Privacy Policy

The RMCI (Registered Marine Coatings Inspector) qualification is managed by the Marine Surveying Academy Ltd, a wholly-owned subsidiary of awarding body, the International Institute of Marine Surveying.

The Marine Surveying Academy Ltd’s data protection policy sets out the commitment to protecting personal data and how we implement that commitment with the collection and use of personal data. We are committed to ensuring that we comply with the data protection principles, as follows:
• meeting our legal obligations as laid down by the General Data Protection Regulation 2016/679;
• ensuring that data is collected and used fairly and lawfully;
• processing personal data only in order to meet our operational needs in relation to applications received for the RMCI course and qualification;
• taking steps to ensure that personal data is up to date and accurate;
• establishing appropriate retention periods for personal data;
• ensuring that data subjects’ rights can be appropriately exercised;
• providing adequate security measures to protect personal data;
• ensuring that all staff are made aware of good practice in data protection;
• ensuring that everyone handling personal data knows where to find further guidance;
• ensuring that queries about data protection is dealt with effectively and promptly;
• regularly reviewing data protection procedures and guidelines within the organisation.

Data protection principles:
1. Personal data shall be processed fairly and lawfully.
2. Personal data shall be obtained for one or more specified and lawful purposes, and shall not be further processed in any manner incompatible with that purpose or those purposes.
3. Personal data shall be adequate, relevant and not excessive in relation to the purpose or purposes for which they are processed
4. Personal data shall be accurate and, where necessary, kept up to date.
5. Personal data processed for any purpose or purposes shall not be kept for longer than is necessary for that purpose or those purposes.
6. Personal data shall be processed in accordance with the rights of data subjects under the General Data Protection Regulation 2016/679.
7. Appropriate technical and organisational measures shall be taken against unauthorised and unlawful processing of personal data and against accidental loss or destruction of, or damage to, personal data.

The Marine Surveying Academy Ltd does not share or sell your data to other organisations under any circumstances. It is held and used with the sole purpose of managing your application or revalidation for the RMCI course and qualification.