Privacy policy

“Conservation of Marine Turtles in the Mediterranean Region” website

The following Privacy Policy refers to the agreement where MEDASSET specifies what kind of personal data collects as the administrator of this website and for what purpose.


MEDASSET (Mediterranean Association for the Protection of the Sea Turtles) was founded in 1988 in England and 1993 in Greece. It is an international environmental NGO and a non-profit association that aims to protect sea turtles and their habitats throughout the Mediterranean, through international and national research programs, information campaigns, education and advocacy on relevant entities. Since its inception, it has been working with the UNEP/MAP Mediterranean Environmental Action Plan (UNEP/MAP) and has been a permanent member/observer of the Bern Convention (Council of Europe) since 1988.

About the website

The “Conservation of Marine Turtles in the Mediterranean Region” website under the domain name www.medmarineturtles.org has been created exclusively by MEDASSET for the purposes of the MAVA M7 Project called “Conservation of Marine Turtles in the Mediterranean Region”, co-funded by MAVA Foundation.

The MAVA M7 Project communication activities are implemented by MEDASSET with the support of the Direct and National Partners across the Mediterranean Region and under the guidelines of the European Data Protection Regulation (2016/679 EU).

The Project

The project “Conservation of Marine Turtles in the Mediterranean Region” that is funded by the MAVA Foundation, aims primarily to enhance the protection of marine turtles within the Mediterranean region by reducing human induced direct mortality. The regional project includes the following direct partners: ARCHELON, DEKAMER, MEDASSET, MedPAN, NMPZ, RAC/SPA (leader), WWF Greece, WWF Turkey.

Overall Objectives

Numerous activities will be carried out across the Mediterranean, such as

  • applied research and monitoring on known and potential nesting sites and marine hotspots
  • reinforcement of coordination through the use of standardised maps, protocols and databases
  • capacity building among turtle researchers and marine protected area managers
  • improvement of the management and protection of nesting sites
  • elaboration or update of National Action Plans
  • reduction of illegal trade of sea turtles.


MEDASSET’s Role within the Project

MEDASSET holds both a regional and national role within the “Conservation of Marine Turtles in the Mediterranean Region” project.

MEDASSET is responsible for the Communication Strategy, production of relative material, as well as the dissemination and public outreach of the project. In regional level, it also implements the Development of a Pan-Mediterranean Stranding Protocol and Database, an identified priority under the 2019 “RAC/SPA Updated Action Plan” for the Conservation of Mediterranean Marine Turtles and a Recommendation 5 in "Demography of marine turtle nesting in the Mediterranean sea: a gap analysis and research priorities" of the Demography Working Group of the “5th Mediterranean Conference on Marine Turtles” (Bern Convention T-PVS/Inf 2015 15). The project will contribute to the formulation and development of a Mediterranean network of all directly involved in national stranding networks and countries developing them throughout the Mediterranean. This will add to the optimal collection of data applying a common standardised method through a harmonised approach, hence overcoming the intercontinental characteristic of the sea and migratory life history strategy of sea turtles.

Moreover, the organisation implements research activities in national level in Albania and Greece (North Aegean).

In Greece, MEDASSET aims to increase knowledge on sea turtle distribution and occurrence across the North Aegean through a rapid questionnaire survey.  In Albania, MEDASSET implements a monitoring programme to explore potential nesting activity along its coastline and evaluate the quality of certain beaches to appraise their potential of being used as current nesting sites and in the future, in the case of spatial nesting shifts due to climate change.

Summarising up:

  • Raising public interest for sea turtles and promoting it as an emblematic species for the protection of the marine and coastal habitats of the Mediterranean.
  • Research and conservation of sea turtles and their habitats throughout the Mediterranean.
  • Identifying and highlighting environmental issues, especially in the marine ecosystem, public awareness and immediate resolution of these coordinated actions and campaigns.
  • Promote and support new conservation measures to protect the sea turtle and the marine environment in the context of national and international policies, in addition to reinforcing the existing measures.

MEDASSET partnerships on MAVA M7 Project


Countries:   Albania, Algeria, Cyprus, Egypt, France, Greece, Italy, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Spain, Tunisia and Turkey.

