Protecting your private information is our priority. This Statement of Privacy applies to the www.gsship.org and Gulf States Shipbuilders Consortium and governs data collection and usage. For the purposes of this Privacy Policy, unless otherwise noted, all references to Gulf States Shipbuilders Consortium include www.gsship.org and GSSC. The GSSC website is a non-profit information, news and member services site. By using the GSSC website, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.

Collection of your Personal Information

GSSC may collect personally identifiable information, such as your name, company name, title, and email address, especially when you register for events or meetings. If you purchase GSSC’s products and services, we collect billing and credit card information. This information is used to complete the purchase transaction. We may gather additional personal or non-personal information in the future.

Information about your computer hardware and software may be automatically collected by GSSC. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring website addresses. This information is used for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the GSSC website.

Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose personally identifiable information or personally sensitive data through GSSC’s public message boards, news articles, job postings, directories or other public postings, this information may be collected and used by others.

GSSC encourages you to review the privacy statements of websites you choose to link to from GSSC so that you can understand how those websites collect, use and share your information. GSSC is not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on websites outside of the GSSC website.

Use of your Personal Information

GSSC collects and uses your personal information to operate its website(s) and deliver the services you have requested.

GSSC may also use your personally identifiable information to inform you of other products or services available from GSSC and its affiliates. GSSC may also contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of industry trends, industry news, industry information, current services or of potential new services that may be offered.

GSSC may share your name, company name, title, email address or other information you provide when registering for GSSC meetings or events to trusted sponsors of those meetings or events.

GSSC does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties.

GSSC may share data with trusted partners to help perform statistical analysis, send you email or postal mail, provide customer support, or arrange for deliveries. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to GSSC, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.

GSSC may keep track of the websites and pages our users visit within GSSC, in order to determine what GSSC services are the most popular. This data is used to deliver customized content and advertising within GSSC to customers whose behavior indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area.

GSSC will disclose your personal information, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on GSSC or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of GSSC; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of GSSC, or the public.

Use of Cookies

The GSSC website may use “cookies” to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.

One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the Web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalize GSSC pages, or register with GSSC site or services, a cookie helps GSSC to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as billing addresses, shipping addresses, and so on. When you return to the same GSSC website, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the GSSC features that you customized.

You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the GSSC services or websites you visit.

Security of your Personal Information

To secure your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure, GSSC uses the following:

SiteLock™.
SiteLock, a global leader in website security, protects our site from hackers, spam, viruses, scams, removes malware, and provides PCI Compliance for your safety.

When personal information (such as a credit card number) is transmitted to other websites, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) protocol.

Children Under Thirteen

GSSC does not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under the age of thirteen. If you are under the age of thirteen, you must ask your parent or guardian for permission to use this website.

Opt-Out & Unsubscribe

We respect your privacy and give you an opportunity to opt-out of receiving announcements of certain information. Users may opt-out of receiving any or all communications from GSSC by contacting us here:

  • Web page: http://gsship.org/contact/
  • Email: info@gsship.org

Changes to this Statement

GSSC will occasionally update this Statement of Privacy to reflect company and customer feedback. GSSC encourages you to periodically review this Statement to be informed of how GSSC is protecting your information.

Contact Information

GSSC welcomes your questions or comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you believe that GSSC has not adhered to this Statement, please contact GSSC at:

US Mail:
Gulf States Shipbuilders Consortium
925 Dauphin Island Parkway
PO Box 50794
Mobile, Alabama 36605
 
Email Address:
info@gsship.org
 
Telephone number:
251-665-4092

 

Effective as of August 21, 2016