1. WHO WE ARE AND TERMS

1.1 Our website address is https://www.sharkconservancy.org/

1.2 “South African Shark Conservancy” refers to the office and staff members of South African Shark Conservancy.

1.3 “User” or “Users” refers to any person making use of South African Shark Conservancy’s website.

1.4 “Intern” or “Volunteer” refers to anyone enrolled in one of our Skills Development Programs of our sister company, Shark Academy.

1.5 “Guardian” refers to the parent or guardian of the “User”, “Users”, “Intern” or “Volunteer”.

2. PRIVACY POLICY SCOPE

2.1 South African Shark Conservancy takes the privacy of Users on South African Shark Conservancy’s website very seriously.

2.2 This policy refers to how South African Shark Conservancy stores, uses and collects personal information from Users of South African Shark Conservancy’s Website.

2.3 Personal information is information about the User that is personally identifiable like the user’s name, surname, email address or postal address and that which is not publicly available.

2.4 This policy does not apply to companies that are not owned or controlled by South African Shark Conservancy or with whom South African Shark Conservancy is affiliated or contracted, as well as to people that South African Shark Conservancy does not employ or manage.

3. HOW WE USE THE INFORMATION WE COLLECT

3.1 South African Shark Conservancy collects the personal information supplied by the User when the User makes requests to be contacted or to be provided with more information on the services of South African Shark Conservancy. South African Shark Conservancy might combine information about a specific User with information it obtains from business partners or other companies.

3.2 Once Users have made contact on South African Shark Conservancyy’s Website, the User will no longer be anonymous to South African Shark Conservancy.

3.3 South African Shark Conservancy uses the personal information collected from South African Shark Conservancy’s Website to meet the User’s requests for services.

3.4 South African Shark Conservancy will take the necessary steps to not allow the use of personal information for any other reasons. However; South African Shark Conservancy cannot guarantee that personal information will not be used for other purposes from time to time. Such purposes would be in line with anything related to South African Shark Conservancy, Users, Intern, Volunteer, Guardian or the services that we offer.

4. CHILDREN’S SAFETY POLICY

4.1 South African Shark Conservancy takes the privacy of children online very seriously. Children under 13 years of age should have the consent of their Guardian before providing any personal information to South African Shark Conservancy. South African Shark Conservancy will not require or request children under this age to provide any personal information that is reasonably necessary to participate in an activity on South African Shark Conservancy’s Website.

4.2 If South African Shark Conservancy determines that a User is under 13 years of age, Shark Academy will not use or maintain his or her personal information without the Guardian’s consent.

5. WHO WE SHARE YOUR DATA WITH

South African Shark Conservancy does not share, rent or sell any of the User or Guardian’s personal information with other people or companies, except to provide the products or services that the Users, Volunteers, Interns or Guardians have requested.

6. WHAT RIGHTS YOU HAVE OVER YOUR INFORMATION

The User may edit their information, including marketing preferences, at any time, provided this information remains accurate in accordance with South African Shark Conservancy’s Terms and Conditions. The User can also request that we erase any personal data that we hold about them. This does not include any data we are obligated to keep for administrative, legal or security reasons.

7. CONFIDENTIALITY AND SECURITY

South African Shark Conservancy has put security safeguards in place that comply with best practices to protect the personal information of the User, Volunteers, Interns and Guardians.

8. CHANGES TO THE PRIVACY POLICY

South African Shark Conservancy may update this policy from time to time. It is the responsibility of the User to keep up to date with any changes to this policy.

9. ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS OR REQUESTS

If a User has any questions, suggestions, feedback or comments, Users are requested to complete the contact form on South African Shark Conservancy’s Website. Any form submissions sent to South African Shark Conservancy will not be accessible to the general public.