GDPR Statement

GENERAL DATA PROTECTION REGULATION (GDPR) STATEMENT

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), a law passed by the European Union, goes into effect on May 25, 2018. In response to this new law, Sea Shepherd Conservation Society (Sea Shepherd) has taken a number of steps to protect the privacy of our users.

At a high level, GDPR aims to ensure that data is protected, and privacy is ensured through a combination of security measures, consent from individuals, clearer privacy policies, and severe fines for non-compliance. Here are some changes that we have made and will make to our website and to our business processes for GDPR.


Rights of Individuals

Individuals are granted a number of additional rights under GDPR:

  • Right to erasure: An individual may request that an organization delete all data on that individual without undue delay. You can submit a request to be forgotten by writing to privacy@seashepherd.org.
  • Right to object: An individual may prohibit certain data uses by easily being able to opt-in and opt-out of activities. You can easily change your preferences by emailing privacy@seashepherd.org or clicking on the “update your preferences” link at the bottom of our email communications.
  • Right to restrict processing: An individual may ask to restrict or ‘block’ the processing. You can easily change your preferences by emailing privacy@seashepherd.org or clicking on the “update your preferences” link at the bottom of our email communications.
  • Right to rectification: Individuals may request that incomplete data be completed or that incorrect data be corrected. You can do so by emailing privacy@seashepherd.org.
  • Right of access: Individuals have the right to know what data about them is being processed and how. We encourage you to review our Privacy Policy.
  • Right of portability: Individuals may request that personal data held by one organization be transported to another. You may request an export of your data by writing to privacy@seashepherd.org.

User Interface Changes

Sea Shepherd has updated language on our site to make our opt-in flows clearer.


Privacy Policy

Sea Shepherd has updated our Privacy Policy to provide clarity around key aspects and requirements of GDPR.


Cookie Policy

Sea Shepherd has improved our cookie consent process and has created an expanded Cookie Policy to outline the specific cookies we use and how to edit your preferences.


Staff Training

We have conducted staff training on best practices for security and privacy and will continue to provide this training to all Sea Shepherd staff members and contractors who handle data on a regular basis.

Questions? Email us at privacy@seashepherd.org, or contact us at:

Sea Shepherd Conservation Society USA
209 E. Alameda Ave #205
Burbank, CA 91502
Phone: +1 818-736-6260

LAST MODIFIED: July 17, 2018

EFFECTIVE: May 25, 2018

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