This policy aims to give you information on how The Dock collects and processes your personal data when you interact with our website at, including any data you may provide when you sign up to our newsletter or submit a contact or booking form.

The Dock Titanic Quarter  is the controller for your data when you interact with our site.

Who we are

The Dock Titanic Quarter is a charitable company registered in Northern Ireland. Registered company number: NI616637. Charity Registration Number: NIC100504.

Our registered office is 2K Queen’s Road, Belfast, BT3 9DT.

If you have any queries or requests about your personal information, please contact us via email to

The ICO enforces the Data Protection Act 1998 and General Data Protection Regulation in the UK. You have the right to make a complaint at any time to the ICO. We would, however, appreciate the chance to deal with your concerns before you approach the ICO so please contact us in the first instance.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it


When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data entered by the visitor in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Contact forms

The information you enter into to our contact and booking forms, including your name, email address and reason for your contact, which may be an enquiry or a request, is sent to us by email.

Newsletter email subscription

You can choose to receive news updates from The DOCK by email. Your data will be send to and stored by MailChimp. MailChimp gathers statistics around email opening and clicks using industry standard technologies to help us monitor and improve our  emails.

You can change your mind and withdraw consent at any time, which you can do by clicking the Unsubscribe link at the foot of each email we send, or by contacting us at

We will not share, sell or disclose any of your personal details to any third party


If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, our Facebook page stream, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Who we share your data with

We do not share your personal data with third parties.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

If you subscribe to our newsletter emails, you data is stored until you unsubscribe or email us at asking us to erase your personal information.

If you contact us using a contact or booking form, the data is stored until we have dealt with your request or booking, which may include the duration of your volunteering at The Dock Cafe or trading at The DOCK Market.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.