Semillas del Oceano understands that your privacy is important. This policy explains how we acquire, store, and use your data. It also explains what options you have for how we use your data.
About This Policy
This policy applies to web sites owned and operated by Semillas del Oceano, including www.semillasdeloceano.com.
Why Semillas del Oceano Collects Information
Semillas del Oceano collects personal information from members, friends, and supporters to communicate with them, offer opportunities to engage with Semillas del Oceano’s mission in various ways, and keep you up to date on our work. Semillas del Oceano also tracks member and supporter participation in various activities, events, and programs.
You and Your Information
Semillas del Oceano recognizes that privacy is an important concern for many people. In relation to your information, you can:
- Request a copy of the data held about you
- Request that your data be transferred to a third party of your choosing in a readable format
- Contact Semillas del Oceano to correct incorrect, inaccurate, or incomplete personal data
- Request that your data be erased
- Change your mind about receiving emails or other contact from us by updating your subscriber preferences or emailing us.
- Request restriction of how your data is processed.
Semillas del Oceano’s records are generally comprised of basic personal and contact information and notes on your engagement in Semillas del Oceano programs. Semillas del Oceano does not make decisions based on automated processing at this time, but if it does, you will have the right to request that decisions regarding you are made by natural persons only and contest any decision made.
What Data Semillas del Oceano Collects and How It Is Used
Even if you do not register with Semillas del Oceano, we collect Non-Personal Information about your use of our Web site, special promotions, and newsletters.
Most browser software can be set to reject all Cookies. Most browsers offer instructions on how to reset the browser to reject Cookies in the “Help” section of the toolbar. If you reject our Cookies, certain functions and conveniences of our Web site may not work properly. However, users who register with our site to use our tools and view our educational materials are required to accept our Cookies for proper operation. We do not link Non-Personal Information from Cookies to Personally Identifiable Information without your permission.
- Web Beacons
We also may use Web Beacons to collect Non-Personal Information about your use of our website and the websites of selected sponsors and advertisers, and your use of special promotions or newsletters. The information collected by Web Beacons (i) allows us to statistically monitor how many people are using our website and selected sponsors’ and advertisers’ sites, (ii) how many people open our emails, and (iii) for what purposes these actions are being taken. Our Web Beacons are not used to track your activity outside of our websites or those of our sponsors’. We do not link Non-Personal Information from Web Beacons to Personally Identifiable Information without your permission.
- Third Parties Collecting Non-Personal Information on Semillas del Oceano’s Behalf
- Physical Location
Semillas del Oceano obtains your consent (via an opt-in) before using information from pin-pointing technology like GPS or cell tower information. You can withdraw your consent (opt-out) for the use of “location” by Semillas del Oceano at any time by changing your location services in the “Settings” function on your mobile device.
Disclosure of Your Information
- Disclosure to Semillas del Oceano Operations and Maintenance Contractor
- Disclosure to Third Party Contractor Websites
Semillas del Oceano also provides links to sites provided by Third Party Contractor Websites that have business arrangements with Semillas del Oceano to pay commissions based on sales of products or services generated through Semillas del Oceano. An example of this would be “Ad links” from Yahoo on our Search pages.
- Disclosure to Linked Sites
How Semillas del Oceano Handles Privacy and Security Internally
Here are some of the security procedures that Semillas del Oceano uses to protect your privacy:
- Requires both a personal username (log-in name) and a password in order for users to access their Personally Identifiable Information in any private areas.
- Requires a public ‘nickname’ different from the username and password, used for any public forums.
- Uses firewalls to protect information held in our servers.
- Utilizes Secure Socket Layer (SSL) encryption in transmitting Personally Identifiable Information to our servers. In order to take advantage of encryption technology, you must have an Internet browser which supports 128-bit encryption.
- Closely monitors the limited number of Semillas del Oceano employees who have potential access to your Personally Identifiable Information.
- Backs-up our systems to protect the integrity of your Personally Identifiable Information.
- Has a Data Protection Officer tasked with ensuring that users’ data is respected.
Despite Semillas del Oceano’s efforts to protect your Personally Identifiable Information, there is always some risk that an unauthorized third party may find a way around our security systems or that transmissions of your information over the Internet may be intercepted.
Non-Personal Information: Information that is not traceable back to any individual and cannot be used to identify an individual. For example, information such as gender, age, city and state when not linked with other Personally Identifiable Information is Non-Personal Information.
Personally Identifiable Information (PII): (also called Personal Information): Information that can be traced back to an individual (contrast with Non-Personal Information and Aggregate Information). Examples of Personally Identifiable Information include your name, home address, telephone number, email address, and Social Security number.
If other pieces of information are linked to Personally Identifiable Information, they also become Personally Identifiable Information. For example, if you use a nickname to chat online and give out your real name while chatting, your nickname becomes Personally Identifiable Information when linked with other Personally Identifiable Information.