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Privacy Policy

Data Protection

Using and storing your information

You agree that we may collect, store, and use information about you by our privacy policy. You acknowledge and agree to be bound by the terms of our privacy policy.

When you supply any information to The Freight Platform, we have legal obligations towards you in the way we use this data. We must collect the information fairly, that is, we must explain how we will use it and tell you if we want to pass the information on to anyone else.

In general, any information you provide to The Freight Platform will be held and processed for our internal business purposes. We do not pass on or sell online information to third parties. We will, however, disclose such information where we are obliged or permitted by law to do so.

If you are notified on site that your information may be used to allow us to contact you for ‘service administration purposes’, this means that we may contact you for several purposes related to the service you have signed up for. For example, we may wish to provide you with password reminders or notify you that a particular service has been suspended for maintenance. We will not contact you for promotional purposes unless you specifically agree to be contacted for such purposes at the time you submit your information on the site, or at a later time if you sign up specifically to receive this promotional information.

We will hold your information on our systems for as long as you use the service you have requested, and remove it if the purpose has been met or, in the case of a registered service, you no longer wish to continue your membership.

We may share information within our organization, and in some cases, it will be necessary to pass the information on to our employees, agents, contractors, and subcontractors. By sending your information to us, you explicitly consent to the processing and transfer of information in this way.

Given the global nature of The Freight Platform’s business, we may need to transmit your information to other members of The Freight Platform which may involve the cross-border transfer of your information. We have taken the steps outlined in this notice to improve the security of your information, but please note that by sending your information to us you explicitly consent to the cross-border transfer of such information.

We will make sure that all information supplied is held securely, by the Data Protection Act 1998.

We are willing, on written request from you, to provide details of any information which you have provided us with (this may be at a small charge) and/or stop using your information for the purposes described above. We may ask for proof of identity from you before disclosing this information. This is to safeguard the security of your information.


We are committed to protecting your privacy. Before providing us with any of your details, please read the following information, which explains our policy regarding the information we collect about you.

As well as the information you submit to us through this site, we may collect information about visits to this site. We collect information on the page browser access. In collecting information about visits to this site, we may use ‘cookies to identify the visitors. This information enables website publishers to do useful things like finding out whether a computer has visited the site before. It can help us improve the design and layout of our sites, provide you with a better online user experience and help us analyze the profile of our visitors.

We gather information on the relative popularity of each page, the average number of pages accessed by visitors, the number of emails sent or files downloaded, and the average time spent on the site. For example: if on a previous visit, you went to our home page, we might find this out from your cookie and highlight homepage information on your second and subsequent visits. None of this information is linked back to you as an individual.

A cookie is a small piece of text that often includes an anonymous unique identifier that is sent to your browser from a website’s computer and stored on your computer’s hard drive. Most browsers will automatically accept a cookie but it is possible to set your browser to notify you before it is sent and at which point you can accept or reject it.

Setting your computer to reject cookies means that certain personalized services cannot then be provided to you and accordingly you may not be able to take full advantage of all of our features. But you can still browse our website anonymously until you wish to register for one of our services. Each browser is different, so check the ‘help’ menu of your browser to learn how to change your cookie preferences. For more information on cookies please visit

We may provide hyperlinks from this site to the websites of third parties. This privacy statement applies only to the contents of this site and not to those websites to which we may provide a link.

If any information with which you have provided us becomes inaccurate or out of date, or if you have any queries about this privacy statement, please contact us through this site.

If we change our privacy policy we will post the changes on this page and may place notices on other pages of the site, so that you may be aware of the information we collect and how we use it at all times. Continued use of this site will signify that you agree to any such changes.

When using your information The Freight Platform will act by current legislation and aim to meet current internet best practices.


Our agreement

By using or subscribing to our site you agree to these terms of use. We reserve the right to revise the content of our site (including the services offered by us) and these terms of use by posting the amendments on this site.

By continued access to and use of our site, you agree to any such amendments. We also reserve the right to seek all remedies available at law and in equity for violations of these terms of use, including the right in our sole discretion to deny access to our site or any part of it without notice and to decline to provide the service to any user.

Individual non-commercial use

You are only authorized to visit, view, and retain a single copy of pages of this site solely for your own individual use and internal business purposes, and you shall not duplicate, download, publish, modify, or otherwise distribute or exploit any material on this site for any purpose other than for your individual, noncommercial use unless otherwise specifically authorized by us.

