Privacy Policy

Who we are

Our website address is:

This website is owned and operated by Dixon Marine Consulting Ltd. You can contact us at the following address:

Dixon Marine Consulting Ltd
11 White Hart St
NR11 6HG
+44 (0) 1263 733530

Your privacy is important to us. Information about our privacy policy is below, if after reading our statement you have any further queries regarding privacy issues you can contact us using the details above.

Users of the DMC website who choose to become members of the site, or subscribe to our newsletter and updates service, are asked to supply personal details, including name and email address. If permission is granted this information may be used to send users occasional emails informing them about services provided by DMC and the DMC Website. You can unsubscribe from this service at any time. We will never disclose your details to any third party without your prior permission to do so.

We may from time to time send you information regarding your registration and membership account. If you choose to end your membership we will remove your information from our database and you will no longer receive these communications. If you have subscribed to a newsletter or update service and you no longer wish to receive communications you can unsubscribe at any time. The unsubscribe procedure is at the end of every email we send.

Use and storage of personal information

Users of our website have certain rights under the UK’s Data Protection Acts. DMC will provide you with all the information we hold about you on our databases, both online and offline, upon request. DMC reserves the right to charge an administration fee to cover the cost of sending hard copies of this information. Contact us using the details above to obtain this information.


When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.


Cookies This website uses cookies to ensure your experience and our ability to improve the site are enhanced. Specifically the following cookies are in use: Google Analytics, Statcounter. We use these to see how many visitors we are getting and how they find us, which countries users visit us from and which of our pages are most frequently visited. You can turn cookies off in your web browser and still access all of the content on our website.

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Who we share your data with

If you request a password reset, your IP address will be included in the reset email.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

 If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.