The attainment of the objectives of the Project is pursued through the collaboration of scientific research, environmental education, lobbying, information and public awareness and networking with academics, scientists and other non-governmental organisations.

Partners are responsible to check and update the current activities of the Project

Harmonisation of MEDASSET with European legislation

Under the new legislative framework required by the European Union, the implementation of the European Regulation 2016/679 as a single binding legal act to secure the personal data of individuals, is a priority for MEDASSET.

Personal Data means all those elements-features that can describe and identify an individual such as name, surname, address, professional or family status, age, place of residence.

The processing of such personal data, such as the collection, preservation, transmission or modification thereof, has to be carried out by any individual or legal entity based on the principles of dignity and respect and with the legal consent of the individual.

What data we collect ( Publications - Join me )

At MEDASSET, we are committed to protect the confidentiality of the information you send us during your navigation to The “Conservation of Marine Turtles in the Mediterranean Region” website www.medmarineturtles.org.

Your data collected through any kind of registration on this website is collected solely on the agreement of your consent.

Use of data

Whichever way you choose to communicate with us means that you are in total agreement with the privacy policy of MEDASSET managing your personal data, with the sole purpose of informing and raising awareness on this current programme and organised campaigns of the association with the all collaborating direct partners, in order to reinforce the unique goals of the M7 Project.

With your positive consent, your personal information is kept safe and confidential in MEDASSET’s database. The data administrators are committed to manage these data based on the purpose for which they were collected, and to take the necessary protection and security measures in accordance with the legal framework imposed by European Regulation 2016/679 (GDPR).

No disclosure to third parties

MEDASSET is committed not to disclose your personal information to any third parties. Except as otherwise stated in our Privacy Policy, MEDASSET will not reveal your private information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required to do so by law or by summons. However, if your private data is exposed due to a breach of privacy, MEDASSET will immediately inform all whose personal data has been exposed.

Links to third party websites

When using a link to move from the “Conservation of Marine Turtles in the Mediterranean Region” website i.e. www.medmarineturtles.org to another webpage, the Privacy Policy no longer applies. Your navigation on any other page is a matter of the rules and policy of the specific page you are visiting.

Rights of those underlying personal data

The data of all people communicating with MEDASSET through the “Conservation of Marine Turtles in the Mediterranean Region” website are kept in a safe and confidential manner and only with the positive consent of the individuals themselves for as long as they wish to be in our database.

  • Right of having access to data

The individual retains the right to access all of his / her data processed by the association as being the Leader in the Communication field. The full specification of its data and its substantial updating for the exact purpose retained, becomes an obligation for MEDASSET.

  • Right to correct data

The individual has the right to correct their data if he/she considers that it has been modified.

  • Right to delete data

In case that a person does not want to keep his/ her data online, he reserves the right to ask for the deletion of his data. The request for deletion of the data can be made either via phone or by mail or by completing the contact form on the association's website appropriately.

  • Right to oblivion

In addition, he/ she may also make use of the right to erase their data if they consider that these are no longer necessary with MEDASSET for the purpose of utility originally agreed.

  • Right to portability

The individual reserves the right to request the personal data they have provided in a printable form either for use by themselves or for use by another data controller.

  • Right to oppose the data processing process.

The individual has the right to request the cessation of such processing.

Accept civil protection

By lawfully using the “Conservation of Marine Turtles in the Mediterranean Region” website and completing the communication form displayed on it, will imply that we have your consent to the collection and use of information in accordance with our "Terms of Use and Privacy Policy".

Changes to the Protection Policy

Any changes to the Privacy Policy will stated on on the “Conservation of Marine Turtles in the Mediterranean Region” website www.medmarineturtles.org and will be effective as from the moment they are posted on the website.

Entire Agreement

The above-mentioned privacy policy constitute the entire agreement between MEDASSET as the Communication Leader of the MAVA M7 Project having the support of all the collaborating partners and therefore being the authorised administrator of the website and you, as visitor of the website, in relation to your use of this website, and supersedes all prior agreements and understandings.

Define Data Processing Manager

Data Processing Manager is MEDASSET as a non-profit environmental NGO registered as Association, based in Athens.


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