Privacy Policy

NOEP's Privacy Policy

The National Ocean Economics Program (NOEP) is dedicated to protecting your privacy as you use our website. Our policy is that no personal information will be collected about you unless you choose to provide it and that any personal information that you provide us will be safeguarded and not shared with others for any reason.

Our web server automatically recognizes the domain name and Internet Protocol (IP) address of each visitor to our site. An IP address is a code that identifies a particular computer on the Internet. Every computer or network that's connected to the Internet has an IP address. However, we do not collect any information that will identify you personally, or determine your e-mail address.

Email addresses collected through the NOEP registration process are used exclusively for user identification on this website and are never shared, rented, or sold. All addresses are protected in a secure data storage.

The pages you visit on our website,, are automatically tracked by a third-party website statistics system. Like most major sites, we use the information to determine how people are using our site, what pages are the most popular, which search terms get people to our site, and what Internet service providers are most common. We do this through "persistent cookies" that reside on your computer. The cookies that we use are anonymous (don't include any information about you) and merely serve to identify your computer as having visited pages on our website. This information cannot identify you individually, nor can it tell us what other sites you visit.

Because the web is our main contact with the community we serve, this information is vital for helping us better tailor the website to your needs and interests.

We welcome your e-mail messages and suggestions of ways in which we can improve the site. We will use any personal information you send us only to respond to your message. Please note that any suggestions or ideas you submit to us will become the property of the NOEP and can be used by us for any purpose.

Our site contains links to other sites. Please remember that our privacy policy does not apply to other sites and that we cannot be responsible for their privacy policies, if any.

updated 17-Mar-2008