Privacy Policy

Damen Shipyards Group N.V. and all of its subsidiary companies (hereinafter “DAMEN“, “we“, “our“, “us“) respect the privacy rights of its online visitors (“you”, “your”, “yours”) and recognize the importance of protecting the information collected about them. The following information is provided by DAMEN to enable you to be fully informed of our Privacy Policies. By visiting this website you are accepting and consenting to the practices described in this Privacy Policy and the Terms and Conditions. If you do not agree with this Privacy Policy and/or the Terms and Conditions, please do not further access and/or use the website.

This Privacy Policy does not apply to websites maintained by other companies or organizations to which we link. DAMEN is not responsible for any personal information you submit to third parties via our website. Please ensure that you read the Privacy Policy of such other companies or organizations before submitting your details.

What information do we collect from you and how?

DAMEN collects personal information in several ways when you place an order, take part in competitions, promotions and/or other activities in which you are requested to provide this information. When an order is placed with DAMEN, we need to hold personal information including your name, address email address, phone numbers, shipping and billing address(es) so that we can process and fulfill your order. Additionally, we may also obtain information as a result of authentication or identity checks. If you wish to be included on our mailing list, we will ask you to give us your prior authorization.

Similarly, when you visit our website, we will collect the data known as “clickstreams”(server address, domain name, etc). This information, combined with details you have provided us with enables us to customize your next visits better.

Your personal information is only retained for a period reasonably necessary to meet the purposes for which it is collected.

How this information may be used

DAMEN may use your personal information for the processing of (web)transactions (like orders, forms and payment). We will also use your details to fulfill and deliver your orders, requests and manage your account. Personal information that you provide may be disclosed to a credit reference or fraud prevention agency, which may keep a record of that information.

Your personal information provided for the purposes of processing and delivery of your order will be used according to the provisions of the Terms and Conditions.

We may use your information for drawing up statistics or other website functions as well as for providing you with the services available on the website. Where there is a legal obligation to do so, we may disclose your information to any relevant regulatory body. We may also disclose your information in response to a valid, legally compliant request by a competent authority or in response to a court order or otherwise in compliance with any applicable law, regulation, legal process or enforceable governmental request or other statutory requirement; to enforce the Terms and Conditions including the investigation of potential violations thereof; to detect, prevent or otherwise address fraud, security or technical issues; or to protect against imminent harm to the rights and property of DAMEN.

We may also use your personal information to send you information and materials , including product details and special offers and newsletters that we consider may be of interest to you. These may either be related to our products or those of our trading partners and/or Licensees. This information will only be sent to you if you have given us your specific prior authorization.

In addition we may use your personal information for analyzing the visits to the website and determining the individual and overall interests of visitors to the website. This provides us with information that enables us to improve the products, services, functions, promotions that may be of most interest to you and the design of the website to better meet our visitors’ needs.

Furthermore, we also collect your personal details through the different forms contained on the website, so that you can process cancellations, returns and/ or exchanges in relation to products purchased from DAMEN, and in order for us to be able to reply to your queries, to send you our newsletter, to deal with your claims and if requested and authorized by you, to include you in the recruitment processes organized by DAMEN to work in its offices or stores.

Opt-in provision

When you register, we will provide a link to the Privacy Policy. In addition you may be given the option to an opt-in of subscribing to:

Our regular newsletter which may be sent by email to you with respect to new products or special offers. Such alerts may include marketing information about DAMEN, our subsidiaries or selected business partners; and/or one-off marketing promotions from us.

At all times, you can unsubscribe out of any service or update to which you have subscribed. Any e-mail or newsletter which we send will contain an easy automatic unsubscribe link so that you can opt-out.

Protection of information

We use our best endeavors to maintain appropriate safeguards to ensure the security, integrity and privacy of the information you have provided us with. To guarantee the security of your details we have set in place a series of security measures and safeguards. In addition we will take reasonable steps to ensure that third party business partners’ to whom we transfer any data will provide sufficient protection of that personal information.

Despite these measures, whenever you provide your personal details on the Internet, there is a risk that this information may be intercepted and used by third persons whom we are unable to control. Although DAMEN makes every effort to protect your personal details and privacy, we are unable to guarantee the security of this information which you make available over the Internet at your own risk.

Third parties

Your details may be transferred to partners that host our websites and third parties who assist us in the design and use of the website, or provide us with services or analyze data collected. These third parties will use the data for the purposes of carrying out the tasks described above, and undertake to respect and maintain the personal details when required to do so by law. In addition your details may be transferred to companies that form part of our group and for the purposes described earlier in this Privacy Policy. Other than in these cases, we do not sell, trade or transfer your personal details in any form to third parties without informing you first and in accordance with the data protection legislation currently in effect.

Hyperlinks

We may include hyperlinks on this website to other websites or resources operated by third parties other than DAMEN. DAMEN has not reviewed all of these websites linked to this website and is not responsible for the content or accuracy of any off-site pages nor are we responsible for the availability of such external websites or resources, and do not endorse and are not responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for the privacy practices or the content of such website, including (without limitation) any advertising, products or other materials or services on or available from such websites or resources, nor for any damage, loss or offence caused or alleged to be caused by, or in connection with, the use of or reliance on any such content, goods or services available on such external websites or resources.

Cookies

During your visit to this website DAMEN may collect data of an impersonal nature, mainly through the use of cookies. A cookie is a small text file which a server can place on the hard drive of a user’s computer. It contains information about the relevant visitor’s visit to the website. Cookies can be used to collect specific information during your visit to the website. This information can help DAMEN to ensure that the website and the services more closely accommodate the requirements and preferences of the users of the website. You may configure your internet browser to notify you each time a new cookie is about to be stored on your computer so that you may decide whether to accept or reject it. Please refer to your internet browser’s help section for specific instructions. Please note that some parts of the website may not function properly if you reject cookies.

Reviewing, editing and deleting your data

Under the terms of the applicable data protection rules and legislation you are entitled to inspect, correct and/or delete any personal data concerning you, as well as to revoke your consent to receive information about promotions and other matters of interest related to DAMEN, at any time. To this end you may address a request for such inspection, correction, deletion and/or objection to Damen Shipyards B.V., PO Box 1, 4200 AAGorinchem, The Netherlands. Attn: Mr. T. Verwoerd. Or by e-mail at the following address: damenservicesportal@damen.nl.

Changes to the Privacy policy

DAMEN reserves the rights to amend, modify and/or replace all or part of this website and the information and materials contained on it, as well as this Privacy Policy. Please check this Privacy Policy periodically for changes or modifications.

No waiver

In case DAMEN does not enforce any of the provisions set forth above, this will not be understood in any manner as a waiver to such provisions.

© DAMEN, June 2012