Privacy Policy

SeaWeb is an initiative of The Ocean Foundation. The Ocean Foundation is committed to respecting the privacy of our donors. We have developed this privacy policy to ensure our donors that donor information will not be shared with any third party. The Ocean Foundation provides this Donor Privacy Policy to make you aware of our privacy policy, and to inform you of the way your information is used. The purposes will be limited to those that are related to our business. The Ocean Foundation uses your information to understand your needs and provide you with better service. Specifically, we use your information to help you complete a transaction, communicate back to you, and update you on Ocean Foundation news. Credit card numbers are used only for donation or payment processing and are not retained for other purposes or after a transaction. We use the comments you offer to provide you with information requested, and we take seriously each recommendation as to how we might improve communication.

Information Is Collected:

  • to establish a relationship and to communicate with donors;
  • to understand who our donors are and how we may improve our services to meet their preferences and expectations;
  • to process a donation, for example, to process a credit card transaction;
  • to issue and deliver a donation tax receipt;
  • to respond to requests for information;
  • to meet requirements imposed by law.
  • Information Collected. Here are the types of donor information that we collect and maintain: contact information: name, organization, address, phone number, email address;
  • Payment information: billing information
  • Information you wish to share: questions, comments, suggestions; and

The Ocean Foundation will not sell, rent, or lease your personal information to other organizations. We assure you that the identity of all our donors will be kept confidential. Use of donor information will be limited to the internal purposes of The Ocean Foundation.

Removing Your Name From Our Mailing List

It is our desire to not send unwanted mail to our donors. Please contact us if you wish to be removed from our mailing list. Contacting Us. If you have comments or questions about our donor privacy policy, please let us know at or 202-887-8996.

Most Ocean Foundation websites use “cookies,” which are small text files stored on your device, to help operate the sites and collect information about online activity. For instance, we use cookies to store your preferences and settings; help with sign-in; provide targeted ads; combat fraud; and analyze site operations. We also use web beacons to help deliver cookies, compile analytics and monitor behavior on websites. These may include web beacons from third-party service providers.

At this time, we do not react to automated browser signals regarding tracking mechanisms, such as “do not track” instructions. You have a variety of tools to control cookies and similar technologies, including: Browser controls to block and delete cookies (look under the heading “Tools”, or similar heading in your particular browser for information controlling cookies) or third party software installed on your browser.”

Learn more

To learn more about The Ocean Foundation’s privacy policy, please go to

SeaWeb uses the email service MailChimp for email outreach to subscribers to our mailing list. If you joined SeaWeb’s mailing list after July 30, 2016, you were only asked to provide your first and last name and email address. If you subscribed previously, information you provided may include the following:

  • Email Address
  • First Name (given name)
  • Middle initial
  • Last Name (surname)
  • Job Title
  • Organization
  • Your Role
  • Street Address
  • Street Address 2
  • City
  • State
  • Zip
  • Country
  • Tags

MailChimp has the capability of logging other information about subscribers to SeaWeb’s mailing list. To learn more about MailChimp’s handling of your information, read their privacy policy at

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