Privacy policy

We understand that privacy is an important issue for visitors to the SIMAtlantic website The following information is designed to help visitors understand what information we collect from our site, and how we handle and use the information after that.

Who we are:

SIMAtlantic (Supporting Implementation of Maritime Spatial Planning in the Atlantic) is a project co-funded by the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund and led by the MaREI Centre for Marine and Renewable Energy at University College Cork.

Information collection and use:

We may collect information from our users at several different points on our website. We will not sell, share or rent this information to others in ways different from what is disclosed in this statement.

General enquiries:

If a user contacts us with a general enquiry, the user may need to provide us with personal information (for example contact details). We will use this personal information to respond to the enquiry and track further correspondence. Contact details may be checked through an automated spam service.

Mailing list:

We use MailChimp to maintain a mailing list. By signing up to our newsletter, you acknowledge that the name and email address you provide will be transferred to MailChimp in accordance with their Privacy Policy and Terms.


We use Google Forms to manage conference registrations. By registering for our conference, you acknowledge that the details you provide will be transferred to Google in accordance with Google’s Privacy Policy and Terms.


Cookies are small text files that a site transfers to a visitor’s hard disk or browser for added functionality or for tracking site usage. In order to measure the effectiveness of our online presence, we may use cookies to determine the path users take on our site and to identify repeat visitors of our site. We do not use cookies to gather personal information such as a person’s name or email address.

External links: 

The SIMAtlantic website may contain links to other sites. Please note that we are not responsible for the privacy policies or practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each and every site that collects personally identifiable information. This privacy policy applies solely to information collected by this site.

Changes to this privacy policy:

We may, from time to time, make changes to this policy. We recommend that users of this site re-visit this privacy policy on occasion to learn of new privacy practices or changes to our policy.

General Data Protection Regulation:

You can read MaREI’s Data Protection Notice here.