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Orange County Coastkeeper Website Privacy Policy

Last updated: March 28, 2024

This document (“Privacy Policy”) describes Orange County Coastkeeper (“OCCK”)’s policies and procedures on the collection, use, and disclosure of Your information when You use the Website and tells You about Your privacy rights and how the law protects You.

OCCK uses Your Personal Data to provide and improve the Website. By using the Website, You agree to the collection and use of Your information in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

Interpretation and Definitions


Where this Privacy Policy capitalizes the initial letter of the words in the below Definitions section, they shall have the meanings attributed to them there. The following definitions shall have the same meaning regardless of whether they appear in the singular or in the plural.


For the purposes of this Privacy Policy:

Child means any user under the age of 13.

Cookies are small files that are placed on Your computer, mobile device, or any other device by a website, containing the details of Your browsing history on that website among its many uses.

Device means any device that can access the Website, including computers, cellphones, and digital tablets.

Do Not Track (DNT) is a concept that has been promoted by United States’ regulatory authorities, in particular the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC), for the Internet industry to develop and implement a mechanism for allowing internet users to control the tracking of their online activities across websites.

OCCK shall have the meaning this Privacy Policy sets forth above.

Personal Data is any information that relates to an identified or identifiable individual.

Privacy Policy shall have the meaning set forth above.

Service Provider means any natural or legal person who processes data on behalf of OCCK. Service Provider refers to third-party companies or individuals employed by the OCCK to facilitate the Website, to provide the Website on behalf of the OCCK, to perform services related to the Website, or to assist OCCK in analyzing how the Service is used.

Usage Data refers to data collected automatically that You generate by using the Website or that the Website infrastructure generates itself, such as the duration of a page visit).

Website refers to

You means the individual accessing or using the Website, or any natural or legal person on behalf of which such individual is accessing or using the Website.

Collecting and Using Your Personal Data

Types of Data Collected

Usage Data

Usage Data is collected automatically when using the Website.

Usage Data may include information such as Your Device’s Internet Protocol address (IP address), browser type, browser version, the pages of our Website that You visit, the time and date of Your visit, the time spent on those pages, unique device identifiers, and other diagnostic data.

When You access the Website by or through a mobile device, OCCK may collect certain information automatically, including the type of mobile device You use, Your mobile device unique ID, the IP address of Your mobile device, Your mobile operating system, the type of mobile Internet browser You use, unique device identifiers, and other diagnostic data.

OCCK may also collect information that Your browser sends whenever You visit our Website or when You access the Website by or through a mobile device.

Tracking Technologies and Cookies

OCCK uses Cookies and similar tracking technologies to track the activity on Our Website and store certain information. Tracking technologies used include, but are not limited to, beacons, tags, and scripts to collect and track information and to improve and analyze the Website. The technologies OCCK uses may include:

  • Web Beacons. Certain sections of the Website and emails sent by OCCK may contain small electronic files known as web beacons (also referred to as clear gifs, pixel tags, and single-pixel gifs) that permit the OCCK, for example, to count users who have visited those pages or opened an email and for other Website-related statistics (for example, recording the popularity of a certain section and verifying system and server integrity).
  • Cookies or Browser Cookies. A cookie is a small file placed on Your Device. You can instruct Your browser to refuse all Cookies or to indicate when a Cookie is being sent. However, if You do not accept Cookies, You may not be able to use some parts of our Website. Unless you have adjusted Your browser setting so that it will refuse Cookies, the Website may use Cookies.

Cookies can be “Persistent” or “Session” Cookies. Persistent Cookies remain on Your personal computer or mobile device when You go offline, while Session Cookies are deleted as soon as You close Your web browser. You can learn more about cookies on TermsFeed website article.

OCCK uses both Session and Persistent Cookies for the purposes set out below:

Necessary / Essential Cookies

Type: Session Cookies

Administered by: OCCK

Purpose: These Cookies are essential to provide You with services available through the Website and to enable You to use some of its features. They help to authenticate users and prevent fraudulent use of user accounts. Without these Cookies, the services that You have asked for cannot be provided, and OCCK only uses these Cookies to provide You with those services.

Tracking and Performance Cookies

Type: Persistent Cookies

Administered by: Third-Parties

Purpose: These Cookies are used to track information about traffic to the Website and how users use the Website. The information gathered via these Cookies may directly or indirectly identify you as an individual visitor. This is because the information collected is typically linked to a pseudonymous identifier associated with the device you use to access the Website. OCCK may also use these Cookies to test new pages, features or new functionality of the Website to see how our users react to them.

Personal Data

While You are using the Website, OCCK may ask You to provide certain personally identifiable information that can be used to contact or identify You. Personally identifiable information may include the below:

Email address

First name and last name

Phone number

Address, State, Province, ZIP/Postal code, City

Usage Data

Use of Your Personal Data

OCCK may use Personal Data for the following purposes:

To provide and maintain our Website, including to monitor the usage of the Website.

To manage Your Account: to manage Your registration as a user of the Website. The Personal Data You provide can give You access to different functionalities of the Website that are available to You as a registered user.

To provide You with news, updates, and general information about services, educational and volunteering opportunities, and events which OCCK offers that are similar to those that you have already attended or enquired about unless You have opted not to receive such information.

To manage Your requests: To attend and manage Your requests to Us.

For business transfers: We may use Your information to evaluate or conduct a merger, divestiture, restructuring, reorganization, dissolution, or other sale or transfer of some or all of Our assets, whether as a going concern or as part of bankruptcy, liquidation, or similar proceeding, in which Personal Data held by Us about our Service users is among the assets transferred.

For other purposes: We may use Your information for other purposes, such as data analysis, identifying usage trends, determining the effectiveness of our educational campaigns, and to evaluate and improve our Website, products, services, marketing, and Your experience.

OCCK may share Your personal information in the following situations:

  • With Service Providers: OCCK may share Your personal information with Service Providers to monitor and analyze the use of our Service, for payment processing, or to contact You.
  • With Affiliates: OCCK may share Your information with OCCK’s affiliates, in which case OCCK will require those affiliates to honor this Privacy Policy. Affiliates include the Inland Empire Waterkeeper and other waterkeeper organizations located within and outside of California.
  • With other users: when You share personal information or otherwise interact in the public areas with other users, such information may be viewed by all users and may be publicly distributed outside.
  • With Your consent: OCCK may disclose Your personal information for any other purpose with Your consent.

Retention of Your Personal Data

OCCK will retain Your Personal Data only for as long as is necessary to satisfy the purposes set out in this Privacy Policy. OCCK will retain and use Your Personal Data to the extent necessary to comply with our legal obligations (for example, if applicable laws require OCCK to retain Your data ), resolve disputes, and enforce OCCK’s legal agreements and policies.

OCCK will also retain Usage Data for internal analysis purposes. Usage Data is generally retained for a shorter period of time, except when this data is used to strengthen the security or to improve the functionality of the Website, or if OCCK is legally obligated to retain this data for longer time periods.

Transfer of Your Personal Data

Your information, including Personal Data, is processed at OCCK’s operating offices and in any other places where the parties involved in the processing are located. It means that this information may be transferred to — and maintained on — computers located outside of Your state, province, country or other governmental jurisdiction where the data protection laws may differ than those from Your jurisdiction.

Your consent to this Privacy Policy followed by Your submission of such information represents Your agreement to that transfer.

OCCK will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that Your data is treated securely and in accordance with this Privacy Policy and no transfer of Your Personal Data will take place to an organization or a country unless there are adequate controls in place including the security of Your data and other personal information.

Delete Your Personal Data

You have the right to delete or request that OCCK assist in deleting the Personal Data that OCCK has collected about You.

The Website may give You the ability to delete certain information about You from within the Service.

Please note, however, that OCCK may need to retain certain information when OCCK has a legal obligation or lawful basis to do so.

Disclosure of Your Personal Data

Law enforcement

Under certain circumstances, OCCK may be required to disclose Your Personal Data if required to do so by law or in response to valid requests by public authorities (e.g. a court or a government agency).

Other Legal requirements

OCCK may disclose Your Personal Data in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to:

  • Comply with a legal obligation
  • Protect and defend the rights or property of OCCK
  • Prevent or investigate possible wrongdoing in connection with the Website
  • Protect the personal safety of Users of the Website or the public
  • Protect against legal liability

Security of Your Personal Data

The security of Your Personal Data is important to OCCK, but no method of transmission over the internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure. While OCCK aims to use commercially responsible, reasonable methods to protect Your Personal Data, OCCK cannot guarantee the absolute security of Your Personal Data.

Detailed Information on the Processing of Your Personal Data

The Service Providers OCCK uses may have access to Your Personal Data. These third-party vendors collect, store, use, process, and transfer information about Your activity on the Website in accordance with their privacy policies.


OCCK may use third-party Service Providers to monitor and analyze the use of OCCK’s Website.

