About STC: Privacy Policy, Security & Site Terms

This website is owned and operated by Sea Turtle Conservancy (STC) located at: 4424 NW 13th Street, Suite B-11, Gainesville, FL 32609. We can be reached via e-mail at stc@conserveturtles.org, or you can reach us by telephone at 352-373-6441. We may change this privacy policy from time to time by updating this posting. Please check this page periodically for changes. Your continued use of this site following the posting of changes to this policy will mean you accept those changes. Donor and Website Visitor privacy and security are important to us. As you browse our website, shop at our online store, or make a donation, you can be sure that your transactions are secure, your e-mail and mailing addresses are confidential, and that we will not sell or provide any data supplied by you to any third-party.

Sea Turtle Conservancy (“STC”) respects privacy, and we know that many care about how information is used and shared. This Privacy Policy, Security and Site Terms apply to the STC website www.conserveturtles.org, to all associated subdomains, online services, and mobile applications, and to those sites listed in the paragraph below labeled “Additional Websites Subject to the Privacy Policy” (collectively, the “Sites”). By visiting any of the Sites, you are accepting the practices described in this Privacy Policy. If you disagree with any of the terms herein, please immediately discontinue use of the Sites.

Additional Websites Subject to the Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy shall apply to the following websites and all associated subdomains:

  • www.tourdeturtles.org
  • www.helpingseaturtles.org
  • www.fmtphm.org

Privacy Policy & Security

What Information We Collect

When you visit the Sites, STC may collect personal information that you provide, such as your name, address, email address, and the last 4 digits of any donation or payment information. STC does not store full credit cards or security code numbers. “Personal Information” is information that identifies you as an individual or relates to an identifiable person.

In addition, STC use a variety of techniques to gather other information about your use of the Sites, including, among other things, your IP address, browser type, mobile device type, content visited while on the Sites, and the duration of your visit to the Sites. “Other Information” is any information that does not reveal your specific identity or does not directly relate to an individual.

How We Collect Information

STC collects Personal Information that you provide while using the Sites. For instance, STC gathers information when you fill out forms on the Sites, including, for example, e-newsletter sign-up forms and donation forms.

STC does not partner or use any 3rd party ad services or content delivering services.

STC may collect Other Information in a variety of ways, including:

  • “Cookies” to help us monitor traffic and collect information about use of the Sites. Cookies are pieces of data placed on your device when you visit the Sites that help us recognize you when you come back to the Sites. STC uses the aggregated information collected from cookies to measure the number of visits to the Sites, the average time spent on the Sites, the identity and number of pages viewed, and to gather other traffic data and information that allows us to improve the Sites.
  • STC uses Google Analytics, which uses cookies and other, similar technologies to collect information about Site use anonymously and reports website trends, without identifying individual visitors. You can learn about Google’s practices by going to https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners/, and opt out of them by downloading the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on, available at https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
  • Certain information is collected by most browsers or automatically through your device, such as your Media Access Control (MAC) address, computer type (Windows or Macintosh), operating system name and version, device, language, and Internet browser type and version.
  • We may collect your IP address, which is a number that is automatically assigned to the computer that you are using by your Internet Service Provider. An IP address may be identified and logged automatically in our server log files whenever a user accesses the Sites, along with the time of the visit and the page(s) that were visited. Collecting IP addresses is a common practice and is done automatically by many websites, applications and other services. We use IP addresses for purposes such as calculating usage levels, helping diagnose server problems, and administering the Sites.
  • Information that you provide, such as your preferred means of communication, does not personally identify you unless it is combined with your Personal Information.
  • We may aggregate Personal Information. Aggregated information does not personally identify you or any other user of the Sites (for example, we may aggregate Personal Information to calculate the percentage of our users who use iPhones to access the Sites).

How We Use Collected Information

The Personal Information that we collect may be used:

  • To send you information about STC or STC partners.
  • To personalize your interactions with STC, such as to customize emails, send requests to participate events in your area, and otherwise target content and communications to you.
  • To respond to inquiries and fulfill your requests, such as to process donations, renew your membership, or send you information about a project, as well as to provide membership services.
  • For our internal purposes, such as data analysis, audits, fraud monitoring and prevention, developing new products and services, enhancing, improving or modifying the Sites, identifying usage trends, determining the effectiveness of our promotional campaigns, and operating and expanding our activities.

The Personal Information that STC collects:

  • Will not be shared with or sold to anyone else without your authorization.
  • Will not be used to send mailings on behalf of other organizations.

