Staithes Harbour Board is the designated authority to manage Staithes Harbour. This privacy policy sets out how we use and protect any personal information that you give us.

Staithes Harbour Board is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified.  You can be assured that it will be held in a secure manner and only used in accordance with this privacy policy.   Your information will not be passed onto any third party unless there is a lawful purpose to do so.

We will retain your information for seven years after your boat is removed from the harbour or beck.

In the event of any changes to our privacy policy you will be notified and will be required to signify that you understand and agree with such changes

This policy was last updated October 2018.

What we collect and how this information is used:

We may collect the following information:

  • name
  • address and postcode
  • phone number
  • email address
  • boat insurance details
  • preference information, for example, whether or not you would like to receive communication by email, telephone and/or post that Staithes Harbour Board may send you in relation to news, events, meetings and activities.


How we collect this information:

  1. Signed Consent Form
  2. Boat Insurance Certificate


You may ask us to amend, delete or stop processing your data at any time.  SHB may then say “No” or “Remove your boat.”  Please contact SHB for further details.


For further information regarding this Privacy Policy contact



Staithes Harbour Board Website Privacy Policy

Who we are

Our website address is:

What personal data we collect and why we collect it


When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymised string created from your e-mail address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service Privacy Policy is available here: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Contact forms


If you leave a comment on our site you may opt in to saving your name, e-mail address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

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


Who we share your data with

We use Google Analytics to monitor web traffic to our site, their Privacy Policy can be viewed here:!?modal_active=none


How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognise and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments / contact form criteria may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Contact information

Staithes Harbour Office

Seaton Garth



TS13 5DH