About us

Who we are?

GLOBAL INSTITUTE FOR MARITIME EDUCATION AND TRAININING (GIMET) is an international organization dedicated to offer accredited maritime education and training courses and programs. Having a close collaboration with GMCG – Global Maritime Consultants Group, one of the greatest consultancy groups in the global shipping, we are now developing a network-centric concept of delivering  training, using a network of offices all around the world.

Our legal and fiscal details are:

Company name: S.C. Gimet Europe S.R.L.

Postal Address: Str. Mihai Viteazul nr. 47 Bis, 900682 Constanta, jud. Constanta, Romania

National Registration Number: J13/2691/15.10.2020

European Union Registration Number: ROONRC.J13/2691/2020

Fiscal (VAT) Code: 43195828

Management: Stelian Cojocaru | office@gimet.global | +40722116663

Customer Support: Cristina Scarlat | support@gimet.global

Working hours: Monday-Friday 0900 – 1700 EET (UTC + 2h)

Note for customers: Please do not make any payment for courses without a prior invoice. Thank you!

What services we offer?

We offer professional courses addressed to actual and prospective seafarers. We look in the future and focus on the advanced virtual education methods, not forgetting that in maritime industry practical skills must be acquired and assessed; this is why our concept includes direct participation of trainees in the classroom sessions in our office located near their geographical area.

List of GIMET policies

  • GIMET Terms of Service
  • GIMET Privacy and Data Protection (GDPR) Policy
  • GIMET Complaint Policy
  • GIMET Course Withdrawal and Refund Policy
  • GIMET Use of Cookies Policy

You will find all these policy documents by scrolling down this page.

GIMET Terms of Service

Terms of Service (TOS)

This document is designed to regulate the legal relationship between the Global Institute for Maritime Education and Training (GIMET) and the Trainee enrolled in a course organized by GIMET. The present Terms of Service has the power of a contract and is to be carefully read, accepted and submitted by the Trainee upon her/his first login on the GIMET e-learning platform.

For any comment related TOS, please feel free to use the Contact form on our web page: https://gimet.global/contact-ro/

For any other complaint, please use the Online Complaint Form available for Trainees on our online Platform: https://elearning.gimet.global/

  1. Generalities

1.1. The following definitions apply for the purposes of this Terms of Service, hereinafter called TOS:

“Course(s)”: refer to each and every one of the learning material, in any digital format, provided by GIMET e-Learning Platform (GELP).

“Server Services”: Any service made available by GIMET to its Trainees on demand via the internet using a physical server. Such Server Services are accessible globally via the internet. Server provider engaged by GIMET to enable the provision of the Server Services, namely velia.net Internetdienste GmbH, is compliant with the GDPR and the national laws of the European Union with regards to data protection.

“Trainee”: Individual entering with GIMET into agreement of TOS. GIMET Trainee applies, pays and makes use directly of the e-learning platform.

“GDPR”: General Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of 27 April 2016.

“Materials”: All related documents and files, in any digital format, posted on the e-Learning platform used for training, and any report generated by the Platform on completion of a Self-Assessment and a Final Exam, as well as the certificates issued on successfully passing the Final Exam.

“Payment Methods”: Shall refer to the GIMET payment terms, located at https://www.gimet.global/pay/  under the heading “Payment”.

“Personal Data”: Shall have the meaning set out in article referring to the GDPR.

1.2. At the time of entering into this TOS agreement, each Course offers the functionalities as set out in the Course description included on the website https://www.gimet.global/, as well as in the course specific terms, which are included in this TOS. Course description and course specific terms may be changed from time to time, upon reasonable prior notice to the Trainee.

1.3. GIMET will:

  • 1.3.1. provide the Course, whose structure is defined by the Course description;
  • 1.3.2. grant the required license and maintain the services offered to Trainees during the Term specified in this document
  • 1.4. Each Course is offered in English. Further languages may be added in the future.
  1. License

2.1. GIMET grants the Trainee a non-exclusive, temporary and revocable license to use the GIMET e-learning platform, as a “Course over the internet license”, during the Term, as defined in Chapter 10 of this document. The License is completed in its entirety upon fulfilment of the intended course or, where applicable, upon expiry of the term of the subscription already paid for by the Trainee. The expiry of term occurs when a trainee does not successfully pass the finasl exam of the course within 1 year from the first login on the GIMET e-learning platform.

