Terms

EXPLORE THE MAP
ABOUT NAVIGATOR

Privacy Policy

Protecting your private information is our priority. This Statement of Privacy applies to protectedseas.net, navigatormap.org, and ProtectedSeas, Anthropocene Institute (ProtectedSeas) and governs data collection and usage. For the purposes of this Privacy Policy, unless otherwise noted, all references to ProtectedSeas include map.navigatormap.org and navigatormap.org. The ProtectedSeas website includes an interactive map, information, and data analysis. By using the ProtectedSeas website, you consent to the data practices described in this statement. 

Collection of your Personal Information

We do not collect any personal information about you unless you voluntarily provide it to us. However, you may be required to provide certain personal information, such as first and last name and email address, to us when you elect to use certain products or services. These may include: (a) registering for an account; (b) entering a sweepstakes or contest sponsored by us or one of our partners; (c) sending us an email message. To wit, we will use your information for, but not limited to, communicating with you in relation to services and/or products you have requested from us. We also may gather additional personal or non-personal information in the future.

Use of your Personal Information

ProtectedSeas collects and uses your personal information to operate and deliver the services you have requested.

ProtectedSeas may also use your personally identifiable information to inform you of other products or services available from ProtectedSeas and its affiliates.

Sharing Information with Third Parties

ProtectedSeas does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties.

ProtectedSeas may share data with trusted partners to help perform statistical analysis, send you email or postal mail, provide customer support, or arrange for deliveries. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to ProtectedSeas, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.

ProtectedSeas may disclose your personal information, without notice, if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on ProtectedSeas or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of ProtectedSeas; and/or (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of ProtectedSeas, or the public.

Tracking User Behavior

ProtectedSeas may keep track of the websites and pages our users visit within ProtectedSeas, in order to determine what ProtectedSeas services are the most popular. This data is used to deliver customized content within ProtectedSeas to customers whose behavior indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area.

Automatically Collected Information

Information about your computer hardware and software may be automatically collected by ProtectedSeas. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring website addresses. This information is used for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the ProtectedSeas website.

Use of Cookies

The ProtectedSeas website may use “cookies” to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.

One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the Web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalize ProtectedSeas pages, or register with ProtectedSeas site or services, a cookie helps ProtectedSeas to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as billing addresses, shipping addresses, and so on. When you return to the same ProtectedSeas website, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the ProtectedSeas features that you customized.

You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the ProtectedSeas services or websites you visit.

Links

This website contains links to other sites. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the content or privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of any other site that collects personally identifiable information.

Security of your Personal Information

ProtectedSeas secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. ProtectedSeas uses the following methods for this purpose:

  • SSL Protocol
    • When personal information (such as a credit card number) is transmitted to other websites, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) protocol.

 We strive to take appropriate security measures to protect against unauthorized access to or alteration of your personal information. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet or any wireless network can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your personal information, you acknowledge that: (a) there are security and privacy limitations inherent to the Internet which are beyond our control; and (b) security, integrity, and privacy of any and all information and data exchanged between you and us through this Site cannot be guaranteed.

Right to Deletion

Subject to certain exceptions set out below, on receipt of a verifiable request from you, we will:

  • Delete your personal information from our records; and
  • Direct any service providers to delete your personal information from their records.

Please note that we may not be able to comply with requests to delete your personal information if it is necessary to:

  • Complete the transaction for which the personal information was collected, fulfill the terms of a written warranty or product recall conducted in accordance with federal law, provide a good or service requested by you, or reasonably anticipated within the context of our ongoing business relationship with you, or otherwise perform a contract between you and us;
  • Detect security incidents, protect against malicious, deceptive, fraudulent, or illegal activity; or prosecute those responsible for that activity;
  • Debug to identify and repair errors that impair existing intended functionality;
  • Exercise free speech, ensure the right of another consumer to exercise his or her right of free speech, or exercise another right provided for by law;
  • Comply with the California Electronic Communications Privacy Act;
  • Engage in public or peer-reviewed scientific, historical, or statistical research in the public interest that adheres to all other applicable ethics and privacy laws, when our deletion of the information is likely to render impossible or seriously impair the achievement of such research, provided we have obtained your informed consent;
  • Enable solely internal uses that are reasonably aligned with your expectations based on your relationship with us;
  • Comply with an existing legal obligation; or
  •  Otherwise use your personal information, internally, in a lawful manner that is compatible with the context in which you provided the information.

