Privacy policy

The Marine Society is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. If we ask you to provide information which could identify you when using this website, you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.  The Marine Society may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are content with any changes. This policy is effective from 1 October 2012.

What we collect
We may collect the following information:

- Name, role and, in some cases, date of birth

- Contact information including email address

- Demographic information such as postcode and preferences

- Other information relevant to customer surveys and/or offers

What we do with the information we gather
We require this information to understand your needs and provide you with a better service, and in particular for the following reasons:

- Internal record keeping

- We may use the information to improve our products and services

- We may occasionally send emails with information which you may find interesting. You may opt out at any time.

- We may use the information to customise the website according to your interests.

Controlling your personal information
If you do not want to receive future mailings from us you may tell us at any time by writing to us or completing the Contact Us form with the words "Remove me from future mailings". 

We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we are required by law to do so. You may request details of personal information which we hold about you under the Data Protection Act 1998. A small fee will be payable. If you would like a copy of the information held on you please write to the Marine Society at 202 Lambeth Road, London SE1 7JW.

Security
We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

Links to other websites
This website and our main site www.marine-society.org may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our sites, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

Remittance terms
A credit card payment will normally be taken on the day of the order. The order confirmation and payment processing information will be sent by email. We use PayPal to make payments which is not under the direct control of the MSSC and as such refunds may take 2-4 working days.

Shipping information
See our Shipping and Returns page.

Complaints
Complaints can be made to Marine Society at the following address:

Marine Society
202 Lambeth Road
London SE1 7JW

VAT
All products on our site are sold inclusive of VAT if applicable. The Marine Society’s VAT number is GB 2372852 54.

Force majeure
The Seller shall not be liable to the Buyer under the terms of this contract or otherwise if the Seller’s breach of its contractual and/or other obligations to the Buyer are due in whole or in part to interruption and delay by reason of matters beyond its control (including but not limited to) acts of God, acts of any government, war, other hostility, civil disorder, the elements, fire, explosion, power failure, equipment failure, industrial or labour dispute and/or inability to obtain essential supplies and the like.

Applicable law
These terms and conditions of sale and the supply of the goods and/or services will be subject to English law, and the English courts will have jurisdiction in respect of any dispute arising from the contract

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