GDPR

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The offices of European Yacht Charters implement the Data Protection Legislation that came into force in the UK on 25th May 2018. The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), is EU wide legislation, and is currently being also enacted into UK law and is the 2018 Data Protection Act.

This legislation will affect every business that handles personal data for clients or staff. Personal data has been defined by the act as ‘any information relating to an identifiable person who can be directly or indirectly identified’, this will include such data as name and contact details, but may also include other information.

We do not have a central database at European Yacht Charters, and wish to bring to your attention that each office connected to European Yacht Charters is a separate business in and of itself, and have their own independent client databases, and the responsibility for managing personal information and contact details will lie with the offices at which customers have registered their details.

 

Fraud

We are aware that internet fraud is prevalent, and that there are many different ways in which fraudsters can go about their business. The sale of Yacht Charters involves moderate value transactions, and so the security of those transactions must be given high priority. It is essential that all customers of European Yacht Charters undertake every possible precaution to ensure that they are protected and are aware of pitfalls asking money transfers.

Fraudsters are getting very clever, and are no longer easily identifiable by scratchy English and poorly worded messages, and there are too many different ways in which these fraudsters operate to list, but if you follow some basic rules it should help you to feel confident that you are not exposed. No money should be forwarded for any payments without making direct contact with European Yacht Charters with whom you have been dealing. When paying for a Yacht Charters or paying a deposit, we recommend that you follow a procedure in which checks are made to confirm every detail of the transaction. Above all do nothing until you are sure and have double checked who you are dealing with, and that you DO NOT respond to emailed requests for any payments unless you are CERTAIN that it has come from European Yacht Charters.

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