Privacy Policy

By registering or using this site (, you consent to the collection, use and transfer of your information under the terms of this policy.

Information that we collect from you

When you register on the site or submit an enquiry form to a training school via the website you may be asked to provide certain information about yourself including your name, address, email address, telephone number, gender, etc.

You are entitled to see the information held about you and you can amend the information once you log in to your account.

Use of your information

Your information will enable us to provide you with access to all parts of our website and to supply our services, which include providing you with our newsletter, and to contact you where necessary.

We reserve the right to retain information that you have requested be deleted where there is a legitimate reason why such information should be retained by us.

Your Rights

You have the following rights:

  • the right to ask what personal data that we hold about you at any time free of charge;
  • the right to ask us to update and correct any out-of-date or incorrect personal data that we hold about you free of charge;
  • the right to ask us to permanently delete any information we hold about you.

Please contact us if you wish to exercise any of the above rights.

Disclosure of your information

The information you provide to us will be held on computers owned by our web hosting services provider.

Your information will be shared with training schools you contact via the enquiry form on the website. Your information may be accessed by or given to our staff working within the European Union. We may also pass aggregate statistical information on the usage of our site to third parties but this will not include information that can be used to identify you.

We will never pass your information to third parties to enable them to contact you themselves about products and services that they offer.

If our business enters into a joint venture with or is sold to or merged with another business entity, your information may be disclosed to our new business partners or owners.

Unless required to do so by law, we will not otherwise share, sell or distribute any of the information you provide to us without your consent.


Cookies are small pieces of information which we store on your computer. Our system will issue cookies to your computer when you log on to the site. Cookies make it possible for you to log on to and use the site during your visit.

There is no personally identifiable information held on cookies. An example of a cookie: user_type,2

We also use cookies to detect which country you are logged in from and which currency is your preferred choice.

Cookies also allow us to monitor website traffic and to personalise the content of the site for you.

Some of the cookies used on this website are set by third party advertising systems such as Google Adsense. They will enable the ad server display ads more relevant to you. You can disable this in your Google account. For more information please follow this link:

You may set up your computer to reject cookies although, in that case, you may not be able to use certain features on our site.

Data Protection Act

Owner of STCW Direct, Webix Ltd, is registered with the Information Commissioner's Office No. Z2765918.

Changes to our Privacy Policy

Any changes to our privacy policy in the future will be posted to the site and, where appropriate, through email notification.


All comments, queries and requests relating to our use of your information are welcome. Find our contact details here.

Updated: 3rd May 2018