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Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

The policy explains how Salty Sailing Limited uses your personal data, whether you’re booking a course online, sending us an enquiry or signing up to our mailing list.

Our commitment to you

We promise to safeguard your privacy and personal information, always. We will keep your personal information safe and will never pass it to third parties for marketing purposes without your express consent.

Looking after your information

Throughout this Privacy Policy, ‘we’ means Salty Sailing Limited, trading as Salty Sailing. Salty Sailing Limited is registered as a ‘Data Controller’ (the company that is responsible for your privacy), with the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO).

Details are published on a register on the ICO website at, where you can also find lots of useful information about Data Protection, what it means to you as an individual and how it applies to companies like Salty Sailing.

How we use your information

We use your information in a number of different ways, depending on the information. Below we set this out in detail, showing what we do, and why we do it.

Your name and contact details

How we use it: Send you emails, including booking confirmations Why we use it: So we can tell you your course is booked.

How we use it: Keeping you updated on offers, new products and news by email or post Why we use it: With your consent, to keep you up to date

How we use it: Fraud prevention and detection Why we use it: To prevent and detect fraud against either you or Salty Sailing

How we use it: Showing you adverts as you browse the internet Why we use it: So you can see our latest courses and offers

How we use it: For contact tracing purposes for Covid-19 Why we use it: So we can contact you if you have been in contact with anyone testing positive for Covid-19

Your payment information

Your card’s security/CVV code (for your peace of mind, we don’t keep them)

How we use it: Take payment, and give refunds Why we use it: So you can receive your booking, or refund it

How we use it: Fraud prevention and detection Why we use it: To prevent and detect fraud against either you or Salty Sailing

Your contact history

Whether over the phone to our office or via social media

How we use it: Provide customer service and support Why we use it: So we can give you the best service you will come to expect from us

How we use it: Train our staff Why we use it: So they are ready and able to answer all your questions

Purchase history

All of your past courses and events

How we use it: Sell you things    Why we use it: So we can complete our contract with you, and you can enjoy sailing the Salty Sailing boat

How we use it: Provide customer service and support, with bookings   Why we use it: So booking with Salty Sailing is always easy and enjoyable

How we use it: Finding out your favourites, what you like and what you can do without    Why we use it: To ensure we are giving you what you want, and to stay ahead of the competition

Information about your phone or laptop, and how you use our website

Including your IP address and device type and, if you opt in, your location data, as well as how you use our website. How we use it: Improve our website and set default options    Why we use it: So booking with us is easy and enjoyable

How we use it: Protect our website     Why we use it: To prevent and detect fraud against either you or Salty Sailing

Your responses to surveys, competitions and promotions

How we use it: Run the survey, competition or promotion Why we use it: So you can enter or have your say

You can change your preferences at any time and you don’t have to give us any of this personal information if you don’t want to. To make any changes on what information you share and how we use it, email us at
We never sell your information

We do not, and will not, sell any of your personal data to any third party – including your name, address, email address or credit card information. You can rest assured that you can put your trust in us. However, we share your data with the following categories of companies as an essential part of being able to provide our services to you, as set out in this statement:

The RYA to allow certification of RYA courses to be issued.

Companies that provide services on our behalf, such as payment processors.

Professional service providers, such as marketing agencies, advertising partners and website hosts.

We may share your personal information with third parties where required or permitted by law, if we believe we need to do so to protect our rights and interests, or to comply with legal proceedings. In such cases, we will always do so legally and with due regard to privacy.If you have given consent, we’ll send you marketing messages by email, phone and social media to keep you aware of what we’re up to and keep you updated on our latest news and offers. You can stop receiving marketing messages from us at any time.

You can do this:

How to stop marketing messages from us

Keeping you up to date

By emailing us at

By calling us on 01983 282867

Seeing our adverts

To help keep you up-to-date on what’s available, and to help you find our products, we also engage in online advertising. Like many other brands, we target Salty Sailing banners and ads to you when you are visiting other websites. We do this using a variety of digital marketing networks and ad exchanges, and use a range of technologies including pixels, ad tags, cookies and mobile identifiers, as well as specific services offered by some sites and social networks, such as Facebook’s Custom Audience service. The banners and ads you see will be based on information we hold about you, or your previous use of Salty Sailing (for example, your search and sailing history, and the content you read on our website) or on Salty Sailing banners or ads you have previously clicked on.We take protecting your information very seriously, and therefore, if your information is to be sent outside of Europe, we make sure it will be subject to standards of protection and security that are as high as those Salty Sailing uses here in the UK – and that our practices are compliant with the conditions set out in the relevant privacy laws.

