Collection of your Personal Information
We do not collect any personal information about you unless you voluntarily provide it to us. However, you may be required to provide certain personal information, such as first and last name and email address, to us when you elect to use certain products or services. These may include: (a) registering for an account; (b) entering a sweepstakes or contest sponsored by us or one of our partners; (c) sending us an email message. To wit, we will use your information for, but not limited to, communicating with you in relation to services and/or products you have requested from us. We also may gather additional personal or non-personal information in the future.
Use of your Personal Information
ProtectedSeas collects and uses your personal information to operate and deliver the services you have requested.
ProtectedSeas may also use your personally identifiable information to inform you of other products or services available from ProtectedSeas and its affiliates.
Sharing Information with Third Parties
ProtectedSeas does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties.
ProtectedSeas may share data with trusted partners to help perform statistical analysis, send you email or postal mail, provide customer support, or arrange for deliveries. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to ProtectedSeas, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.
ProtectedSeas may disclose your personal information, without notice, if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on ProtectedSeas or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of ProtectedSeas; and/or (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of ProtectedSeas, or the public.
Tracking User Behavior
ProtectedSeas may keep track of the websites and pages our users visit within ProtectedSeas, in order to determine what ProtectedSeas services are the most popular. This data is used to deliver customized content within ProtectedSeas to customers whose behavior indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area.
Automatically Collected Information
Information about your computer hardware and software may be automatically collected by ProtectedSeas. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring website addresses. This information is used for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the ProtectedSeas website.
The ProtectedSeas website may use “cookies” to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.
One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the Web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalize ProtectedSeas pages, or register with ProtectedSeas site or services, a cookie helps ProtectedSeas to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as billing addresses, shipping addresses, and so on. When you return to the same ProtectedSeas website, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the ProtectedSeas features that you customized.
You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the ProtectedSeas services or websites you visit.
This website contains links to other sites. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the content or privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of any other site that collects personally identifiable information.
Security of your Personal Information
ProtectedSeas secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. ProtectedSeas uses the following methods for this purpose:
- SSL Protocol
- When personal information (such as a credit card number) is transmitted to other websites, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) protocol.
We strive to take appropriate security measures to protect against unauthorized access to or alteration of your personal information. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet or any wireless network can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your personal information, you acknowledge that: (a) there are security and privacy limitations inherent to the Internet which are beyond our control; and (b) security, integrity, and privacy of any and all information and data exchanged between you and us through this Site cannot be guaranteed.
Right to Deletion
Subject to certain exceptions set out below, on receipt of a verifiable request from you, we will:
- Delete your personal information from our records; and
- Direct any service providers to delete your personal information from their records.
- Please note that we may not be able to comply with requests to delete your personal information if it is necessary to:
- Complete the transaction for which the personal information was collected, fulfill the terms of a written warranty or product recall conducted in accordance with federal law, provide a good or service requested by you, or reasonably anticipated within the context of our ongoing business relationship with you, or otherwise perform a contract between you and us;
- Detect security incidents, protect against malicious, deceptive, fraudulent, or illegal activity; or prosecute those responsible for that activity;
- Debug to identify and repair errors that impair existing intended functionality;
- Exercise free speech, ensure the right of another consumer to exercise his or her right of free speech, or exercise another right provided for by law;
- Comply with the California Electronic Communications Privacy Act;
- Engage in public or peer-reviewed scientific, historical, or statistical research in the public interest that adheres to all other applicable ethics and privacy laws, when our deletion of the information is likely to render impossible or seriously impair the achievement of such research, provided we have obtained your informed consent;
- Enable solely internal uses that are reasonably aligned with your expectations based on your relationship with us;
- Comply with an existing legal obligation; or
- Otherwise use your personal information, internally, in a lawful manner that is compatible with the context in which you provided the information.
Children Under Thirteen
ProtectedSeas does not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under the age of thirteen. If you are under the age of thirteen, you must ask your parent or guardian for permission to use this website.
From time to time, ProtectedSeas may contact you via email for the purpose of providing announcements, promotional offers, alerts, confirmations, surveys, and/or other general communication. In order to improve our Services, we may receive a notification when you open an email from ProtectedSeas or click on a link therein.
If you would like to stop receiving marketing or promotional communications via email from ProtectedSeas, you may opt out of such communications by clicking the UNSUBSCRIBE button.
Changes to this Statement
ProtectedSeas welcomes your questions or comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you believe that ProtectedSeas has not adhered to this Statement, please contact ProtectedSeas at:
ProtectedSeas, Anthropocene Institute
2475 Hanover St, Suite 100
Palo Alto, California 94304
Effective as of February 06, 2023
Terms and Conditions for Data Download
Use of the Data
The Data is provided to you for informational purposes only. YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT THE DATA ONLY CONTAINS A SUMMARY OF KEY ELEMENTS OF CERTAIN LAWS AND REGULATIONS, AND IS NOT A COMPLETE OR COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE TO COMPLIANCE. THE DATA MAY BE INCOMPLETE, INACCURATE, OR OUT OF DATE. THE DATA DOES NOT CONSTITUTE A LEGAL DOCUMENT AND IN NO EVENT SHALL THE DATA BE USED FOR SUCH PURPOSES. YOU ARE OBLIGATED TO COMPLY WITH ALL APPLICABLE LAWS AND REGULATIONS WHICH MAY BE APPLICABLE TO YOU. YOU HEREBY ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT THE READING AND COMPREHENSION OF APPLICABLE LAWS AND REGULATIONS ARE YOUR SOLE RESPONSIBILITY. YOU SHOULD NOT RELY ON THE DATA AS A SOURCE OF LEGAL INFORMATION OR ADVICE AND YOU SHOULD SEEK INDEPENDENT CONFIRMATION OF ALL APPLICABLE LAWS AND REGULATIONS BEFORE UNDERTAKING ANY ACT OR OMISSION IN, OR RELATED TO, A MARINE AREA. The Data may be subject to additional terms and conditions, including, without limitation, ownership and/or restrictions on the use, copying, or distribution of the Data. Please contact the applicable agency, organization, or other managing authority for such additional terms and conditions.
As required by 17 U.S.C. 403, third parties publishing copyrighted works consisting predominantly of the material produced by U.S. government agencies must provide notice with such work(s) which clearly identifies the U.S. Government material incorporated and stating that such material is not subject to copyright protection within the United States. The information contained in the Data with respect to federal regulations is in the public domain and not subject to copyright protection within the United States unless specifically annotated otherwise (copyright may be held elsewhere). Foreign copyrights may apply.
ANTHROPOCENE INSTITUTE IS PROVIDING THE DATA ON AN “AS-IS” BASIS FOR USE AT YOUR OWN RISK. ANTHROPOCENE INSTITUTE DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, WHETHER EXPRESS, IMPLIED OR STATUTORY, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY AND ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF TITLE, NON-INFRINGEMENT OF THIRD PARTY RIGHTS, MERCHANTABILITY, 116497740 v3 SATISFACTORY PURPOSE, AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. ANTHROPOCENE INSTITUTE DOES NOT WARRANT THAT YOUR ACCESS TO THE DATA WILL BE ERROR-FREE OR UNINTERRUPTED, OR THAT THE DATA, OR THE RESULTS FROM YOUR USE THEREOF, WILL BE CORRECT, COMPLETE, ACCURATE, RELIABLE, OR VIRUS-FREE. YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOU HAVE RELIED ON NO WARRANTIES. BY ACCESSING OR USING THE DATA YOU REPRESENT AND WARRANT THAT YOUR ACTIVITIES ARE LAWFUL IN EVERY JURISDICTION WHERE YOU ACCESS OR USE THE DATA.
Limitation of Liability
Governing Law and Venue
ProtectedSeas Marine Area Map by ProtectedSeas is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
When attributing or acknowledging use of Navigator, we recommend the following citation:
The ProtectedSeas Navigator Map of Conservation Regulations, ProtectedSeas®, https://mpa.protectedseas.net/ (last visited [date])
- Data download
Navigator Data Download, ProtectedSeas®, https://protectedseas.net/mpa-download-data (last visited [date])
Based on a work at https://mpa.protectedseas.net/.
All text within the ProtectedSeas dataset is gathered from publicly available sources. Language contained within purpose statements or summarized restricted and allowed activities are generally taken wholly or partially from resources linked within this dataset.