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Privacy Policy

We will only collect information from you that we require in order to provide you with the most relevant information for your interests.

We email you with different types of communication:

  • Transactional emails – automated based on enquiries made through the site

  • Manual emails answering specific questions you have made or following up on your enquiry

  • General electronic newsletters

  • Personalised electronic newsletters, following what you have recently viewed or enquired about on the site


All our electronic newsletters contain an ‘Unsubscribe’ link offering you the opportunity to decline to receive further information if you so wish.


Or, email and we will unsubscribe for you.


We have no wish to send you information which you do not want to receive so please get in touch with us if you have any concerns about data, or you need to update your contact details.

We will not sell or lease your details to any other party.

The information we collect
If you decide to use the site to request information about a project featured on Free Range Ocean we may ask for your name and e-mail address, and on occassion your telephone number.


This information may be passed to the citizen science project lead who runs the project you have requested information about.

When you request it we will add you to our mailing list.


If you enter a competition or contest on our website the terms and conditions of entry may include opting into the newsletter.


If you have requested information through the site or are on our mailing list we may use this information to target adverts on third party sites such as social media. Users may opt out of seeing these adverts by changing their settings within their social media accounts.

Your data is collected by Free Range Ocean Ltd and will be retained and used for the purposes outlined in this privacy statement until a time that you request it to be deleted or you opt out.

This site uses cookies – small text files that are placed on your machine to help the site provide a better user experience. In general, cookies are used to retain user preferences, store information for things like shopping carts, and provide anonymised tracking data to third party applications like Google Analytics. As a rule, cookies will make your browsing experience better. However, you may prefer to disable cookies on this site and on others. The most effective way to do this is to disable cookies in your browser. We suggest consulting the Help section of your browser or taking a look at the About Cookies website which offers guidance for all modern browsers.

Information collected by third parties 
We use Google Analytics for our website. We use third party vendors and Google to show adverts for our site across the web. Third party vendors, including Google use cookies to gather information about what pages users visit on Free Range Ocean. We use this information to serve relevant ads based on a user’s prior visits to our website. Users may opt out of Google’s use of cookies by visiting the Google advertising opt-out page. Alternatively you can opt out of a third party vendor’s use of cookies by visiting the Network Advertising Initiative opt out page.

Sharing of data with our partners 
If you request information about a project or programme we may pass on your contact details to the organiser so that they can reply to your request or follow up with more information.


On occasion, we may also pass this information onto to other project organisers within our network who offer similar experience enabling you to have options for your involvement.


We cannot be responsible for the privacy practices of our citizen science partners. Free Range Ocean will provide aggregated, anonymous data to advertisers, our members and other third parties. This data will not be able to be linked to any individual. We will not sell or lease your information to any other party. If this policy is changed at any time in the future we will notify all members by e-mail, and provide you with an opportunity to opt out of this release of information if you so wish.

Third party links 
In order to provide you with the best information about citizen science opportunities and storytelling we will provide links to other sites containing this information. Free Range Ocean Ltd is not responsible for the privacy practices or content of these sites.

Use of this website constitutes acceptance of our website terms and conditions, disclaimer and privacy policy.


Free Range Ocean will email you when you make an enquiry through or social media channels with the details of your enquiry and contact details for any project partners that can take your enquiry further.


After this, we may email you with other ideas for your participation in similar projects along with news and articles. We will try to make sure that the content of these transactional emails is relevant to you.

You can easily unsubscribe from our emails by sending an email to We also have an update your preferences link at the bottom of our newsletter messages.

We will never sell or lease your personal details to anyone else. If you would like to update any of your details or check what details we have on our database, please email

GDPR Compliance – guidance taken from ICO.

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