At Brownie’s Marine Group, we respect and are committed to protecting your privacy. It is our intent to protect against the loss, misuse or alteration of information that we have collected from you or received from a partner. All security on our Websites is treated seriously. Where applicable, we undertake security steps, including use of SSL technology, on our back-end systems that store customer account information and to protect data transmissions. However, this is not a guarantee that such data transmissions cannot be accessed, altered or deleted due to firewall or other security software failures. We use a variety of current technologies and processes for protection of our customer data. We limit the information we provide to outside companies with whom we contract to only what they need to carry out their responsibilities.

How We Use Email:  When you provide us your email address, we will email you as necessary to process your order, respond to a request or provide customer service. For example, after you place an order at Brownie’s, you will receive an email confirmation. We also send out a monthly update with news, sales, and announcements – You may opt-out of this email by selecting Unsubscribe in the footer of the email. Brownie’s implements a variety of safety measures to ensure the safety of your personal information . We do not sell, trade or otherwise transfer to any outside parties.

Information Collected

Personal Information

“Personal information” is information that allows us to identify you. The types of Personal Information that we may collect from you includes, your name, home address, e-mail address, phone number, date of birth, and account information, such as your username, password, credit card information and other payment information.

We may collect person information from you on or through the Web Site or Services in a variety of ways, including, when you register on the Web Site, purchase a Service, participate in online contests, surveys or games, sign-up for a newsletter or subscription or purchase merchandise.

We also may, from time to time, receive Personal Information about you from third party sources to improve the Web Site and our Services, and for the various purposes outlined herein.

Device Identifiable Information

We may collect information that does not identify you personally, but is linked to your computer or device (“Device Identifiable Information”). We collect Device Identifiable Information from you in the normal course of operating our Website. When you visit our Website to browse, read or download information, we automatically collect information about your computer that your browser sends, such as your IP address, browser type and language, access times, pages visited, and referring website addresses. We may use Device Identifiable Information we collect to analyze trends, help administer the Web Site, track the movement of visitors, to learn about and determine how much time visitors spend on each page of the Web Site, how visitors navigate throughout the Web Site or the Service and to gather broad demographic information for aggregate use.

We may also collect Device Identifiable Information through “cookies” or “web beacons” as explained below.

We may also collect information about your mobile device such as the type and model, operating system (e.g. iOS or Android), carrier name, mobile browser (e.g. Chrome, Safari), applications using our Website, and identifiers assigned to your device, such as its iOS Identifier for Advertising (IDFA), Android Advertising ID (AAID), or unique device identifier (a number uniquely given to your device by your device manufacturer), sometimes referred to as a mobile carrier ID.

We may also collect your location information, such as your zip code or the approximate geographic area provided by your Internet service provider (ISP) or location positioning information provided by the location services and GPS features of your mobile device when location services have been enabled.

Cookies

To help us serve you better, we may collect Device Identifiable Information from you through technologies such as “cookies” and “pixel tags” (which are also called clear GIFs, web beacons, or pixels) or by tracking internet protocol (IP) addresses. “Cookies” are small data files that are stored by your web browser when you interact with a website. When you visit a webpage, the cookie sends back Device Identifiable Information. “Pixel tags” are small graphic images (usually invisible) that can be embedded in content and ads on a webpage that track usage of our Website and effectiveness of communication. These pixel tags can then be used to recognize our cookies and to monitor certain user interactions with a website. Cookies operate in the background, and you can turn them off if you wish by adjusting your Web browser settings, but doing so may impair your ability to use some of the features on the Web Site. We may use cookies to make the Web Site work better by, for example, remembering your preferences, keeping track of your login name, password and, if you want to buy things while on the Web Site, your “shopping cart.”

For more information, you may review the FTC’s guide to opting out of online tracking for computers and mobile devices. You can also see the “Choice” section below for ways to opt-out.

In some cases, we have arrangements with third-parties, such as authorized Service Providers, agents or representatives, to collect and store the foregoing information on our behalf, to provide services in connection with hosting or the operation of our Web Site, or to facilitate reporting of analytics (such as with Google Analytics).

Although the Device Identifiable Information that we share, including the Device Identifiable Information that is not linked to your mobile device, does not identify you personally there is a risk that third parties who receive such information from us may be able to identify you by cross-referencing information gathered from other sources.

Except for IP Addresses, we may match Device Identifiable Information with Personal Information that we may have from or about you, which would allow us to identify you, we may use this information to provide you with offers that are available where you physically are located.

Aggregated Demographic Information.

We may use or share with third parties aggregated demographic information collected on or through the Web Site and Services for various purposes such as fan research and audience analysis. Aggregated demographic information does not include and is not linked to any Personal Information that can identify you or another individual person but we may use your to IP Addresses to verify users’ locations for various purposes, including blackout restrictions.

How we may use or disclose your information

We will not use or share your information outside of what is described in this Privacy Policy.

The Personal Information and Device Identifiable Information collected may be used by us and Service Providers (data management companies, address list hosting companies, hosting providers, analytics companies, email service providers, distribution companies, dealers and payment processors) for a variety of purposes, including:

  • to provide you with Services or information you have requested, or products or services you have ordered or signed up for, such as newsletters
  •  to contact you about the Web Site and/or Services you have requested
  • to administer your participation in a contest, sweepstakes, promotion, survey or voting
  • to confirm or fulfill an order you have made
  • in order to facilitate the operation or maintenance of our Web Site, our Services, our operations and internal record keeping; and
  • with your permission, to send you promotional material or special offers from Brownie’s Marine Group.

Our Service Providers are only given the information they need to perform their designated functions, and we do not authorize them to use or disclose Personal Information for their own marketing or other purposes.

Third-Party Marketers

Currently we do not share any of our data with Third-Party Marketers, dealers or distributors. However, in the future we may share your Device Identifiable information with our marketing partners and other third parties so that they may contact you directly regarding special promotions or offers (such as subscriptions to and promotions for goods and services, including, for example, through participation in a co-sponsored sweepstakes or contest). We are not responsible for how these third parties may use your information, and such uses are subject to their own policies. If you do not wish that your information be used by Third-Party Marketers please do not enter any future contests via social media, or otherwise. If you wish to opt-out of these messages you may do so upon receipt of the marketing material or by adjusting your privacy settings on social media platforms.

Other Disclosures: We may also share Personal Information and Device Identifiable Information under the following circumstances:

  • if required by law, such as by a court order, statute, regulation or rule, through legal process, or for law enforcement purposes
  • in the event of a corporate transaction involving any of our businesses – such as the sale of that business assets or equity to another company
  • in the event of a bankruptcy, insolvency, reorganization, receivership or assignment for the benefit of our creditors
  • in response to requests from federal, state, local or foreign law and civil enforcement agencies, such as a search warrant, subpoena or court order
  • in order to protect our legal rights

Your Right to Request

At any time you may request to view a report of the information we have collected pertaining specifically to you/your data. Beginning May 25, 2018 you may submit a request to access your information via the request box found at the bottom of this page.

You may submit a Request of Erasure, by which all information we deem non-essential to our business or legal requirements may be considered for permanent deletion. This includes, but is not limited to: name, address, phone number — and the less obvious, like tracking numbers and VAT IDs.

Privacy of Children on Our website:  Our website is not intended for unsupervised use by children under the age of 13, and we do not knowingly collect personal information from children under the age of 13.

If you have any further concerns about security, please email our Customer Service team at media@browniedive.com.