Maryland Nautical Privacy Policy

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Maryland Nautical uses cookies to better service our users. The cookies are used in the shopping process to remember items in your cart, viewed items, and other account information. Using these cookies if vital for our site to function.

We collect the following data from customers to help with the ordering process:

  •      Name
  •      Shipping Address
  •      Billing Address
  •      Phone Number
  •      Email Address
  •      Credit Card Information
  •      IP Address

 

We also retain this data for up to 7 years to so we can adhere to United States IRS regulations on data retention for tax purposes. 

If you do not register for an account or place an order this information is NOT collected by the Maryland Nautical website.


Third Party Cookies

Maryland Nautical’s website does use third party cookies in normal operation. The purpose of using third party cookies is to provide a better, more secure user experience on our website. 

The third party cookies that Maryland Nautical uses are all from GDPR compliant companies, which are:

  •      Google Analytics - We use Google Analytics to track statistics on our site. The user’s IP address is NOT collected and data IS anonymized with our integration.
  •      Comodo - Comodo A cookie is placed by the Comodo website seal to allow users to check the status of our EV SSL certificate, the highest grade SSL security certificate currently available.
  •      Google Translate - Google Translate places a cookie to remember the uses
  •      Cloudflare - Maryland Nautical uses Cloudflare to protect our user’s data from bots and other hackers. They place cookies to identify bots and hackers from normal users, in a GDPR compliant manner.

 

 

Maryland Nautical has a data compliance officer as per GDPR regulations. If you have any questions about Maryland Nautical’s GDPR compliance or need data reviewed and removed please contact us.

 

Name: Robert Davis

Email:  robert_davis@mdnautical.com

Password and Account Security

The order processing and tracking area of the site is secure. This means that the data you supply is protected by Positive SSL CA, a form of encryption. You will know when you enter a secure area when you see a padlock at the bottom of your screen in a locked position. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. While we strive to protect your personal information, Maryland Nautical cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to or from our on-line products and services and you do so at your own risk. Once we receive your transmission, we make every effort to protect its security on our systems. You are always welcome to fax, call or to mail your order to Maryland Nautical at any time, in lieu of on-line ordering.

 

Privacy and Data Security

Maryland Nautical values its relationship with visitors and customers and uses commercially available technology to safeguard any personal information collected through the Sites. Nevertheless, the internet is an open medium and no data transmission through the internet is completely secure. You transmit your personal information at your own risk. Maryland Nautical does not guaranty or warranty the security of information you transmit. Once received, your personal information is stored in the United States. Maryland Nautical takes various precautions to safeguard your personal information against loss, theft and misuse as well as unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration and destruction.

 

Information Collected: In general, you may visit the Sites without telling Maryland Nautical who you are or revealing personal information about yourself. However, Maryland Nautical, its family of companies, its business partners and other companies providing services to or on behalf of Maryland Nautical (such as, for example, companies assisting with the operation or features of the Sites, advertising and the like) may use various technologies (such as cookies, web beacons, pixel tags, click-through URL links) to collect non-personally identifiable information discernable as a result of Your visit. This may include, without limitation, Your IP address, web pages requested or viewed, date, time and domain type, demographic information and responses to surveys, promotions and advertisements. Information gleaned from your browser is automatically received and recorded on server logs. As technology evolves, information may be gathered through other means as well. You may set your browser either to notify you when you receive a cookie or to refuse to accept cookies. However, if you do so you may not be able to participate in certain of the Sites’ features.

 

Information that personally identifies you, such as your name, address, e-mail address, telephone number as well as demographic data specific to you may also be collected from a variety of sources. You may provide personally identifiable information directly, it may be gleaned through the Sites or collected from other sources. For example, when you register on the Sites, You create a personal profile – providing your name, telephone number, email address and in some cases your mailing address or credit card information – and choose a password for security. You may provide credit card and other information in connection with orders of merchandise. Some or all of this information may be saved. You cannot communicate with Maryland Nautical through the service or customer support links on the Sites or via e-mail without providing personally identifiable information. If you contact Maryland Nautical or its service providers, a record of that session or correspondence will be maintained. Personally identifiable information is collected and stored when you create an account, make purchases, access or participate in public blogs, bulletin boards or similar interactive components of the Sites, or request information, literature and/or product information. If you use a bulletin board, chat room or other interactive public areas of any of the Sites, any information you share is visible to other users. Personally identifiable information you submit to one of these forums can be read, collected or used by other individuals to send you unsolicited messages. Maryland Nautical is not responsible for personally identifiable information you choose to submit in these forums. If you do choose to make otherwise non-public information available by enabling certain user features, Maryland Nautical will collect that information from your interaction and the information will become publicly available.

