Privacy statement and use of cookies

The website and/or ship chartering app is managed by 4Shipping. 4Shipping is aware that the protection of the privacy of its users and visitors to the website is of great importance. Personal data of users and visitors are therefore treated with care and secured.

This privacy policy describes how we handle the personal data that we obtain via the website and/or app. And which cookies are used to improve our services.

The user of the chartering app agrees to these privacy regulations before being able to use the app. The user also makes the data provided by him available to 4Shipping and other users within the app.


When you request information, visit our website or use our app, we record the data you provide. You also agree that 4Shipping does this. The data is used for the following purposes:

  • Providing and billing our services;
  • Simplify and improve the use of the app;
  • To promote the service to your relations or other app users;
  • To inform you about 4Shipping products and services;
  • To inform you about changes/updates that are made to the app or service;
  • To get a better picture of the visitors to the website and/or users of the app, in order to improve our services
  • To provide data to third parties on the basis of legal obligations;
  • To be able to offer optimal security for your user account (for which, among other things, your IP address is used)
  • Part of the data you provide is available to other users of the app and if business is done via the app, data is also shared between users in order to establish a business relationship (eg for generating a Charter).
  • Anonymized data is used (for example to make statistics) and can possibly be shared publicly;
  • If governments require 4Shipping to provide information;

Only publicly publish the company name, ship name and name of the user for marketing purposes.

AIS data

When using the AIS position of ships, various actions in the app become easier, such as searching for transport orders in the vicinity of the ship, automatically reporting the transport status during the transport in progress, etc. Your explicit permission is requested when registering or in the app for the use of this AIS data. If you give permission, 4Shipping will use this information to increase the service and ease of use.


4Shipping uses the following cookies:

  • Facilitating your internet use: cookies remember login names, passwords and preferences, such as a language setting.
  • From Google Analytics to track how users use the website and app. The information obtained, including the address of your computer (IP address), is transferred to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Read Google’s privacy policy for more information, as well as the specific privacy policy of Google Analytics. Google uses this information to keep track of how our website is used, to provide us with reports about the website and app, and to provide its advertisers with information about the effectiveness of their campaigns. Google may provide this information to third parties if Google is legally obliged to do so, or insofar as these third parties process the information on behalf of Google. We have no influence on this. We have not allowed Google to use the obtained analytics information for other Google services.
  • Enabling interaction with social media: we use social media in parts of our websites, so that you can like or share videos, news or promotions with your friends on social media such as Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter. Many of these social media use cookies to enable these features. We have no influence on the use of cookies and the processing of your data by these companies. For more information about the collection and processing of data by these social networks and your rights, please see the privacy policies of these parties.
  • From MailChimp to be able to send and monitor newsletters.


4Shipping carefully protects user data against theft, infringement, manipulation or loss. And does so at a level that is customary in the sector. Also, all data entered on our site and app is encrypted. And the transmission of (personal) data takes place via a secure connection.

Retention period personal data

The time that you are registered as a user so that you can use our service, your (personal) data will be saved. If you decide to cancel the use of our services, we will continue to store your (personal) data. We do this because the availability of your data can influence the use and statistics of other users. Your data must also be retained in order to be able to comply with the fiscal retention obligation.

Your Privacy Rights

You have the right to inspect your personal data and the right to request correction of your personal data. That is why we have made your (personal) data transparent in the app. We have also added the option for most (personal) data to change it yourself. For other information, please contact 4Shipping.


4Shipping outsources some business activities to third parties (such as hosting, website/app development, usage statistics, communication services, etc.). In this outsourcing, personal data is also transferred to operate a successful website/app. 4Shipping ensures that third parties with whom it cooperates also handle personal data with care. It is also possible that one or more parts or assets of the company are transferred to a third party. In that case, the data of our users/visitors will also be transferred.


4Shipping reserves the right to make changes to this privacy policy. Such a new version of the privacy policy will be found/published via the website/app.

Language version

If there are (interpretation) differences between the various language versions of the privacy regulations, the Dutch version will prevail.