Gathering User Information
The method we use to collect and store information varies depending on the site page you visit, the activities you choose to engage in, and the services we provide.
Like many websites, SEAPHE.org automatically collects information and may use electronic tools that are often unnoticed by visitors. For instance, we might log your Internet Service Provider’s name or employ cookies to recognize you and retain your visit’s information. Cookies can store your credentials, sparing you from re-entering them on future visits, or manage advertisement frequency. As we embrace new technology, our information-gathering methods may evolve. You have the option to withhold certain information by, for example, setting your browser to reject cookies, which could limit your access to parts of the site.
Information We Collect
Certain data is collected automatically by Our Site, while other data is collected only when you voluntarily provide it, such as when signing up for our mailing list. The information we collect may include:
- Full name
- Contact details like email addresses and telephone numbers
- IP address, browser type and version, and operating system (automatically collected)
- A list of URLs, including the referring site, your activity on Our Site, and the exit site (automatically collected)
Storing Collected Information
Your data may be stored or transferred outside of the EEA, but we take all reasonable steps to protect it as securely as it would be within the EEA and under the GDPR. This may include legal contracts with third parties and EU-approved Model Contractual Arrangements.
We retain your data only as necessary or with your consent.
Data Retention Policies:
- Customer account data is kept indefinitely unless a removal request is made.
- Involuntarily-collected data (e.g., Cookies) is kept up to one year by web browsers.
Using Collected Information
We utilize the information to improve your experience, offering personalized content and advertising. We respect your privacy and ensure your information remains confidential.
Aggregated Information may be used to enhance our services and may occasionally be shared with our business partners without including any Personally Identifiable Information.
We may also use your Personally Identifiable Information to communicate with you about various aspects of our site and services.
Under specific circumstances, such as legal requirements or business transitions, your information may be disclosed.
To opt out of third-party marketing or to stop receiving our communications, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Partner, Third-Party Websites and Advertisements
SEAPHE.org expects its partners, advertisers, and affiliates, to uphold the privacy of our users. However, it’s important to recognize that these third parties may follow their own privacy and data collection policies. For instance, while visiting our website, you might follow a link or view content within a frame on our site that is actually produced or hosted by a third party. Additionally, our platform might lead you to other websites, features, or competitions provided by external parties. SEAPHE.org is not accountable for the practices or policies of such entities, and we advise reviewing their privacy guidelines when interacting with their services.
Please note that disclosing your Personally Identifiable Information on public forums like message boards or chat rooms makes it accessible to the public and susceptible to use by third parties without our oversight, potentially leading to unwanted communications from others.
Furthermore, your site usage data, such as the pages you browse, can be utilized to target advertising on SEAPHE.org and other websites across the internet. This information may be gathered by third-party ad networks, including Google, SiteScout, various retargeting and remarketing services, Facebook, and YouTube, to tailor advertisements to your previous interactions with our website.
Cookies and Advertising
Cookies are used for storing preferences and session information. You have the option to disable cookies, which may affect site functionality.
Individuals under 18 are not allowed to use or submit personal information on SEAPHE.org. We do not knowingly collect data from minors.
SEAPHE.org reserves the right to amend this policy. We recommend reviewing this page periodically for updates. Your continued use of our site signifies acceptance of these changes. Information collected before changes will be treated as per the applicable rules at that time.