Access to password-protected/secure areas

Access to and use of password protected and/or secure areas of this site is restricted to authorized users only. Unauthorized individuals attempting to access these areas of the site may be subject to prosecution.

Downloading information

If you download any information from this site, you agree that you will not copy it or remove or obscure any copyright or other notices or legends contained in any such information.

Exclusions and limitations

The information on this site is provided ‘as is’. We make no representations or warranties of any kind whatsoever concerning this site or its contents and disclaim all such representations and warranties.

Certain information and services on this site may include materials and information from third parties over which we have minimal or no control. Furthermore, the information contained on this site may contain technical inaccuracies or typographical errors. We, therefore, cannot, and do not, guarantee, represent or warrant to you that this site, its contents and related graphics published in this site are accurate or complete and/or appropriate to you or your business.

All liability howsoever arising for any such inaccuracies or errors is expressly excluded to the fullest extent permitted by law. Neither we, any of our affiliates nor any of our respective directors, officers, or employees, nor any other representatives will be liable for loss or damage arising out of or in connection with the use of this site. This is a comprehensive limitation of liability that applies to all damages of any kind, including (without limitation) compensatory, direct, indirect, or consequential damages, loss of data, income or profit, loss of or property damage, and claims of third parties.

We will not be responsible for any loss or damage that could result from interception by third parties of any information made available to you via this site. You agree that each of these limitations is reasonable having regard to the nature of our site and in particular given that when you purchase information, goods, or services through our site you will enter a separate contract with the supplier in each case.

None of the above exclusions or limitations shall affect any statutory or other rights under US law which are not capable of being excluded. However, in such case, our obligation, where permitted by law, will be limited to the re-supply of our site, goods, or services to you. Each of the above exclusions or limitations shall be construed as a separate, and severable, provision of these terms of use.

Third-party information

The information, opinions, and data on this site provided by third parties have been obtained from sources believed to be reliable, but we cannot guarantee their accuracy, validity, timeliness, or completeness for any particular purpose.

Please seek the advice of professionals, as appropriate, regarding the evaluation of any specific information, opinion, advice, or other content.

Use of links

Certain links, including hypertext links, in our site, will take you outside our site. Links are provided for your convenience and inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement or approval by us of the linked site, its operator, or its content.

We are not responsible for the content or other provisions of any website outside our site and expressly disclaim any liability related to such contents or provisions. We prohibit caching, unauthorized hypertext links to this site, and the framing of any information and content including any software programs available on or through this site (content).

We reserve the right to disable any unauthorized links or frames and specifically disclaim any responsibility for the content available on any other websites linked to this site. Access to any other websites linked to this site is at your own risk.

Technological failures

System response times may vary due to a variety of factors. We shall not be liable in any way for any inaccuracy, error, or delay in or omission of any information or the transmission or delivery of any information, or for any loss or damage arising from or occasioned by any such inaccuracy, error, delay, or omission, or for any non-performance or interruption of information due to any act or omission, or for any force majeure (including but without limiting the generality of the foregoing flood, extraordinary weather condition, earthquake or other act of God, fire, war, insurrection, riot, labor dispute, accident, the action of government, communications, power failure or equipment or software malfunction) or any other cause beyond our reasonable control.

Use of your information

You agree that we may collect, store, and use information about you by our privacy policy. You acknowledge and agree to be bound by the terms of our privacy policy.

Ownership and intellectual property

All rights in the design, text, graphics, and other material on or supporting our site and the selection or arrangement thereof are our property or the property of our licensors or other third parties and are protected by intellectual property rights laws.

For purposes of these terms of use, the term ‘intellectual property rights' means, collectively, rights under patent, trademark, copyright, and trade secret laws, any applications or registrations relating to such rights, and any other Intellectual property or proprietary rights recognized in any country or jurisdiction worldwide, including, without limitation, moral rights and similar rights.

You acknowledge that you do not acquire any ownership rights by downloading material from this site, and you may not resell any of the products or services (or any part thereof) appearing on this site. All rights not expressly granted hereunder are expressly reserved. We also reserve the right to remove or disable access to any content or other materials that violate or allegedly infringe a party’s intellectual property rights.

