Data we collect
Information you provide directly to us. This may include, for example:
- Contact details, such as email address, telephone numbers, and address;
- Information about your interests and preferences;
- Materials you provide us, such as communications you send us and your maritime documents needed for your application that you upload or provide us, which may include training and other professional or employment-related information;
- Any other information that you submit to us electronically or offline.
Information we collect automatically. We collect device information, such as the Internet protocol (IP) address used to connect your device to the Internet as well as browser type and version, and webpages visited prior coming to this site. We also collect information about your usage of the Services, including page response times, download errors, and length of visits to certain pages. We share this information with Google, our website analytics provider, to learn about site traffic and activity.
Information from third parties. We may receive information about you from publicly and commercially available sources (as permitted by law), which we may combine with other information we collect when you visit our Services or we receive from or about you. This may include (but is not limited to) websites where you publicly include information about yourself such as social media sites, including (but not limited to) LinkedIn, Twitter, job sites, or from other third party sources. We also may infer or generate information about you based on your interactions with us or other information we collect described above.
How we use the data we collect
We use and otherwise process each of the categories of information identified above for the following business purposes:
To provide you with the Services, including by allowing you to participate in features of our Services, and to provide information and services that you request from us;
To administer our Services and for internal operations, including troubleshooting, data analysis, testing, research, statistical, and survey purposes, and to improve our Services to ensure that content is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your device;
To measure or understand the effectiveness of advertising we serve to you and others, and to deliver relevant advertising to you;
To keep our Services, business, and users safe and secure, to comply with applicable laws and regulations, and to protect or exercise our legal rights or defend against legal claims.
Disclosure of Information
We are committed to maintaining your trust, and we want you to understand when and with whom we may share the information we collect.
Authorized third-party vendors and service providers. We share your information with third parties that provide services to us for a variety of business purposes, such as customer service, email deployment, advertising and marketing, security and performance monitoring, and maintaining or servicing accounts.
Business transfers. We may share your information in connection with a substantial corporate transaction, such as the sale of a website, a merger, consolidation, asset sale, initial public offering, or in the unlikely event of bankruptcy.
Legal purposes. We may disclose information to respond to subpoenas, court orders, legal process, law enforcement requests, legal claims or government inquiries, and to protect and defend the rights, interests, safety, and security of Mariner Credential Service LLC, our affiliates, users, or the public.
With your consent. We may share information for any other purposes disclosed to you at the time we collect the information or pursuant to your consent.
Advertising, Cookies, and Similar Technologies
Our goal is always to make your life as easy as possible when dealing with Merchant Mariner Credentials. We use every tool we can think of to make your life easier while not violating your trust.
You may be able to refuse or disable cookies by adjusting your web browser settings. Some browsers have options that allow the visitor to control whether the browser will accept cookies, reject cookies, or notify the visitor each time a cookie is sent. Because each web browser is different, please consult the instructions provided by your web browser (typically in the “help” section). If you choose to refuse, disable, or delete these technologies, some of the functionality of the Services may no longer be available to you and any differences in service are related to the data. Deleting cookies may in some cases cancel the opt out selection in your browser.
Some of our third-party partners are members of the Network Advertising Initiative, which offers a single location to opt out of ad targeting from member companies. To learn more, please click here or here. For additional information on how Google processes your information and what choices you may have, visit their site here.
Some mobile and web browsers transmit "do-not-track" signals. Because of differences in how web browsers incorporate and activate this feature, it is not always clear whether users intend for these signals to be transmitted, or whether they even are aware of them. We currently do not take action in response to these signals.
Your Rights and Choices
You may have certain rights under local data protection laws in relation to your personal data. Depending on where you live, you may be entitled to request access to or deletion of personal information in some circumstances or requires information about our privacy practices. Requests should be submitted in writing by contacting us via firstname.lastname@example.org. We may verify your request, such as by requesting additional information from you. You may be entitled, in accordance with applicable laws, to submit a request through an authorized agent.
We will not discriminate against you for exercising your rights and choices, although some of the functionality and features available on the Service may change or no longer be available to you. Please note that these rights are not absolute. For example, we may not delete information we are required to retain for regulatory reasons, certain internal business purposes, or where otherwise provided by law. In addition, we will not respond to a request if we cannot verify you as the requestor.
We maintain security measures to safeguard your information. However, you should understand that no data storage system or transmission of data over the Internet or any other public network can be guaranteed to be 100 percent secure, accurate, complete, or current. Please note that information collected by third parties may not have the same security protections as information you submit to us, and we are not responsible for protecting the security of such information.
By using the Services and providing us with information, you understand that we may transfer and store your information on servers located outside your resident jurisdiction. Some of the entities (such as third-party vendors) to which we disclose information may be located in countries that may not provide the same level of data protection as your home country.