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Website Privacy Policy

Fisher Maritime respects the privacy of visitors to our websites and blog. Accordingly, this policy applies to the Fisher Maritime family of websites (fishermaritime.com, tugbargeexpert.com, maritimeexpertwitness.com, boatingexpertwitness.com, shipportengineer.com, and shipcontractmanagement.com) and our blog (fishermaritime.blog) and governs data collection and usage therein.

By using our websites and blog, you consent to the practices set forth within this policy.

This policy is subject to change without notice, so we suggest that you periodically check this page for updates.

Fisher Maritime is not responsible for the republishing of information contained on our websites and our blog when such action is taken without prior written approval.

Cookies and Analytics

Our policy pertaining to the collection of data for site usage purposes mirrors that of the US House of Representatives, which is as follows:

We use a tool called “Google Analytics” to collect information about use of this site. Google Analytics collects information such as how often users visit this site, what pages they visit when they do so, and what other sites they used prior to coming to this site. We use the information we get from Google Analytics only to improve this site. Google Analytics collects only the IP address assigned to you on the date you visit this site, rather than your name or other identifying information. We do not combine the information collected through the use of Google Analytics with personally identifiable information. Although Google Analytics plants a permanent cookie on your web browser to identify you as a unique user the next time you visit this site, the cookie cannot be used by anyone but Google. Google’s ability to use and share information collected by Google Analytics about your visits to this site is restricted by the Google Analytics Terms of Use and the Google Privacy Policy. You can prevent Google Analytics from recognizing you on return visits to this site by disabling cookies on your browser.

For our blog, we also use WordPress’ in-house analytics for similar purposes. You can learn more about WordPress’ privacy policy here.

Other Collected Information

In the event you should choose to submit personally identifiable information on our online forms:

  • We will collect this information using forms hosted by third parties, including (but not limited to) Wufoo, Vertical Response, and PayPal. You can learn more about the privacy policies of each firm by visiting the following links:
  • The information collected in these forms is used to assist us in providing personalized services to you, including (but not limited to) providing additional information regarding our services, registering for training programs and other events, and signing up for our mailing lists.
  • Please refrain from providing sensitive information such as social security numbers in our forms. Credit card information should only be supplied using PayPal’s secure transaction interface (see link above for PayPal’s privacy policy).

Fisher Maritime does not lease, rent, or sell personally-identifiable information collected on our websites to third parties. Our policy pertaining to the disclosure of personally-identifiable information mirrors that of Royal Institution of Naval Architects, and is as follows:

Our websites will disclose your personal information, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on Fisher Maritime or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of Fisher Maritime; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of Fisher Maritime, or the public.

Data Retention

Unless a specific request is received to remove personally-identifiable information, we reserve the right to retain such data indefinitely.

Questions & Comments

Fisher Maritime recognizes that privacy protection requirements are an evolving topic and vary depending on the geographic location of the visitor. If you have questions regarding our Privacy Policy, believe that one or more aspects of the Privacy Policy does not comport with applicable laws, or would like to have personally-identifiable information removed, please contact the Webmaster at webmaster@fishermaritime.com.

Effective Date: 14 June 2018

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