At OnBoard Maritime we are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy. This policy explains who we are, what, when and why we collect personal information, how we use it, the conditions under which we may disclose it to others and how we keep it secure. Any questions regarding this policy and our privacy practices should be sent:
OnBoard Maritime Ltd is registered in Scotland, company number 617859. Registered office address 1 Golf Road, Clarkston, G76 7HU
Information is provided to OnBoard Maritime by:
When you submit your details to us through an inquiry on our website [or a trusted third party], we’ll collect the following information:
When you speak to our course advisers or enroll on a course, we may ask for the following information:
When you are studying, we may collect the following information about you:
When you enroll as a student, we’ll ask if you have any special educational requirements that might require us to make adjustments to the course or assessments. We ask this so that we can take reasonable steps to accommodate your needs and give you the best student experience possible. Any such health information is known as special category personal data under data protection laws. This information will only be used to help you. As with all your data, you can ask us to delete or modify this information at any time. Please see further information about your privacy rights below.
Under data protection law, we can only use your personal information if we have a proper reason for doing so, e.g.:
A legitimate interest is when we have a business or commercial reason to use your information, so long as this is not overridden by your own rights and interests. The list below explains what we use (process) your personal information for and our legal basis for doing so:
If you submit your details as a prospective student, we’ll store this data for one year. If you enrol as a student, we’ll store your data for 7 years after the completion of your course in line with regulatory and governing body requirements, where there may be a requirement to hold your data to evidence the completion of your studies or for audit purposes. Technical information about your visit to our website may be kept for the following retention periods:
For more information about how long we keep your data, please contact us at the details above.
We take your privacy and security very seriously and take appropriate measures to ensure that your data is protected from misuse. We have an ongoing programme of improvement and development in order to protect your personal data from unauthorised access, accidental loss and/or destruction. We use the following security measures to protect your data:
Please be aware that communications over the internet, such as e-mails/instant messaging, are not secure unless they have been encrypted. We cannot accept responsibility for any unauthorised access or loss of personal information that is beyond our control.
In order to provide and improve our services, we may share relevant information with third parties. All of our third parties are trusted and take appropriate measures to ensure your data is secure. These include:
We may also share your information if:
Coursework and assessment submissions will only be shared securely based on the terms of the student agreement.
Technical information gathered about your use of our website may be shared with Google Analytics. We work with Google Analytics to automatically collect information including: IP address; MAC (Media Access Control) address; unique identifier or other persistent or non-persistent device identifier; device software platform and firmware, mobile phone carrier and geolocation data to help us understand your use of our website such as how often you return, what parts of the website you visit, how you use the website and how long you spend on the website.