Privacy Policy

World Oceans Day takes seriously the privacy of those that visit the website. World Oceans Day has established this Privacy Policy to communicate what information it collects and how that information is used and safeguarded.

By accessing this website (WorldcOeansDay.org), you acknowledge the terms and conditions expressed herein. World Oceans Day reserves the right to change this policy at its sole discretion and without notice.

What Information is Collected, and Why?

When a user visits the website, World Oceans Day collects information about the visit that does not identify the user personally. World Oceans Day tracks information, such as the domain from which the user is visiting and the user’s browser type. World Oceans Day also collects specific information regarding the user’s session on the website. This includes items such as the date and time of the visit and the pages viewed.

Users may sometimes be asked to voluntarily provide personally identifiable information (PII). This information generally includes, but is not limited to, name, e-mail address, postal address, and telephone number. World Oceans Day collects this information when the user requests one of the following:

  • To register to attend an on-line seminar or demonstration
  • To receive specific information, such as a whitepaper or code sample
  • To sign up for a mailing list
  • To correspond with World Oceans Day
  • Or any other such activity that is deemed necessary

World Oceans Day does not collect any personally identifiable financial or health-related information. World Oceans Day does not intentionally collect information from children under the age of 13.

How is the Information Used?

Non-personally identifiable information (non-PII) is collected to allow World Oceans Day to analyze how the website is used and to improve the content and service the website provides.

Personally identifiable information is collected for analysis to improve the content of the website and the services provided to the user.

World Oceans Day owns the collected information and will not sell, trade, or rent the information to others. World Oceans Day may use the information to continue contact with the user. This may include contact such as follow-up calls, e-mail correspondence, or mail correspondence to follow-up on the contact or to provide marketing information about promotions, new services, or important website changes. World Oceans Day may share this information with its business partners for the specific purpose of a promotion or service offering.

Are “Cookies” Used on the Website?

“Cookies” are small pieces of information that are placed on a web user’s hard drive. World Oceans Day may use cookies to provide you with better service, and to enable analytics of our website visitor data. Cookies are pieces of information that a website transfers to your computer’s hard disk for record-keeping purposes. Cookies can make the Web more useful by storing information about your preferences for a particular site. The use of cookies is an industry-standard, and many major websites use them to provide useful features for their customers. Cookies in and of themselves do not personally identify users, although they do identify a user’s computer. Most browsers are initially set to accept cookies. If you prefer, you can set your browser to refuse cookies. However, you may not be able to take full advantage of the functionality of the World Oceans Day website if you do so.

How is Personally Identifiable Information Safeguarded?

World Oceans Day utilizes industry-standard methods and mechanisms such as firewalls, intrusion monitoring, and passwords to protect electronic information. Multiple physical security methods, such as locking devices and 24-hour premise monitoring are also employed. Finally, access to PII is limited to a small number of personnel and on a need-to-know basis.

Links to Other Websites

World Oceans Day website may contain links to other internet websites. World Oceans Day neither controls nor endorses external sites and is not responsible for the content of such sites. This policy does not cover the privacy policies and data collection practices of non-World Oceans Day websites.

How to Opt-Out of Correspondence

Based on the information a user has provided, World Oceans Day may send e-mail correspondence to the user. Each correspondence will contain an easy means to opt-out of further correspondence.