Privacy policy

Privacy Policy

The IMDOS website administrator  is

Institute of Oceanology Polish Academy of Sciences (IO PAN)
Powstańców Warszawy 55,
81-712 Sopot,

This privacy policy explains how we use any personal information we collect about you on this website.


Data protection
This privacy policy covers the IMDOS website and is governed by the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR), EU Regulation no. 2016/679, of the 27th of April 2016.

Personal data
The IO PAN respects your privacy as a user of the website and ensures the security and confidentiality of all personal data that you need to share while using the website. The IO PAN will not collect any personal information without your agreement under the terms required by the GDPR.

The data collected on the IO PAN website forms will be used exclusively for processing user requests and will not be used for any other purpose, always protecting user confidentiality under the terms of the protection given in the above-mentioned regulations.

The IO PAN is responsible for treating these data and the data are stored in its information systems, which are properly protected. The information gathered can only be accessed and processed by workers of the IO PAN in the course of their duties, with the purpose for which they have been gathered always made clear in the respective documents collecting the data. Other issues to be considered in this area will be dealt with by the IO PAN in accordance with the terms established by the GDPR.


Which personal data do we collect?
We may collect personal data about you in the following cases:

We may collect the following data:

The data we collect is necessary to process your requests or to provide you with the services you request.
In addition, certain data may be collected to perform a service or contract to which you are a party.


The IO PAN will use the information you provide on the newsletter subscription form to be in touch with you and to provide updates. You can change your mind at any time by clicking the unsubscribe link in the footer of any email you receive from us, or by contacting us at


Declaration concerning Copyrights
All contents of whatever nature held by the IMDOS website are protected by law, and it is expressly forbidden to copy, reproduce, disseminate, transmit, use, modify, sell, publish or use them in any other way, in whatever manner, with the exception of those provided for by the law.

To use quotes or mention sources, a note should be made that identifies the IMDOS as well as the web address of specific contents that have been consulted, mentioning the dates of consultation and update (as shown on the site) of these contents.


Exemption from liability in relation to social networks
The IMDOS views the involvement of members of its community in social networks as a way of encouraging interaction between the IMDOS community and the general public with which it shares interests. Nonetheless, the IMDOS cannot be held responsible for content posted on these networks, which is the sole responsibility of the parties posting them.


Data Protection Officer
The IO PAN ensures compliance with the treatment of personal data with current legislation. For further information contact the IO PAN at the following e-mail address:


Collection and use of technical information
The IMDOS website uses cookies, and the scope of its use is set out in the cookies policy.

Technical information is only held on our servers concerning visits to the IMDOS website, and information that could be used to identify visitors to the site is not collected. Technical information recorded is limited to the following:

Cookies policy
Cookies are small files with alpha-numeric information stored by the browser on the hard disk of your computer. These files are needed so that the server can distinguish between users and maintain a given user’s status while surfing the web.

The cookies used by the IMDOS website are anonymous, and no personal information about our users is kept in the system, nor any other information that would allow them to be identified personally. These website cookies are used to improve the experience of our users and to allow us to analyse the use of the site in order to optimize functionalities existing within it.


The IMDOS website uses:

This portal uses the Analytics service provided by Google to improve the performance of the site, and records generic information of accesses received using anonymous cookies for this purpose.


Terms of use
The text, contents, and images published on this portal are the property of the IMDOS and cannot be reproduced or modified without the express permission of the IMDOS / IO PAN, except in cases of unrestricted use, namely for teaching or research purposes or for personal use. In all these cases, users should make clear their entitlement.


Exemption from liability
The IO PAN cannot be held responsible for possible errors in the information or documentation existing on this portal nor for the content of the pages to which links or hyperlinks contained in them take the user.


Applicable legislation
This portal is governed by relevant legislation, in particular the Copyright and Associated Rights Code and the Industrial Property Code. By using the portal of the IMDOS, the user accepts its terms and conditions.

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