Privacy Policy

This privacy policy (‘Privacy Policy’) contains our Cookies Policy and explains how the SEA WATCHERS website collects, shares and uses your personal data. You will also find information on how to exercise your privacy rights.


The person in charge of the processing of your personal data is the Institute of Marine Sciences, of the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas-CSIC (Spanish National Research Council), with domicile in Spain: Passeig Marítim de la Barceloneta, 37-49, 08003-Barcelona.


Below, we summarize the key points of our Privacy Policy


Responsible for the treatment

The Institute of Marine Sciences (ICM), of the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC), with address at: Passeig Marítim de la Barceloneta, 37-49 08003-Barcelona

DPO: José López Calvo, delegadoprotecciondatos@csic.es


Information we collect from you / Cookies policy

Information we collect through our website and through the use of Google Analytics cookies:


  • IP address of the computer making the request.
  • Date and time of access.
  • Name and URL of the file to which you want to access / retrieve.
  • Web page from which you access our virtual space
  • Operating system of your computer and the browser you use.
  • Name of your internet access provider.
  • Name and surname, to formalize the registration.
  • Email address, as contact information and necessary for the registration.
  • Postal address and country, if the user wishes, for the segmentation of audiences, and regional notifications to the people who authorize it.
  • Profile picture, if the user or the user wishes, to complement their profile.
  • Name of organization, school or diving club, in case it belongs to one, for organizational purposes of the activities of Sea Watchers.


Why we collect this information

This website uses its own and third party cookies to improve our services, as well as to analyze your browsing habits.


We use Google analytics to obtain information about the visits received on the website in order to be able to perform evaluations, statistical calculations on totally anonymous data, in order to guarantee the continuity of the service, optimize the content and performance of our website.


The collection and automated processing of personal data is aimed at the management, provision, extension and improvement of the services requested at any time by the user and the follow-up of queries raised by users.


We also collect personal information at the time of registration for the purposes of user identification.


Who do we share your personal data with?

We may share your personal data with the following recipients (and whenever we do, we will ensure that we have the appropriate security and contractual guarantees to protect them):


  • Any agency that is responsible for enforcing the law or any agency or other third party to those that are necessary to disclose the data according to the law.
  • New owners or entities reorganized in the case of a business restructuring, sale, purchase or creation of a joint venture that affects our business.
  • For the purpose of registering users, we use the MailChimp platform.


Legal basis for the processing of personal data

All processing that is carried out will ensure that it has a legal basis to collect and process your personal data, which will change according to the type of personal data and the context in which we obtain it.


We collect and process your personal data in order to enable the use of our website (to establish the connection), guarantee the security and continuous stability of the system, allow the technological administration of the network infrastructure and the optimization of our website as well as for internal statistical purposes.


The IP address is used only for statistical purposes, as well as in the case of attacks on the network infrastructure. It is carried out under the consideration and within the scope of the legal basis of legitimate interest as provided in Article 6. 1. f of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).


International transfers

We do not make international transfers of your data.


Security

The security measures we use are designed to provide a level of security of protection appropriate to the risk generated by the specific processing of your personal data.


Term of conservation

Your personal data will be kept for a period not exceeding that necessary to fulfill the purposes described in the Privacy Policy.


Your data protection rights

You can contact us at any time to review and update your personal data.


You can also contact us to ask us to delete your personal data or restrict its treatment, or to request that we transfer it to a third party.


You can exercise your rights by contacting us through this email: observadoresdelmar@icm.csic.es .


Updates to this Privacy Policy

We may update this Privacy Policy from time to time to adapt it to possible legal, technical or commercial changes.


We recommend that you periodically review this page for the latest information on our privacy practices.


How to contact us

If you have any questions or concerns about this Privacy Policy, please contact us through this email: observadoresdelmar@icm.csic.es.

Privacy Policy of SEA WATCHERS

1. Information we collect from you / Cookies Policy


In compliance with the provisions of Organic Law 3/2018, of December 5, Protection of Personal Data and guarantee of digital rights, and Law 34/2002, of July 11 , of Services of the Information Society and Electronic Commerce, we inform you about the policy of collection and processing of cookies.


In order to facilitate your navigation through the Website owned by SEA WATCHERS, we use cookies or other files of similar functionality (hereinafter, the 'Cookies').


In any case, we inform you that SEA WATCHERS is responsible for cookies and the processing of data obtained through them, deciding on the purpose, content and use of the treatment of the information collected.


