Privacy Policy

Who we are

Our website address is: and

We are a marine research and conservation organization, with a field station in Thailand, and another one in preparation in Indonesia. We are registered in Thailand as CORE sea Company Limited since 2011. We follow a not-for-profit philosophy, but are registered as a tax paying entity in Thailand. We offer internships, assistance for field research, and act as reporting facility for the department of marine and coastal resources. Learn more about us and our mission here.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Whatever you send us

When you apply for and internship we will ask you for your CV and a letter of motivation. We use this information to gauge whether we can provide a useful internship to you, and to gauge whether you fit into our team. We delete this data after a completed internship, or in case of a unsuccessful application.


Comment function is usually turned off, because most people prefer debating on social media or just scream at us when they see us. In case it’s ever turned on:

When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


If you upload images to the website, which you can’t, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Contact forms

Our contact forms send us what you type in. No IP information, and no webcam images.


If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


Who we share your data with

We use Google Analytics to monitor traffic, and anti-spam software (Akismet).

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

CV’s, Letters of Motivation etc. get deleted after a completed internship or in the event of an unsuccessful application. Your calendar data (e.g. when where you here) is stored indefinitely, unless you request deletion.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes. Any PADI related data has to be kept for 7 years.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service. We use Google Analytics to monitor traffic on the website, like once a year. The interface is surprisingly complicated. Apart form that, nowhere. Nobody wants data from us. Pretty sad, we feel left out.

Your contact information

CORE sea Co. LTD

94 Moo 7 Chaloklum, Koh Phangan

84280 Surat Thani




Additional information

How we protect your data

We collect as little data as possible from you, we’re just too lazy and don’t know where to store it. Your application data (CV, Letter of Motivation, Emails, Calendar data) is stored on Google’s servers, and stay there until we delete them after a completed internship or unsuccessful application. We use virus protection, and have like super complicated passwords. Some of our devices even have finger print scanners. Our back up drives are guarded by two pretty mean dogs.

What data breach procedures we have in place

Our website is maintained by the great people at Bamboodev. They built robots. Apart from that, standard account recovery procedures.

What third parties we receive data from

If you use our facebook page ( or this page (through Google Analytics), we see anonymous data regarding origin of access, language and age. We are not able to track this to any personal level. As an example we get information like: 600 males speaking Australian English from Reykjavik have interacted with a post/ page on the 14 of May 2016. On average they spent 13.7 seconds on the page.

What automated decision making and/or profiling we do with user data


Industry regulatory disclosure requirements

Be a good person, please.