Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy sets out how The North of England P&I Association Limited ('us' 'we' or 'our'), a company registered in England under number 505456 and whose registered office is The Quayside, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 3DU, England, UK,  uses and protects any information that you give to us when you use our website In this policy the term 'you' or 'your' refers to any user or viewer of our website.

1. Application of this Policy

1.1. By using our website you are deemed to have agreed to comply with and be bound by this policy, which, in conjunction with our Website Terms of Use, govern our relationship with you in relation to this website.

1.2. You may only use our website if you agree to this policy. If you do not agree to it you must stop using our website.

1.3. We reserve the right to change this policy from time to time without prior notice. Any change will become effective immediately upon posting to this website. By continuing to use this website, you will be agreeing to accept any such change.

2. Cookies

2.1. 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 particular site. 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.

2.2. 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 and then the data is removed from the system.

2.3. 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.

2.4. 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.

3. Web traffic information

3.1. We use the free Google Analytics tool (see to collect and analyse site statistics. Google Analytics uses persistent cookies to track data. These cookies do not collect any personally identifiable information and are only used for the statistical collection of data such as visits and page hits. Google Analytics' cookies store IP addresses but we cannot link those addresses to any individual or path through the website. Google uses the cookies to read information and evaluate visitors' use of the website in the form of statistical reports that we can access. The Google Analytics' code is incorporated into our site's code so that our site serves the cookies, but Google has access to the cookies.

3.2. Google Analytics' terms require us to reproduce the following wording in this policy:

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses "cookies", which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States . Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.

4. Links to other websites

4.1. Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, 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 policy. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy policy applicable to the website in question.

5. General

5.1. Your use of this website and any dispute arising out of such use of the website is subject to the laws of England.

5.2. If you would like more information about this policy please contact:       

Kim Heaselden, Senior Executive (Communications)

The North of England P&I Association Ltd

The Quayside, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 3DU, UK


Tel:         +44 191 232 5221

This document contains public sector information licensed under the Open Government Licence v1.0.