Privacy Policy

Tidewater, Inc. (“Tidewater”) is committed to your Internet privacy and information security and we understand the importance of privacy to visitors to our website ("Website"). This Privacy Policy explains the types of information we gather from visitors to our Website and what we do with the information we collect. By accessing, using, or otherwise interacting with the Website, you agree to be bound by the terms and conditions of this Privacy Policy.  If you do not agree to the terms and conditions of this privacy policy, do not access or use the Website or provide information to us through the Website.

Information Collection and Use

We collect personally identifiable information when you provide it to us through your use of the Website, such as when you register with our Website; submit comments, questions or suggestions to our Website; process a business request through the Website; or otherwise interact with the Website in a manner that requires users to provide such information.  The types of personally identifiable information we may collect include, without limitation: a person’s name, business name, telephone number and email address.

In addition, our web servers collect the IP addresses of visitors.  This information is aggregated to measure the number of visits, average time spent on the Website, pages viewed, etc.  We use this information to measure the use of our Website and to improve the content of our Website. 

All data collected, including personally identifiable information, will only be used for the purpose for which it was provided.  Tidewater does not publish, share, trade, sell or otherwise disseminate any of the information or data registered or provided to us through the Website. Tidewater may, however, be obligated and are entitled to disclose information and data registered or provided to us in compliance with applicable law, court or arbitration orders, judgments awards or other legal processes served or in compliance with requests by any entitled authority, body or person or to protect the interests, rights, property of Tidewater, our users or others.  If Tidewater or its assets are acquired by another company, that company will possess the information collected by us and it will assume the rights and obligations regarding your personal information as described in this Privacy Policy.

Cookies

“Cookies” are pieces of information that may be placed on your computer by a website for the purpose of facilitating and enhancing your communication and interaction with that website.  Almost all websites use cookies for these purposes. Tidewater may use cookies to identify if users have visited the Website before and what pages they visited.  When used together with email marketing and customer relationship management programs, cookies help us identify areas of possible interest for prospective or current customers and provide insights into how we can improve our web pages. You may stop or restrict the placement of cookies on your computer or flush them from your browser by adjusting your web browser preferences, in which case you may still use our Website, but it may interfere with some of the Website’s functionality.  We do not use cookies to retrieve information from your computer for any purpose other than as set forth in this Privacy Policy.

Links to Other Websites

The Website may contain links to other websites that are not owned or controlled by Tidewater.  Please be aware that Tidewater is not responsible for the privacy practices of such other websites.  We encourage you to be aware when you leave our Website and to read the privacy policy of each and every website that collects personally identifiable information.  This Privacy Policy applies only to information collected by this Website. Tidewater is not responsible or liable for the activities of any third-party websites or the use of any information that is gathered by third-party websites. 

Information Security

The security of your personally identifiable information is important to us.  We follow generally accepted industry standards to protect the personally identifiable information submitted to us, both during transmission and once we receive it.  We use SSL (Secure Socket Layer) encryption technology to protect any non-public information you submit. This technology protects visitors from having their information intercepted by anyone while it is being transmitted. We work hard to ensure that our systems are secure and that they meet industry standards. Where appropriate, we employ firewalls, encryption technology, user authentications systems, and access control mechanisms to control access to systems and data. No method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure, however.  Therefore, while we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

California Online Privacy Protection Act Compliance

Because we value your privacy we have taken the necessary precautions to be in compliance with the California Online Privacy Protection Act. Although we may use third party vendors to provide certain services related to the services and products you may purchase or to process information you provide, we will not distribute your personal information to other outside parties without your consent.

Consent

Tidewater may alter, update or otherwise change this Privacy Policy at any time to reflect material changes in the way Tidewater uses your information.  Any such changes will be posted on this page.  Your continued use of the Website signifies your consent to this Privacy Policy.  Please check this page periodically for changes.  

Contact Us

If you have any questions or comments about privacy, the use of the Website, or your dealings with the Website you can contact: Tidewater IT Manager or Tidewater Communications Manager, P.O. Box 1210, Vancouver, WA 98666.