Some Green Fins members have not been able to go through their annual assessment process due to the coronavirus outbreak. An inactive status does not mean they are not operational and we suggest you get in touch with the Green Fins member directly and ask if they are open for business. The Green Fins teams will be doing all they can to reassess members in their respective countries as soon as it is possible and safe to do so.
This website is managed by the UK registered charity The Reef-World Foundation (Registered Charity No. 1157096). We believe in operating in an open and transparent manner that is in accordance with the law and relevant regulations. This includes the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) that came into force on the 25th May 2018. We are committed to keeping any data that you provide with us safe and used correctly.
We may update this policy from time to time without notice to you, so please check it regularly, particularly if you are sending personal information to us.
Who we are
The Green Fins approach is not a registered business or organisations but a management approach adopted at the national level to help reduce the impacts from businesses that provide SCUBA diving and snorkelling activities. The Reef-World Foundation, a UK registered charity with the UK Charites Commissions (No. 1157096) are the International Coordinators who oversee the design, development and implementation of the approach.
In order to enhance user experience and make sure that visitors to the site get the best out of it, we collect various types of information that allow us to make adjustments to site, stay in contact with you and allow those to help support our work through providing donations to the charity to help our work.
Cookies - A cookie is a small file placed on your computer’s hard drive but it does not provide Reef-World access to your computer or any information stored on it. This website in particular uses what is called a session cookie (called ci_session) in order to allow the site to function correctly It enables this website to identify your computer as you view different pages on our website. Cookies allow websites and applications to store your preferences in order to present content, options or functions that are specific to you. They also allow us to see information such as how many people use the website and what pages they visit. We use this data to help improve the website functionality, user flow and overall design. Cookies will also mean that when you return to this site, it will show your previously seen content or information in a more efficient manner making the site more user-friendly.
Google Analytics - For your information we have chosen to use IP anonymization so that we do not collect information on your IP address.
We will mainly use the data we collect to provide you with the services, products or information you asked for. We will also use your data to help manage your communication preferences, including marketing preferences for fundraising purposes in accordance with our policies and procedures and the best practice code set out by the Fundraising Regulator: Code of Fundraising Practice. We will also use your data to keep you up to date with the work you are supporting through our Newsletters that we will send out to you directly.
As mentioned above when signing up to Newsletters, we will share your name and email address with Mail Chimp only Nothing else. Also, when you choose to donate, you will be directly sharing your information with Charity Checkout who will share with us information on your name, email and address. We do not share or provide any other information to anyone else. If you purchase anything from Teemill.com, we do not receive any information on you whatsoever. We do not share or sell your details to anyone else.
We keep all information that you provide to us securely stored at all times. Your personal information is contained behind secured networks and is only accessible by a limited number of persons who have special access rights to such systems and are required to keep the information confidential. Should a data breach occur we will notify you via email within 7 business days.
Your data and privacy rights are important to us. To find out more information about privacy and your rights, the Information Commissioner’s Office can provide you with the details you need. They are the UK’s independent authority set up to uphold information rights in the public interest, promoting openness by public bodies and data privacy for individuals. Please see their website for more information or you can write to them at:
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