Cookie Privacy Schedule

This schedule sets out the details of how the Canal & River Trust family of websites handles the data which identifies users of its website.

This schedule sets out the details of how the Boat Safety Scheme website handles the data which identifies users of its website.

It is important that you read this section of our cookie privacy schedule together with the main section of our privacy policy [hyperlink to be inserted] This is so that you are fully aware of how your information is used and your individual rights.

What information we may collect about you

  • Information about your computer and about your visits to and use of this website (including, but not limited to, your IP address, geographical location, browser type, referral source, length of visit, entry and exit points and number of page views) 
  • Information relating to any transactions carried out between you and us on or in relation to this website, including information relating to any purchases you make of our goods or services
  • Information that you provide to us for the purpose of raising a query using our contact form (including name, email, postal address, phone number, boat details, images/documents you provide)
  • Information that you provide to us for the purpose of making an expression of interest in our New Examiner Training Programme, email notifications and/or newsletters (including opens, clicks, preference information, email and other contact information)
  • Any other information that you choose to send to us

How we use your information

We use small files known as “cookies” to enhance your experience of our websites, personalise content and ads, to provide social media features and to analyse our traffic. Cookies are small text files that are set on your computer or mobile phone if you use specific facilities on our websites to help us recognise you or your preferences every time you visit our website.

Through being able to recognise you, we are able to provide you with information that's tailored to your preferences. First party cookies are set by our website directly, and third-party cookies are set by our website and marketing activity uses.

Our cookie manager contains information about the different categories of cookies we use. Most web browsers accept all categories of cookies by default, but you can change your cookie preferences at any time using our cookie manager tool which loads when you visit the website for the first time or without any cookies set. 

You may also delete existing cookies such as the ones used by our websites via your browser settings. If you set your browser to reject cookies or accept only necessary cookies via our cookie manager, you may still use our website, however certain features may not function correctly, for example our, videos and 

Legal basis of personal data processing

The Boat Safety Scheme which operates through a memorandum of understanding is administered by the Canal & River Trust. 

The purpose of implementing cookies is to improve the running and performance of our website and to ensure we are always offering the best services and experience to our users.

The legal basis we rely on to process your personal data is either consent or legitimate interest. 

We rely on consent for the optional cookies we use including preference, statistic and marketing cookies and legitimate interest when processing personal data for our necessary cookies. 

This allows us to maintain the integrity of our website and associated systems and the continuity of our business. 

We take every precaution to protect your information. When you submit personal information to the website, this information is protected both online and offline. However, it remains your responsibility to protect any passwords and protect against unauthorised access.

How we share this data

This privacy schedule applies solely to the personal information collected through the Boat Safety Scheme website.

So where this website refers to or contains links to other websites, each company, organisation or public body that operates those websites will have its own policy regarding the use of personal information and cookies.

If you have a particular interest in, or concern regarding To understand the way this your information will be used by any of those organisations, then you are advised to read the policy on the relevant website. We are not responsible for the privacy practices of other websites. 

We will not sell or rent your information to any third party other than as described in this schedule.

We may provide to third parties non-specific aggregated demographic information such as encrypted database lists, anonymised information concerning geographical locations, website visitor totals and the average length of web page and website visits.

This information is not linked to any directly personally identifiable information. Your data would be encrypted before it is analysed or profiled through encrypted and protected data, which only identifies broad statistics. This enables us to create efficiencies in marketing, such as better tailoring messaging for everyone that wants it. messaging to our existing customers, potential customers and supporters across the Trust.

We may share your such information our subsidiaries and the other companies in the Canal & River Trust’s group and also, with our suppliers and agents relating to the website you are visiting, with navigation authorities, consultants and contractors, but only for the purposes described in the privacy schedules.

If all of the assets which the Boat Safety Scheme or the Canal & River Trust in administering the Scheme, operate its business (or substantially all of them) are acquired by or transferred to a third party, or are transferred by statute, we may convey your information to that party.

Finally, Canal & River Trust as administrator of the BSS reserves the right to disclose any personal information to a third party where there is a legal duty or requirement to do so.

Last Edited: Dec 2022

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