Privacy Policy

Thank you for visiting the Blue Carbon Initiative. We respect your privacy and are committed to protecting your personal information. The following privacy policy applies to information collected at www.thebluecarboninitiative.org. Amendments to this policy will be posted at this URL and will be effective when posted. Your continued use of this Web site following the posting of any amendment, modification or change shall constitute your acceptance thereof.

1. Information collected

For each visitor to www.thebluecarboninitiative.org, our web server may automatically recognize and collect non-personally identifiable information, such as inbound domain names, your computer’s IP address, the type of browser in use, and pages viewed. This data tells us which pages our users visit and what information they volunteer, such as survey information and/or site registrations.

We do not collect any personally identifiable information about you unless you voluntarily submit such information to us, for example by requesting access to the password restricted area of the Blue Carbon Initiative’s Web site or for signing up for the Blue Carbon Initiative newsletter and other Blue Carbon Initiative updates.

The types of information that may be requested include your name, e-mail address, and organizational affiliation.

2. Use of Information

In general, we will only use personal information you provide to us for the purpose for which such information was provided and to contact you when necessary, for example for communications related to your access to the password protected area of the Blue Carbon Initiative’s Web site or to receive materials from us periodically about blue carbon news and programs or upcoming events.

Any non-personally identifiable information we collect is used only for internal review, to improve our web content, to optimize your web experience and, in some cases, to customize the content and/or layout of select pages.

We do not share your information with any other organizations or companies. We will disclose information we have collected only when legally required to do so; at the request of governmental authorities conducting an investigation; to verify or enforce compliance with the policies governing our Web site and applicable laws or to protect against misuse or unauthorized use of our Web site.

3. Use of Cookies

We may use cookies to record past activity on our Web site in an effort to provide better and faster service upon your return visits to the Blue Carbon Initiative Web site. We may also customize certain web content based on your browser type, bandwidth or other settings to optimize your site experience.

4. Use of IP Addresses

We may use your IP Address to help diagnose problems with our server, and to administer our Web site.

5. Security

We have put industry standard security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse and alteration of personal information under our control.

6. Linked Web sites

Our Web site contains links to other Web sites. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such Web sites.

7. Update Personal Information and Communications Preferences

If you wish to update your personal information with us, change or communications preferences or no longer wish to receive communications from us, please tell us so by email, phone or written letter. Please include your exact name and contact details so that we can correctly remove you from our mailing list. Our mailing address is:

Conservation International Foundation
2011 Crystal Drive, Suite 500
Arlington, VA 22202

We can be reached via e-mail at thebluecarboninitiative@conservation.org or by telephone at 703.341.2400.

8. Children’s Guidelines

We do not knowingly collect identifiable personal information from children under age 13. If we discover that a person under the age of 13 has provided us with any personally identifiable information, we will delete that information from our systems. We are unable to reply to information requests from children under the age of 13, if so identified. A parent or guardian must initiate any requests for information from children under the age of 13 on their behalf. We encourage parents to supervise children when they browse the Internet.

If you feel that this site is not following its stated privacy policy, please contact us by email or phone or contact The DMA’s Committee on Ethical Business Practices at mgoldberger@the-dma.org.