We may also use and disclose your Personal Information as we believe to be necessary or appropriate: (a) under applicable law, including laws outside your country of residence; (b) to comply with legal process; (c) to respond to requests from public and government authorities, including public and government authorities outside your country of residence; (d) to enforce our terms and conditions; (e) to protect our operations or those of any of our affiliates; (f) to protect our rights, privacy, safety or property, and/or that of our affiliates, you, or others; and (g) to allow us to pursue available remedies or limit the damages that we may sustain.

How Can You Control Collection of Your Information?

  1. Set your web browser to inform you of when cookies are being set before a cookie is stored and refuse any request to set cookies, and do not accept cookies from STC. Erase all STC cookies from your hard drive.
  2. Do not provide your information when prompted by the Sites.

Please note, however, that if you choose to reject or erase cookies, your ability to navigate the Sites may be limited. Further, in the event you choose not to share information, STC will be unable to respond to your request for STC information.

Finally, if you would like to modify or remove Personal Information you have previously provided us as part of making a donation, please email STC at membership@conserveturtles.org. If you created an account to make a purchase in our online gift shop, you can manage your profile by visiting https://conserveturtles.org/my-shopping-account/.

How Long Do We Keep Your Online Data?

We keep your data for as long as you have an online gift shop account with us. We also keep some data for security investigation. Most importantly, we have specific obligations for fraud detection and tax reasons. Therefore, we might need to retain certain data even if you ask to delete it.

How Can You Stop Receiving Communications from STC?

If you would like to opt out of receiving content from STC, you can:

  • Take the opportunity to opt out using the links on the bottom of emails STC sends to you.
  • Call STC at 352-373-6441 to tell us you do not want to receive communications from STC.
  • Email STC at mmembership@conserveturtles.org to tell us you do not want to receive communications from STC.

Do you think you are receiving spam from STC?

  • Please be advised that spammers may illegally use STC to send out unsolicited e-mail.
  • STC is in not associated with these e-mails and is in no way responsible for sending them.
  • If you receive a suspicious e-mail with an attachment, DO NOT open the attachment. STC does not send attachments with any of its e-mail communications.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

STC may from time to time and at its discretion amend this Privacy Policy. The “Effective Date” legend at the top of this page indicates when this Privacy Policy was last revised. Any changes to this Privacy Policy will become effective when we post the revised Privacy Policy on the Sites. Your continued use of the Sites following these changes means that you accept the revised Privacy Policy.

Security

STC uses industry standard encryption technologies, when transferring and receiving data from visitors on Sites. We seek to use reasonable organizational, technical, and administrative measures to protect Personal Information within our organization. Unfortunately, no data transmission or storage system can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. If you have reason to believe that your interaction with us is no longer secure, please immediately notify us in accordance with the “Contact Information” section below.

Contact Information

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact STC at membership@conserveturtles.org or 352-373-6441. You can also send a letter to:

Membership
Sea Turtle Conservancy
4424 NW 13th St, Ste B11
Gainesville, FL 32609 USA

 

Site Terms and Conditions

Sea Turtle Conservancy (“STC”)

PLEASE READ THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS (“SITE TERMS”) CAREFULLY BEFORE USING THIS WEB SITE. BY USING THIS WEB SITE, YOU AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS, DO NOT USE THIS SITE.

STC reserves the right to change or modify any of the terms and conditions contained in the Site Terms or any policy or guideline of the Sites, at any time and in its sole discretion. Any changes or modification will be effective immediately upon posting of the revisions on the Sites. Your continued use of the Site following the posting of changes or modifications will constitute your acceptance of such changes or modifications. Therefore, you should frequently review the Site Terms and applicable policies from time to time to understand the terms and conditions that apply to your use of the Site. If you do not agree to the amended terms, you must stop using the Sites.

General

STC controls and operates the Sites from the United States. STC makes no representation that materials in the Sites are appropriate or available for use in other locations, and access to this Site from territories where its contents are illegal is prohibited. Those who choose to access the Sites from other locations do so on their own initiative and are responsible for compliance with applicable local laws.

Sites Linked From This Site; Third Party Content

The Sites may contain links to third party websites (“Third Party Sites”) and may contain or link to third party information, materials, communications or other content (collectively the “Third Party Content”). Such Third Party Content and Third Party Sites are not under STC’s control, and STC does not endorse, assume any responsibility or liability for, or make any representations or warranties regarding, the Third Party Sites, the Third Party Content or any products or services offered by any third parties on the Site or any Third Party Site. STC does not intend links on this Site to be referrals or endorsements of the linked entities, or their products or services, and are provided for convenience only. Your use of Third Party Sites or Third Party Content, or any third party products and services, is at your own risk and subject to the terms and conditions or the provider. If you feel that a linked website contains inappropriate materials, please inform STC’s webmaster. We will review and remove the site if it no longer contains relevant or appropriate content.

