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~Privacy Policy~

Thank you for visiting Your privacy is important to us. Please use Contact Us form or email us at to ask any questions regarding privacy.

What information do we collect?

We collect information from you when you subscribe to our new article email alert service or fill out a form. When subscribing to our new article email alert service or using contact form to contact us on our site, as appropriate, you may be asked to enter your name and/or e-mail address. You may, however, visit our site anonymously.

Google, as a third party vendor, uses cookies to serve ads on our site. Google's use of the DART cookie enables it to serve ads to your users based on their visit to your sites and other sites on the Internet. Users may opt out of the use of the DART cookie by visiting the Google ad and content network privacy policy.

We use Google Analytics to gather limited information about our visitors and their use of our website. Google Analytics may collect information about your use as follows (but not limited to):

  • User's computer's operating system;
  • Which web browser is being used to access our website;
  • Computer's IP address, which is being used to access our website;
  • Information about your previous visits if you have visited our website before, which are stored on your computer as "cookies" that you may delete or disallow.

Google Analytics uses cookies to track your activity on our website, which allows us to collect important data about how our website is used. Google Analytics uses only first-party cookies - this means that these cookies can be read only by the Google Analytics software residing on the Blue Planet Journal website. Any data gathered from cookies is used only for statistical analysis related to your browsing activity on the Blue Planet Journal website. You may opt out of this process by turning off cookies in the preferences settings in your browser. More information on Google Analytics and Google’s Privacy Policy can be found at

What do we use your information for?

Any of the information we collect from you may be used in one of the following ways: To personalize your experience (Your information helps us to better respond to your individual needs)

To improve our website (We continually strive to improve our website offerings based on the information and feedback we receive from you)

To improve customer service (Your information helps us to more effectively respond to your customer service requests and support needs)

To administer a contest, promotion, survey or other site feature

To send periodic emails: The email address you provide may be used to send you information, respond to inquiries, and/or other requests or questions.

We may disclose your personally identifiable information in response to a court order or a subpoena. We will disclose this information in response to a law enforcement agency’s request, or if we believe it is necessary to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, situations involving potential threats to the physical safety of any person, violations of our terms of use, to verify or enforce compliance with the policies governing our Site and applicable laws or as otherwise required or permitted by law or consistent with legal requirements. In addition, we may transfer personally identifiable information about you if we, are acquired by, sold to, or merged with another company.

Although we take appropriate measures to safeguard against unauthorized disclosures of information, we cannot assure you that personally identifiable information that we collect will never be disclosed in a manner that is inconsistent with this Privacy Statement.

How do we protect your information?

We implement a variety of security measures to maintain the safety of your personal information when you enter, submit, or access your personal information.

The security of your personal information is important to us. We follow generally accepted industry standards to protect the personal information submitted to us, both during transmission and once we receive it. No method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure, however. Therefore, while we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

Do we use cookies?

Yes, Cookies are small files that a site or its service provider transfers to your computer’s hard drive through your Web browser (if you allow) that enables the sites or service providers systems to recognize your browser and capture and remember certain information.

We use cookies to compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interaction so that we can offer better site experiences and tools in the future. We may contract with third-party service providers to assist us in better understanding our site visitors. These service providers are not permitted to use the information collected on our behalf except to help us conduct and improve our business.

Do we disclose any information to outside parties?

We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information. This does not include trusted third parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or servicing you, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. We may also release your information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect ours or others rights, property, or safety. However, non-personally identifiable visitor information may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses.

Third party links

Occasionally, at our discretion, we may include or offer third party products or services on our website. These third party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. We therefore have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. Nonetheless, we seek to protect the integrity of our site and welcome any feedback about these sites.

California Online Privacy Protection Act Compliance

Because we value your privacy we have taken the necessary precautions to be in compliance with the California Online Privacy Protection Act. We therefore will not distribute your personal information to outside parties without your consent.

Children Online Privacy Protection Act Compliance

We are in compliance with the requirements of COPPA (Children Online Privacy Protection Act), we do not collect any information from anyone under 13 years of age. Our website, products and services are all directed to people who are at least 13 years old or older. If you are under 13, please do not attempt to register as a member or send any information about yourself to us. In the event that we learn that we have collected personal information from a child under age 13, we will delete that information as quickly as possible. If you believe that we might have any information from or about a child under age 13, please contact us through our Contact Us form or .

Disqus article comment system, sharethis, like and follow buttons by facebook and google, google custom serach engine services

We use third party services to give our users interactive social experience on our site. These services may collect information regarding your ip, browser, software system (MAC or Windows) etc.

Our Site may contain links to other websites whose information practices may be different than ours. Visitors should consult the other websites’ privacy notices as we have no control over information that is submitted to, or collected by, these third parties.


Occasionally we may conduct visitor surveys to better target our content to our audience or for the benefit of third parties with whom we do business. Accordingly, sometimes the aggregate survey results are shared with our advertisers and partners. We never share any survey information about specific response with any third party unless that individual consents.

Comment Policy

Blue Planet Journal encourages you to add a comment regarding an article using disqus comment system. You may not post any unlawful, threatening, defamatory, obscene, pornographic or other material that would violate the law. All comments should be relevant to the topic and remain respectful of other authors and commenters. You are solely responsible for your own comments, the consequences of posting those comments, and the consequences of any reliance by you on the comments of others. By submitting your comment, you hereby give us the right, but not the obligation, to post, air, edit, exhibit, telecast, cablecast, webcast, re-use, publish, reproduce, use, license, print, distribute or otherwise use your comment(s) and accompanying personal identifying and other information you provide via all forms of media now known or hereafter devised, worldwide, in perpetuity.

Online Privacy Policy Only

This online privacy policy applies only to information collected through our website and not to information collected offline.

Your Consent

By using our site, you consent to our websites privacy policy.

Changes to our Privacy Policy

If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes on this page, and/or update the Privacy Policy modification date below.

This policy was last modified on 06/9/2013

Contacting Us

If there are any questions regarding this privacy policy you may contact us using the information below. Contact Us or email us at