When You Visit Our Website

We do not collect personally identifiable information (for example, name, address, phone number, email address) from users, regardless of age, unless you provide it to us (See Direct Communication" below).

Web Statistics

As part of standard internet practice, we collect the standard web log information such as IP address, date/time of access, type of browser and operating system when you visit our site. We use IP addresses to analyze trends, track usage of system features and tools, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use for reporting and sponsorship purposes. IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information.


We will share aggregated demographic information with our sponsors and other partners. This is not linked to any personal information that can identify any individual person. We only share this information so that we can secure funding to continue providing this site free of charge.


This Website contains links to other sites. Please be aware that R2R does not claim any responsibility for the privacy practices of such other sites. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by this Website.

Data Contributions and Direct Communication

Email Sent to our Help Desk

When you send an electronic mail message to our Help Desk, you may be sending personal information. In these cases, we retain the information only to respond to your request. We do not share this information with any other organization or entity.

Data contributed by Marine Operators

If data from your field program is contributed to us directly by Operators of Research Vessels and Facilities, we capture contact information to correspond with you regarding release of any proprietary holds that may be on your data or with requests for additional information concerning your projects.  (see Notification and Correspondence section).

Notification and Correspondence

We contact cruise chief scientists or data contributors as necessary for information concerning their projects. We may contact you to send you newsletters, service updates, and occasional requests for user surveys. If you wish to opt out of notification, please contact us.