Nautilus International is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected.

This policy explains how we use the information we collect about you, how you can instruct us if you prefer to limit the use of that information, and procedures that we have in place to safeguard your privacy.

Data protection

Nautilus International operates under the current data protection legislation. It collects and maintains personal information in order to carry out its functions as a trade union, provide membership services and comply with certain statutory obligations. All personal information is treated with the utmost confidentiality and with appropriate levels of security. By joining the Union and remaining in membership you agree to our processing your personal information, including sensitive personal information, such as trade union membership, for the following purposes.

The personal data will be used for a range of Union-based activities relating to the running of the Union including the maintenance of records, monitoring for equal opportunity purposes, assisting with employment disputes, ballots, recognition arrangements with employers, injury claims etc and other services and benefits. All information (updated as appropriate) will be kept throughout membership and, to the extent necessary, for such reasonable period after membership as may be necessary to enable the member to access any post-membership benefits.

Data will be available to our employees both at head office and other offices. It will be available to third party organisations where they are associated with the Union - such as lawyers and service providers. Where the union uses the services of other such organisations, they are contractually obliged to process your data on behalf of the Union as data processor and in a secure and confidential manner under our strict instructions. The Union does not sell any personal information to third party organisations.

From time to time we may wish to use the information together with any other for analysis and/ or marketing purposes. In particular, this may benefit you as the Union can use its collective bargaining strength to negotiate attractive terms and the provision of a wide range of additional member benefits and to contact you with details of any that we feel may be of particular interest.

Members have the right to object to and stop direct marketing (to them individually) in any form by organisations contacting them on behalf of the Union. If they wish to exercise their right to object to stop such direct marketing then they should write to membership services at the Wallasey office requesting that such mailings be stopped, or alternatively, write to the organisation in question direct. The Nautilus International membership number should always be quoted. Please, however, understand that this may preclude you from receiving details of any of these additional member benefits and offers in the future.

Under the Data Protection Act 1998, you also have the right to ask for a copy of your information (for which a small fee can be charged) and to request correction of any incorrect information held.

If you respond to any of the requests for information in our feedback service, you may as a result submit to us your email address. It is our policy not to pass this information to any third parties without first obtaining your consent. We may use aggregate information and statistics for the purposes of monitoring in order to help us develop our service and may provide such aggregate information to third parties. These statistics will not include information that can be used to identify any individual.


What are cookies?

Like many websites, Nautilus International’s websites make use of cookies. Cookies are small text files which may be downloaded on your computer or mobile device when you first visit a site or page so that the website can remember who you are when you next visit. Typically the files contain two pieces of information: a site name and unique user ID. Cookies cannot be used by themselves to identify you although they may be used to identify your IP address. The cookie will help the website, or another website, to recognise your device the next time you visit and may remember such details as your username and preferences, analyse how well our website is performing, or may allow us to recommend content we believe will be most relevant to you.

We use the term “cookies” in this policy to refer to all files that collect information in this way.

What type of cookies does Nautilus use?

Generally, our cookies may perform the following functions:

Essential: Essential or per session cookies are temporary cookies that only remain in the cookies file of your browser until you leave the website. For example, when a member logs in to the membership area we store their membership number, name and class in a cookie to control their access to the site.

Performance: These cookies are stored on the user's computer. These contain no personal information and are simply used to improve performance and assist in navigation. They remain in the cookies file of your browser for longer than essential cookies (dependent on the lifetime of the specific cookie). These cookies are used to store information between visits to a site.

We also use or allow third parties to serve cookies that fall into the categories above. For example, like many organisations, we use Google Analytics to help us monitor our website traffic, and cookies may also be served via Nautilus Jobsite, or online surveys, and via online PDF editions of our Telegraph which are published on Yudu.

We may also use third party cookies to help us with market research, revenue tracking, improving site functionality and monitoring compliance with our terms and conditions and copyright policy.

How does Nautilus use cookies on this website?

We use cookies and similar tools on our website to improve its performance and enhance your user experience. By using our website, you agree that we can place these types of cookies on your device. Nautilus may change this Cookie Policy from time to time. It is your responsibility to check the Cookie Policy regularly. You will be deemed to have accepted any amendments to the Cookie Policy if you continue to make use of the website after a change to the Cookie Policy has been made.

If you do not wish to receive cookies you can easily modify your web browser to refuse cookies or to notify you when you receive a new cookie. However, you may not be able to use all the interactive features of the Nautilus website if cookies are disabled, so Nautilus recommends that you leave them switched on.

For more information about cookies and instructions on how to stop cookies being installed on your browser or how to block them, visit Managing Cookies or About Cookies.

Cookies on Nautilus International from social networking sites

We have links so you can use social networking websites (e.g. Facebook and Twitter or LinkedIn) from Nautilus International. These websites may place cookies on your computer. We do not control how they use their cookies. We suggest you check their website to see how they are using cookies.

Website security

The internet is not a secure medium. However, we have put in place various security procedures as set out in this policy. Firewalls are used to block unauthorised traffic to the servers and the actual servers are located in a secure location that can only be accessed by authorised persons. We also keep your information confidential. Our internal procedures cover the storage, access and disclosure of your information.

Your consent

By submitting any of your information, you consent to the use of that information as set out in this policy. If we change our Privacy Policy we will post the changes on this page, and may place notices on other pages of the website, so that you may be aware of the information we collect and how we use it at all times. Continued use of the service will signify that you agree to any such changes.

Contact Nautilus International about privacy

We welcome your views about our website and our privacy policy. If you would like to contact us with any queries or comments please send an email to

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