Terms & Conditions


The following online Privacy Policy, which complies with the principles of the Data Protection Act 1998 (UK Only), is designed to inform of how the Maritime Security Centre collects and utilises personal information. www.mschoa.org / .eu is owned and operated by EU NAVFOR (EUNF).

User Agreement

The User accepts that MSCHOA.org/MSCHOA.eu is confidential and shall not allow access to MSCHOA.org/MSCHOA.eu to any third party. The User shall not divulge the contents of MSCHOA.org/MSCHOA.eu or any part thereof in any form, to any third party except as required by ordinary usage of the information available in the ordinary course of the User's business. The User may not sell or publish in hard copy or electronic format, including on the User's internet site, information obtained from MSCHOA.org/MSCHOA.eu.

Personal Information

As well as details of pages visited, information is collected rlating to visitor connectivity, including Internet Protocol addresses. This information is used for statistical analysis to determine how www.mschoa.org is utilised and in order to assist in improving the website.
Additionally, when requesting access for the site, full contact details including your name, company name, telephone number, fax number, email and postal address will be requested. This information will be used to complete your registration and will be held electronically in a database. All details will be treated in the strictest confidence and used in relation to information on services offered.

Data Security

We take every precaution to ensure that the information supplied is treated in the strictest confidence. The web browser will display when a page is secure, usually by displaying a key or padlock symbol in the display. Additionally, check the address bar to see that a secure site is accessed, e.g. https:// prefix.


A cookie is a small text file that is written to your hard drive when you visit a website and contains information that enables a server to identify your visit to a website. The MSCHOA web site, as with most websites, uses cookies to assist in providing advanced features. We do not store identifiable information in cookies and do not use cookies for the purpose of tracking users.

Statistical Information

The use of log files enables the compilation of aggregate statistical information, which is used to improve services and to supply EUNF with detailed usage information.

Access to Data

You have the right to obtain details of personal information held concerning you from our databases. You should contact us via email in the first instance, stating your name, company name and address, and providing details of the services to which you subscribe. Please note that a small administrative charge may be made for fulfilling this request.


The MSCHOA has links to external websites in order to provide a better service to users. Their inclusion cannot be taken to imply any endorsement or validation of their content by MSCHOA.

Contact Information

If you have any questions regarding this privacy policy or would like any further information please utilise the Contact Us link in the main menu.