Google Analytics

Google Analytics is a web analytics service offered by Google that tracks and reports website traffic. Google uses the data collected to track and monitor the use of our Website. This data is shared with other Google services. Google may use the collected data to contextualize and personalize the ads of its own advertising network.

You can opt-out of having made Your activity on the Service available to Google Analytics by installing the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on. The add-on prevents the Google Analytics JavaScript from sharing information with Google Analytics about visits activity.

For more information on the privacy practices of Google, please visit the Google Privacy & Terms web page:

Email Marketing

OCCK may use Your Personal Data to contact You with newsletters, information about educational and volunteering opportunities, or other materials that may be of interest to You. You may opt-out of receiving any, or all, of these communications from OCCK by following the unsubscribe link or instructions provided in any email OCCK sends or by contacting OCCK separately.

OCCK may use Email Marketing Service Providers to manage and send emails to You.


Their Privacy Policy can be viewed at


The Website allows for direct donations to OCCK. If You choose to contribute, OCCK may use third-party services for payment processing (e.g. payment processors).

OCCK will not store or collect Your payment card details. That information is provided directly to OCCK’s third-party payment processors whose use of Your personal information is governed by their privacy policies. These payment processors adhere to the standards set by PCI-DSS as managed by the PCI Security Standards Council, which is a joint effort of brands like Visa, Mastercard, American Express, and Discover. PCI-DSS requirements help ensure the secure handling of payment information.

Their Privacy Policy can be viewed at

“Do Not Track” Policy as Required by California Online Privacy Protection Act (CalOPPA)

The Website does not respond to Do Not Track signals.

However, some third-party websites do keep track of Your browsing activities. If You are visiting such websites, You can set Your preferences in Your web browser to inform websites that You do not want to be tracked. You can enable or disable DNT by visiting the preferences or settings page of Your web browser.

Children’s Privacy

The Website may contain content appropriate for Children. As a parent, you should know that through the Website Children may participate in activities that involve the collection or use of personal information. OCCK uses reasonable efforts to ensure that before OCCK collects any personal information from a Child, the child’s parent receives notice of and consents to our personal information practices.

OCCK also may limit how OCCK collects, uses, and stores some of the information of users between 13 and 18 years old. In some cases, this means OCCK will be unable to provide certain functionality of the Website to these users. If OCCK needs to rely on consent as a legal basis for processing Your information and Your country, state, or other relevant governing body requires consent from a parent, OCCK may require Your parent’s consent before OCCK collects and uses that information.

OCCK may ask a user to verify their date of birth before collecting any personal information from them. If the user is under the age of 13, the Website will be either blocked or redirected to a parental consent process.

Information Collected from Children

OCCK may collect and store persistent identifiers such as Cookies or IP addresses from Children without parental consent for the purpose of supporting the internal operation of the Website.

OCCK may collect and store other personal information about Children if this information is submitted by a child with prior parent consent or by the parent or guardian of the child.

OCCK may collect and store the following types of personal information about a Child when submitted by a Child with prior parental consent or by the parent or guardian of the Child:

  • First and/or last name
  • Date of birth
  • Gender
  • Grade level
  • Email address
  • Telephone number
  • Parent’s or guardian’s name
  • Parent’s or guardian’s email address

For further details on the information OCCK might collect, You can refer to the “Types of Data Collected” section of this Privacy Policy. OCCK follows our standard Privacy Policy for the disclosure of personal information collected from and about children.

Parental Access

A parent who has already given OCCK permission to collect and use his Child’s personal information can, at any time:

  • Review, correct, or delete the Child’s personal information
  • Discontinue further collection or use of the child’s personal information

To make such a request, You can write to Us using the contact information provided in this Privacy Policy.

Links to Other Websites

OCCK’s Website may contain links to other websites that are not operated by OCCK. If You click on a third-party link, You will be directed to that third party’s site. OCCK strongly advises You to review the privacy policy of every site You visit.

OCCK has no control over and assumes no responsibility for the content, privacy policies, or practices of any third-party sites or services.

Changes to This Privacy Policy

OCCK may update this Privacy Policy from time to time. OCCK will notify You of any changes by posting the new Privacy Policy on its Website.

OCCK will let You know via email and/or a prominent notice on the Website prior to the change becoming effective and update the “Last updated” date at the top of this Privacy Policy.

You are advised to review this Privacy Policy periodically for any changes. Changes to this Privacy Policy are effective when OCCK posts them on the Website.

Contact Us

If You have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact us at:

By email:

By phone number: 714-850-1965