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Privacy Policy


This privacy statement discloses the privacy practices for Oceanus.

Information Collection and Use

Oceanus is the sole owner of the information collected on this site.
We will not sell, share, or rent this information to others in ways different
from what is disclosed in this statement. Oceanus collects information
from our users at several different points on our Web site.


No personally identifiable information (e-mail address, name, etc.) is collected
with the cookies that we set, and accepting cookies while on the Oceanus site
will not put the user at risk for marketing to other sites.

Different browsers have different cookie-settings. With Netscape you can ask
the browser to allow, warn you, or completely disable cookies. Internet Explorer
has an additional feature where you can specify different settings for different
security zones. You can choose to allow Web sites to create cookies for you in
your “trusted sites” (like Oceanus), to warn you before you
create them in your local Intranet zone, and to give you an option to never allow
them in a “restricted zone.” See the “Help” section of your
particular browser for more information on working with cookies.

Web Statistics

We use IP addresses to analyze trends, administer the site, track user movement,
and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use for reporting and
sponsorship purposes. IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable


We will share aggregated demographic information with our sponsors and donors.
This is not linked to any personal information that can identify any individual
person. We only share this information so that we can secure funding to continue
providing this site free of charge.


This Web site contains links to other sites. Please be aware that Oceanus does
not claim any responsibility for the privacy practices of such other sites. We
encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy
statements of each and every Web site that collects personally identifiable information.
This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by this Web site.


This Web site takes every precaution to protect our users’ information, and we
have security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse, and alteration of
the information under our control.

Oceanus Email Alerts

Oceanus will be a continually growing and evolving
site. You will want to check back often to see what’s new.
Subscribing to our Email Alerts will help keep you informed
about our latest updates. You can subscribe to clicking below.

Click Here to sign up now to receive free Email Alerts.

Surveys and Feedback section

From time-to-time our site requests information from users via Web surveys. Participation
in these surveys is completely voluntary and the user therefore has a choice
whether or not to disclose this information. Information requested may include
demographic information (such as education level), but no information that can
identify any individual person will be collected. Survey information will be
used for purposes of monitoring or improving the use and satisfaction of this

Send This to a Friend

If a user elects to use our “Send this to a friend” function, we ask
them for the friend’s name and e-mail address. Oceanus will automatically
send the friend a one-time e-mail inviting them to visit the site. Oceanus stores
this information temporarily for the sole purpose of sending this one-time e-mail.

Notification of Changes

If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes to this

Questions or Comments

If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this
site, or your dealings with this Web site, you can contact us using the information