Privacy Policy

Last Modified: May 25th, 2020

 

This is the Privacy Policy of Axel Ship LLC (“Axel Ship”). Our Privacy Policy describes how we protect and handle information we collect about you. It is also intended to comply with all the directives of the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation, the California Consumer Privacy Protection Act of 2018, the EU-U.S. and Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield Compliance treaties, and the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act as each of those laws are updated and added to over time. This Privacy Policy describes the privacy practices of Axel Ship and its corporate affiliates, meaning companies related by common ownership or control to Axel Ship (“us,” “we,” “our”) who may be involved and responsible for collecting and maintaining certain information collected about you.

If you have questions or complaints regarding our Privacy Policy or practices, please contact us as detailed under the “How to Contact Us” heading below.

  1. WHEN THIS PRIVACY POLICY APPLIES.

If a Service you’re using links to this Privacy Policy, this Policy applies to you.

This Privacy Policy (“Policy”) applies to our sites, products, and services (collectively, “Services”) that link to this Policy. Axel Ship is the controller of all Personal Information subject to this Policy for our Services.

  1. WHAT WE DO WITH YOUR INFORMATION.

Here we discuss what information we collect and how we use it to deliver our Services to you, operate our business, and help make our Services useful.

This Privacy Policy describes how Axel Ship collects, uses, shares and secures the personal information you provide. It also describes your choices regarding use, access and correction of your personal information. We do not sell or share your Personal Information with third parties for their own commercial uses. We only transfer such information necessary to the United State Postal Service, selected third-party couriers and service providers to Axel Ship as necessary to accomplish the purchase of postage and creation of shipping labels.

  1. Types of Information We Collect. In connection with accessing our Services, we may collect information from you and your household which can be used to identify you (all such personal and household information, “Personal Information”), such as your name, shipping/billing address, email address, phone, credit card/bank account number, username and password.We collect information when you register or open an account, sign in, pay fees, purchase or otherwise use a Service, call us for support, or give us feedback. We may also get information from other companies or third parties, such as when you sync a third-party account or service with your Axel Ship Account, or when we may use service providers to supplement the Personal Information you give us (e.g., validate your mailing address) to help us maintain the accuracy of your data and provide you with better service. We will only use that information for legally acceptable purposes. Finally, we may collect content or other information that you may provide or create when you interact with our Services.We may also automatically collect certain usage information when you access our Services (“Usage Data”), such as Internet Protocol (“IP”) addresses, log files, unique device identifiers, pages viewed, browser type, any links you click on to leave or interact with our Services, and other usage information collected from cookies and other tracking technologies. For example, we may collect IP addresses to track and aggregate, retained in pseudonym form (replacing any directly identifying characteristics of personal information), to monitor the regions from which users navigate to our Services. If you create an account, in order to optimize your user experience and the delivery of our service, we will track your usage of the site. For instance, we may track the pages you visited, the time spent on each page, the time spent engaged in particular tasks on each page, the key strokes necessary to perform a function on the site, etc. We may also collect IP addresses from users when they log into the Services as part of our log-in and security features. We may also, when you enable location-based Services, collect Global Positioning System (GPS) location data and/or motion data.Our Services may change over time and we may introduce new features that may collect new or different types of information.
  2. How We Use Your Information. We may use your information, including your Personal Information, for the following purposes:Account Registration. We will use your name, address, phone number, billing information, and email address to register your account for certain Services we provide and to communicate important information to you. We may obtain additional Personal Information about you, such as address change information, from commercially available sources to keep our records current. If you set up an administrator account that may be accessed by people other than you, please note that they may see and have the ability to change or delete your Personal Information. Please be careful who you give administrator access to, as you are responsible for their actions.To Provide Our Services and Operate Our Business. We may use your information to operate our business, including providing Services you requested, provide you with support related to our Services, and to help us protect our Services, including to combat fraud and protect your information.Customer Service and Technical Support. We may use your name, address, phone number, email address, how you interact with our Services, and information about your computer configuration to resolve questions you may have about our Services and to follow up with you about your experience. We also offer various Internet chat services, for example, to speak with a Axel Ship customer support representative. Internet Chat transmissions are encrypted but you should not supply more Personal Information than is required to address your specific issue. A transcript of the session is retained to resolve questions or issues related to our Services.

    Communicate with You. We may use your information to communicate with you about our Services. Please see below under “What You Can Do to Manage Your Privacy” for the choices you have regarding these communications.

    To Improve Services and Develop New Services. We will use your information to personalize or customize your experience and the Service, develop new features or services, and to improve the overall quality of Axel Ship’s Services.

