Privacy Notice

CSS Limited is a limited liability company registered under Jersey law. The registered office of CSS Limited is Les Cent Etoiles, Mont Fallu, St Peter , Jersey, JE3 7EF, Channel Islands.


CSS Limited, also known as Channel Ship Services trading as CSS referred as, ‘we’ or ‘our’ is committed to protecting the privacy and security of your personal information.

This Privacy Notice describes how we collect and use personal information about you during and after your relationship with us pursuant to the data protection (Jersey) law 2018 (“DPJL”).

CSS is a “Data Controller”, which means we are responsible for deciding how we hold and use personal information. We are also registered with the Jersey Office of the Information Commissioner (“JOIC”) – Registration No. 19662.

We will comply with data protection law, the principles of which says that the personal information we hold about you must be: –

  • Used lawfully, fairly and in a transparent way.
  • Collected only for valid purposes that we have clearly explained to you and not used in any way incompatible with those purposes.
  • Relevant to the purposes we have told you about and limited only to those purposes.
  • Accurate and kept up to date.
  • Kept your data only as long as necessary for the purposes we collected it.
  • Kept securely.

CSS is accountable to you and the Authorities to show compliance with (“DPJL”) and demonstrate how we are compliant.

The Data Protection Manager (“DPM”) 

We have appointed a DPM to oversee compliance with this Privacy Notice.

 If you have any questions about this Privacy Notice or how we handle your personal information, contact the DPM at 

You have the right to make a complaint at any time to the JOIC.

Contact details for these are outlined at the bottom of this Privacy Notice.

The Kind of Information We Hold About You

Personal data, or personal information, means any information about an individual from which that person can be identified. It does not include data where the identity has been removed (anonymous data).

To explain this to you, we will list our different services when we collect or use additional information about you.

How Is Your Personal Information Collected?

We collect personal information about you when you contact us, you apply for one of the advertised positions, register with us as interested in the type of work we advertise or provide use with your data for another specific purpose.

What information do we collect about you? 




 Business sector

 Previous employment history

 Educational experience

 References details

 Telephone number

 Email address


 Employment history 

 Qualifications for the role you are applying for.

 Full CV information

What Special Category Data do we collect about you?

CSS collect Special Category data from applicants if it forms part of the work, you have specifically applied for. If that is the case, we will explain our legal basis for processing your data and your rights to withdraw consent, if that is the legal basis used at the time. Examples of Special Category data we collect will be.

 Relevant health information.

 Previous injuries.



 Ability to work at sea.

 Use of medication.

How We Will Use Information About You?

We will only use your personal information when the law allows us to. 

Most commonly, we will use your personal information in the following circumstances:

  • You have entered a Contract with us to provide you with a service; an example of this would be when you have engaged CSS to find you specific employment.
  • We need to comply with a Legal Obligation; an example of this would be when we have to comply with the legal requirements of the Maritime Law of the Jurisdiction you will be working in to provide information about you.
  • Where it is necessary for our Legitimate Interests (or those of a third party), your interests and fundamental rights do not override those interests. An example of this is when as a recruitment agency representing you and to find you the right position we sent you information of positions we think you might be interested in hearing about.

We may also use your personal information in the following situations, 

  • Where you have given, you Consent to contact you for a specific purpose, such as subscribed to receiving our newsletter or marketing material from one of our clients.
  • In an emergency, it is in your Vital Interest to share your information when we have it recorded; an example would be, if there was an incident on one of the vessels, we have placed you onboard and we have information we can provide the emergency services.

Change of purpose

We will only use your personal information for the purposes we collected it unless we reasonably consider that we need to use it for another reason and that reason is compatible with the original purpose. 

If we need to use your personal information for an unrelated purpose, we will notify you and explain the legal basis that allows us to do so.

Data Sharing

We do not pass on information gained from your engagement with us without a clear legal basis for doing so. However, we may disclose your Personal Information to meet legal obligations, regulations, or valid governmental requests.

We use certain third parties also known as Processors to provide or support our services. We have appropriate agreements in place with those processors to ensure the safety of your information. For information on these processors please see the table below. We do not share your information with any processors for the purposes of direct marketing.

The current data processors used by CSS are.


Description of processing

Link to Privacy Notice


Data Protection Managers

Privacy Notice – PropelFwd


IT support and Cyber Security

Privacy Policy | Logicalis

Recruit CRM

Recruit CRM SaaS platform

Privacy – Recruit CRM

Office 365

Internal document

Microsoft Privacy Statement – Microsoft privacy

Processors are other organisations/services carefully chosen by CSS to process your information correctly and securely. In the case of organisations outside of Jersey, the United Kingdom and the European Economic Area (EEA);

(a) we have prior written instructions for the transfer or 

(b) we have entered into specific contractual terms with them to ensure that they treat your personal data in way equivalent to that in which they would be required if they were established in Jersey.

