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Coastwatch Redcar Privacy Policy




Welcome to Coastwatch Redcar’s privacy policy.

The charity respects your privacy and is committed to protecting your personal data. This privacy policy will give you information on how we collect and use your personal data, it will also tell you about your privacy rights and how the law protects you.

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.


Third-party links

Our website may include links to third-party websites. Clicking on those links may allow third parties to collect or share data about you. We do not control these third-party websites and are not responsible for their privacy statements. When you leave our website, we encourage you to read the privacy policy of every website you visit.


The data we collect about you

We respect the rights and privacy of our supporters and adhere to our Privacy Policy at all times. We take our obligations very seriously and will never share your details with any other charity or third party for their own purposes.

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.

  • Photographic images.

    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

As above

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.

(a) Consent
(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:


Emergency Services

  • Maritime and Coastguard Agency

  • Police

  • Fire Service

  • Ambulance Service

  • RNLI

  • 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.

International transfers

We do not transfer your personal data outside the European Economic Area (EEA).


Data security

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.


Data retention

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

  • EDI  The Coastwatch Redcar organisation’s commitment aims to create a workforce that is diverse, promotes positivity, and allows everyone to thrive, no matter their background or characteristics. Our recruitment will not discriminate against,  Age - Disability - Sex  - Sexual orientation -  Race -  Religion or belief - Gender reassignment - Marriage or civil partnership - Pregnancy and maternity. when selecting for recruitment, promotion, training, or anything of this nature, it will be based on the individual’s own capability and potential. Their attitude and capability will determine their suitability for the role; it will not be affected by any of the protected characteristics. Training will be conducted at an individual’s own pace and is not time constrained.

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