Sites Linking to This Site

If you link another Website to this Site, we ask that you inform STC.  Such a link may not suggest or imply STC’s endorsement or approval of any product, position, entity, or individual, or portray STC in a false, misleading, derogatory or otherwise defamatory manner, and the linking site may not contain any adult or illegal material or any material that is offensive, harassing or otherwise objectionable. STC may request that a link be removed. You may not use the STC logo or other proprietary graphic of STC to link to the Site without the express written permission of STC. Further, you may not frame or provide inline links to the Site without STC’s express written consent.

Copyright and Limited License

Unless otherwise indicated in the Sites, the Sites and all content and other materials on the Sites, and arrangement thereof (collectively, the “Site Materials”) are the proprietary property of STC, STC Sponsors, or STC Partners and are protected by U.S. and international copyright, trademark, and other intellectual property laws. Permission is granted to access and use the Site and to display, copy, print and download the Site Materials for personal, non-commercial use only, in accordance with these Site Terms and the other rules and restrictions contained in the Sites, provided you do not modify the Site Materials and that you retain all copyright, trademark, and other proprietary notices contained in the materials. In addition, you agree that such permission does not include: (a) any commercial use or any resale or redistribution of the Sites or the Site Materials therein; (b) the collection and use of any product listings, pictures or descriptions; (c) the distribution, public performance or public display of any Site Materials, (d) making any derivative uses of the Sites and the Site Materials, or any portion thereof; (e) use of any data mining, robots or similar data gathering or extraction methods; (f) downloading (other than the page caching) of any portion of the Sites, the Site Materials or any information contained therein, except as expressly permitted on the Sites; or (g) any use of the Sites or the Site Materials other than for its intended purpose. The permission granted herein is revocable at any time, with or without cause. Except as expressly stated herein, none of the Site Materials may be copied, reproduced, distributed, republished, downloaded, displayed, posted, transmitted or otherwise used in any form or by any means, including, but not limited to, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, or otherwise, without the prior written permission of STC or the copyright owner. The permission given to you terminates automatically if you breach any of the Terms and Conditions. Upon termination, you must immediately destroy any downloaded and printed materials. You also may not, without STC’s permission, “mirror” any material contained on this Site on any other server. Any unauthorized use of any material contained on this Site may violate applicable law (including copyright laws, trademark laws, the laws of privacy and publicity, and communications regulations and statutes).

Copyright Complaints

If you believe in good faith that your copyrighted work has been reproduced on the Sites without authorization in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please provide STC with the following information:

  1. An electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright or other intellectual property interest;
  2. A description of the copyrighted work or other intellectual property that you claim has been infringed;
  3. A description of where the material that you claim is infringing is located on this site;
  4. Your address, telephone number, and email address;
  5. A statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and
  6. A statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information in your notice is accurate and that you are the copyright or intellectual property owner or authorized to act on the copyright or intellectual property owner’s behalf.

Trademarks

The STC sea turtle logo, the Sea Turtle Conservancy, the STC initials are trademarks of STC and may not be copied, imitated or used, in whole or in part, without the prior written permission of STC. You may not use any metatags or any other “hidden text” using “Sea Turtle Conservancy,” the STC initials, or any other name, trademark or product or service name of STC without our prior written permission.

Disclaimer

YOUR USE OF THIS SITE, THE SITE MATERIALS AND THE SERVICES PROVIDED ON OR THROUGH THE SITE (THE “SERVICES”) IS AT YOUR OWN RISK AND ARE PROVIDED “AS IS”, WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND. STC DOES NOT REPRESENT OR WARRANT THAT THE SITE, THE SITE MATERIALS OR THE SERVICES ARE ACCURATE, COMPLETE, RELIABLE, CURRENT OR ERROR-FREE OR THAT THE SITE OR ITS SERVERS ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. YOU SHOULD USE INDUSTRY-RECOGNIZED SOFTWARE TO DETECT AND DISINFECT VIRUSES FROM ANY DOWNLOAD. STC IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS OR OMISSIONS. REFERENCE TO ANY PRODUCTS, SERVICES, PROGRAMS OR OTHER INFORMATION, BY TRADE NAME, TRADEMARK, MANUFACTURER, SUPPLIER OR OTHERWISE DOES NOT CONSTITUTE OR IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, SPONSORSHIP OR RECOMMENDATION THEREOF, OR ANY AFFILIATION THEREWITH, BY STC. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT ALLOWED BY THE LAW, STC EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ANY AND ALL WARRANTIES, CONDITIONS AND OTHER TERMS EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, STATUTORY OR OTHERWISE, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, NON-INFRINGEMENT OF THIRD PARTIES’ RIGHTS AND FITNESS FOR PARTICULAR PURPOSE.

