General Information

Welcome to our Privacy Policy page!  When you use our ship services, you trust us with your information.  This Privacy Policy is meant to help you understand what data we collect, why we collect it, and what we do with it.  When you share information with us, we can make our services even better for you.  For instance, we may show you more relevant search results, help you connect with people or make sharing with others faster and easier.  As you use our services, we want you to be clear how we’re using information and the ways in which you can protect your privacy.  This is important; we hope you will take time to read it carefully.  We’ve tried to keep it as simple as possible.

Right to Access, Correct and Delete Data and to Object to Data Processing

Our passengers have the right to access, correct and delete personal data relating to them, and to object to the processing of such data, by addressing to us a written request, at any time.  The blessed ship Voss & Co. makes every effort to put in place suitable precautions to safeguard the security and privacy of personal data, and to prevent it from being altered, corrupted, destroyed or accessed by unauthorized third parties.

However, we (nor any ship we know of) controls each and every risk related to the use of the Internet, and therefore warns our passengers and Site users of the potential risks involved in the functioning and use of the Internet. The Site may include links to other web sites or other internet sources.  As the captain cannot control these web sites and external sources, the Voss & Co. (and our crew members including but not limited to Isaac Voss) cannot be held responsible for the provision or display of these web sites and external sources, and may not be held liable for the content, advertising, products, services or any other material available on or from these web sites or external sources.

Management of Personal Data

You can make choices which impact our collection and use of your data.  How you can access or control your personal data will depend on which services you use.  You can choose whether you wish to receive promotional communications from our crew by email, SMS, physical mail, and telephone.  If you receive promotional email or SMS messages from us and would like to opt out, you can do so by following the directions in that message.

You may also be able to make choices about the receipt of promotional email, telephone calls, and postal mail by visiting and signing into various ship promotional communications management services, which allows you to update contact information, manage contact preferences, opt out of email subscriptions, and choose whether to share your contact information with our partners.  These choices do not apply to mandatory service communications that are part of certain ship services.

Information We Collect

Our ship collects data to operate effectively and provide you the best experiences with our services.  You provide some of this data directly, such as when you create a personal account.  We get some of it by recording how you interact with our services by, for example, using technologies like cookies, and receiving error reports or usage data from software running on your device.  We also obtain data from third parties (including other companies).

For example, we supplement the data we collect by purchasing demographic data from other companies.  We may also use services from other companies to help us determine a location based on your IP address in order to customize certain services to your location.  The data we collect depends on the services and features you use.  

How We Use Your Information

Our crew uses the data we collect for three basic purposes: to operate our business and provide (including improving and personalizing) the services we offer, to send communications, including promotional communications, and (perhaps in some future sometime, but highly unlikely) to display advertising (we find ads to be nasty stuff, generally speaking).  In carrying out these purposes, we may combine data we collect through the various Site services you use to give you a more seamless, consistent and personalized experience.

Sharing Your Information

We share your personal data with your consent or as necessary to complete any transaction or provide any service you have requested or authorized.  For example, we share your content with third parties when you tell us to do so.  When you provide payment data to make a purchase, we will share payment data with banks and other entities that process payment transactions or provide other financial services, and for fraud prevention and credit risk reduction.  In addition, we share personal data among our controlled affiliates and subsidiaries.  We also share personal data with vendors or agents working on our behalf for the purposes described in this statement.

For example, companies we've hired to provide customer service support or assist in protecting and securing our systems and services may need access to personal data in order to provide those functions.  In such cases, these companies must abide by our data privacy and security requirements and are not allowed to use personal data they receive from us for any other purpose.  We may also disclose personal data as part of a corporate transaction such as a merger or sale of assets.