Deep links

You may not ‘deep-link’ to this site, meaning that you will not create, post, display, publish or distribute any link to any page other than the front (home) page of this site for any purpose unless specifically authorized by us to do so.

Security, cracking, and hacking

You may not violate or attempt to violate the security of this site or any of the products or services described herein. We reserve the right to investigate occurrences that may involve such violations and may involve, and cooperate with, law enforcement authorities in prosecuting users who have participated in such violations.

You agree that it is your responsibility to install anti-virus software and related protections against viruses or other computer programming routines or engines that are intended to damage, destroy, disrupt, or otherwise impair a computer’s functionality or operation which may be transferred to your computer via this site.

Framing and miming

You may not frame this site or any page or portion of this site by calling content from within the site to appear to a user as part of a page on another website, whether within a visible frame or inline by framing without a border around the framed content, without our prior written consent.

Compliance with laws

You may use this site only for lawful purposes. This site and the products and services described herein are subject to, and you agree that you shall at all times comply with all applicable local, national, and international laws, statutes, rules, regulations, ordinances, and the like applicable to the use thereof.

This obligation includes, without limitation, your agreement to comply with all industry-specific regulations and rules relating to the export of technical and other data and your agreement not to export or re-export any such data or any other content or materials in violation of such laws, rules or regulations without first obtaining all necessary licenses, consents, and approvals therefor, as well as authorization therefor from us.

Regulatory considerations

We may monitor data as may be necessary to meet regulatory requirements. You permit us by any reasonable and appropriate means to verify that you have complied with these terms of use and you agree to cooperate fully with any such verification process.

Location of site

This site and all information contained in it (other than links to third-party websites) reside in the USA.

If there is any conflict between these terms of use and specific terms appearing elsewhere on this site (including local house rules) then the latter shall prevail. If any of these terms are determined to be illegal, invalid, or otherwise unenforceable because of the laws of any state or country in which these terms are intended to be effective, then to the extent and within the jurisdiction in which that term is illegal, invalid or unenforceable, it shall be severed and deleted from these terms and the remaining terms shall survive, remain in full force and effect and continue to be binding and enforceable.

These terms of use shall be governed by and interpreted by the laws of New York.

Disclaimer Notice

Handysize Chartering Pool monitors the quality of the information available on this Website and updates the information regularly. Freight Estimations are given in good faith but not guaranteed, However, Handysize Chartering Pool does not guarantee and accepts no legal liability whatsoever arising from or connected to, the accuracy, reliability, currency, or completeness of any material contained on this Website or any linked site. This Website is not a substitute for independent professional advice and users should obtain any appropriate professional advice relevant to their particular circumstances. The material on this Website may include the views or recommendations of third parties, which do not necessarily reflect the views of Handysize Chartering Pool or indicate its commitment to a particular course of action.

Links to external websites

This Website contains links to websites that are external to Handysize Chartering Pool. Handysize Chartering Pool takes reasonable care in linking websites but has no direct control over the content of the linked sites or the changes that may occur to the content on those sites. It is the responsibility of the user to make their decisions about the accuracy, currency, reliability, and correctness of the information contained in linked external websites.

Links to external websites do not constitute an endorsement or a recommendation of any material on those sites or of any third-party products or services offered by, from, or through those sites. Users of links provided by this website are responsible for being aware of which organization is hosting the website they visit.


Handysize Chartering Pool applies a range of security controls to protect its Website from unauthorized access. Handysize Chartering Pool accepts no liability for any interference with or damage to a user’s computer system, software, or data occurring in connection with or relating to this Website or its use. Users are encouraged to take appropriate and adequate precautions to ensure that whatever is selected from this site is free of viruses or other contamination that may interfere with or damage the user’s computer system, software, or data.

Copyright Notice

The content of this Website is copyright protected. You may download, display, print, and reproduce this material in unaltered form only (retaining this notice) for your personal, non-commercial use or use within your organization. Apart from any use as permitted under USA Copyright law, all other rights are reserved.

This notice is not to be erased. You are not permitted to re-transmit, distribute or commercialize the information or material without seeking prior written approval from Handysize Chartering Pool.

You are not permitted to use the Handysize Chartering Pool Website to sell a product or service or to increase traffic to your website.

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