The Catamarans.com Website ("Site") is owned and operated by Catamaran Sales, Inc. d/b/a The Catamaran Company ("The Catamaran Company", "Catamarans.com", "We", "us", "our"). The Site offers services to (i) a consumer or an individual who visits the Site ("Site Visitor"); and (ii) brokers and dealers (and their employees, agents or representatives).
The following privacy statement describes the practices of the Site with respect to the collection, maintenance and disclosure of information received from Site Visitors only. This privacy statement also does not apply to our off-line receipt or collection of information.
If you have any questions about this privacy statement, please contact policies@Catamarans.com for more information.
The Catamaran Company is committed to respecting the privacy rights of our customers and all visitors to our website. We take privacy very seriously, and have put into place policies and procedures to ensure that information about you is safeguarded. You can use our website and request to be contacted and remain assured that your personal information is protected.
Contacting us or Providing Your Personal information is Your Consent to Our Collecting and Using Information about You
Your use of our website or services constitutes your consent to the processing of information about you.
If you have questions or concerns regarding this statement, you should first contact Privacy Officer by email at policies@Catamarans.com, by phone at 954.727.0016 or by writing Privacy Officer, Catamaran Company, 4005 N. Federal Highway, Suite 200, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308; Phone: 954.727.0016; Fax: 954.727.0024.
The Catamaran Company Security Statement
At The Catamaran Company, we've taken important measures to keep the information you share with us safe and secure.
Because The Catamaran Company is a firm believer and active participant in maintaining consumer privacy, we prepared these policies so that website visitors such as yourself gain an understanding and receive our full disclosure about how we use information about you so you can make an informed decision whether to provide us with information about yourself. The Catamaran Company believes in improving your online shopping experience through the responsible and secure collection and use of data or information you provide.
What information does The Catamaran Company collect?
If you choose and ask to be contacted by us, our General Inquiry form requires you to provide your first and last name and email address, and your telephone number and address as an option. In some instance other inquiry forms on the website require your address and country. By registering your information at our site you get unrestricted, free access to all content on the site, including images, videos, full specifications of every catamaran listing, and you receive all our newsletters and weekly updates.
We may use the information you provide for marketing research and other marketing and service related purposes like sending brochures or other information you request and keeping in touch by e-mail. Any personal information you choose to share with us will not be disclosed to anyone outside of The Catamaran Company, our related companies, or our business partners who help with this site unless required by law. We will never exchange or sell your personal information to any other company.
What principles govern The Catamaran Company’s use of collected information?
• Personal information or data is requested and processed fairly and lawfully.
• Personal information or data is collected for specified, explicit and legitimate purposes identified in the respective website inquiry forms and includes information you provide in support of your inquiry about a particular aspect of the products or services offered on the website; the information or data is not further processed in a way incompatible with these purposes.
• Personal information that you provide is adequate, relevant and not excessive in relation to the purposes for which the information and data are collected and/or further processed.
• Personal information or data is provided and controlled by you and should therefore be accurate and, where necessary, kept up to date.
• Personal information or data is kept in a form which permits identification of data subjects for no longer than is necessary for the purposes for which the data were collected or for which they are further processed.
Does The Catamaran Company collect cookies?
The Catamaran Company makes limited use of "cookies". Cookies are text files sent by Web servers to Web browsers and are stored on the user’s computer or mobile device. If the browser is loading a page and the server requests the information stored in the cookie, the cookie is sent back to the server. Cookies contain data about the user’s activities on the website, and can be used by Web servers to identify and track users as they navigate different pages on a website, and to identify users returning to a website. Cookies may be either "persistent" or "session" cookies. A persistent cookie will remain valid until its set expiration date (unless deleted by the user). A session cookie will expire at the end of the user session, when the Web browser is closed.
How you can control cookies
You can use your web browser (e.g., Internet Explorer) to:
• delete all cookies
• block all cookies
• allow all cookies
• block third-party cookies
• clear all cookies when you close the browser
• open a ‘private browsing’ session
• install add-ons and plug-ins to extend browser functionality
Browser – Where to find information about controlling cookies
• Internet Explorer –http://support.microsoft.com/kb/278835
• Safari – http://support.apple.com/kb/PH5042
Is there any other technology similar to cookies that may be used?
Web beacons, clear GIFs, page tags and web bugs
These are all terms used to describe a particular form of technology implemented by many sites in order to help them understand and analyse how the site is being used and to the extent we use this technology it is solely used to improve your experience on the website. These technologies may also be used to target advertising on the web page you are viewing.
