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This privacy policy describes our practices regarding information collected, used, disclosed and otherwise processed when you visit the Maritime Mile website or use other Maritime Mile products and services, why we collect this information, how we safeguard it and the choices you can make about the way such information is collected, used and disclosed.  By providing us with personal information, you signify your consent to this privacy policy.

This Privacy Policy relates to our use of any personal information we collect from you from the following online services:

We may change this policy from time to time so please check this page occasionally to ensure that you’re happy with any changes. By using our website, you’re agreeing to be bound by this policy.

Any questions regarding this policy and our privacy practices should be sent by email to

Who is collecting the information?

The Maritime Mile is an initiative developed by Maritime Belfast Trust and supported by Belfast Harbour. When you are on and are asked for personal information, you are sharing that information with Maritime Belfast Trust alone, unless it is specifically stated otherwise. Please be aware that websites linked to Maritime Mile may collect personally identifiable information about you. This privacy statement does not cover the information practices of those websites.

How is your information used?

Any information we collect from you may be used to:

  • Send communications which you have requested and that may be of interest to you including information about offers, news stories, campaigns, competitions and promotions.
  • Process bookings that you have submitted
  • Send communications about your booking or order
  • Send communications about a change in our policies or issues with a service
  • Deal with any requests you make or content you submit
  • Compile aggregated research on guest demographics, interests and behaviour to better understand our visitors and improve our service
  • Compile aggregated to report on business performance

Any and all data is not subject to any automated decision making. Any actions taken by us or our systems are as a direct result of explicit requests or consents you have chosen.

There are no foreseeable consequences of any significance in respect of providing the data or being removed from the records, except that we will not be able to contact you.

Who has access to your information?

We will not sell, trade or rent your information to third parties. Maritime Belfast Trust may share data in an anonymous and aggregate form with third parties such as key stakeholders and business partners to report on business performance and to understand customer trends and patterns.

Links to other websites

Our site contains links to other websites run by other organisations or individuals. This privacy policy applies only to our online services‚ so we encourage you to read the privacy statements on the other websites you visit. We cannot be responsible for the privacy policies and practices of other sites even if you access them using links from our website.

In addition, if you linked to our website from a third party site, we cannot be responsible for the privacy policies and practices of the owners and operators of that third party site and recommend that you check the policy of that third party site.

Your choices

You have a choice about whether or not you wish to receive information from us. If you do not wish to receive our mailings, you can unsubscribe at any time by clicking on the “unsubscribe” link included on all communications.

We will not contact you for marketing purposes by email, phone or text message unless you have given your prior consent. We will not contact you for marketing purposes by post if you have indicated that you do not wish to be contacted. You can change your marketing preferences at any time by contacting us by email on


We use cookies to help you experience our website. We’ll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on the Maritime Mile website. However, if you prefer, you can change your cookie settings at any time.

What are cookies?

Delivering services over the Internet sometimes involves placing small amounts of information, known as browser “cookies“, on your computer mobile phone or tablet. Cookies are used to improve services for you by:

  • enabling a service to recognise your computer so you don’t have to give the same information several times during one task
  • recognising that you may already have given a username and password so you don’t need to do it for every web page requested
  • measuring how many people are using services, so that popular services can be made easier and faster to use
  • analysing anonymous data to help us understand how people interact with our services so we can make them better

What do cookies look like?

If you click on a cookie you’ll see a short string of text and numbers. The numbers are your identification card, which can only be seen by the website server that gave you the cookie.

How we use cookies

The Maritime Mile website uses a variety of cookies. The NI Direct website provides more details about why cookies are used and how long they will last.

How to manage your cookies

We will not use cookies to collect personally identifiable information about you. However, if you wish to restrict or block the cookies which are set by any website, you can do this through your Internet browser settings. Your browser is the way you access the internet – common browsers are Internet Explorer, Firefox, Google Chrome and Safari. The ‘Help’ function within your browser should tell you how you can restrict or block cookies.

For information on how to restrict or block cookies on the browser of your mobile phone you will need to refer to your handset manual.

Alternatively, you will also find details on how to restrict or delete cookies on a wide variety of browsers, as well as more general information about cookies, on the About Cookies website.

Please be aware that restricting cookies may impact on the way our website works for you.

How we use cookies

The Maritime Mile site uses a number of cookies. These cookies are listed below with more details about why we use them and how long they will last.

Measuring website usage

We use Google Analytics to collect information about how people use the site. We do this to make sure it is meeting people’s needs and to understand how we could meet those needs better.

Google Analytics stores information about what pages you visit, how long you are on the site, how you got here and what you click on. We do not collect or store your personal details such as your name or address. We cannot identify who you are.

We do not allow Google or Webtrends to use or share any information we collect with other third parties.

Google Analytics

Name of cookie Typical content Expires
__utma randomly generated number 2 years
__utmb randomly generated number 30 minutes
__utmc randomly generated number when you close your browser
__utmx randomly generated number 18 months
__utmxx randomly generated number 18 months
__utmz randomly generated number and information on how the site was reached (e.g. direct or via a link, organic search or paid search) 6 months

Further information on cookies set by Google Analytics.

Your Rights

We respect the rights and freedoms of individuals and as such we would like to make you aware of the following.

You have the right to:

  • Request access to your data
  • Request rectification of your data where there are errors or inaccuracies or the data is not current
  • Request that the data we hold is removed entirely from our systems
  • Request us to restrict processing of your data
  • Object to our processing of your data
  • Request your data in a format that is commonly used/accepted
  • Send your data to another controller
  • Withdraw consent already provided – at any time
  • To raise your concern and lodge a complaint about this organisation

To exercise your rights above, please contact

Review of this Policy

We keep this Policy under regular review. From time to time, we may revise this Privacy Policy to reflect company initiatives, changes in the law or technology or changes in our practices regarding the collection and use of personal information. Please check this page regularly to keep up-to-date.

This Policy was last updated in August 2020.


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