The NGO Shipbreaking Platform is committed to protecting your personal data and to ensuring full compliance with data protection laws, including the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Please find below the most important information on the measures we take to protect your personal data and privacy, in particular on our website and in the context of our newsletter mailings.


When signing up to our newsletter, we collect your email address and your name (if voluntarily provided by you) to enable us to send you our newsletter and to contact you if we need to update our records or notify you of any changes to the newsletter service. We do gather statistics on email opening to help us tailor our newsletters better to what our subscribers are interested in, but we do not personally identify users in this process. Individuals who subscribe to our mailing lists are required to give explicit consent to be added. New subscribers signing up to our newsletter through the website have to pass through a double opt-in process, which requires them to confirm their subscription via a confirmation email sent out by us. You can unsubscribe from our newsletter at any time by clicking the unsubscribe link in the email footer. In addition, you may also unsubscribe by sending a request to press(at)shipbreakingplatform(dot)org. Once we confirm your request to end your subscription, your email address and, if you provided it, your name will be removed from our database.

Storing data

We take precautions to protect your information both online and offline. Only employees who need the information to perform specific actions are granted access to personally identifiable information. The computers/servers on which we store personally identifiable information are protected and kept in a secure environment.


We also collect and store cookies, a small text file that a website saves on your computer or mobile device when you visit the site. It enables the website to remember your actions and preferences over a period of time, so you don't have to keep re-specifying them whenever you come back to the site or browse from one page to another. We use these cookies to improve the users experience on its website, for example via Google Analytics.

Service Providers

We may employ third-party companies to collect and store both personal and general data (e.g. email address, location data, browser type, date of service access). These service providers include Google and MailChimp. We only choose third-party companies that are GDPR compliant.


This policy is updated from time to time. The latest version is available on this page and has been published on May 25 2018. We advise you to review this page periodically for any changes. These changes are effective immediately after being posted on this page.

Access to your personal information

You are entitled to access and request the deletion of any of your personal information we may hold. Please send any such request to press(at)shipbreakingplatform(dot)org.