Children Under Thirteen

ProtectedSeas does not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under the age of thirteen. If you are under the age of thirteen, you must ask your parent or guardian for permission to use this website.

E-mail Communications

From time to time, ProtectedSeas may contact you via email for the purpose of providing announcements, promotional offers, alerts, confirmations, surveys, and/or other general communication. In order to improve our Services, we may receive a notification when you open an email from ProtectedSeas or click on a link therein.

If you would like to stop receiving marketing or promotional communications via email from ProtectedSeas, you may opt out of such communications by clicking the UNSUBSCRIBE button.

Changes to this Statement

ProtectedSeas reserves the right to change this Privacy Policy from time to time. We will notify you about significant changes in the way we treat personal information by sending a notice to the primary email address specified in your account, by placing a prominent notice on our website, and/or by updating any privacy information. Your continued use of the website and/or Services available after such modifications will constitute your: (a) acknowledgment of the modified Privacy Policy; and (b) agreement to abide and be bound by that Policy.

Contact Information

ProtectedSeas welcomes your questions or comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you believe that ProtectedSeas has not adhered to this Statement, please contact ProtectedSeas at:

ProtectedSeas, Anthropocene Institute
2475 Hanover St, Suite 100
Palo Alto, California 94304

Email Address:
[email protected]

Effective as of February 06, 2023

Boundaries are approximate.Boundaries are based on official governmental boundaries whenever possible. Boundaries may be approximate and are not an official record for the exact regulated area boundaries.

Not intended for enforcement purposes.Navigator is a guide and for informational purposes only.

Data may not be up-to-date. Navigator is updated intermittently and boundaries and restrictions are only current as of the last update.

Regulations are summarized. The information on restricted activities is a distilled summary and does not represent the complete official regulations as cited in the legislative code. Users must refer to the appropriate legal source (cited and link provided when possible) for the complete official description of regulations and restrictions.

Multiple restrictions may apply at once. Areas and their related restrictions are not listed in a hierarchical order based on level of restrictions. In areas where there are discrepancies among regulations across varying jurisdictions, it should be assumed that the most restrictive regulations apply.

Only marine (saltwater/coastal) areas are included. Boundaries and regulations for Inland managed areas are not included in Navigator.

Navigator only contains place-based restrictions with a conservation focus. Areas managed for extraction of natural living resources, like fishing and other take, are the focus of Navigator. Military closures, vessel traffic areas, and areas managed mainly for recreational and industrial uses may be missing.
Navigator does not contain a comprehensive list of fishing restrictions and does not contain restrictions that are not area-based, e.g. fishing restrictions that apply to an entire EEZ or only apply to certain marine users or vessels.

ProtectedSeas’ legal analysis considers each place-based measure individually.Each place-based restriction is analyzed separately from any other overlapping measures under different authorities. The resulting activity coding is therefore not cumulative, but only indicative of the regulation and management for each unique area. This can result in an area appearing less protected than a cumulative analysis of all applicable regulations might indicate.

Regulations are interpreted narrowly. For an activity to be coded as prohibited, the legal source must clearly and completely prohibit the activity, without exception or in such a way to apply only to specific species, people, seasons, gear, or vessels. Without a clear and complete prohibition, the activity will be coded as restricted or unknown.

