Privacy GDPR

Privacy Policy:
Commitments made by "L'Oceanographic Institute - Fondation Albert Ier, Prince de Monaco"

Data collection

“The Oceanographic Institute – Prince Albert I Foundation” strives to protect the privacy and information, nominative or not, of all internet users who wish to access the “The Oceanographic Institute – Prince Albert I Foundation” website. Information provided in a declarative manner is intended for “The Oceanographic Institute – Prince Albert I Foundation” and shall only be used for the single purpose for which the data was collected, in accordance with laws and regulations in force and in particular the General Data Protection Regulation.

“The Oceanographic Institute – Prince Albert I Foundation” agrees to not communicate this information to a third party, i.e. organisations or companies outside of the group, or to physical persons for reasons other than those related to the fields of activity in which “The Oceanographic Institute – Prince Albert I Foundation” operates.

In the interests of transparency and protection of rights, “The Oceanographic Institute – Prince Albert I Foundation” will not collect information that will enable the personal identification of a user, except in the event that this information is provided by filling in and sending the online forms on the website. 
The information collected is necessary to be able to answer requests for information and to send informative emails. It is solely intended for “The Oceanographic Institute – Prince Albert I Foundation”.

No commercial use of this information is authorised, even partial, and the information collected shall not be transferred to a third party. This information is confidential and stored by “The Oceanographic Institute – Prince Albert I Foundation”.

Non-personal data

Non-personal information which is provided is used to be able to offer products adapted to user’s individual tastes. “The Oceanographic Institute – Prince Albert I Foundation” could obtain information automatically, but in no case is this associated to a person. This information concerns the type of internet browser used, the computer’s operating system and the domain name from which our website is accessed.

The right to access and modify personal data

In accordance with article 14 of the Monegasque law of the 23rd December 1993, you have the right to access and modify your own personal information. At any moment, you can oppose the dissemination of the data you have provided, free of charge and without giving a reason.

For any queries regarding your personal data:

Oceanographic Institute – Prince Albert I Foundation
Avenue Saint-Martin
MC 98000 Monaco
Tel: + 377 93 15 36 00
Fax: + 377 93 50 52 97

Cookies policy

When you visit our website, it is possible that cookies will be stored on your computer. A cookie does not allow an individual to be identified. Generally, it stores browsing information from your computer regarding your use of our website (pages viewed, date and time of viewing, etc.) and this data is read when you visit the website at a later date.

A “cookie” is a small file stored on your computer by your web browser. 
Cookies are used to store permanent or temporary information. 
Here is the information which is stored in the cookies saved to your computer:

  • General User Identification, a unique number used for counting the number of times a message is posted on the computer where the cookie is stored.
  • The domain name which emits the cookie.
  • The expiry date.
  • The date of the latest update.
  • http specifications: concerning the model of your operation system and your web browser.

Of course you canrefuse the storage of cookies by changing the settings in your browser.

You can also delete cookies at any moment and in an individual manner, by referring to the user manual of your operating system.

If you wish to leave a comment, submit a question or subscribe to a mailing list on our website, you will be asked to provide your name, email address and website in the cookies. This is only for your comfort, so that you will not be asked to enter this information again at a later date. These cookies expire after one year.

If you have a user account and you login on our website, a temporary cookie will be created in order to check whether your browser accepts cookies. It does not contain personal data and will be deleted as soon as you close your browser.

When you log in, we will store a number of cookies to store your login details and screen preferences. The life cycle of a login cookie is two days, and a screen options cookie is one year. If you click “Remember Me”, your login cookie will be stored for a period of two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookie will be deleted.

When you modify or post an article, an extra cookie will be stored in your browser. This cookie does not include any personal data. It simply shows the name of the article you have modified. It expires after one day.

IP addresses that cookies are likely to store are automatically rendered anonymous before being transferred into Google Analytics, to avoid any other use of this personal data or any grouping with other personal data.

Finally, information in cookies which has been rendered anonymous shall be stored for a period of 13 months.

You can define which cookies you wish to authorise or not by clicking on the following link.

Personalise cookies

For any questions regarding personal data, you can send us an email at the following address:

Applicable law

In case of dispute, the courts of Monaco shall have sole jurisdiction. 
Any user of the present website, even for one-time use, is considered to have accepted the application of the law and exclusive jurisdiction of Monaco courts, for any action initiated in relation to the present “Terms and Conditions of Use” or the use of this website.
The present “Terms and Conditions of Use” apply subject to any necessary disposition of Monegasque law, which may be applied.
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