    Feedback. We may use any information you volunteer in surveys you answer for us and combine them with answers from other customers in order to better understand our Services and how we may improve them. Answering any survey is optional.

  3. When and How We Share Your Personal Information. From time to time, we may need to share your Personal Information with others.Third Party Service Providers. We may share your information, including Personal Information and Usage Data, with third party service providers who perform various functions to enable us to provide our Services and help us operate our business, such as website design, sending email communications, telephone communication, SMS (text messaging), advertising, fraud detection and prevention, customer care, third party surveys or performing analytics. These companies are authorized to use your personal information only as necessary to provide these services to us. Our contracts with these third parties require them to maintain the confidentiality of the Personal Information we provide to them, only act on our behalf and under our instructions, and not use Personal Information for purposes other than the product or service they’re providing to us or on our behalf.United States Postal Service (USPS). Axel Ship and its partners are regulated by the USPS. As part of the regulatory relationship, Axel Ship collects certain information about you on behalf of the USPS. The USPS also may send us tracking data from their scans of your packages in the mailstream. Our uses for the data include informing you about the status of your packages through options like USPS Tracking, fraud detection and aggregating the data to help the USPS and us provide you with better service. Information collected on behalf of USPS is used for their regulatory oversight function and is not used for other purposes.As part of Axel Ship providing services of the USPS, the USPS requires that you agree to the USPS Privacy Act Statement and to provide information about yourself that will be maintained in a Privacy Act System of Records by the Postal Service. Privacy Act Statement: Your information will be used to facilitate the purchase of USPS postage and fulfill transactional reporting requirements for USPS postage systems. Collection is authorized by 39 U.S.C. 401, 403, and 404. Providing the information is voluntary, but if not provided, your transaction may not be processed. The Postal Service does not disclose your information to third parties without your consent, except to facilitate the transaction, to act on your behalf or request, or as legally required. This includes the following limited circumstances: to a congressional office on your behalf; to financial entities regarding financial transaction issues; to a US Postal Service (USPS) auditor; to entities, including law enforcement, as required by law or in legal proceedings; and to contractors and other entities aiding us to fulfill the Services (service providers). For more information regarding our privacy policies, visit www.usps.com/privacypolicy.

    For more information regarding other specific carrier you may use via the Axel Ship platform, please see the privacy policies provided by each specific carrier you select.

    Third Party Carriers. Use of carrier services via the Axel Ship platform is at your own risk. Axel Ship is not responsible for your use of carrier services. Your use of carrier services is as a direct customer of the specific carrier of your choosing and you agree to be bound by the terms and conditions of that carrier for use of services. By providing information to certain carrier services either directly or through Axel Ship, you understand and consent to the collection, use, processing disclosure and transfer of such information and acknowledge that the carrier services may have different data protection practices than Axel Ship. Your interactions with these service carriers are governed by each carrier’s privacy policy.

    Response to Subpoenas and Other Legal Requests. We may share your information with courts, law enforcement agencies, or other government bodies when we have a good faith belief we’re required or permitted to do so by law, including to meet national security or law enforcement requirements, to protect our company, or to respond to a court order, subpoena, search warrant, or other law enforcement request.

    Protection of Axel Ship and Others. We may share account information, Personal Information and Usage Data when we believe it is appropriate to enforce or apply our products’ Terms of Use and other agreements; or protect the rights, property, or safety of Axel Ship, our Services, our users, or others. This includes exchanging information with other companies and organizations for fraud protection and credit risk reduction. This does not include selling, renting, sharing, or otherwise disclosing Personal Information of our customers for commercial purposes in violation of the commitments set forth in this Privacy Policy.

    Information Sharing Between Axel Ship Entities. We share your information, including your Personal Information, with and among our subsidiaries, except where prohibited by law. Subsidiaries means companies related by common ownership or control. The reasons why we share your information include for our everyday business purposes, such as to: process your transactions, maintain your accounts, operate our business, etc. We may also share your information in order for us to be able to offer our products and services to you. We may also share information about your transactions and experience so that we can operate our business effectively, detect and prevent fraud, and improve our Services.

    Sharing with Third Parties Generally. If we sell, merge, or transfer any part of our business, we may be required to share your information.

    With your Consent. Other than as set out above, we will provide you with notice and the opportunity to choose when your Personal Information may be shared with other third parties.

    Aggregate Date. Axel Ship may collect, use, and distribute statistical information related to the usage of the website, Services, or traffic patterns only in aggregate and de-identifiable form (“Aggregated Data”). Aggregated Data does not contain any personal information about you, and Axel Ship will not sell personal information about you to third parties. Aggregated Data may be shared with third-parties, but is stripped of all personal information and contains information like: the busiest shipping date of the year is December 18th and the top shipping destination in the U.S. is the metro NYC area. Axel Ship will own all Aggregated Data.

