Privacy Policy

Overview

The Weddell Sea Expedition are committed to protecting your right to privacy as a user of our online documents. It is our policy to respect the private information that you provide. This information will be held on Weddell Sea Expedition computers that are based in the United Kingdom and we at WSE will always adhere to the UK Data Protection Legislation. The Privacy Policy only adheres to the WSE site and does not extend to internet use outside of our site.

What data do we collect?

We will collect personal data that is provided to us during the newsletter registration process. We do not monitor your use of the internet but do use cookie technology to monitor your activity on the Weddell Sea Expedition website. Any other information that is stored will be used on an anonymous, aggregated basis.

Data Protection Registration: NEEDED

Cookies Policy

What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files placed on your computer by websites or sometimes by email. A cookie file is stored in your web browser and this means that you can use the site more efficiently and do not have to re-enter your details each time you visit us. Cookies also make sure that you receive the most relevant information from the site.

How do we use cookies?

For us, cookies help us analyse how our customers interact with our site so that we can make improvements. Cookies do not contain any information that personally identifies you, but personal information that we store about you may be linked, by us, to the information stored in and obtained from cookies. When you use our website, you may also be sent third party cookies.

Types of cookies

The length of time a cookie stays on your device depends on its type. There are two types of cookies:

  1. Session Cookies - These are temporary and only exist for the time you are on the website. Session cookies helps us remember what you chose on the previous page, avoiding the need to re-enter information.
  2. Persistent cookies - These stay on your device after you have visited our website. For example, if you select the ‘Remember me’ box on a website a persistent cookie will be used. They help us identify you as a unique visitor.

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

The new EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) introduces new responsibilities, including the need to demonstrate compliance, more stringent enforcement and a significant increase in penalties compared to the current Data Protection Act (DPA) that it will supersede. In other words, individuals now have a greater say on where, how, when and why their personal data is gathered and disposed of. Under the GDPR we are legally obliged to protect ant personal information about clients, staff or suppliers,.

Weddell Sea Expedition GDPR Statement

The Weddell Sea Expedition is committed to the security of our customers Data by adhering to the requirements of the EU GDPR.

Marketing for WSE

Our mailing list consists of names and email addresses collected through the WSE website on which a double opt-in mechanism is used. Only customers who have agreed to receive marketing messages will receive them. WSE will be clearly identified as the sender of emails. Emails sent for marketing purposes will include an option to unsubscribe from future messages.

Marketing on behalf of our clients

We are occasionally sent mailing lists from our clients to fulfil marketing campaigns on their behalf. Data is transferred securely using an SFTP or HTTPS SSL encryption method. After the completion of the campaign, the data is deleted. We have a shared responsibility with our client that the data that they supply has been collected using approved GDPR guidelines.

Responsibility

It is WSE’s responsibility to protect any private and personal data that we hold in a secure manner. WSE staff have been briefed on the importance of safeguarding client data. It is the right of every individual to request that that data is retained, deleted or changed as they wish. You can request to see your data we hold by contacting info@weddellseaexpedition.org.