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MAXBlade Privacy policy

We are committed to preserving the privacy of all visitors to our website. Please read the following privacy policy to understand how we use and protect the information that you provide to us.

By using this platform/website, you consent to the collection, use and potential transfer of your information under the terms of this policy.

Who we are

Our website address is:

We are a consortium of 6 partners from UK, Ireland, Germany, Sweden and Belgium who are working together on the MAXBlade (Fast-tracking Offshore Renewable energy With Advanced Research to Deploy 2030MW of tidal energy before 2030) project, to accelerate the commercial deployment of floating tidal energy). Specific details about MAXBlade can be found on the main website.

All consortium partners shall have access to the information you provide to the MAXBlade website. The partners are listed below, and more information about each can be found on the website:

Orbital Marine Power (UK)
University of Edinburgh
The European Marine Energy Centre Ltd (EMEC)
ENGIE Laborelec (LBE)
European Composites Industry Association (EUCIA)
FMC Technologies (TECHNIP)

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

We may collect information about your usage of our website as well as information about you where you post or share it via the website or through contact forms. Where you register your interest in the project, or for updates, we will record and store this information to allow us to contact you in this way.

Use of your information

Your information will enable us to provide you with access to all parts of our website and to supply information that may be useful to you. We will also use and analyse the information we collect so that we can support, improve and develop our website and business.

In particular, we may use your information to contact you for your views on the platform and may occasionally need to notify you about important changes or developments to the website as a whole. If you change your mind about being contacted in the future, please let us know.


We do use cookies on our website to enhance your user experience with us. A cookie is a text file which contains information relating to your web journey and behaviour. It is stored in your web browser to enable us to personalise your experience next time you visit our website.

Cookies are extremely useful as they can quicken up the web journey for you and can also allow a website to recognise a user’s device.

Our tracking cookies collect information about how you browse and use our website, what pages you visit, how you entered the site and where you left it. This data is anonymous and not specific to you yet helps us to make improvements to your web experience by identifying pages where more visitors may be exiting the website or where visitors may be struggling to find necessary information.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


We may use third-party Service Providers to monitor and analyse the use of our Service.

Who we share your data with

As set out above, all MAXBlade partners shall have access to the information you provide to the MAXBlade website. In a circumstance where you may provide information to one partner directly, that partner may share the information with the other consortium partners.

We may occasionally pass aggregate information on the usage of our website to third parties for research purposes, but this will not include information that can be used to identify you.

Unless required or permitted to do so by law, we will not otherwise share, sell or distribute any of the information we hold without prior and relevant consent.

How we protect your data

We employ security measures to protect your information from access by unauthorised persons and against unlawful processing, accidental loss, destruction and damage. We will retain your information for a reasonable period or as long as the law requires.

Your rights

Under certain circumstances, you have rights under data protection laws in relation to your personal data including the right to receive a copy of the personal data we hold about you and the right to make a complaint to the relevant supervisory authority, which in the UK is Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO).ThIS website also set out your rights in more detail, specific to the jurisdiction in question.