Boatbreakers Privacy Policy

Your Privacy Matters

Boatbreakers 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.

Boatbreakers is committed to respecting and protecting your privacy while using our website. You may access the Boatbreakers website anonymously and without revealing any personal information about yourself. As a Boatbreakers 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:

Boatbreakers
Pounds Yard
Tipner
Portsmouth
Hampshire
PO2 8QA

Boatbreakers 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).

Collection of Personal Information

To use the services Boatbreakers 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, Boatbreakers 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 Boatbreakers  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.

How Boatbreakers Uses Your Personal Information

Boatbreakers will only use your personal information to process the disposal of your 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 have requested not to be contacted, when you have used our Scrap Calculator, it will send your quote to the e-mail you provided automatically, but you will not receive any further communications from Boatbreakers unless you contact us and give your consent to contact you. If you enter a false email address in the Scrap Calculator you will not receive your quote.

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.

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.

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 Boatbreakers. 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.

What Information is Shared

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

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.

Right to Withdraw Consent

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

Legal Requirements and Investigations

Boatbreakers will disclose your personal information to a third-party if we are required to do so by law or, if in good faith, Boatbreakers 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 Boatbreakers services

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 Boatbreakers website automatically identify a computer by its IP address.

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.

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

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

Linked Websites

The Boatbreakers website contains links to other websites. Boatbreakers 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.

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. Boatbreakers employs industry-standard security procedures to safeguard your personal information.

Acceptance of Privacy Policy and Notification of Changes

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