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Privacy Policy


At Merchant Navy Decoded, we are dedicated to safeguarding your online privacy and understand the importance of responsibly managing any personally identifiable information you provide to us. This Privacy Policy outlines how Merchant Navy Decoded collects, uses, shares, and transfers personal information of users through its website and applications, including, referred to as the platform herein. This policy pertains to individuals who visit the website or whose information Merchant Navy Decoded receives in relation to its services, such as contact details of associated individuals, collectively referred to as “Users.” In this Privacy Policy, “You” or “Your” refers to the person accessing the platform.

Types of Personal Information collected by Merchant Navy Decoded

At Merchant Navy Decoded, the collection of Personal Information and the methods of collection vary depending on your interaction with us. We gather the following categories of Personal Information through the following means:

  • When you sign up for alerts on the Platform, we collect your name, email address, password, country, city, contact number, rank/designation, and the company/organization you are associated with.
  • Upon registration on the Platform, we collect information such as name, contact details (including email address and mobile number), work experience, educational qualifications, data pertaining to current and past job including remuneration or salary
  • When you use our services through the Platform, we collect information about the services you use and how you use them, including log information and location information
  • Participation in surveys and forms may lead to the collection of Personal Information such as name, age, contact details, and preferences
  • Communication with Merchant Navy Decoded or other Users (such as partners) through the Platform results in the collection of information about your communication and any provided details.
  • Visiting the Platform may involve the use of cookies to automatically gather, store, and utilize technical information about your system and interaction with our Platform
  • Accessing the Platform via a device may prompt the collection of technical or other relevant information from the device, including its location
  • Merchant Navy Decoded may, within legal boundaries, record and monitor your communications to ensure compliance with legal and regulatory obligations, as well as internal policies. This may include the recording of telephone conversations.


  How Merchant Navy Decoded may use your Personal Information

At Merchant Navy Decoded, we are committed to using your personal data in a fair and reasonable manner, and only where we have a lawful reason to do so. Our use of your personal data is determined by the purpose for which you engage with us. We may process your Personal Information for the following purposes:

  • Providing our services and products, including sending you job alerts, courses alerts including updates, education alerts, webinar information, blog alerts, calendar alerts, portal related updates, relevant search results, recommended jobs and/or candidates, and other social media communication facilities
  • Protecting our Users and providing customer support
  • Utilizing information collected from cookies and other technologies to enhance your user experience and improve the overall quality of our services. We ensure that any tailored ads are not associated with sensitive categories, such as those based on race, religion, sexual orientation, or health
  • Enhancing the Platform and its content to offer better features and services
  • Conducting market research and surveys to enhance our products and services
  • Sending you information about our products and services for marketing purposes and promotions
  • Preventing, detecting, investigating, and taking action against crimes, including fraud and other financial crimes, as well as any other illegal activities or suspected fraud
  • Conducting identity verification, government sanctions screening, and due diligence checks as required
  • Establishing, exercising, or defending legal rights in connection with legal proceedings, including seeking professional or legal advice regarding such proceedings.


Tracking Mechanisms Including Cookies

Certain web pages on our site employ tracking mechanisms and “cookies”. You can typically manage cookie settings in your browser to accept or reject them as desired. You can configure most browsers to alert you when you receive a cookie or opt to block them. However, please be aware that if you delete or block cookies, you may need to re-enter your user ID and password to access specific areas of the Platform. Our collaborators, supporters, and business partners may employ cookies on our website, including advertisements, to determine if you have visited the site previously. Once advertisers are granted permission, we relinquish control over these cookies.

We do not store or utilize email information gathered for sending newsletters or promotional emails for any other intentions. Furthermore, this information is not disclosed to any external parties.

The utilization of cookies and other tracking technologies enables us to enhance our Platform and optimize the website experience. Additionally, we conduct analyses on data devoid of Personal Information to identify trends and generate statistics.


We employ standard analytic tools to monitor visits to our website, capturing details such as internet domain names, Internet protocol (IP) addresses, timestamps, clickstream patterns, dates, and the specific pages visited. This data may encompass information about your operating system, internet browser, and screen resolution.

External Links

This platform contains links to external sites including our course packages and various other portals that we provide on our website. Merchant Navy Decoded does not assume responsibility for the privacy policies, practices, content, or pricing changes of these external websites.

