The Maritime Professional Council (“MPC”, “we”, “our”, “us”) takes your privacy seriously. Please read this Privacy Policy carefully to see how the MPC will treat the personal information and details that you provide to us either when using this website (the “Site”) or in other circumstances when we collect data from you (including via email). We will take reasonable care to keep your information secure and to prevent any unauthorised access or use of it. We process all information in accordance with applicable UK data protection legislation.

We may change this Privacy Policy from time to time and the change will take effect once the revised Privacy Policy is available on this Site. Therefore, please refer to this Privacy Policy each time you submit your personal information.

Our Commitment

The MPC is committed to ensuring protection of all personal information that we hold, and to provide and to protect all such data. We recognise our obligations in updating and expanding this program to meet the requirements of GDPR, the EU General Data Protection Regulation.

The MPC is dedicated to safeguarding the personal information under our control and in maintaining a system that meets our obligations under the regulation.

The information you provide

We may ask you to provide information to us or collect data from you on different occasions, such as when you e-mail enquiries to us.

How the MPC uses your information

We will use your personal information:
a) to respond to your enquiry
b) to send information to you
c) for other reasonable purposes for which you have provided such information.

The MPC is committed to protecting your privacy and we implement various security measures in relation to our processing and transfer of personal data. However, the nature of the Internet is such that the data may in some circumstances flow over networks without full security measures and could be accessible to unauthorised persons.


When you visit the Site, we may collect, process and use information about you which may not personally identify you but which my be helpful for improving the operation of the Site. Such information may be collected through “traffic data” and may entail the use of “cookies”, “IP Addresses” or other numeric codes used to identify your computer. You can delete cookies or configure your computer to reject them, although this may disable the Site’s ability to manage individual sessions.


This Site may contain links to other sites. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the privacy practices of these sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave this Site and to read the privacy statements applicable on those sites.

Your right to access the information

You have the right to access the information that the MPC holds about you. In order to do this please make a written application to the Data Protection Officer, using the contact form on the Site. The MPC may require you to provide verification of your identity and to pay an administrative fee to provide a copy of the information that it holds.

If you have any queries about this Privacy Policy please email the MPC Council.