A web beacon (or similar) usually takes the form of a small, transparent image, which is embedded in a web page or an email. A web beacon is used in conjunction with cookies and send information such as your IP address, when the page or email was viewed, from what device and which geo-location etc.
As a web beacon forms part of a web page, it is not possible to ‘opt-out’ as such but you can render it ineffective by opting out of the cookies the web beacon sets.
Does The Catamaran Company track my visits?
We collect anonymous information about every visit to our site by tracking Internet Protocol (IP) addresses on an aggregate basis, including information about which areas of our site receive the most visits and user’s visit history. This is done by the placement of a cookie on your computer. We do not link IP addresses to personal information associated with a particular visitor. We use this information only to determine how to make future visits more convenient and productive site users. We also collect browser type, access time, and the URL where a user is entering or exiting the site.
The data is analyzed, generating several different types of reports showing different views on the data collected. We do not capture any information about a particular individual's use of the site -- rather only aggregate data is captured. Our third-party metrics provider is bound by strict confidentiality restrictions and is not permitted to sell or use The Catamaran Company's aggregate site data for any purpose other than for providing The Catamaran Company with the metrics information. The Catamaran Company, does not share, sell or provide any of this aggregate data with outside companies, with the exception noted above. Furthermore, The Catamaran Company does not track where you go on the Internet.
Does The Catamaran Company share any information it collects with outside parties?
Sharing of Information among affiliates
Our affiliates are other companies under The Catamaran Company corporate umbrella. In addition to using affiliates to perform various services, we may share your information with them.
Does The Catamaran Company provide a way to update or remove personal information?
If you wish to change, update, or remove personal information you may do so by contacting our Privacy Officer by email at policies@Catamarans.com, by phone at 954.727.0016 or by writing Privacy Officer, Catamaran Company, 4005 N. Federal Highway, Suite 200, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308; Phone: 954.727.0016; Fax: 954.727.0024, at any time, expressing your desire to change, update, or remove personal information.
Changes in this Privacy Statement
Though our site contains links to other sites, we are not responsible for the content, links or privacy on any of those sites.
How is email used on The Catamaran Company?
Email is used to respond to inquiries initiated by you. Where our website requests an email address or other personal information from you, you are voluntarily providing that personal information in order to communicate with and to receive information and follow-up information, or to establish a relationship with The Catamaran Company.
We collect email addresses from those who contact us via email, and ask for information such as your email address and name when you inquire and sign up to receive information from us. The information we collect is not distributed or sold to a third party. We only use the information to communicate with you about your transaction or to send you materials you requested, such as MULTIHULLS MAGAZINE. Email you receive from us will contain an opt-out link which can be used in the event that you no longer wish to receive communications from us.
We reserve the right to disclose your personally identifiable information as required by law and when we believe that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights and/or to comply with a judicial proceeding, court order, or legal process served on our website.
Our Security Procedures
How This Policy Applies to You
ADDITIONAL NOTICE FOR CALIFORNIA RESIDENTS
Your Privacy Rights
If you are a resident of the State of California, under the California Civil Code, you have the right to request from companies conducting business in California a list of all third parties to whom the company has disclosed personal information during the preceding year for direct marketing purposes. Alternatively, the law provides that if the company adopts a policy to only disclose your personal information to third parties for marketing purposes if you have either given your affirmative consent or you have not indicated that you wish to prevent such a disclosure, the company may instead provide you with information on how to exercise your disclosure choice options.
Our services qualify for the alternative option; when we collect information from you, we enable you to opt-out from or opt-into the disclosure of your personal information to third parties for their own direct marketing purposes. If you have any concerns please contact Privacy Officer by email at policies@Catamarans.com.
How we respond to Do Not Track settings
California Business & Professions Code Section 22575(b)(as amended effective January 1, 2014) provides that California residents are entitled to know how a website operator responds to "Do Not Track" (DNT) browser settings. DNT is a feature offered by some browsers which, when enabled, sends a signal to websites to request that your browsing is not tracked, such as by third party ad networks, social networks and analytic companies. However, a uniform standard has not yet been adopted to determine how these signals should be interpreted and what actions should be taken by websites and third parties.
At the present time, we do not respond to DNT signals. We will continue to review DNT and other technologies and may adopt a DNT standard once available. In the meantime, you may opt-out of certain types of tracking on this website, including analytics and tailored advertising, by changing your cookie settings.
Children's Online Privacy Protection Act
Our website, products and services are not directed to persons under 13. We do not knowingly collect, maintain or use personal information from our website about children under age 13