SeaSalt Research Privacy Policy


We are committed to safeguarding the privacy of our website visitors; this policy sets out how we will treat your personal information.

What information do we collect?

We may collect, store and use the following kinds of personal data:

  • Information about your computer and about your visits to and use of this website (including your IP address, geographical location, browser type, referral source, length of visit and number of page views);
  • Information relating to any transactions carried out between you and us on or in relation to this website, including information relating to any purchases you make of our services (including courses);
  • Any other information that you choose to send to us.

What information do we collect in the context of Research?

We are committed to protecting your personal information and respecting your privacy. Personal information is defined as any details that will enable you to be identified, such as ID numbers, telephone numbers, address, email address, etc. Your participation is voluntary. You are entitled to ask that part, or all, of the record of your involvement in the survey be deleted or destroyed.

When designing and executing our research, it is our policy to take all necessary steps to ensure that minimal personal information is collected. This information is: IP addresses, for internet security review purposes, and email addresses when freely offered by participants. We do not sell, rent or exchange any personal information supplied by you to any third party, and will not use any of the information you provide for direct marketing or other non-research activities.

It is our policy to monitor our internal procedures regularly to ensure compliance with the relevant statutory requirements in all that we do, including the U.K  Data Protection Act 1998. Research activities are performed to the standards outlined in the US Federal Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects (“Common Rule”).

Privacy in Open Source Data Sets

There is still the likelihood that, in the process of completing a survey, you will accidentally provide identifying information. Prior to opening a data set to a wider audience, the data will be reviewed and redacted of names, dates, and other potentially identifying information provided.

Why Open Source Data Sets?

We seek to keep the conclusions we draw from our data reproducible — but we also understand that the world of research is full of people coming up with new and novel ways to look at data we might have moved past. Inspired by other open data sets: the Correlates of War and cognitive-focused data sets groups such as Data On The Mind.

Using your personal data

Personal data submitted on this website for non-research purposes will be used for the purposes specified in this privacy policy or in relevant parts of the website. We may use your personal information to:

  • Administer the website
  • Any other information that you choose to send to us.
  • Send you general (non-marketing) commercial communications;
  • Send you email notifications which you have specifically requested;
  • Send to you our newsletter and other marketing communications relating to our business which we think may be of interest to you, where you have specifically agreed to this, by email or similar technology (you can inform us at any time if you no longer require marketing communications);
  • Deal with enquiries and complaints made by or about you relating to the website.
  • We will not without your express consent provide your personal information to any third parties for the purpose of direct marketing.


We may disclose information about you to any of our employees, officers, agents, suppliers or subcontractors insofar as reasonably necessary for the purposes as set out in this privacy policy.

In addition, we may disclose information about you:

  • To the extent that we are required to do so by law;
  • In connection with any legal proceedings or prospective legal proceedings;
  • In order to establish, exercise or defend our legal rights (including providing information to others for the purposes of fraud prevention and reducing credit risk.

Except as provided in this privacy policy, we will not provide your information to third parties.

Security of your personal data

We will take reasonable technical and organisational precautions to prevent the loss, misuse or alteration of your personal information. Of course, data transmission over the internet is inherently insecure, and we cannot guarantee the security of data sent over the internet. You are responsible for keeping your password and user details confidential. We will not ask you for your password.

Policy amendments

We may update this privacy policy from time-to-time by posting a new version on our website. You should check this page occasionally to ensure you are happy with any changes.

Your rights

You may instruct us to provide you with any personal information we hold about you. Provision of such information may be subject to the payment of a fee (currently fixed at £10.00).

You may instruct us to remove you from emails you are receiving at any time. (In practice, you will usually expressly agree in advance of receipt of these emails.)

Third party websites

The website contains links to other websites. We are not responsible for the privacy policies or practices of third party websites.

Updating information

Please let us know if the personal information which we hold about you needs to be corrected or updated.


If you have any questions about this privacy policy or our treatment of your personal data, please write to us by email to

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