Privacy Policy

Your privacy is important to us. To better protect your privacy we provide this notice explaining our online information practices and the choices you can make about the way your information is collected and used.

All information collected by Manx Basking Shark Watch through its website is held in compliance with the Isle of Man Data Protection Act 2002. At the end of each year the Manx Basking Shark Watch public sightings data will be shared and pooled with the Marine Conservation Society (UK)s Basking Shark Watch for analysis. The Marine Conservation Society holds data in compliance with the UK’s Data Protection Act 2004.

THE INFORMATION WE COLLECT

This notice applies to all information collected or submitted on the MBSW website. You can register with us to report a sighting and to receive information. The types of personal information collected at registration is:

  • Name
  • Address
  • Phone number
  • Email address
  • Username
  • Password

HOW WE USE INFORMATION

We will use the information you provide to collect sightings data for the use of our research. The Manx basking shark public sightings data will be analysed in its own right as well as being pooled with the Marine Conservation Society (UK)s Basking Shark Watch. The Marine Conservation Society (UK)s Basking Shark Watch data is protected by the UK Data Protection Act 2004. We may also contact you with MBSW information, news, updates or marketing messages, and to keep you up-to-date with what your support is helping us to achieve.

You can register on our website if you would like to receive our e-newsletter as well as updates on our campaigns, products and services. Information you submit on our website will not be used for this purpose unless you agree with our privacy policy. We use non-identifying and aggregate information to better design our website and to share with our sponsors. For example, we may tell a sponsor that X number of individuals visited a certain area on our website. Finally, we never use or share the personally identifiable information provided to us online in ways unrelated to the ones described above without also providing you an opportunity to opt-out or otherwise prohibit such unrelated uses.

COMMITMENT TO DATA SECURITY

To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the correct use of information, we have put in place appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

HOW YOU CAN ACCESS OR CORRECT YOUR INFORMATION

You can access or correct all your personally identifiable information that we collect online and maintain by sending a request to info@manxbaskingsharkwatch.org. To protect your privacy and security, we will also take reasonable steps to verify your identity before granting access or making corrections.

USE OF COOKIES ON OUR WEBSITE

Please see our Use of Cookies page for details on how cookies are used on our website.

HOW TO CONTACT US

Should you have other questions or concerns about these privacy policies, please send us an email at info@manxbaskingsharkwatch.org.