Privacy Statement

The Whale Sanctuary Project (WSP) is committed to your right to privacy and to keeping your personal information secure. This Privacy Policy governs the URL www.whalesanctuaryproject.org and electronic communications sent out by the WSP.

Information You Voluntarily Provide

The WSP collects and maintains certain personal information about you when you complete any of our online forms, such as when you make a donation, sign an action alert, subscribe to our newsletters, or sign up for SMS alerts. Information may include your full name, mailing address, mobile phone number, email address, and any other information collected in our online forms.

Other Information

The WSP website also collects certain other information that cannot identify you personally when you visit our website. This information may include your IP address and domain names. The WSP logs these IP addresses and domain names, and aggregates them for system administration and to monitor the use of our site. We use the aggregated information to measure the number of visits to our site, the average time spent on our site, the number of pages viewed, and various other site statistics. This monitoring helps us provide a more useful and engaging online experience to site visitors, and helps us to improve the quality of our content.

Cookies

The WSP may use cookies to make results available for your on-site searches. Cookies are not used for any other reason on this site. A cookie is a small file that is sent out by a web site, accepted by the user’s browser, and placed on the user’s hard drive. You can always set your browser to warn of cookies being placed, and then choose which cookies you want to accept. The WSP does not match any information gathered by cookies with personal information you may have voluntarily submitted to the WSP.

Google Analytics Advertising Features

The WSP may use the following Google Analytics Advertising Features on our website: Demographics and Interests Reporting, Geography, and Site Behavior. We use this information to help deliver more relevant information to you based on your location, past interactions with our site, and demographic information. We do not store this information in an individually-identifiable format, and we do not share this information with third-parties.

If you wish to opt-out of Google Analytics Advertising Features, you may do so here: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout/

Linking

We may offer links to other websites. Please note: When you click on links to other websites, we encourage you to read their privacy policies. Their standards may differ from ours. The WSP makes no warranties regarding the data collection and privacy policies of these other websites.

Ways Information about You Is Used

We may use the information you voluntarily provide to contact you regarding issues we feel you may be interested in, to keep you updated regarding WSP programs and news, and to extend an invitation to you to support our work. Every recipient of our electronic communications can easily “opt out” of future such communications by following the instructions at the bottom of any electronic communication we send.

Changes to our Privacy Policy

We will occasionally update this Privacy Policy as necessary to protect our users and to accommodate a changing environment. The changes to our Privacy Policy will be deemed to be effective from the date of posting on our sites unless we specify otherwise. We recommend that you check the Privacy Policy when you visit our Sites to be sure that you are aware of and understand our current policy. We will not make any retroactive material changes in how we handle previously collected Personal Information unless you allow us to do so, or unless we are legally required to do so, and in such a case we will make efforts to inform registered visitors of information on material changes to this Privacy Policy via email.

Contacting the Whale Sanctuary Project

If you would like to contact the WSP about your personal information that we might have collected, or questions about this Privacy Policy, please email us at info@whalesanctuaryproject.org.

Updated August 18, 2017