Privacy Policy


SBM Offshore and its subsidiary North Channel Wind as Data Controllers, take the protection of your data seriously. We want you to feel confident that we are keeping your data secure, and that we handle and process it in accordance with the Data Protection Acts 1998 and 2003 as amended and the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) 2018. SBM Offshore/North Channel Wind is committed to ensure that the processing of personal data is done with observance of the conditions and principles set by law and that include:

  • Lawfulness, fairness, and transparency: processed lawfully, fairly and in a transparent manner;
  • Purpose Limitation: Personal data should only be collected for specified, explicit, and legitimate purposes and not further processed in a manner that is incompatible with those purposes.
  • Data Minimisation: Processing of personal data must be adequate, relevant, and limited to what is necessary in relation to the purposes for which they are processed.
  • Accuracy: ensure the personal data details are accurate and, where necessary, kept up to date;
  • Storage Limitation: Personal data should for as long as is necessary for the purposes for which the personal data are processed
  • Integrity and Confidentiality: keep the data confidential and secure, including the observance of cross-border data transfer restrictions
  • Accountability & Transparency: The Data Controller is responsible for, and must be able to demonstrate, their compliance with all of the above-named Principles of Data Protection and how we handle breaches and complaints

SBM Offshore uses the words Personal Data to describe information about an individual, from which they are identifiable. Other key data protection terms are defined in Schedule 1 hereunder.

SBM Offshore as Data Controllers, collect, use and hold certain Personal Data about current, past and prospective suppliers, business contacts and other people in the course of its business activities. Our Privacy Policy sets out how SBM Offshore uses and processes any personal information that you provide to SBM Offshore when you use this website and when you make contact with us by other means of communication.

What we collect

We want to give users the best possible experience. To do so, we may need to collect personal data from you for certain processes such as when you enquire about our project and provide us with your details.

The data we collect may include

  • Personal Information you provide us with through use of our website such as your name, address, email address, phone number, mobile number and information received from online through our Contact Page and Supply Chain.
  • Personal Information you provide us with by contacting us by phone, letter, email, in person and through our social media platforms i.e. LinkedIn and Twitter.
  • Information received from you through our Supply Chain and Contact us pages on our Website.
  • Cookies on the North Channel Wind website that help us provide you a tailored experience.
  • Information received from you when you report a problem with the Website.

What we do with your data

Primarily we use the data we collect to ensure we are engaging with you in the best possible way and deliver an efficient account management.

Here are some other ways in which we use this data:

  • To keep you updated on any changes to our project.
  • To provide you with information and promotional material about our project or other information which you request from us.
  • To engage with you for the purposes of you providing a service to us.
  • To ensure you enjoy a good end-to-end user experience with us.
  • To carry out our obligations/legitimate interests arising from any services entered into between you and us.
  • To meet our legal and regulatory obligations.
  • To get a better understanding of our users and suppliers we may analyse your data to see how we can improve and provide a better user experience and engagement with you.

Your Personal Data and Third Parties

We sometimes use other companies and individuals to work on our behalf. For example to project manage and develop, liaise with fisheries, process information, analyse data, and conduct market research. We contract with all third parties to whom we give your information for these purposes to keep your information confidential and to respect the law on data protection.

In certain circumstances, Data Protection Law allows Personal Data to be disclosed to law enforcement agencies without the consent of the individual. In such circumstances, SBM Offshore will disclose requested Personal Data to the extent permitted by, and in accordance with, applicable Data Protection Law. Prior to any such disclosure of Personal Data the Society will ensure the request is legitimate and in accordance with Data Protection Law, seeking assistance from Group Legal Counsel where necessary.

International transfer of data

We may transfer your personal information outside of the European Economic Area (EEA) to help us provide your products and services. We make sure the same standard of data protection is applied outside of the EEA to these transfers and the use of the information, to ensure your rights are protected


We have placed Cookies on the SBM Offshore website that help us provide you a tailored experience. Please refer to our Cookies Policy here Cookie Policy

Links to Third Party Sites

You should also be aware that where you link to another website from our Site, we have no control over that other website. Accordingly, we cannot guarantee that the controller of that website will respect your privacy or data security in the same manner.


At SBM Offshore, securing your personal data is extremely important to us, which is why we take appropriate measures to protect your data. We use a range of security technologies and processes and have put in place procedures to safeguard and secure the information we hold and the information you transmit to us. We actively monitor emerging cyber threats.

Notwithstanding this, we cannot guarantee the security of any information you transmit to a Site and you do so at your own risk. If you have reason to believe that your interaction with us is no longer secure, please notify us immediately of the suspected problem.

How we communicate

Each time you receive marketing information or a message, you have the option to decline to receive further marketing information from us. This is known as an “opt-out”. If you have more than one address or email address please make sure to notify any changes to your preferences for each address or email address you have registered with us. However, we want to make sure you are kept up to date on all information relevant to your account. We may therefore contact you by post, phone, sms and email about our project.

When you visit our Website and wish to submit a query with your personal details you must accept that you understand and agree with our Privacy Policy by checking the appropriate box.

How long we keep your Personal Data

When we make a decision on what data to keep we consider the information we need to best help us manage your relationship with us, and to make sure we can meet certain statutory obligations. How long we hold your data for is subject to legislation and regulatory rules we must follow. After such a time your Personal Data will be safely and securely destroyed

Controlling your Personal Data

You have ultimate control over your personal data. You have the right to ask us not to process your personal information for marketing purposes and you can opt out at any time.

If you have previously agreed to us using your personal information for direct marketing purposes, you may change your mind at any time by replying STOP to an SMS or an Email we sent you or by writing to the Data Protection Officer, SBM Offshore, by email to Privacy Office

If you believe that any information we are holding about you is incorrect or incomplete, please contact us as soon as possible by email at Privacy Office . We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.

Accessing your Personal Data

You may request details of personal information which we hold about you under the Data Protection Acts 1988 and 2003 as amended and the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). If you would like a copy of the information held about you please contact us by email at Privacy Office

SBM Offshore may amend its Privacy Policy from time to time by updating this document which you will find on our website.


Definition of key data protection terms :-

“Data Controller” means the entity that controls Personal Data, by deciding why and how such Personal Data is Processed.

“Data Processor” means the party that Processes Personal Data on behalf of the Data Controller (for example, a service provider to the Controller).

“European Economic Area” or “EEA” means Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Republic of Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, the UK (until the date of its exit from the EU), Iceland, Liechtenstein, and Norway.

“Personal Data” is any information relating to a living individual which allows the identification of that individual. Personal Data can include: • a name, an identification number; • details about an individual’s location; or • any other information that is specific to that individual.

“Processing” includes collecting, using, recording, organising, altering, disclosing, destroying or holding Personal Data in any way. Processing can be done either manually or by using automated systems such as information technology systems and

“Process” and “Processing” shall be interpreted accordingly.

“Sensitive Personal Data” are types of Personal Data that reveal any of the following information relating to an individual: racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious or philosophical beliefs, or trade union membership. Special Categories of Personal Data also include the Processing of genetic data, biometric data (for example, fingerprints or facial images), health data and data concerning sex life or sexual orientation.