SchoonerSail Privacy Policy

This privacy policy notice is for this website; and served by SchoonerSail Limited 16A Stafford Mill, London Road, Thrupp, Stroud, Gloucestershire, GL5 2AZ and governs the privacy of those who use it. The purpose of this policy is to explain to you how we control, process, handle and protect your personal information while browsing or using this website, and in interacting with our business including your rights under current laws and regulations. If you do not agree to the following policy you may wish to cease viewing / using this website.

SchoonerSail is a trading name of Schoonersail Limited

Our address is

16A Stafford Mill,
London Road

Tel 00 44 (0)7977 594649

Contact either Su Fawkes Or John Shores.

Personal data relates to a living individual who can be identified from that data.

The processing of personal data is governed by the General Data Protection Regulation (the “GDPR”).

  • When you give it to us for example when signing up to our newsletters, making an enquiry or making a booking. This could be in person, in writing or over the phone, via social media, when using our web site or via any other means.
  • When you use our website via cookies and third parties. We currently use Google, Google Analytics, Facebook and Bing cookies. Please view our cookies section for more details about cookies.
  • Your email address
  • Your address including postcode
  • landline and mobile phone numbers
  • Email communications with you
  • Written notes of conversations with you
  • Feedback made by you
  • Records of your bookings including payments made
  • The address of a responsible person ashore including postcode
  • The landline email and phone numbers of your responsible person ashore
  • Any medical or other additional information you provide on your booking form
  • Any dietary information you provide
  • Photographs taken by SchoonerSail while you are onboard which may contain your image
  • Any content you may write for SchoonerSail
  • For voyages outside of the UK in order to comply with border regulations we may need your passport number, date and place of birth.
  • Cookies used on our web site collect different types of data such as pages viewed, browser type, geographical information etc. Please see our cookies policy for more information.
  • To inform you about schoonersail news, new itineraries and
  • To answer any enquiries you may make by phone, email in person or by post.
  • To supply you with information regarding any booking you have made
  • To ensure your safety
  • To maintain our own accounts and records
  • To process your booking application for sailing holidays.
  • To enable us to fulfill any contractual obligations to you.
  • To fulfill legal or regulatory requirements – for example complying with border control regulations.
  • For use in general marketing both online and by email
  • To analyse and help us improve the performance of our web site
  • We may share the data you provide to us with third parties for legal, regulatory and health and safety reasons – two possible examples could be in order to comply with border control regulations or in a medical situation we may need to share health information you have given us with lifeboat crews or if we need to radio for medical advice.
  • We do not sell any data to third parties.
  • Any of your data stored on our computers is encrypted
  • The SchoonerSail web site uses SSL /https
  • Our online booking form uses SSL and database encryption
  • When you subscribe to our newsletters we keep the data until you unsubscribe.
  • Normally information provided on booking forms is kept for three years starting from the end of the voyage you have booked. In some circumstances such as in the event of any dispute or for legal reasons it may be kept for longer.
  • Most accounting and finance related documentation is retained for a minimum 6 years from the end of the financial year in which you booked. Some accounting/ finance related data might be retained for longer to comply with best practice.

Unless subject to an exemption under the GDPR, you have the following rights with respect to your personal data.

You can read more about your rights here

  • the right to be informed;
  • the right of access;
  • the right to rectification;
  • the right to erasure;
  • the right to restrict processing;
  • the right to data portability;
  • the right to object; and
  • the right not to be subject to automated decision-making including profiling.
    You also have the right to complain to the ICO [] if you feel there is a problem with the way we are handling your data.
    We handle subject access requests in accordance with the GDPR.
  • We use a number of different cookies on our site If you prefer not to accept cookies, you can change the settings in your Internet browser to reject them or inform you before one is placed on your hard drive

    Further information regarding cookies, and how to disable them in your browser, can be found at the

    If you do not know what cookies are, or how to control or delete them, then we recommend you visit for detailed guidance.

    The list below describe the cookies we use on this site and what we use them for. Currently we operate an ‘implied consent’ policy which means that we assume you are happy with this usage. If you are not happy, then you should either not use this site, or you should delete the cookies having visited the site, or you should browse the site using your browser’s anonymous usage setting (called “Incognito” in Chrome, “InPrivate” for Internet Explorer, “Private Browsing” in Firefox and Safari etc.)

    First Party Cookies

    These are cookies that are set by this website directly. There aren’t any that we know of.

    Third Party Cookies

    Third parties may use cookies, web beacons, and similar technologies to collect or receive information from your website and elsewhere on the internet and use that information to provide measurement services and target ads,

    These are cookies set on your machine by external websites whose services are used on this site. Cookies of this type are the sharing buttons across the site allow visitors to share content onto social networks. Cookies are currently set by Facebook. In order to implement these buttons, and connect them to the relevant social networks and external sites, there are scripts from domains outside of our website. You should be aware that these sites are likely to be collecting detailed information about what you are doing all around the internet, including on this website.

    Google Analytics: We use Google Analytics to collect information about visitor behaviour on our website. 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. This Analytics data is collected via a JavaScript tag in the pages of our site and is not tied to personally identifiable information. We therefore do not collect or store your personal information (e.g. your name or address) so this information cannot be used to identify who you are.

    You can find out more about Google’s position on privacy as regards its analytics service at

    You should check the respective policies of each of these sites to see how exactly they use your information and to find out how to opt out, or delete, such information.

    We  and third-party vendors, including Google, use first-party cookies (such as the Google Analytics cookies) and third-party cookies (such as the DoubleClick cookie) together to report how  ad impressions, other uses of ad services, and interactions with these ad impressions and ad services are related to visits to the site and  to inform, optimize, and serve ads based on someone’s past visits to this website.

    You can opt out of Google Anaytics by using the chrome opt out browser extension 

    For emailing SchoonerSail Newsletters and E mail marketing we use an email marketing service provider or EMS. An EMS is a third party service provider of software / applications that allows us to send out email marketing campaigns to a list of users.

    We use a third-party provider called MailChimp, to deliver our newsletter. Mailchimp  gathers statistics around email opening and clicks using industry standard technologies to help us monitor and improve our e-newsletter. For more information, please see MailChimp’s privacy notice. You can unsubscribe to general mailings at any time of the day or night by clicking the unsubscribe link at the bottom of any of our emails or by emailing us directly at

    Our EMS provider is; mailchimp. We may hold the following information about you within our EMS system;

    • Email address

    • I.P address

    • Subscription time & date

    • Details of consent on subscrption

     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 tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.