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Privacy Statement:

 The World Chelonian Trust has created this privacy statement in order to demonstrate our firm commitment to privacy. The following content, discloses our information gathering and dissemination practices for this website:

This information below is how we handle information we learn about you from your visit to our website. The information we receive depends on what you do when you visit our site.  For each visitor to our Web page, we collect aggregate information on what pages our users access or visit, etc. ( see list below ).  This is accomplished via services provided by Hostek, OneStat and Nedstat.  We also acquire information via personal information volunteered by the user in on-site registration for our help line through Yahoo and in our on-site subscription form for our Newsletter. The information which we collect with the Hostek service is based upon where you visit when on our web site.  We compile a database each month related to our users which tells us about our services being used by each visitor as follows:

Operating system
Screen Resolution
Screen Color Depth
JavaScript Version
Referral Protocols and Types
Referring Hosts
Top Referring Pages

Pages viewed
Hit Reports By Time and Date
Visitor's Network and Physical Location
Site Type and Country
Top Domains Visiting Our Site
Search Engine Being Used

The information we collect is used for internal review only.  The information is used to improve the content of our Web page, help diagnose any difficulties we may encounter with our server, and to administer our Web site in a proficient manner with the least amount of inconvenience to our users. We record past activity at our site in order to provide better service when visitors return to our site, yet fall within the scope of our content guidelines, which in turn are in accordance with regulations set forth by the Federal Trade Commission.  None of the information collected is shared with other organizations for commercial purposes or gain. It is our policy to delete the information after 30 - 60 days.

We do not use "cookies" on this site.  A "cookie" is a small text file that a website can place on your computer's hard drive in order, for example, to collect information about your activities on the site or to make it possible for you to use an online "shopping cart" to keep track of items you wish to purchase. The cookie transmits this information back to the Web site's computer which, generally speaking, is the only computer that can read it. Most consumers do not know that "cookies" are being placed on their computers when they visit websites. If you want to know when this happens, or to prevent it from happening, you can set your browser to warn you when a website attempts to place a "cookie" on your computer.

The World Chelonian Trust  will do everything in our power to protect the privacy of information provided to us on this website and will never deliberately share your personally identifiable information with any third party (except as required by law) without your consent. We never require anyone to disclose more information in the subscription form  than is reasonably necessary to make use of any services the World Chelonian Trust has to offer and serve our members in a proficient manner.

External Links
This site contains links to many other sites. Although the World Chelonian Trust tries to review every single link to make sure it is of appropriate content, we cannot provide any guarantee of the content on external links.  The World Chelonian Trust is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such external link Web sites.

This site has security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under our control via our Internet Service Provider.  We exercise strong measures in the security of your privacy and personal information.


Submitted Materials:

It is the practice of the World Chelonian Trust to fully accredit information submitted from the public.  If it is the desire of the submitter to withhold their identity and contact information,  this request will be accommodated. 

Children's Guidelines:

If you are a child, we have pooled together a collection of guidelines we strongly suggest you follow.  As for parents, please review these guidelines with your children to help minimize any risk of your child using the Internet.

  1. I will NOT provide online contact information without prior parental consent or parental notification, which will include an opportunity for my parents to prevent use of the information and participation in the activity. Without prior parental consent, online information must only be used to respond directly to the child's request and will not be used for other purposes without prior parental consent

  2. I will NOT provide personally identifiable offline contact information without prior parental consent

  3. I will NOT give the ability to publicly post or otherwise distribute personally identifiable contact information without prior parental consent

  4. I will NOT be enticed by the prospect of a special game, prize, or other activity without prior parental consent.

If choose to contact us, we may use the information you provide in the ways we have described in this privacy policy.

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