Privacy Policy


What are Cookies?

Cookies are small text files that can be used by websites to make a user’s experience more efficient.
The law states that we can store cookies on your device if they are strictly necessary for the operation of this site. For all other types of cookies we need your permission.
This site uses different types of cookies. Some cookies are placed by third party services that appear on our pages.
You can at any time change or withdraw your consent from the Cookie Declaration on our website.


You are welcome to join this platform if you are a representative of academia, one or several SMEs, indigenous communities, search and rescue and/or oil spill response practitioner, a private person or any other institution or organization with an interest on improving the Arctic and North Atlantic search and rescue and oil spill response capabilities.

By registering in this site and creating a user account you give consent for us to store and process your data in order for us do deliver this service. Content you write in this site may and/or will be visible to other users. Your name, username, surname, organisation, profile image, accumulated points, content you follow, your bio, and more may and/or will be visible to all registered users.

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

An anonymised string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar (provides the anonymous user profile picture) 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.

Media on our internal areas

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.

Personal data

Posting personal identifiable information throughout the site is done solely on your responsibility. We do not take responsibility for any misuse of data you reveal publicly in this website. You have the full right to cancel your account at any time and, upon doing so all content posted/created by you may be deleted and/or attributed to a generic "Anonymous" account or left as is with your visible personal name as the owner, on request. The site administrator also holds the right to keep certain information for statistical and security purposes. Please note that we may use Google and LinkedIn services and/or plugins in order to deliver the service to you, their privacy and terms & conditions also apply.


Our website uses Google Analytics, a service which transmits website traffic data to Google servers in the United States. Google Analytics does not identify individual users or associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. We use reports provided by Google Analytics to help us understand website traffic and webpage usage.

By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner described in Google’s Privacy Policy – external site and for the purposes set out above. You can opt out of Google Analytics if you disable the cookie, disable JavaScript, or use the opt-out service provided by Google – external site.

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