Privacy Policy

This privacy statement describes policy of the Partnerships in Environmental Management for the Seas of East Asia ("PEMSEA") concerning the gathering and sharing of visitors' information through the PEMSEA website and other websites being maintained by PEMSEA ("Website").

In general, users may browse the Website without divulging any personally identifiable information. The only information PEMSEA gathers during general browsing is from standard server logs. These include the user's IP (Internet Protocol) address, domain name, browser type, operating system, and information such as the referring website, visited pages, and the dates/times of those visits.

Users who register for a newsletter, log on to certain websites, order publications, request information, provide feedback, apply for employment, join discussions or provide commentary are asked to provide personal information such as name, postal address and e-mail address. This information is collected only with the user's knowledge and permission, and is kept in various PEMSEA databases and lists. Users who purchase something using the website may be asked to provide billing details. These details are transferred to a secure, online payment service, hosted outside the Website, and are not retained by PEMSEA.

The information gathered during general browsing of the Website is used to analyze trends and usage and to improve the usefulness of the site. On the other hand, PEMSEA may use volunteered identifiable information for any of the following:

  • To contact users, either in response to a query or suggestion, or to mail newsletters, documents, publications etc.;
  • Manage and process application for employment;
  • Confirm purchases and registrations on the Website;
  • Help users to quickly find relevant information based on specific interest, and help PEMSEA create content most relevant to users;

PEMSEA websites with specific requirements to collect personal information may publish a privacy policy specific for that site. In these cases, the site-specific policies will be complementary to this general PEMSEA privacy policy, but will give additional details for that particular site.

For certain PEMSEA websites, registering or supplying personal information sets a cookie, a small amount of data sent by the PEMSEA web server and stored on the user’s computer. By setting this cookie, details about the particular user, such as user IDs, passwords and preferences, are stored, allowing PEMSEA to automate certain processes, such as logging in. Users can reject cookies by disabling cookies in their browsers, but this may restrict certain functionalities offered by the Website.

At any time, you can cancel or modify your information by contacting the Webmaster through

PEMSEA does not sell or share any personally identifiable information volunteered on the Website to any third party. Any information provided to PEMSEA by users of the Website is held with the utmost care and security, and will not be used in ways other than as set forth in this.

The Website contains links to sites external to its domain. PEMSEA is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such sites.

Changes to this privacy policy will be posted on the Website. PEMSEA is under no obligation to individually inform users about any changes to this policy.

Questions to this policy may be sent to