Marine Ranger is a citizen science application enabling collection of information on opportunistic observations of live, injured or by-caught Cetaceans (whales and dolphins) and other marine mammals in the wild. You may use Marine Ranger only if you agree to these terms. You must be at least 16 years old. If you represent a legal body, you should be authorised to accept this Terms if you are acting on behalf of any legal entity.  

By using website and iOS and Android App (called “Marine Ranger” in further text) and any content uploaded or appearing on Marine Ranger like information, text, links, graphics, photos, audio, videos, or other you agree to these Terms. Blue World Institute is giving you a free, and non-exclusive license to use Marine Ranger according to these Terms. 

Our Privacy Policy describes how we handle the personal information you provide to us when you use Marine Ranger. You understand and you consent to the collection and use (as set forth in the Privacy Policy) of this information. 

Use of the Marine Ranger and any content you provide, including compliance with applicable laws, rules, and regulations is your responsibility. You should only upload content that you have the right to share with others. 

Marine Ranger does not guarantee accuracy, correctness or reliability of any content posted on Marine Ranger. You understand that by using the Marine Ranger, you may be exposed to content that might be offensive, harmful, inaccurate, or inappropriate. All content is the sole responsibility of the person who created such content. We shall make every reasonable effort to remove any offensive, harmful, inaccurate, or inappropriate content but, we cannot take responsibility for it.  We reserve the right to remove content that violates copyright or is inappropriate in any way.  

By uploading any content to Marine Ranger, you are giving us a non-exclusive, royalty-free, irrevocable license to use, copy, reproduce, process, adapt, modify, publish, transmit, display and distribute such content in any and all media or distribution methods now known or later developed and for non-commercial purpose.  

By uploading information to Marine Ranger, you confirm that you have, or have obtained, all consents, rights and permissions needed to grant the rights granted herein for any content that you submit, post, or display on Marine Ranger. You confirm that content you will upload will not contain copyrighted or other proprietary rights material, unless you have necessary permission to post the material and to grant Marine Ranger the license described above. 

Marine Ranger does not disclose any personal information to any third parties except in accordance with our Privacy Policy. 

To use Marine Ranger you may need to create an account. Safeguarding your account is your responsibility hence your password should be strong. For any loss or damage arising from your failure to maintain your account safe, we will not be liable for it.  

The Marine Ranger content is protected by copyright, including content provided by users, and will remain the exclusive property of Marine Ranger and respective user. Any feedback, comments, or suggestions you may provide regarding Marine Ranger and available content is at your own decision and we will be free to use such feedback, comments, or suggestions without any obligation to you. 

You may withdraw Your consent for the use or disclosure of your personal information, cancel your account and discontinue using Marine Ranger by deleting your account. See Privacy Policy for more information on what happens to your information in case your account is cancelled. 

We may suspend or cancel your account if we have reason to believe: (i) you do not follow these Terms, (ii) you post copyrighted or inappropriate content; (iii) your conduct is unlawful. In case of doubts, we will make reasonable efforts to notify you of our actions by the email address associated with your account, depending on the circumstances. See Privacy policy for more information of what happens to your information in case your account is cancelled. 


Please contact the Blue World Institute of Marine Research and Conservation, Kaštel 24, 51551 Veli Lošinj, 

Modified on 7 July  2021. 

Our Terms of use are published at  Terms of Use may be updated from time to time. 


The information and views expressed are the sole responsibility of Blue World Institute and do not necessarily reflect the official opinion of the European Union. 

Liability Disclaimer 

Your access to and use of the Marine Ranger website, iOS or Android app (Marine Ranger) or any content within are at your own risk.  

You understand and agree that Marine Ranger is provided “as is,” “with all faults,” and “as available” and the entire risk of use and performance remains with you. Blue World Institute do not make any representations, warranties, or conditions, express, implied, or statutory and hereby disclaim to the maximum extent permitted by applicable law any and all warranties with respect to Marine Ranger. Blue World Institute disclaims all responsibility and liability that Marine Ranger and its content: (a) will meet your requirements; (b) will be available on an uninterrupted, secure, or free from errors or omissions; (c) will be accurate, complete, or reliable, or (d) or servers of hosting company(es) will be free from harmful or malicious codes. We do not warrant that any defects or errors within Marine Ranger will be corrected. By using the Marine Ranger, you are doing so as is available, and with all the faults. 

Blue World Institute does not take responsibility for any decision taken by the user and based on the information provided through this app and related services. Any decisions you make based on information obtained through Marine Ranger are your individual responsibility and you will use Marine Ranger only to facilitate your learning about marine mammals. You are accessing Marine Ranger at your own risk, and you will be solely responsible for any damage or loss that results therefrom. 

Please be advised that the information provided through Marine Ranger rely on data obtained from many sources and, while we made every attempt to ensure the accuracy of the information provided, we cannot guarantee it. The Marine Ranger does not provide or replace any permits, guidelines or advice provided or required by national legislation or legally responsible authorities in national or international waters, particularly those related to nature and biodiversity protection (or similar). Each user is required to obtain and follow relevant information regarding the status of protected species in each country or territory it is carrying out observation. 

Please note that the Marine Ranger may be linked to external websites and applications that may have different terms of use and privacy policies. Hence refer to those sites for appropriate information. In addition, a hyperlink to other websites and mobile applications does not mean that the Blue World Institute and its partners are endorsing or accepting any liability for the content and/or use of linked websites or mobile applications. If you decide to access any of these sites or applications, you do so entirely at your own risk.