The National Ocean Economics Program (NOEP) is
dedicated to protecting your privacy as you use our website. Our
policy is that no personal information will be collected about you
unless you choose to provide it and that any personal information
that you provide us will be safeguarded and not shared with others
for any reason.
Our web server automatically recognizes the domain name and Internet
Protocol (IP) address of each visitor to our site. An IP address is
a code that identifies a particular computer on the Internet. Every
computer or network that's connected to the Internet has an IP
address. However, we do not collect any information
that will identify you personally, or determine your e-mail address.
Email addresses collected through the NOEP registration process are
used exclusively for user identification on this website and are
never shared, rented, or sold. All addresses are protected in a
secure data storage.
The pages you visit on our website,
OceanEconomics.org, are automatically tracked by a third-party
website statistics system. Like most major sites, we use the
information to determine how people are using our site, what pages
are the most popular, which search terms get people to our site, and
what Internet service providers are most common. We do this through
"persistent cookies" that reside on your computer. The cookies that
we use are anonymous (don't include any information about you) and
merely serve to identify your computer as having visited pages on
our website. This information cannot identify you individually, nor
can it tell us what other sites you visit.
Because the web is our main contact with the community
we serve, this information is vital for helping us better tailor the
website to your needs and interests.
We welcome your e-mail messages and suggestions of
ways in which we can improve the site. We will use any personal
information you send us only to respond to your message. Please
note that any suggestions or ideas you submit to us will become
the property of the NOEP and can be used by us for any purpose.
Our site contains links to other sites. Please
that we cannot be responsible for their privacy policies, if any.