Privacy Policy

Effective Date/Last Modified:  August 14, 2020


1.  Scope

The Ocean Agency (referred to herein as “The Ocean Agency,” or “we,” “us,” or “our”) recognizes that your privacy is very important and take it seriously.  This Privacy Policy applies to:

  • The Ocean Agency’s website,, the websites listed in Section 19, below, titled “Additional Websites Subject to the Privacy Policy” and all associated subdomains (including any versions optimized for viewing on a wireless or tablet device) (hereinafter collectively referred to as the “Websites”);
  • The online services or software offered by way of the Websites;
  • All email newsletters published or distributed by The Ocean Agency;
  • All other interactive features and communications provided by The Ocean Agency, however accessed and/or used, that are operated by The Ocean Agency, made available by The Ocean Agency, or produced and maintained by The Ocean Agency; and
  • Any other website, application, service, or tool on or in which these Terms are posted, linked, or referenced (all of The Ocean Agency’s digital services, including the Websites, are hereinafter collectively referred to as the “Services”).

The Services are owned or operated by The Ocean Agency and its affiliates.

This Privacy Policy describes:

  • Information that we receive from you when you interact with the Services;
  • How we use and process the information that we receive
  • If and why Personal Information may be disclosed to third parties; and
  • Your choices regarding the collection and processing of your Personal Information. 

Please note that this Privacy Policy does not apply to information collected through third-party websites or other services that you may access through the Services.


2.  User Consent and Incorporation

PLEASE REVIEW THIS PRIVACY POLICY CAREFULLY BEFORE YOU START TO USE THE SERVICES.  When you submit information to or through the Services, you consent to the collection and processing of your information as described in this Privacy Policy.

By using the Services, you accept the terms of this Privacy Policy and our Terms of Service and consent to our collection, use, disclosure, and retention of your information as described in this Privacy Policy. 

If you have not done so already, please also review our Terms of Service.  The Terms of Service contain provisions that limit our liability to you.  This Privacy Policy is incorporated into and made a part of our Terms of Service. 



3.  Effective Date and Changes to the Privacy Policy

The “Effective Date” of this Privacy Policy is set forth at the top of this webpage.  Whenever possible, we will provide you with advance written notice of our changes to this Privacy Policy. We will not make retroactive changes that reduce your privacy rights unless we are legally required to do so.  Your continued use of the Services after the Effective Date constitutes your acceptance of the amended Privacy Policy.  The amended Privacy Policy supersedes all previous versions.


4.  Information We Collect

Personal Information vs. Usage Information

We collect various kinds of information that you provide to us as well as information we obtain from your use of the Services.  Some of the types of information that we collect include:

“Personal Information” means information associated with or used to identify or contact a specific person.  Personal Information includes: (1) contact data (such as name and e-mail address); (2) demographic data (such as location or country of residence); (3) certain Usage Data (defined below), such as IP address; and (4) user-generated content.

“Usage Information” or “Usage Data” is information about an individual’s online activity that, by itself, does not identify the individual, such as browser type, operating system, and webpages visited.

Generally, we do not consider Usage Data as Personal Information because Usage Data by itself usually does not identify an individual. Personal Information and Usage Data may be linked together.  Different types of Usage Information also may be linked together and, once linked, may identify an individual person.  Also, some Usage Data may be Personal Information under applicable law.


Sensitive Personal Information

Certain Personal Information (e.g., social security numbers, financial information, information related to racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religion or other beliefs, information about personal health, biometrics or genetic characteristics, criminal background, or trade union membership) is characterized as sensitive and subject to stricter regulation than other Personal Information. 

We ask that you not send us, and you not disclose, any sensitive Personal Information on or through the Services or otherwise to us, unless explicitly requested.  If we do explicitly request such sensitive Personal Information, before providing it to us we urge you to carefully consider whether to disclose your sensitive Personal Information to us.  If you do provide sensitive Personal Information to us, you consent to its use and disclosure for the purposes and in the manner described in this Privacy Policy.


