Eat Gulf Seafood

Privacy Policy

Terms of Use

The Gulf State Marine Fisheries Commission (GSMFC) respects the privacy and confidentiality of individuals who visit the Gulf Coast Seafood website located at http://www.eatgulfseafood.com. We maintain this Privacy Statement to help you understand the commitment of the GSMFC to safeguard the privacy of the information you provide to us. This Privacy Statement outlines the information which we collect from you on our site and how we use that information. 

Collection of Your Personal Information by GSMFC

GSMFC’s mission is to provide you with information and offerings designed to enhance your awareness and appreciation of Gulf Coast seafood products. To do so effectively, we collect the following information:

  1. Personally Identifiable Information. We only collect personally identifiable information about you when you voluntarily provide such personally identifiable information. If you do not wish your personally identifiable information to be collected, please do not submit it.
  2. Information from the Use of “Cookies.” We may employ “cookie” technology. Cookies are small pieces of data stored in files on your computer allowing the GSMFC website to track your use of our website as you visit and revisit the site. The use of cookies by GSMFC complies with generally accepted programming standards and practices. Please note that you can choose to block the use of cookies through settings in your web browser but be advised that certain features of our website may not work properly without them.

Use of Your Information by GSMFC

The GSMFC will not sell, share, transfer, or rent to third parties any information you provide to us without your written consent except as required by operation of the law or in compliance with legal authorities; however, we may share your personal information with certain third parties (“Target Third Parties”) without your written consent in order to further the purpose for which you voluntarily provide us with the information. Additionally, the GSMFC engages third party information management service providers to help maintain efficient operations. Because such information management service providers may access our systems, such information management service providers may have access to your information. The GSMFC does not transfer or relinquish ownership of information maintained about you within our systems and databases to such information management service providers.

The GSMFC routinely collects, compiles and reports statistics and information reflecting the use of the website and information services in order to enhance and improve marketing and promotional efforts, analyze our website usage, improve the website’s content and layout, generate aggregate reports on trends, interests and behavior, and enhance service offerings.

The GSMFC reserves the right to take any action we deem prudent or necessary to safeguard the website and your information in our systems and databases from malicious or unwarranted attack by viruses, hackers, or other miscreants. Collection and Use of Your Information by Third Parties Please note that third parties may offer goods and services on and through our website. We assume each such third party has its own internal privacy policy and data collection and use practices. The GSMFC does not take any responsibility for their practices.

Changing and Deleting Your Personal Information

You may request the GSMFC change or delete your personal information in our systems and databases by submitting a detailed description of the desired action through our Contact Us page. Please note that after the GSMFC processes a change or deletes your personal information from active systems and databases, it is possible that non-active residual copies of your information may still exist in the GSMFC systems and on archive or back-up media.

Your Consent

By using the GSMFC website, you consent to the collection and use of the above-described information by GSMFC (and target third parties, in which case, once such target third party is in possession of your information, we cannot control such target third party's use of your information). If you do not agree with the terms and conditions stated in this Privacy Statement, please do not access or use our website.

Your Questions and Concerns

If you have questions or concerns about this Privacy Statement, please contact the GSMFC via our Contact Us page.

Changes to this Privacy Statement

On occasion, the GSMFC may amend or change this Privacy Statement by updating or revising this posting with the revised terms taking effect as of the date of its posting.