What About Water? – Privacy Policy

Who we are

What About Water? is a science and media literacy program(not-for-profit) run through the Global Institute for Water Security at the University of Saskatchewan.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content.

Third-Party Services

Like many organizations, we use third-party service providers to assist in delivering our program. Such services include Mailchimp for newsletters, Eventbrite for event registration, FilmFreeway for film competition organization, and others. We may disclose your personal information to these service providers on a need to know basis in order for them to provide services for us. Third party service providers may also collect personal information directly from you. Their collection and use of personal information may be governed by their own terms of use and privacy policies. Where possible, we attempt to make clear when we are using a third-party service, often by linking to the service provider’s website itself.


When you sign up for our newsletter, we collect and store your email address for use in our mailing list. We use Mailchimp for our newsletter and email marketing campaigns. Mailchimp may collect and store additional information for analytics purposes. Click here to learn more about Mailchimp’s privacy practices. You may unsubscribe from our mailing list at any time by clicking the link in the footer of any of our emails. You may request that we delete all of your information stored in Mailchimp at any time by sending an email to whataboutwater@usask.ca.

Cookies and Analytics

Our website may distribute a small file to your browser, called a “cookie”. Such files allow us to provide you with personalized information on your future visits to our websites and may be used for remarketing purposes. Remarketing targets advertising based on internet activity and may involve third parties such as Google or Facebook displaying advertising or messaging from our organization on other sites on the internet. No personally identifying information is collected with cookies. If you wish, you may change the settings on your web browser to deny cookies or to warn you when cookies will be deposited.

In order to improve website performance and user experience, our website uses a third party web analytics service. Summary reports will be used to communicate with our audience better, improve usability on our sites, and help support the online needs of visitors.

University of Saskatchewan Privacy Statement and FOIP Policy

For further details on our privacy policies under the University of Saskatchewan, please see the University of Saskatchewan Privacy Statement and Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Policy.