The observadoresdelmar.es website uses its own cookies to offer a better browsing experience and a better service. However, the user has the option of preventing the generation of cookies and their elimination by selecting the corresponding option in their browser. In case of blocking the use of cookies in your browser, it is possible that some services or features of the website are not available.


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Cookies are files that contain small amounts of information that are downloaded to the user's device when visiting a website. Its main purpose is to recognize the user each time he accesses the Website allowing, in addition, to improve the quality and offer a better use of the Website.


Cookies are essential for the operation of the Internet; they cannot damage the user's equipment / device or the user and, if they are activated in the configuration of your browser, help identify and resolve possible errors in the operation of the Website.


Cookies may be their own, when they are sent to the user's equipment from a domain managed by SEA WATCHERS and from which the requested service is provided, or they may be from third parties, when they are sent to the user's equipment from a domain that is not managed by SEA WATCHERS.


What information do we collect?


When you visit our website, information is automatically sent from your browser to the server of our website and temporarily this information is collected.


Specifically, the following data is collected:


  • IP address of the computer making the request.
  • Date and time of access.
  • Name and URL of the file to which you want to access / retrieve.
  • Web page from which you access our virtual space
  • Operating system of your computer and the browser you use.
  • Name of your internet access provider.


Likewise, by browsing the observadoresdelmar.es website, you are accepting that cookies can be installed on your terminal that allow you to know the following information:


  • Information on the language of use of the website.
  • Information on the use version of the web.


In addition, third-party Cookies are used for analytical purposes:


  • Google Analytics developed by Google Inc., which allows obtaining information on visits received on the website in order to be able to perform evaluations, statistical calculations on totally anonymous data, in order to guarantee the continuity of the service, optimize the content and performance of our website. You can check the Google Analytics privacy policy at <a href='https://goo.gl/Hk5Lub'>https://goo.gl/Hk5Lub</a>


Accepting cookies


Most Internet browsers automatically accept cookies. As a user of our website, you can decide, through the browser settings, if you accept or reject cookies, or if you want to be warned when you receive a new cookie. In addition, you can delete previously saved cookies.


If you deactivate cookies, your browsing of the Website may not be optimal and some of the utilities available to the Website may not work properly. Likewise, if you delete your cookies, some rejection cookies may be deleted. These rejection cookies must be reactivated again to be effective again.


How to configure cookies?


By browsing and continuing on our website you will be consenting to the use of cookies under the conditions that we have described in this Privacy Policy. As a user or user you have the possibility to exercise your right to block, delete and reject the use of cookies at any time, modifying your browser options. For example:


  • Microsoft Edge: Settings> Advanced Settings> Cookies. Check Microsoft support or browser Help.
  • Mozilla Firefox: Tools> Options> Privacy> History> Custom Settings. Check Mozilla support or browser Help.
  • Google Chrome: Settings> Show advanced options> Privacy> Content settings. Check Google support or browser Help.
  • Safari (Apple): Preferences> Security. Check Apple support or browser Help.
  • Opera (Opera Software): Settings> Options> Advanced> Cookies Consulta el soporte de Opera o la Ayuda del navegador.


Other data we collect:


The following data is collected through the user and user registration form:


  • Name and surname, to formalize the registration.
  • Email address, as contact information and necessary for the registration.
  • Postal address and country, if the user wishes, for the segmentation of audiences, and regional notifications to the people who authorize it.
  • Profile picture, if the user or the user wishes, to complement their profile.
  • Name of organization, school or diving club, in case it belongs to one, for organizational purposes of the activities of Sea Watchers.


2. Our use of the information collected


This website uses its own and third party cookies to improve our services , as well as to analyze browsing habits.


SEA WATCHERS is using cookies for the purposes set out below.


  • Analysis cookies, both their own and those of third parties: They allow the person responsible for them to monitor and analyze the behavior of the users of the websites.
  • Personalization cookies, both their own and those of third parties: They allow the user to access the service with some predefined general characteristics based on a series of criteria, such as language selection.
  • Both own and third-party technical cookies: They allow the user to navigate through the website, and use the different options or services thereof.


Specifically, we use Google analytics to obtain information about the visits received on the website in order to be able to perform evaluations, statistical calculations on totally anonymous data, in order to guarantee the continuity of the service, optimize the content and performance of our website.


