PRIVACY STATEMENT

 

Last Updated on February 17, 2018

INFORMATION WE COLLECT

Information We Obtain About You

We obtain certain personal information in connection with the products and services we provide. The types of personal information we obtain include:

  • Contact information, such as name, phone number, and email and postal address;
  • Account information, such as online password and other log-in details used to access Nautic Alert products and services;
  • Payment information, such as name, billing address and payment card details, including card number, expiration date and security code, which is collected and stored by our third-party payment processor on our behalf;
  • The geolocation of your mobile device if you consent to the collection of this data;
  • Product setup information;
  • Technical information about your Nautic Alert product;
  • Social media handles, content and other data posted on our official social media pages;
  • Information we obtain from third-party social media services;
  • Information we obtain from third-party business partners if you choose to use our Services, such as your account ID, account name and email address;
  • Information you submit in connection with a career opportunity at MSI, such as contact details, information in your resume and details about your current employment;
  • Other personal information contained in content you submit to us, such as through our “Contact Us” feature or customer support tools on our websites or mobile apps.

Privacy and video surveillance laws in your jurisdiction may apply to your use of our products and services. You are solely responsible for ensuring that you comply with applicable law when you use our products or services. For example, you may need to display a notice that alerts visitors to your vessel that you are using our products or services. Capturing, recording or sharing video or audio content that involves other people, or capturing others peoples’ facial feature information, may affect their privacy rights.

Information We Obtain by Automated Means

When you interact with our products and services, we obtain certain information by automated means, such as cookies, web server logs, web beacons, and other technologies. A “cookie” is a text file that websites send to a visitor’s computer or other Internet-connected device to uniquely identify the visitor’s browser or to store information or settings in the browser. A “web beacon,” also known as an Internet tag, pixel tag or clear GIF, links web pages to web servers and their cookies and may be used to transmit information collected through cookies back to a web server.

We may use these automated technologies to collect information about your equipment, browsing actions, and usage patterns. The information we obtain in this manner may include your device IP address, identifiers associated with your devices, types of devices connected to our services, web browser characteristics, device characteristics, language preferences, referring/exit pages, clickstream data, and dates and times of website or app visits. These technologies help us (1) remember your information so you will not have to re-enter it; (2) track and understand how you use and interact with our products and services; (3) tailor the services around your preferences; (4) measure the usability of our products and services and the effectiveness of our communications; and (5) otherwise manage and enhance our products and services, and help ensure they are working properly.

Your browser may tell you how to be notified when you receive certain types of cookies or how to restrict or disable certain types of cookies. Please note, however, that without cookies you may not be able to use all of the features of our online services. For mobile devices, you can manage how your device and browser share certain device data by adjusting the privacy and security settings on your mobile device.

HOW WE USE THE INFORMATION WE COLLECT

We may use the information we obtain about you to:

  • Provide our products and services to you;
  • Establish and manage your Nautic Alert account and profile;
  • Process and fulfill claims and orders in connection with our products and services and keep you informed about the status of your order;
  • Personalize your experience with our products and services;
  • Allow you to stream, save and share content through our services;
  • Identify and authenticate you so you may access certain content or use certain of our services;
  • Increase and maintain the safety and security of our products and services and prevent misuse;
  • Communicate with you and provide customer support;
  • Allow you to interact with certain third-party products or services such as the GEOS Emergency Response Service;
  • Perform analytics (including market and consumer research, trend analysis, financial analysis, and anonymization of personal information);
  • Manage career opportunities at MSI; including for recruitment purposes, employee onboarding and other HR purposes;
  • Operate, evaluate, develop, manage and improve our business (including operating, administering, analyzing and improving our products and services; developing new products and services; managing and evaluating the effectiveness of our communications; performing accounting, auditing, billing reconciliation and collection activities and other internal functions;
  • Protect against, identify and prevent fraud and other criminal activity, claims and other liabilities;
  • Comply with and enforce applicable legal requirements, relevant industry standards and policies, including this Privacy Notice and our Terms of Service.

We also may use the information we collect about you in other ways for which we provide specific notice at the time of collection and obtain your consent if required by applicable law.

Third-Party Analytics Services

We use third-party web analytics services on our websites and mobile apps. The service providers that administer these services use automated technologies to collect data (such as email and IP addresses) to evaluate use of our websites and mobile apps.

Online Tracking and Interest-Based Advertising

On our websites, we may collect information about your online activities to provide you with advertising about products and services tailored to your interests. This section of our Privacy Notice provides details and explains how to exercise your choices.

