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Maine Maritime Academy is a supplier of information about our higher education. We are committed to using the Internet and its derivatives to make this process easier. We are committed to providing you with an Internet experience that respects and protects your personal privacy. Our privacy charter has three promises to you:
From time to time new tools and enhancements will be introduced onto the site. Please visit this page from time to time to find out what's new in relation to these enhancements.
Personally identifiable information is information, such as name, birth date, e-mail address or mailing address that can be used to identify the individual.
Anonymous information is not personally identifiable information. Anonymous information is information about how you use our site (such as sites you visit and searches you do). Anonymous information also includes the domain names and/or IP addresses (see "8. Use of IP addresses" below) of Internet browsers that visit our site, the time of day the site was visited, and other non-personal information. Anonymous information is information that is not tied to any person, but helps us know what our users do (for example, the average stay on our site lasts over 5 minutes).
The next sections tell how and when we collect anonymous information and personally identifiable information from you.
You can visit our site and use many of our services without telling us who you are or revealing any personal information about yourself to us. It is only when you register for certain services with Maine Maritime Academy that you will be asked to provide us with personally identifiable information.
Most of our services do not require any form of customer registration, but we do require registration for some services. For example, we ask for information so we can contact you (like your name, email address, and mobile phone number). We use this information in several ways:
From time to time we receive requests to disclose the identities of our users. We do not disclose the identities of our users unless we are legally required to do so.
We collect anonymous information when people use our site, even if they have not registered with us. We use this information to produce more relevant content, and to improve our services in general.
We will not share any anonymous information about your use of our site with third parties if we know that this information will be linked with your personally identifiable information obtained from another source, unless you have given us permission to do this.
You can decide if you want to accept cookies by changing the settings on your computer. You can reset your browser to refuse all cookies, or allow your browser to show you when a cookie is being sent. If you do not accept cookies, then some of our features may not work as we intended them to work.
We will not share with third parties any personally identifiable information about you unless you have given us your permission.
An Internet protocol (IP) address is a set of numbers that is automatically assigned to your computer whenever you log on to your Internet service provider or through your company's local area network (LAN) or wide area network (WAN). Web servers, the computers that provide web pages for viewing, automatically identify your computer by the IP address assigned to it during your session online.
We may collect IP addresses for some purposes (for example, to report anonymous user information and to audit the use of our site). We do not link a user's IP address to a person's personal information, which means we will have a record of each user's session but the user remains anonymous to us.
PLEASE NOTE: Under certain circumstances, IP addresses and/or domain names may be linked to personally identifiable information, when this information is stored in databases managed by Internet registrars or registries such as Network Solutions or ARIN.
We will only pass on your personal information to named third parties if you expressly permit it and we will always give you the option to decline this.
We operate secure data networks protected by industry standard firewall and password protection. We have security measures in place to attempt to protect against the loss, misuse and alteration of your user data under our control.
Only certain employees have access to the information you provide us. While we cannot guarantee that loss, misuse or alteration to data will not occur, we try to prevent such unfortunate occurrences.
Maine Maritime Academy
Castine, Maine 04420-5000
The Information on this website is intended to be helpful and informative. However, neither Maine Maritime Academy nor any of its employees, agents or sub-contractors make any warranty, express or implied, or assume any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy or completeness of any information contained on this site or any web site referred to.
Those who access the site or any site referred to should take appropriate steps to verify all such information. Maine Maritime Academy and its subsidiaries cannot be held responsible for the contents of any pages referred to by an external link.
1.1 "This Site" refers to all internet pages in the mainemaritime.edu domain.
1.2 "www.mainemaritime.edu" refers to any organisation involved in any part of the design, development, management, response-handling, marketing, promotion or other similar aspects of this Site.
1.3 "User" refers to any person viewing or interacting with this Site, including "you".
1.4 "Content" refers to any text, photograph or other image presented on this Site to Users by either www.mainemaritime.edu or Users.
3.1 Except where otherwise expressed, all opinions, advice, statements, offers, or other information content made available through this Site are those of Maine Maritime Academy.
3.2 Maine Maritime Academy reserves the right, but has no obligation, to edit or remove any Content without question, reason or notice.
4.1 The Content made available in this Site is provided "as is" without warranties of any kind, either express or implied, including but not limited to all implied warranties of satisfactory quality, fitness for a particular purpose, title, or non-infringement of any third party rights including, without limitation, intellectual property rights. Maine Maritime Academy does not warrant that the Content will be error free. The Content may include inaccuracies or typographical errors that will be corrected as they are discovered at Maine Maritime Academy's sole discretion.
5.1 This Site links to websites operated by third parties. Maine Maritime Academy does not control these third party websites and is not responsible for their content. The presence on this Site of a link to a website operated by a third party does not imply any endorsement by Maine Maritime Academy of that third party or of any products or services advertised, or other information or content featured on that website. Nor does it constitute any assurance by Maine Maritime Academy that that website has in place security measures to protect information which you may submit online.
6.1 Under no circumstances shall Maine Maritime Academy, nor affiliates, staff, agents or suppliers, be liable for any damages, including without limitation, direct, indirect, incidental, special, punitive, consequential, or other damages (including without limitation lost profits, lost revenues, or similar economic loss), whether in contract, tort, or otherwise, arising out of the use or inability to use the Content available in this Site or any linked site, even if Maine Maritime Academy is advised of the possibility thereof, nor for any claim by a third party.
6.2 Maine Maritime Academy hereby expressly disclaims any and all warranties, including without limitation, any warranties to the availability, accuracy, or information, products or services, and any warranties of satisfactory quality or fitness for a particular purpose.
6.3 Maine Maritime Academy shall in no event be liable for any failure of performance, error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to, alteration of, or use of records for any cause of action.
7.1 You agree to defend, fully indemnify and keep fully indemnified at all times, and hold harmless Maine Maritime Academy, its officers, directors, employees, agents and third parties, for any losses, costs, liabilities, damages and expenses (including reasonable fees) relating to or arising out of your use of this Site including, without limitation, any infringement of any third party's rights (including without limitation intellectual property rights and rights of privacy and publicity) including any breach by you of the terms of this agreement.
10.1 In the event any term or condition of this agreement is prohibited by local or other law, this agreement shall be construed in such a manner as to give force and effect to every lawful provision.
10.1 Maine Maritime Academy will store all data including your personal information submitted to this Site.
10.3 Maine Maritime Academy is not responsible for privacy practices of third party websites linked to this Site. Maine Maritime Academy undertakes not to disclose any of your personal information to third parties without your consent. Maine Maritime Academy follows strict security procedures in the storage of your personal information to prevent unauthorised access.
13.1 All Content and materials on this Site, save where otherwise expressed, are subject to copyright and are protected by worldwide copyright laws and treaty provisions. No logo, graphic, text, sound or image from this website may be copied, reproduced, modified, published, uploaded, posted, transmitted, or distributed in any way, without Maine Maritime Academy's prior written permission. Except as expressly provided herein, Maine Maritime Academy does not grant any express or implied right to you under any patents, copyrights or trademarks.
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