Maritime Knowledge respects the privacy of visitors to its Web site and its member companies. Maritime Knowledge strongly believes that if electronic commerce and online activities are to flourish, consumers must be assured that information provided online is used responsibly and appropriately. To protect online privacy, Maritime Knowledge has implemented the following policy.
What Information Does Maritime Knowledge Collect? Most data Maritime Knowledge collects are related to help Maritime Knowledge better serve its members. Maritime Knowledge does, however, collect members home addresses and phone numbers, allowing the organization to communicate with its members.
From the General Public Using Unrestricted Maritime Knowledge Files
Maritime Knowledge does not collect any personal information from users browsing its Web site. Users to the public areas of Maritime Knowledge's Web site browse anonymously. Only aggregate data -- such as the number of hits per page -- are collected. Aggregate data are only used for internal and marketing purposes and do not provide any personally identifying information.
From Maritime Knowledge Members, Registrants and Other Customers
To gain access to some of the members-only or subscription-based areas of Maritime Knowledge's Web site, users are asked to provide some limited information. These data are submitted voluntarily. Maritime Knowledge asks users to provide their name, job title, school or organization, work and home address, work and home phone, fax and e-mail, and users may choose to provide Maritime Knowledge with their credit card / Debit card / Net banking accounts to make payments.
A Note About Children
Maritime Knowledge encourages its younger visitors to get their parents' permission before providing any information to Maritime Knowledge. Although the nature of the Internet makes it impossible for Maritime Knowledge to know the age of its visitors, keep in mind that Maritime Knowledge does not collect any personal information about people of any age who visit the Web site. Moreover, it is unlikely that Maritime Knowledge will inadvertently collect personal information voluntarily submitted.
A cookie lets the computers remember that you've registered, which allows us to speed up your future activities at our sites. Similarly, Maritime Knowledge uses a temporary cookie to track which products you've chosen to purchase while shopping. The cookie expires once you're done shopping. Letting it do the record-keeping saves you the trouble of entering information over and over again during a single visit. If you decline this cookie, you may have difficulty ordering your selections.
Disclosures to Third Parties
Maritime Knowledge also makes limited member contact information available through the online Membership Directory to members visiting its Internet site and to those who register for its conferences. On occasion, Maritime Knowledge may also provide limited data to third parties that offer products and services. These limited data include names, job titles, organizations and primary addresses, but do not include phone numbers, fax numbers or e-mail addresses. Users may request Maritime Knowledge to refrain from disclosing the data it collects to third parties on the membership application form, registration form or any other form on which they are providing information. Alternatively, users may contact Maritime Knowledge to express their preferences.
Credit Card Account Information
Maritime Knowledge does not disclose credit card account information provided by its members. When members and customers choose to pay using their credit cards, Maritime Knowledge submits the information needed to secure payment to the appropriate clearinghouse.
Access to Maritime Knowledge network resources is limited to Maritime Knowledge employees and interns. Access to data collected from visitors to its Web site is granted on an as-needed basis and is limited to full-time Maritime Knowledge employees.
How Does Maritime Knowledge Handle Concerns or Complaints?
Maritime Knowledge believes that individuals should have the right to review their personal information to ensure its accuracy. If you wish to review your data, please contact Maritime Knowledge.