Feedback and Materials

Any comments or materials sent to STC (via any medium including e-mail and regular mail) including feedback data, such as questions, ideas, comments, suggestions, or the like regarding this Site or any other products or programs of STC (collectively “Feedback”), shall be deemed to be non-confidential and shall become the sole property of STC. You hereby assign all rights in the Feedback to STC, and STC shall have no obligation of any kind with respect to such Feedback. Without limiting the foregoing, STC shall be free to reproduce, use, disclose, exhibit, display, transform, create derivative works and distribute the Feedback to others without limitation, without acknowledgment or compensation to you. Further, you expressly waive any moral rights you may have in such Feedback.

Limitation of Liability

IN NO EVENT SHALL STC, ANY OTHER PARTY (WHETHER OR NOT INVOLVED IN CREATING, PRODUCING, MAINTAINING OR DELIVERING THE SITE), AND/OR THE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, SHAREHOLDERS OR AGENTS OF ANY OF THEM, BE LIABILE FOR ANY DIRECT, INCIDENTIAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, LOSS OF USE, LOSS OF INCOME, LOSS OF ACTUAL OR ANTICIPATED PROFITS, LOSS OF BUSINESS, LOSS OF CONTRACTS, LOSS OF GOODWILL OR REPUTATION, LOSS OF ANTICIPATED SAVINGS, LOSS OF, DAMAGE TO OR CORRUPTION OF DATA, WHETHER IN AN ACTION IN CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO NEGLIGENCE) OR OTHERWISE, ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH THE USE OF THE SITE, THE SERVICES, THE CONTENT OR THE MATERIALS CONTAINED IN OR ACCESSED THROUGH THE SITE, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION ANY DAMAGES CASED BY OR RESULTING FROM RELIANCE BY USER ON ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED FROM STC, OR THAT RESULT FROM MISTAKES, OMISSIONS, INTERRUPTIONS, DELETION OF FILES OR EMAIL, ERRORS, DEFECTS, VIRUSES, DELAYS IN OPERATION OR TRANSMISSION OR ANY FAILURE OF PERFORMANCE, WHETHER OR NOT RESULTING FROM ACTS OF GOD, COMMUNICATIONS FAILURE, THEFT, DESTRUCTION OR UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO STC’S RECORDS, PROGRAMS OR SERVICES. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AGGREGATE LIABILITY OF STC, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, WARRANTY, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE, WHETHER ACTIVE, PASSIVE OR IMPUTED), PRODUCT LIABILITY, STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHER THEORY, ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THE USE OF THE SITES EXCEED ANY COMPENSATION YOU PAY, IF ANY, TO STC FOR ACCESS TO OR USE OF THE SITES.

Indemnity

You agree to defend, indemnify and hold STC, and its affiliates, independent contractors, service providers, suppliers, licensors and consultants, and their respective its officers, directors, employees, and agents (the “Indemnified Parties”), harmless from and against any claims, damages, costs, actions, demands, liabilities, and settlements and expenses (including without limitation, reasonable attorneys’ fees) arising out of or related to your violation of these Terms and Conditions, any User Content you post, store or otherwise transmit on or through the Site, or your use of or inability to use the Site, including without limitation any actual or threatened suit, demand or claim made against the Indemnified Parties, arising out of or relating to the Content, your conduct, or your violation of the rights of any third party.

Severability/Waiver

If any provision of these Site Terms is deemed unlawful, void or for any reason unenforceable, then such provision shall be deemed severable from these Site Terms and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions. No waiver of any of these Site Terms shall be deemed a further or continuing waiver of such term or condition or any other term or condition.

Governing Law and Jurisdiction

These Site Terms and your use of the Site are governed and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Florida, applicable to agreements made and to be entirely performed in the State of Florida, without resort to its conflict of law provisions. You agree that any action at law or in equity arising or in any way relating to these Site Terms shall be filed only in the state and federal courts located in the State of Florida and you hereby irrevocably and unconditionally consent and submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of such courts over any suit, action or proceeding arising out of these Site Terms.

Contact Information

If you have any questions, please contact STC at stc@conserveturtles.org or 352-373-6441. You can also send a letter to:

Sea Turtle Conservancy
4424 NW 13th St, Ste B11
Gainesville, FL 32609

Last Modified: December 12, 2018