Terms and Conditions for Data Download

Anthropocene Institute – ProtectedSeas Navigator // Terms of Use 

IMPORTANT – PLEASE READ CAREFULLY THESE TERMS OF USE FOR THE GEOGRAPHIC, REGULATORY, MARINE AND OTHER DATA PROVIDED BY ANTHROPOCENE INSTITUTE – ProtectedSeas through Navigator (COLLECTIVELY, THE “DATA”). BY CLICKING ON THE “I AGREE” BUTTON, (1) YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOU HAVE READ, UNDERSTAND, AND AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THESE TERMS OF USE (INCLUDING ALL OF THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS SPECIFIED OR REFERENCED BELOW), (2) YOU REPRESENT THAT YOU HAVE THE AUTHORITY TO ENTER INTO THESE TERMS OF USE (INCLUDING ALL OF THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS SPECIFIED OR REFERENCED BELOW), AND (3) YOU AGREE THAT YOU ARE ENTERING INTO THESE TERMS OF USE (INCLUDING ALL OF THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS SPECIFIED OR REFERENCED BELOW) WITH ANTHROPOCENE INSTITUTE. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO ALL OF THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THESE TERMS OF USE, OR IF YOU DO NOT HAVE SUCH AUTHORITY, YOU SHOULD CLICK ON THE “CANCEL” BUTTON TO DISCONTINUE THE DOWNLOAD OF, AND YOU MAY NOT ACCESS, THE DATA.

Use of the Data

The Data is provided to you for informational purposes only. YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT THE DATA ONLY CONTAINS A SUMMARY OF KEY ELEMENTS OF CERTAIN LAWS AND REGULATIONS, AND IS NOT A COMPLETE OR COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE TO COMPLIANCE. THE DATA MAY BE INCOMPLETE, INACCURATE, OR OUT OF DATE. THE DATA DOES NOT CONSTITUTE A LEGAL DOCUMENT AND IN NO EVENT SHALL THE DATA BE USED FOR SUCH PURPOSES. YOU ARE OBLIGATED TO COMPLY WITH ALL APPLICABLE LAWS AND REGULATIONS WHICH MAY BE APPLICABLE TO YOU. YOU HEREBY ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT THE READING AND COMPREHENSION OF APPLICABLE LAWS AND REGULATIONS ARE YOUR SOLE RESPONSIBILITY. YOU SHOULD NOT RELY ON THE DATA AS A SOURCE OF LEGAL INFORMATION OR ADVICE AND YOU SHOULD SEEK INDEPENDENT CONFIRMATION OF ALL APPLICABLE LAWS AND REGULATIONS BEFORE UNDERTAKING ANY ACT OR OMISSION IN, OR RELATED TO, A MARINE AREA. The Data may be subject to additional terms and conditions, including, without limitation, ownership and/or restrictions on the use, copying, or distribution of the Data. Please contact the applicable agency, organization, or other managing authority for such additional terms and conditions.

Copyright Notice

As required by 17 U.S.C. 403, third parties publishing copyrighted works consisting predominantly of the material produced by U.S. government agencies must provide notice with such work(s) which clearly identifies the U.S. Government material incorporated and stating that such material is not subject to copyright protection within the United States. The information contained in the Data with respect to federal regulations is in the public domain and not subject to copyright protection within the United States unless specifically annotated otherwise (copyright may be held elsewhere). Foreign copyrights may apply.

Disclaimer

ANTHROPOCENE INSTITUTE IS PROVIDING THE DATA ON AN “AS-IS” BASIS FOR USE AT YOUR OWN RISK. ANTHROPOCENE INSTITUTE DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, WHETHER EXPRESS, IMPLIED OR STATUTORY, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY AND ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF TITLE, NON-INFRINGEMENT OF THIRD PARTY RIGHTS, MERCHANTABILITY, 116497740 v3 SATISFACTORY PURPOSE, AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. ANTHROPOCENE INSTITUTE DOES NOT WARRANT THAT YOUR ACCESS TO THE DATA WILL BE ERROR-FREE OR UNINTERRUPTED, OR THAT THE DATA, OR THE RESULTS FROM YOUR USE THEREOF, WILL BE CORRECT, COMPLETE, ACCURATE, RELIABLE, OR VIRUS-FREE. YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOU HAVE RELIED ON NO WARRANTIES. BY ACCESSING OR USING THE DATA YOU REPRESENT AND WARRANT THAT YOUR ACTIVITIES ARE LAWFUL IN EVERY JURISDICTION WHERE YOU ACCESS OR USE THE DATA.

