Website privacy policy

Archipelago Marine Research Ltd. (Archipelago) operates and It is Archipelago’s policy to respect your privacy regarding any information that may be collected in the course of operating these web sites.

Website visitors

Like most website operators, Archipelago collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. Archipelago’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Archipelago’s visitors use its website. From time to time, Archipelago may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.

Archipelago may also collect potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses; however, Archipelago does not use such information to identify its visitors, and does not disclose such information, other than under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information, as described below.

Gathering of personally-identifying information

Certain visitors to Archipelago’s websites choose to interact with Archipelago in ways that require Archipelago to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Archipelago gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up for news updates at or to provide a name, email address, and country, and provide a means for them to opt in to receive emails (in accordance with the Canadian Anti-Spam Legislation). In each case, Archipelago collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with Archipelago. Archipelago does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. Visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.

Aggregated statistics

To help understand how visitors interact with website content, Archipelago uses Google Analytics. For instance, Archipelago may use this service to identify the most popular pages on its site, or to help identify spam. (See the Google Analytics Privacy document for more information.) Archipelago may display this aggregated information publicly or provide it to others; however, Archipelago does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.

Protection of certain personally-identifying information

Archipelago discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors, and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on Archipelago’s behalf or to provide services available at or, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using or, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. Archipelago will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors, and affiliated organizations, as described above, Archipelago discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only when required to do so by law, or when Archipelago believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Archipelago, third parties, or the public at large. If you are a client of Archipelago, have requested information, or signed up to receive news updates, Archipelago may occasionally send you an email to keep you up to date with what’s going on with Archipelago products and services, although this type of email is kept to a minimum. Archipelago takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration, or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.


A cookie is a small piece of text sent to your browser by a website you visit. It helps the website to remember information about your visit, like your preferred language and other settings. As part of our Google Analytics service, we may use cookies or similar technologies to identify your browser or device. The Google Analytics product helps us to analyze the traffic to our websites. Archipelago visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using Archipelago’s websites, with the drawback that certain features of Archipelago’s websites may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

Privacy policy changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, Archipelago may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in Archipelago’s sole discretion. Archipelago encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.


If you have any questions regarding this Privacy Policy or the practices of this site, please contact Archipelago by sending an email to Archipelago.

Updated: May 04, 2016