(Last Updated March 2, 2012)
- information we collect about you
- how we use the information we collect
- sharing your personal information with others
- your choices about collection and use of your information
- changing or deleting your personal information
- how we protect your personal information
- consent to electronic communications
- minors’ privacy
- public information in your blog postings
- links to other websites
- how to contact us
INFORMATION WE COLLECT ABOUT YOU
Information you provide. We may collect and store any personal information you enter on our Website or provide to us in some other manner. This includes limited user identifying information (such as your name (which could be any name you provide, real or fictitious) and your e-mail address.
Web Beacons and Cookies. The web server used to host this Website may automatically collect certain information from you incidental to your use of this Website and the Materials, such as the name of your Internet service provider; the IP address of the computer you use; the type of browser software and operating system that you use; the date and time you access this Website; the website address, if any, from which you linked directly to this Website; the website address, if any, to which you travel from this Website; and other similar navigation-related information. This information may be used in the aggregate to assist the Company in understanding the Company’s visitors’ navigation patterns and in improving the Website.
Please note that your IP address and access information may be used by us in the event of your inappropriate conduct in connection with your use of the Website and Materials and our products and services. We may use standard Internet technology such as “web beacons” to track your use of our Website. We may also include technologies such as web beacons in advertisements or promotions or in email messages to determine whether messages have been opened and acted upon. The information we obtain in this manner may enable us to customize the services we offer our users to deliver targeted advertisements and to measure the overall effectiveness of our online advertising and service features.
Additionally, the Website may utilize so-called “cookies” to provide more detailed information about your Website usage and to provide convenience features to you when you return for repeated visits, which should facilitate access to our Website and personalize your online experience. All information stored in any cookie would be stored on your computer and only available to this Website when you are visiting it. Most browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies. If you choose to decline cookies, please note that you may not be able to sign in or use some of the interactive features offered on our Website.
HOW WE USE THE INFORMATION WE COLLECT
The Company does not generally disclose information about you collected through your use of this Website to third parties. However, there are some instances in which we may share your personal information with third parties. Please refer to the paragraph below headed Sharing Your Personal Information With Others to learn more about how we may share your personal information with others.
SHARING YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION WITH OTHERS
We want you to understand when and with whom we may share personal or other information we have collected about you or your activities on our Website or while using our services. We do not share your personal information with others except as indicated below.
We may share your information with third parties, such as licensors, licensees and sublicensees, only in accordance with our legal and contractual arrangements with such third parties. Such third parties have their own privacy policies, over which we have no control; we are not responsible or liable for any of their actions or omissions.
In addition, we may share aggregated information, non-personally identifying information, concerning our users with advisors, lenders and investors for the purpose of conducting general business analyses. These third parties also have their own privacy policies, over which we have no control; we are not responsible or liable for any of their actions or omissions.
Any third party who contacts you will need to be instructed directly by you regarding your preferences for the use of your personal information by them.
The Company reserves the right to disclose your personal information to any third party, if the Company believes that it is required to do so for any or all of the following reasons: (i) to comply with any law; (ii) to comply with legal processes or governmental requests, including, but not limited to, in response to a subpoena or similar investigative demand, a court order, or a request for cooperation from a law enforcement or other government agency; (iii) to prevent, investigate, detect or prosecute criminal offences, suspected fraud or other wrongdoing or attacks on the technical integrity of the Website or any network utilized by the Company; (iv) in any lawsuit between you and the Company; (v) to establish or exercise our legal rights, including, but not limited to, enforcement of the Terms and Conditions; (vi) to protect the rights, property or safety of the users of this Website, our officers, managers, employees and independent contractors, agents and representatives or the public; (vii) to defend against legal claims brought by third parties; and/or (viii) in connection with a significant business transaction, such as the sale of the Company or its assets or in the unlikely event of a receivership or bankruptcy. In any legal matter, we may raise or waive any legal objection or right available to us.
Your personal information may be shared with, or transferred to, a third party in the event of a transfer of ownership or assets of the Company or the Company’s bankruptcy.
YOUR CHOICES ABOUT COLLECTION AND USE OF YOUR INFORMATION
You can choose not to provide us with certain information, but that may result in your being unable to use certain features of our website because such information may be required in order for you to obtain services from W&T Seafood Corp.
When you initially use our Website, you will be given a choice as to whether you want to receive e-mail messages or newsletters from W&T Seafood Corp. You may later modify your choice by contacting us. Please refer to the Section entitled Changing Or Deleting Your Personal Information.
