Privacy Policy


Seafish Industry Training Association Northern Ireland Ltd (SFITA (NI)Ltd.) Privacy Policy


General Data Protection Regulation 

This Privacy Policy sets out how SFITA (NI)Ltd uses and protects any information that you to give to us when you use this website, or our services. It is compliant with the General Data and Protection Regulation requirements.

SFITA (NI)Ltd are committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using our website or speaking to us personally; you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.

ATP SFITA (NI)Ltd process personal information that is necessary for the issue of approved certificates to comply with our obligations as an MCA approved training provider and under the requirements of STCW.


Your Rights

This Privacy Policy indicates your right to be informed of the data we collect regarding you. You have a right to access that information at any time without charge and to request changes to the data we hold about you if you think it is incorrect.

In certain circumstances you have the right to object to information, request erasure of information or request amendment of information we hold; but only if that information is not deemed to be a legal requirement and to be held by us by law or if the data is fundamentally incorrect. Your information is only held by us and the legal authorities that we operate under.

You can request a list of the data we hold regarding you by telephoning +44 (0)28 42771556 or by emailing us at . In either case you will be expected to be able to pass security identification before progressing. If you request a data list, data alteration or data deletion we will respond to you within 30 days with a response detailing our actions. Where a change of information held is made, we will also notify the legal awarding bodies of our actions (if appropriate) and request them to alter the records held by them about you. However, we advise that you check with these Authorities as any actions they take or do not take are out of our control. There is no charge for this facility.

Data held by us will be given to you on request within 30 days in a list format. This does not include the issuance of duplicate certification. We will make a small charge for providing duplicate certification.

We will, on your request, forward your records list to a destination of your choice but in all instance a copy of this will be sent to your contact or email address we hold on record as well. We most instances, we will still be required by law keep the data we forward to you.

Your data is only held by us and never given to third parties outside of our legal obligation to do so. It will never be used as any part of any decision-making process about you or used as a profiling tool regarding you.


What we collect

We may collect the following information:

  • Name and date of birth
  • Contact information including email address
  • Demographic information such as postcode, resident address or c/o address
  • Training course history, attendance history, examination records, and personal identifying data such as National insurance numbers.

Please note: We do NOT hold any financial information such as account details, sort codes, account names, credit or debit card details, or any other method of payment. Payment details given to us over the telephone are only used to input the required information to the secure payment system and are invisible to us after the transaction process is completed.


What we do with the information we gather

We require this information by law to satisfy us or Governmental bodies or other Authorities that the certification held by individuals or companies on behalf of individuals is legitimate. It also helps Port Authorities to detect fraudulent activities.

It also provides you with a better service, in that it assists us in being able to identify you properly should you require certification assistance or other record information, particularly for the following reasons:

  • Internal record keeping.
  • We may periodically send promotional email or letters about training, which we think you may find interesting using the email address which you have provided. You can opt out of this facility if you wish by telephoning us on +44(0)28 42771556 or by emailing us at
  • In cases where we need to contact you urgently, for example in the event of accident, course cancellation or urgent record clarification we may contact you by phone or email.



We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. 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, take over the phone or hold in our databases.


How we use cookies

A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer’s hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added, and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a website. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.

We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes which is anonymous, and then the data is removed from the system.

Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.

You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.


Links to other websites

Our website may contain links to enable you to visit other websites of interest easily. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over the other website. We cannot, therefore, be held 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.


Controlling your personal information

You may choose to restrict the use of your personal information in the following way:

  • If you have previously agreed to us using your personal information for direct marketing purposes, you may change your mind at any time by contacting us on +44 (0)2842771556 or emailing us at we will remove you from our contact list.
  • We will never sell, distribute, lease or in any other way give your personal information to any third parties that are not entitled to view it in law.
  • Training records and associated information are held on an individual basis and NOT a company basis. If your company wants or needs access to your information this must be initiated by you, the individual and you must be able to pass our security questioning.


Record updating and issuance

We will automatically update your records and ensure accurately maintain your records.

Some certification issued by us in the past may not be held on our records. If you think this is the case, please send us copies of your certification and we will verify it and place it on your record free of charge.

We reserve the right to make a small charge for the replacement of lost or mislaid certification.