Terms and Policies

The terms of use and policies of Antarctic Biodiversity Portal.

Privacy policy

The information that will be processed includes personal data that you provide to us or that we collect using the site in connection with the following:

This processing of personal data is necessary in order to fulfil requirements related to research and scientific methods, intellectual property rights, administrative purposes and operation of the site. The default settings on the site implies that the Processing only includes necessary information.

Furthermore, the Antarctic Biodiversity Portal may be required to transfer the information to the authorities as required by law.

You have the right of access to and the right to rectify the personal data relating to you.

You may review, update, correct or delete your personal data by contacting us by email data.biodiversity.aq[at]gmail.com. We may maintain an archived copy as required by law or for any of the above-mentioned purposes.

With regard to cookies, you can instruct your browser by changing its options to stop accepting cookies but this may affect the use of the site.

This Privacy Policy may be updated from time to time, and you are advised to consult this Privacy Policy regularly for any changes.

Data Policy

Terms of use

Following the guidelines from the SCAR and IPY Data Policies, and the recommendations from the Polar Information Commons (PIC), ANTABIF uses the CC-BY Licence, and badges data as part of the PIC.

You are free to:

Under the following conditions:


Upon data download, you will receive a text file mentioning how you are expected to cite the author(s) of the data.

Please cite the ANTABIF project as:
Van de Putte A, Youdjou N, Danis B [year accessed]. The Antarctic Biodiversity Information Facility. World Wide Web publication, available online at http://www.biodiversity.aq

This project is community-driven: data users and data contributors are expected to follow appropriate norms of behavior.