Important information and who we are
Coastwatch Redcar is a UK registered charity (1177709) assisting in the protection and preservation of life at sea and the controller and is responsible for your personal data.
Our contact details are: Coastwatch Redcar, 60A The Esplanade, Redcar, TS10 3AH Tel: 01642 491606
You have the right to make a complaint at any time to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), the UK supervisory authority for data protection issues (). If you have any concerns we would, however, appreciate the chance to deal with them before you approach the ICO so please contact us in the first instance.
The data we collect about you
Personal data, or personal information, means any information about an individual from which that person can be identified. It does not include data where the identity has been removed (anonymous data).
The personal data we collect includes:
first name, last name and title;
Boat details, name, engine, type of hull, builder or anything that may identify that vessel to an individual,
address, billing address, email address and telephone numbers;
details and information, you provide in any communications between us, in for example, emails, telephone calls and letters.
Serial numbers and ID codes for certain safety equipment you hold
If you make a donation through our website or our social media site we do not keep you account details our third party payment processors (My Donate BT) have this responsibility.
We do not collect any special categories of personal data about you.
It is important that the personal data we hold about you is accurate and current. Please keep us informed if your personal data changes during your relationship with us.
How is your personal data collected?
We use different methods to collect data from and about you including when you:
fill in forms or correspond with us by post, phone, email or otherwise;
enquire about our activities;
make a donation (Only names and addresses)
use our website; or
contact us through our social media site.
Purposes for which we will use your personal data
We may process your data for the following purposes:
Types of personal data
Lawful basis for processing including basis of legitimate interest
To inform emergency services regarding you or your boat’s safety and security
First name, last name, title, email address, telephone numbers and address
Performance of a contract with you
Collect and recover money owed to us
Performance of a contract with you
To comply with legislation that applies to charities and to follow the recommendations of the Charity Commission
First name, last name, title email address, address, telephone numbers, address and details of donations that you have made to us
Necessary to comply with a legal obligation
To make suggestions and recommendations to you about our activities and service or equipment you have received from us.
First name, last name, title, email address, telephone numbers, address, your responses and any feedback.
(b) Necessary for our legitimate interests (to enable us to effectively run our services
We will never put pressure on you to make a donation and will be especially careful and sensitive when engaging with people, including the elderly, who may be vulnerable. If you do not want to give or wish to cease giving we will respect your decision.
We will not use your personal data to approach you to make donations. If you wish to, you can do this through our website or our social media site.
Disclosures of your personal data
There may be occasions when we have to share your personal data with the parties set out below:
Maritime and Coastguard Agency
One of our watch keepers who may be dealing with an incident you are involved in.
We may transfer your personal information to a third party if we’re under a duty to disclose or share your personal data in order to comply with any legal obligation
We require all third parties to respect the security of your personal data and to treat it in accordance with the law.
We do not transfer your personal data outside the European Economic Area (EEA).
We have put in place appropriate security measures to prevent your personal data from being accidentally lost, used or accessed in an unauthorised way, altered or disclosed.
We will only retain your personal data for as long as necessary to fulfill the purposes we collected it for, including for the purposes of satisfying any legal, accounting, reporting requirements or safety requirements (MOB Transmitting Codes)
Your legal rights
We are a small charity with limited fundraising resources but strive for the highest possible standards. We welcome comments and suggestions which may help us improve our services. If you are unhappy or have any concerns then you can get in touch at the above address or by telephone on 01642 491606 or email at the address below.
Under certain circumstances, you have rights under data protection laws in relation to your personal data. You have the right to:
Request access: to your personal data (commonly known as a “data subject access request”).
Request correction: of the personal data that we hold about you.
Request deletion: of personal data we hold about you in certain circumstances.
Object: to the way we use your personal data, in certain circumstances, for the reason that you object to the legal basis we rely on to use your data.
Restrict: the way in which we use your personal data in certain circumstances.
Request the transfer: of your personal data to you or to a third party.
Withdraw consent at any time: where we are relying on consent to process your personal data.
If you wish to exercise any of the rights set out above, please contact us at