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Statement of Intent
It is the stated policy of The Marine Safety Forum that it will act in accordance with current legislation and aims to meet current best practice with regard to the processing of personal data.
What Information do We Collect about You?
We collect your personal data when you provide it to us. We may also collect other information that you voluntarily provide to us, including when you communicate with us via email, post, telephone or other channels; and when you respond to our communications or requests for information.
We collect information about you when you sign up for or request that we send you marketing materials; and when you sign up for an event. We also collect information when you voluntarily complete an enquiry form on our website. Website usage information is collected using cookies.
We may receive information about you from other sources, including third parties and publicly available information that help us update, expand and analyse our records; identify new customers; or prevent or detect fraud. We may also receive information about you from social media platforms, including but not limited to, when you interact with us on those platforms or access our social media content.
Please note that the information we may receive from those third-party sites is governed by the privacy settings, policies, and/or procedures of the applicable platform, and we strongly encourage you to review them before submitting any information to them.
What are Our Responsibilities to You?
The Marine Safety Forum, which collected personal data about you, is the Data Controller for that personal data. There is a single point of contact for all of The Marine Safety Forum’s Data Protection issues, who can be contacted as noted below:
Data Protection Focal Point
How We May Use and Share the Information We Collect
We may use the information we collect:
How we may share the information we collect:
We may also share information we collect with:
We may share non-personal, non-individual information in aggregate form with third parties for business purposes, for example we may tell our business partners the number of users in certain demographic groups who enquired about certain products or services. This would not involve disclosing any personal data that can identify any individual customer in any way.
Legal Grounds for Using Personal Data
We rely on the following legal grounds to process personal data, namely:
Performance of a contract: we may need to collect and use personal data to enter into a contract with you or to perform a contract that you have entered into with us.
Legal obligation: we may need to collect and use personal data to comply with legal obligations to which The Marine Safety Forum is subject.
The Measures We Have in Place to Protect and Safely Store the Information We Collect
Information security is a key element of data protection. The Marine Safety Forum takes appropriate measures to secure personal data and protect it from loss or unauthorised disclosure or damage. However, no information system can be 100% secure. So, we cannot guarantee the absolute security of your information. We are not responsible for the security of information you transmit to us over networks that we do not control, including the Internet and wireless networks.
We use a number of suppliers and service providers in connection with the operation of our business and they may have access to the personal data we process. For example, an IT service provider may see your personal data when providing software support, or a company which we use for delivery of goods, processing of credit card payments or a marketing campaign may process your personal data for us. When contracting with suppliers and/or service providers, The Marine Safety Forum takes appropriate steps to ensure that there is adequate protection in place and that data protection principles are adhered to.
Retention of the Information We Collect
We retain the information we collect for no longer than is reasonably necessary to fulfil the purposes for which we collect the information and to comply with our legal obligations.
Following completion of the services provided by us, we will either retain the related papers or store these records digitally.
Where personal data is retained for the purposes of sharing promotional material, and you no longer want to be contacted by us, please email at any time saying “unsubscribe” to Secretary@Marinesafetyforum.org
Your Choices and Rights in Respect of the Information We Hold
Personal data must be processed in line with individuals’ rights, including the right to:
You have the right to request a copy of the information that we hold about you. If you would like a copy of some or all of your personal data, please email Secretary@Marinesafetyforum.org
When making your request please provide:
We may also ask you to provide further information in certain circumstances including to clarify the terms of your request or to confirm your identity.
We want to make sure that your personal data is accurate and up to date. You may ask us to correct or remove information you think is inaccurate.
In using this website, you will provide certain personal data to The Marine Safety Forum and certain data about you will be collected by “cookies”. Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to collect standard internet log information and visitor behaviour information.
This information is used to track visitor use of the website and to compile statistical reports on website activity. It enables our system to recognise you when you visit our website again and improve our service to you and allows The Marine Safety Forum to build up a more detailed profile of you.
If you wish to reject our cookie, you can adjust the settings in your web browser not to accept cookies. If you’ve visited our website before, there may be previously set cookies on your computer.
You can also opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites by installing Google’s opt-out browser add-on.
In the event that you access any other websites through links provided on our website, please note that we are not responsible for the privacy practices of such other websites and advise you to read the privacy statements of each website you visit which collects personal data.
How to Contact Us
If you have any queries concerning your personal data or any questions on our use of that information, please contact the Data Protection Focal Point at Secretary@MarineSafetyForum.org