Iridium Satellite LLC (“Iridium,” “we,” or “us”) understands that privacy is important to you and values your trust. This privacy notice (the “Notice”) explains how we collect, use, retain, and generally process personal information in connection with our Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (“GMDSS”) services (the “Services”).
This Notice applies to customers who subscribe to our GMDSS Services through a third party entity that is under contract with Iridium to provide Iridium Services (“Iridium Service Provider”), and who are anywhere in the world, except in the European Economic Area. If you are from the EEA, please refer to our Iridium Service Provider GDPR Privacy Notice.
Iridium functions as an independent data controller in its processing
of your personal information. Additional information on the
processing of your personal or business information may be
available directly from your Iridium Service Provider. In
addition, Iridium maintains a
subscriber personal information, and addresses data protection.
other, if there is a conflict, this Notice will prevail as to
the processing of your personal information for GMDSS
We Collect Personal information
Iridium will collect personal information of customers for business
purposes in order to perform and provide Services as
contractually agreed with the Iridium Service Provider. Such
personal information relate to vessels’ unique devices from
which (or to which) electronic communications are sent (or
received). For example, information such as Vessel Name,
International Maritime Organization (“IMO”) number, Maritime
Mobile Service Identity (“MMSI”), Call Sign, Fleet Name, Nation
Flag, Vessel Type, SP Owner, Vessel information, Tonnage, Year
of build, Port of Registry, Capacity of People, and Provider
Reference (SP Ticket Number), in connection with an Emergency
Contact comprised of identifiers, such as a name, and email, and
other categories of personal information, such us a phone
number. Iridium has and relies on legitimate interest to process
personal information, such as emergency contact information, to
provide and improve the GMDSS Services and network operations.
In addition, Iridium may process this personal information as
necessary for protecting the vital interests of the customer or
another natural person; performing a task carried out in the
public interest; and/or complying with legal obligations.
The Ways We Disclose Personal information
The above mentioned personal information will be disclosed, to the
extent required for service delivery, to appropriate and
authorized recipients. Recipients may include: Iridium’s rescue
and coordination center, third party service providers and
subcontractors (e.g. Iridium Service Providers), other third
parties performing services for us and assisting with the
provision of the GMDSS Service (e.g. governmental safety
agencies and law enforcement), our affiliates, joint ventures,
or other companies under common control. Iridium may also
disclose personal information if Iridium determines in good
faith it is necessary or appropriate to comply with applicable
laws or respond to requests from law enforcement or other
government officials, or to protect or defend the rights or
property of Iridium, you, or third parties. Iridium does not
sell your personal information. Iridium has not disclosed any of
the above information in the preceding 12 months.
Updating Your Personal Information
You may update or modify your Personal Information by emailing us at
Please include “[Country] – GMDSS personal information update
request” in the email’s subject line. If you have access to the
Iridium Service Provider GMDSS portal, you may also update your
Personal Information using your account.
Residents of California
Iridium has not collected, disclosed or sold any of the categories of
Personal Information mentioned above in the preceding 12
Changes to Our Notice
This Notice is subject to revision from time to time. If we make
material changes to how we treat your personal information, we
will notify you by using the email address on record.
Iridium Satellite, LLC is the independent controller of your personal
information. If you have any questions regarding our Notice,
please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please include “[Country] – GMDSS customer question” in the
email’s subject line.
Last Updated: December 19, 2019