Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy and Statement

Effective Date:  November 1, 2006.

1. Acknowledgement and Acceptance of Terms 

Tides (Tides, Tides Center, Tides Foundation, Tides Shared Spaces) is committed to protecting your privacy. This Privacy Statement sets forth our current privacy practices with regard to the information we collect when you or your computer interact with our website. By accessing any Tides website, you acknowledge and fully understand Tides's Privacy Statement and freely consent to the information collection and use practices described in this Website Privacy Statement.

2. Information We Collect and How We Use It

Tides collects certain information from and about its users three ways: directly from our web server logs, the user, and with cookies.

  • Web Server Logs
    When you visit our Website, we may track information to administer the site and analyze its usage. Examples of information we may track include:
    • Your Internet protocol address.
    • The kind of browser or computer you use.
    • Number of links you click within the site.
    • State or country from which you accessed the site.
    • Date and time of your visit.
    • Name of your Internet service provider.
    • Web page you linked to our site from.
    • Pages you viewed on the site.

  • Use of Cookies
    Tides may use cookies to personalize or enhance your user experience.  A cookie is a small text file that is placed on your hard disk by a Web page server.  Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer.  Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a Web Server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.

    One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. For example, if you personalize a web page, or navigate within a site, a cookie helps the site to recall your specific information on subsequent visits.  Hence, this simplifies the process of delivering relevant content and eases site navigation by providing and saving your preferences and login information as well as providing personalized functionality.

    Tides reserves the right to share aggregated site statistics with partner organizations, but does not allow other organizations to place cookies on our website.

    You have the ability to accept or decline cookies.  Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies. If you reject cookies by changing your browser settings then be aware that this may disable some of the functionality on our website.
  • Personal Information Users
    Visitors may be asked to disclose personal information to us so that we can provide assistance and information to you. For example, such data may be warranted in order to provide online technical support and troubleshooting.

    We will not disclose personally identifiable information we collect from you to third parties without your permission except to the extent necessary including:
    • To fulfill your service requests for services.
    • To protect ourselves from liability,
    • To respond to legal process or comply with law, or
    • In connection with a merger, acquisition, or liquidation of the organization.

3. Accessing Web Account Information

We will provide you with the means to ensure that personally identifiable information in your web account file is correct and current.  You may review this information by contacting us by sending an email to our support attendant – webweaver(at)tides.org. 

4. Changes to this Statement

Tides has the discretion to occasionally update this privacy statement.  When we do, we will also revise the “updated” date at the top of this Privacy page.  We encourage you to periodically review this privacy statement to stay informed about how we are helping to protect the personal information we collect.  Your continued use of the service constitutes your agreement to this privacy statement and any updates.

5. Contacting Us

If you have questions regarding our Privacy Policy and Statement, its implementation, and/or our general practices, please contact us at webweaver(at)tides.org or send your comments to:

Tides
Attn: IT Director
The Presidio
P.O. Box 29198
San Francisco, CA 94129

Tides will make a reasonable effort to promptly respond and resolve any problem or question.