Thank you for visiting the USAID Sustainable Ecosystems Advanced (USAID SEA) Project website managed by Tetra Tech. Your privacy and security are very important to us. Please be aware that Tetra Tech does not collect personal information about users, except that which is knowingly and specifically supplied to us by the user. Tetra Tech is committed to ensuring the privacy of your personal information.
These definitions should help you understand this policy. When we say “we,” “us,” “our,” we are referring to Tetra Tech, a U.S.-based consulting and engineering firm. The company supports government and commercial clients by providing innovative solutions focused on water, environment, infrastructure, resource management, energy, and international development.
This is how we handle information about your visit to our website:
Information Collected and Stored Automatically
When you visit our website, we may store some or all of the following:
a) Non-personal information
We collect data such as IP address (the location of the computer on the internet), the date and time, the URL of the website from which you linked to our site, pages accessed, files downloaded, items clicked on a page, and the browser and operating system used.
We do not collect or track any personal information through these processes. This helps us to determine how many individuals use our site, how many people visit on a regular basis, which pages are most popular and which pages are least popular, and the types of technology used. This information allows us to detect operational problems, improve the website content as well as its overall security.
Interaction with Children
If you are under 18, be sure to obtain your parent’s or guardian’s permission before you send any information about yourself (name, email address, etc.) to us or anyone else over the internet. We encourage parents to get involved with their children’s use of the internet and to be aware of activities in which they are participating.
Information You Provide to Us
You do not have to provide any personal information to view this website.
You may choose to provide your email address to us in order to receive information such as our email newsletter or to participate in an online survey.
Tetra Tech will only use your personal information for the purpose for which it was provided, such as to respond to your message or to provide subscriptions you have chosen.
Aggregated, statistical and other non-personal information such as the number of visitors to our website and their use of certain features or services may be shared with third party partner working with us, for example for the promotion of our website.
Security Notice and Law Enforcement
For site security purposes and to ensure that this service remains available to all users, this government computer system employs software programs to monitor network traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information, or otherwise cause damage.
Unauthorized attempts to upload or change information on this site are strictly prohibited and may be punishable under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of 1986 and the National Information Infrastructure Protection Act (Title 18 U.S.C., Sections 1001 and 1030).
If monitoring reveals evidence of possible criminal activity, such evidence may be provided to law enforcement personnel.
If compelled by law or some other regulatory authority, Tetra Tech may share personal information. This is also valid if we have good reason to believe that there has been an inappropriate interference with or use of our website. In such cases, we maintain the right to disclose personal information as we deem appropriate, or asked for by a legal or regulatory authority.
Cookies and Tracking
When you visit some websites, their web servers generate pieces of information known as cookies. Cookies are commonly used to recognize your computer in the future.
This website uses single-session cookies to serve technical purposes, like providing seamless navigation through our site or determining which language the website is being viewed. These cookies do not permanently record data, and they are not stored on your computer’s hard drive. This website’s session cookies are only available during an active browser session. When you close your browser, the session cookie disappears.
This website also uses multi-session cookies to help us understand how people use the site, and how we can make it better. Traffic statistics are collected anonymously and aggregated, and no information is traceable to any specific individual. We do not collect PII (Personally Identifiable Information) such as social security numbers, date or place of birth.
Tier 1 (single session) and Tier 2 (multi-session without PII)-are used on this website. This website does not use Tier 3 (multi-session with PII) cookies.
Cookies may also be set by the following third-party providers on this website:
• ShareThis: Tier 2 cookies set when the page is loaded – used to measure “click-stream” activity, e.g. web pages viewed and navigated, and time spent on pages.
Usage of a cookie is in no way linked to any personally identifiable information. Users can control (remove or block cookies) at the individual browser level.
General Disclaimer & Copyright Notice
Information presented on this website is considered public information and may be distributed or copied freely unless identified as being subject to copyright protection. In return, we request only that USAID SEA Project be cited as the source of any information, photos, and images copied from this site and that any photo credits or bylines be similarly credited to the photographer or author.
We strongly recommend that USAID SEA data be acquired directly from this website and not through other sources that may change the information in some way or exclude material crucial to the understanding of that information. While we make every effort to provide accurate and complete information, some information may change between site updates.
Disclaimer of Liability
Every effort is made to provide accurate and complete information. However, with the thousands of documents available, often uploaded within short deadlines, we cannot guarantee that there will be no errors. We make no claims, promises, or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness, or adequacy of the contents of this website and expressly disclaim liability for errors and omissions in the contents of this website.
Additionally, neither Tetra Tech nor USAID assume any legal liability for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information, product, or process disclosed herein, nor freedom from computer virus; and do not represent that use of such information, product, or process would not infringe on privately owned rights.
Disclaimer of Endorsement
The information posted on the website includes links to information created and maintained by other public and/or private organizations. This site provides these links solely for our users’ information and convenience. When users select a link to an outside website, they are leaving this website and are subject to the privacy and security policies of the owners/sponsors of the outside website. The managers of this site:
• Do not control or guarantee the accuracy, relevance, timeliness, or completeness of information contained on a linked website;
• Do not endorse the organizations sponsoring linked websites, and we do not endorse the views they express or the products/services they offer;
• Cannot authorize the use of copyrighted materials contained in linked websites. Users must request such authorization from the sponsor of the linked website;
• Are not responsible for transmissions users receive from linked websites;
We strongly recommend that you review the policies of any outside websites you visit from this site, since you will be subject to the privacy and security policies of those other sites, once you leave this website.
We maintain a blog and profiles on several third-party social media sites. While we encourage commenting and conversation on our social media profiles, please remember that they are a public forum and any information provided will be visible to the public. Please do not include personal details such as your telephone number, email address, or any other personal information that you do not want available to the general public.
While some Personally Identifying Information (PII) may become available to us through your use of social media (i.e. we can see your name and picture if you post a comment), we will not be collecting, sharing, or storing that information.
Our presence on social media sites is not intended to endorse, recommend, or favor any third-party company or service provider.
Tetra Tech manages the overall content, design, and organization of this website and coordinates the release of information on the Internet.
We are committed to providing access to all individuals seeking information on this website. To provide this information, this site has been built to comply with Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act (as amended). Section 508 requires that all individuals with disabilities (whether federal employees or members of the general public) have access to and use of information and data, comparable to that provided to individuals without disabilities, unless an undue burden would be imposed on us. If you use assistive technology (such as a screen reader, Braille reader, etc.) and have trouble accessing information on this site, please contact us with the nature of the problem, the URL (web address) of the information you tried to access, and your contact information. We will contact you as soon as possible, and do what we can to provide you with the information you need.
Accessing Documents in Different File Formats
Some documents on this website are in Portable Document Format (PDF) and jpeg, so you can view publications in their original format regardless of the type of computer, browser, or operating system you use to access the Internet. In order to view, navigate through, and print PDF documents, you must first download the free Acrobat Reader software. For best results, you should install version 10.x or later.
For More Information and to Verify Content
If you have any questions or comments about the information presented here, please contact USAID SEA Project through email at firstname.lastname@example.org