Privacy Policy

About Sea Watch

Working with the public, Sea Watch is a national charity, dedicated to the conservation and protection of whales, dolphins and porpoises around the UK (Registered Charity No. 1013002 and Company Limited by guarantee No 2671621).

Established in 1978, Sea Watch, through its continuous programme of research and monitoring, provides invaluable information on changes to the status and distribution of marine mammal populations and the condition of their habitats. This is used to raise awareness of any issues and prompt environmental change to help conserve and protect these mysterious creatures.

The funds raised are spent on conservation, research and education. As well as helping the dolphins of Cardigan Bay, by adopting a dolphin you will also be helping us conserve and protect whales and dolphins all across the UK.

Sea Watch commitment to privacy

Your privacy is important to us. To better protect your privacy we provide this notice explaining our online information practices and the choices you can make about the way your information is collected and used. To make this notice easy to find, we make it available on our homepage and at every point where personally identifiable information may be requested. All information collected by Sea Watch, through its websites and other devices, is held in strict compliance with the UK Data Protection Act (1998), and the EU Privacy and Electronic Communications Directive (2003).

Google Analytics

This web site uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (Google). Google Analytics uses cookies, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the web site analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the web site (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States . Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the web site, compiling reports on web site activity for web site operators and providing other services relating to web site activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this web site. By using this web site, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.

The information we collect

This notice applies to all information collected or submitted on the Sea Watch website. On some pages, you can support our work, order products, make requests, and register to receive materials. The types of personal information collected at these pages are:

Email address
Phone number
Credit/Debit Card/Direct Debit Information

On some pages, you can submit information about other people. For example, if you order a gift online and want it sent directly to the recipient, you will need to submit the recipient’s address. In this circumstance, the types of personal information collected are:

Phone Number
Date of birth
Email address

How we use information

We will use the information you provide to complete your order and may also use it to contact you or a gift recipient with Sea Watch information, news, updates or marketing messages, and to keep you up to date with what your support is helping us to achieve.

We use return email addresses to answer the email we receive. Such addresses are not used for any other purpose and are not shared with outside parties.

You can register on our website if you would like to receive our e-newsletter as well as updates on our campaigns, products and services. Information you submit on our website will not be used for this purpose unless you agree with our privacy policy.

Credit/Debit Card information is held in an encrypted state by protx and not stored any longer than is necessary to complete your transaction. Direct Debit information is stored only as long as your adoption donation is active.

Finally, we never use or share the personally identifiable information provided to us online in ways unrelated to the ones described above without also providing you an opportunity to opt-out or otherwise prohibit such unrelated uses.

Sea Watch commitment to data security

To prevent unauthorised access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the correct use of information, we have put in place appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

How you can access or correct your information

You can access all your personally identifiable information that we collect online and maintain by sending a request in writing to the address below. We use this procedure to better safeguard your information.

You can correct factual errors in your personally identifiable information by sending us a request in writing to the address below. To protect your privacy and security, we will also take reasonable steps to verify your identity before granting access or making corrections.

How to contact us

Should you have other questions or concerns about these privacy policies, please call us at 07821 584772 or send us an email at You may send requests in writing to Sea Watch, The Studio, 11 Heath Court, Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire, LU7 3JR.


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