Privacy Policy

At Scandinavian Mariner Magazine, we are committed to protecting and maintaining your privacy. As part of our normal operations, we may collect your information. This Privacy Policy describes the type of information we may collect and what may happen to that information.

This statement is written to tell you as much as possible about how we use and manage personal information provided to, or collected by us. We believe you should be made aware of our practices so you can make informed decisions about how you allow us to use your information.

We may, from time to time, review and update this Privacy Policy statement to take account of new laws, technology and changes to our operations. All personal information held by us will be governed by our most recent policy. 

Your continued use of the Website after any modification to this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such modification.

Any questions regarding this statement or complaints regarding privacy should be sent to us via the contact form.

What kind of personal information do we collect and how do we collect it?

We collect information in different ways in the course of conducting our business. We collect this information so you can subscribe to newsletters, request a product or service from us, complete a survey, seek employment, or communicate with us by email, telephone or in writing.

Throughout this Privacy Policy, we refer to your “personal information," which means information which identifies you as an individual or from which your identity can be reasonably ascertained. Your name, home address, home telephone number, mobile telephone number, email address, workplace contact details and credit card details are examples of personal information.

How we use Personal Information:

The personal information collected on the website will be used to operate the website and to provide the goods) or services you have requested. We may also use your personal information to provide customer support, to respond to questions or complaints, to conduct customer surveys, to detect and prevent fraud and for other purposes described in this Privacy Policy.

In certain circumstances, we may use personal information for promotional or direct marketing purposes. However, you may at any time request us not to use your personal information for sending direct marketing material to you. Such a request can be made by contacting us either in writing, by email or by telephone at the contact details below. There is no fee for making such a request.

In many cases where we ask you to provide us with information about yourself, if you do not provide us with that information we will not be able to provide you with the relevant product or service.

Links to Third Party Websites from our Website:

To the extent that our Website contains links to sites operated by third parties and not related to our products or services, the Linked Websites are not controlled by us and we are not responsible for the privacy practices of those companies. Before disclosing your personal information to Linked Websites, we advise you to examine their privacy policies.

We also use third party tracking tools to improve the performance and features of our website. These third party tracking tools are designed to collect only Non-Personal Information about your use of our Website. However, you understand that such tools are created and managed by parties outside our control. As such, we are not responsible for what information is actually captured by such third parties or how such third parties use and protect that information.

We may use Remarketing with Google Analytics to advertise on third party sites to you after you visited our Site. We and our third party vendors, like Google, use first party cookies (such as the Google Analytics cookie) and third party cookies (such as the DoubleClick cookie) to inform, optimize and serve ads based on your past visits to our Site.

You can opt-out of Google Analytics for Display Advertising and customize the Google Display Network ads by visiting the Google Ads Settings page. Google also recommends installing the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on for your browser. Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on provides visitors with the ability to prevent their data from being collected and used by Google Analytics.

Disclosure of personal information:

We respect the privacy of personal information and we will take reasonable steps to keep it confidential.

We sometimes work with third parties to provide services on our behalf, including technical support, and other new services. We provide those companies only the information they need to deliver the service, and they are prohibited from using that information for any other purpose.

We may also disclose your personal information if required to do so by law or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary for connection with a sale, merger, transfer, exchange or other disposition (whether of assets, stock or otherwise) of all or a portion of a business of our company and/or our subsidiaries or to (a) conform to legal requirements or comply with legal process served on us or the Website; (b) protect and defend our rights or property and the Website; (c) enforce our agreements with you, or (d) act in urgent circumstances to protect personal safety or the public.

Under no circumstances, we will sell personal information without your consent.

Cookies policy:

We use cookies and other similar technologies covered by the EU Directive on privacy in electronic communications.

What is a cookie?

Cookies are small data files that your browser places on your computer or device. Cookies help your browser navigate a website and the cookies themselves cannot collect any information stored on your computer or your files. When a server uses a web browser to read cookies they can help a website deliver a more user-friendly service. To protect your privacy, your browser only gives a website access to the cookies it has already sent to you.

Why do we use cookies?

We use cookies to learn more about the way you interact with our content and help us to improve your experience when visiting our website. Cookies remember the type of browser you use and which additional browser software you have installed. Some of the cookies we use are session cookies and only last until you close your browser, others are persistent cookies which are stored on your computer for longer.

How do I reject and delete cookies?

We will not use cookies to collect personally identifiable information about you. However, should you wish to do so, you can choose to reject or block the cookies set by us by changing your browser settings. 

Please note that most browsers automatically accept cookies so if you do not wish cookies to be used you may need to actively delete or block the cookies. You can also visit www.allaboutcookies.org for details on how to delete or reject cookies and for further information on cookies generally. Note, however, that if you reject the use of cookies you will still be able to visit our Website but some of the functions may not work correctly.

Information Security:

We will take all reasonable steps to ensure that all personal information held by us is secure from any unauthorised access or disclosure. However, we do not guarantee that personal information cannot be accessed by an unauthorised person (e.g., a hacker) or that unauthorised disclosures will not occur.

We will take reasonable steps to destroy or permanently de-identify personal information if it is no longer needed for the purposes for which we are authorised to use it.

Management and security of personal information:

To make sure your personal information is secure, we communicate our privacy and security guidelines to our employees and strictly enforce privacy safeguards within the company.

Accessing personal information:

You may request to access your personal information held by us. Such a request must be made through our contact form. First, we will require you to verify your identity and specify what information you require. We will grant you access to your personal information as soon as possible, subject to the circumstances of the request.

In the same way, a request may be made to delete personal information, and all reasonable steps to delete the information will be made, except where it is required for legal reasons. Deletion of information may result in Scandinavian Mariner Magazine being unable to provide you with information about certain transactions, other content, services or product information, upcoming promotion, and/or provide you with certain content, goods or services.

We may decline to process requests that are unreasonably repetitive, require disproportionate technical effort, jeopardise the privacy of others, are extremely impractical, or for which access is not otherwise required by local law.

We will retain your personal information for the period necessary to fulfil the purposes outlined in this Privacy Policy unless a longer retention period is required or permitted by law.

Update of Personal Information:

We want to ensure that the personal information we hold is accurate, complete and up-to-date. We encourage you to contact us as soon as possible in order to update any personal information we hold about you. 

Newsletters:

If you wish to cancel your subscription to a newsletter, you can write us using this link.

Contact:

If you would like to make an access request or have any other questions, please contact us by the contact form below