Limitation of Liability 

TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT IN NO EVENT SHALL ANTHROPOCENE INSTITUTE BE RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE WITH RESPECT TO ANY SUBJECT MATTER OF THESE TERMS OF USE, OR TERMS OR CONDITIONS RELATED THERETO, UNDER ANY WARRANTY, COPYRIGHT, CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHER LEGAL THEORY FOR ANY INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, OR FOR ANY LOSS OF USE, LOST PROFITS, LOSS OR INACCURACY OF DATA, OR COST OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS OR SERVICES, WHETHER OR NOT ANTHROPOCENE INSTITUTE HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, ANTHROPOCENE INSTITUTE’S AGGREGATE CUMULATIVE LIABILITY HEREUNDER SHALL NOT EXCEED ONE HUNDRED UNITED STATES DOLLARS ($100.00). THE LIMITATIONS OF DAMAGES SET FORTH ABOVE ARE FUNDAMENTAL ELEMENTS OF THE BASIS OF THE BARGAIN BETWEEN YOU AND ANTHROPOCENE INSTITUTE.

Governing Law and Venue

These Terms of Use are governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of California, without giving effect to any principles of conflicts of law. You acknowledge and agree to resolve any dispute you have with Anthropocene Institute exclusively in the state courts located in Santa Clara County, California and federal courts located in the Northern District of California, and to submit to the personal jurisdiction of such courts for the purpose of litigating all such disputes.

Other Terms

These Terms of Use constitute the entire agreement between you and Anthropocene Institute and governs your use of the Data, superseding any prior or contemporaneous agreements between you and Anthropocene Institute whether oral, written, or otherwise. Any waiver, amendment or modification of any provision of these Terms of Use must be in writing and executed by both parties. The failure of either party to exercise any right provided for by these Terms of Use shall not be deemed a waiver of that right. Each party represents and warrants to the other that the execution and delivery of these Terms of Use and the performance of such party’s obligations have been duly authorized and that these Terms of Use are a valid and legal agreement binding on the party and enforceable according to its terms. You will not assign the Terms of Use or assign any rights or delegate any obligations hereunder, in whole or in part, whether voluntarily or by operation of law, without the prior written consent of Anthropocene Institute. Any purported assignment or delegation by you in violation of the foregoing will be null and void. Anthropocene Institute may assign these Terms of Use or any rights hereunder without your consent. If any provision of these Terms of Use is found by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid or otherwise unenforceable, the parties agree that such portion will be deemed severable from these Terms of Use and will not affect the validity and enforceability of the remaining provisions, and the remaining provisions of the Terms of Use remain in full force and effect. Neither the course of conduct between the parties nor trade practice will act to modify the Terms of Use. These Terms of Use do not confer any third-party beneficiary rights. You agree to indemnify and hold Anthropocene Institute harmless from any losses, costs, liabilities, and expenses (including reasonable attorneys’ fees) relating to or arising out of your distribution of the Data, or any information derived from the Data, to any third party.

Questions or Additional Information. If you have questions regarding these Terms of Use, please send an e-mail to [email protected].

Attribution

ProtectedSeas Marine Area Map by ProtectedSeas is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

When attributing or acknowledging use of Navigator, we recommend the following citation:

Based on a work at https://map.navigatormap.org.

All text within the ProtectedSeas dataset is gathered from publicly available sources. Language contained within purpose statements or summarized restricted and allowed activities are generally taken wholly or partially from resources linked within this dataset.

ProtectedSeas Marine Area Map by ProtectedSeas is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

When attributing or acknowledging use of Navigator, we recommend the following citation:

Based on a work at https://map.navigatormap.org.

All text within the ProtectedSeas dataset is gathered from publicly available sources. Language contained within purpose statements or summarized restricted and allowed activities are generally taken wholly or partially from resources linked within this dataset.