Who we are

Our website address is: https://www.coralesdepaz.org,

Welcome to our Privacy Policy. The terms “we”, “us”, “our”, and “Corales de Paz” refer to Corales de Paz – Buceo con Propósito, a not-for-profit organization, and its subsidiaries and corporate affiliates we allow to use the Corales de Paz brand.

This privacy policy is referenced in our Website Terms of Use available on this site. We respect your privacy and are committed to protecting your personal data. This Privacy Policy will inform you as to how we look after your personal data when you visit our website (regardless of where you visit it from) and tell you about your privacy rights and how the law protects you.

Purpose of this privacy notice

This Privacy Policy aims to give you information on how Corales de Paz collects and processes your personal data through your use of this website, including any data you may provide through this website when you download content, sign up to our newsletter or apply to join a program.

This website is not intended for children and we do not knowingly collect data relating to children. If you are below the age of 18 then you must have your parent’s or legal guardian’s consent to submit any personal data at all. We will promptly delete any personal information relating to minors where we are informed that parental or guardian consent has been granted. Should you be a concerned parent or guardian of a minor who has submitted their personal data without your consent please write to our Data Protection Officer for assistance.

It is important that you read this Privacy Policy together with any other Privacy Policy or fair processing notice we may provide on specific occasions when we are collecting or processing personal data about you so that you are fully aware of how and why we are using your data. This Privacy Policy supplements the other notices and is not intended to override them.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Personal data, or personal information, means any information about an individual from which that person can be identified. It does not include data where the identity has been removed (anonymous data).

We may collect, use, store and transfer different kinds of personal data about you which we have grouped together follows:

  • Identity Data may include first name, maiden name, last name, username or similar identifier, title, date of birth and gender.
  • Contact Data may include email address and telephone numbers.
  • Transaction Data may include details about payments to and from you and other details of products and services you have purchased from us.
  • Technical Data may include internet protocol (IP) addresses, your login data, browser type and version, timezone setting and location, browser plug-in types and versions, operating system and platform and other technology on the devices you use to access our websites and services.
  • Usage Data may include information about how you use our websites, products and services.
  • Marketing and Communications Data may include your preferences in receiving marketing from us and our third parties and your communication preferences.
  • Special categories of personal data may include health data relevant to your program, criminal history as relevant to your travel program.

We will only collect and process personal data about you where we have lawful bases. Lawful bases include consent (where you have given consent), contract (where processing is necessary for the performance of a contract with you (e.g. to process your application or complete your booking)), vital interests and where relevant “legitimate interests”.

How is your personal data collected

We use different methods to collect data from and about you including through:

Direct interactions

You may give us your identity and contact details by filling in forms or by corresponding with us by post, phone, email or otherwise. This includes personal information you provide when you: apply for our Programs or register on the site or the Service; request marketing to be sent to you; provide any other personal information to us directly by post, phone, email or in person; respond to a survey or enter into our promotions and competitions; engage with us via social media; use the Message Board features of the Service and include personal information directly or indirectly (eg. via a display name).

Automated technologies or interactions 

As you interact with our website, we may automatically collect Technical Data about your equipment, browsing actions and patterns. We collect this personal data by using cookies, server logs and other similar technologies. We may also receive Technical Data about you if you visit other websites employing our cookies. Please see our Cookie Policy below for further details.

Comments

When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Media

If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Contact forms

Cookies

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Third parties or publicly available sources

We may receive personal data about you from various third parties and public sources as set out below :
– Technical Data from the following parties:
(a) analytics providers such as Google Analytics
(b) advertising networks such as Google Adwords, Facebook and Bing

How we use your personal data

We will only use your personal data when the law allows us to. Most commonly, we will use your personal data in the following circumstances:

  • Where we need to perform the contract we are about to enter into or have entered into with you.
  • Where it is necessary for our legitimate interests (or those of a third party) and your interests and fundamental rights do not override those interests.
  • Where we need to comply with a legal or regulatory obligation.

Generally we do not rely on consent as a legal basis for processing your personal data other than in relation to sending third-party direct marketing communications to you via email or text message. You have the right to withdraw consent to marketing at any time by contacting us.

