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Privacy Policy

Website Privacy Notice and Consent

Science Atlantic (“Science Atlantic”, “we”, “us”, “our”) is committed to respecting and preserving the privacy of those who engage with us through our website (the “Site”) and, in doing so, we endeavour to meet or exceed standards set by law. This website privacy policy (the “Privacy Policy”) applies to information that we gather from you as you use our Site. As part of our regular review of all of our policies and procedures, we may change this Privacy Policy from time to time without notice to you. A current version of this Privacy Policy will be accessible on our website at all times.

By accessing and using our Site you agree that you have read and understand this Privacy Policy. Your use of this Site represents your implied consent for the collection, use and disclosure of any information that you provide to us, or that we gather from you, through your use of the Site and in accordance with the terms of this Privacy Policy.


This Site is intended only for individuals over the age of majority in the jurisdiction in which they reside.

Collection of your Information

We only collect information that we believe is reasonably necessary for a legitimate purpose, as further described below. In operating our Site, we may collect information that you provide directly to us by filling in forms on our website or that we collect from cookies or tracking software we utilize.

The choice to provide us with Personal Information is always yours. In certain cases, your decision to withhold information may limit the services that we can provide to you.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it


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

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. Please refer to the Gravatar service privacy policy for more information. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Use of your Information

We will only disclose your information for purposes identified in this Privacy Policy, or if required by law. The information that we collect and store is primarily used for the following purposes:

  1. In connection with AFRED in order to facilitate the exchange, sharing or use of certain valuable equipment, resources and information, and to facilitate connections between interested parties.
  2. To provide you with information relating to our services.
  3. To follow up on User comments and suggestions.
  4. To manage and develop our business systems and operations.
  5. To monitor and conduct an analysis of our website traffic and usage patterns.
  6. For certain commercial purposes, including but not limited to, charging subscriptions fees, fees for services, and sale of non-identifiable information.

Science Atlantic reserves the right to share, sell and commercially distribute any information, personal or non-identifiable, collected from you through the Site with third parties or to transfer such information to a successor entity or to an entity which purchases substantially all of the assets of Science Atlantic.

Science Atlantic sometimes contracts with outside organizations to perform specialized services such as hosting the Site. Our suppliers may at times receive, process or handle some of your information. Only the information necessary to perform the services under the contract is given to the supplier. Under their contracts with us, our suppliers may use such information only to carry out the contracted service and must not store or use the information for any other purpose. Our contracts with suppliers require that they provide a level of protection for your information that is comparable to our own.

Updating your Information and Correcting Errors

You have the right to access, verify and amend all of your Personal Information. Since we use your Personal Information to provide services to Users, it is important that the information be accurate and up-to-date. If any of your information changes, is inaccurate, or is incomplete, please inform us so that we can make any necessary changes.

Third Party Website and Interaction

From our website, you can visit other websites by following hyperlinks. While we strive to provide links only to useful and ethical websites, we have no control over the content and nature of these sites, and links do not imply a recommendation for all content found on these sites. By accessing third party websites or applications through our Site, you are consenting to the terms and privacy policies of those websites. We do not accept any responsibility or liability for their policies. You should read the individual privacy policies of such websites, and make an informed decision whether or not to use these websites based upon their privacy practices and your discretion.


We use Mailchimp to manage our email newsletter contact list and to distribute our newsletter to subscribers. If you subscribe to the Science Atlantic Minute, we will share your name, email, and any optional information you provide on the sign-up form with Mailchimp. If you no longer want your information shared with Mailchimp, please contact us to have your information deleted from our mailing list. Please note, unsubscribing from Mailchimp will not automatically remove your contact information from it’s database. 

For additional information please refer to Mailchimp’s privacy policy

Google Analytics

We use Google Analytics to analyse the use of our website. Google Analytics gathers information about website use by means of cookies. The information gathered relating to our website is used to create reports about the use of our website.

For additional information please refer to Google’s privacy policy. If you’d like to prevent your data from being used by Google Analytics on a per-browser basis, you may want to consider the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on.


We use Hotjar in order to better understand our users’ needs and to optimize this service and experience. Hotjar is a technology service that helps us better understand our users’ experience (e.g. how much time they spend on which pages, which links they choose to click, what users do and don’t like, etc.) and this enables us to build and maintain our service with user feedback. Hotjar uses cookies and other technologies to collect data on our users’ behavior and their devices. This includes a device’s IP address (processed during your session and stored in a de-identified form), device screen size, device type (unique device identifiers), browser information, geographic location (country only), and the preferred language used to display our website. Hotjar stores this information on our behalf in a pseudonymized user profile. Hotjar is contractually forbidden to sell any of the data collected on our behalf.

For further details, please see the ‘about Hotjar’ section of Hotjar’s support site.


Information on this website is published in good faith and for general information only. We do not make any warranties about the completeness, reliability or accuracy of this information. Any action you take subsequent to reviewing information on our website is strictly at your own risk and we will not be liable for any losses and damages in connection with the use of our website. Nothing on this website constitutes, or is meant to constitute, advice of any kind.

From our website, you can visit other websites by following hyperlinks. While we strive to provide links only to useful and ethical websites, we have no control over the content and nature of these sites, and links do not imply a recommendation for all content found on these sites.