Privacy Policy 2018-04-09T02:15:17+00:00

Privacy Policy

Science Atlantic
Website Privacy Policy – Atlantic Facilities and Research Equipment Database (AFRED)

Updated: December 13, 2016

Website Privacy Notice and Consent

Science Atlantic (“Science Atlantic”, “we”, “us”, “our”) is committed to respecting and preserving the privacy of those who engage with us through our AFRED website (the “Site”) and, in doing so, we endeavour to meet or exceed standards set by law. This website privacy policy (the “Privacy Policy”) applies to information that we gather from you as you use our Site. As part of our regular review of all of our policies and procedures, we may change this Privacy Policy from time to time without notice to you. A current version of this Privacy Policy will be accessible on our website at all times.

By accessing and using our Site you agree that you have read and understand this Privacy Policy. Your use of this Site represents your implied consent for the collection, use and disclosure of any information that you provide to us, or that we gather from you, through your use of the Site and in accordance with the terms of this Privacy Policy.


AFRED: The Atlantic Facilities and Research Equipment Database, which is an online, open access, searchable database of User recorded information on research facilities and equipment intended to facilitate the exchange, sharing or use of these resources amongst interested parties and to facilitate connections between interested parties.

Non-identifiable Information: information that we gather from you that is not personally identifiable to you, such as your IP address or browser software.

Science Atlantic (variously, “we” or “our”): a federally incorporated not-for-profit charitable corporation.

Site: means this website,, and all pages using this domain name.

Personal Information: information about an identifiable individual.

User (variously, “you” or “your”): an individual who accesses and uses the Site.


This Site is intended only for individuals over the age of majority in the jurisdiction in which they reside.

Collection of your Information

We only collect information that we believe is reasonably necessary for a legitimate purpose, as further described below. In operating our Site, we may collect information that you provide directly to us by filling in forms on our website or that we collect from cookies or tracking software we utilize.

The choice to provide us with Personal Information is always yours. In certain cases, your decision to withhold information may limit the services that we can provide to you.

Open Access Database

AFRED is an open access database. All information that you submit to the Site, including, but not limited to, Personal Information and contact information, will be added to AFRED and may be displayed publicly on the Site. Your submission of information to the Site is considered your consent that this information will be displayed on our Site. DO NOT SUBMIT ANY INFORMATION THAT YOU DO NOT WANT PUBLICLY DISPLAYED.

Use of your Information

We will only disclose your information for purposes identified in this Privacy Policy, or if required by law. The information that we collect and store is primarily used for the following purposes:

  1. In connection with AFRED in order to facilitate the exchange, sharing or use of certain valuable equipment, resources and information, and to facilitate connections between interested parties.
  2. To provide you with information relating to our services.
  3. To follow up on User comments and suggestions.
  4. To manage and develop our business systems and operations.
  5. To monitor and conduct an analysis of our website traffic and usage patterns.
  6. For certain commercial purposes, including but not limited to, charging subscriptions fees, fees for services, and sale of non-identifiable information.

Science Atlantic reserves the right to share, sell and commercially distribute any information, personal or non-identifiable, collected from you through the Site with third parties or to transfer such information to a successor entity or to an entity which purchases substantially all of the assets of Science Atlantic.

Science Atlantic sometimes contracts with outside organizations to perform specialized services such as hosting the Site. Our suppliers may at times receive, process or handle some of your information. Only the information necessary to perform the services under the contract is given to the supplier. Under their contracts with us, our suppliers may use such information only to carry out the contracted service and must not store or use the information for any other purpose. Our contracts with suppliers require that they provide a level of protection for your information that is comparable to our own.

Updating your Information and Correcting Errors

You have the right to access, verify and amend all of your Personal Information. Since we use your Personal Information to provide services to Users, it is important that the information be accurate and up-to-date. If any of your information changes, is inaccurate, or is incomplete, please inform us so that we can make any necessary changes.

Third Party Website and Interaction

By accessing third party websites or applications through our Site, you are consenting to the terms and privacy policies of those websites. We do not accept any responsibility or liability for their policies. You should read the individual privacy policies of such websites, and make an informed decision whether or not to use these websites based upon their privacy practices and your discretion.

We use a search engine that is powered by Algolia. Your use of the search engine is subject to the Algolia terms of service and privacy policy.

More Information

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