Airmar® Technology Corporation: Online Privacy Statement
Airmar respects your right to privacy and shares your concern about the security of any information you may submit to Airmar. Airmar's Online Privacy Statement (the "Policy") covers the collection, use, and disclosure of personal information that may be collected by Airmar when you visit this website (www.airmar.com) or (www.gemeco.com) (the "Website"). This Policy does not address our practices regarding information that we collect through our products or applications, when you register a product or when you interact with our support personnel. Please take a moment to read the following to learn more about our information practices, including what type of information is gathered on our Websites, how the information is used and for what purposes, to whom we disclose the information, and how we safeguard your personal information.
For individuals who provide information online to our affiliates in the European Economic Area ("EEA"), our affiliates may share such information with Airmar Technology Corporation in the United States. Airmar abides by the Safe Harbor framework agreed to by the U.S. Department of Commerce and the European Union (EU) with respect to personal information collected by entities located in the EEA and Switzerland and transferred to Airmar in the United States. For additional information regarding the Safe Harbor Program, see the U.S. Dept. of Commerce website at http://www.export.gov/safeharbor.
What information about me does Airmar collect?
Personal Information. Airmar collects personal information only if you voluntarily choose to share such information with Airmar. You may browse the Website without disclosing any personal information. However, in order for you to take advantage of particular opportunities provided through the Website (for example, to sign up for a newsletter or to view certain areas of the Website), we may require that you furnish personal information.
When you set up an account, sign up for newsletters, or participate in surveys, Airmar collects personal information such as your name, address, and products that you own.
If you place an order at www.airmar.com or www.gemeco.com, Airmar will request and collect personal information such as your name, e-mail address, mailing address, telephone number, and credit card information.
You also may decide to send Airmar personally identifying information in an e-mail message which might contain information or inquiries about Airmar's products or services.
There are several other opportunities for you to share personal information about yourself with Airmar on the Website. This may include information about you such as your interests, your name, and your mailing address, and e-mail address. Submission of this information is strictly voluntary.
If you voluntarily submit a job application on the Website, Airmar will collect personal information from you such as your name, mailing address, telephone number, email address, education history, work experience, and compensation information.
Anonymous or Aggregated Data: Airmar collects and stores certain data about the use of Airmar's Websites. This is done on an anonymous basis, and the same information is collected for all hits on Airmar's servers. The information collected may include the time and date you visited the website, the pages at which you looked and domain name. Airmar does not link this information to anything personally identifiable to you. Airmar only uses this information for system administration and to help Airmar develop ideas about how it might tailor its website to improve your visit.
Please note: You cannot purchase from www.airmar.com or www.gemeco.com at this time.
We and our service providers may also use "pixel tags," "web beacons," "clear GIFs," or similar means in connection with Website pages and HTML-formatted e-mail messages to, among other things, track the actions of Website users and e-mail recipients, to determine the success of marketing campaigns and to compile aggregate statistics about Website usage and response rates. For these purposes these technologies are tied to personally identifiable information. In addition, we have no access or control of tracking technologies used by third parties on our Website.
IP Address: When you visit and interact with the Website, Airmar and third parties with whom Airmar has contracted to provide services to Airmar may collect IP Addresses. Your Internet Protocol (IP) address is a number that is automatically assigned to the computer that you are using by your Internet Service Provider (ISP). This number is identified and logged automatically in our server log files whenever you visit the Website, along with the time(s) of your visit(s) and the page(s) that you visited.
How does Airmar use information about me?
Fulfillment of Requests: Airmar may use personal information about you to fulfill requests made by you such as to respond to your email inquiry, fill your order, or add you to our mailing list.
Administrative or Transactional Communications: From time to time, we may use personal information about you to send to you important information regarding the Website, changes to our terms, conditions, and policies and/or other administrative or transactional information. Because this information may be important to your use of the Website, you may not opt-out of receiving such communications.
Other Communications: If you choose to share any personal information with Airmar, Airmar may store it and use it for marketing purposes, including e-mailing you with special promotions and other programs of interest. Airmar may also, in the event that this information is collected as part of a warranty registration process, use this information to contact you later for matters relating to your product or service. If the information is sent as part of a Website evaluation, Airmar may also use the information to contact you about your comments. If you would prefer that we not send electronic marketing messages to you, please see the "Does Airmar offer opt-outs relating to marketing?" section below.
Testimonials: If you voluntarily submit a story or testimonial to Airmar, we will ask your permission before making your story or testimonial public or incorporate it into our promotional materials.
E-mails to Friends: We may provide functionality to permit you to send messages regarding Website-related content to a friend through the Website. If you wish to use this feature, you may be required to provide us with, and we may use, your friend's e-mail address so that we can facilitate your sending of such message to your friend. Please make sure that you have the right to submit your friend's email to us. We will not use your friend's information other than to facilitate your sending of this one time message.
