Privacy Policy


The Nautical Institute is a not-for-profit professional maritime membership body (charity number: 1002462).

The Institute takes your privacy extremely seriously and we are committed to treating any information we may collect from you in a sensitive and respectful manner.

If you would like to raise any matter relating to The Nautical Institute’s processing of your data then please contact the Institute at:

The Nautical Institute
200B Lambeth Road


Email: [email protected]

Tel: +44 (0)20 7928 1351

Fax: +44 (0)20 7401 2817


If you are unhappy with any aspect of The Nautical Institute’s handling of your personal data then you have the right to raise this with the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) at:
Information Commissioner's Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane


Tel: 0303 123 1113 (local rate) or 01625 545 745 if you prefer to use a national rate number

Fax: 01625 524 510



Lawful basis on which your information is processed

The Nautical Institute processes personal data on a ‘legitimate interests’ basis under Article 6 (1) of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). This enables the Institute to provide a full range of services to its members and also services relating to its dynamic positioning (DP), accreditation and publications activities.



The Nautical Institute has two published apps - The Navigator, our magazine for professional marine navigators that we produce three times a year and Seaways, our monthly journal for Nautical Institute members. 

PageSuite, the publisher of the Institute's apps, uses a UDID collection service for all its iOS Dynamic apps. All data collected in this way is kept completely anonymous.


Advertising programmes 

From time to time the Institute runs advertising programs that allow third parties such as Google, Twitter and Facebook to use cookies and other data to serve adverts that the Institute believes may be of interest to those viewing them.

You can find out more about Google's use of cookies (including how to opt-out) by visiting Google's Ads Help Page. You can adjust the extent to which your data is available to advertisers using Facebook by logging in to your personal Facebook account and clicking on 'Settings' and then on 'Ads'. You may also wish to opt out of Twitter's use of cookies through following Twitter's own recommended procedures. You can view Twitter's ad policies here

If you would like your email address to be removed from any encrypted data the Institute might upload to online advertising platforms - or have any other concerns about how your data is being processed by the Institute - then please email us at [email protected] Thank you.