Your Information MPI May Collect Online
You can affirmatively submit to MPI certain user information pertaining to your interaction with MPI. User information may include a search query (such as the name and location of a business) or other information as described more fully below. You can also provide location information (so that you can search near you or in an area you specify), or billing information. We also may infer your geographic location based on your IP address or other information. User information may also include information pertaining to a marketplace complaint, such as your name, postal and e-mail addresses, phone and facsimile numbers.
marinehose.com utilizes Google Maps API to provide consumers with the location of user selected businesses. This feature is added at the option of business. The user has the option to request directions to the business through Maps API. No user submitted data is collected, maintained or stored by MPI. Further information on Google’s privacy standards can be found at http://www.google.com/policies/privacy.
MPI’s website is not designed with the purpose of attracting any person under age 13. MPI does not knowingly collect or maintain any personal information from children under the age of 13.
Cookies and Other Persistent Identifiers
MPI or third parties we contract with may use persistent identifiers such as cookies, embedded scripts, web beacons, pixel tags, log files, or similar technologies to collect certain information about visitors to our site and interactions with our online and mobile information.
For example, we may automatically collect certain non-personal information from you, including but not limited to your browser type, device type, geographical location, operating system, unique device identifier of any of your computer(s) or device(s) that are used to access the site, software version, Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, phone model, phone operating system, and the domain name from which you accessed the site. We also may collect information about your use of the site, including the date and time you visit the site, the areas or pages of the site that you visit, the amount of time you spend viewing or using the site, the number of times you return to the site, other click-stream or site usage data, emails that you open, forward or click-through to our site, advertising that you click on, and other sites that you may visit.
You can still use MPI’s websites if you have set your browser to reject cookies or tracking identifiers, but it may prevent you from viewing or accessing some of the features of our sites.
Uses of Persistent Identifiers
MPI or third parties may use identifiers to generate certain kinds of site usage data, such as the number of hits and visits to our sites. This information is used to understand how visitors use our sites and provide better services to you. MPI or third parties may also use identifiers to personalize the display of sponsorships or advertisements and customize the content you see while using our site.
MPI may transfer, or allow third parties to collect, analytic information about your visit to MPI websites to help us improve our websites and better serve you when you visit us online in the future. Analytic information may include such identifiers as your browser type, IP address, referring site URL, web pages you view and links you click on while navigating within our sites.
We use this information for a number of purposes, such as to provide easier site navigation, access to forms, or to track analytics and certain statistical information that enables us to improve our site and provide you with more relevant content and information on our site and other sites.
How MPI Uses Your Information
We will use information you affirmatively submit to MPI for the purpose for which it is submitted, such as to reply to your email, respond to your inquiry, handle your requests or comments, and process billing.
MPI relies on information collected from our users to develop new services and conduct analysis to enhance current content and services. Information collected from you may be used to review usage and operations of our site and address any resulting issues with our site.
At certain points where your information is collected on our site, there may be a box where you may indicate you would like to be on a mailing list to receive information about MPI or its affiliated organizations. This election box only appears in places where the service collecting your information maintains such lists. You can remove your name from a MPI mailing list by utilizing the appropriate unsubscribe feature contained in the emails.
MPI may also use the information we collect from you to enhance your online experience and provide you with customized site content and targeted information on the site, across third party sites, or through your mobile device.
If you are visiting our site from outside the United States, be aware that your information will be transferred to, and maintained on, computers located within the United States. The collection, use, retention and any other processing of your information will be governed by United States law and further by the specific jurisdictions within the United States where that information is stored, unless otherwise specified.
If MPI changes this policy in the future, we will post the changes here and indicate the date of the changes at the top of the policy.