Privacy Policy

Effective Date: August 2023 


This Privacy Policy governs how Oyster Recovery Partnership ("ORP,” "We" or “Us”) collects, uses, maintains, and discloses information gathered from individuals interacting with us ("You" or "Users"). This includes 1) users of ORP websites (collectively, the "Website"), such as,,,, and 2) people who email with us, 3) people with whom we speak by telephone 4) people who communicate with us via print materials 5) people who engage with us in person and 6) people who engage with us through third party applications.  

Information Collection 

Non-Personally Identifiable Information 

When you visit the Website, ORP collects non-personally identifiable information such as your IP address, browser type, operating system, visit date and time, referring website address, and pages viewed. This information helps us understand usage patterns and diagnose technical issues. 

Cookies, Tracking, and Analytics 

ORP employs cookies and similar technologies, like pixel tags, to enhance your online experience. Cookies are stored on your device and help the Website recognize you. We also use cookies for aggregated web statistics, personalized content, and other purposes. You can adjust your browser settings to decline cookies, but this may affect some Website functionality. We use third-party services, including Google Analytics, to collect and analyze website usage data. Information on Google's data usage can be found at You can opt-out of Google Analytics via 

Personally Identifiable Information 

ORP collects personally identifiable information when voluntarily provided by users online or offline. This includes information submitted during donations, volunteering, event registration, and communication. 

This information includes but is not limited to names, email addresses, addresses, phone numbers, payment details, interests, communication preferences, and interactions history. We may supplement user data with information from third-party sources. 

Information Use 

ORP uses collected data to enhance the Website, tailor content, improve user experience, and offer personalized services. Personal information is utilized for the purpose for which it was provided, such as processing donations, volunteer opportunities, and event registrations. We may also use information for communication, marketing, data analysis, and internal purposes. 

Information Sharing 

ORP engages third-party service providers to facilitate Website operations and administer activities. These providers may access user data but are required to maintain confidentiality. 

We do not share mailing addresses with third parties. We may share personally identifiable information when legally required, to protect rights, property, safety, or during business mergers or acquisitions. 

Data Security 

ORP employs data security measures to protect against unauthorized access, alteration, and disclosure. We use SSL encryption for communications with external systems. Payment processing is PCI compliant, and we don't store credit card details. 

Third-Party Websites 

ORP provides links to third-party websites, but we do not control their content or practices. Each site has its own privacy policy, and interaction on those sites is subject to their terms. 

Children's Privacy 

ORP does not knowingly collect data from individuals under 13 years old. 

California Privacy Rights 

California residents can request information about disclosures of their personally identifiable information to third parties for direct marketing purposes. 

Policy Changes 

ORP may update this policy periodically. The "Last Updated" date reflects recent modifications. Continued use of the Website indicates acceptance of policy changes. 

Contact Us 

For questions, opt-outs, data deletion requests, or concerns about this Privacy Policy, please contact us at [email protected] or by mail Attn: Marketing, 1805A Virginia St, Annapolis, MD 21401. 

By using the ORP Website, you signify your agreement with this Privacy Policy. If you disagree, please refrain from using the Website.