2.2. Trainee is permitted to use the GIMET e-learning platform to view, read, listen and print all the information and materials associated to a course. Furthermore, Trainee shall be granted access only to the e-learning platform. Any resale of the Material, or resale of access to a course area on the e-learning platform is strictly prohibited, unless explicitly agreed on in writing between GIMET and Trainee.

2.3. The selling, lending, renting, licensing, distributing, copying or making available of the Courses content and materials, or login data to any third parties, as well as the translation, adaptation, arrangement or any other alteration of the Course and/or associated Materials without GIMET’s prior written consent is prohibited. Trainee is allowed to print the Speaker’s Notes only to the extent necessary for the use of the courses video support. The license granted to the Trainee is not transferable to any third party.

2.4. Trainee is aware that the use of the GIMET e-learning platform can be made available through Server Services and will require an operating network connection to the internet, as well as third-party software to be installed on the Trainee’s devices (such as operating systems, web-browsers, pdf readers, etc.).

  1. License Fees and Payment

3.1. GIMET offers one type of license, as further defined in the Course description or relevant pricelist provided upon request or posted on the web site https://www.gimet.global/.

3.2. The course is considered started on the day the e-learning platform administrator sends the login data to the trainee by e-mail. Also, login data are transmitted automatically by the platform. Both manual and automatic e-mail containing login data are transmitted to the Trainee’s main e-mail address and secondary e-mail address, as provided by the trainee on the Application Form.

3.3. Upon receipt of the invoice, trainee must pay the course’s fee in accordance with the Payment terms stipulated on the web site www.gimet.global. Invoice for each course will be sent, by email, in pdf format, to both e-mail addresses of the Trainee.

     4. Relationship between GIMET and Trainee

4.1. Trainee can access a course posted on the GIMET e-learning platform only after paying the course’s fee. The relationship between GIMET and Trainee is limited to the access to the course granted by GIMET.

4.2. Trainee wishing to use the GIMET e-learning platform have to provide his correct personal data in order to verify their identity. The use of the e-learning platform without correct identification is prohibited.

4.3. GIMET is entitled to exclude Trainee from the course and to block the access to the e-learning platform and to withdraw issued license, or certificate, or other course’s material in case of:

4.3.1. breach of the General Terms and Conditions by the Trainee; or

4.3.2. defy the purpose of the Course provided, including, but not limited to: using the course with multiple users, disclosing login data, multiplying the materials, knowingly entering incorrect or fake information, or issuing fake certificates.

  1. Liability

5.1. Each Party shall be liable without limitation if the other Party makes claims arising out of deliberate acts, for altered quality of delivered course and in the event of a fraudulent use of e-learning platform.

  1. Intellectual Property and ownership of Trainee’s data and test input

6.1. The Course, the supporting e-learning platform source code and object code, as well as its interfaces and courses’ contents and associated materials are protected by national and international intellectual property laws. GIMET and, where applicable, third parties (i.e. the manufacturers of the underlying software, third-party authors, etc.) retain all intellectual property rights regarding the Course, the software, the course content and associated material, including any documentation made available to Trainee, who must not remove or cover attributions of authorship or copyright.

6.2. All personal data and all input made by Trainee shall remain Trainee’s sole property. Trainee, however, grants to GIMET the right to use the Trainee Data related to her/his activity in the course (e.g. answers to questions or results of assessments) to generate statistics on his/her results. Also, GIMET is bound to use all the Trainee’s personal data only in relationship with the Maritime Authority that accredited the course and will issue a STCW certificate on behalf of the Trainee. A special Data Protection Policy is displayed on https://www.gimet.global/.

  1. Confidentiality

7.1. Confidential information means, in relation to either Party, information (whether in oral, written or electronic form) belonging or relating to that Party, its business affairs or activities, which is marked as confidential or proprietary.

7.2. Each Party agrees not to make the other Party’s Confidential Information available in any form to any third party and not to use the other Party’s Confidential Information for any purpose other than the performance of its rights and obligations under this TOS.

7.3. Breach of any provision of this section shall give the disclosing Party the right to terminate this TOS with immediate effect.

     8. Privacy and Data Protection

8.1. Both Parties undertake to comply with the applicable laws and regulations regarding protection of personal data. The Trainee is advised to comply, in particular, with all additional e-learning privacy requirements. GIMET assumes and displays a Data Protection (GDPR) Policy.

