Privacy Policy

Thank you for visiting the Ocean Health Index online at We respect your privacy, and we will never share your personal information with other organizations. The following privacy policy describes what information is gathered on this website and how it is used.

Our mailing address is:
Conservation International
2011 Crystal Drive, Suite 500
Arlington, VA 22202

We can be reached via e-mail at or by telephone at 703-341-2400.

For each visitor to, our web server automatically recognizes and collects inbound domain names, but not e-mail addresses. This tells us which pages our users visit and what information they volunteer, such as survey information and/or site registrations. The information we collect is used only for internal review, to improve our web content, to optimize your web experience and, in some cases, to customize the content and/or layout of select pages. We will disclose information we have collected only when legally required to do so; at the request of governmental authorities conducting an investigation; to verify or enforce compliance with the policies governing our website and applicable laws or to protect against misuse or unauthorized use of our website.


We use cookies to record past activity on our website in an effort to provide better and faster service upon your return visits to We also customize certain web content based on your browser type, bandwidth or other settings to optimize your site experience.

Your Contact Details & Mail

If you do not want to receive e-mail from us in the future, please just let us know by e-mailing us at the above address, calling us at the above telephone number or writing to us at the above mailing address.

If you provide us your mailing address, you may receive materials from us periodically about conservation news and initiatives or upcoming events. If you do not wish to receive this information, please just tell us so by e-mail, phone or written letter. Please include your exact name and address so that we can correctly remove you from our mailing lists.

If you provide us your telephone number, we will only contact you with information regarding the orders or donations you have placed online.

We do not share your information with any other organizations or companies. Upon your request and direction, we will correct any inaccuracies in your contact information. To do so, please email, call or write us.

Ad Servers

We do not partner with or have special relationships with any ad server companies. From time to time, we may use user data for new, unanticipated uses not previously disclosed in our privacy policy. If this is the case, or if our information practices change, we will notify you of those changes before we use your data, provide you the opportunity to opt out, and post the new policy to this web page. If you are concerned about how your information is being used, please check this page periodically. At any time, you may prevent your information from being used for unanticipated future purposes by e-mailing, calling or writing us.


When providing your sensitive information online, such as financial information to make a donation, we will redirect you to a secure server and notify you of this redirect through a pop-up screen. Your credit card information is never stored.

Affiliate Websites

Websites directly affiliated with and governed by this privacy policy include:

Children’s Guidelines

None of the websites covered by this policy knowingly collect identifiable personal information from children under age 13. If we discover that a person under the age of 13 has provided us with any personally identifiable information, we will delete that information from our systems. We are unable to reply to information requests from children under the age of 13, if so identified. A parent or guardian must initiate any requests for information from children under the age of 13 on their behalf. We encourage parents to supervise children when they browse the internet.

If you feel that this site is not following its stated privacy policy, please contact us by email or phone or contact The DMA's Committee on Ethical Business Practices at

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