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The customers of Ocean Electronics are of vital importance to us. To better protect your privacy we provide this notice explaining our online information practices and the choices you can make about the way your information is collected and used. To make this notice easy to find, we make it available on our homepage and at every point where personally identifiable information may be requested.
This notice applies to all information collected or submitted on the Ocean Electronics website. On some pages, you can order products, make requests, and register to receive materials. The types of personal information collected at these pages are:
On some pages, you can submit information about other people. For example, if you order a gift online and want it sent directly to the recipient, you will need to submit the recipient's address. In this circumstance, the types of personal information collected are:
Purpose of Use of Your Information
We use the information you provide about yourself when placing an order only to complete that transaction. In the course of completing these transactions, some of your personal information may be shared to perform functions on our behalf, such as package deliveries and credit card processing. Also we may release personal information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with law, or to protect the rights of Ocean Electronics, our users, or others. This includes exchanging information with other companies and organizations for fraud protection and credit risk reduction.
The information we require to fulfill your order or complete a transaction is used exclusively for that purpose. Additionally, however, our customers may choose to register for a standing account so that their personal identifiable information may be quickly retrieved when they revisit oceanelectronics.com. Opening an account is not required to complete a transaction with us. Providing personal information as part of an account registration is purely optional. Information provided as part of an account registration is password protected to limit access only to the registered user. Further, password and user information is encrypted and electronically secured.
Purpose of Use of Gift Information
We use the information you provide about yourself when placing an order only to complete that transaction, including shipping the product and confirming delivery. As with your personal information, we do not share this information with outside parties except to the extent necessary to complete these transactions.
Purpose of Use of Return Email Addresses
We use return email addresses to answer the email we receive. These addresses are not used for any other purpose and are not shared with outside parties.
We use non-identifying and aggregate information to better design our website and to share with advertisers. For example, we may tell an advertiser that a certain number of individuals visited a certain area on our website, but we would not disclose anything that could be used to identify those individuals.
Third-Party Web Beacons
We use third-party web beacons from Yahoo! to help analyze where visitors go and what they do while visiting our website. Yahoo! may also use anonymous information about your visits to this and other websites in order to improve its products and services and provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices about not having this information used by Yahoo!, click here.
Sale & Sharing of Personally Identifiable Information
We are not in the business of selling information about you to others. We do not participate in bulk e-mail solicitations (spam). Ocean Electronics does not use or share the personally identifiable information provided to us online in ways unrelated to the purposes described above without also providing you an opportunity to opt-out or otherwise prohibit such unrelated uses.
To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the correct use of information, we have put in place appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online. All pages where personally identifiable information is collected are protected with 128bit SSL encryption technology. Any information provided as part of an account registration is also encrypted and electronically secured.
Duration of Retention & Destruction of Information
We may retain personal information as appropriate to comply with law, or to protect the rights of Ocean Electronics, our users, or others. Personal information recorded in hardcopy (e.g. invoice, receipt, purchase order, or credit card authorization) may be retained for up to three years from the date of purchase.
Protecting the privacy of the very young is especially important. For that reason, we never collect or maintain information at our website from those we actually know are under 13, and no part of our website is structured to attract children under 13 years of age.
You can access all your personally identifiable information that we collect online and maintain by either logging into your standing account (if established) or by contacting Ocean Electronics Customer Service via email, phone, or postal mail. You can correct factual errors in your personally identifiable information by sending us a request that credibly shows error. Personally identifiable information will be released only upon reasonable verification that the requestor is the subject of the information sought or is authorized by law to examine the information provided for a third party. To protect your privacy and security, we take reasonable steps to verify your identity before granting access or making corrections.
Should you have other questions or concerns about these privacy policies, please call us at (919) 321-8465 or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.