Who we share your data with

This website and our service may include links to third-party websites, plug-ins and services. Clicking on those links or enabling those connections may allow third parties to collect or share data about you. We do not control these third-party websites and are not responsible for their privacy statements. Such services may include applications like Zoom or Canvas, as required to deliver the service to you. Please note that your personal data as entered into any such service may be visible to other people using the same service and or other people enrolled for the same or a similar program to you. When you leave our website or use any of these third-party resources and services, we encourage you to read their Privacy Policies.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

It is important that the personal data we hold about you is accurate and current. Please keep us informed if your personal data changes during your relationship with us.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Specific rights

Under certain circumstances, you have rights under data protection laws in relation to your personal data.
You have the right to:

Request access to your personal data (commonly known as a “data subject access request”). This enables you to receive a copy of the personal data we hold about you and to check that we are lawfully processing it.

Request correction of the personal data that we hold about you. This enables you to have any incomplete or inaccurate data we hold about you corrected, though we may need to verify the accuracy of the new data you provide to us.

Request erasure of your personal data. This enables you to ask us to delete or remove personal data where there is no good reason for us continuing to process it. You also have the right to ask us to delete or remove your personal data where you have successfully exercised your right to object to processing (see below), where we may have processed your information unlawfully or where we are required to erase your personal data to comply with local law. Note, however, that we may not always be able to comply with your request of erasure for specific legal reasons which will be notified to you, if applicable, at the time of your request.

Object to processing of your personal data where we are relying on a legitimate interest (or those of a third party) and there is something about your particular situation which makes you want to object to processing on this ground as you feel it impacts on your fundamental rights and freedoms. You also have the right to object where we are processing your personal data for direct marketing purposes. In some cases, we may demonstrate that we have compelling legitimate grounds to process your information which override your rights and freedoms.

Request restriction of processing of your personal data. This enables you to ask us to suspend the processing of your personal data in the following scenarios: (a) if you want us to establish the data’s accuracy; (b) where our use of the data is unlawful but you do not want us to erase it; (c) where you need us to hold the data even if we no longer require it as you need it to establish, exercise or defend legal claims; or (d) you have objected to our use of your data but we need to verify whether we have overriding legitimate grounds to use it.

Request the transfer of your personal data to you or to a third party. We will provide to you, or a third party you have chosen, your personal data in a structured, commonly used, machine-readable format. Note that this right only applies to automated information which you initially provided consent for us to use or where we used the information to perform a contract with you.

Withdraw consent at any time where we are relying on consent to process your personal data. However, this will not affect the lawfulness of any processing carried out before you withdraw your consent. If you withdraw your consent, we may not be able to provide certain products or services to you. We will advise you if this is the case at the time you withdraw your consent.

If you wish to exercise any of the rights set out above, please contact us.

If your fail to provide personal data

Where we need to collect personal data by law, or under the terms of a contract we have with you and you fail to provide that data when requested, we may not be able to perform the contract we have or are trying to enter into with you. In this case, we may be unable to complete your booking or to provide other services to you. We will notify you if this is the case at the time.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Marketing

We strive to provide you with choices regarding certain personal data uses, particularly around marketing and advertising.:

Promotional offers from us

You will receive marketing communications from us if you have opted to do so while requesting other information from us or when making a booking.

Third-party marketing

We will get your express opt-in consent before we share your personal data with any company outside Corales de Paz for marketing purposes.

Opting out

You can ask us or third parties to stop sending you marketing messages at any time by using the unsubscribe link included in the footer of all marketing messages. Where you opt out of receiving these marketing messages, this will not apply to personal data provided to us as a result of booking or enrolling in a program.

How we protect your data

We have put in place appropriate security measures to prevent your personal data from being accidentally lost, used or accessed in an unauthorised way, altered or disclosed. In addition, we limit access to your personal data to those employees, agents, contractors and other third parties who have a business need to know. They will only process your personal data on our instructions and they are subject to a duty of confidentiality.

We have put in place procedures to deal with any suspected personal data breach and will notify you and any applicable regulator of a breach where we are legally required to do so.

Industry regulatory disclosure requirements

We may have to share your personal data with the parties set out below for the purposes of providing services to you or performing our contract with you.

Suppliers: such as insurance providers, service providers and other entities we work with in order to fulfill our commitment with you.

Third-party vendors: who provide services or functions on our behalf, such as credit card processing, business analytics, support and fraud prevention. Such vendors are not permitted to share or use the information for any other purpose other than performing the specific functions they provide.

Third parties to whom we may choose to sell, transfer, or merge parts of our business or our assets. Alternatively, we may seek to acquire other businesses or merge with them. If a change happens to our business, then the new owners may use your personal data in the same way as set out in this Privacy Policy.

We require all third parties to respect the security of your personal data and to treat it in accordance with the law. We do not allow our third-party service providers to use your personal data for their own purposes and only permit them to process your personal data for specified purposes and in accordance with our instructions.