Who we are
By using our website, social media pages or providing your information you consent to our collection and use of the information you provide in the way (s) set out in this policy.
We may make changes to this policy from time to time. If we do so, we will post the changes on this page and they will apply from the time we post them.
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When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.
If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.
If you leave a comment on our site you may opt in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.
If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.
When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.
If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.
Embedded content from other websites
Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.
Who we share your data with
We use three key definitions to describe people mentioned in this policy. These are definitions used by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), the UK’s independent body set up to uphold information rights (www.ico.org.uk).
- ‘Data subject’: this is you, one of our supporters. As the data subject, we respect your right to control your data.
- ‘Data controller’: this is us, Blue Marine Foundation. With your permission, we determine why and how your personal data is used (as outlined in this policy).
- ‘Data processor’: this is a person, or organisation, which processes your data on our behalf, with your permission. For example, CAF Donate who process donations via our website or the logistics company who organise our London to Monaco cycle and collects information such as medical history or date of birth.
When we work with other organisations or individuals that act as Data Processors, we will ensure that such arrangements comply with data protection legislation. The third parties we work with at no point ‘own’ your data, so you will never hear from them independently, and they will always delete your data from their systems when they have completed the task in hand. We will never sell your personal data.
How long we retain your data
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognise and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.
What rights you have over your data
If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.
Where we send your data
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.