We ensure that your privacy rights are respected in line with this Notice and the same protection is given to your personal data as laid down by the DPJL.

Data Security

We have put in place appropriate security measures to prevent your personal information from being accidentally lost, altered or disclosed, or accessed in an unauthorised way. In addition, we limit access to your personal information to those Staff, Agents, Contractors and other third parties on a need to know basis. 

They will only process your personal information on our strict instructions, and they are subject to a duty of confidentiality. 

Details of these measures may be obtained from our DPM.

We have put in place procedures to deal with any suspected data security breach and notify you and any applicable regulator of a suspected breach where we are legally required to do so.

Data Retention

We will only retain your personal information for as long as necessary to fulfil the purposes we collected it for, including to satisfy any legal, accounting, or reporting requirements. 

To determine the appropriate retention period for personal data, we consider the amount, nature, and sensitivity of the personal data, the potential risk of harm from unauthorised use or disclosure of your data. The purposes for which we process your data and whether we can achieve those purposes through other means and the applicable legal requirements. 

You can request our Data Retention Schedule from our DPM if required.

In some circumstances, we may anonymise your personal information so that it can no longer be associated with you, in which case we may use such information without further notice to you. 

Rights of Access, Correction, Erasure, and Restriction 

The personal information we hold about you must be accurate and current. Please keep us informed if your information changes during your relationship with us.

Under certain circumstances, by law, you have the right to:

  • Request access to your personal information (commonly known as a “data subject access request”). This right enables you to receive a copy of the personal information we hold about you and to check that we are lawfully processing it.
  • Request correction of the personal information that we hold about you. This right enables you to have any incomplete or inaccurate data we hold about you corrected.
  • Request erasure of your personal information. This right enables you to ask us to delete or remove personal data where there is no good reason for us to continue to process it. You also have the right to ask us to delete or remove your personal information where you have exercised your right to object to processing (see below).
  • Object to processing your personal information where we rely on a legitimate interest (or those of a third party). There is something about your situation that makes you want to object to processing on this ground. You also have the right to object to processing your personal information for direct marketing purposes.
  • Request the restriction of processing of your personal information. This right enables you to ask us to suspend the processing of personal information about you, for example, if you want us to establish its accuracy or the reason for processing it.
  • Request the transfer of your personal information to another party.

If you want to review, verify, correct or request the erasure of your personal information, object to the processing or request that we transfer a copy of your personal information to another party, contact our DPM at 

You will not have to pay a fee to access your personal information (or exercise any other rights). However, we may charge a reasonable fee if your access request is unfounded or excessive. Alternatively, we may refuse to comply with the request in such circumstances.

How to request your information and what we may need from you 

You can use the Data Subject Access Request form, available on our Cookie Banner. You can also email in your request, make your request over the telephone verbally to one of our team, whatever way you feel more comfortable with.

If you have any questions about this process or any of your rights, contact our DPM at  

We may need to request specific information from you to help us confirm your identity and ensure your right to access the information (or exercise any of your other rights). 

We will respond to your request without undue delay, but certainly within Four Weeks after satisfactory verification of your identity. In some circumstances we can apply an eight-week extension to this time frame when the request is complex in nature, and it cannot be answered in the four-week time frame. If this is to happen, we will inform you as soon as possible.

Right to Withdraw Consent 

In the limited circumstances where you may have provided your consent to the collection, processing and transfer of your personal information for a specific purpose, you have the right to withdraw your consent for that specific processing at any time. 

To withdraw your consent, contact our DPM at 

Once we have received notification that you have withdrawn your consent, we will no longer process your information for the purpose or purposes you originally agreed to unless we have another legitimate basis for doing so in law.

Changes to this Privacy Notice

We reserve the right to update this privacy notice at any time, and we will provide you with a new privacy notice when we make any substantial updates.

We may also notify you in other ways from time to time about the processing of your personal information or requesting you to confirm the accuracy of the information we hold on you.


We want the chance to resolve any complaints you have about how we process your information. You have the right to complain to the JOIC about how we have used your data.

The details for each of these contacts are:

CSS Limited

3rd Floor, Herald House, 8 Hill Street, St Helier, Jersey, JE2 4UA. 

Telephone +44 (0) 1534 888227 or email 

Jersey Office of the Information Commissioner

2nd Floor, 5 Castle Street, St Helier, Jersey JE2 3BT.

Telephone +44 (0) 1534 716530 or email