Location Data

“Location Data” is a category of Personal Information collected about the location of a mobile device or computer, including:

  • the location of the mobile device or computer used to access the Services derived from GPS or WiFi use
  • the IP address of the mobile device or computer or internet service used to access the Services;
  • other information made available by a user or others that indicates the current or prior location of the user, such as information that you or others post indicating your location and geotag information in photographs.


5.  Combining Information from Third-Party Sources 

We may combine the information we collect from you with information from other sources and use the combined information as described in this Privacy Policy.  


6.  How We Collect Information

We collect information that you provide to us and from your use of the Services.  Your level of engagement with The Ocean Agency determines the amount and type of information we will collect, and the majority of the information we collect is given to us directly from you.  Some information is collected automatically through use of data collection tools.

We collect information about you in the following ways:


From You.  We collect information from you when you: 

  • Use the Services.  You can access many of our Services without submitting any Personal Information to us.  However, if you wish to access additional content or participate in some of our activities, we may ask that you provide Personal Information.  For example, we collect Personal Information from you when you: email us; use the Websites’ “Contact Us” feature to contact us for help or information; complete and submit a form, petition, registration, survey, or poll on or through the Websites; or otherwise voluntarily provide any of your Personal Information to us through the Websites or otherwise by or through the Services.
  • Supply Your e-mail Address.  When you sign up on or through our Services, join our mailing list, take an advocacy action, share your story, or complete some other data form, you will be asked to supply your email address.  The Ocean Agency does not sell or rent your email address to any third party.  Email addresses gathered from subscribers to The Ocean Agency are only available to employees managing this information for purposes of contacting you or sending you emails based on your request for information, and to contracted service providers and vendors for purposes of providing services relating to our communications with you.  The Ocean Agency will only use your email address to send information about The Ocean Agency (such as news and events, special programs, and fundraising).  From time to time, we may send out email messages that might include information about like-missioned organizations and companies, but we do not provide them with access to any Personal Information that you have provided.  The Ocean Agency complies with those provisions of the CAN-SPAM Act applicable to charitable organizations. All email messages contain a link to unsubscribe from The Ocean Agency email.  You may subscribe or unsubscribe to The Ocean Agency at any time by contacting us at or sending a notice by United States mail to our address provided at the end of this policy.
  • Include Personal Information in User Content.  Some parts of our Services may allow users to post or transmit messages, comments, screen names, computer files, and/or other materials.  If you choose to make Personal Information public through the Services, The Ocean Agency will consider that information public.  We will collect the information and content that you post or transmit through the Services, such as when you or post any information, comments, or messages to any chat groups, bulletin boards, forums, blogs, or other facilities that may exist on the Websites or as part of the Services.
  • Connect with social media through the Services.  The Services may offer you the ability to use Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat, Pinterest, or any other social media platforms or services (collectively, “Social Media”) in conjunction with the Services.  When you access the Services through your Social Media account, the Services may, depending on your privacy settings, have access to information that you have provided to the Social Media platform.  We may use this information for the purposes described in this Privacy Policy or at the time the information was collected.  When you associate your Social Media account with one of our Social Media accounts, you agree that we may collect, use and store the information provided by Social Media services as described in this Privacy Policy.

From Our Business Partners and Service Providers.  Third parties that assist us with our business operations also collect information (including Personal Information and Usage Data) about you through the Services and share it with us.  For example, our third party payment processor collects and shares information with us in connection with charitable donations to The Ocean Agency made through the Services.

Usage Data.  We also automatically collect Usage Data when you interact with the Services, including, among other things, your IP address, browser type, mobile device type, content visited while on the Websites and the duration of your visit to the Websites.


7.  Cookies and Other Information Collection Tools


We and the service providers that help us provide the Services, use small text files called cookies. 

