We take privacy seriously and will not do anything knowingly to threaten yours. Whilst we do make use of ‘modern’ techniques to enable this website to run effectively, we will at the same time let you make an informed choice about what is going on ‘behind the scenes’. If you have any questions about how we use your personal information or comply with data protection legislation, please use the contact page to email us.

Data Protection Registration

The publishers of UltraMarine Magazine – Research Information Ltd (RIL) – are registered with the United Kingdom Information Commissioner under the Data Protection Act 1998. You can find details of our registration at www.dpr.gov.uk. Our registration number is Z217796X.

Information Collected

Although anonymous visitors who do not fill in any forms or place orders will remain completely anonymous to us, we may ask for personal information from you when you order goods, post content to the website or contact us through the website. This is done for obvious reasons (such as for payment or delivery of goods) and you will know you are supplying information and what is being collected by us.

We will use your information to process any orders you may place, to provide or administer our services to you, to display content you have provided to us on the website (including comments or blog submissions). We will also use/store your personal information for our internal records and for contacting you with details of new publications, etc. We will not forward personal information you provide to us through the website to any other third parties, and we take precautions to prevent the loss, misuse or unauthorised alteration of information you provide us through this website.


Recent EU and UK legislation has addressed “cookies”. This is a small text file that may be placed on a visitor’s own hard drive by a website.

No tracking is done with such cookies, and they are essential to the operation of the website. Also essential is the use of cookies to operate our shopping cart, but these will only be used if you place an online order with us, and they will only be used for the purpose of holding your order until you check out.

When you visit the UltraMarine Magazine website, the website software will immediately place a ‘session cookie’ that expires when you close your browser. This tracks anonymous information only and is essential to the operation of the website.

If you place an online order, the shopping cart uses cookies to track what is in your shopping cart in order to calculate and register your entire order. The shopping cart will not function without cookies being enabled.

We also use third party tools on this website – for instance, to provide us with usage statistics. In common with a large number of other organisations, we use Google Analytics to do this. The information collected is anonymous (i.e. it is not associated with you personally) and helps us to find out which parts of the website work well and which do not. As an added precaution, we also remove the last part of your IP address.

Internet browsers normally accept cookies by default. However, it is possible to set your browser to reject cookies. For further details on disabling cookies, see: www.aboutcookies.org

External Websites

This website may also contain links to third parties who make use of cookies in different ways, including those situated outside the European Union. We have no control over such websites, but we do not knowingly host links to sites whose practices are not conducive to good privacy.