Privacy and security

We are committed to protecting user privacy.

We understand and appreciate that visitors and users of this website are concerned about their privacy and the confidentiality and security of any information that may be provided to us.


When you visit this website, our server makes a record of your visit and logs the following information for statistical purposes only: the user’s server address, the date and time you visited the site, the pages accessed and documents downloaded, the previous site visited, and the type of browser you use.

No attempt is or will be made to identify users or their browsing activities except, in the unlikely event of an investigation, where a law enforcement agency may exercise a warrant to inspect activity logs.

What is a cookie?

A cookie is a message given to a web browser by a web server. The browser stores the message in a text file called cookie.txt. The message is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server.

The main purpose of cookies is to identify users and possibly prepare customised web pages for them. When you enter a website that is using cookies, you may be asked to fill out a form providing information such as your name and interests. This information is packaged into a cookie and sent to your web browser which stores it for later use. The next time you go to the same website, your browser will send the cookie to the web server. The server can use this information to present you with custom web pages. So, for example, instead of seeing just a generic welcome page, you might see a welcome page with your name on it.

The name cookie derives from UNIX objects called magic cookies. These are tokens that are attached to a user or program and change depending on the areas entered by the user or program. Cookies are also sometimes called persistent cookies because they typically stay in the browser for long periods of time.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Registration form

Seagrass-Watch HQ will collect and store information you provide in this Registration Form for the purposes of enabling us to register you on our database and to assist with administrative, planning and future development of the Seagrass-Watch program. This registration will facilitate your requirements in relation to the program and allow the compilation and analysis of statistics relevant to the program.

The information that you provide in the Registration form and at any other time during the course of your involvment in the Seagrass-Watch program, including without limitation any feedback obtained, could be used by Seagrass-Watch to offer, provide and continue to improve its program, workshops and other services.

Seagrass-Watch HQ may disclose some of the information that is collected in the Registration Form such as your name, organisation,location and your email address to Local Seagrass-Watch coordinators in your area (unless you object in writing to us) for monitoring purposes.

Seagrass-Watch HQ will not otherwise, without your consent, use or disclose your personal information for any purpose unless it would reasonably be expected that such purpose is related to the program and improvement of the program or where such purpose is permitted or required by law.

We only use your personal information for the purposes for which you give it to us and for related, internal management purposes.

We do not give information about you to other government agencies, organisations or anyone else unless one of the following applies:

  • you have consented
  • you’d expect us to or we have told you we will
  • it is required or authorised by law
  • it will prevent or lessen a serious and imminent threat to somebody’s life or health or
  • the disclosure is reasonably necessary for law enforcement or for the protection of public revenue.

You may access personal information that we hold about you or you can ask us to correct personal information we hold about you.

If you are on one or more of our email lists you may opt out of further contact from us by emailing Seagrass-Watch HQ and requesting that we remove your contact details from our mail out and distribution lists.