Promotions: We may operate sweepstakes, contests, and similar promotions (collectively, "Promotions") through the Website. We typically ask you for certain personal information when you enter and, if applicable, win a Promotion. We will use your email address to contact winners. You should carefully review the rules, if any, of each Promotion in which you participate through the Website, as they may contain additional important information about Company's use of personal information about you. To the extent that the terms and conditions of the Promotion rules concerning the treatment of personal information about you conflict with this Policy, the terms and conditions of the Promotion rules shall control.
Online Job Applications: If you voluntarily submit a job application through the Website, we will use the personal information you submit to us to evaluate whether you are a qualified candidate for the applicable job opening and to contact you to follow up on your application.
Internal Business Purposes: We may also use personal information about you for our internal business purposes, such as data analysis, audits, order fulfillment, workflow planning, and other similar purposes.
Compliance with Applicable Law: We may need to collect and retain personal information about you in order to comply with applicable laws and to respond to requests from public authorities, including public authorities outside your country of residence.
How does Airmar disclose information about me?
Third Party Agents and Service Providers: We work with third party agents and service providers who provide services. They may include but are not limited to data analysis, payment processing, order fulfillment, and other services of an administrative nature. We may share personal information about you with third parties for the purpose of enabling these third parties to provide these types of services (for example, if you choose to make a purchase through the Website, we may share personal information with our third party service providers to fulfill your purchase, including, without limitation, to process your credit card or payment account number or to ship products to you). Airmar requires that its agents and service providers that have access to personal information properly safeguard that personal information and use it only for the purpose that it was collected and not for their own promotional marketing. For personal information received from the EEA and Switzerland, Airmar requires that service providers either subscribe to the Safe Harbor Principles or are subject to the EU Privacy Member State law or another adequacy finding or enter into a written agreement with us that requires them to provide at least the same level of privacy protection as is required by the relevant Safe Harbor Principles.
Strategic Partners and Co-Branded Pages: From time to time, we may enter into a special relationship with another company that is not owned by or affiliated with Airmar to provide additional features on the Website. These special relationships may include co-branded websites ("co-branded pages"). Any information, including personal information that you provide on one of these co-branded pages, will be shared with these strategic partners. By providing your information on these co-branded pages, you also consent to our providing personal information about you to those third parties. However, please note that as third parties generally use personal information about you in accordance with their own privacy practices, you should check these third parties' websites for information regarding their privacy practices. PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS PRIVACY STATEMENT DOES NOT ADDRESS THE PRIVACY OR INFORMATION PRACTICES OF ANY THIRD PARTIES. If you do not want personal information about you shared with such third parties, please do not provide personal information on pages that are co-branded with third parties.
E-mails to Friends: Please note that any personal information you provide in connection with sending messages regarding Website-related content to a friend through the Website, such as your name and your e-mail address, will, of course, be disclosed to your friend.
Promotions: We may share the personal information you provide in connection with Promotions with third party sponsors of such Promotions (irrespective of whether such Promotions are hosted by us), or otherwise in accordance with the rules applicable to such Promotion. You should carefully review the rules, if any, of each Promotion in which you participate through the Website, as they may contain additional important information about a sponsor's or other third party's' use of personal information about you. To the extent that the terms and conditions of such rules concerning the treatment of personal information about you conflict with this Policy, the terms and conditions of such rules shall control.
Information Posted by Visitors: Airmar may make available through the Website services (for example, message boards, forums, chat functionality, and blogs, among other services) to which you are able to post information and materials. Please note that any information you disclose through such services or otherwise on the Website becomes public information, and may be available to visitors to the Website and to the general public. We urge you to exercise discretion and caution when deciding to disclose personal information, or any other information, on the Website. WE ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR THE USE OF ANY PERSONAL INFORMATION YOU VOLUNTARILY DISCLOSE THROUGH THE WEBSITE.
Testimonial Copy: If you submit a story or testimonial to Airmar, we will ask your permission before making your story or testimonial public or incorporate it into our promotional materials.
Assignment: We may transfer any and all information that we collect from Website users to a Airmar affiliate or a third party in the event of any reorganization, merger, sale, joint venture, assignment, transfer, or other disposition of all or any portion of Airmar's business, assets or stock (including without limitation in connection with any bankruptcy or similar proceedings). In those circumstances, for personal information received from the EU, Airmar will seek to ensure that the acquiring entity continues to protect the personal information in accordance with the Safe Harbor Principles or that the personal information be deleted.
In addition, Airmar may share your personal information with third parties:
- Airmar determines that it is required to do so by law or to comply with legal process;
- To respond to a request from the government or another public authority;
- To enforce our terms and conditions or any of our policies or usage guidelines for specific products or services;
- It is necessary in Airmar's opinion to do so to prevent, investigate, detect or prosecute criminal offenses or attacks on the technical integrity of Airmar's website(s) or its network;
- It is necessary in Airmar's opinion to do so to protect the rights, privacy, property, or safety of Airmar or its employees, Airmar affiliates, the users of its Website, or the public;
- To permit us to pursue available remedies or limit the damages that we may sustain; or
- If Airmar has your consent.