CHANGING OR DELETING YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
Please note that removal from our active database may not result in complete removal of your information from our systems, as we reserve the right to preserve your information for any lawful purpose. We may retain certain information associated with your account for analytical purposes and recordkeeping integrity, as well as to prevent fraud, collect any fees owed, enforce our Terms and Conditions, take actions we deem necessary to protect the integrity of the Website, protect our users or take other actions as permitted by law.
Please also note that removal from our active database will not automatically result in removal of your information from any third party’s product or service that you may have accessed through this Website. To remove information from a third party’s database, you will need to contact such third party directly.
HOW WE PROTECT YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
The Website has implemented commercially reasonable security measures (including physical, electronic and procedural measures) to help safeguard your personal information from unauthorized access and disclosure and to protect against the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under our control. For example, only authorized employees and authorized third-party service providers are permitted to access personal information, and they may do so only for permitted business functions. In addition, we use encryption in the transmission of certain sensitive personal information between your system and ours, and we use firewalls to help prevent unauthorized persons from gaining access to your personal information.
We want you to feel confident using our Website. However, no system can be completely secure. Although we take steps to secure your information, we do not promise, and you should not expect, that your personal information, searches or other communications will always remain secure. Users should also take care with how they handle and disclose their personal information.
You are solely responsible for any and all activities that occur under your username, if you choose to become a blog commenter. If you share your computer with others, you may wish to consider disabling any automatic sign-in features that may be available through this Website, through Windows or otherwise.
Please note that the technical processing and transmission of your personal information may involve transmissions over various networks and changes to conform and adapt to the technical requirements of connecting networks or devices. Your personal information may be transferred to, and maintained on, computer networks located outside of the state, province, country or other jurisdiction in which you reside, and the jurisdiction in which these computer networks are located may not have privacy laws as protective as the laws in your jurisdiction.
Please note that any third parties or their servers may be located either inside or outside the United States.
The Company intends to only operate for jurisdictional purposes within the United States. When you utilize this Website and the Materials, you agree that, for all purposes connected with this Website and the Materials, you are interacting with a United States company only. Please refer to the Terms and Conditions for more information on the application of United States law to the Company’s activities, including, but not limited to, providing the Website and Materials to you.
CONSENT TO ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATIONS
W&T Seafood Corp. may be required by law to send Communications to you that may pertain to the Website and Materials and the products and services you choose. You agree that we may send Communications to you by email. You consent to receive these Communications electronically. The term “Communications” in this Section means any notice, record, agreement or other type of information that is made available to you or received from you in connection with the Website and Materials and the products and services you choose to receive from us.
Notwithstanding anything to the contrary, you must be 18 years of age or older to use this Website.
We are committed to protecting the privacy of minors. For that reason, we will not knowingly collect on-line or off-line contact information from minors without prior parental consent or parental notification (“Parental Involvement”). Such Parental Involvement would include an opportunity for the parent to prevent use of the information sent to us by the minor and the minor’s participation in the activity.
We will not knowingly lure, by the prospect of a special game, prize or other activity, any minor to divulge information to us. We will not knowingly distribute to third parties any minor’s personally identifiable information, without prior Parental Involvement. We also will not knowingly provide minors with the ability to publicly post or distribute on this Website, or through the Company otherwise, personally identifiable contact information without prior Parental Involvement. Note that, without prior Parental Involvement, any on-line or off-line information we receive from someone we know to be a minor will only be used to respond directly to the minor’s request and will not be used for other purposes without prior Parental Involvement. Please read our Terms and Conditions for more information.
PUBLIC INFORMATION IN BLOG POSTINGS
Information that you provide to us that is intended to be viewed by other users who may access the Website through any permission granted by the Company in its sole and absolute discretion is public information. This would include information that you post in our blog. Be sure to include only information in your postings that you are comfortable being made public.
Please also note that any information that you disclose through our blog becomes public information and you should use appropriate measures to protect your personal information when utilizing these features of our Website. Please review “Special Rules For Blogs” in our Terms and Conditions for more information about blogs. If you post your email address, for example, in a publicly available section of the Website, you may receive unsolicited and unwanted contact from others. We do not assume any responsibility for who reads your posting and what other users may do with the information you voluntarily post. We encourage you to exercise discretion and caution with respect to posting your personal information on this Website.
LINKS TO OTHER WEBSITES
HOW TO CONTACT US
W&T Seafood Corp.
50 Franklin Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11205