legal rights have been violated by FracTest or another user of FracTest Services, we may provide the information that you provide to us to others to the extent that we believe it is necessary to evaluate and respond to your complaint. For instance, if you submit a notice of copyright infringement to us, we may send a copy to the person or entity who uploaded, stored, or transmitted the material addressed by the communication.

Non-Personal Information and Aggregate Data

FracTest may share with third parties your non-personal information and related aggregated data. For example, FracTest may share IP addresses or general demographic information of its users to provide anonymous aggregated data to business partners about the volume of use on FracTest Services and the specific FracTest Services in which users are most interested. Because this form of data does not identify particular users, these third parties will not be able to contact you based solely on this data.

Change of Control

If FracTest sells all or part of its business, makes a sale or transfer of assets, is otherwise involved in a merger or business transfer, or in the unlikely event of bankruptcy, FracTest may transfer your personal information and non-personal information to one or more third parties as part of such transaction.

How You Can Control the Information We Collect, Use and Share

You have the choice about whether to disclose your personal information or other information about yourself to FracTest. Regardless of your choices with respect to promotional communications and updates regarding content, FracTest may send you administrative messages, service announcements, terms and conditions of your account, or other similar communications, without offering you the opportunity to opt out of receiving them.

You may stop using your account on FracTest Services at any time by simply logging out of the Site. Please note that if you cancel your account, FracTest may retain some information about you but will discontinue posting such information on FracTest Services.


Cookies are small data files that a web site you visit may save on your hard drive that usually includes an anonymous unique identifier. A cookie cannot retrieve any other data from your hard drive, pass on computer viruses, or capture your e-mail address. FracTest Services use cookies for user authentication, keeping track of your preferences, promotional campaigns that require user identification, keeping track of our audience size and traffic patterns, and in certain other cases. You can configure your browser to accept cookies, reject cookies or notify you when a cookie is being used.


FracTest Services may contain links to other sites. FracTest is not responsible for the privacy policy or other practices employed by web sites linked to, or from, our Site nor the information or content contained therein. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by this Site.

International Users

FracTest abides by the safe harbor framework set forth by the U.S. Department of Commerce regarding the collection, use, and retention of personal information collected from the European Union. The following link provides more information about the U.S. Department of Commerce Safe Harbor Program.

Our Policy Toward Children

This Site is not directed to children under 18 years of age. We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under 18. If a parent or guardian becomes aware that his or her child has provided us with Personal Information without their consent, he or she should contact us at If we become aware that a child under 18 has provided us with Personal Information, we will delete such information from our files.

Changes and Updates

From time to time, we may make changes to this privacy policy. In order to ensure that you are familiar with our most updated policies and practices, you should check the effective date indicated above of this privacy policy each time you use FracTest Services. If we make any changes, we will notify you of such changes by posting the updated privacy policy on the Site. We may also send you an email alerting you of such changes. You will be bound by any such changes to the policy when you use FracTest Services after those changes have been posted. If we make material revisions concern practices where we have represented that we will obtain your consent to use or disclose your personal information, we will obtain your consent before taking any action inconsistent with those representations.
If FracTest should ever sell its assets, merge with another entity or file for bankruptcy, information collected from this web site and in the operation of the services may be transferred as assets of FracTest.

Contact Us

FracTest welcomes your feedback regarding this Privacy Policy and our Terms of Service. If you have questions, comments, or concerns about either one, please contact us by e-mail at