Who we are
MITAGS is a non-profit vocational training center for individuals seeking to enter the maritime profession and for professional mariners seeking to advance their careers. We focus on providing the highest quality training using effective technologies and teaching techniques so that our students have the knowledge and skills to succeed in today’s merchant marine.
MITAGS (“us”, “we”, or “our”) operates http://www.mitags.org (the “Site”). This page informs you of our policies regarding the collection, use and disclosure of Personal Information we receive from users of the Site.
MITAGS values your privacy and we want you to be confident in using this site to make your online course registrations for courses in both Linthicum-Heights, Maryland and Seattle, Washington. In addition, we are very much aware of your concerns about the confidentiality of your information and we have no desire or intent to infringe on your privacy.
What personal data we collect and why we collect it
When visitors leave comments on the Site, we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.
You may supply us with information about you by filling in forms on our website. This includes information you provide when you submit a contact/inquiry form or register for a course. The information you give us may include your name, address, e-mail address and phone number, emergency contact, licensing information, etc..
Cookies are files with small amount of data, which may include an anonymous unique identifier. Cookies are sent to your browser from a web site and stored on your computer’s hard drive.
Like many sites, we use “cookies” to collect information. You can instruct your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, if you do not accept cookies, you may not be able to use some portions of our Site.
If you leave a comment on our Site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.
If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.
When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.
If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.
Embedded content and links to/from other websites
Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.
Like many site operators, we collect information that your browser sends whenever you visit our Site (“Log Data”).
This Log Data may include information such as your computer’s Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, browser type, browser version, the pages of our Site that you visit, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on those pages and other statistics.
In addition, we may use third party services such as Google Analytics that collect, monitor and analyze this and your behavior and use of our Site.
Use of Data
We collect data for a variety of reasons:
- To provide and maintain our service.
- To notify you of changes.
- To allow you to participate in interactive features on our site.
- To provide customer support.
- To gather valuable information and analyze it so we can improve our service.
- To detect, prevent and address any technical issues.
- To provide you with news, latest course offerings, and general information about other services and resources we offer that are similar to those you have already participated in or otherwise inquired about unless you have opted not to receive such information.
- Except when otherwise permitted by law, we will only use the information for the purpose for which it was given.
How long we retain your data
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.
What rights you have over your data
If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. We will retain your personal data for only as long as necessary to fulfill the purposes for which it was given, and for legal or business requirements.
If you wish to review, modify, delete, or otherwise express concerns about any personal data that you previously provided, you may do so by contacting us at [email protected].
Where we send your data
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.
Your contact information
We will not provide your personal information to anyone else. When you submit personal information such as your name, address, email address and telephone number, we will not give or sell this information to any outside company for any use. The information you provide will be kept confidential and will be used only to support your customer relationship with us.
How we protect your data
The security of your Personal Information is important to us, but remember that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure. While we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your Personal Information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security. That being said, we do have appropriate security measures in place to protect against the loss, misuse or alteration of information we have collected from you at our site.
All of the information contained in this website, including the site design, graphics and text, are the copyrighted property of MITAGS. Any other trademarks, company names, product names and/or logos set forth in this website are the property of their respective owners.
Last updated: June 2019