COMMITMENT TO YOUR PRIVACY
This website is owned and operated by Oceana, Inc. on behalf of Oceana, Inc. and its world-wide affiliates (collectively “Oceana”). We understand that you value your privacy. This policy governs information you provide to us or that we learn from your use of this website and other contacts with Oceana. It explains how we may collect, use, and in some instances share this information.
Personal Information Defined.
Oceana considers “Personal Information” to include information that alone or when in combination with other information may be used to readily identify, contact, or locate you, such as: name, address, email address, or phone number. Oceana does not consider Personal Information to include information that has been anonymized so that it does not allow a third party to easily identify a specific individual.
INFORMATION OCEANA COLLECTS AND HOW WE USE IT
Information You Provide
We may ask you to provide us with Personal Information if you would like to participate in some activities available on, or benefit from services offered on, this website. Through the use of forms we may collect this information to help provide you with Oceana services and respond to your requests.
If you choose to make a donation or other activity that requires payment, we may also ask for information required for billing and shipment, such as your credit card number, card verification value code, billing address, phone number, and email address.
If you would like to post comments to our blog, you may log in with your log-in credentials from other websites, including Facebook, Twitter, Google, or Yahoo!. When you log in this way, we may collect Personal Information from such websites. For example, when you log in with your Facebook credentials, we may collect the Personal Information you have made publicly available in Facebook, such as your name and profile picture. We may also obtain other information with your permission, such as your email address. The information we obtain may depend on your privacy settings with the other website.
We may collect Personal Information through your communications with our supporter relations and donor relations teams.
We try to limit our requests for Personal Information to information we believe is minimally necessary to achieve our stated collection purposes.
We track website usage data to improve our website. We collect user traffic patterns throughout our website using web logs, cookies, and similar technologies. This information is collected to help improve website flow and usability. In addition, when we send emails to our members and supporters, we track information on clicks-through to our website, including IP addresses. This is done to gauge the effectiveness of our marketing campaigns and to discourage fraudulent use.
Our Usage of Personal Information
We process Personal Information as described above and also for such internal and service-related purposes as:
- To advance our mission including delivering information that may be of interest to our supporters;
- To conduct research and analysis in order to maintain and improve our website and advance our mission;
- To alert you to news updates and related developments, special offers, and other new Oceana offerings. We provide you with controls so that you can determine whether or not you would like to continue to receive such communications if you so choose (as described below);
- To contact you in response to requests for information such as requests made through the “Contact Us” page of our web site.
Oceana does not knowingly collect, maintain, or use any Personal Information from children under 13 years of age. If we become aware that we have collected any Personal Information from children under 13, we will promptly delete such information from our databases. If you are a parent or guardian and discover that your child under the age of 13 has used the website, then you may alert us at firstname.lastname@example.org and request that we delete that child’s Personal Information from our systems.
We make a good faith effort to provide you with access to your Personal Information to correct data that may be inaccurate or delete data at your request. If you would like to review the information in our files, correct it, or ask Oceana to refrain from sending you information in the future, please contact us by e-mail at email@example.com, by calling Oceana’s membership department at +1.202.833.3900, or by writing to the postal address listed below. We may decline to process requests that are unreasonably repetitive or systematic, require disproportionate technical effort, jeopardize the privacy of others, would be extremely impractical, or where information is required to be retained by law or for legitimate business purposes.
OCEANA TRANSFER AND INFORMATION SHARING POLICY
We do not rent, sell, or share Personal Information collected on this website with third parties for their direct marketing purposes without your permission. We may provide Personal Information to or permit access to Personal Information by vendors and service providers who are contracted to help us administer this website. These service providers may process Personal Information on our behalf or use Personal Information to assist Oceana in administering our website. Oceana does not otherwise share Personal Information about website users with third parties unless doing so is appropriate to carry out a user’s request or Oceana reasonably believes that doing so is legally required or is in Oceana’s interest to protect its property or other legal rights or the rights or property of others.
Reorganization of Oceana
If Oceana should ever file for bankruptcy or have its assets sold to or merged with another entity, information Oceana receives from you shall be treated as an Oceana asset and may be transferred as part of any such transactions.
Affiliated Websites, Other Websites, and Advertisements
INTERNATIONAL VISITORS AND CUSTOMERS
This website is hosted in the United States. If you are visiting from the European Union or other regions with laws governing data collection and use that may differ from U.S. law please note that you are transferring your personal data to the United States, a country which does not have the same data protection laws as the EU, and by providing your personal data you consent to:
- the transfer of your personal data to the United States as indicated above.
If Oceana learns of a security systems breach we may attempt to notify you electronically so that you can take appropriate protective steps. By using this website or providing Personal Information to us you agree that we can communicate with you electronically regarding security, privacy and administrative issues relating to your use of this website. Oceana may post a notice on our website if a security breach occurs. Oceana may also send an email to you at the email address you have provided to us in these circumstances. Depending on where you live, you may have a legal right to receive notice of a security breach in writing. To receive free written notice of a security breach (or to withdraw your consent from receiving electronic notice) you should notify us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
CHANGES AND UPDATES
Postal Mail Address:
Oceana E-Activism Services
1350 Connecticut Avenue, NW, 5th Floor
Washington, DC 20036
Effective: May 2010