Maritime Beauty is committed to protecting your privacy and developing technology that gives you the most powerful and safe online experience. This privacy statement (the “Privacy Statement”) applies to the Maritime Beauty family of websites (each a “Site”) and our provision of products and services to you. By using a Site you consent to the collection, use and disclosure of your personally identifiable information and other data in accordance with this Privacy Statement. Please note that we reserve the right to amend this Privacy Statement at any time, and without notice, and we encourage you to review it on a regular basis as it may change from time to time.
Collection of Information
In the course of operating a Site and providing products and services, we may collect two types of information: personally identifiable information and non-personal information. Personally identifiable information or “Personal Information” is information such as your e-mail address, name, address, telephone number or birth date. Personal Information is collected by us in association with your activities on or related to a Site, for example, when you open an account with us, register for classes on-line or purchase our products or services. In addition, if you choose to contact any of our customer service representatives, we may keep a record of that communication so that we may fully address the subject matter. We may also receive Personal Information from our business partners and other third parties, provided that such third parties confirm to us that you have permitted them to share such information.
Business contact information such as the name, title, business address, e-mail address or telephone number of a business or professional person, or an employee of an organization, is not considered Personal Information.
“Non-Personal Information” is information of an anonymous nature, such as an Internet Protocol Address (IP address), a browser type, type of operating system, domain name, and referring website address and it includes information about and from your computer hardware and software that we may automatically collect. Aggregated information on the demographic statistics of our customers (for example, their geographical allocations or average ages), numbers of users and user access times are also considered to be Non-Personal Information.
Non-Personal Information is used by us for a number of purposes, including the operation of a Site, maintenance of the quality of our services and generation of statistics regarding use of the Site. For example, we keep track of the sites and pages our customers visit within a Site in order to track where traffic comes from and how and where it flows. This helps us to determine what Maritime Beauty products and services are the most popular. Also, we may share Non-Personal Information with others to help us deliver customized content and advertising to customers whose behaviour indicates that they are interested in particular subject areas.
In the event that you provide the Personal Information of persons other than yourself, you represent and warrant that you have obtained their consent to do so. You acknowledge that those persons have the right to alter and change the information you have provided in respect of them.
Use of your Personal Information
Maritime Beauty may use your Personal Information to operate a Site, to deliver products and services and to maintain responsible service relations with you. We may use your Personal Information to inform you of products or services available from us and our affiliates and to provide information to you about changes or enhancements to a Site or our products or services. We may also contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of current products and services or potential new ones that we may offer.
Maritime Beauty may share your Personal Information with trusted partners, employees, agents, suppliers and service providers to help us provide a Site, information, products and services more efficiently and to gain assistance in performing statistical analysis, communicating with you and providing customer support. We prohibit such third parties from using your Personal Information except to provide these services to Maritime Beauty, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.
Maritime Beauty does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties. Maritime Beauty may, from time to time, contact you on behalf of external business partners about a particular offering that may be of interest to you. In those cases, your Personal Information will not be transferred to the third party.
Maritime Beauty will not use or disclose sensitive Personal Information, such as race, religion or political affiliations without your explicit consent.
Maritime Beauty websites will only disclose your Personal Information without notice as follows:
1) when you have given us your consent to disclose your Personal Information for a designated purpose;
2) in connection with a Maritime Beauty corporate reorganization, merger or amalgamation with another entity, or a sale of all or a substantial portion of the assets of Maritime Beauty, provided that the Personal Information disclosed continues to be used for the purposes permitted by this Privacy Statement by the entity acquiring the information; or
3) if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on Maritime Beauty or the Site, protect and defend the rights or property of Maritime Beauty, or act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of Maritime Beauty or the public.
We intend to keep your Personal Information only as long as it is required to satisfy the purpose for which it was collected.
We use “cookies” in association with a Site to help you personalize your online experience and track advertising. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard drive by a web page server. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you. The cookie itself does not contain any personally identifying information; however, please be advised that the cookie could enable Maritime Beauty to relate your use of a Site to Personal Information that you have provided.
One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the web server that you have returned to a specific page and to recall your preferences, interests and favourites. For example, if you personalize pages on a Site, a cookie helps us to recall your specific information for subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your Personal Information, such as your billing addresses, shipping addresses, and so on. When you return to the same Site, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the features that you customized.
Other companies that place advertising on a Site may also have the ability to assign their cookies to you in a process that Maritime Beauty does not control. However, cookies cannot be used directly to identify individuals, only machines, so these advertisers will not know who you are and Maritime Beauty will not tell them without your consent.
You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of a Site.
Security of your Personal Information
Maritime Beauty secures the Personal Information you provide on computer servers in a controlled, secure environment, protected from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. When Personal Information, such as a credit card number, is transmitted to other websites, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol. However, please be advised that we are not responsible or liable for the loss or theft of your Personal Information, or other data, or for any loss or damage which occurs as the result of a third party’s activities or actions, such as hacking, or your use of any third party website accessed through a Site.
You can help protect the security of your Personal Information. For instance, never give out your password or log in information, since this is what is used to access your account or registration information. Also, remember to log out of your account and close your browser window when you finish using a Site or surfing the Internet.
Links to Other Websites and Advertising
Maritime Beauty encourages you to review the policy statements or policies of websites you choose to link to from a Site so that you can understand how those websites collect, use and disclose your information. We are not responsible for the privacy practices employed by other companies or parties or for the content of their websites.
Changes to this Privacy Statement
Maritime Beauty will occasionally update this Privacy Statement to reflect company requirements and customer feedback. We encourage you to periodically review this Privacy Statement to be informed of how Maritime Beauty is collecting, using, disclosing, and protecting your information.
Accessing and Changing Your Information
Maritime Beauty provides you with the means to access, update, edit or delete any Personal Information you may have provided to us. If you are unsure whether we have a record containing any of your Personal Information and would like to confirm whether or not we do, please contact our Privacy Officer at the e-mail address below and include your name, address and the email address we would have for you. Also, if you decide at any time that you do not wish to be contacted by us and/or do not want to receive the materials and information we regularly provide to our customers, you may choose to have your name removed from our contact list by contacting our Privacy Officer.
Maritime Beauty welcomes your comments regarding this Privacy Statement. If you believe that Maritime Beauty has not adhered to this Privacy Statement, please contact our Privacy Officer at [email protected]