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  1. All information on this website, including photographs, logos, and trademarks are the property of PADI Americas, Inc. (hereinafter referred to as PADI), its affiliates or subsidiaries, unless stated otherwise. Except as expressly authorized by PADI on the website pages, no part of the PADI website materials may be copied, photocopied, reproduced, translated, reduced to any electronic medium or machine-readable form, or retransmitted, in whole or in part. Any unauthorized reproduction in any form without the prior written consent of PADI is prohibited.
  2. Images on the website are either the property of, or used with permission by, PADI or its affiliates. The use of these images by you is prohibited unless expressly authorized in writing by PADI. Unauthorized use of the images may violate copyright, trademark or privacy laws. PADI neither warrants nor represents that your use of materials displayed on the website will not infringe rights of third parties.
  3. If consent has been obtained from PADI to download material from this website, such consent is for one copy only, for personal use. Commercialization, sale, or publication on your website or otherwise, is not authorized. The party downloading such material shall ensure that the copyright notice is also downloaded and not removed from the material. If no copyright notice is evident, then the downloading party shall add the following notice to the downloaded material:

    © PADI 2007. All rights reserved.
  4. No authorization is granted to copy or otherwise reproduce any PADI products or products distributed by PADI including, but not limited to, instructor manuals, student record files, dive tables, PADI brochures, etc.

Privacy Policy is committed to respecting the privacy of visitors. This Privacy Policy covers personally identifiable information you may choose to share with PADI on By using you consent to this policy. Changes to the policy will be posted on this page. Any changes will only apply to information collected after the posted date of the change.

What information does PADI obtain?
When you register on the following information may be obtained: email address, name, mail address, phone number, personal demographic information, etc. In some instances, you may decide what information you choose to provide. Sometimes, however, complete information is needed for PADI to respond to your requests and/or include you in contest eligibility, etc.

What does PADI do with the information?
PADI uses the information for the sole purposes of identifying visitors, their interests, aggregate demographic data, providing personalized notices and promotions and improving our site. PADI will not provide, market, trade or sell the information it obtains to third parties, except in the aggregate as part of statistical reports prepared by PADI for industry analysis. This aggregate information does not include identifying information.

What security is provided by
PADI uses a number of security measures to maintain the privacy of your personal information. The data are stored in secure databases and are accessed only for the purposes listed above.

Does PADI track IP addresses?
As a general policy, PADI does not track IP addresses. However, it may sometimes be necessary when such information is needed to help diagnose a problem with our server or to identify the origin of unlawful activity on or against

What about third party links on provides links to other sites as a service to visitors. PADI is not responsible for the privacy practices, security measures or data collection practices of these other web sites nor for the content of these sites. Your choice to access these sites is at your own risk.

Can I decide what information I want to continue to receive from
Yes. You can elect not to receive information by responding to the email communication and indicating your choice to unsubscribe to that communication.

What does PADI use to track information from users?
One of the tools used to trace's visitor movements through the site is DeepMetrix.

Who do I contact if I have questions regarding the privacy policy or the information PADI may retain?
You may contact us at with questions or comments.

You may also contact us at:

PADI Web Services
30151 Tomas Street
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688
United States
+1 949 858 8467 facsimile
+1 949 858 7234 phone


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