Privacy policy

Effective May 25, 2018

The Save Our Seas Foundation (SOSF) is committed to protecting your privacy.

This document aims to help you understand what information we might collect about you and how we use it. This Privacy Policy applies to all Save Our Seas Foundation sites – that is all sites within the saveourseas.com and saveourseasmagazine.com domains (SOSF websites).

GENERAL INFORMATION COLLECTION AND USE
The Save Our Seas Foundation is the sole owner of the 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 collect information from our users at several different points on our website.

VISITOR TRACKING
We use IP addresses to track website visits, analyze trends, administer the site, and gather demographic information for analysis. IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information.

COOKIES
Our site uses cookies. A cookie is a piece of data stored on the user’s hard drive containing information about the user. Usage of a cookie is in no way linked to any personally identifiable information while on our site. Cookies enable us to track and target the interests of our users to enhance the experience on our site.

Please note that during your visits to SOSF websites you may notice some cookies that are not related to the Save Our Seas Foundation. When you visit a page with content embedded from, for example, Vimeo or Twitter, you may be presented with cookies from these websites. Disabling these cookies may interfere with, or break, the functionality offered by these third parties.

SECURITY
We have appropriate security measures in place to protect against the loss, misuse or alteration of information that we have collected.

USER-SUBMITTED CONTENT
Whenever you post content to the Save Our Seas Foundation site, such as a comment on a blog post, this content will become part of the website. In some instances, the Save Our Seas Foundation will need to moderate and/or approve submitted content before it becomes visible on our website.

NEWSLETTER
If you wish to subscribe to our newsletter, we ask for contact information such as name and email address. This allows the Save Our Seas Foundation to send you emails about our work. You can opt out of receiving the newsletter by clicking the unsubscribe link at the bottom of any newsletter.

SHARING
The Save Our Seas Foundation will keep your information confidential except where disclosure is required or permitted by law (for example to government bodies and law enforcement agencies) or as described in the section “Offensive or Inappropriate Content” below.

HOSTING
We use Hetzner Online as the hosting provider for SOSF websites.

Hetzner Online GmbH
Industriestr. 25
91710 Gunzenhausen
Germany

You can find their data policy here:
https://www.hetzner.com/rechtliches/datenschutz

SERVER LOG FILES
We automatically collect and store information that your browser transmits to use in “server log files” on our server. These contain:

– Browser type and browser version
– Operating system used
– Referrer URL
– Host name of the accessing computer
– Time of the server request
– IP address

This data will not be combined with data from other sources or be used to identify individual users.

THIRD PARTIES
The Save Our Seas Foundation uses the following third-party services to improve the performance and usability of our site. We have signed Data Processing Agreements with these parties and require that they comply with the GDPR and respect your privacy.


CLOUDFLARE – We use Cloudflare to provide faster access to SOSF websites through their global content delivery network.

Cloudflare, Inc.
101 Townsend St.
San Francisco, CA 94107
USA

You can find their privacy policy here:
https://www.cloudflare.com/security-policy/

GOOGLE ANALYTICS – We use Google Analytics to track visits to SOSF websites in order to better understand users’ interests.

Google LLC
1600 Amphitheatre Parkway
Mountain View, CA 94043
USA

You can find their data processing terms here:
https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/3379636

HOTJAR – We use Hotjar to track visits to SOSF websites in order to better understand users’ interests. Neither Hotjar nor we will ever use this information to identify individual users.

Hotjar Ltd, Level 2
St Julians Business Centre,
3, Elia Zammit Street
St Julians STJ 1000
Malta, Europe

You can find their privacy policy here:
https://www.hotjar.com/legal/policies/privacy

You can opt-out of Hotjar tracking by following this link:
https://www.hotjar.com/legal/compliance/opt-out

MAILCHIMP – We use MailChimp to send email newsletters to users who have signed up to receive them via the sign-up forms on SOSF websites. We use Mailchimp to track newsletter engagement through opens and clicks to better tailor their content to users’ interests. You can instantly unsubscribe from these emails by clicking the unsubscribe link at the bottom of any newsletter.

The Rocket Science Group LLC d/b/a MailChimp
Attn. Privacy Officer
675 Ponce de Leon Ave NE, Suite 5000
Atlanta, GA 30308 USA

You can find their privacy policy here:
https://mailchimp.com/legal/privacy/

FLUIDREVIEW – We use FluidReview to manage our grant program applications.

Fluidreview
12 York Street, 2nd Floor
Ottawa, ON K1N 5S6
Canada

You can find their privacy statement here:
https://www.surveymonkey.com/mp/legal/privacy-basics-enterprise/

OFFENSIVE OR INAPPROPRIATE CONTENT
If you post or send offensive, inappropriate or objectionable content anywhere on the Save Our Seas Foundation website, we may use your personal information to stop such activity.

NOTIFICATION OF CHANGES
If we change our Privacy Policy, this page will be updated so our users may remain aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose it.

CONTACT US
If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, you may contact us by email: admin@saveourseas.com