Privacy Policy

The Ship Brokers Privacy Policy

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Your Privacy Matters

The Ship Brokers only use the data and information you provide for the sole purpose of organising the disposal, purchase or sale of your boat. As part of the new General Data Protection Regulation directive from the EU we would like to set out our Privacy Policy and make it perfectly clear what we do with the information you provide to us.

The Ship Brokers is committed to respecting and protecting your privacy while using our website. You may access the The Ship Brokers website anonymously and without revealing any personal information about yourself. As a The Ship Brokers website user or customer, you are always entitled to update any personal information we hold about you, or request a copy of your personal information you have provided us by writing to:

The Ship Brokers
Pounds Yard
Tipner
Portsmouth
Hampshire
PO2 8QA

The Ship Brokers is committed to protecting your privacy, and will not sell, rent or otherwise disclose any information provided to any third-party, except as described by this Privacy Policy (see Third Party entry).

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Collection of Personal Information

To use the services The Ship Brokers offers, you will need to provide us with a small amount of personal information as well as information about the boat or boats you are looking to get disposed of.

In addition to the information that you provide us, The Ship Brokers use some automated data collection tools on our website. These tools collect information that your web browser send to our website (for example, the type of browser you are using, the language setting of the browser, the address of the website that directed you to the The Ship Brokers website).

We also use Google Analytics to collect information about what pages on our site you visit and how you have navigated our site. This information is all gathered anonymously.

If you have signed up to our mailing list, we use tools to collect when messages are opened and what links have been clicked on.

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How The Ship Brokers Uses Your Personal Information

The Ship Brokers will only use your personal information to process the sale of a boat, to contact you with updates or to request additional information and to respond to your enquiries or requests for information.

We will not contact your or send you unsolicited e-mails.

If you call or email us requesting a specific boat part we can save you details in our database so that when/if we get that part in we can let you know. This data isn’t used for any other reason and is only used to let you the customer know when we have the part you’re looking for.

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How to Opt-In

You can opt-in to our bi-monthly newsletter at anytime by visiting our “Join Our Mailing List” page, and filling in the form there with your name, email address and the mailing lists you would like to join. You can unsubscribe at any time (see How to Opt-Out). We do not send Spam emails and we aim to produce a newsletter that gives a general overview of what we have coming into the yard or what we’ve been up to.

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How to Opt-Out

If you have joined our mailing list to receive our newsletter, you have the right to opt-out at any time to stop receiving these communications from The Ship Brokers. You will find unsubscribe instructions at the bottom of every newsletter email which will allow you to manage your subscription options online. You can also e-mail unsubscribe@boatbreakers.com to request we remove you from our mailing list, making sure you include the e-mail address you subscribed on.

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What Information is Shared

The Ship Brokers does not share, sell, rent or disclose any of the information you provide us, except when dealing with third-party vendors (see below).

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Third Party Vendors

We hire other companies to provide limited services on our behalf, these services include transportation and lifting facilities. We will only provide those companies the information they need to deliver the service and only after clearing it with you first. This will usually be a case of giving a boat transport company your number so they can contact you on the day of collection or delivery.

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Right to Withdraw Consent

You have the right, at any time, to withdraw your consent for us to process your personal information.

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Legal Requirements and Investigations

The Ship Brokers will disclose your personal information to a third-party if we are required to do so by law or, if in good faith, The Ship Brokers believes that such action is necessary to:

  • Comply with the law or with a legal process
  • Protect and defend the company’s rights and property
  • Prevent Fraud
  • Protect the company against abuse, misuse or unauthorised use of The Ship Brokers services

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IP Addresses

An IP address is a number that is assigned to the computer you are using to browse the internet. The servers that host the The Ship Brokers website automatically identify a computer by its IP address.

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Cookies

An HTTP cookie (also called web cookie, Internet cookie, browser cookie, or simply cookie) is a small piece of data sent from a website and stored on the user’s computer by the user’s web browser while the user is browsing.

The Ship Brokers website uses cookies to track visitors to our website, all information collected is anonymous and contains no identifying formation.

You can freely use the The Ship Brokers website if you have set your browser to reject cookies.

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Linked Websites

The The Ship Brokers website contains links to other websites. The Ship Brokers is not responsible for the privacy practices of such websites, users should be aware when they leave our website and to check the privacy statements of every website they visit that collects personal information.

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Security

The servers that host our website(s) are stored in an ISO 27001 accredited data centre in the UK to ensure your data is stored safely. The Ship Brokers employs industry-standard security procedures to safeguard your personal information.

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Acceptance of Privacy Policy and Notification of Changes

By using the The Ship Brokers website, you signify your acceptance of this Privacy Policy. If you do not agree with this Privacy Policy, please do not use this website. The Ship Brokers may revise this Privacy Policy from time to time. Should the policy change, the new policy will be posted on the website.

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