This website is owned and operated by Marine Conservation Philippines. We understand that you value your privacy and online safety. These Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy governs information you provide to us or that we learn from your use of this website. It explains how we may collect, use, and in some instances share this information and it informs you on how you may use the website.

Personal information defined

Marine Conservation Philippines considers “Personal Information” to include information that alone or when in combination with other information may be used to readily identify, contact, or locate you, such as: name, address, email address, or phone number. We do not consider Personal Information to include information that has been anonymized so that it does not allow a third party to easily identify a specific individual.

Information we collect and how we use it

We may ask you to provide us with Personal Information if you would like to benefit from services offered on this website.  As you create a user account, we collect this information to help provide you with services and respond to your requests.

If you choose to purchase planting of mangrove trees as a service, we will need to ask for information required for billing and payment processing such as your credit card number, card verification value code, billing address, phone number, and email address. Doing this online at our website is possible through the services of Paypal. Paypal is not governed by this Privacy Policy. No information about your credit card is stored with us, and thus it cannot be stolen or abused by anyone. When you make any authorization it is through a secure encrypted connection to PayPal.  Marine Conservation Philippines has no control and accepts no liability over potential faulty safety measures and security features with PayPal.  

Usage tracking

We track website usage data to improve our website. We collect user traffic patterns throughout our website using web logs, cookies, and similar technologies. This information is collected to help improve website flow and usability. In addition, when we send emails to our members and supporters, we track information on clicks-through to our website, including IP addresses. This is done to gauge the effectiveness of our marketing campaigns and to discourage fraudulent use.

Changes and updates

We may occasionally update this Privacy Policy. When we do, we will also revise the “effective date” on the Privacy Policy. For changes to this Privacy Policy that may be materially less restrictive on our use or disclosure of Personal Information you have provided to us, we will attempt to obtain your consent before implementing the change. We encourage you to periodically review this Privacy Policy to stay informed about how we are protecting the Personal Information we collect. Your continued use of this website constitutes your agreement to this Privacy Policy and any updates.


We may place a text file called a “cookie” in the browser files of your computer. The cookie itself does not contain Personal Information, although it will enable us to relate your use of this website to information that you have specifically and knowingly provided. But the only Personal Information a cookie can contain is information you supply yourself. A cookie cannot read data off your hard disk or read cookie files created by other websites. We may use cookies to track user traffic patterns (as described above). You can refuse cookies by turning them off in your browser. If you have set your browser to warn you before accepting cookies, you will receive the warning message with each cookie.

Our usage of personal information

We process Personal Information as described on this page for such internal and service-related purposes as:

To advance our mission including delivering information that may be of interest to our supporters; To conduct research and analysis in order to maintain and improve our website and advance our mission; To alert you to news updates and related developments, special offers, and other new MCP offerings; To contact you in response to requests for information such as requests made through the “Contact Us” form of our web site.

We provide you with controls so that you can determine whether or not you would like to continue to receive such communications.

Website usage by children

We do not knowingly collect, maintain, or use any Personal Information from children under 13 years of age. If we become aware that we have collected any Personal Information from children under 13, we will promptly delete such information from our databases. If you are a parent or guardian and discover that your child under the age of 13 has used the website, then you may alert us at and request that we delete that child’s Personal Information from our systems.

International visitors

By choosing to browse this website or otherwise provide information to Marine Conservation Philippines, you agree that any dispute over privacy or the terms contained in this Privacy Policy will be governed by the laws of the Philippines where the organisation is based. 

Transfer and information sharing

We do not rent or sell Personal Information collected on this website with third parties. Period. We may share information collected about website users with third parties if doing so is appropriate to carry out a user’s request or we believe that doing so is legally required, or it is in Marine Conservation Philippines interest to protect its property or other legal rights or the rights or property of others.

User access

We make a good faith effort to provide you with access to your Personal Information to correct data that may be inaccurate or delete data at your request. We may decline to process requests that are unreasonably repetitive or systematic, require disproportionate technical effort, jeopardize the privacy of others, would be extremely impractical, or where information is required to be retained by law or for legitimate business purposes.


If Marine Conservation Philippines should ever file for bankruptcy or have its assets sold to or merged with another entity, information we’ve receives from you shall be treated as an asset and may be transferred as part of any such transactions.

Affiliated websites, other sites and advertisements

This Privacy Policy applies only to this website owned and operated by Marine Conservation Philippines. We do not exercise control over the websites of third parties that we may link to or that you may view as an embedded part of a page on this website. These other sites may place their own cookies or other files on your computer, collect data, or solicit Personal Information from you. We are not responsible for the actions or policies of such third parties. You should check the applicable privacy policies of those third parties when providing information on a feature or page operated by a third party.

Overall security

We take steps to ensure that your information is treated securely and in accordance with this Privacy Policy. No data transmissions over the Internet can be guaranteed to be completely secure. Consequently, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us and you do so at your own risk. Once we receive your transmission, we make reasonable efforts to ensure security on our systems.

If we learn of a security systems breach we may attempt to notify you electronically so that you can take appropriate protective steps. By using this website or providing Personal Information to us you agree that we can communicate with you electronically regarding security, privacy and administrative issues relating to your use of this website. We may post a notice on our website if a security breach occurs. We may also send an email to you at the email address you have provided to us in these circumstances. If you create a user account, we recommend that you use a password that is unique for this site.

Further terms of use

This website provides a wealth of information on mangrove biology and the global effects of mangrove tree planting.  We have taken every reasonable effort and done due diligence to ensure the accuracy of this information, but neither we nor any third parties provide any warranty or guarantee as to the accuracy, timeliness, performance, completeness or suitability of the information and materials found or offered on this website for any particular purpose. You acknowledge that such information and materials may contain inaccuracies or errors and we expressly exclude liability for any such inaccuracies or errors to the fullest extent permitted by law.

Your use of any information or materials on this website is entirely at your own risk, for which we shall not be liable. It shall be your own responsibility to ensure that any information or services available through this website meet your specific requirements.

This website contains material which is owned by or licensed to us. This material includes, but is not limited to the design, layout, look, appearance and graphics. Reproduction is prohibited other than with our expressed written permission.

Unauthorised use of this website may give rise to a claim for damages and/or be a criminal offence.

From time to time this website may also include links to other websites. These links are provided for your convenience to provide further information. They do not signify that we endorse the website(s). We have no responsibility for the content of the linked website(s), and it may have changed since  we provided the link. Your use of any information or materials on such external websites is entirely at your own risk, for which we shall not be liable. It shall be your own responsibility to ensure that any products, services or information available through such websites meet your specific requirements.

Effective date March 4th, 2021