  4. Linking Other Third Party Services with Your Axel Ship Service.We work with other companies to enhance our services, such as integrations to ecommerce platforms, and you may choose to sync, link or connect other third party services with your Axel Ship Service. Sometimes Axel Ship may let you know about the service or product, or another company may let you know about a Axel Ship service or product. If you choose to accept these services, providing your consent to either the third party or to us, we may exchange your information, including your Personal Information, as well as information about how you interact with each company’s service or product. This exchange of information is necessary to maintain business operations and to provide the ongoing service you’ve requested. By requesting or accepting these products or services, you are permitting us to provide your information, including your Personal Information, to the other party.
  1. WHAT YOU CAN DO TO MANAGE YOUR PRIVACY.

You can view and edit information that identifies you online through your Axel Ship Service. How you can access and control information that identifies you will depend on which Services you use. You have a choice about the use of information that identifies you, marketing communications you receive from us, and our use of cookies and other tracking technologies.

  1. Updating Your Personal Information. In connection with your right to manage your Personal Information you provide to us, you may access, update, change, correct or request delivery or deletion of your information either through the Service or through our customer support. You can reach our customer support by using the contact information provided in the “How to Contact Us” section of this Policy. We will respond to your request within a reasonable timeframe.
  2. Managing Marketing Communications From Us. We will honor your choices when it comes to receiving marketing communications from us.You have the following choices if you have been receiving marketing communications from us that you no longer wish to receive:
    • Access the opt-out link in any email communication from Axel Ship.
    • Remember that even if you choose not to receive marketing communications from us, we will continue to send you mandatory service or transactional communications.
  3. Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies. Generally we use these tracking technologies to:
    • Fulfill your requests for products and services, and improve our services.
    • Remind us of who you are on return visits in order to deliver to you a better and more personalized service. This cookie is set when you first visit the Axel Ship Site.
    • Estimate our audience size and measure traffic patterns regarding usage of Axel Ship’s network of Sites. Each browser accessing Axel Ship is given a unique cookie which is then used to determine the extent of repeat usage and usage by a registered user versus by an unregistered user.

If you are uncomfortable having a cookie placed on your system, you may elect to turn off the cookie or delete existing cookies in your browser. If you turn off or delete the Axel Ship cookie, you may not be able to access all Axel Ship Services, may have only partial functionality, or the service may not work at all.

Technologies such as cookies, or similar technologies, are used by Axel Ship and our partners, affiliates, or analytics or service providers (e.g. online customer support technology providers). These technologies are used in analyzing trends, administering the site, tracking user movements around the site and to gather demographic information about our user base as a whole. We may receive reports based on the use of these technologies by these companies on an individual as well as aggregated basis.

We and third parties with whom we partner to provide certain features on our site may use Local Storage (LSs) such as HTML 5 to collect and store information. Various browsers may offer their own management tools for removing HTML5.

We may partner with third parties to manage our advertising on other sites. Our third party partners may use technologies such as cookies to gather information about your activities on this site and other sites in order to provide you advertising based upon your browsing activities and interests. For example, this allows us to display ads to you on other websites, which we believe will be relevant because you’ve visited our website before. If you do not wish to have this information used for the purpose of serving you interest-based ads, you may 1) clear your web browser’s cache or 2) opt-out through a third-party service by clicking the links below:

Please note that even if you opt-out of such Cookies or otherwise opt-out of interest-based advertising, you may still receive advertisements, they just won’t be tailored to your interests. Also, if you opt-out and later delete your Cookies, use a different browser, or buy a new computer, you may need to renew your opt-out choices.