  1. The Use of Courses

9.1. Trainee is aware that the she/he is required to prove his or her identity, usually using a scanned copy of the passport, before being able to run a specific Course, including a recent picture showing the entire face.

9.2. GIMET undertakes reasonable efforts to provide an uninterrupted operation of the Course and provision of services. However, Trainee is aware that the Course might be updated and changed from time to time, which might lead to a temporary interruption or unavailability of the services provided under this TOS. If possible, GIMET will inform Trainee about such interruptions duly in advance.

9.3. GIMET does not guarantee:

  • 9.3.1. that any results indicating the performance of a Trainee are conclusive; and/or
  • 9.3.2. that Trainee is fit for specific jobs or for specific decision-making purposes, within Trainee’s organization; and/or

9.4. Subject to the provisions of “Liability” section, GIMET cannot be held liable to Trainee for any decisions made by Trainee, and/or for any claims arising out of improper use of any ships’ or workshops’ equipment on which trainee completed a course or a training session with GIMET.

     10. Term and Termination

10.1. This Terms of Services (TOS) acts as a contract between parties, being made effective on the date the administrator of GIMET e-learning platform sends the login data to the trainee. This TOS shall remain in effect for a period of 1 (one) year.

10.2. Furthermore, this TOS will be terminated with immediate effect at any time by written notice upon the insolvency or bankruptcy of either Party.

10.3. After termination of the TOS, Trainee understand and agree that:

  • 10.3.1. Trainee’s account(s) will be deactivated; and
  • 10.3.2. Trainee must not use any GIMET accompanying or generated Material.

    11. Force Majeure

11.1. Neither Party shall be liable for delays caused by conditions beyond their reasonable control (“Force Majeure”), provided notice thereof is given to the other Party as soon as practicable. Force Majeure shall include, without limitation: hostilities, revolution, acts of war (whether or not declared), acts of terrorism, civil commotion, strike, epidemic accident, quarantines or regional medical crisis, fire, flood, wind, earthquake or other inclement weather conditions and any impending threat of the foregoing, blockade, embargoes, shortage of materials or transportation facilities, strikes and lockouts, any other Acts of God or act of any government or governmental agency, including laws, regulation or ordinance and proclamation affecting the Parties, the work and the services to be provided without the fault or negligence of the Parties hereto, or any other events or circumstances not within the reasonable control of the party affected, whether similar or dissimilar to any of the foregoing.

  1. Notices

12.1. Unless otherwise indicated, all notices to the Parties under this TOS, shall be transmitted by e-mail, to office@gimet.global or using details provided in the website http://www.gimet.global/

  1. Miscellaneous

13.1. Should any provision of this TOS become invalid or unenforceable, the validity or enforceability of the other provisions of this General Terms and Conditions shall not be affected thereby.

13.2. This Terms of Services and the relationship between the Parties shall be governed by, and interpreted in accordance with Romanian law. The UN Convention on the International Sale of Goods (CISG) shall not apply. Each Party hereby irrevocably agrees to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Courts of Constanta, Romania.

13.3. This Terms of Service contains 5 pages and it becomes legally valid when accepted and submitted by the Trainee, upon her/his first login on the GIMET e-Learning Platform.

13.4. The present Terms of Service is related to the following policy documents, which are displayed on our webpage and on our e-learning platform: Complaint Policy, Privacy and Data Protection Policy, Use of Cookies Policy, Withdrawal and Refund Policy.

GIMET Privacy and Data Protection (GDPR) Policy

This Policy includes all rights of the persons concerned according to the GDPR. Rights that are not relevant to the purposes of processing of personal data by GIMET need not be mentioned.

1. Right to information

You can ask GIMET to confirm whether personal data concerning you will be processed by GIMET. If such processing has taken place, you can request the following information:

1.1. the purposes for which the personal data have been or are still being processed;

1.2. the categories of personal data processed;

1.3. the recipients or categories of recipients to whom the personal data concerning you have been or are still being disclosed;

1.4. the planned duration of the storage of the personal data concerning you or, if specific information on this is not possible, criteria for determining the storage time;

1.5. the existence of a right to have personal data concerning you rectified or deleted; a right to restrict the processing of personal data; or a right of objection to processing;

1.6. the existence of a right of complaint to a supervisory authority;

1.7. you have the right to request information as to whether the personal data concerning you is transferred to a third country or to an international organisation. In this context, you may request to be informed of appropriate guarantees according to Art. 46 GDPR (“Transfers subject to appropriate safeguards”) related to the transmission.

