Privacy Policy

Effective Date 1st of October 2023

Who we are

Poseidon Diving Station (Pvt) Ltd, located in Hikkaduwa, Sri Lanka, specializes in providing professional services for Scuba Diving and snorkeling activities throughout Sri Lanka. Poseidon Diving Station (Pvt) Ltd we operates 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.

Our head office is at No 304 ,Galle Road , Hikkaduwa,80240, Sri Lanka. Our East coast branch is at 09th Mile post, Nilaveli, Trincomalee, 3100, Sri Lanka.

Information We Collect

Upon accessing our website, our servers may autonomously record the customary information transmitted by your web browser. This may encompass your device’s IP address, browser type and version, visited pages, visit time and date, duration on each page, additional visit particulars, and technical data associated with encountered errors.

We may request personal details such as name, email, mobile phone number, and home address.

Valid Grounds for Processing Your Personal Data

Permissible Grounds for Processing Your Personal Data We will only gather and utilize your personal data when there is a lawful basis for doing so. In such cases, we will only obtain personal data that is reasonably required to deliver our services to you. If we do disclose your information, Poseidon Diving Station (Pvt) Ltd will share it with PADI (Professional Association of Diving Professionals) if you are pursuing certification for any course we offer through the PADI system or if you partake in a discover scuba diving activity.

Information Collection and Usage

Your personal information may be gathered when you engage in any of the following activities: accessing our content through a mobile device or web browser, reaching out to us via email, contact form, social media, or similar technologies, tagging us on social media, making a booking on our website, enrolling with Poseidon Diving Station for a dive course or any other activity we offer, or being enrolled in any of our activities through other means. We may gather, retain, utilize, and reveal this information for the following purposes. Personal information will not be processed further in a manner that is inconsistent with these purposes:

  • Contacting and communicating with you
  • Ensuring the safety and security of our sites and apps by preventing security breaches and fraud and ensuring compliance with our terms of use
  • Enhancing our services
    Please note that we may merge the information we collect about you with general data or research findings obtained from other reliable sources.


Suggested text: 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.


Suggested text: If you upload images to the website, 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.


Suggested text: 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 visit our login page, 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

Suggested text: 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 tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Who we share your data with

Suggested text: If you request a password reset, your IP address will be included in the reset email.

How long we retain your data

Suggested text: 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.

What rights you have over your data

Suggested text: 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.

Where your data is sent

Suggested text: Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

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