EWS Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy for Expedition White Shark App

Effective Date: 09/01/2023

Welcome to Expedition White Shark, an app developed and provided by the Marine Conservation Science Institute (“MCSI”). At MCSI, we are committed to protecting your privacy and ensuring the security of your personal information. This Privacy Policy is designed to help you understand how we collect, use, and safeguard the information you provide while using the Expedition White Shark app.

By using the Expedition White Shark app, you consent to the practices described in this Privacy Policy. If you do not agree with the terms of this Privacy Policy, please do not use the app.

Information We Collect
Expedition White Shark collects only anonymous data. This means that we do not collect personally identifiable information (PII) such as your name, email address, or phone number. The anonymous data we collect may include:

1. Usage Information: We may collect information about how you use the app, including your interactions with the app’s features and content.

2. Device Information: We may collect information about the type of device you are using, such as your device’s make and model, operating system, and unique device identifiers.

3. Log Data: We may collect log data, which includes information about your device’s internet protocol (IP) address, browser type, and the date and time of your interactions with the app.

4. Analytics: We may use third-party analytics tools to collect and analyze usage patterns within the app. These tools help us improve the app’s performance and user experience.

How We Use Anonymous Data
We use the anonymous data collected from the Expedition White Shark app for the following purposes:

1. App Improvement: We use this data to analyze user behavior, identify trends, and make enhancements to the app to provide a better user experience.

2. Research and Conservation: The data collected helps us in our ongoing research and conservation efforts related to white sharks and marine life.

3. Aggregated Data: We may aggregate anonymous data and use it for statistical analysis, reporting, and other research purposes. Aggregated data does not identify individual users.

Sharing of Anonymous Data
We do not sell, trade, or rent your anonymous data to third parties. However, we may share aggregated and anonymized data with our partners, researchers, and collaborators for research and conservation purposes.

We take the security of your data seriously. We implement reasonable and appropriate security measures to protect the information collected through the Expedition White Shark app. However, please be aware that no method of transmission over the internet or electronic storage is completely secure, and we cannot guarantee the absolute security of your data.

Children’s Privacy
Expedition White Shark is not intended for children under the age of 13. We do not knowingly collect any personally identifiable information from children under 13. If you believe that a child under 13 has provided us with personal information, please contact us, and we will promptly delete the information.

Changes to this Privacy Policy
We may update this Privacy Policy from time to time to reflect changes in our practices or for other operational, legal, or regulatory reasons. Any changes will be effective immediately upon posting the revised Privacy Policy on the app. We encourage you to review this Privacy Policy periodically.

Contact Us
If you have any questions, concerns, or feedback regarding this Privacy Policy or the Expedition White Shark app, please contact us at: [email protected]

Last Updated: 9/01/2023

Thank you for using Expedition White Shark. Your privacy and the protection of marine life are important to us.