2. Right to rectification

You have the right of rectifying and/or completing your personal data if the personal data processed concerning you are incorrect or incomplete. Upon exercising this right, the GIMET administrator/controller shall make the correction without delay.

3. Right to restriction of processing

You can request the restriction of the processing of personal data concerning you, under the following conditions:

3.1. you contest the accuracy of personal data concerning you; this will result to the restriction of processing of your personal data for a period of time that enables GIMET to verify the accuracy of your personal data;

3.2. the processing is unlawful and you oppose to the erasure of the personal data and request that the processing of the personal data be restricted instead;

3.3. GIMET no longer needs the personal data for the purposes of the processing; however, you do need them to establish, exercise or defend legal claims; or

3.4. if you have objected to processing pursuant to Art. 21.1 EU GDPR (“Right to object”) and you request restriction of processing pending the verification whether the legitimate grounds override your reasons.

Where processing of personal data concerning you has been restricted, such personal data shall, with the exception of storage, only be processed with your consent or for the establishment, exercise or defense of legal claims and/or for the protection of the rights of another natural or legal person and/or for reasons of important public interest of the European Union or of a Member State.

If the restriction of processing has been restricted according to the above conditions, you shall be informed by GIMET before the restriction of processing is lifted.

4. Right to erasure

4.1. Obligation to delete:

You shall have the right to obtain from GIMET the erasure of personal data concerning you without undue delay and the controller shall have the obligation to erase personal data without undue delay where one of the following grounds applies:

4.1.1. the personal data concerning you are no longer necessary in relation to the purposes for which they were collected or otherwise processed; or

4.1.2. you withdraw the consent on which the processing is based, pursuant to Article 6.1(a) (“Lawfulness of processing”), or Article 9.2(a) EU GDPR (“Processing of special categories of personal data”), and there is no other legal ground for the processing.

4.1.3. you object to the processing of your data, pursuant to Article 21.1 EU GDPR (“Right to object”), and there are no overriding legitimate grounds for the processing; or you object to the processing pursuant to Article 21.2 EU GDPR.

4.1.4. the personal data concerning you have been unlawfully processed.

4.1.5. the personal data have to be erased for compliance with a legal obligation in the European Union or in the Member State to which the controller is subject.

4.1.6. the personal data have been collected to offer ‘information society services’ as referred to in Article 8.1 GDPR (“Conditions applicable to child’s consent in relation to information society services”).

4.2. Exceptions:

The right to erasure shall not apply to the extent that processing is necessary:

4.2.1. for exercising the right of freedom of expression and information;

4.2.2. for compliance with a legal obligation which requires processing by Union or Member State law to which GIMET is subject or for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority;

4.2.3. for reasons of public interest in the area of public health in accordance with Article 9.2(h) and (i) as well as Article 9.3 GDPR (“Processing of special categories of personal data”);

4.2.4. for archiving purposes in the public interest, scientific or historical research purposes or statistical purposes in accordance with Article 89.1 GDPR (“Safeguards and derogations relating to processing for archiving purposes in the public interest, scientific or historical research purposes or statistical purposes”); or

4.2.5. for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims.

5. Right to notification

If you have exercised your right against GIMET to have the processing corrected, deleted or restricted, it shall communicate any rectification or erasure of personal data or restriction of processing carried out to each recipient to whom the personal data have been disclosed, unless this proves impossible or involves disproportionate effort.

6. Right to data portability

You shall have the right to receive the personal data concerning you and which you have provided, in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format. Further you have the right to transmit those data to another institution.

7. Right to object

You shall have the right to object to the processing of your personal data, being processed in accordance with the provisions (e) or (f) of Article 6.1 GDPR (“Lawfulness of processing”) at any time on grounds relating to your particular situation, which includes profiling based on those provisions.

8. Right to revoke the data protection declaration of consent

You are entitled to revoke your consent to the contents of this data protection declaration at any time. The revocation of consent shall not affect the legality of the processing carried out on the basis of your consent until revocation.

9. Automated individual decision-making, including profiling

You shall have the right not to be subject to a decision based solely on automated processing, including profiling, which produces legal effects concerning you or similarly significantly affects you.

