Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

This privacy policy sets out how Ocean Exchange uses and protects any information that you provide when either subscribing to our mailing list, registering to attend our event or applying for one of our awards. We prioritize your privacy and autonomy and greatly value the engagement of the individuals in our network.

Ocean Exchange is committed to respecting your privacy. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified, you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.

Ocean Exchange may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes. This policy is effective from June 1st, 2018.

A few words about what we collect and what we do with it:

We collect information, including contact details, for internal record keeping, and to send emails concerning the Ocean Exchange award cycle and event in the form of a monthly newsletter and occasional additional updates.

We have many different types of individuals in our diverse network, and in order to best fulfill our mission, we treat certain data in different ways. Below is how we will care for your data if you fall into these categories:

Mailing List Subscriber
We collect basic information such as your name and email address. You have the option to provide additional details such as company name, job title, location, etc. We will not share this information without your permission.

When you register to attend the Ocean Exchange, we collect your name, email address, mailing address, phone number, company name, and job title. We also strongly encourage delegates to provide additional details such as a brief bio, headshot, social media accounts.

We will share your information with other attendees at the event, and our sponsor organizations via a mobile app that is available to all who register as delegates. You may indicate when you register that you would like your information not to be shared, though we recommend you opt-in to have the most impactful experience possible at our event.

Award Applicant
In our award applications, we collect comprehensive contact details so that in the event our judges need further information on an application, we are able to reach out to applicants for answers.

Ocean Exchange also uses this information to fulfill our mission. This means we may share your contact information with sponsors, delegates, or other relevant parties with the intent to facilitate that mission and your work. By completing an application for one of our awards you agree to allow Ocean Exchange to share your information if it elects to do so in an effort to fulfill its mission.

Applications for Ocean Exchange awards should not include confidential information. The applications in their entirety are seen by our Solutions Review Team in order to judge the applications in our awards process.

The completed application is the property of Ocean Exchange. You may opt out having certain elements included in portions we may share, and a way to indicate this is clearly stated on the application form. Parties may give Ocean Exchange an enhanced registration fee for the privilege of seeing the application information.

Additionally, Ocean Exchange uses application material to construct one-page summaries of the top 25 semi-finalists, respecting any portions that you have designated not to be shared. Those one-page summaries are the property of Ocean Exchange.

The application is filled in and submitted inside a third party system. Currently, that system is F6S. Please refer to their privacy and security policies for information on how your data is used by them.

We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorized access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

Links to other websites
Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, these websites are not covered by the Ocean Exchange privacy policy. Please refer to the privacy policies and practices of those websites to learn how your information will be stored or shared.

Controlling your personal information
You may choose to restrict the collection or use of your personal information in the following ways:

  • whenever you receive an email from us, look for the link at the bottom that will enable you to unsubscribe from our mailing list
  • you may change your mind at any time by writing to or emailing us at or editing your information in our mailing list.
  • We will not sell or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so, with reference to the above. In particular, note the Award Applicant category.

You may request details of personal information which we hold about you. If you would like a copy of the details we have about you, please write to

If you believe that any information we have from you is incorrect or incomplete, please email us as soon as possible, at the above address. We will correct any information found to be incorrect. You can also update your information in our mailing list by clicking here.