Privacy Policy

Marine Insight Privacy Policy

At Marine Insight we appreciate your readership and support and place a high value on your personal privacy. We respect the personal nature of the information you provide us on our web site and staunchly recognize the importance of protecting this information. In adopting this privacy policy (this “Privacy Policy”), our intent is to balance our legitimate business interests in collecting and using your personal information with your reasonable expectations of privacy. This Privacy Policy may be revised or updated at any time and we encourage you to check back often to ensure that you are familiar with the most recent version and the terms of our Privacy Policy.

Personal Information

We do not have your personal information unless it was provided to us in one of the following ways:

1) By sharing your e-mail address when subscribing to our newsletter or while commenting on a post, an email address must be provided. The email address is not visible to the public nor is it shared with external sources.

(2) By providing personal information when you submit news tips, articles, or newsletters to our editorial team or by submitting a report via our Contact Form,

(3) By sharing personal information when you post comments on our posts,

(4) By sharing contact information (Twitter username and Facebook account name) while connecting with us through various social networking sites,

(5) By participating in a survey where an email address is requested. We may also ask for other information at other times but at no time will you be required to share any personal information to gain complete access to our site. Marine Insight is an open community but email addresses are requested to participate in some of our features.

Cookies and Web Beacons

Our collaborators, supporters and business partners may use cookies on our site such as advertisements, which maintain whether you have visited the site before or not. We do not have control over these cookies after permission to advertisers have been granted. However, no identifiable information is attached to such cookies. Users may opt out of the use of the DART cookie by visiting the advertising opt-out page. (Alternatively, you can direct users to opt out of a third-party vendor’s use of cookies by visiting the Network Advertising Initiative opt-out page.)

Tracking

In addition to basic contact information, our analytic trackers may also collect information that is in no way personally identifiable. We use regular analytic applications in order to track the visits to our site, which in turn includes the domain name, time, date and page visited. This may include the operating system you are working on, the Internet browser you are using, and the screen resolution of your computer.

External Links

This Website includes links to external sites as well including product sales. Marine Insight is not responsible for external websites’ privacy policies, practices, content of such Websites or prices changes.

Advertisements

We employ external Ad service companies for the display of advertisements on our site. Some of ads displayed may use cookies, but we do not have personal details or access to personal information.

Some of the advertisers we employ are Google Adsense, Chitika, etc. Since we display Google AdSense, we in fact must inform that Google AdSense uses DoubleClick Dart cookie, as to provide ‘ads tailored to your interests’. In order to provide additional details, we have added a direct link for further information regarding DoubleClick Dart cookie and Google AdSense Privacy Policy (Marine Insight’s Privacy Policy for Google Adsense). and means to opt out of DoubleClick Dart cookies.

Information about your visit to this site, such as number of times you have viewed an ad (but not your name, address, or other personal information), is used to serve ads to you on this site. And, in the course of serving advertisements to this site, third party advertisers may place or recognize a unique cookie on your browser

Any information you disclose voluntarily on our comments page or in any properties hosted by Marine Insight become public information. Marine Insight is a public forum. We cannot control the action of our site users and advise you to use your discretion in sharing information about yourself on the Internet. All information sharing is optional and done so at your own risk. Privacy is a very personal matter and we encourage you to be careful and responsible when disclosing personal information online.

Disclaimer

Marine Insight provides content based on experiences of maritime professionals, with appropriate citing to academic and online references. While we may hope to provide the most updated and accurate information, Marine Insight makes no representation to accuracy, up-to-date, compatibility or validity of the content, and will not be liable or held accountable for errors, loss, injury or damage arising from its presence at Marine Insight. If inquiring further specific details, it is always recommended to find official documentation provided by company, product or academic books you are interested in.

Marine Insight Comment Policy

We never censor comments based on political or ideological point of view or of a critical nature. However, we reserve the right to delete those comments that are off-topic, “spammy” in nature, abusive, use excessive foul language, or include ad hominem attacks.

Once a comment is made public on the Marine Insight website, we will not remove it by request. As a user, you are responsible for your own communications and are responsible for the consequences of their posting.

Comments will only be considered for removal (i) in response to legal process, for example, in response to a court order, or (ii) in response to a law enforcement agency’s request, or where we believe it is necessary to investigate, prevent, or take actions regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, situations involving potential threats to the physical safety of another person, violations of our terms of use, or as otherwise required by law.

Privacy Policy – Products and Services

We take your privacy seriously and will take all measures to protect your personal information.

Any personal information received will only be used to fill your order. We will not sell or redistribute your information to anyone.

Refund Policy – Product and Services

If you are not 100% satisfied with your purchase, just let us know and we will give you a full refund up to 60 days from the purchase date.

It is to be noted that, this policy may be updated at anytime, and may be found within the site. We encourage your feedback, opinions, and suggestions; these may be forwarded to info@marineinsight.com

PRIVACY POLICY FOR MARINE INSIGHT MOBILE APPLICATIONS

This privacy policy governs your use of the software application Marine Insight (“Application”) for mobile devices that was created by Marine Insight. The Application is news reader app offering breaking news, articles and stories.

