Collection of Information
We collect personally identifiable information, including, names, email addresses and phone numbers when voluntarily submitted by our visitors. The information you provide is primarily used for the purpose of our moderating team having the ability to verify shark reports submitted to Dorsal. You are under no obligation to provide us with personal information of any kind, however your refusal to do so may prevent you from using certain features of the site and our mobile applications.
We may use the Personal Information we collect or receive through the service for the purposes identified below:
- To verify public shark reports.
- To send email newsletters in which you will have the option to opt-out at any time.
- To communicate with you about your account and provide customer support.
- To provide suggestions to you and to provide tailored features within our service that optimise and personalise your experience.
- To deliver marketing information, product recommendations and non-transactional communications (e.g., email, SMS, or push notifications) about us.
Location Based Information
We may use GPS technology (or other similar technologies) to determine your current location in order to provide you with accurate shark alerts that are nearby your GPS. When you submit a shark report, we have access to the location that you submitted the shark report. This is an important part of our shark reporting verification system. By doing this we can maintain accurate shark reports and eliminate misleading of false shark reports and statements. We will not share your current location with other users or partners.
The site and app may use cookie and tracking technology depending on the features offered. Cookie and tracking technology are useful for gathering information such as browser type and operating system, tracking the number of visitors to the site, and understanding how visitors use the site. Cookies can also help customise the site for visitors. Personal information cannot be collected via cookies and other tracking technology, however, if you previously provided personally identifiable information, cookies may be tied to such information. Aggregate cookie and tracking information may be shared with third parties.
Distribution of Information
We may share information with governmental agencies or other companies assisting us in fraud prevention or investigation. We may do so when: (1) permitted or required by law; or, (2) trying to protect against or prevent actual or potential fraud or unauthorised transactions; or, (3) investigating fraud which has already taken place. The information is not provided to these companies for marketing purposes.
Commitment to Data Security
Your personally identifiable information is kept secure. Only authorised employees, agents and contractors (who have agreed to keep information secure and confidential) have access to this information. All emails and newsletters from this site allow you to opt out of further mailings.