We at Save The Waves respect each of our site’s visitors right to personal privacy. Personal information collected through online registrations or membership forms is used for internal purposes only. Save the Waves Coalition promises not to share your personal information with any outside sources. No matter what your contribution to our organization might be, your personal information will be safe with us, and you will only be contacted by us to inform you of our work and important issues involving the protection of surf spots.
If you sign-up for our newsletter, we will keep you informed on our coastal protection programs, action alerts, fundraiser events and documentaries. You may also receive information regarding partner organizations and other groups related to Save The Waves. This information will come directly from Save The Waves and not from any third-party, this way Save The Waves is able to maintain security over your personal information.
We promise to handle your personal information confidentially as well as utilize “anti-hacking” security measures through our web server.
You can always “opt-out” now or at any time, to keep from recieving any unwanted messages or solicitations. If you decide to opt-out, you may do so by editing your profile here or simply email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “opt-out”.
What information is collected
Save The Waves collects information that tells us something about who you are, such as your name, phone number, email address, mailing address, or even credit card number (if you use a credit card to make a donation). We do this for two reasons; firstly because we are better able to potentially alert our friends and members to local issues and events that they might be interested in and secondly to monitor our progress as a non-profit.
Who is collecting your information
Save The Waves, a non-profit, tax-deductible environmental grassroots organization. We are a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization, which means we have tax-exempt status from the United States government and we follow all applicable laws regarding this status.
How Your Information May Be Used
We use your personal information to be able to give you personalized service (for example, information about your local beach, local events or other information that may be of interest to you); to send you email alerts; to answer your requests; to let you become a member online, etc. You can easily opt-out at any time.
We also use it to track your and others’ use of our web site; this lets us see which of our features are the most popular so we can better serve our users’ needs. We may also use this information to suggest other web site services to you, ask you to become a member of Save The Waves, or to solicit donations. At any time you can opt-out.
What Choices Are Available to You Regarding Your Information
Now, or at any time in the future, you can correct or update information about you in our “My Account” web site area. You may also opt-out at anytime.
What Kind of Security Procedures Are In Place to Protect Against the Loss, Misuse, or Alteration of Your Information
We store your personally identifiable information on secure servers. We also use other “anti-hacking” security measures and employ security consultants. We accept credit card donations only via a secure server.
How You Can Access, Update, or Delete Your Information
You can update our records of your personal information in the “My Account” area of our web site. You can also contact us at anytime to obtain, change, update or delete our records of your personal information, or to change your privacy options.
How “Cookies” Are Used
Our web site uses “cookie” messages to automatically help provide better services. They remind us who you are and how you like to use our web site, based on what you’ve done and told us before. The “cookie” is placed in your computer and is read when you come back to our web site. Cookies let us take you to the information and features you’re particularly interested in. They also let us track your and others’ usage, so we know which parts of our sites are most popular. You can reject cookies or very easily cancel them later.
Also, our online store and “My Account” pages rely on cookies for core functionality; the online store and “My Account” pages will not function for you if you have cookies turned off.
If you would like your browser to reject cookies, you can instruct your browser to do so.
Official Terms and Conditions
The Save The Waves hereby grants a non-exclusive license to any person to copy and use individual pages or portions of our web site for non-commercial purposes only, and to any member of the media for media purposes, on the condition that the appropriate copyright notice is displayed.
Example: “Copyright © 2008 Save The Waves. www.savethewaves.org.”
We do our very best to make all our information accurate. But we do not and cannot guarantee its accuracy. This means that if you rely on it, you cannot hold us at fault for any inaccuracies.
Save The Waves makes no warranties, express or implied, about the accuracy, completeness, or reliability of any of the information it provides to the public.
Changes Without Notice
We may change any part of this policy, without any separate notice to users. The current policy will always be posted here. We will not change the overall purpose of this policy, which is to protect your privacy consistent with our goals as a non-profit advocacy organization dedicated to protecting the environment.
To opt-out from receiving content from Save The Waves, please do the following: if you want no further contact about anything from the Save The Waves email email@example.com and write “OPT-OUT” in the Subject line of the email.