Information Sharing and Disclosure. Are third parties able to view and/or access information?

We limit access to your Personal Information to employees whom we deem reasonably necessary to know that information to fulfill their job responsibilities for providing, operating, developing, or enhancing our products or services.

Merchant Navy Decoded does not divulge, transfer, or distribute your Personal Information to others, however, we may share User Provided and Automatically Collected Information:

  • Our affiliates and group companies as necessary for our internal business, administrative purposes, general corporate operations, and service provision
  • If your resume matches a job description or vacancy with potential recruiters, we may share your information. By registering on the Platform and agreeing to this Privacy Policy, you authorize Merchant Navy Decoded to contact you or forward your resume to potential recruiters
  • As required by law, such as to comply with a subpoena or similar legal process;
  • When we believe in good faith that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights, your safety or that of others, investigate fraud, or respond to a government request;
  • With our trusted service providers who work on our behalf, have no independent use of the information disclosed to them, and have agreed to adhere to the rules outlined in this privacy statement;
  • In the event of Merchant Navy Decoder’s involvement in a merger, acquisition, or sale of all or a portion of its assets, any changes in ownership, we may disclose Personal Information to those involved in the negotiation or transfer
  • To advertisers and third-party advertising networks and analytics companies. Third-party advertisers may show you advertisements when you visit our Platform. These advertisers comprise both financial service providers (like banks, insurance agencies, and stock brokers) and non-financial service providers including Maritime Agencies. They might utilize data about your visits to our Platform and other websites to tailor advertisements displayed on our Platform.


Third Party Content:

Please be aware that our Platform may contain links to external websites not governed by this Privacy Policy. Users may be directed to third-party sites for more information, including advertisers, blogs, content sponsorships, vendor services, social networks, and others.

Merchant Navy Decoded does not guarantee the storage or usage practices of your information on third-party servers. We advise reviewing the privacy statements and policies of each linked third-party site to understand how they handle your personal information.

Comment Policy

We do not censor comments based on political or ideological viewpoints or critical nature. However, we reserve the right to delete comments that are off-topic, spammy, abusive, contain excessive foul language, or include ad hominem attacks.

Once a comment is published on the Merchant Navy Decoded website, it will not be removed upon request. Users are responsible for their own communications and the consequences of their posting.

Comments may only be removed (i) in response to legal process, such as a court order, or (ii) at the request of a law enforcement agency, or where necessary to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, threats to the physical safety of others, violations of our terms of use, or as otherwise required by law.


Our website is not intended for children under the age of 13, and we do not knowingly collect any personally identifiable information from individuals in this age group. If we become aware that we have inadvertently obtained information from a subscriber who is under the age of 13, we will promptly remove it from our records. We strongly advise parental guidance when children use our website.

Social media

By interacting with our social media accounts or platforms, you consent to the collection, use, and sharing of your personal information as described in this Policy.


At Merchant Navy Decoded, we prioritize the confidentiality of your information and implement robust safeguards to protect it. These safeguards include physical, electronic, and procedural measures to secure the information we handle. For instance, we restrict access to authorized employees and contractors who require the information for operational or developmental purposes. However, it is important to note that while we strive to maintain reasonable security measures, no system is completely immune to potential security breaches.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

Merchant Navy Decoded retains the right to update, alter, or modify this Privacy Policy whenever necessary. The Privacy Policy shall come to effect from the date of publication of such update, change or modification.


Merchant Navy Decoded offers content derived from the expertise of maritime professionals, supplemented with citations from academic and online sources. While we endeavor to provide accurate and up-to-date information, Merchant Navy Decoded does not guarantee the accuracy, timeliness, compatibility, or validity of the content, and shall not be held liable for any errors, losses, injuries, or damages arising from its use. For detailed and specific information, it is advisable to refer to official documentation provided by relevant companies, products, or academic sources.

Merchant Navy Decoded does not retain any account-related information or credit/debit card details. We are not responsible for any loss or damage suffered by users due to the disclosure of account, credit card, or debit card information during online transactions or payments for products/services offered through the platform. If users voluntarily share personal information not requested during registration, Merchant Navy Decoded will not be liable for any breaches or disclosures related to such information.

Contact our Grievance Team

In case you have any complaints and/or grievances in relation to the processing of your Personal Information you can send your complaints via e-mail to our grievance team: