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Privacy policy

Western Bulk is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. This privacy policy sets out how Western Bulk Chartering uses and protects any personal data that you provide Western Bulk when you visit this website or subscribe to our corporate newsletter. The privacy policy describes which information we collect, what we use it for, whom we share it with, what we share, as well as your rights related to processing of your personal data.

Data controller

Western Bulk Management AS (organisation no. 932 184 265) is the data controller for the processing of your personal data. The data controller determines the purpose and means of the processing.

Western Bulk Management's contact information is:

Address: Henrik Ibsens gate 100, 0255 Oslo, Norway
Telephone number: +47 2313 3400

If you have questions related to Western Bulk's processing of your personal data or to this privacy policy, please contacts us at ir@westernbulk.com.

Corporate newsletter

Western Bulk regularly publishes a corporate newsletter, containing news, information and resources related to the Western Bulk Group. You may choose to subscribe to receive the newsletter via email here (bottom of the page). To subscribe, you need to consent to our processing of your personal data in relation to the newsletter, in accordance with the description in the statement of consent. You may at any time withdraw your consent by clicking on the unsubscribe-link in any newsletter or by contacting us by using the contact information above.

When subscribing to the newsletter, we obtain your name and e-mail address. The subscription service also collects data concerning the date and time when the newsletter was viewed by you and the location of your IP address at that time, as well as when you interacted with the newsletter, e.g. by clicking on links included in the newsletter.

Security

Western Bulk is committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorized access or disclosure, we have put in place procedures to safeguard and secure the information you submit or that we collect when you visit our website.

Disclosure of your personal data

Western Bulk may disclose personal data to third party vendors and hosting partners that perform services for Western Bulk in relation to the website and the distribution of the corporate newsletter. These third party service providers will only use the personal data for the purposes they were collected, and in order to perform their services towards Western Bulk. The relationship to such third party service providers will be governed by a data processing agreement, which ensures information security for your personal data.

Retention of personal data

Western Bulk will retain personal data for as long as it is necessary to fulfill the purposes for processingas defined above. This entails that Western Bulk as a main rule;

i)  will delete or anonymize usage data when you leave the website, and
ii) if you have signed up for the corporate newsletter; we will delete your personal data when you unsubscribe to the newsletter or otherwise withdraw your consent to the processing.

Please note that legal obligations, e.g. statutory rules related to storage for accounting purposes, may render continued storage necessary. Continued storage may also occur where such storage is necessary for the purposes of legitimate interests pursued by Western Bulk, including establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims.

Your rights 

You have the right to request access to personal data that Western Bulk process about you. You may also request that your personal data are corrected or deleted, to request restriction of processing, object to the processing and under some circumstances require data portability. If the processing is based on your consent, you may at any time withdraw your consent. If you wish to exercise your rights, please refer to the contact information above.

You are also entitled to lodge a complaint with the relevant supervisory authority if you believe that Western Bulk's processing of your personal data are contrary to relevant data protection regulations. 

Links to other websites

Our website may contain links to enable you to visit other websites of interest. These third party sites have own privacy policies that determines how the third party site is operated and how personal data is collected and processed, and if you submit personal information to any of these third party sites, your information is governed by their privacy policies. We take no responsibility for such third party sites, how they are operated and how they process your personal data. We recommend that you familiarize yourself with such third party sites' privacy policies and terms of use when visiting and using such sites.

How we use cookies

Western Bulk uses cookies and other information gathering methods to enhance the user experience and optimize the website. A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer's hard drive. The file is added and the cookie helps analyze web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.

Western Bulk uses Google Analytics for internal web analyses. Examples of information collected through the use of cookies are your IP address (the number that identifies your computer on the internet), browser information and activities while on the website, such as what third party sites that connects you to the website, the search words used while at the website, the specific sites visited at the website and how long the visit to the website lasted.

We only use this information to enhance your user experience when visiting our website, and for general, anonymized analytical purposes. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the usage information described above.

You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. However, please note that this may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website. You can find more information regarding cookies under your web browser's help function.

Modifications to this privacy policy

We may change this privacy policy from time to time. The current version of the policy will be available at our website at all times, and we advise you to check the privacy policy from time to time to keep up to date with the current policy. If we make changes that materially affects your rights or require your consent, we will provide additional notice, such as via email. If you disagree with any changes to this privacy policy, you should not use the Western Bulk website and/or unsubscribe to our corporate newsletter.

 

Last updated: 28 May 2018