  1. Do Not Track. Like most other companies, our Services are not currently configured to respond to browsers’ “Do Not Track” signals because at this time no formal “Do Not Track” standard has been adopted. However, the practices of our partners and other third-party providers may change as a result of this feature being utilized. Click here for more information on “Do Not Track.”
  2. Social Media Features. In the future, our Services may use social media features, such as Facebook sharing (“Social Media Features”). These features may collect your IP address and which page you are visiting within our Service, and may set a cookie to enable the feature to function properly. Social Media Features are either hosted by a third party or hosted directly on our Services. Your interactions with these features are governed by the privacy policy of the company providing the relevant Social Media Features.
  1. DATA RETENTION AND YOUR ACCESS RIGHTS
  1. Data Retention. In accordance with and as permitted by applicable law and regulations, we will retain your information as long as necessary to serve you, to maintain your account for as long as your account is active, or as otherwise needed to operate our business. When you close your account, we may continue to communicate with you about our Services, give you important business updates that may affect you, and let you know about products and services that may interest you, unless you have opted out of receiving marketing communications. We may also continue to use some of your information for business purposes and to improve our offerings or in some cases to develop new ones. We will retain and use your information as required by applicable regulations and Axel Ship’s records and information management policies to comply with our legal and reporting obligations, resolve disputes, enforce our agreements, complete any outstanding transactions and for the detection and prevention of fraud.
  2. Your Rights to Personal Information. You have the following rights to access, update, change, correct or request delivery or deletion of Personal Information:
    1. Upon request you may contact Axel Ship to confirm whether we maintain, or process on behalf of a third party, any of your Personal Information and to review it in order to verify its accuracy and the lawfulness of our processing of such Personal Information.
    2. Upon request, you may also request that your Personal Information be corrected, amended, delivered to you or deleted.
    3. In the event you request any correction, amendment, delivery or deletion of any of your Personal Information, Axel Ship will comply with such request within forty-five (45) days. If the circumtances of the request require additional processing time, Axel Ship will notify you of a one-time extension of up to forty-five (45) additional days to comply with such request. Please be advised that in certain circumstances, Axel Ship may not comply with a request to delete Personal Information if Axel Ship is required to retain such information (i) under applicable law or the order of a court or agency of applicable jurisdiction, (ii) to prevent or detect security incidents, protect against malicious, deceptive, fraudulent, or illegal activity; or prosecute those responsible for that activity, or (iii) to complete the Services.
    4. In the event you request delivery of your Personal Information, Axel Ship will deliver your Personal Infomration by mail or electronically up to two (2) times in any twelve (12) month period free of charge. If provided electronically, the information will be in a portable and, to the extent technically feasible, readily useable format that allows you to transmit this information to another service provider without hindrance.
    5. Requests for access to your Personal Information and to have it corrected, amended, delivered or deleted should be sent to support@pirateship.com or to the mailing address provided under “How to Contact Us.”
  1. SECURITY OF YOUR INFORMATION.

Keeping your Information safe is important to us. We provide reasonable and appropriate security measures in connection with securing Personal Information we collect, though no method of transmission over the Internet is 100% secure.

For example, we:

  • Consistently work to update our security practices to implement accepted best methods to protect your Personal Information, and review our security procedures carefully.
  • Comply with applicable laws and security standards.
  • Securely transmit your sensitive Personal Information.
  • Train our staff and require them to safeguard your data. Limit the staff with access to your Personal Information.
  • Securely transmit, protect, and access all payment information.If you have any questions about the security of your personal information, you can contact our customer support via chat, email, or phone.
  1. INTERNATIONAL DATA TRANSFERS

In accordance with and as permitted by applicable law and regulations, we reserve the right to transfer your information, process and store it outside your country of residence to wherever we or our third party service providers operate.

  1. HOW TO CONTACT US.

If you have questions or comments about this Privacy Policy, please contact us. We want your feedback and comments.

Via the internet: Contact our customer support via chat or email.

Via mail:
Axel Ship
Attn: Privacy Team
11333 Moorpark st. #44
Studio City, CA 91602

  1. CHANGES TO OUR PRIVACY POLICY.

From time to time we may change or update our Privacy Policy. We reserve the right to make changes or updates at any time. More information about how we will notify you is below.

If we make material changes to the way we process your Personal Information, we will provide you notice via our Service or by other communication channels, such as by email or posting on our Site when the change becomes effective. We encourage you to periodically review this page for the latest information on our privacy practices. Please review any changes carefully. If you object to any of the changes and no longer wish to use our Services, you may close your account(s). All changes are effective immediately upon posting and your use of our Service after a notice of material change or posting of an updated Privacy Policy shall constitute your consent to all changes.

  1. COLLECTION AND USE OF CHILDREN’S PERSONAL INFORMATION.

We do not knowingly collect information from minors.

Axel Ship Services are intended for and directed to adults. Our Services are not directed to minors and we do not knowingly collect Personal Information from minors. IF YOU ARE UNDER 16 YEARS OLD, YOU ARE A MINOR IN MANY JURISDICTIONS.

  1. YOUR CALIFORNIA AND STATE PRIVACY RIGHTS.

This Privacy Policy, the Terms of Use, and the delivery of the Services by Axel Ship are indented to comply with the your rights and Axel Ship’s duties under the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 and the similar consumer protection and data privacy laws of various jurisdictions within the United States. We DO NOT share or sell your personal information or data to anyone for marketing purposes. We only use your data as described above.

  1. YOUR EUROPEAN UNION PRIVACY RIGHTS.

Your rights with respect to your data and Personal Information under the applicable laws of the European Union and its constituent countries are governed by the Data Processing Addendum included with our Terms of Use.