“Cookies” are small computer files sent to or accessed from your web browser or your computer’s or tablet’s hard drive that contain information about your computer, such as a user ID, user settings, browsing history, and activities conducted while using the Services.  Cookies are not themselves personally identifiable, but may be linked to Personal Information that you provide to us through your interaction with the Services.  A Cookie typically contains the name of the domain (internet location) from which the cookie originated, the “lifetime” of the Cookie (i.e., when it expires) and a randomly generated unique number or similar identifier.


How We Use Data Collection Tools

Cookies help us improve the Services by customizing users’ experience with the Services; enabling us to analyze technical and navigational information about the Services; and helping to detect and prevent fraud.

We also use other Cookies and other data collection tools (such as web beacons and server logs), which we collectively refer to as “Data Collection Tools,” to help improve your experience with the Services.  For example, Data Collection Tools help us make the Services more relevant to users.  The Services also may use Data Collection Tools to collect information from the device used to access the Services, such as operating system type, browser type, domain and other system settings, as well as the operating system used, and the country and time zone in which the computer or device is located.

We use essential Cookies to help make the Websites and other web applications usable by enabling basic functions like session management.  Certain Cookies may also help us comply with legal requirements (e.g., the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation).  The Websites may not function properly without these Cookies.  Many of the essential Cookies we use are transient.  A transient Cookie expires when you close your browser.  We use analytics Cookies that collect information about how visitors interact with and use the Websites.  This information enables us to improve how the Websites works generally.  We use functional Cookies to remember the choices you make and provide enhanced features such as support that may be of particular interest to you.  These Cookies allow us to personalize your return visits and to save you time during certain activities.


Control of Cookies 

We will ask for your permission and consent to place Cookies or Data Collection Tools on your computer, tablet, or mobile device, except where they are essential for us to provide you with a service that you have requested.  You can withdraw any consent to the use of Cookies or manage any other Cookie preference.  Web browsers allow some control of most Cookies through the browser settings.

You do not have to accept our Cookies and can block them by activating the setting on your browser.  Most web browsers have settings allowing a user to reject Cookies or to alert a user when a Cookie is placed on the user’s computer, tablet, or mobile device.  Most mobile devices also offer settings to reject mobile device identifiers.  Although users are not required to accept Cookies or mobile device identifiers, blocking or rejecting them may prevent access to some features available through the Services.

The table below provides more information about the Cookies we use on the Websites and why:


Cookie Source

The Websites are hosted by Squarespace and Squarespace also serves as The Ocean Agency’s data processor in connection with the Services.  Squarespace collects Usage Data when you visit the Websites, including:

  • Information about your browser, network, and device;
  • Web pages you visited prior to coming to this website; and
  • Your IP address.

For information about the functional and required Cookies that Squarespace uses, visit The cookies Squarespace uses.


Data Collection by Other Third Parties
Certain third parties that we do not control (i.e., our service providers, contractors, and/or agents who help us provide and manage the Services by hosting the Websites and by providing data analyses) may use Data Collection Tools on the Services.  This Privacy Policy does not apply to those third parties or their Data Collection Tools.

Do Not Track Requests
We do not currently take actions to respond to “Do Not Track” signals sent by your web browser because the “Do Not Track” browser-based standard signal has yet to gain widespread acceptance.  We may adopt a standard once one is created that gains widespread acceptance. 


8.  How We Use Your Information

We may use the information we collect for any of the following purposes:

  • To provide the Services to you, including presenting the Websites and the contents in a suitable and effective manner for you and your computer or mobile device;
  • To operate, improve and personalize the Services we offer, and to give each user a more consistent and personalized experience when interacting with us
  • To better understand how users access and use the Services, for the purposes of trying to improve the Services and to respond to user preferences, including language and location customization, personalized help and instructions, or other responses to users’ usage of the Services;
  • To send you information, newsletters, and publications about The Ocean Agency and/or The Ocean Agency’s partners (that you may opt out of via instruction in email messages);
  • To communicate with users and to facilitate social sharing functionality;
  • To help us develop new Services and improve our existing Services;
  • For customer service, security, to detect fraud or illegal activities, or for archival and backup purposes in connection with the provision of the Services; and
  • To enforce our Terms of Service or other applicable policies of The Ocean Agency.