We’ll store your information for as long as you have your Salty Sailing account, or as long as is needed to be able to provide our services to you, or, in the case of any contact you may have with our team, for as long as is necessary to provide support-related reporting and trend analysis only. If reasonably necessary or required to meet legal or regulatory requirements, resolve disputes, prevent fraud and abuse, or enforce our terms and conditions, we may also keep hold of some of your information as required, even after you have closed your account, or it is no longer needed to provide the services to you.

Know your rights

Storing your information

Security Policies. We take your data very seriously therefore we will always conduct a full review of all of our suppliers processes and procedures including storage solutions for our data. In order to ensure adequacy when sending your data outside of the EEA we put in place contracts based on the Standard EU Model Contract Clauses which are designed by the European Commission to guarantee adequacy for any data transfer and processing of this nature.

Your information and countries outside of Europe

Once you do this, we will update your profile to ensure that you don’t receive further marketing messages from us. Please note that it might take a few days for all our systems to be updated, so you might get messages from us while we process your request.

The right to be informed about how your personal information is being used.

The right to access the personal information we hold about you.

The right to request the correction of inaccurate personal information we hold about you.

The right to request that we delete your data, or stop processing it or collecting it, in some circumstances.

The right to stop direct marketing messages, which you can do through My Account, and to withdraw consent for other consent-based processing at any time.

The right to complain to your data protection regulator — in the UK, the Information Commissioner’s Office. Changes to our Privacy Policy We use cookies on our website. For more information on cookies, please see our cookie notice.Children We love hearing from you, and your point of view is of the utmost importance to us. Please contact us if you have any questions or feedback on our Privacy Policy, or if you have a complaint, would like us to stop using your information or want to exercise any of your rights as set out above.Please call our team on 01983 282867 or our freephone number (UK) is 01983 282867 or email

Stay in touch

We never knowingly collect data for children under the age of 16 and it is your responsibility to advise us if you are providing information for a child under the age of 16. For customers residing in the Republic of Ireland; We never knowingly use personal data of customers under the age of 18 for the purposes of direct marketing, profiling or micro-targeting. It remains your responsibility to advise us if you are providing information for a child under the age of 18.


We may change this page from time to time, to reflect how we are processing your data. If we make significant changes, we will make that clear online or by some other means of contact such as email, so that you are able to review the changes before you continue to use Salty Sailing.

If you want to exercise your rights or have a complaint, or just have questions, please contact us at


To enable access to your online course we need to share some of your personal data with the RYA via your user profile in This learning management website is hosted and maintained by a third party called Learning Pool, who will not use your personal information for any reason other than enabling your course.

Your name and email address will be entered on in order to create your user account. On your first access to the site, you will be asked to enter your address and date of birth. You will have access to the site for one year in order to complete your online course. During this period, your personal information will be held on the website by Learning Pool and be available to this training centre and the RYA for the purpose of managing your course. 

Instructional support will be provided by this training centre for a period of 1 year from the date of your course booking.

On completion of your course, your name, email, date of birth and address will be transferred to the RYA's central database for the purpose of recording details of the course and any certification you gain as a result of it. This information allows the RYA to record your certification, to update any records they may already hold about you or your qualifications and to verify your certificate if required. 

After one year from the date of your enrolment on a course, your user account will be removed from

Full details of how the RYA will deal with your personal information will be displayed when you first access

For the duration of your access to the site, your data will be held in accordance with the RYA Interactive Data Policy, Terms and Conditions.

If you receive a digital certificate downloaded from the RYA Interactive site on completion of your course, your name, address, date of birth and certificate details will be transferred to the RYA database and held in accordance with the RYA’s Privacy Policy.

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