10. Right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority

Without prejudice to any other administrative or judicial remedy, you shall have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, in particular in the EU Member State of your habitual residence, place of work or place of the alleged infringement if you consider that the processing of personal data relating to you infringes the GDPR.

The supervisory authority with which the complaint has been lodged shall inform the complainant on the progress and the outcome of the complaint including the possibility of a judicial remedy pursuant to Art.78 GDPR (“Right to an effective judicial remedy against a supervisory authority”).

11. Description and scope of data processing

Every time our website is visited, our system automatically collects data and information from the computer system of the calling computer.

The following data is collected:

1.1. Information about the browser type and version used

1.2. The user’s operating system

1.3. The internet service provider of the user

1.4. The IP address of the user

1.5. Date and time of access

1.6. Websites from which the user’s system reaches our website

1.7. Websites accessed by the user’s system via our website

The data are also stored in the log files of our system. This data is not stored together with other personal data of the user.

12. Legal basis for data processing

The legal basis for the temporary storage of data and log files is Article 6.1(f) GDPR.

13. Purpose of data processing

The temporary storage of the IP address by the system is necessary to enable the website to be delivered to the user’s computer. For this purpose, the IP address of the user must remain stored for the duration of the session. The data is stored in log files to ensure the functionality of the website. In addition, the data serve us to optimise the website and to ensure the security of our information technology systems. An evaluation of the data for marketing purposes does not take place in this context.

Our legitimate interest in data processing for this purpose is in accordance with Article 6.1(f) GDPR (“Lawfulness of processing”).

14. Duration of storage

The data will be deleted as soon as they are no longer necessary to achieve the purpose for which they were collected. In the case of the collection of data for the provision of the website, the purpose of collection of personal data is achieved when the respective session has ended. If the data is stored in log files, this is the case after seven days at the latest. In the case of the collection of data for the annual quality management system audits, then a rigorous selection of these data must be done, and the erasure of these data will be done within 1 year from the course completion.

15. Possibility of objection and erasure

The collection of data for the provision of the website and the storage of data in log files is absolutely necessary for the operation of the website. Consequently, there is no possibility of objection on the part of the user.

16. Privacy

We collect name, surname, email, gender, nationality, country/place of birth and date of birth. To be able to provide certain services, we may collect identification (like a photo of your government-issued ID or passport) or other authentication information of the end-users.

GIMET Complaint Policy

Policy Statement

GIMET welcomes comments and complaints from all members, staff, students/trainees and public. We use this process to improve our services and consider it as the main pillar of our quality management system.

Consequently, in GIMET all complaints are:

  • Treated seriously and in an open manner
  • Acknowledged immediately, preferably in writing
  • Investigated
  • Resolved, when reasonably practicable, within no longer than 10 working days (2 weeks)

No complainant bringing a complaint under this Procedure will be treated less favorably by any member of GIMET staff. If there is evidence to the contrary, the member of staff may be subject to disciplinary proceedings.


This Policy applies to all GIMET staff and trainees/students, but does not replace GIMET other internal regulations referring to academic appeals and trainee/student disciplinary action: those procedures should be used where appropriate.


  • GIMET Staff have the responsibility for receiving complaints, treating them seriously and dealing with them promptly and courteously in accordance with this policy.
  • GIMET Managing Director (MD) is the main responsible of implementing and monitoring the Complaints Policy and may become directly involved if a complaint is directed against the instructors or other staff.


  1. GIMET expects complaints about courses to be made as follows:
  • using the special “Online Complaint Form” which is implemented on our e-Learning platform, in each and every course area. Trainee/Student may use this form at any time during the course, irrespective that course is online or blended.
  • addressing directly to the instructor or to the GIMET Managing Director (MD). Where this is not possible, or does not result in satisfactory, the complaint should be submitted in writing on the Online Complaint Form, which is 100% accessible, with no restriction, throughout the course. Anonymous complaint letters/messages/e-mails/phone calls will not be investigated. All complaints are to forwarded to the GIMET Managing Director (MD), who will acknowledge receipt within 2 working says.
  1. GIMET MD is the only authorized person to see the complaint. He will respond in writing within 2 working days, by e-mail, explaining what has happened as a result of the complaint. If the complaint requires further investigation that cannot be carried out within 2 days, Director shall keep the complainant informed and specify a date when a response can be given.
  2. If the complainant is not satisfied with the GIMET MD response, she/he can open a legal action using the competent court of justice.


