Like most website operators, The SEA People collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. The SEA People’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how The SEA People’s visitors use its website. From time to time, The SEA People may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website. The SEA People also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on http://theseapeople.org blog posts. The SEA People only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below.
– Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information: Certain visitors to The SEA People’s websites choose to interact with The SEA People in ways that require The SEA People to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that The SEA People gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who contact us, opt to receive emails from us or make a donation to provide their email address. We ask those who apply for membership to our Charitable Foundation, to provide further details including name, address, phone number, and at times personal interest or hobbies as part of the application process.
Security: The security of your Personal Information is important to us, but remember that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage is 100% secure. While we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your Personal Information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.
– Links To External Sites
– Protection of Certain Personally Identifying Information –
The SEA People discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on The SEA People’s behalf or to provide services available at The SEA People’s website, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using The SEA People’s website, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. The SEA People will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, The SEA People discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when The SEA People believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of The SEA People, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered use of http://theseapeople.org and have supplied your email address, or if you are a donor and have supplied your email address, The SEA People may occasionally send you an email to tell you about our organisation, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with The SEA People. We primarily use our our website and social media platforms to communicate this type of information, so we expect to keep this type of email to a minimum. If you send us a request (for example via a support email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. The SEA People takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.
– Aggregated Statistics
The SEA People may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its website. The SEA People may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, The SEA People does not disclose your personally-identifying information.
– E-commerce and online transactions
Those who engage in transactions with The SEA People – by purchasing The SEA People’s services or products or by making a donation online, are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, The SEA People collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with The SEA People. The SEA People does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities, or from having a membership application approved.