 

Information Use/Sharing: Maryland Nautical will not trade, sell or share your personal information with third party marketers without your consent unless required by law or as disclosed to You as provided in these Terms of Use or when the information is collected. Maryland Nautical may use any information gained through the Sites for any legal purpose. Maryland Nautical uses personal information you provide in a number of ways. When you register, you create a member profile that enables you to choose to interact with Maryland Nautical in a variety of ways, including receiving emails and text messages. You may, at any time, limit your interactions, for example, by updating your member profile to stop receiving updates. Please note that you may continue to receive messages for a short time until Maryland Nautical’s records are updated. Personal information is required to fulfill Your requests for products, literature or other information, to provide product support, product research, answer questions, correct problems with the Sites, to notify You of new or improved products or product uses, to enlist Your participation in surveys or promotions to customize Licensed Content, improve customer support services, or conduct research, advertising, marketing and promotional campaigns, to provide anonymous reporting for internal use and to third parties. Information collected from any source may be combined to improve products and services and enable more targeted, tailored communications. It may also be aggregated and made available without identifying you to ascertain trends, products, security/privacy patterns and research, internal record keeping and reporting, measuring and reporting learning, performance and other statistical information concerning any aspect of the Sites. Many companies within the Maryland Nautical family sell consumer and commercial products. Unless not permitted by law, all companies within the Maryland Nautical family, including its world-wide affiliates, share information collected through the Sites and may contact you directly. Maryland Nautical may also share your information with businesses that offer products that it believes may be of interest to you as well as those providing services to Maryland Nautical. These businesses may then contact you directly with product or sample offers that may be of interest to you, personalized offers and information or to ask for your feedback on products and programs. If Maryland Nautical were to merge with or be acquired by another company or if it were to cease operations, your information may be transferred to the surviving or acquiring company and will then be subject to that company’s privacy policy which may be different from that of Maryland Nautical. Your personal information may be disclosed if there is reason to believe that disclosure is necessary to identify, contact or bring legal action to enforce any legal rights, including against You or a third party, for nonpayment, violation of any agreement, and to prevent injury to or interference with Maryland Nautical’s rights or property, the rights or property of users of other Sites or anyone else that could be harmed by such activities. Maryland Nautical may disclose or access account information when it believes, in good faith, that disclosure is required by law, for administrative and other purposes deemed necessary to maintain, service and improve Maryland Nautical products and services and to protect its rights or property. By accessing and using the Sites, You agree that information you have provided may be used and disclosed as described above or as these Terms of Use may be modified from time to time.

 

To Update You’re Information/Unsubscribe: You have choices as to how Maryland Nautical will communicate with you. The Sites allow you to choose to receive, or stop receiving communications from Maryland Nautical. You may update your information or stop receiving promotional email or postal communications. Please return to the Site homepage to unsubscribe.

 

International Visitors/Users: If you access the Sites outside the United States, your connection is through and to servers located in the United States. Any personal information you provide will be processed and maintained in the United States on Maryland Nautical servers and/or other network systems operated by or for Maryland Nautical's benefit. If your country of origin has laws or regulations which require that your personal information be received, used, transferred and/or saved in a manner different than as stated in these Terms of Use, then you are not authorized to provide such information to Maryland Nautical and/or through the Site(s). If you access the Sites from and/or reside outside of the United States, your information may be stored, transmitted and shared in accordance with U.S. data privacy laws which may not be equivalent to those in effect in your country.

 

Notice to California residents about your California privacy rights: In addition to the other rights described in this policy, if You are a customer residing in California, You have the right to request information regarding the third parties with whom Maryland Nautical has shared customer personal information for direct marketing purposes during the past year. You have the right to submit a request to Maryland Nautical at its designated address and receive the following information within 30 days of its receipt of that request: (1) the types of personal information disclosed to third parties during the immediately preceding calendar year, (2) the names and addresses of third parties that received the personal information, and (3) if the nature of a third party’s business cannot be reasonably determined from the third party’s name, examples of its products or services. You are entitled to receive a copy of this information in a standardized format. Information provided will not be specific to you individually. All such requests must be in writing and sent to Maryland Nautical’s designated address set forth in Section 18.


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