Information we Collect:
Personal Data That You Provide to the Web Site: Our registration form requires users to provide certain Personal Data. For example, users are asked to identify themselves, to provide contact information and their company or personal billing information. Vessel operators provide certain Personal Data, such as employment details, regarding crew members. We use this information to operate our web site (including by customizing certain features for more personalized use), to bill for Services provided, and to contact you as necessary. We also post a list of current users on our web site and will use your Personal Data to obtain details for this list.
Sensitive Personal Data is a subset of Personal Data and is generally defined as any information related to racial/ethnic origin, political opinions, religious beliefs, trade union membership, physical or mental health, other medical information including biometric and genetic data, or sexual life or criminal allegations or convictions, precise geolocation information, financial and bank account numbers, or unique identifiers such as government-issued social security numbers, driver’s license, and passport numbers. We do not collect “Sensitive Personal Data”.
Q88 MAINTAINS AN INFORMATION SECURITY PROGRAM WHICH REQUIRES PRACTICES TO PROTECT THE SECURITY OF PERSONAL DATA THAT WE COLLECT AGAINST ACCIDENTAL OR UNLAWFUL DESTRUCTION, LOSS, ALTERATION AND UNAUTHORIZED DISCLOSURE OR ACCESS. PERSONAL DATA IS ANY INFORMATION RELATING TO OR IDENTIFIED OR IDENTIFIABLE NATURAL PERSON WHO CAN BE IDENTIED DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY BY REFERENCE TO THE INFORMATION. THIS DEFINITION IS INTENDED TO COMPLY WITH APPLICABLE PRIVACY AND DATA PROTECTION LAWS INCLUDING THE GENERAL DATA PROTECTION REGULATIONS OF THE EUROPEAN UNION (“GDPR”).
Information that you Store on the Web Site: Some of the Services that are made available through the web site allow users to store certain data on the web site. We will not access, monitor or use the contents of any user data stored on our servers, except in the following circumstances: (i) the data is related to user identification and access authorization; (ii) the data is to be used to assist you, provided that you have consented to such use; (iii) we are under the good faith belief that we are required to do so pursuant to law, regulation, legal process, governmental demand or other legal obligation; (iv) we are under a good faith belief there is a violation of the Terms of Service, our Acceptable Use Policy , or applicable law, or that a user is engaging in actions which threatens the network, servers or client data, or otherwise threaten users’ property rights, the web site, Q88 and/or other third parties. We do not use Personal Data for profiling or automated decision making. We will not sell or rent any Personal Data to third parties for marketing purposes without your consent.
Non-Identifiable Data and Cookies: When you interact with Q88 through the web site, we receive and store certain non-identifiable information. Such information, which is collected passively using various technologies, cannot presently be used to specifically identify you. Q88 may use such information and pool it with other information to track, for example, the total number of visitors to our web site, the number of visitors to each page of our web site, and the domain names of our visitors’ Internet service providers. It is important to note that no Personal Data is available or used in this process. In operating this web site, we may use a technology called “cookies.” A cookie is a piece of information that the computer that hosts our web site gives to your browser when you access the web site. Our cookies help provide additional functionality to the web site and help us analyze web site usage more accurately. On most web browsers, you will find a “help” section on the toolbar. Please refer to this section for information on how to receive notification when you are receiving a new cookie and how to turn cookies off. We recommend that you leave cookies turned on because they allow you to take advantage of some of our web site’s features.
Our Disclosure of Your Personal Data: Q88 considers your Personal Data to be a vital part of our relationship with you and is not in the business of selling your Personal Data. There are, however, certain circumstances in which we may share your Personal Data with certain third parties without further notice to you, as set forth below:
Business Services: We will provide Personal Data regarding crews to Clients/Customers using our services to obtain information about vessels.
Business Transfers: As we develop our business, we might sell or buy businesses or assets. In the event of a corporate sale, merger, reorganization, dissolution or similar event, Personal Data may be part of the transferred assets.
Agents, Consultants and Related Third Parties: Q88, like many businesses, sometimes hires other companies to perform certain business-related functions. Examples of such functions include mailing information, maintaining databases and processing payments. When we employ another company to perform a function of this nature, we only provide them with the information that they need to perform their specific function.
Legal Requirements: Q88 may disclose your Personal Data if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to (i) comply with a legal obligation, (ii) protect and defend the rights or property of Q88, (iii) act in urgent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of the web site or other third parties, or (iv) protect against legal liability.
We share Personal Data with others only as described in this statement, or when we believe that the law permits or requires it.
If at any point you believe the information we process on you is incorrect, you may request to see this information and even have it corrected or deleted. If you wish to raise a complaint on how we have handled your Personal Data, you can contact our Data Protection Coordinator who will investigate the matter.
If you are not satisfied with our response or believe we are processing your Personal Data not in accordance with the law, you can complain to the relevant supervisory authorities. A list of National Data Protection Authorities can be found at: http://ec.europa.eu/justice/data-protection/bodies/authorities/index_en.htm.
Contact information for our Information Security Coordinator is set forth below.
Q88 will only keep Personal Data for so long as it is being used for the purposes for which we collect it. After it is no longer being used, it will be deleted or destroyed according to generally accepted data destruction standards.
External Links: This web site may contain links to other web sites operated by third parties. Before it engages with third parties, Q88 requires that the third parties maintain security measures, that comply with applicable privacy and data protection laws, including the GDPR and agree to the Confidentiality Agreement on this website.
Security: Q88 has a data protection regime in place to oversee the affective and secure processing of Personal Data. Q88 takes reasonable steps to protect the Personal Data provided via the web site from loss, misuse, and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, or destruction. However, no Internet or e-mail transmission is ever fully secure or error free. Therefore, you should take special care in deciding what information you send to us via e-mail. With respect to your payment information, please note that Q88 works to protect the security of all your information during transmission over the Internet by using Transport Security Layer(TLS) to encrypt your credit card number and personal data. Q88 will use your credit card information only to process your payment and will not retain or otherwise store your credit card information subsequent to the processing of your payment.
We take appropriate steps to ensure that Personal Data is processed, secured, and transferred according to applicable law. The areas in which any recipients are located will vary from time to time, but may include the United States, Europe, Canada, Asia, Australia, India, and other countries where Q88 has a presence or uses contractors. For a list of Q88 offices, see our website.
When we transfer Personal Data from the European Economic area to other countries in which applicable laws do not offer the same level of data privacy protection as in your home country, we take measures to provide an appropriate level of data privacy protection by use of the Confidentiality Agreement on our website. In other words, your rights and protections remain with your data.
Last Updated: May 21, 2018
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