GIMET Customer Support will maintain a record of complaints dealt with to feed into the GIMET quality management system.

Improvement processes

GIMET Quality Management System provides the means of improving the whole quality of education and training services using the following procedures: “correcting actions” and “continuous improvement”, which are subject of regular audit.

Related Policies:

– GIMET Terms of Service

GIMET Course Withdrawal and Refund Policy

Policy Statement

GIMET has always encouraged Students and Trainees to analyze, in detail, all information regarding GIMET polices, courses’ structure, their scheme of learning and academic curricula, courses fees, courses duration and the proportion of online and practical parts of each course they wish to take with GIMET, as well as the administrative guidance of online and blended courses. We display all this information in a transparent way on both our webpage and e-learning platform.

Withdrawal from a course

GIMET Students and Trainees are free to withdraw from a course they were enrolled, at any stage of the course. GIMET will take into consideration all withdrawal requests with no discrimination.

To withdraw from a course, the trainee needs to send an email to:


The subject and the content of the e-mail should contain withdrawal references and motivation, at the extent the withdrawing trainee considers. The GIMET Managing Director assumes to answer the withdrawal email within two working days. The GIMET MD’s answer is to be transmitted in writing, by e-mail, in reply to the withdrawing e-mail message.

If the trainee considers, she/he may fill a separate online Complaint Form existing on our e-Learning platform, which will be treated as specified in our Complaint Policy. In any case, an Online Complaint Form will not be treated as a Withdrawal request.

Refund a course fee

GIMET refund policy includes the following rules:

  1. For online courses: Students/Trainees that started an online course on GIMET online platform by logging in the GIMET online platform are not entitled to receive compensations or refund for the respective online course. However, trainees that, for any reason, after paying the course fee, have not logged in the e-learning platform at all and apply for withdrawal and refund, are entitled to receive 90% of the course fee. In such cases, GIMET is entitled to retain 10% of the course fee to cover advertising, recruitment, as well as employment of technical systems and administrative clerk work.
  1. For blended courses: Students/Trainees that started a blended course and logged in the GIMET online platform, or started a class session (conducted by Zoom/Teams or by a real instructor) are not entitled to receive compensations or refund for the respective blended course. Students that, for any reason, after paying the course fee, have not logged in the e-learning platform for 1 (one) year (which is the duration of a course license – see TOS) and have not participated in any blended session (conducted by Zoom/Teams or by a real instructor) are entitled to receive 15% of the course fee. In such cases, GIMET is entitled to retain 85% of the course fee to cover advertising/ recruitment expenses, instructor(s) salary and employment of technical systems and administrative clerk work.

Withdrawing student/trainee claiming a refund should be aware that GIMET employs appropriate highly specialized workforce and technical systems for each class in a blended course and, if a student withdraws, all these resources remain engaged at the same extent.

Related Policies: GIMET Terms of Service

GIMET Use of Cookies Policy

  1. Cookies

Our website https://www.gimet.global uses cookies. Cookies are text files that are stored in the internet browser or by the internet browser on the user’s computer system.

When a trainee visits our website, a cookie may be stored on the trainee’s operating system. This cookie contains a characteristic string of characters that enables a unique identification of the browser when the website is called up again.

We use cookies to make our website more user-friendly. Some elements of our website require that the calling browser can be identified even after a page change.

The following data is stored and transmitted in the cookies:

  1. Items in shopping cart
  2. Log-in information
  3. Session cookies
  4. Entered search keywords
  5. Frequency of page views
  6. Use of website functions

The legal basis for the temporary storage of data and log files using cookies is Article 6.1(f) GDPR.

The purpose of using technically necessary cookies is to simplify the use of websites for users.

Some functions of our website cannot be offered without the use of cookies. For this it is necessary that the browser is recognised even after a page change.

We need cookies for improving the quality or content of our website, in accordance with Article 6.1(f) GDPR (“Lawfulness of processing”).

Cookies are stored on the Trainee’s computer and transmitted to our site. Therefore, you as a user also have full control over the use of cookies.

You can deactivate or restrict the transmission of cookies by changing the settings in your internet browser. Cookies that have already been saved can be deleted at any time. This can also be done automatically. If cookies are deactivated for our website, it may no longer be possible to use all functions of the website to their full extent.

