Website Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy
Thank you for visiting Mercury Marine. Your privacy is important to us. We have prepared this privacy statement to give you a better understanding of the collection of information on this site. This policy discloses how we collect, protect, use and share information gathered about you on our Web site. We hope this explanation of the services and technical functioning of this site make you more at ease while learning about us.

Automatic Information and how we use it
When you visit our Web site, our Web server automatically recognizes and stores the name of the domain from which you access the Internet (for example, aol.com, if you are connecting from an America Online account), the date and time you access our site, and the Internet Protocol (IP) address of the Web site from where you came. This information enables us to run site usage tools and create statistics about our site. These statistics help us to better understand how our site is being used and what we can do to make it more useful to visitors. This information is not stored in a personally identifiable format. By collecting this information, we learn how to best tailor our websites to our visitors. We collect this information through various means such as "cookies" and "web beacons." We may collect IP addresses, as explained below.

Cookies
Like many companies, we use "cookies" on our websites. Cookies are bits of text that are placed on your computer's hard drive when you visit certain websites. We use cookies to tell us, for example, whether you have visited us before or if you are a new visitor and to help us identify site features in which you may have the greatest interest. Cookies may enhance your online experience by saving your preferences while you are visiting a particular site.

Most browsers will tell you how to stop accepting new cookies, how to be notified when you receive a new cookie, and how to disable existing cookies. Please note, however, that without cookies you may not be able to take full advantage of all our website features.

Web Beacons
Certain pages on our websites contain "web beacons" (also know as Internet tags, pixel tags and clear GIFs). These web beacons allow third parties to obtain information such as the IP address of the computer that downloaded the page on which the beacon appears, the URL of the page on which the beacon appears, the time the page containing the beacon was viewed, the type of browser used to view the page, and the information in cookies set by the third party.

IP Addresses
An IP address is a unique identifier that certain electronic devices use to identify and communicate with each other on the Internet. When you visit our websites, we may view the IP address of the device you use to connect to the Internet. We use this information to determine the general physical location of the device and understand from what regions of the world our website visitors come. We also may use this information to enhance our websites.

This website uses Google Analytics and Google AdWords
This website uses the Google AdWords Remarketing  service to advertise on third party websites (including Google) to previous visitors to our site. It could mean that we advertise to previous visitors who haven't completed a task on our site, for example using the contact form to make an enquiry. This could be in the form of an advertisement on the Google search results page, or a site in the Google Display Network. Third-party vendors, including Google, use cookies to serve ads based on someone's past visits to the Mercury Marine website. Of course, any data collected will be used in accordance with our own privacy policy and Google's privacy policy.

Other Google services utilised on this website include Google Display Network Impression Reporting, the DoubleClick Campaign Manager integration, or Google Analytics Demographics and Interest Reporting. These services are used to generate relevant statistics on the usage of the Mercury Marine website in order to make the site more useful for visitors. 

You can set preferences for how Google advertises to you using the Google Ad Preferences page, and if you want to you can
opt out of interest-based advertising entirely by cookie settings or permanently using a browser plugin.

Information We share
We do not sell or otherwise disclose personal information about our website visitors, except as described here. We may share the information you provide with companies affiliated with. We may share the information you provide among our subsidiaries and affiliates, and with Brunswick business partners, such as our joint marketing partners and dealers and distributors of our products. These service providers are not authorized by us to use or disclose the information except as necessary to perform services on our behalf or comply with legal requirements. In addition, we may disclose information about you (i) if we are required to do so by law or legal process, (ii) to law enforcement authorities or other government officials, (iii) when we believe disclosure is necessary or appropriate to prevent physical harm or financial loss or in connection with an investigation of suspected or actual illegal activity or (iv) if this is necessary to protect the vital interests of the a person.

We reserve the right to transfer any information we have about you in the event we sell or transfer all or a portion of our business or assets. Should such a sale or transfer occur, we will use reasonable efforts to direct the transferee to use information you have provided through our websites in a manner that is consistent with this Privacy Notice.

Links to Other Sites
Our websites may provide links to other websites for your convenience and information. These websites may operate independently from this site. Linked sites may have their own privacy notices or policies, which we strongly suggest you review if you visit any linked websites. To the extent any linked websites you visit are not part of this site, we are not responsible for their content, any use of the sites, or the privacy practices of the sites.

How We Protect Personal Information
We maintain administrative, technical and physical safeguards to protect against loss, misuse or unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration or destruction of the information you provide on our websites.

Information You Provide Us
We use the information that you provide us for responding to your requests, customizing the material presented to you based on your past visits to our web site, to communicate with you, and to improve the content of our web site. The primary goal in collecting personal information is to provide you customized services, features and content, and give you an efficient personalised experience that best meets your needs.

If we want to share your name outside this group or otherwise publicise the fact that you submitted materials or other information to us, then we will we ask your permission to use your name with the materials or other information you submitted to a particular part of this site.

Release of information
Marine Power International Pty. Ltd. will release any information that is required to be released by law or court order.

Security of the information
Secure socket layer (SSL) may be used and is an encryption technique to protect the transmission of information you submit to us when you use our secure online forms. All the information you provide us through these forms is stored securely offline. If you send us an email, you should know that email is not necessarily secure against interception unless you are using a security-enabled web browser.

How to Contact us?

If you would like to update your contact information or preferences, or have your information removed from our mailing lists, you may:

  • e-mail us at: merc_info@mercmarine.com
  • call us at: (+61 3) 9791 5822
  • write us at: Private Bag 1420, Dandenong South, 3164, Victoria, Australia

The above policies are effective as of December 23, 2014. Marine Power International Pty. Ltd. reserves the right to change this policy at any time. The use of information that we gather now is subject to the Privacy Policy in effect at this time. Users wishing to see the changes may do so by visiting our web site privacy policy statement frequently.