Privacy Policy

Seafood Free September PRIVACY POLICY

Last Updated May 6, 2022


The meanings of terms used in this Privacy Policy are outlined below:

“We”, “us” or “our” is Seafood Free September.

“Site” is the website of Seafood Free September –

“Services” are the Sign-up Form, 30 Day Challenge, Monthly Newsletter and Contact Form.

“User” refers to a natural person or entity who accesses this site or uses its services, and may include visitors, followers and subscribers to this site, or users who post comments.

“You” and “your” refers to any person who accepts this Privacy Policy, either personally, or on behalf of a company, association, corporation or other entity.

“Person” refers to any natural person, company, association, corporation or other entity.

“Content” refers to information on this site, including written text and the Seafood Free September name and logo, which you may access through your use of this site.


This Privacy Policy only applies to the Seafood Free September site. This site contains external links to other third party websites and resources, and we encourage you to read their privacy policies if you wish to engage with their information.

This Privacy Policy sets out how we treat personal information when you interact with us. We value and respect the privacy of our visitors, followers and subscribers and we are committed to ensuring the personal information we collect from users is kept safe and secure.


We acknowledge that maintaining your privacy is important to you, and that you have a right to control your personal information. The safety and security of your personal information is important to us and we only collect the personal information we need to provide our services.


This site is not self-hosted. We use third party platforms, including a content management system (WordPress), email marketing service (MailChimp) and social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter and Instagram) to enable you to interact with us.

When you provide personal information through any of these third party platforms, you understand and acknowledge that we process your personal information via these platforms, and we treat your personal information in accordance with our, and their, privacy policies.


We may collect personal information from you according to how you interact with us.

You may access this site without identifying yourself or revealing information that could identify you, however if you sign up for the 30 Day Challenge, interact with us through social media, or subscribe to our newsletter, you may be asked to provide personal information.

5.1. The personal information of children

We do not collect personal information from children under the age of 13 in the United States, to ensure our compliance with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (COPPA).

We do not collect personal information from children under the age of 16 in the European Union, to ensure our compliance with the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR).

If you are under the legal age of majority where you reside, please do not provide personal information, even if you may have permission to access this site or use its services under the strict supervision of a parent or legal guardian.

If a person has any reason to believe a child under the legal age of majority has provided their personal information to us, please contact us to request deletion of that personal information.

5.2. What kind of personal information do we collect?

The personal information we may collect from you includes your name, your email address, your photograph or gravatar, your geographic region, your consent to receive campaign or email updates and newsletters, and any information or opinion you provide via comments.

If you access this site without disclosing your personal information, we do not record any non-personal information, including IP or server address, the date and time of your visit, or pages viewed, although WordPress may record this information for their statistical purposes.

We do not use first-party cookies. WordPress may use third-party cookies to collect standard internet log information, including browser activity, to improve the functionality of this site through their platform and enhance user experience on this site.

We do not collect personal sensitive information about health status, gender, ethnicity or religion. We may collect personal information about age to confirm our users are over the legal age of majority, to comply with online privacy protection laws for children.

5.3. When do we collect personal information?

We may collect your personal information when you interact with us in the following ways:

  • Register for the Seafood Free September 30 Day Challenge
  • Ask a question or make an enquiry or complaint through our Contact Form
  • Click on a button to ‘Like’ or ‘Follow’ Seafood Free September
  • Subscribe by email for campaign and weekly updates and monthly newsletters

When you provide your personal information, you acknowledge information is transferred to WordPress, MailChimp, Facebook, Twitter or Instagram for processing and storage.

5.4. Why do we collect personal information?

We may collect your personal information to allocate you to an Ocean Community specific to your geographic region, to send you email updates during September, to receive our monthly newsletter or to request your participation in the next 30 Day Challenge.

5.5. How do we collect personal information?

We collect personal information via these third party platforms in various ways. We do not and will never share any personal information you provide to us through these third party platforms with any other individual, entity or marketing service outside of these platforms.

