Privacy Policy

Welcome to the South West England Fishing Safety Forum website, an online information source to promote safety within the commercial fishing industry, we respect your privacy. This privacy policy (the “Policy“) explains the privacy practices we use in providing you with our content. The Policy describes the ways we collect and use your personal information  and the rights and options available to you, with respect to your information.

Information that we collect from all users of the website

When you access and use the website, we will automatically collect information regarding your use of the website, such as the frequency and scope of your visits, the webpages that you have visited, clicked or interacted with, the content you have viewed, the Internet protocol (IP) address from which you have accessed the website and the browser you use, its version and language (i.e. locale) preferences.

However, we do not personally identify you through the automatically collected information described above.

If you submit a specific request or inquiry to us, we will ask you to provide certain personal information, depending on the request or inquiry.

Personal Information that we collect from specific requests

If you  contact us with a specific request, we will ask you to provide your name, email address, your occupation, place of work and phone number.


We do not intentionally or knowingly collect personal information from children.

How we use your personal information

  • We use your personal information for the following purposes:

  • To provide the website, its features and functions;

  • To provide you information that you have requested from us;

  • To improve and the experience of using the website and develop new services;

  • To provide you with support, handle complaints and contact you when we believe it to be necessary;

  • To manage the administrative and operational aspects of the website;

  • To enforce the Terms and this Policy and prevent misuse of the website

  • To comply with any applicable law and assist law enforcement agencies and competent authorities, when we have a good faith belief that our cooperation with them meets the applicable legal standards; and

  • To take any action in any case of dispute involving you, with respect or in relation to the website.

Sharing information with others

We do not sell, rent or lease your personally identifiable information to third parties for any of their marketing purposes. We share personally identifiable information with others in the following instances:

  • Your personal information will be shared with our service providers and subcontractors in order to operate, maintain and enhance the website, facilitate your use of the website and its features and functions, and for the purposes described in the section titled “How we use your personal information”;

  • If you have performed any act or omission that we reasonably believe to be violating any applicable law, rules, or regulations. We will share your information, in these cases, with law enforcement and other competent authorities, and with any third party, as may be required to handle any result of your wrongdoing;

  • If we are required, or reasonably believe that we are required, by law, to share or disclose your information;

  • In any case of dispute, or legal proceeding of any kind, involving you, with respect or in relation to the website;

  • In any case we reasonably believe that sharing your information is necessary to prevent imminent bodily harm or damage to property.

In any case other than the above, we will share your personally identifiable information with others only if we receive your explicit prior consent.

Aggregated information

We will collect anonymous and aggregated information through the website. We will, at our sole discretion, use such anonymised information, in any way, including by making it available to any third party, for any purpose, including commercial purposes.

Accessing personal information 

You may review any personal information that we hold about you, by sending us a request to: If you find that your personal information is not accurate, you may request to have it corrected. In order to handle your requests regarding your personal information, we will require that you provide us with additional information in order to verify your identity.

Data retention

We retain the information collected from users, for as long as we deem necessary for our business needs. We will delete this information from our systems, without notice to you, once we deem it is no longer necessary for our business needs.

Transfer of data outside your territory

The website, by its nature as an online service, stores and processes information in various sites throughout the globe. If you are a resident in a jurisdiction, where transfer of your personal information to another jurisdiction requires your consent, then you provide us your express and unambiguous consent to such transfer.

Cookies and other trackers

  • We use cookies on the Service. Cookies are packets of information sent by our servers to your web browser and then sent back by the browser each time it accesses our servers.

  • The cookies contain a variety of information, such as  information regarding your use of the website.

  • We use cookies for various purposes, such as to create a better user experience 

  • These cookies are saved on your computer’s hard drive. If you wish to block the website’s cookies, please refer to the help menu in your browser and follow the instructions there. However, bear in mind that disabling cookies could complicate or even prevent you from accessing or using the website, or certain features.

  • When you use the website, other parties may collect personally identifiable information about your online activities over time and across third-party services. We do not control or endorse in any way, the privacy practices of such third parties. We do endeavour to only work with third-parties whose privacy practices match our own.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

  • We may, from time to time, change this Policy. Substantial changes will take effect 30 days after we post an announcement on the Service, of such changes. Other changes will take effect 7 days after we post an announcement on the Service. However, if we amend the Policy to comply with legal requirements, the amendments will become effective immediately upon their initial posting, or as required.

  • You agree to be bound by all changes made in this Policy. Your continued use of the website after the amended policy has become effective, will indicate your acceptance of the amended policy. If you do not agree with the amended policy, you must avoid any further use of the Service.

Contact us

You may send us requests, questions and complaints to We will make every effort to address your inquiry quickly.


Updated: November 27th, 2020