oceanearth is firmly committed to protecting your privacy on our web site. We encourage all users to read and be aware of the privacy statements of all web sites that collect personally identifiable information. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by this web site.
General Information Collection and Use
oceanearth is the sole owner of any information collected on this site. We will not sell, share, or rent this information to others in ways different from what is disclosed in this statement. We use IP addresses to help analyze trends, administer the site, track user's movement, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information. At present we collect no personally identifiable information from the users of our web site, although this may change in the future.
Our site does not use "cookies". A "cookie" is a piece of data stored on the user's hard drive containing information about the user.
In order to receive certain updates or use certain features of this website, a user may have to first complete a registration form. During registration a user may be asked to give their contact information (such as name and email address). This information is used to contact the user about the services on our site for which they have expressed interest.
If a user wishes to subscribe to our newsletter, we ask for contact information such as name, address, and email address.
Users may opt-out of receiving future mailings; see the choice/opt-out section below.
We may partner with another party to provide specific services, such as airline flights. When the user signs up for these services, we will share names, or other contact information that is necessary for the third party to provide these services. These parties are not allowed to use personally identifiable information except for the purpose of providing these services.
This site has security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse ,and alteration of the information under our control. We also do everything in our power to protect user-information off-line. All of our users' information, not just the sensitive information mentioned above, is restricted in our offices. Only employees who need the information to perform a specific job are granted access to personally identifiable information.
Because we care about the safety and privacy of children online, we comply with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (COPPA). COPPA and its accompanying FTC regulation establish United States federal law that protects the privacy of children using the Internet. We do not knowingly collect contact or personal information from children under 13. Our sites are not intended to solicit information of any kind from children under 13, and we have designed our sites to block our knowing acceptance of information from children under 13 whenever age related information is requested. It is possible that by fraud or deception by others we may receive information given to us or pertaining to children under 13. If we are notified of this, as soon as we verify the information, we will immediately obtain parental consent or otherwise delete the information from our servers. If you want to notify us of our receipt of information by children under 13, please do so by e-mailing us at the address given below.
Correction / Updating Personal Information / Choice / Opt-Out
If a user's personally identifiable information changes (such as your zip code), or if a user no longer desires our service, we will endeavor to provide a way to correct, update, or remove that user's personal data provided to us. This can usually be done by emailing us. Our site provides users the opportunity to opt-out of receiving communications from us and our partners at the point we request information about the visitor. If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this web site, please contact us using the following address : inquire at oceanearth dot org.
Notification of Changes