Save Our Seahorses Privacy Statemtent

The Save Our Seahorses values and respects individuals’ rights to privacy. If our privacy policy changes, we will post these changes prominently and immediately. Your continued use of this site following the advice of any changes to this policy will mean you accept those changes.

Our commitment and philosophy

  • SOS values and respects the right to privacy of all individuals.
  • SOS does not collect any personal information about our supporters and web visitors, except that which is knowingly and specifically supplied.
  • An opportunity to receiving no mailings or communications from Save our seahorses is provided.
  • Where appropriate we rely on the employee record exemption in the Privacy Act.

What information do we collect?

Personal information

We collect personal information such as name, address, e-mail address that you provide is collected in connection with specific activities including campaigns, feedback, surveys, e-mail bulletins and petitions only.

Non-personal information

SOS collects web usage data like numbers and frequency of visitors, pages accessed and files downloaded, in order to determine the frequency visitors use a different part of our site and how many people visit on a regular basis and the usefulness of our pages. This information doesn’t tell us anything about who you are or where you live.

The reason your personal information is collected.

Certain information is needed to provide you with specific services or information. Your personal details will only be used for the purpose in which it was collected. (i.e. Including your name on a petition you have agreed to sign) and/or to provide you with SOS correspondence. The information may also be used to inform you of any changes to our website or update you to our most recent activities. If you do not want to receive any further information from us, you can click an unsubscribe button to be removed from our lists.

Who do we disclose personal information to?

We may share your information with other members of the SOS network but only in relation to the campaign itself. Occasionally we may make our mailing list available to like-minded organisations when we are working together on a specific SOS campaign initiative.

Where is the information held?

Personal information submitted through the forms on this website is held in our Save Our Seahorses databases.

The security of your personal information is one of our highest priorities and we have implemented a number of physical and electronic measures to protect it. We must remind you, however, that the Internet is not a secure environment and although all highest care is taken, we cannot guarantee the security of information you provide to us via electronic means. Cookies and other tracking technologies

Some of our web pages utilise “cookies” and other tracking technologies. A “cookie” is a small text file that may be used, for example, to collect information about website activity and an individual’s preference for a feature of a website. We do not use cookies or other technologies to recall Personal Information previously provided by a visitor. Most browsers allow you to control cookies, including whether or not to accept them and how to remove them.

You may set most browsers to notify you if you receive a cookie, or you may choose to block cookies with your browser, but please note that if you choose to erase or block your cookies, you may need to re-enter some data to access certain features of our website on each visit.

Tracking technologies may record information such as internet domain and host names; internet protocol (IP) addresses; browser software and operating system types; site usage patterns; and dates and times that our site is accessed. The use of our cookies and other tracking technologies allows us to enhance our website and improve your experience whilst using our website. Information (which does not contain personal information) may be to help better identify trends and statistics.

Certain tracking technologies are used to identify usage patterns of our HTML email newsletter such as open rates and which articles are most popular. Some of this data is associated with your Personal Data (name and email address) so a personalised service based on your interests and interactions with our sites can provide.

Information for under 18s

If you are under 18, we ask that you receive your parent’s or guardian’s permission before you send any information about yourself (your name, address, e-mail address, etc.) to us.


If you have any questions about our privacy policies or require a fact sheet, please contact us at [email protected]