We do not independently gather or use any individually identifiable information about our users from our web site.
Your Control Over Your Data
We will provide you with access to your personal data upon your verified request to us. It is not our practice to gather personally identifiable data, except in limited instances as noted in this document. Therefore, our ability to provide you with your data is limited to those cases in which you have provided us with personally identifiable information and where that information is attached in some manner to the data.
You have the right to correct any errors in your data. You may have your personal data erased from our records, if it exists. You may also object to us processing your personal data and you may download a copy of your data, if such data exist in our records.
Please note: While these options are available to you, as noted, we do not routinely gather information that can be identified with any individual. Therefore, our ability to delete your records or provide a copy for you to download is limited to those cases in which there is some verifiable means to connecting records to you.
We allow visitors the opportunity to enter and send us contact information to be included on our email or postal mailing lists to receive information about events, publications, and featured merchandise that we produce and also on behalf of some partner organizations. These may include email messages and mailings sent via the United States Postal Services. The address lists are securely maintained and the information is not directly provided (neither shared nor sold) to any outside entity, except as noted below. Further, the address lists are not maintained on our website; they are stored securely with password protection on an office computer and are backed up on an external hard drive and securely on cloud-based storage.
Information Gathered Routinely
Software running on our hosting service records certain information about visitors, including the IP address of their computers at the time of their visits, the type of browsers and operating systems they are using, entry and exit pages, and dates and times of their visits. We only review this information to determine the general geographic origin of our visitors and do not connect it to individual visitors. We do not retain any of these data for more than three days at a time, at which time they are automatically deleted.
We use Google Analytics to record and analyze certain information about our visitors. The data gathered are not identifiable to any individual but do allow those individuals with access to this information to discern specific domains, countries, browser types, and operating systems used by site visitors. These data may or may not be linked to a particular IP address, which, along with a date and time of access that might be recorded, would be the only means of identifying a particular user. We will delete such records from the part of the Google Analytics database we can control if you are able to provide us with the IP addresses, dates, and times of visits to our site.
Information Gathered When You Place an Order
If you order merchandise form us, we will have at minimum a record of your email address, your name, credit or debit card number, its expiration month and year, and the CVV (or other) security code number from the card, your mailing address, phone number, the items you purchased, the quantity of each item you purchase, and the price you paid for each item and the total amount you paid for your purchase. We will use this information to fulfill your order. But unless you specifically ask us to use it in some other way, such as being included on our email list, we will only maintain your name, email address, postal mailing address, and date(s) of your purchase(s) in our database. All other information will be maintained on a secure server in hashed form through our credit card processing provider.
Information Gathered When You Make an Inquiry
If you write to us via email with an inquiry, we will have a record of the email address you sent the inquiry from and any information about yourself that you may include. We will use this information to communicate with you in regard to your inquiry, but unless you specifically ask us to use it in some other way, such as being included on our email list, we will only maintain that information in received and sent email folders. Such information will only be shared with one or more third parties if such sharing is necessary in fulfilling a request you make of us and for which you have authorized us to release such information. For example, if you inquire about planning an event and ask us to have potential vendors contact you, we will necessarily share your contact information with appropriate vendors to fulfill your request.
Right to Have Your Information Deleted
Except under limited circumstances in which we may be legally required to maintain your records (such as under a court order, for example), we will delete any information we maintain about you upon your request. Each email we send to those on our mailing list has a link to notify us if the recipient wishes to be removed from the list, and we honor such requests promptly.
If you want records of emails we may have exchanged to be deleted, you may send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org(link sends e-mail). As a security measure to ensure such removal requests are authentic, the record removal request email should be sent from the address whose records are to be removed. Thus, if you have communicated with us using more than one email address, and want them removed, we require you to send a separate email for each address to be removed, and each sent from the account that is to be removed.
We do not have access to the cookies on your computer, other than if you visit our site subsequent to a visit in which a cookie has been installed on your computer, our content management system reads the contents of the cookie and may use the data stored in it to make certain adjustments to the website's functions according to your preferences or history as recorded in the cookie.
We may use both session ID cookies and persistent cookies. We use session cookies to make it easier for you to navigate our site. A session ID cookie expires when you close you browser. A persistent cookie remains on your hard drive for an extended period of time. You can remove persistent cookies by following directions provided in your Internet browser’s “help” file.
This web site may contain links to other sites that are not owned or controlled by Trans-Oceanic.com. Please be aware that we, Trans-Oceanic.com, have no control over and, therefore, are not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites.
We encourage you to be aware when you click a link on our site that you are going to a different site over which we have no control. We encourage you to read the privacy statements of each and every web site you visit that might collect personally identifiable information.
This privacy statement applies only to information collected by this web site.
In the event Trans-Oceanic.com goes through a business transition, such as a merger, acquisition by another organization, or transfer of all or a portion of its assets, your personally identifiable information will likely be among the assets transferred. You will be notified via email and a prominent notice on our Web site for 30 days of any such change in ownership or control of your personal information.
Changes in this Privacy Statement
We reserve the right to modify this privacy statement at any time, so please review it frequently. If we make material changes to this policy, we will notify you here, by email, or by means of a notice on our home page.