Effective as of September 1, 2016
What This Policy Covers
This policy covers the ways we treat information, including personally identifiable information, that we obtain from you when you visit or provide information through the Mission Blue Service or otherwise provide information to The Sylvia Earle Alliance. We regard “personally identifiable information” as information we obtain from you that someone can use to identify or contact you, such as your real name, telephone number, email address, or physical mailing address.
What This Policy Does Not Cover
Consent to Collection and Processing in The United States
Mission Blue’s technology infrastructure is based in the Unites States. Accordingly, by using the Mission Blue Service, you consent to having your information, including personally identifiable information, transferred to and processed in the United States.
The effective date of this policy is set forth above. From time to time, Mission Blue may change or amend this policy. If we make a material change, we’ll notify you, either through a prominent notice at our website, in an email message, or through other reasonable means.
Information You Provide to Us. When you choose to make use of some features of the Service, you will be asked to provide information – such as your email address, name, address, city, state, etc.
Log Files & Analytics. Similar to many websites and internet services, we gather certain information automatically and store it in web server log files. This information includes your web request, Internet Protocol (“IP”) address information, unique device identifier (e.g., UDID, MAC Address, etc.), browser type, referring / exit pages and URLs, number of clicks, domain names, landing pages, pages viewed, and other such information. In addition, we may receive an automatic confirmation when you open an email from Mission Blue. We may analyze such data using our own analytics, Google Analytics, or other similar third-party services. To learn more about how Google Analytics collects and uses your data when you use the Mission Blue Service, and how you can control the information sent to Google Analytics, please review https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners. We use these log files and analytics to improve and administer our site, to analyze trends, and to gather information about our user base.
Cookies. A cookie is a small text file that is stored on the computer of a website visitors. It can contain information that allows our website to recognize you when you return to it, and information about your viewing preferences. It can also help us understand how you arrive at our site and what pages you view during your visit. Cookies allow us to track and understand the interests of our website visitors, and help us enhance the overall experience on our site. If you prefer not to receive cookies, you can set your web browser software to disable them. To do so, please refer to the help section of your specific web browser for more information on how to manage or disable cookies.
Do Not Track. At this time, the Service does not respond to “do not track” signals sent from browsers.
To Provide the Service to You. We will use the personal information you provide, and any general information we collect about you, to provide the Mission Blue Service to you, which include the following:
Please note that we may other companies, agents, and/or contractors to perform services on our behalf or to assist us with providing the Service to you. For example, we may engage such service providers to provide marketing, communications, website hosting infrastructure and IT services, personalize and optimize the Service, process credit card transactions, provide customer service, collect debts, and analyze and enhance data. In the course of providing such services to us, these other companies may have access to your information. We do not authorize these companies to use or disclose your personal information, except in connection with providing the services we request from them.
Business Transfers. In some cases, we may choose to buy or sell assets. In these types of transactions, customer information is typically one of the business assets that is transferred. Moreover, if Mission Blue or substantially all of its assets were acquired or liquidated, customer information would likely be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquirer of Mission Blue may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.
Retention of Your Information. We will only retain your information to the extent: (i) it is needed for the purposes which we have conveyed to you; (ii) we are required by law to maintain such information; or (iii) it is needed for us to address any issues or inquiries that you may have. If you choose to donate funds to Mission Blue (thank you!), we will keep any information either you or our payment processor provides to us indefinitely, so that we may contact you regarding future donation opportunities, until you request that we delete that information (as explained below).
CA Shine the Light / Your California Privacy Rights. California Civil Code Section 1798.83, known as the “Shine the Light” law, permits members of our community who are California residents to request and obtain from us a list of what personal information (if any) we may have disclosed to third parties for direct marketing purposes in the preceding calendar year, including the names and addresses of those third parties. Requests may be made once a year and are free of charge. If you would like to make a request pursuant to California Civil Code Section 1798.83, you must do so in writing via email to info[at]mission-blue.org; please include the phrase “Request for California Privacy Information” in the subject line and in the body of your message. We currently do not share any personal information with third parties that are not under our common ownership or common control for their direct marketing purposes.
Network Security. Both we and our partners employ a variety of commercially reasonable encryption and security technologies and procedures to protect information, including your personal information, from unauthorized access. Please be aware that no method of transmission over the internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure, thus, while we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.
Management Procedures. Both we and our partners maintain standard physical and electronic procedural safeguards that limit access to your personally identifiable information to employees (or people working on our behalf and under obligations of confidentiality) who, through the course of standard business activities, need to access your personally identifiable information.
Notice Concerning Children. PLEASE NOTE: The Mission Blue Service is a general audience service, and we do not direct any of our content specifically at children under 13 years of age. We understand and are committed to respecting the sensitive nature of children’s privacy online. If we learn or have reason to suspect that a user of the Service is under age 13, we will promptly delete any personal information we may have regarding that user. If you have such information, please contact us at info[at]mission-blue.org.
If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from our promotional email list, you may do so by clicking the “unsubscribe” link contained in each email message, by emailing us at info[at]mission-blue.org, or by writing to us at the address provided below. Please note that although you may opt out of receiving promotional emails generally, Mission Blue reserves the right to communicate with you via email regarding specific matters (for example, if you opt out but then request information, we will email with you to discuss your request).
If you would like Mission Blue to delete any personally identifiable information it may have regarding you, please send an email to info[at]mission-blue.org or write to us at the address provided below. Please include the phrase “Request for Deletion of Personal Information” in the subject/re: line of that email of letter, to help ensure proper handling.
Attn: Privacy Officer
P.O. Box 6882
Napa, CA 94581
We will make every effort to resolve your concerns.