The following statement outlines the policy of Ireland's Marine Renewable Energy Portal with regard to the privacy of users of this and the extenal websites linked from this portal. We are not responsible for the privacy practices of other websites, which we provide links to. By visiting this website, you are agreeing to the terms of this privacy statement.

Personal Information Collected

The Marine Renewable Energy Portal website do not collect personal information except for in the following cases:

Statistical information gathered automatically when you visit the website including:

Information provided voluntarily by the user when he /she contacts the Marine Renewable Energy Portal by filling in web forms, or data request forms or by emailing an address given on the website. This information may include: Name, Address, Telephone number, E-mail address, Company name.

Use of Your Personal Information

The information collected is used only to aid the Marine Renewable Energy Portal in providing its services. The information is not passed on to any third parties unless it is required of us to do so by law.

Security of Your Personal Information

All personal information is stored in a safe and secure environment with access restricted to Marine Renewable Energy Portal administrators only.

Right of Access to Personal Information

If you require a copy of any Personal Information we may have relating to you, you need to request this in writing, giving any details which might be needed to help identify you (e.g. previous address, email address etc) to:

FOI Officer,
Marine Institute,
Co. Galway,


By continuing to use Marine Renewable Energy Portals’s website, you consent to the use of cookies.

What is a cookie?

Cookies are small pieces of information, stored in simple text files, placed on your computer by a website. Cookies can be read by the website on your subsequent visits. The information stored in a cookie may relate to your browsing habits on the web page, or a unique identification number so that the website can "remember" you on your return visit. Generally speaking, cookies do not contain personal information from which you can be identified, unless you have furnished such information to the website.

How does The Marine Renewable Energy Portal use cookies?

The Marine Renewable Energy Portal uses cookies to collect information about visitors' use of the website, including things like connection speed, operating system details, the time and duration visits and IP addresses. The information collected by cookies enables The Marine Renewable Energy Portal to understand the use of its site, including language preferences, bookmarks, the number of visitors it has, the pages viewed per session, time exposed to particular pages etc. This in turn helps to provide visitors with a better experience. The Marine Renewable Energy Portal will not attempt to personally identify visitors from their IP addresses. The Marine Renewable Energy Portal uses three types of cookies:

Language Preference We use cookies to store your language preference when you use the language specific link on the top right of the sites pages.
Bookmarks We use cookies to store your My Links bookmarks.
Analytics Google Analytics uses 1st party cookies to anonymously and in aggregate report on visits to our website. Visit the Google Analytics website for more information on How Google Analytics Uses Cookies.

Cookies do not in any way compromise the security of your computer. Visitors can use most of the Marine Renewable Energy Portals website with no loss of functionality if cookies are disabled from the web browser.

Turning off Cookies

Most browsers allow you to turn off cookies. If you want to know how to do this please look up the help menu on your browser.

Find out more about the use of cookies on

All modern browsers allow you to change your cookie settings. These settings will typically be found in the 'options' or 'preferences' menu of your browser. In order to understand these settings, the following links may be helpful, otherwise you should use the 'Help' option in your browser for more details.

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The above information only applies to how the The Marine Renewable Energy Portal uses cookies on its website. If you visit MREP presences on social media sites, the cookies policies of those social media sites apply.


If you have any questions regarding this privacy statement please contact The Marine Renewable Energy Portals FOI Officer at

The FOI Officer can be contacted at the above and also by phone: +353-(0)91-387200, or fax: +353-(0)91-387201.

The Marine Renewable Energy Portal reserves the right to amend this privacy statement at any time, and you should regularly check the statement for any amendments.