Please note that, in order to provide you with a better experience and to improve the Services, information collected through the Services may be used in an aggregated or individualized manner.  For example, Personal Information collected during use of one of the Services may be used to suggest particular content that can be made available to the user on another of the Services or be used to try to present more relevant information in another of the Services.


9.  How We Share and Disclose Your Information

We will not sell your Personal Information to third parties for their use without your consent.  We may share and disclose information as described at the times information is collected or as follows: 

When you consent.  We may share Personal Information with third parties if you have given us your consent to do so.  Your Personal Information may be disclosed:

  • By you, on message boards, chat, profile pages, blogs, and other services to which you are able to post information and materials.  Please note that any information you post or disclose through these services will become public and may be available to users of the Websites and to the general public.  We urge you to be very careful when deciding to disclose your Personal Information, or any other information, on the Websites.
  • To your friends associated with your Social Media account, to other website users and to your Social Media account provider, in connection with your social sharing activity, such as if you connect your Social Media account to the Services.  By connecting your Social Media account, you authorize us to share information with your Social Media account provider, friends associated with your Social Media account, and other website users, and you understand that the use of the information we share will be governed by the recipients’ privacy policy(or policies).  If you do not want your Personal Information shared with other users or with your Social Media account provider, please do not connect your Social Media account with the Services, and do not participate in social sharing on the Websites.


Internal Operations and Affiliates. Your Personal Information may be shared within The Ocean Agency and among its program affiliates, which is defined for this purpose as corporate affiliates of The Ocean Agency with your consent.

With third party service providers performing services on our behalf. We share information, including Personal Information, with our service providers to perform the functions for which we engage them, including hosting of the Websites, data analyses, Service development, maintenance and support, payment processing, email distribution, and promotions management, only to the extent that these entities need the information to perform their services or as required and/or permitted by law, unless any additional use or sharing of the information is separately permitted under another provision of our Privacy Policy.  We will only transfer your Personal Information to trusted third parties who provide sufficient guarantees in respect of the technical and organizational security measures governing the processing to be carried out and who can demonstrate a commitment to compliance with those measures.

In aggregated form.  We may share Personal Information about you in an aggregated form—that is, in a statistical or summary form that does not include any personal identifiers—with third parties in order to discover and reveal trends about how users like you interact with our services.

For legal purposes.  We also may share information that we collect from users, as needed, to enforce our rights, protect our property or protect the rights, property or safety of others, or as needed to support external auditing, compliance and corporate governance functions. We will disclose Personal Information as we deem necessary to respond to a subpoena, regulation binding order of a data protection agency, legal process, governmental request or other legal or regulatory process.  We may also share Personal Information as required to pursue available remedies or limit damages we may sustain.

During corporate changes.  We may transfer information, including your Personal Information, in connection with a merger, sale, acquisition or other change of ownership or control by or of us or any affiliated company (in each case whether in whole or in part). When one of these events occurs, we will use reasonable efforts to notify users before your information is transferred or becomes subject to a different privacy policy.


10.  Information Retention and Disposal 

We retain information as long as it is necessary and relevant for our operations.  We also retain Personal Information to comply with applicable law, prevent fraud, resolve disputes, troubleshoot problems, assist with any investigation, enforce our Terms of Service, and other actions permitted by law.  After it is no longer necessary for us to retain information, we dispose of it according to our data retention and deletion policies.


11.  Information Storage and Security

We employ industry-standard security measures, including organizational, technological, and physical safeguards that are designed to protect the security of all information submitted through the Services.  However, the security of information transmitted through the internet can never be guaranteed. 

