CORAL will not sell, share or trade personal information with any other entity for their respective purposes in ways different from what is disclosed in this statement. CORAL will not send mailings on behalf of other organizations. Donor and user information will only be used for internal purposes according to the preferences you have indicated. You can choose to stop hearing from us at any time – request to opt out.
What Information We Collect
In general, when you visit our Sites and access information, you remain anonymous. We do not require you to register or provide personal information to us to view our website.
CORAL may ask for and collect from you personally identifiable information at various points throughout the site. Depending on the information and/or services you request, you may be asked to provide your name, email address, address, phone number, payment details, and similar information. For example, personally identifiable information will be collected in order for you to subscribe to E-Current, CORAL’s electronic newsletter. Once you provide your personal information, you are not anonymous to CORAL. We do not store sensitive information from our visitors on our Website, such as credit card and social security numbers.
We do not store sensitive information from our visitors on our Website, such as credit card and social security numbers.
Credit Card Information
If you choose to provide your credit card information to the CORAL we will use that information for the purposes for which it was provided. Afterward, we will shred any corresponding materials that may contain confidential information.
How CORAL Uses Collected Information
CORAL may use your information:
- To process and respond to inquiries and for the purposes for which you provided the information, such as to process donations, register or renew you as a member, purchase merchandise or receive information about a project.
- To send you information about CORAL and our programs.
- To personalize your interactions with CORAL, such as to customize your web and email content based on your interests, and improve the navigability of the Website.
- To alert you to new projects, site features, special events and services.
- To facilitate social sharing functionality.
- To conduct surveys to measure your satisfaction with our service.
CORAL processes your information on servers located in the United States.
Where and When CORAL Collects Information on the Website
In addition to the information you knowingly provide, CORAL also collects the domain names and IP addresses used by people that visit us, as well as site usage statistics such as web browser types and page requests. This data is not usually personally identifiable, and is used to more efficiently operate CORAL’s programs, prepare for network load demands, promote our organization and administer the Website.
How we collect information:
How We Protect Information
CORAL has taken certain physical, administrative and technical steps to safeguard customer information, both online and offline, which may include but are not limited to password-restricted access to personal information and encrypting data where applicable. We take efforts to help ensure the security, integrity, and confidentiality of customer information; however, no transmission or electronic storage of information can be guaranteed to be 100% secure.
This Website is not directed toward children under 13 years of age nor does CORAL knowingly collect information from children under 13. If you are under 13, please do not submit any personally identifiable information to CORAL.
Donations and Purchases
In order to make a donation or purchase on this website, a user must first complete a donation or order form, on which the user must provide contact information (like name and shipping address) and financial information (like credit card number and expiration date). This information is used for billing purposes, to fill supporters’ orders, and to provide donations receipts. If we have trouble processing an order or donation, this contact information can be used to get in touch with the user. This information will be used to send the user materials, a tax receipt (if a donation is made), or purchased items. The user will be added to Coral Reef Alliance mailing list, unless previously indicated otherwise. If you would like to be removed from the Coral Reef Alliance mailing list, please send us an email or simply unsubscribe. We use a credit card processing company to fulfill orders using that payment method. The credit card company does not retain, share, store, or use personal information for any secondary purposes.
This website takes every precaution to protect our donor and users’ information. When you submit sensitive information via the website, your information is protected both online and off-line. When our donation or order form asks users to enter sensitive information (such as credit card numbers), that information is encrypted and is protected with the best encryption software in the industry — SSL. While on a secure page, such as our donation page, the lock icon on the bottom of Web browsers such as Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, and Microsoft Internet Explorer will become locked.
While we use SSL encryption to protect sensitive information online, we also do everything in our power to protect user-information off-line. All of our supporters’ information, not just the sensitive information mentioned above, is restricted in our offices. Finally, the servers that we store personally identifiable information on are kept in a secure environment.
If you have any questions about the security at our website, you can send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
How to Update Your Personal Information with CORAL
You can help CORAL maintain the accuracy of your information by notifying us immediately of any changes to your contact information:
888-267-2573 (toll-free) or 510-370-0500
Monday through Friday between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. PST
The Coral Reef Alliance
1330 Broadway, Suite 1602
Oakland, CA 94612 USA
How to stop receiving communications from CORAL
If you would like to opt out of receiving content from CORAL, you may request to unsubscribe from future mailings from CORAL here or
- Take the opportunity to opt out by using the links on the bottom of marketing email CORAL sends to you.
- Call the membership department at 888-267-2573 to tell us you do not wish to receive communications from CORAL.
This website contains links to third-party websites. CORAL is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such websites.
Notification of Changes
CORAL welcomes comments and questions on this policy. We are dedicated to protecting your personal information and will make every reasonable effort to keep your information secure. If you have any questions, please contact us Monday through Friday between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. PST, by email or phone: 888-267-2573 (toll-free) or 510-370-0500.
Gift Acceptance Policy
CORAL has a Gift Acceptance Policy to govern the solicitation and acceptance of gifts to the organization. CORAL’s staff and board members solicit current and deferred gifts from individuals, corporations, foundations and others for purposes that will further and fulfill CORAL’s mission of uniting communities to save coral reefs.
CORAL can accept a wide range of gifts including, but not limited to, cash; stock; bequests; real estate; and trusts. Some gifts require additional review before acceptance. CORAL has a governing system set up to discuss such gifts and make a decision that best reflects the interest of the organization. Notwithstanding the foregoing, CORAL reserves the right to revise or revoke this Policy at any time and to make exceptions to the Policy.
This information was most recently updated in December of 2016.