‘Merchant Navy Decoded’, the owner of the merchantnavydecoded.com, is committed to protecting your right to privacy and it is our policy to respect the privacy of private communication. The information you provide to us will be held on ‘Merchant Navy Decoded’s own servers or on third party servers contracted by ‘Merchant Navy Decoded’ .These may be based in India or abroad. In some cases, information may be stored in a country other than the one you access the site from. The database is stored on servers secured behind a firewall; access to the servers is password-protected and is strictly limited. However, as effective as our security measures are, no security system is impenetrable.
We collect information about our customers in order to help us continually improve the service we offer and so that we can enter into commercial arrangements, including the sale of advertising space.
What data do we collect?
We collect personal data which you voluntarily agree to share with us and certify it as being accurate during the registration / enrolment or enquiry process. This data includes (but may not be restricted to):
- Name (including first and last name)
- Email address
- Mobile phone number
- Postal address
- Postal code
- Demographic information (like your age, gender, occupation, professional experience, education, etc.);
- Preferences and interests (such as newspapers read and so on)
- Career opportunities that you are interested in ; and
- Opinions of features on our websites.
We may alert you by email or phone (through sms/call) to inform you about new service offerings or other information which we feel might be useful for you.
When you use certain features on our website like the discussion forums and you post or share your personal information such as comments, messages, files, photos, will be available to all users, and will be in the public domain. All such sharing of information is done at your own risk. Please keep in mind that if you disclose personal information in your profile or when posting on our forums this information may become publicly available.
Currently, we plan to retain user data while an account is active and for at least three years afterward. We may alter this practice according to legal and business requirements. For example, we may lengthen the retention period for some data if needed to comply with law or voluntary codes of conduct. Unless otherwise prohibited, we may shorten the retention period for some types of data if needed to free up storage space
We send cookies (small files containing a string of characters) to your computer, thereby uniquely identifying your browser. Cookies are used to track your preferences, help you login faster, and aggregated to determine user trends. This data is used to improve our offerings, such as providing more content in areas of greater interest to a majority of users. Most browsers are initially set up to accept cookies, but you can reset your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. Some of our features and services may not function properly if your cookies are disabled
We may receive and collect certain anonymous information in standard usage logs through our Web server. This information may include the IP address assigned to the computer you use while accessing merchantnavydecoded.com.
We may combine personal information collected from you with other information from data available with us to provide a better overall experience, including customizing content for you in both forms – online (or electronic) as well offline.
If you use a bulletin board or chat room on this site, you should be aware that any personally identifiable information you submit there can be read, collected, or used by other users of these forums, and could be used to send you unsolicited messages. We are not responsible for the personally identifiable information you choose to submit in these forums.
We are the sole owners of your information collected by us at several different points on our Website.
What do we do with the information we collect?
We may use personal information about you to build up a profile of your performance(s), preferences and to track your progress over the duration of the programme for which you have enrolled with us.
We may use personal information to provide the services you’ve requested, including services that display customized content and advertising.
We use this information for billing purposes and to fill your orders. If we have trouble processing an order, we will use this information to contact you.
We may also use personal information for auditing, research and analysis to operate and improve ‘Merchant Navy Decoded’s products and services.
We will not sell your personal information to any third party for commercial gains. However, we may, at times, mail promotional material that we believe will be of relevance to you on behalf of third parties and for which we may receive a consideration from the party in question. However, even in such situations, all data will remain solely in the possession of ‘Merchant Navy Decoded’ and will not be shared with any third party.
We may share information with third parties in limited circumstances, including when complying with legal process, preventing fraud or imminent harm, and ensuring the security of our network and services.
We may present information to advertisers who wish to advertise on our website. When we present information to our advertisers it is to help them understand our audience and confirm the value of advertising on our website. Such information is in the form of aggregated statistics on traffic to various pages within our site.
We do not offer you choices when we ask for personal information, whenever reasonably possible.
You may decline to provide personal information to us. In such instances the extent of online and offline support that you receive may be limited as a result of this.
We make good faith efforts to provide you access to your personal information upon request and to let you correct such data if it is inaccurate and delete it, when reasonably possible.
For any doubts/clarifications or additional information that you may require,
please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
No refund shall be made, under any circumstances whatsoever. For any doubts/clarifications or additional information that you may require,
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