Aqueous Solutions LLC privacy policy

This website is owned and operated by Aqueous Solutions LLC (or "Aqueous"). Assuring your privacy is a primary concern. Because we gather certain types of information about our users, we feel you should fully understand our policy and the terms and conditions surrounding the capture and use of that information.

This privacy statement discloses what information we gather and how we use it. In short, we do not sell, rent, or lend the information you provide when you visit this site. When you apply to download the free GWB Student Edition, however, we reserve the right to share the information you submit with the Student Edition sponsors, as described below.

Information Aqueous gathers and tracks

Aqueous gathers two types of information about users:

  • Information that users provide through optional, voluntary submissions. These are voluntary submissions to participate in our forum, or to file a request for a quote, training, demo, online order, or software feature. We use the email address you submit to contact you by email
  • Information Aqueous gathers through aggregated tracking information derived mainly by tallying page views throughout our sites. Under no circumstances does Aqueous divulge any tracking information about an individual user to a third party

Aqueous gathers user information in the following free services that require some type of voluntary submission of personal information by users:

  • Users of the site's forum register separately for this service (which is free of charge) in order to post messages, although they need not register to visit the site. During registration the user is required to supply a username, password, and email address
  • Our site allows users to electronically submit a request for a quote, training, demo, online order, or software feature. In this case, the user submits his name and email address and other information, as appropriate. The information is used to respond to the user's request
  • You may apply on our site to download the free GWB Student Edition. The information you submit may be shared with the Student Edition sponsors, as described below


Consistent with the Federal Children's Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (COPPA), we will never knowingly request personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 13 without requesting parental consent.

Usage tracking

Aqueous may track user traffic patterns throughout its site. We do not correlate this information with data about individual users.


"Cookies" are temporary text files that contain information about users' visits to a web site. Aqueous does not currently employ cookies on its website.

Use of information

Aqueous uses any information voluntarily given by our users to fulfill our primary mission of providing geochemical modeling software to users, helping them to apply that software, and keeping users informed about issues that relate to use of the software.

We will not disclose any information about any individual user except to comply with applicable law or valid legal process or to protect the personal safety of our users or the public.

Sharing of the information

We will not share information about individual users with any third party, except to comply with applicable law or valid legal process or to protect the personal safety of our users or the public.

GWB Student Edition

The free GWB Student Edition is supported by sponsors, who may include professional societies, commercial concerns of interest to geochemists, and other third parties. The information in the previous paragraphs of this Policy notwithstanding, we reserve the right to share with our sponsors the information you submit when you apply for the Student Edition.

Opt-out policy

We give users options wherever necessary and practical. Such choices include:

  • Unsubscribing from email contact
  • Opting not to register and submit postings to the forum, or to delete past postings
  • Opting not to submit electronic requests
  • Opting not to apply for the free GWB Student Edition

Your consent

We will ask your consent before we contact you by email. You may unsubscribe from email contact at any time. If we decide to materially change our privacy policy, we will notify you so that you are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances we disclose it.