We are not responsible for any interception or interruption of any communications through the internet or for changes to or losses of data.  Users of the Services are responsible for maintaining the security of any form of authentication involved in obtaining access to secure areas of any of our digital services.  In order to protect you and your data, we may suspend your use of any of the Services, without notice, pending an investigation, if any breach of security is suspected. Access to and use of secure areas of any of the Services are restricted to authorized users only.  Unauthorized access to such areas is prohibited and may lead to criminal prosecution.

If you have reason to believe your interaction with us is no longer secure, please notify us immediately at


12.  Links to Third Party Services

The Services may contain links to third-party websites and services (“Third Party Services”) with which we have no affiliation.  A link to any Third Party Service does not mean that we endorse it, or the quality or accuracy of information presented on it.  If you decide to visit a Third Party Service, you are subject to its privacy policy and practices and not this Privacy Policy.  We encourage you to carefully review the legal and privacy notices of all other digital services that you visit.


13.  Disclaimer: Not Child-Directed

The Services are intended for a general audience, and are not directed at children under 13 years of age.  If you are under the age of majority in your place of residence, you may use the Services only with the consent of or under the supervision of your parent or legal guardian.

We do not knowingly gather “Personal Information” (as defined by the U.S. Children’s Privacy Protection Act, or “COPPA”) in a manner not permitted by COPPA.  Consistent with the requirements of COPPA, if we learn that we have received any Personal Information directly from a child under 13 years of age without first receiving his or her parent’s or legal guardian’s verified consent, we will use that information only to respond directly to that child (or his or her parent or legal guardian) to inform the child that he or she cannot use the Services and subsequently we will delete that information.  

If you are a parent or guardian and you believe we have collected information from your child in a manner not permitted by law, please contact us at  We will remove the data to the extent required by applicable laws.


14.  Choices About Use and Disclosure of Information

Access to Personal Information
It is important to us that you are able to access and review the Personal Information we have about you.  If you have any questions about how to access your Personal Information, please contact us at

Correction and Removal 
If any of the information that we have about you is incorrect, or you wish to have information (including Personal Information) removed from our records, please contact us at

Opting Out
If you prefer not to receive emails or messages from us, please let us know by clicking on the unsubscribe link within any such emails or messages that you receive, or contact us at


15.  Transfer of Personal Data Outside of the European Economic Area and International Users

We will not transfer Personal Data (defined in Section 16, below) relating to individuals within the European Economic Area (“EEA”) to third parties (i.e., those outside of The Ocean Agency’s group of affiliates and service providers) located outside of the EEA without ensuring adequate protection under the applicable European law.  Where a third party is located in a country not recognized by the European Commission as ensuring an adequate level of protection, we (or our affiliates or service providers) will take appropriate steps, such as implementing standard contractual clauses recognized by the European Commission, to safeguard your Personal Data.

The Ocean Agency is headquartered in the United States and the Services are hosted in the United States.  If you are located outside the United States, your information is collected in your country and then transferred to the United States — or to another country in which we (or our affiliates or service providers) operate.  Any Personal Information collected through the Services about visitors located outside of the United States is processed in the United States by us or by a party acting on our behalf. 



16.  Data Protection Privacy under the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation

The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) and other privacy laws protect Personal Data (defined below) collected from citizens of European Union Member States.  The GDPR is a comprehensive data protection law that strengthened the protection of Personal Data in light of rapid technological developments, the increasingly global nature of business, and more complex international flows of Personal Data.  The GDPR replaces a patchwork of national data protection laws with a single set of rules, directly enforceable in each European Union Member State.

 If the GDPR applies to you, then you may request information about: 

  • The general purpose of the Personal Data processing;
  • The categories of Personal Data concerned;
  • Who else outside The Ocean Agency may have received Personal Data from The Ocean Agency;
  • What the source of the Personal Data was (if you did not provide it directly to The Ocean Agency); and
  • How long the Personal Data will be stored.