5.5.1. WordPress

  • A ‘Follow’ button for WordPress users
  • A ‘Subscribe by Email’ service to sign up to receive our monthly newsletter
  • A ‘Take the Pledge’ button to register for the 30 Day Challenge
  • A ‘Contact Form’ for users to contact us for any reason

The WordPress Privacy Policy

5.5.2. MailChimp

  • A ‘Sign-up Form’ URL link to register for the 30 Day Challenge

The MailChimp Privacy Policy

5.5.3. Facebook

  • A ‘Like’ button on our Facebook Page
  • When you are approved to join our Facebook Group
  • When you comment on any Facebook post

The Facebook Privacy Policy

5.5.4. Twitter

  • A ‘Follow’ button on Twitter
  • When you comment on any tweet on Twitter
  • When you re-tweet any post on Twitter

The Twitter Privacy Policy

5.5.5. Instagram

  • A ‘Follow’ button on Instagram
  • When you comment on any post on Instagram
  • When you like or save an image on Instagram

The Instagram Privacy Policy


6.1. Use and disclosure of personal information

We will only use or disclose your personal information for the purpose we collected it, for any related purpose as required to provide our services, to maintain contact with you, to enforce our Terms of Service, to protect our or others’ rights, or as otherwise permitted by law.

6.2. Storage and security of personal information

We respect your privacy and the confidential nature of your personal information. We take all reasonable steps to ensure your personal information is kept secure, accurate and up-to-date, however you should be aware of the risk involved in transmitting information over the internet.

You understand and acknowledge that your personal information is processed and stored by third-party platforms, and that it is their responsibility to manage any data breaches should they occur. We will notify you of any such data breaches if, and when, they may occur.

6.3. Consent to receive electronic information

We will always ask your permission to communicate electronically with you. Emails you have previously consented to receive include a link in the footer where you can ‘unsubscribe’ from our services at any time and opt out of receiving any further communication from us.

When you sign up for the Seafood Free September 30 Day Challenge, we retain your details for one year. We will contact you in August the following year to ask you if you would like to participate again. If you do not, we will remove your email address from our database.   

When you subscribe to receive our monthly newsletter, we retain your personal information for as long as it is necessary for us to continue to provide our services to you, or so we can ensure continued compliance with our legal, privacy and confidentiality responsibilities.

6.4. Access and correction to personal information

You have the right to request access to your personal information, or to add, change or delete your personal information if it is inaccurate, out-of-date, incomplete, irrelevant or misleading. We may need to verify your identity. We do not charge a fee to provide this service to you.


7.1. Cross-border internet transmission

When you sign up for the Seafood Free September 30 Day Challenge, or subscribe by email to receive our newsletter, you acknowledge and agree your personal information may be sent electronically via third-party computer networks in cross-border internet transmission.

7.2. Australian Privacy Principles (APPs)

As Seafood Free September is based in Melbourne, Australia, we are bound by the Australian Privacy Principles. These thirteen (13) principles amend the Privacy Act 1988 and replace the Information Privacy Principles contained in the Privacy and Data Protection Act 2014 (VIC).

7.3. European Union General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR)

European Union (GDPR) data protection laws may apply to personal information collected and processed from users residing in European Union countries. You have the right to access, update, restrict or delete your personal information on request.

7.4. California Online Privacy Protection Act (CalOPPA)

The California Online Privacy Protection Act (CalOPPA) may apply to your personal information, including your name, email address and geographic location, that is collected and processed from users residing in California, USA.


This Privacy Policy is current as at the date displayed at the top of this page.

We reserve the right to vary or modify this Privacy Policy at any time and at our discretion, by posting the revised Privacy Policy on the relevant page. We may provide notice to you of amendments using the contact information you have previously agreed to provide to us.

An updated version of our Privacy Policy will be effective immediately upon the posting of the revised Privacy Policy and will apply to your use of this site from the posting date.


Please direct all requests for access or amendments to your personal information, complaints, or any questions about our Privacy Policy to:

Online Enquiry – please complete the CONTACT US form

Email –

Postal Address – PO Box 339, Chadstone Centre, Victoria, Australia, 3148

Please allow 30 days for a response.

If you believe we may not have dealt with a request or complaint regarding your personal information in a proper or satisfactory manner, please contact the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) on 1300 363 992 or email