Privacy Policy

Sherwood Marine Marketing (“Sherwood”) operates bensherwood.net. It is Sherwood’s policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our website.

Website Visitors

Like most website operators, Sherwood collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. Sherwood’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Sherwood’s visitors use its website. From time to time, Sherwood may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.

Sherwood also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses. Sherwood does not use such information to identify its visitors, however, and does not disclose such information, other than under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information, as described below.

Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information

Certain visitors to Sherwood’s websites choose to interact with Sherwood in ways that require Sherwood to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Sherwood gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who leave comments at bensherwood.net to provide a name and e-mail address. Those who engage in transactions with Sherwood – by purchasing How to Succeed in Marine Retailing, for example – are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, Sherwood collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with Sherwood. Sherwood does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.

Aggregated Statistics

Sherwood may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. For instance, Sherwood may monitor its blog or use spam screened by the Akismet service to help identify spam. Sherwood may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, Sherwood does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information

Sherwood discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on Sherwood’s behalf or to provide services available at Sherwood’s websites, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using Sherwood’s websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. Sherwood will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, Sherwood discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only when required to do so by law, or when Sherwood believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Sherwood, third parties or the public at large. If you have supplied your e-mail address, Sherwood may occasionally send you an e-mail to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with Sherwood and our products. Sherwood takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.

Cookies

A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. Sherwood uses cookies to help Sherwood identify and track visitors, their usage of Sherwood website, and their website access preferences. Sherwood visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using Sherwood’s website, with the drawback that certain features of Sherwood’s website may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

Ads

Ads appearing on our website may be delivered to users by advertising partners, who may set cookies. These cookies allow the ad server to recognize your computer each time they send you an online advertisement to compile information about you or others who use your computer. This information allows ad networks to, among other things, deliver targeted advertisements that they believe will be of most interest to you. This Privacy Policy covers the use of cookies by Sherwood and does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers.

Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, Sherwood may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in Sherwood’s sole discretion. Sherwood encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.

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