GMI (Global Marine Investigators) endeavours to comply with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

1. Privacy Disclaimer

This document describes how Global Marine Investigators (GMI), a non-profit organisation established in the Netherlands registered under Chamber of Commerce identification number 70738920, with legal seat at

Steenvliet 6, 4191TZ Geldermalsen, The Netherlands

processes your personal data in the course of its regular dealings.

GMI endeavours to process personal data in compliance with the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) effective 25 May 2018.

2. Types of Processing

GMI processes your personal data in the course of following dealings:

2.1 Membership Management

The legal basis of this processing is the contractual necessity and the legitimate interest of GMI, in particular, the freedom to establish associations. Under this purpose, GMI shall also send you, from time to time, emails regarding GMI’s activities and other information which GMI believes to be relevant for you.

2.2 Account Management

This finality covers the creation and the management of the user’s account on GMI’s platform and website. The legal basis of this processing are the obligations and rights of GMI as per By-Laws.

2.3 Analysis and Statistics

The legal ground of these processing activities is as per By-Laws and the legitimate interest derived from the freedom to entrepreneurship. Indeed, GMI only processes personal data in order to provide/ improved the services offered.

2.4 The Retention Period of Your Personal Data

The data will be kept for duration of maximum five years after the end of your membership with GMI.

2.5 Complementary Information Concerning the Potential Recipients of Your Personal Data

Depending on the necessities of the processing described above and within the limits of what is organized hereunder, GMI might need to share some of your personal data with other recipients such as:

Sub-processors supplying some of the services in relation with your personal data according to a sub-processing agreement and with the sole objective to supply technical support to GMI – internet service providers being one prominent example.

Competent authorities to whom GMI might be bound to disclose information as part of a legal proceeding or to detect technical or safety issues.

2.6 How to Protect Your Personal Data

In accordance with current legislation, GMI plans a level of protection adequate to your personal data. These measures include technical and organizational measures necessary to protect your personal data against accidental or non-authorized destruction, accidental loss as well as against any alteration, access or any other unauthorized processing of your personal data.

However, GMI informs you that no security system can guarantee 100 % of security. We remain nevertheless at your disposal for any question or remark on the confidentiality and safety of your personal data. The safety of your personal data also partially depends on the prudence of your own actions. In particular, it is your responsibility to use complex passwords and to keep them confidential in order to protect your GMI account and your personal data. Another example of prudence is that, if you share a computer with other people, you should log out of your session after each use so that it will not be available to others.

2.7 The Right of the Data Subject Concerned by the Processing of its Personal Data

According to the EU GDPR on data privacy regarding the processing of personal data, you have the right to access data concerning you and to rectify them. You also have the right to opt-out, free of charge, of our mailings (“right to opt out of direct marketing”).

To exercise this right, you must respect the conditions provided by the law. Alternatively, for your convenience, you may contact us at the address provided below.

Furthermore, you have the right to:

  • Be forgotten or to the erasure of your data;
  • Retract your consent at any time to the processing of your data;
  • Have portability of your data and to receive a copy of the data processed concerning you;
  • Introduce a complaint at the Dutch Data Protection Authority (Dutch DPA);
  • Be informed, in case of an automated decision-making process, of the logic underlying the system and the importance and consequences envisaged by the processing for the person concerned.

2.8 How to Contact us

Our address is

Global Marine Investigators
Steenvliet 6, 4191TZ Geldermalsen, The Netherlands



2.9 Updates

GMI reserves the right to update this document from time to time. We therefore kindly advise you to regularly check for updates.