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Shark Watch South Australia Privacy Policy

Effective date: October 12, 2018

Shark Watch South Australia ("us", "we", or "our") operates the website (the "Service").

This page informs you of our policies regarding the collection, use, and disclosure of personal data when you use our Service and the choices you have associated with that data. 

We use your data to provide and improve the Service. By using the Service, you agree to the collection and use of information in accordance with this policy. Unless otherwise defined in this Privacy Policy, terms used in this Privacy Policy have the same meanings as in our Terms and Conditions, accessible from

Information Collection And Use

We collect several different types of information for various purposes to provide and improve our Service to you.

Types of Data Collected

Personal Data

While using our Service, we may ask you to provide us with certain personally identifiable information that can be used to contact or identify you ("Personal Data"). Personally identifiable information may include, but is not limited to:

  • Email address

  • First name and last name

  • Phone number

  • Cookies and Usage Data

Usage Data

We may also collect information how the Service is accessed and used ("Usage Data"). This Usage Data may include information such as your computer's Internet Protocol address (e.g. IP address), browser type, browser version, the pages of our Service that you visit, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on those pages, unique device identifiers and other diagnostic data.

Tracking & Cookies Data

We use cookies and similar tracking technologies to track the activity on our Service and hold certain information.

Cookies are files with small amount of data which may include an anonymous unique identifier. Cookies are sent to your browser from a website and stored on your device. Tracking technologies also used are beacons, tags, and scripts to collect and track information and to improve and analyze our Service.

You can instruct your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, if you do not accept cookies, you may not be able to use some portions of our Service.

Examples of Cookies we use:

  • Session Cookies. We use Session Cookies to operate our Service.

  • Preference Cookies. We use Preference Cookies to remember your preferences and various settings.

  • Security Cookies. We use Security Cookies for security purposes.

Use of Data

Shark Watch South Australia uses the collected data for various purposes:

  • To provide and maintain the Service

  • To notify you about changes to our Service

  • To allow you to participate in interactive features of our Service when you choose to do so

  • To provide customer care and support

  • To provide analysis or valuable information so that we can improve the Service

  • To monitor the usage of the Service

  • To detect, prevent and address technical issues

Shark Watch South Australia Disclaimer (Updated on 3/06/20)

Shark Watch South Australia was founded by and, is still managed to this day, under the sole proprietorship of Anton Covino. Taking this into consideration, the name "Shark Watch South Australia" refers to Anton Covino. Anton is a member of the community who has background experience in the coastal environment in regards to its recreational use however,  he has not obtained any formal qualifications relating to marine research itself. Rather, he relies upon information provided by members of the public as well as other organisations who (like Shark Watch) strive to improve coastal safety, as the primary references for content published on the Shark Watch South Australia sites. 


Shark Watch South Australia is widely used as a resource for potentially lifesaving information on shark sightings as well as other dangers identified within the coastal/offshore environment. To ensure that the content posted on the Shark Watch South Australia sites are not perceived in the wrong way, or are used against the organisations objective to improve the overall safety of beach-goers, its users must acknowledge the following terms and conditions before continued use of all Shark Watch South Australia outlets as well as other goods and services produced by the organisation. The following terms and conditions are listed below.



  • Shark Watch South Australia does not, in any way, warrant or encourage the potentially dangerous interaction with sharks as well as recreational fishing activities targeting protected shark species. 


  • Shark Watch South Australia does not, in any way, act as a scare campaign that promotes fear or a negative hysteria regarding sharks found in the coastal and offshore waters of South Australia. 


  • As a second and sometimes third party source of information for real-time shark sightings and coastal dangers, Shark Watch South Australia cannot guarantee the authenticity or accuracy of information published on its sites. For this reason, Shark Watch South Australia does not accept any liability for unintentionally posting any false or inaccurate information.


  • Information found on the Shark Watch South Australia sites in regards to shark education and beach safety has been sourced from other organisations dedicated to the research of sharks and/or the marine environment. For this reason, Shark Watch South Australia cannot guarantee the authenticity or accuracy of such information and does not accept any liability for unintentionally publishing any false or inaccurate information on its sites. 


  • Content published on the Shark Watch South Australia sites should not be used for definitive data collection regarding sharks found in South Australia.


  • Shark Watch South Australia does not accept any liability for trouble encountered in the surf zone or out at sea after the user has viewed content published on the Shark Watch South Australia sites. Trouble may relate to (but is not limited to) any harmful/unwanted experiences including shark encounters, shark attacks, becoming stuck in a rip current, drowning as well as other injuries and/or deaths occurring within the coastal/offshore environment. 

  • Surf conditions can change rapidly and, at times, without warning. For this reason, Shark Watch South Australia does not accept any liability for publishing any false or inaccurate information. Shark Watch South Australia does not accept any liability if any trouble is encountered in the surf zone or out at sea after the user has viewed earlier information about surf conditions posted on the Shark Watch South Australia sites. Surf conditions may include (but are not limited to) water visibility, swell height, water depth, bottom conditions and rip currents.


  • As a user of Shark Watch South Australia, you must respect all other person(s) found on any section of the Shark Watch South Australia social media accounts. This means that, no matter the circumstances, the user must never communicate hurtful/abusive or threatening language including any form of bullying, spread content that contains viruses or spy and malware, impersonate a certain identity or business and/or promote misleading or fraudulent content to another user. The failure to abide by these conditions will result in the termination of the users right to interact with the Shark Watch South Australia social media accounts and their comments or content of interest published on the Shark Watch South Australia site will be removed. The abuser may also be permanently banned from the Shark Watch South Australia sites.


  • The admin of the Shark Watch South Australia sites will frequently review feedback in the comments section of each post it has access to and will try to respond to user requests for any of the unwanted activity mentioned above. At anytime the admin may act accordingly to protect the effected user of the account as well as to protect the Shark Watch South Australia organisation itself by rightfully removing the persons of interest from the account along with their comments or post once confirmed as a breach of the conditions mentioned above. 


  • As Shark Watch South Australia respects the intellectual property of every individual/organisation including those who choose to engage with Shark Watch South Australia by reporting information about shark sightings and beach safety, the user must not rebroadcast content found on the Shark Watch South Australia sites without being granted the appropriate permission from the original owners themselves.


  • Shark Watch South Australia has a privacy policy in place to protect the personal information of members of the public as well as other organisations who report information to Shark Watch South Australia. This policy states that Shark Watch South Australia will not grant any user the right to contact the person(s) of interest until Shark Watch South Australia has been granted approval to do so by the individual at hand. 


  • Any media organisation planning on rebroadcasting our content to a national audience must also consider the terms written above before doing so.

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