Terms of Use & Privacy Policy

Terms of Use

Last updated: April 6, 2021

Please read these Terms of Use (Terms) carefully before using www.healthyoceanscoalition.org website operated by the Healthy Ocean Coalition.

Your access to and use of the Service is conditioned on your acceptance of and compliance with these Terms. These Terms apply to all visitors, users and others who access or use the Service.

By accessing or using the Service you agree to be bound by these Terms. If you disagree with any part of the terms then you may not access the Service.


We may terminate or suspend access to our Service immediately, without prior notice or liability, for any reason whatsoever, including without limitation if you breach the Terms.

All provisions of the Terms which by their nature should survive termination shall survive termination, including, without limitation, ownership provisions, warranty disclaimers, indemnity and limitations of liability.

Privacy Policy

This policy explains what types of information are collected by our website, www.healthyoceanscoalition.org, and how the Healthy Ocean Coalition (HOC) uses this information.

The HOC does not sell or actively seek to share or use individual contact information (including the personal information of any donor for any purpose other than in support of its activities). However, the HOC makes no guarantees against the disclosure of such information, as certain information may be, for instance, automatically gathered or stored by this website, or be required to be disclosed by legal process. Also, the HOC does not send donor mailings on behalf of other organizations.

What Personally Identifiable Information is Collected

Individuals that register to comment on www.healthyoceanscoalition.org and individuals that sign up to receive Healthy Oceans Coalition e-communications voluntarily provide us with contact information (such as name and e-mail address). We may use this information for specific, limited purposes. You may always "opt out," either now or at any time in the future, if you do not wish to receive our messages.

IP Addresses

The HOC uses your IP address to help diagnose problems with our server, to administer www.healthyoceanscoalition.org, and for statistical metrics used to track website visitor traffic.


www.healthyoceanscoalition.org uses "cookie" messages to automatically help provide better services. They remind us who you are and your preferences for our website based on what you've done and told us before. The "cookie" is placed in your computer and is read when you come back to our website. They let us track your usage of www.healthyoceanscoalition.org so we know which parts of our sites are most popular. You can reject cookies or cancel them by instructing your Web browser accordingly.

Cookies also allow us to analyze user data via Google Analytics to gain insights about how to improve the functionality and user experience of the Website. Website users who do not wish to have their data collected with Google Analytics can visit the Google Analytics Opt-Out page and install the browser add-on.

How Your Information May Be Used

We use your personal information to provide you with personalized service; to send e-mail alerts to you; to answer your requests; to process your membership application; etc. You may choose to opt out at any time, which will cease all communications from us. We may also use your information to track visitors of our website. This lets us see which of our features are the most popular so we can better serve our users' needs. It also lets us provide aggregate data about our traffic (not identifying you personally, but showing how many visitors used which features, for example) to outside parties.

www.healthyoceanscoalition.org includes links to external websites. These links do not fall under the www.healthyoceanscoalition.org domain, and the HOC is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of external websites. Your use of any linked website is solely at your own risk.


We may amend this privacy policy from time to time; please review it periodically. We maintain the option to modify this privacy at any time by electronic notice posted on our website. Your continued use of our website after the date that such notices are posted will be deemed to be your agreement to the changed terms.

If you have any questions, comments or concerns regarding our Privacy Policy please contact us at info@healthyoceanscoalition.org

Thanks to the National Council of Nonprofits, www.councilofnonprofits.org, for providing the framework needed for this Privacy Policy.