Privacy policy

Who are we?

The address of our website is: https://www.safeseaweedcoalition.org.

Use of personal data collected

Comments

When you leave a comment on our site, the data entered in the comment form, but also your IP address and your browser’s user agent are collected to help us detect unwanted comments. An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be sent to the Gravatar service to verify your use of the service. The privacy policy of the Gravatar service is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After your comment is validated, your profile picture will be publicly visible next to your comment.

Media

If you upload images to the site, we advise you to avoid uploading images that contain EXIF data of GPS coordinates. People visiting your site can download and extract location data from these images.

Contact Forms

If you join the Coalition by submitting a membership form on our website, you are agreeing to the use of the information provided, for registration and contact purposes.

Cookies 

If you leave a comment on our site, you will be asked to save your name, email address, and location in cookies. This is only for your convenience so that you do not have to enter this information if you leave another comment later. These cookies expire after one year. If you go to the login page, a temporary cookie will be created to determine if your browser accepts cookies. It does not contain any personal information and will be deleted automatically when you close your browser. When you log in, we will set a number of cookies to store your login information and screen preferences. A login cookie lasts for two days and a screen preference cookie lasts for one year. If you check « Remember me », your login cookie will be retained for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookie will be deleted. By editing or publishing a post, an additional cookie will be stored in your browser. This cookie does not include any personal data. It simply indicates the ID of the publication you just edited. It expires after one day.

Embedded content from other sites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g., videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other sites behaves in the same way as if the visitor were on that other site. These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed third-party tracking tools, and track your interactions with these embedded contents if you have an account with their website.

Statistics and audience measurement

We are collecting data statistics of our website traffic for audience measurement purposes. All data is being anonymized.

Use and Disclosure of Your Personal Information

If you request a password reset, your IP address will be included in the reset email.

How long we store your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are stored indefinitely. This allows us to automatically recognize and approve subsequent comments instead of leaving them in the moderation queue. For accounts that register with our site (if any), we also store the personal data listed in their profile. All accounts can view, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except for their user ID). Site managers can also view and edit this information. 

The rights you have over your data

If you have an account or if you have left comments on the site, you can request to receive a file containing all the personal data we have about you, including the data you have provided us. You may also request the deletion of your personal data. This does not include data stored for administrative, legal or security purposes.

Transmission of your personal data

Visitors’ comments can be checked with an automated spam detection service.