You may see our ads on other websites or mobile apps because we participate in advertising networks. Ad networks allow us to target our messaging to users considering demographic data, users’ inferred interests and browsing context. These networks track users’ online activities over time by collecting information through automated means, including through the use of cookies, web server logs, web beacons and other similar technologies. The networks use this information to show ads that may be tailored to individuals’ interests, to track users’ browsers or devices across multiple websites, and to build a profile of users’ online browsing activities. The information our ad networks may collect includes data about users’ visits to websites that participate in the relevant ad networks, such as the pages or ads viewed and the actions taken on the websites. This data collection takes place both on our websites and on third-party websites that participate in the ad networks. This process also helps us track the effectiveness of our marketing efforts.

Our websites are not designed to respond to “do not track” signals received from browsers. To learn how to opt out of ad network interest-based advertising in the U.S., please visit www.aboutads.info/choices, http://www.networkadvertising.org/choices/, and http://preferences-mgr.truste.com/.

INFORMATION SHARING

We do not sell or otherwise share personal information about you except as described in this Privacy Notice. We may share your personal information with (1) our affiliates and subsidiaries and (2) our service providers who perform services on our behalf, such as order fulfillment and data analytics and storage. We do not authorize our service providers to use or disclose the information except as necessary to perform services on our behalf or comply with legal requirements. We also may share personal information with our business partners (1) with whom we jointly offer products and services; (2) to the extent you use Nautic Alert to connect to third-party products or services; and (3) for payment transaction and fraud prevention purposes.

We also may disclose information about you (1) if we are required to do so by law or legal process (such as a court order or subpoena); (2) in response to requests by government agencies, such as law enforcement authorities; (3) to establish, exercise or defend our legal rights; (4) when we believe disclosure is necessary or appropriate to prevent physical or other harm or financial loss; (5) in connection with an investigation of suspected or actual illegal activity; or (6) otherwise with your consent.

We reserve the right to transfer any information we have about you in the event we sell or transfer all or a portion of our business or assets (including in the event of a merger, acquisition, joint venture, reorganization, divestiture, dissolution or liquidation).

Nautic Alert Service

Through our Nautic Alert service, you may choose to connect to certain third-party services offered by our business partners. To activate a connection and allow the Nautic Alert products and services to interface with an available third-party service, each Nautic Alert connection requires the exchange of certain information between MSI, Nautic Alert and our business partner that is providing the third-party service. For example, to enable you to integrate Nautic Alert products and services with our business partners, we may share certain account information with those business partners, such as your account ID and email address. In addition, we may share certain data our products collect from their surrounding environment that is necessary to perform their functions (such as motion or events on your vessel). In each case, we will engage with a given third-party service only if you choose to activate such a connection. You may revoke a connection to a third-party service at any time by contacting MSI at support@nauticalert.com or, depending on the particular third-party service, accessing your settings under your account with that service. The privacy statements of our business partners apply to any information practices of those partners and to the information shared with them.

YOUR CHOICES

We offer you certain choices in connection with the personal information we obtain about you. To update your preferences, limit the communications you receive from us, or submit a request, please contact us as specified in the How To Contact Us section of this Privacy Notice.

NOTICE TO CALIFORNIA RESIDENTS

Subject to certain limits under California law, California residents may ask us to provide them with (1) a list of certain categories of personal information we have disclosed to third parties for their direct marketing purposes during the immediately preceding calendar year, and (2) the identity of those third parties. To make this request, California residents may contact us as specified in the How To Contact Us section below.

OTHER ONLINE SERVICES AND THIRD-PARTY FEATURES

Our website and mobile apps may provide links to other online services for your convenience and information, and may include third-party features such as apps, tools, payment services, widgets and plug-ins (e.g., Facebook, Twitter or PayPal buttons). These online services and third-party features may operate independently from us. The privacy practices of the relevant third parties, including details on the information they may collect about you, is subject to the privacy statements of these parties, which we strongly suggest you review. To the extent any linked online services or third-party features are not owned or controlled by us, MSI is not responsible for these third parties’ information practices.

HOW WE PROTECT PERSONAL INFORMATION

We maintain administrative, technical and physical safeguards designed to protect personal information against accidental, unlawful or unauthorized destruction, loss, alteration, access, disclosure or use.

UPDATES TO OUR PRIVACY NOTICE

This Privacy Notice may be updated periodically and without prior notice to you to reflect changes in our personal information practices. We will post a notice on our websites and mobile apps to notify you of significant changes to our Privacy Notice and indicate at the top of the notice when it was most recently updated.

HOW TO CONTACT US

If you have any questions about this Privacy Notice, or if you would like us to update information we have about you, change your preferences or exercise other applicable data protection rights, please contact us by e-mail at support@nauticalert.com or write to us at:

Market Spectrum, Inc.
7422 Carmel Executive Park, Suite 200
Charlotte, NC 28226

Attention: Pivacy Notice