Privacy Policy & Cookies

You will no doubt be aware that the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into effect on 25th May 2018, giving everyone greater data privacy protection. We have updated our Privacy Policy to reflect the changes and will continue to ensure that your contact data, which we hold on file, is safe. We never share email addresses with third parties, and will use your address only for the purposes of notifying you of any information you might expect from a marine publicity company.

Our database has been compiled over many years through direct contact with journalists, editors, partners in the marine industry and business colleagues. Any new information we add to our databases usually comes from requests or from editorial information which is already in the public domain. At no time have we ever acquired a third party data base, nor will we in the future.

There is nothing you need do to remain on our database. You will be given the opportunity to unsubscribe each time we send you an email. If you are not satisfied that your wishes are being adhered to please contact us immediately and we will rectify the situation.

Privacy Policy

ClearLine Communications (Winchester) Ltd and ClearLine Communications (Lymington) Ltd (“ClearLine”) collect limited information for our editorial databases, which can include contact information. ClearLine also collects freely available data from openly published sources about highly relevant publications, organisations or businesses which may be interested in the information that ClearLine provides on behalf of its clients, because it is relevant to the operation of their organisation, or the content of their publication. ClearLine will also communicate with organisations as agreed by them to assist them with publicity or associated services that ClearLine provides on behalf of its clients.

The data is used solely for the purpose of contacting the above, via email or hard copy, in relation to news information about our clients such as their new products and services (purely for using in publicity and editorial), information that assists organisations with their own publicity, or the management of a particular project to which ClearLine is assigned and the contact anticipates receiving.

ClearLine understands that it is entitled to use the data in the above manner by virtue of the fact that most client contact information has come from previous interactive communication, and/or commercial marketing usual practice which accords with The Privacy Policy and Electronic Communications Regulations (PECR) which covers such use. In all in stances, the data is used only in legitimate commercial interests pursued by ClearLine, and is considered to be the least intrusive method for conveying news and information concerning ClearLines business and its clients’ business to relevant contacts.

The data will not be shared with any third parties, and will only be used for the sending of the types of information set out above. The data will be stored until such time as the client or potential client either choses ‘unsubscribe’ on receipt of a ClearLine Communication and/or contacts ClearLine at any time asking to be removed from the database.

Should any person or entity on the database have any complaint about any aspect of ClearLine’s use of their data and/or the content of any of the ClearLine mailings, they should contact or The complaint will be addressed within 24 hours if received during normal business hours. ClearLine can also be contacted by telephone during business hours on +44 7774 623539 or +44 7754 749114.

Cookie Usage

Cookies In Use on This Site – and how they Benefit You

Our website uses cookies, as almost all websites do, to help provide you with the best experience we can. Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer or mobile phone when you browse websites.

Our cookies help us:

  • Make our website work as you’d expect
  • Remember your settings during and between visits
  • Improve the speed/security of the site
  • Allow you to share pages with social networks like Facebook
  • Continuously improve our website for you
  • Make our marketing more efficient

We do not use cookies to:

  • Collect any personally identifiable information (without your express permission)
  • Collect any sensitive information (without your express permission)
  • Pass data to advertising networks
  • Pass personally identifiable data to third parties
  • Pay sales commissions

You can learn more about all the cookies we use below.

Granting us permission to use cookies

If the settings on your software that you are using to view this website (your browser) are adjusted to accept cookies, we take this and your continued use of our website to mean that you are fine with this. Should you wish to remove or not use cookies from our site you can learn how to do this below. Doing so might mean that our site will not work as you would expect.

Our own cookies

We use cookies to make our website work including:

  • Remembering your search settings

There is no way to prevent these cookies being set other than to not use our site.

Third party functions

Our site, like most websites, includes functionality provided by third parties. A common example is an embedded YouTube video. Our site includes the following which use cookies: YouTube, Vimeo

Disabling these cookies will likely break the functions offered by these third parties

Social Website Cookies

So you can easily “Like” or share our content on the likes of Facebook and Twitter we have included sharing buttons on our site. The privacy implications of this will vary from social network to social network and will be dependent on the privacy settings you have chosen on these networks.

Anonymous Visitor Statistics Cookies

We use cookies to compile visitor statistics such as how many people have visited our website, what type of technology they are using (e.g. Mac or Windows which helps to identify when our site isn’t working as it should for particular technologies), how long they spend on the site, what page they look at etc. This helps us to continuously improve our website. These so called “analytics” programs also tell us if , on an anonymous basis, how people reached this site (e.g. from a search engine) and whether they have been here before, thus helping us to determine what services to offer.

We use Google Analytics

Turning Cookies Off

You can usually switch cookies off by adjusting your browser settings to stop it from accepting cookies. Doing so however will likely limit the functionality of ours and a large proportion of the world’s websites, as cookies are a standard part of most modern sites.

You may have concerns about how cookies relate to so called “spyware”. Rather than switching off cookies in your browser you may find that anti-spyware software achieves the same objective by automatically deleting cookies considered to be invasive.