By accessing this site, certain information about the user, such as Internet protocol (IP) addresses, navigation through the site, the software used and the time spent, along with other similar information, will be stored. These will not specifically identify the user.
The information will be used internally only for web site traffic analysis. If the User provides unique identifying information, such as name, address and other information on forms stored on this Site, such information will be used only for statistical purposes and will not be published for general access.
However, the Ocean Decade Team, via the Secretariat of the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission, assumes no responsibility for the security of this information.