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Privacy Policy for Maritime Skills Academy Limited

Maritime Skills Academy Limited ("Maritime Skills Academy") is committed to protecting the privacy of our candidates, clients and users of our website. We want to provide a safe and secure user experience. We will ensure that the information you submit to us via our website or through any of our offices is only used for the purposes set out in this policy.

The Information We Collect and How We Use It

Maritime Skills Academy may collect your personal details, including but not limited to your name and contact details including your e-mail address and financial, payment card information, your professional qualifications, professional interest’s employment status/company for course bookings. On occasions this may also include - sensitive personal information such as ethnic origin. This information is held, used and disclosed by us as follows:

1. to provide our services to you;

2. to maintain our business relationship, where you are a user of our website and a client;

3. to answer your enquiries;

4. to direct-market products and services, advise you of news and industry updates, events, promotions and competitions, reports and other information. Where we do so, you will be able to unsubscribe from such communications;

5. to fulfil contractual obligations with bookings

6. by the Maritime Skills Academy & Viking Recruitment group of companies to enable the development and marketing of other products and services and to improve our customer service and to make our services more valuable to you, including tailoring our website when you log on to make it relevant to you personally.

7. to third parties who perform functions on our behalf and who also provide services to us, such as professional advisors, IT consultants carrying out testing and development work on our business technology systems, research and mailing houses and function co-ordinators. These third parties comply with similar undertakings of privacy and confidentiality as Maritime Skills Academy;

8. we may also seek your consent to collect, hold, use and disclose your personal information for any other purpose not listed above.

Lawful Basis for Collecting Data

Our legal basis for the processing of personal data is “contract” as it’s our contractual obligation to fulfil a course booking for you.

Contract: (Entering into and performing a contract with you):

In order to provide our training services, we may enter into a contract (i.e. a financial payment) with you and/or a third party organisation. In order to enter into a contract, we will need certain information, for example your name and address, email and financial information (for billing). A contract (terms and conditions) will also contain obligations on both your part and our part.

Email Alerts

From time to time you may receive an email alert form the Maritime Skills Academy & Viking Recruitment group of companies which will be used for the purposes of keeping you informed, by e-mail, of the services that we provide. Should you decide that you no longer wish to receive this information, unsubscribe links are provided in every email alert that you receive

Aggregate Information about Maritime Skills Academy online visitors

We gather information and statistics collectively about all visitors to our website and all of the Maritime Skills Academy and Viking Recruitment group company websites, for example, which area users access most frequently, and which services users access the most. We only use such data in the aggregate form. This information helps us determine what is most beneficial for our users and how we can continually improve our online services to create a better overall experience for our users. We may also undertake marketing profiling to help us identify services which may be of interest to you.

Use of Cookies


Our website uses cookies. A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we put on your computer if you agree. These cookies allow us to distinguish you from other users of our website, which helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our website and also allows us to improve our site.

We use the following cookies:

Strictly necessary cookies - These are cookies that are required for the operation of our website. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our website.

Analytical/performance cookies - These allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.

Cookie Name                    Expiration Time                    Description

_ga                                      2 years                                       Used to distinguish users.

_gid                                    24 hours                                    Used to distinguish users.

_gat                                    1 minute                                    Used to throttle request rate.

AMP_TOKEN 30 seconds to 1 yearContains a token that can be used to retrieve a Client ID from AMP Client ID service. Other possible values indicate opt-out, inflight request or an error retrieving a Client ID from AMP Client ID service.

_gac_UA-106489671-190 daysContains campaign related information for the user. If you have linked your Google Analytics and AdWords accounts, AdWords website conversion tags will read this cookie unless you opt-out.


You have the right at any time to ask us for a copy of the information supplied by you that we hold. We may ask you to verify your identity and for more information about your request. Where we are legally permitted to do so, we may refuse your request and will give you reasons for doing so.

If you would like to make a request for information, please contact info@vikingrecruitment.com You also have the right to ask Maritime Skills Academy to stop using your information. However, if this involves a request for deletion of your file, please be aware that we may not be required or able to do so, particularly where your file also holds information about our clients or financial information that we need to keep for periods of up to six years, i.e. that relate to tax matters. Where we are unable to comply with your request we will provide reasons for failing to do so.

Other websites

Please note that clicking on links and banner advertisements may result in your transferral to another website - where data privacy practices may be different to that of Maritime Skills Academy. Visitors should consult the other websites' privacy policies as we are not responsible for, and have no control over, information that is submitted to or collected by these third parties.

Internet-based transfers

Given that the Internet is a global environment, using the Internet to collect and process personal data necessarily involves the transmission of data on an international basis. Therefore, by browsing our website and communicating electronically with us, you acknowledge and agree to our processing of personal data in this way.

Changes to our Privacy Policy

This privacy policy may be changed by Maritime Skills Academy at any time. If we change our privacy policy in the future, we will advise you of changes or updates to our privacy policy by a prominent notice on our website. Continued use of this website or our services after such changes will constitute your acceptance of such changes.

If, at any time, you have questions or concerns about Maritime Skills Academy's online privacy commitment, please feel free to e-mail us at info@vikingmsa.com or call our head office.

Equal Opportunities

Maritime Skills Academy is an equal opportunities employer and a company committed to diversity. This means that all job applicants and members of staff will receive equal treatment and that we will not discriminate on grounds of gender, marital status, race, ethnic origin, colour, nationality, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, religion or age.

As part of our commitment to equal opportunities we may from time to time use information provided by you for the purposes of diversity monitoring. All such information will be used on an anonymised basis. Please click here for more information on diversity.

Registered Address and Number

Viking House

Beechwood Business Park



CT16 2FG

Maritime Skills Academy is registered in England No. 7920032

Viking Recruitment is registered in England No. 2340526

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