Privacy Policy

Your privacy is very important to us. Accordingly we have developed this privacy policy in order for you to understand how we collect, use, communicate and disclose and make use of personal information. This latest policy statement has been revised to be compliant with the General Data Protection Regulation, Data Protection Act 2018 and The Privacy and Electronic Communications – EC Directive – Regulations 2003. Irish Shipbrokers and Chartering Ltd (“Irish Shipbrokers”) operates and may operate other websites. The following text provides an overview of how we manage this policy.

What type of information do we collect?

In general, the information that we collect is not sensitive or personal information. For example, we do not collect information regarding religion, sexual preference, race, or ethnic origin. Our purpose for collecting data or additional information is to provide you with a service, or a free product.

If it occurs that we require such information to supply a service to you, we will only request that information with your consent.

How we use aggregate data & collect and share information

How we use aggregate data

Irish Shipbrokers collects non-personal information as aggregate data like, how users utilise our website. For example, we monitor the number of visits to our site, we track the number of visits to certain pages on our site, and the domain names of our users’ internet service provider.

This aggregate data allows us to examine trends and gather insights that would not be readable if the elements of data were viewed in isolation. It is a means that allows us to understand the workings of our website and services, and in turn, this allows us to improve and enhance our services. We may also use this data with our partners to improve our analysis and broking services.

IP (Internet Provider) Address

Your IP address is supplied to Irish Shipbrokers through our web servers. This aids us in diagnosing problems or support issues with our servers.


A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. Irish Shipbrokers uses cookies to help Irish Shipbrokers identify and track visitors, their usage of Irish Shipbrokers website, and their website access preferences. Irish Shipbrokers visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using Irish Shipbrokers’ websites, with the drawback that certain features of Irish Shipbrokers’ websites may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

How we collect information and data

Irish Shipbrokers may collect data when you use our website, over the phone or through email when you use our services. This includes subscribing to our services, such as our market briefings, sale and purchase reviews, vessel positions and cargo services. Information may also be collected when you contact Irish Shipbrokers over the phone, through the website, via email, or through any other forms of communication.

This information is never shared with third parties.

How we use this information

Irish Shipbrokers may use this data for any or a combination of these reasons:
To communicate with you (over phone, email, newsletters, etc.)
To facilitate and process contracts
To analyse the traffic on the Irish Shipbrokers website

Access to information about you

If requested, Irish Shipbrokers will provide you with access to your personal information – unless there is an exception which applies under the General Data Protection Regulation, Data Protection Act 2018 and The Privacy and Electronic Communications – EC Directive – Regulations 2003. However, if we do deny access to data, we will explain to you why.

In giving you access to the requested information, Irish Shipbrokers may recover any reasonable costs associated with the provision of information. If you would like to request information, please contact Irish Shipbrokers through the relevant means outlined at the bottom of this statement.

Updating information

Irish Shipbrokers likes to ensure that the information we hold is accurate, correct and up to date. If the information we hold about you is inaccurate or out of date, or if you would like your details removed from our website, please contact This will allow us take reasonable steps to address or discuss alternative options with you.

Website Visitors

Like most website operators, Irish Shipbrokers collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. Irish Shipbrokers’ purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Irish Shipbrokers’ visitors use its website. From time to time, Irish Shipbrokers may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.

Irish Shipbrokers also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on blogs/sites. Irish Shipbrokers only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below, except that commenter IP addresses and email addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the blog/site where the comment was left.

Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information

Certain visitors to Irish Shipbrokers’s websites choose to interact with Irish Shipbrokers in ways that require Irish Shipbrokers to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Irish Shipbrokers gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up at to provide a username and email address. Those who engage in transactions with Irish Shipbrokers are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, Irish Shipbrokers collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with Irish Shipbrokers. Irish Shipbrokers does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.

Aggregated Statistics

Irish Shipbrokers may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. Irish Shipbrokers may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, Irish Shipbrokers does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information

Irish Shipbrokers discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on Irish Shipbrokers’ behalf or to provide services available at Irish Shipbrokers’ websites, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using Irish Shipbrokers’ websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. Irish Shipbrokers will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, Irish Shipbrokers discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when Irish Shipbrokers believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Irish Shipbrokers, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of an Irish Shipbrokers website and have supplied your email address, Irish Shipbrokers may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with Irish Shipbrokers and our products. If you send us a request (for example via email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. Irish Shipbrokers takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.