What information does the Application obtain and how is it used?

User Provided Information

The Application obtains the information you provide when you download and register the Application. Registration with us is optional. However, please keep in mind that you may not be able to use some of the features offered by the Application unless you register with us.

When you register with us and use the Application, you generally provide (a) your name, email address, age, user name, password and other registration information; (b) transaction-related information, such as when you make purchases, respond to any offers, or download or use applications from us; (c) information you provide us when you contact us for help; (d) credit card information for purchase and use of the Application, and; (e) information you enter into our system when using the Application, such as contact information and project management information.

We may also use the information you provided us to contact your from time to time to provide you with important information, required notices and marketing promotions.

Automatically Collected Information

In addition, the Application may collect certain information automatically, including, but not limited to, the type of mobile device you use, your mobile devices unique device ID, the IP address of your mobile device, your mobile operating system, the type of mobile Internet browsers you use, and information about the way you use the Application.

Does the Application collect precise real time location information of the device?

This Application does not collect precise information about the location of your mobile device.

Do third parties see and/or have access to information obtained by the Application?

Yes. We will share your information with third parties only in the ways that are described in this privacy statement.

We may disclose User Provided and Automatically Collected Information:

  • as required by law, such as to comply with a subpoena, or similar legal process;
  • when we believe in good faith that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights, protect your safety or the safety of others, investigate fraud, or respond to a government request;
  • with our trusted services providers who work on our behalf, do not have an independent use of the information we disclose to them, and have agreed to adhere to the rules set forth in this privacy statement.
  • if Marine Insight is involved in a merger, acquisition, or sale of all or a portion of its assets, you will be notified via email and/or a prominent notice on our Web site of any change in ownership or uses of this information, as well as any choices you may have regarding this information.
  • to advertisers and third party advertising networks and analytics companies as described in the section below

Automatic Data Collection and Advertising

We may work with analytics companies to help us understand how the Application is being used, such as the frequency and duration of usage. We work with advertisers and third party advertising networks, who need to know how you interact with advertising provided in the Application which helps us keep the cost of the Application zero. Advertisers and advertising networks use some of the information collected by the Application, including, but not limited to, the unique identification ID of your mobile device and your mobile telephone number. To protect the anonymity of this information, we use an encryption technology to help ensure that these third parties can’t identify you personally. These third parties may also obtain anonymous information about other applications you’ve downloaded to your mobile device, the mobile websites you visit, your non-precise location information (e.g., your zip code), and other non- precise location information in order to help analyze and serve anonymous targeted advertising on the Application and elsewhere. We may also share encrypted versions of information you have provided in order to enable our partners to append other available information about you for analysis or advertising related use. Marine Insight uses Google’s Admob network for advertisements. Please click here for more details on their policy.

If you’d like to opt-out from third party use of this type of information to help serve targeted advertising, please visit the section entitled “Opt-out” below.

What are my opt-out rights?

There are multiple opt-out options for users of this Application:

Opt-out of all information collection by uninstalling the Application: You can stop all collection of information by the Application easily by uninstalling the Application. You may use the standard uninstall processes as may be available as part of your mobile device or via the mobile application marketplace or network. You can also request to opt-out via email, at info@marineinsight.com.

Opt-out from the use of information to serve targeted advertising by advertisers and/or third party network advertisers: you may at any time opt-out from further allowing us to have access to your location data by managing their location preferences from their mobile setting..

Data Retention Policy, Managing Your Information

We will retain User Provided data for as long as you use the Application and for a reasonable time thereafter. We will retain Automatically Collected information for up to 24 months and thereafter may store it in aggregate. If you’d like us to delete User Provided Data that you have provided via the Application, please contact us at info@marineinsight.comand we will respond in a reasonable time. Please note that some or all of the User Provided Data may be required in order for the Application to function properly.

Children

We do not use the Application to knowingly solicit data from or market to children under the age of 13. If a parent or guardian becomes aware that his or her child has provided us with information without their consent, he or she should contact us at info@marineinsight.com. We will delete such information from our files within a reasonable time.

Security

We are concerned about safeguarding the confidentiality of your information. We provide physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards to protect information we process and maintain. For example, we limit access to this information to authorized employees and contractors who need to know that information in order to operate, develop or improve our Application. Please be aware that, although we endeavor provide reasonable security for information we process and maintain, no security system can prevent all potential security breaches.

Changes

This Privacy Policy may be updated from time to time for any reason. We will notify you of any changes to our Privacy Policy by posting the new Privacy Policy here and informing you via email or text message. You are advised to consult this Privacy Policy regularly for any changes, as continued use is deemed approval of all changes. You can check the history of this policy by clicking here.

Your Consent

By using the Application, you are consenting to our processing of your information as set forth in this Privacy Policy now and as amended by us. “Processing,” means using cookies on a computer/hand held device or using or touching information in any way, including, but not limited to, collecting, storing, deleting, using, combining and disclosing information, all of which activities will take place in the India. If you reside outside the India your information will be transferred, processed and stored there under India privacy standards.

Contact us

If you have any questions regarding privacy while using the Application, or have questions about our practices, please contact us via email at info@marineinsight.com.