The Ocean Agency collects and stores certain Personal Data through our Services for the reasons set forth in Section 8, above, titled “How We Use Your Information.”  In order for The Ocean Agency to collect this information, you must consent to the collection of your Personal Data.  The Ocean Agency will only use your Personal Data for the purposes established in this Privacy Policy, unless we discover another purpose that is in line with The Ocean Agency’s original purpose for collection.  In the event that you do not consent to the collection of your Personal Data, then The Ocean Agency may not be able to completely and fully provide you with all of our Services.

The Ocean Agency will store your Personal Data for as long as necessary to fulfill the purpose for which the Personal Data was collected and processed, including for the purposes of satisfying any legal, regulatory, accounting, or reporting requirements.  To determine the appropriate retention period for your Personal Data, we will consider the amount, nature, and sensitivity of the Personal Data, the potential risk of harm from unauthorized use of disclosure of your Personal Data, the purposes for which we process your Personal Data and whether we can achieve these purposes through other means, and the applicable legal requirements.  Upon expiration of this time frame, The Ocean Agency will securely erase and destroy all of your collected Personal Data, in accordance with applicable laws and regulations.


Personal Data

The term “Personal Data” includes any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person, so called “data subjects” (e.g., information such as your name, address, email address, telephone number, IP address, credit card information, identification number, website Cookies, occupation and location). 

Personal Data does not include data from which you can no longer be identified due to encryption or anonymity. In some circumstances, The Ocean Agency may completely anonymize your Personal Data so that it is no longer attributable to you.  In this case, the information will no longer be considered Personal Data for GDPR purposes.


Rights to your Personal Data under the GDPR

If the GDPR applies to you, then you have particular rights as an individual under this regulation, including the right to:

  • Request access to your Personal Data stored by The Ocean Agency and request certain information in relation to its processing;
  • Request a change and/or update be made to your Personal Data stored by The Ocean Agency;
  • Request restriction of processing of your Personal Data;
  • Request erasure of your Personal Data stored by The Ocean Agency; and
  • Object to the processing of your Personal Data.

Reasonable access to your personal data will be provided at no cost to you upon request made to The Ocean Agency at If access cannot be provided within a reasonable time frame, The Ocean Agency will provide you with a date when the information will be provided.  If for some reason access is denied, The Ocean Agency will provide an explanation as to why access has been denied.


Withdrawal of Consent

The Ocean Agency acknowledges that even though you may initially consent to the processing of your Personal Data, you may want to withdraw your consent from time to time.  You may withdraw your consent from the processing of Personal Data either entirely or in part.  To withdraw your consent, please contact us at


Questions or Concerns

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the rights established under the GDPR, please contact us at


17.  California Consumer Privacy Rights

This Section 17 of the Privacy Policy comes with a disclaimer that the California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”) is not intended to apply to nonprofits, but that it may apply to users of the Services in some circumstances considering The Ocean Agency’s affiliations, joint ventures, and/or partnerships with business entities. 

The provisions included in this Section 17 of the Privacy Policy, which accommodate the CCPA, is are offered voluntarily and exclusively as an accommodation to our supporters and constituents in the State of California and is not intended to apply to individuals who are not California residents.

The following are legally required disclosures under state privacy laws, as well as additional information for California residents in terms of the categories and sources of information we collect, how we use that information, and how we may share that information.  Although many other provisions of this Privacy Policy also address these matters, we include them again here for specific compliance with the CCPA to the extent that such law has application to The Ocean Agency.  The inclusion of this information addresses our collection and use of California-resident Personal Information; however, it is not included as an admission of the ongoing application of the CCPA to The Ocean Agency.

If you are a California resident, you may have the rights described below with respect to the Personal Information we have collected about you as a user of the Services.


Right to Know and Right to Request Information

Under the CCPA, California residents have certain rights regarding their Personal Information, including:

  • The right to know the categories of Personal Information that we have collected and the categories of sources from which we got the information;
  • The right to know the business purposes for sharing Personal Information;
  • The right to know the categories of third parties with whom we have shared Personal Information;
  • The right to access the specific pieces of Personal Information we have collected and the right to delete your information;
  • The right to not be discriminated against if they choose to exercise their privacy rights;
  • Notice at collection of categories of Personal Information collected under the CCPA.