  1. Registration

On our website, we offer our Trainees the opportunity to register to a course by providing personal data. The data is entered into an input mask, transmitted to us and saved. The data will not be passed on to third parties. The following data is collected during the registration process:

  • 1.1. First name
  • 1.2. Last Name
  • 1.3. Date of Birth
  • 1.4. Place of Birth (Country)
  • 1.5. Nationality (Country)
  • 1.6. E-mail addresses (one compulsory, one optional)
  • 1.7. Mobile phone
  • 1.8. A scanned copy of the Passport/Seamanbook pages containing trainee’s personal data and photography

The following data will be transmitted to the Maritime Authority that issues a Certificate on behalf of the trainee:

  • First name
  • Last Name
  • Date of Birth
  • Place of Birth (Country)
  • Nationality (Country)
  • Successfully attended courses
  • Attendance period

The user’s consent to the processing of this data is obtained in the course of the registration process and is based on Article 6.1(a) GDPR, provided that the user has given his consent.

  1. Contact form

There is a contact form on our website which can be used for quick contact (https://gimet.global/contact-ro/). If a user takes advantage of this possibility, the data entered in the input mask will be transmitted to us and stored. The data are:

  • 1.1. First name
  • 1.2. Last name
  • 1.3. Email address(es)

At the time the message is sent, the following data are also stored: IP address of the user.

  1. Plugins

We use the so-called “Facebook Pixel” of the social network Facebook, Facebook Inc, 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, CA 94025 United States or, if you are based in the EU, Facebook Ireland Ltd, 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Ireland. With this analysis tool, Facebook can determine the users of our website as target group in order to display ads.

The legal basis for the processing of personal data is Article 6.1(f) GDPR (mentioned above).

The use of Facebook Pixels serves to evaluate the effectiveness of Facebook advertisements for statistical and market research purposes. This allows future advertising measures to be optimised.

We have no information on the duration of storage.

The data collected remain anonymous to us. They are stored and processed by Facebook. It is possible to establish a connection to your Facebook profile. Facebook may use this data for their own promotional purposes under the Facebook Data Usage Policy (http://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/).

If you do not want Facebook to be able to link the use of our website to your Facebook profile, please log out of your Facebook account. You can object to the collection by Facebook Pixels and the use of your data to display Facebook ads under the following link: http://www.facebook.com/settings/?tab=ads#_=_ .

  1. 5. Use of Google AdWords:

On our website, we use Google AdWords of Google Inc, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, United States. This is an online advertising programme which uses conversion tracking. If you are using our website via a Google ad Google AdWords places a cookie on your computer. A different cookie will be assigned to each Google AdWords end-user.

The legal basis for the processing is Article 6.1(f) GDPR. We are only informed of the total number of users who have reacted to our ad. No information will be passed on that we can use to identify you. The use is not for tracking.

  1. Use of Google Analytics:

On our website we use Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, United States (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files saved on your computer and which allow an analysis of your use of the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website will be transferred to a Google server in the United States and stored there.

If IP anonymisation is activated on this website, your IP address will previously be shortened by Google, within Member States of the European Union or in other contracting states to the General Terms and Conditions on the European Economic Area.

  1. Privacy

We collect name, surname, email, gender, nationality, country/place of birth and date of birth. To be able to provide certain services, we may collect identification (like a photo of your government-issued ID or passport) or other authentication information of the Trainee.

  1. Information about payments

We collect payment information, such as your credit or debit card number and other card information, and other account and authentication information, as well as billing and contact details.

  1. Device information

We collect information about the operating system, hardware type and device settings, including IP address and network provider.

  1. Information, provided by the Trainee

We record trainee’s activities related to the access on our e-Learning platform or to the activation of a distance learning course by all trainees enrolled in our courses.

  1. Performance information of the user

We record user activities related to the progress and performance of a user in a course and the corresponding tests or assessments (results and time for completion).This information is used to provide end-users with reports about their knowledge/competences.

What accreditations do we have?

Our quality management system is certified in accordance to ISO 9001:2015 by RINA: 

Our training centre is approved in accordance to STCW Convention:

Our courses are approved in accordance with the STCW Convention:

Since 2021 GIMET is a Corporate Member of the International Association of Maritime & Shipping Professionals:

Since 2021 GIMET is a full member of the International Association of Maritime Institutions:

IAMI Membership: click HERE (check Romania).