Airmar does not share, rent, or sell your information to another company in ways other than disclosed in this privacy statement.
What does Airmar do to protect the data transmitted to Airmar through the Website?
We will take the appropriate legal, organizational, and technical measures to protect personal information, including sensitive information such as credit card information, from loss, misuse and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, and destruction. Airmar protects personal information using industry accepted standards and practices.
However, regardless of the effectiveness of our security measures, no security system is impenetrable. We ask that you do your part by, at a minimum, keeping any computer passwords you use to access the Internet strictly confidential. If at any time you believe that your interaction with the Website is no longer secure, please let us know as soon as possible.
Linked Websites and Third Party Software
For your convenience, Airmar may include links to third party websites. You should carefully review security/privacy policies of any third party websites accessible from Airmar's website. Other websites accessible through Airmar's Website have their own policies and data collection, use, and disclosure practices. Please consult each website's policies and practice. Airmar is not responsible for the policies or practices of third parties. The information practices of those websites linked from Airmar's Website are not covered by this Privacy/Security Policy. These other websites may send their own cookies to users, collect data, or solicit personal information.
Does Airmar offer opt-outs relating to marketing?
If you do not wish to receive marketing-related emails from us, or if you would prefer that we not share personal identifiable information (PII) about you with third parties for such third parties' marketing purposes, you may opt out of receiving such marketing-related emails or from such sharing following the unsubscribe instructions within each email communication or by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please specify clearly which of the following choices you are opting out of:
- Receiving marketing-related emails from Airmar; and/or
- Allowing Airmar to share PII about you with third parties for their marketing purposes.
We will endeavor to comply with your request as soon as reasonably practicable. Please note that if you opt out as described above, we will not be able to remove PII about you from the databases of third parties with which we have already shared PII about you (i.e., third parties to which we have already provided PII about you as of the date on which we implement your opt-out request). If you wish to cease receiving marketing-related emails from such third parties, please contact those third parties directly, or utilize any opt-out mechanisms set forth in their respective privacy policies or marketing-related emails.
Special Notification for California Residents — Your Privacy Rights: Individual customers who reside in California and have provided personal information to Airmar may request information about Airmar's disclosures of certain categories of personal information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes. Such requests must be submitted to us at the address listed in below. This request may be made no more than once per calendar year.
How can I access or change information about me?
If you would like to request access to personal information about you or if you would like to request that Airmar correct, amend, suppress, or delete personal information through this Website please contact Airmar at email@example.com. Airmar will respond to your request for access within 30 days. Please note, however, that certain personal information may be exempt from such access, correction, objection, suppression, or deletion rights pursuant to applicable data protection laws or the EU/US Safe Harbor.
What is Airmar's policy regarding children's use of Airmar's Website?
While Airmar encourages everyone to visit its website and learn about the company and products, Airmar has no desire to collect information from those under the age of 18. Any instance of personal information about a minor being collected would be purely accidental and unintentional. If a minor would like to submit information to Airmar, Airmar asks that the child's parent submit the information on his or her behalf. Airmar strongly encourages parents to take an active role in their children's use of the Internet and to take appropriate steps to ensure a positive and safe experience.
Where can I learn more about using the Internet and protecting my privacy?
The United States Federal Trade Commission has a web page http://www.ftc.gov/privacy/index.html devoted to providing you with information about protecting your privacy online. Airmar encourages you to familiarize yourself with the concepts discussed on this page.
Data Retention and Integrity
We will retain personal information about you for the period necessary to fulfill the purposes outlined in this Policy unless a longer retention period is required by law and/or regulations. We also take reasonable steps to ensure that personal information we process is reliable for its intended use, accurate, and complete as necessary to carry out the purposes described in this Policy.
Privacy/Security Policy Changes
If Airmar makes changes to this Policy, these changes will be posted on Airmar's Website in a timely manner. Airmar reserves the right to modify this privacy statement at any time, consistent with the requirements of the Safe Harbor, so please review it frequently. You can determine when this Policy was last revised by referring to the "Last Updated" legend at the bottom of this document. Any changes to this Policy will become effective upon our posting of the revised Policy on the Website. Use of the Website following such changes constitutes your acceptance of the revised Policy then in effect.
The Website is controlled and operated by Airmar from the United States. Airmar does not represent or warrant that the Website, or any part thereof, is appropriate or available for use in any particular jurisdiction. Those who choose to access the Website do so on their own initiative and at their own risk, and are responsible for complying with all local laws, rules, and regulations. We may limit the Website's availability, in whole or in part, to any person, geographic area, or jurisdiction we choose, at any time and in our sole discretion.
Airmar welcomes your questions and comments about security and privacy. If you have any questions or concerns, please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. We will investigate and attempt to respond to any question or resolve complaints and disputes in a timely fashion.
You can also contact us at:
Airmar Technology Corporation
35 Meadowbrook Dr.
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Last updated: January 22, 2010