To review, request access to, or exercise your rights under the CCPA, please contact us at


Right to Request Deletion

You have the right to request that we delete your Personal Information.  “Deleting” Personal Information is defined by: 

  • Permanently and completely erasing the Personal Information on existing systems with the exception of archived or back-up systems
  • De-identifying the Personal Information; or
  • Aggregating the Personal Information.

If Personal Information is stored, archived, or listed in a backup system, we reserve the right to delay compliance with the consumer’s request to delete, with respect to data stored on the archived or backup system, until the archived or backup system is next accessed or used.  We will inform the person(s) of this in the event is it applicable to their request.

We must maintain a record of the individual requesting deletion pursuant to the Civil Code section 1798. 105(d).

The Ocean Agency is not required to comply with a consumer’s request to delete the consumer’s Personal Information if it is necessary for us or a service provider to maintain the consumer’s Personal Information in order to:

  • Complete the transaction for which the Personal Information was collected, provide a good or service requested by the consumer, or reasonably anticipated within the context of an organization’s ongoing business relationship with the consumer, or otherwise perform a contract between the organization and the consumer;
  • 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 pursuant to Chapter 3.6 (commencing with Section 1546) of Title 12 of Part 2 of the Penal Code;
  • 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 the deletion of the information is likely to render impossible or seriously impair the achievement of such research, if the consumer has provided informed consent;
  • To enable solely internal uses that are reasonably aligned with the expectations of the consumer based on the consumer’s relationship with the organization;
  • Comply with a legal obligation;
  • Otherwise use the consumer’s Personal Information, internally, in a lawful manner that is compatible with the context in which the consumer provided the information.

To submit a request to delete your Personal Information and exercise your rights under the CCPA, please contact us at

Right to Opt-out
If you are a California resident, you are permitted to “opt-out” of the “sale” of your “Personal Information” to third parties (as those terms are defined in the CCPA). Our Privacy Policy describes the limited circumstances in which we may share your information with third parties.  Please be aware that if you do not allow us to collect Personal Information from you, we may not be able to deliver certain Services to you, and some of our Services may not be able to take account of your interests and preferences.  You can always opt not to disclose information to us, but keep in mind some information may be needed to register with us or to use our Services.  To opt-out of the sale of your information, please contact us at

Right to Non-Discrimination
You have a right not to receive discriminatory treatment for exercising your privacy rights as identified in this section of the Privacy Policy as conferred by the CCPA.

Submitting a Data Subject or California Consumer Request
All requests received will be reviewed and verified prior to the request being processed by our privacy team.  You may designate an authorized agent to make a request to know or a request to delete your Personal Information by providing the authorized agent written permission to do so; and by verifying your own identity with us directly.  We will deny any requests from agents that do not submit proof of authorization.  To submit your questions and inquiries related to your rights, please contact us at


18.  Third Party Payment Service

We will use a third party payment service to process payments made through the Services.  If you wish to make a payment through the Services, your Personal Information will be collected by such third party and not by us, and will be subject to the third party’s privacy statement, rather than this Privacy Statement.  We have no control over, and are not responsible for, this third party’s collection, use, and disclosure of your Personal Information.


19.  Additional Websites Subject to the Privacy Policy

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


20.  Contact Us

The Ocean Agency is headquartered in Newport, Rhode Island, in the United States.  The Ocean Agency has appointed an internal data protection officer for you to contact if you have any questions or concerns about this Privacy Policy or any of The Ocean Agency’s personal data policies or practices.  The Ocean Agency’s data protection officer’s contact information is below:

Data Protection Officer
The Ocean Agency
215 South Ferry Road, Box 28
Narragansett, Rhode Island 02882 USA