Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy discloses the information gathering and dissemination practices for the “Keep the Ocean Working” website, (the “Website”).   

By accessing or using the Website, you are accepting the practices described in this Privacy Policy.  If you do not accept these practices, you must not access or use the Website.

Collected Information

It is the Website’s general policy not to collect user’s personal information from the Website.  However, when users contact the Website administrator  at, in order for the Website Administrator to respond, users may be asked to provide personal information, meaning individually identifiable information such as email address, name, mailing address, telephone number, or other information associated with individually identifiable information.  The Website operator may also collect publicly available information about users from other sources, such as information from newspapers, blogs, and commercial websites.

Disclosure of Information

The Website operator may disclose to carefully chosen third parties navigational and transactional information in the form of anonymous, aggregate usage statistics (including “page views” on this Website) and demographics but only in forms that do not reveal a Website user’s identity or confidential information, except as required by law, as needed in connection with legal proceedings, or unless we have received user’s consent.

Except for the purposes stated in the above, it is the Website’s general policy not to share or disclose any of the information collected on the Website with third parties without user’s consent.  Notwithstanding the foregoing, the Website operator will divulge any information collected from Website users on the Website if required to do so by law or as needed in connection with legal proceedings.

If you have specific requests concerning the Website’s disclosure of information practices, you may email of your request.

Security Measures

The Website has security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse, and alteration of the information under the Website operator’s control.   However, you should keep in mind that this Website is run on software, hardware, and networks, any component of which may, from time to time, require maintenance, experience problems or breaches of security.

External Links

This Website may contain links to other sites.  These links are provided solely as a convenience to you and not as an endorsement by the Website of the third party or the contents of such third party websites.  Because the Website operator does not have any control over such third party websites, the Website operator is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such websites and does not make any representations regarding the content or accuracy of materials on such third party websites.  Clicking links to third party websites is performed at your own risk.


If you correspond with the Website administrator via e-mail, the postal service, or other form of communication, the Website operator may retain such correspondence and the information contained therein and use such to respond to your inquiry and notify you of other information concerning the Website.  The Website operator does not release e-mail and postal address information to third parties except as set forth above.  If you do not wish to receive correspondence from the Website Administrator or have specific contact preferences, you may express your preferences by emailing informing the Website administrator of your preferences.

Notice to All Users

You can always contact if you wish to review any personal information the Website operator may have about you.  If the Website operator has personal information about you, you will be provided with a readable copy of such personal information at no charge.  Factual errors in your personal information, including out-of-date information, can be corrected by sending the Website Administrator a request that credibly shows the Website’s error.  To protect your privacy and security, the Website Administrator takes commercially reasonable steps to verify your identity before granting access to personal information or making corrections.


Cookies are files that contain information created by a web server that can be stored on a Website user’s hard disk for use either during a particular session (“per-session” cookie) or for future use (“persistent” cookie).  The Website uses cookies only to track session status.  Cookies are not used to disseminate significant information about you over the Internet or to analyze any information that you have knowingly or unknowingly provided.  You may instruct their Internet browsers to opt out of accepting cookies.

Privacy Policy Updates

The Website operator reserves the right to change, modify, add, or remove portions of this Privacy Policy at any time.  Changes to this Privacy Policy will be posted here so that Website users will know what information is gathered, how the information is used, and whether the information will be disclose it to anyone.  Users are encouraged to periodically review this page for the latest information on the Website’s privacy practices.  If you have any questions about this privacy statement, you can contact Thank you for visiting the Website.

Why We Need Ocean Planning

The ocean and coasts are active places, and we’re putting more demands on them every day. Think about it: traditional uses such as fishing, boating, shipping, recreation, and tourism are all changing and expanding, and at the same time we’re pioneering new industries alongside them like wind energy and sand mining. Ocean planning is about thinking ahead and planning for how to make it all work. Otherwise, we put the ocean’s vast, yet fragile, resources at risk. Voluntary ocean planning allows us to coordinate all these uses in a way that benefits our economy, our communities, and ocean health. Ocean planning is a science-based and data-driven process that provides a tool for people and government to work together, share information and solve problems in a way that works for everyone. Ocean planning helps to identify and resolve potential conflicts early on, helping decision makers and stakeholders in both the private and public sectors do their jobs better. This creates better outcomes for everyone, supporting a healthy ocean and vibrant economy

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