Privacy & Security

Last Update: September 15, 2017

Pacific Whale Foundation and PWF Eco Adventures / PacWhale Eco-Adventures (“us”, “we”, or “our”) operates http://www.pacificwhale.org (the “Site”). By using the Site, you agree to the collection and use of information in accordance with this policy.

INFORMATION COLLECTION AND USE

While using our Site, we may ask you to provide us with certain personally identifiable information that can be used to contact or identify you. Personally identifiable information may include, but is not limited to your name (“Personal Information”). We use your Personal Information only for providing and improving the Site.

LOG DATA

Like many site operators, we collect information that your browser sends whenever you visit our Site (“Log Data”). This Log Data may include information such as your computer’s Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, browser type, browser version, the pages of our Site that you visit, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on those pages, and other statistics. In addition, we may use third party services such as Google Analytics that collect, monitor and analyze this information.

COMMUNICATIONS

We may use your Personal Information to contact you with newsletters, marketing or promotional materials and other information.

COOKIES

Like many site operators, we use “cookies” to collect information. Cookies are files with small amount of data, which may include an anonymous unique identifier. Cookies are sent to your browser from a web site and stored on your computer’s hard drive. You can instruct your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, if you do not accept cookies, you may not be able to use some portions of our Site.

SECURITY OF PERSONAL INFORMATION

The security of your Personal Information is important to us, but remember that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure. While we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your Personal Information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

SECURITY OF PAYMENT INFORMATION

The security of your payment information is important to us. We use Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) software to make the transfer of data secure for all our ecommerce transactions. It encrypts all of your personal information, including credit card number, name, and address, so that it cannot be read while in transit. Your credit card information is not stored on our website server.

Authorize.Net Merchant

We are proud to display the Authorize.Net Verified Merchant Seal on our website. Our customers can be confident that their ecommerce transactions on our website are being processed securely by Authorize.Net, one of the most trusted names in the online payments industry. Click on the seal on the right to verify our active status.

THIRD-PARTY SECURITY TESTING

As part of our continued emphasis on security, our website undergoes third-party scanning and testing of our servers. Please click the Security Metrics badge on the right to learn more about how we keep your information secure by meeting PCI data security requirements.

CHANGES TO PRIVACY AND SECURITY POLICY

This Privacy and Security Policy is effective as of January 1, 2015 and will remain in effect except with respect to any changes in its provisions in the future, which will be in effect immediately after being posted on this page.

We reserve the right to update or change our Privacy Policy at any time and you should check this Privacy and Security Policy periodically. Your continued use of the Site after we post any modifications to the policy on this page will constitute your acknowledgment of the modifications and your consent to abide and be bound by the modified Privacy and Security Policy.

If we make any material changes to this Privacy Policy, we will notify you either through the email address you have provided us, or by placing a prominent notice on our website.

CONTACT US

If you have any questions about this Privacy and Security Policy, please contact us.