The information we collect
Schmidt Ocean Institute does not require users to provide personally identifying information to access most of the website’s content. However, non-personal information (which cannot be associated with a particular individual) may be collected during your visit. By visiting this site, you grant us permission to collect non-personal information and/or aggregate information, which may include location, IP address, browser details, and similar non-identifying details for the purpose of understanding how visitors are using this website. Schmidt Ocean Institute may aggregate such information to provide summaries of use of the website and to better understand the interests of users as a group Schmidt Ocean Institute commits to only retain information for as long as necessary and to hold any information received in strict confidence.
Schmidt Ocean Institute does not knowingly collect or maintain personal information from minors without the consent of a parent or guardian. If you believe that we might have any information from or about anyone under the age of 18, please contact us at the email address provided below.
How we use and share information
Schmidt Ocean Institute will not sell, exchange or release users’ personally identifying information to any third party, except to the extent necessary to comply with applicable laws or valid legal processes, to protect the rights and property of Schmidt Ocean Institute, or to provide the services or information a user has requested. The information we collect is used to 1) provide improved online content and services; 2) customize the content and/or layout of our site for each individual user; 3) to verify or enforce compliance with the policies governing our website and protect against misuse or unauthorized use of our website.
We may also disclose user information if required 1) to do so by law or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with state and federal laws; 2) to respond to a court order, judicial or other government subpoena, or warrant in the manner required by the requesting entity; 3) to take appropriate or necessary action against liability or fraudulent, abusive or unlawful uses; or 4) to protect the integrity of our information technology systems.
Keeping your information safe is very important to us. However, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be totally secure. We strive to protect your personal information, but we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information that you send to us, and you do so at your own risk. We use reasonable precautions to keep the personal information you disclose in your browsing and to only release this information to third parties we believe share our commitment to privacy. However, we are not responsible for any breach of security or for the actions of these parties.
Links to other websites
Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. Once you have used these links to leave our site, please note that we have no responsibility for that external site. This privacy statement does not govern other sites. The inclusion of that link on this website does not mean that Schmidt Ocean Institute endorses that website, its content, or the organization to which it belongs.
The information contained in this website is for general information purposes only. The information is provided by Schmidt Ocean Institute and while we endeavor to keep the information up to date and correct, we make no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, suitability or availability with respect to the website or the information, products, services, or related graphics contained on the website for any purpose. Any reliance you place on such information is therefore strictly at your own risk.
Changes to this policy
These terms and conditions govern your use of this website. By using the website, you accepts the terms described herein.
Trademark and Copyright
Unless otherwise stated, Schmidt Ocean Institute owns the intellectual property rights in the website and material on the website, including all text, photos, images, design, logos, videos, graphics, publications, and other content.
Use of Content
All content on this website, including photos and documents, is provided “as is” without any endorsement or warranty, whether express or implied. In no event will Schmidt Ocean Institute be liable for any damages including, without limitation, indirect or consequential damages, or any damages whatsoever arising from the viewing or use of such content.
You may view, download, and print pages (or other content) from the website for your personal use. Material may not be used for commercial purposes; edited or otherwise modified; republished in any manner; sold, rented, or sub-licensed; or redistributed. All content contained in this website owned by other parties may not be reproduced or modified without prior written consent of those parties.
Exceptions for content owned by the Schmidt Ocean Institute may be granted with the prior written consent of the Schmidt Ocean Institute. All requests should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please state the subject as “Use of Website Materials.”
This website is provided “as is.” Schmidt Ocean Institute makes no warranties, expressed or implied. Further, Schmidt Ocean Institute does not warrant or make any representations in relation to the availability of this website or in relation to the information and materials provided on this website.
Nothing on this website constitutes, or is meant to constitute, advice of any kind.