The Alaska SeaLife Center is dedicated to protecting your privacy as you use our web site. 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.
If during your visit to our site you only browse, read pages or download material, we can not collect any information that will identify you personally, or determine your e-mail address. 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.
Like most major sites, we collect and analyze that information to help us improve the site for our visitors. This helps us determine which pages you visit, how long you stay and the site you visited immediately beforehand. Your IP address is used to help identify your computer and your shopping cart and to gather broad demographic information.
We provide forms and links in places throughout the site for you to send comments and ideas, to ask for more information and to report problems you may experience on our site. Even if you e-mail us through one of our response forms on the site, we cannot determine your e-mail address unless you include it in your response. With your permission, we may wish to post your comments on our site. We will not identify you personally, only by first name or initials, and certainly will not disclose your e-mail address.
If you purchase goods through this site, you will be asked to provide personal and financial information so that we may process your order.
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 Alaska SeaLife Center and can be used by us for any purpose.
If you choose to participate in one of the surveys on this site, we will ask you for certain demographic and other personal information. We do not share this information with others.
At the Alaska SeaLife Center we are especially concerned with protecting the privacy of children who visit our site. We fully support and are in compliance with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act, even though it does not apply to non-profit organizations like ours.
Please remember that no one can guarantee the complete security of information transmitted over the Internet. Therefore, you should be careful about the personal information that you provide to us or any other site. Rest assured that we will do everything we can to safeguard your information.
Images display activities that were conducted under the authority of scientific research permit No. 881-1443 issued by the National Marine Fisheries Service under the authority of the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972 and the Endangered Species Act of 1973.
All research, rehabilitation and photographic depictions thereof by or for the Alaska SeaLife Center are conducted under research and rehab permits: