Data policy

Data policy

  • Any data collected for this project will be managed, processed, and stored by “Zakynthos Turtles” in accordance with data protection laws (General Data Protection Regulation 2016/679 and the Data Protection Act 2018). If you have any questions, please contact All data including email addresses will be kept securely and only used for the purposes of this project unless you expressly indicate otherwise. Your data (including personal data) will not be shared with any third physical or legal entity. Any additional uses will only be possible if you expressly permit them in survey questions. You have the right to withdraw consent at any time and have the right for the data you have provided to be deleted.

  • We may contact users via email to inquire about more details about the images that the user has submitted.

  • No footage will be publicly reproduced or shared without the written consent of the footage owner via email.

  • The responses from the follow-up questions in the emails about visitors’ experience during sea turtle viewing as well as about the experience of using the Zakynthos Turtle platform will be used to extract statistical results for future studies and will be treated anonymously.

  • The collected footage might be used to train artificial intelligence-based algorithms for automated sea turtle photo-identification.