Business Transfers

If Irish Shipbrokers, or substantially all of its assets, were acquired, or in the unlikely event that Irish Shipbrokers goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, user information would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquirer of Irish Shipbrokers may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.


Ads appearing on any of our websites may be delivered to users by advertising partners, who may set cookies. These cookies allow the ad server to recognize your computer each time they send you an online advertisement to compile information about you or others who use your computer. This information allows ad networks to, among other things, deliver targeted advertisements that they believe will be of most interest to you. This Privacy Policy covers the use of cookies by Irish Shipbrokers and does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers.

Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, Irish Shipbrokers may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in Irish Shipbrokers’ sole discretion. Irish Shipbrokers encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. If you have a account, you might also receive an alert informing you of these changes. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.


Web Site Terms and Conditions of Use

1. Terms

By accessing this web site, you are agreeing to be bound by these
web site Terms and Conditions of Use, all applicable laws and regulations,
and agree that you are responsible for compliance with any applicable local
laws. If you do not agree with any of these terms, you are prohibited from
using or accessing this site. The materials contained in this web site are
protected by applicable copyright and trade mark law.

2. Use License

  1. Permission is granted to temporarily download one copy of the materials
    (information or software) on Irish Shipbrokers’s web site for personal,
    non-commercial transitory viewing only. This is the grant of a license,
    not a transfer of title, and under this license you may not:

    1. modify or copy the materials;
    2. use the materials for any commercial purpose, or for any public display (commercial or non-commercial);
    3. attempt to decompile or reverse engineer any software contained on Irish Shipbrokers’s web site;
    4. remove any copyright or other proprietary notations from the materials; or
    5. transfer the materials to another person or “mirror” the materials on any other server.
  2. This license shall automatically terminate if you violate any of these restrictions and may be terminated by Irish Shipbrokers at any time. Upon terminating your viewing of these materials or upon the termination of this license, you must destroy any downloaded materials in your possession whether in electronic or printed format.

3. Disclaimer

  1. The materials on Irish Shipbrokers’s web site are provided “as is”. Irish Shipbrokers makes no warranties, expressed or implied, and hereby disclaims and negates all other warranties, including without limitation, implied warranties or conditions of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or non-infringement of intellectual property or other violation of rights. Further, Irish Shipbrokers does not warrant or make any representations concerning the accuracy, likely results, or reliability of the use of the materials on its Internet web site or otherwise relating to such materials or on any sites linked to this site.

4. Limitations

In no event shall Irish Shipbrokers or its suppliers be liable for any damages (including, without limitation, damages for loss of data or profit, or due to business interruption,) arising out of the use or inability to use the materials on Irish Shipbrokers’s Internet site, even if Irish Shipbrokers or a Irish Shipbrokers authorized representative has been notified orally or in writing of the possibility of such damage. Because some jurisdictions do not allow limitations on implied warranties, or limitations of liability for consequential or incidental damages, these limitations may not apply to you.

5. Revisions and Errata

The materials appearing on Irish Shipbrokers’s web site could include technical, typographical, or photographic errors. Irish Shipbrokers does not warrant that any of the materials on its web site are accurate, complete, or current. Irish Shipbrokers may make changes to the materials contained on its web site at any time without notice. Irish Shipbrokers does not, however, make any commitment to update the materials.

6. Links

Irish Shipbrokers has not reviewed all of the sites linked to its Internet web site and is not responsible for the contents of any such linked site. The inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement by Irish Shipbrokers of the site. Use of any such linked web site is at the user’s own risk.

7. Site Terms of Use Modifications

Irish Shipbrokers may revise these terms of use for its web site at any time without notice. By using this web site you are agreeing to be bound by the then current version of these Terms and Conditions of Use.

8. Governing Law

Any claim relating to Irish Shipbrokers’s web site shall be governed by the laws of the Republic of Ireland without regard to its conflict of law provisions.

General Terms and Conditions applicable to Use of a Web Site.