Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

Information Collection and Use

The Central Caribbean Marine Institute (CCMI) 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. CCMI collects information from our users at several different points on our website.


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

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 information.


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 website contains links to other sites. Please be aware that CCMI does not claim any responsibility for the privacy practices of such other sites. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by this website.


This website 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.

Notification of Changes

Any changes to our privacy policy will be posted to this page.

Donor Privacy

CCMI is committed to respecting the privacy of our donors. This privacy policy is intended to ensure our donors that donor information will not be shared with any third party. CCMI provides this Donor Privacy Policy to inform you of the way your information is used. We also provide you with the opportunity to unsubscribe from our mailing list.

Donor Contact Information

CCMI collects and uses various information from donors that includes: amount donated, address, telephone number, donor comments and e-mail address. Tax laws in the United States require CCMI to keep contact information and contribution level of donors on file. CCMI uses donor information to understand donors’ needs and provide excellent service. CCMI will never sell, trade, rent or share names (unless released for publication), e-mail or mail addresses, or telephone numbers of our donors. CCMI will use contact information (e-mail, telephone number and address) of donors for these purposes only:

  • Distribute receipts for donations
  • Thank donors for their donation
  • Inform donors about upcoming fundraising and other activities at CCMI
  • Internal analysis and record keeping
  • Reporting to relevant U.S. and State agencies (these reports are not for public inspection)
  • Contact donors about changes to this policy

Financial Information

All access to donor financial information is strictly limited to professional staff of CCMI whose job requires them to process this data. No such data is given to any person, organization or group who does not need to access those data.
To accept contributions via credit card, CCMI uses accredited online payment processing services with world-class security and data privacy policies. Unless requested by the donor for the purpose of processing recurring donations, CCMI does not store, nor does it have access to, your credit card information, bank account numbers, or other account data sent to those processing services. It is our desire to not send unwanted mail or information about CCMI to our donors. Please contact us if you wish to be removed from our mailing list.

Questions or Comments

If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this website, you can contact us at info@reefresearch.org