3. With whom we share your personal data


By providing the Services, depending on the circumstances, we may share your personal data with the following recipients (and whenever we do, we will ensure that we have the appropriate security and contractual guarantees to protect them) :


  • Any agency that is responsible for enforcing the law or regulatory body, government agency, court or other third party to whom we believe it is necessary to disclose the information (i) to comply with the applicable law or regulation, (ii) to exercise, establish or defend our legal rights, or (iii) to protect your vital interests or those of any other person.
  • If any part of our entity enters into a joint venture, buys another company or sells or merges with another business entity, your information may be disclosed or transferred to the destination company or to new business partners or owners or their agents and advisors. In these circumstances, we will always inform the corresponding entities that they should only use your personal data for the purposes described in this Privacy Policy.
  • For the purpose of registering users, we use the MailChimp page, for which we must transfer some personal data to facilitate Registration through the form.


4. Legal basis for the processing of personal data


The legal basis for collecting and treating your personal data as described above will depend on the specific context in which we collect them.


La recogida y el tratamiento de tus datos se lleva a cabo con la finalidad de posibilitar la utilización de nuestra página web (para establecer la conexión), garantizar la seguridad y estabilidad continua del sistema, permitir la administración tecnológica de la infraestructura de red y la optimización de nuestra página web así como con fines estadísticos internos.


The IP address is used only for statistical purposes, as well as in the case of attacks on the network infrastructure. It is carried out under the consideration and within the scope of the legal basis of legitimate interest as provided in Article 6. 1. f of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).


On the other hand, to accept the sending of commercial or interest information, the consent of the users is sought.


If you have questions or need more information on the legal basis underpinning the collection and processing of your personal data, please contact us using contact details listed in the 'How to contact us'.


5. International data transfers


We do not do international transfers of your data.


6. Security


We attach great importance to keeping your personal data safe and secure. Consequently, we implement appropriate technical and organizational measures and industry standard technology to prevent unauthorized access and illegal treatment, accidental loss, destruction and damage.


The security measures we use are designed to provide a level of security of protection appropriate to the risk generated by the specific processing of your personal data.


7. Data retention


Your personal data will be kept for a period not exceeding that necessary to fulfill the purposes described in this Privacy Policy.


In the event that you object to our processing of certain personal data, we will keep a record of your opposition to the processing of your personal data so that we can continue to respect your wishes.


We will permanently destroy or anonymize your personal data at the time when we no longer have the need to treat them to meet our legitimate business needs or for any legal reason.


If this is not possible (eg because your personal data has been stored on backup tapes), we will store and isolate them safely from any further treatment until disposal is possible.


8. Your data protection rights


We inform you that you have the following rights regarding your personal data:


  • If you wish to access or rectify the information provided, or if you wish to request the deletion of your personal data, you can do so by contacting us using the Contact information listed in the 'How to contact us' section.
  • You can oppose the processing of your personal data, ask us to restrict the processing of your personal data or request that they be transmitted to a third party. Again, you can exercise these rights by contacting us using the contact details in the 'How to contact us' section.
  • You have the right to opt out of receiving communications through our newsletter. You can exercise this right by contacting us using the contact information listed in the 'How to contact us' section.
  • Similarly, if we collect and process your personal data on the legal basis of your consent, you can withdraw your consent at any time. Withdrawing your consent will not affect the legality of any treatment that we have carried out before your withdrawal, nor will it affect the treatment of your personal data performed by legal bases of treatment independent of consent.
  • You have the right to file a claim with a data protection control authority about our collection and processing of your personal data.


We respond to all requests we receive from people who wish to exercise their data protection rights in accordance with applicable data protection laws.


9. Updates to this Privacy Policy


We may update this Privacy Policy from time to time to adapt it to possible legal, technical or commercial changes.


Whenever we update our Privacy Policy, we will take appropriate measures to inform you based on the importance of the changes we make. We will ensure that you obtain your consent to any significant change in the Privacy Policy provided that the applicable data protection laws require it.


We will ensure that you obtain your consent to any significant change in the Privacy Policy provided that the applicable data protection laws require it.


We recommend that you periodically review this page for the latest information on our privacy practices.


10. How to contact us


If you have any questions or concerns about this Privacy Policy, you can contact us by email at: observadoresdelmar@icm.csic.es.


The person responsible for the processing of your personal data is the Institute of Marine Sciences, of the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC), with domicile in Spain: Passeig Marítim de la Barceloneta, 37-49, 08003-Barcelona.


DPO: José López Calvo, delegadoprotecciondatos@csic.es