Privacy and Policies Notice

Effective from 13 November 2017

Our commitment to privacy

The privacy of the information provided to us is important and this statement is intended to inform and reassure the users of this website of our commitment to respecting privacy. A link to this policy appears on our homepage and all other top level pages.

Along with our business and internal computer systems, this website is designed to comply with the relevant national and international legislation with regards to data protection and user privacy.

Tracking of visitors to our website

Like most websites, we use Google Analytics (GA) to track user interaction. We use this data to determine the number of people using our site, to better understand how they find and use our web pages and to see their journey through the website. Although GA records data such as your geographical location, device, internet browser and operating system, none of this information personally identifies you to us. GA also records your computer’s IP address which could be used to personally identify you but Google do not grant us access to this. We consider Google to be a third party data processor. GA makes use of cookies, details of which can be found on Google’s developer guides. Disabling cookies on your internet browser will stop GA from tracking any part of your visit to pages within this website.

Personal data

We do not collect personal data directly through this website, however if you apply for funding for a Fishing Community Project you be required to complete an application form and typically submit the completed application form by mail to our PO Box.

Calls for Proposals for Fishing Community Projects

We will advertise ‘Calls for Proposals’ for Fishing Community Projects using this website. Application forms to our ‘Calls for Proposals’ may be periodically downloaded from our website and will necessarily require the applicant to disclose some basic personal information to allow us to identify and contact the applicant. The applicant will also need to provide a description of their project proposal, costings and level of support it has from the local fishing industry etc. For some applications, it may be necessary for the applicant  to provide evidence that they fish commercially in the relevant area, i.e. typically be proof of landings from that location and fishing licence / registration. Applicants may also be required to provide further details on their project proposal in order to progress it’s evaluation. West of Morecambe Fisheries Ltd will advise if such further information is required during the evaluation process on a case by case basis. All applications to our ‘Calls for Proposals’ are typically evaluated by invited specialist advisers from the local fishing communities, a representative from the donating offshore wind farm and the director of West of Morecambe Fisheries Ltd. All applicants will be required to sign and agree to the above evaluation process if they wish an application to be considered for funding. We will not further share the information contained on an application form with any other bodies, other than described above , except as may be required by law, a court of competent jurisdiction or any governmental or regulatory authority. At your request we will either correct any errors from our system. Applicants that are successful in receiving funding will be required to participate in promotional activities and details of their project will posted on this website.

Cookies

Cookies are small text files that help you to navigate through a website. This site uses cookies to store information on your computer and they are essential to make our site work for you. They do not involve or use personal information in any way. You can prevent and delete cookies on your computer by using the relevant settings in your browser options. The Help menu on the toolbar of your browser will tell you how to prevent your browser from accepting cookies but this may affect the performance that you experience on our website.

DATA BREACHES

We will report any unlawful data breach of this website’s database or the database(s) of any of our third party data processors to any and all relevant persons and authorities within 72 hours of the breach if it is apparent that data stored in an identifiable manner has been stolen.

DATA CONTROLLER

The data controller of this website is: West of Morecambe Fisheries Ltd, a UK Private Company limited by guarantee with the company number:  08447980 and whose registered office is at Suite 1, 3rd Floor, 11-12 St James’s Square, London, SW1Y 4LB.

DATA PROTECTION OFFICER

Dr Andy Revill
Director,  West of Morecambe Fisheries Ltd
Telephone: +44(0) 7584 724078
Email: andy@westofmorecambe.com

CHANGES TO OUR PRIVACY POLICY

This privacy policy may change from time to time inline with legislation or industry developments. We will not explicitly inform our clients or website users of these changes. Instead, we recommend that you check this page occasionally for any policy changes. Specific policy changes and updates are mentioned in the change log below.

Log of changes to our Privacy policy

13 November 2017 – Privacy policy instigated

Disclaimer

West of Morecambe Fisheries Ltd assumes no responsibility or liability for any injury, loss or damage incurred as a result of any use or reliance upon the information and material contained within this website. West of Morecambe Fisheries Ltd has taken considerable care in preparing information contained within this website, however, West of Morecambe Fisheries Ltd is unable to provide any warranty concerning the accuracy or completeness of any information contained herein.

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