Privacy Policy

The MSC is committed to ensuring Your privacy is protected. This Privacy Policy explains how The Marine Stewardship Council ("MSC") processes any personal data collected from You on and (the "Website"). This Privacy Policy and the Terms and Conditions of Use[1] (together the "Website Terms and Conditions"), apply to Your use of the Website. Please read the Website Terms and Conditions carefully. By proceeding to access the Website you accept the Website Terms and Conditions.MSC may amend the Privacy Policy at any time. Please check this page and the Terms and Conditions of Use[2] regularly. This Privacy Policy was last updated on 31 October 2011.

Information that MSC May Collect from You

MSC may collect standard internet log information and details of user behaviour patterns when users visit the Website. The information that MSC collects from You when You visit the Website may also include:

  • traffic data;
  • location data;
  • other communication data;
  • details of the information that You access;
  • statistical data relating to your browsing activities, including information about Your computer, Your IP address, operating system and browser type.

MSC collects this information for internal record keeping, to improve the Website, to understand users' browsing behaviour and how users engage with the Website. MSC collects this information in a way which does not identify anyone. MSC does not make any attempt to find out the identities of those visiting the Website. MSC will not associate any data gathered from the Website with any personally identifying information from any source. If MSC does want to collect personally identifiable information through the Website, MSC will be up front about this. MSC will make it clear when personal information is collected and will explain what it intends to do with it. MSC may share Your data with its subsidiary the Marine Stewardship Council International Limited (Company no. 3486485)) and/or their its regional offices.

Use of Cookies

MSC may obtain information about Your use of the Internet by using cookies. Cookies are files containing information that is transferred from a website to users' computer hard drives. Cookies are widely used to make websites work more efficiently and to provide information to operators of websites. MSC uses the following types of cookies on the Website.

Type of cookie Purpose of cookie
Login cookie This cookie is essential for the login function for registered users of the Website.
Session Cookie This cookie stores information about users' language preferences.
Google Analytics Cookie This is a cookie provided by Google Inc which provides an analytics tool that helps website owners understand how their users engage with their website. For more information an Google Analytics Cookies please visit
YouTube cookies MSC embeds videos from YouTube in the Website. YouTube may set cookies on Your computer if You click on the YouTube video player. For more information on YouTube videos please visit


Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit To stop being tracked by Google Anaytics visit Please note that if You chose to refuse to accept one or more cookies Your access to all or part of the Website may be restricted.

Links to Third Party Websites

This Privacy Policy does not apply to third party websites which are linked to the Website. MSC is not responsible for the protection of Your privacy in relation to Your use of such third party websites. You should endeavour to read the privacy policies on the websites that You visit.

Contact MSC

Should you have any concerns or queries about the use of Your personal data please contact MSC at and please state your website origin as