We understand the importance of privacy to our customers and visitors to FFCL Couriers Inc. web sites. For many years, our policy has been to treat what we learn about our customers as confidential. For example, we will not give or sell confidential or Personal Information (as described below) about our customer to any third party not affiliated with their transaction, except as required by law or as necessary to provide FFCL Couriers Inc. services to the customer.
We collect and store information about every package we handle so that we can efficiently provide the package delivery services demanded by our customers. We use information about our customers, their packages, and their shipping activity to provide or enhance the services we make available to our customers, communicate with our customers about additional services they may find of value, satisfy our legitimate business interests (including performing trend analysis and market studies), set prices, establish credit, fulfill a Contract of Carriage or Service Agreement, accomplish the billing function, and comply with government regulations. Although government regulations vary in the many countries in which we operate, they frequently include the reporting of information to transportation, safety, customs, and other regulatory agencies.
As we collect and use information about our customers, we may contract with vendors to assist us in processing that information for those purposes listed in the previous paragraph. These vendors are required to maintain the confidentiality of the information and are restricted from using the information for any other purpose. In addition, as FFCL Couriers Inc. continues to develop its business, we may buy or sell subsidiaries or business units. As part of these transactions, customer information of the subsidiaries or business units may be one of the transferred assets.
Some of the information collected by FFCL Couriers Inc. is data which relates to an identifiable person ("Personal Information"). Examples of Personal Information are names, addresses, e-mail addresses, credit card numbers and telephone numbers. We never sell information to third parties that could be used to specifically identify an individual customer or group of customers. Anonymized data, with all names, addresses and other Personal Information removed, is sometimes shared with third parties. Finally, we do provide Personal Information to government agencies as required by law or regulation.
In addition to the uses of the information described in the paragraphs above, we collect telephone numbers and e-mail addresses in the event that we have to contact the shipper, or the shipment recipient or addressee, to resolve a question or provide shipment status information.
Information, including Personal Information, provided as part of a shipping transaction represents a record of that business transaction and cannot be altered after the transaction is complete except as provided in the FFCL Couriers Inc. Terms and Conditions. Although we make reasonable efforts to limit access to our facilities and vehicles to authorized personnel, we are not responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of information that is printed and placed in plain view on a package or letter.
We treat our data as assets that must be protected against loss and unauthorized access. We employ information security techniques to appropriately protect confidential information from unauthorized access by users inside and outside the company. Access to customer information is limited to those employees who have a legitimate business need for that information.
FFCL Couriers Inc. websites, and their supporting systems, employ generally accepted information security techniques such as firewalls, access control procedures and cryptography to appropriately protect confidential information from unauthorized access.
We retain information, including Personal Information, about customers as necessary for business purposes and as required by government regulation. For example, we retain information about packages, including names and addresses, so that we can provide proof of delivery information and to process claim requests. We carefully dispose of records and delete information when retention periods expire.
Customers are Responsible for Protecting Information and Systems on Their Premises
Some information about FFCL Couriers Inc. customers and their packages is stored in shipping systems located on customer premises. Customers concerned about the security of their information in these systems should secure it by activating passwords and using physical access controls. When these systems (hardware or software) are provided by FFCL Couriers Inc., we provide tools to facilitate customer efforts to safeguard their information.
Users can visit most areas of the FFCL Couriers Inc. Websites without revealing who they are or providing any information about themselves. However, some of our interactive services require that users identify themselves in order to enable the interactive function. We may ask users to provide some Personal Information in these situations.
FFCL Couriers Inc. provides links to external sites as a convenience to the user. The inclusion of any link does not imply FFCL Couriers Inc. endorsement of the external site company, its web site, or the products and services it promotes and sells. FFCL Couriers Inc. is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such web sites.
(i) to keep track of and administer customer status, preferences, business information and other information provided by a user,
(ii) for security purposes, and
(iii) to understand visitor usage of the FFCL Couriers Inc. websites on an anonymous basis.
Other than cookies used in connection with registered users of a FFCL Couriers Inc. website or used to transfer information from one application to another on one or more of the FFCL Couriers Inc. websites, information collected by cookies used in connection with the FFCL Couriers Inc. websites are not used by FFCL Couriers Inc. to identify an individual. My FFCL Couriers Inc. cookies are placed every time a user logs in and are available for that session only. Cookies used to transfer information from one application to another are available only in the session of that transfer. Other cookies are stored indefinitely on users' hard drives.
From time to time, we include survey forms on the FFCL Couriers Inc. websites to better understand our customers' needs and to create websites that respond to their interests. Customers may opt-out of participating in follow-up surveys. FFCL Couriers Inc. will not disclose survey response information to companies or individuals outside FFCL Couriers Inc. with two exceptions:
1. Anonymized data, with all names, addresses and other personally identifiable information removed.
2. To vendors who are required to maintain the confidentiality of the information and are restricted from using the information for any purpose other than helping to provide services to FFCL Couriers Inc. or FFCL Couriers Inc. customers.
Users of FFCL Couriers Inc. Internet Shipping and other applications on the FFCL Couriers Inc. websites that enable the purchase of products and services who choose to use credit cards for payment are required to provide information about themselves and their card. We use this information to establish credit for billing.
The FFCL Couriers Inc. websites collect IP addresses for system administration, security, and statistical analysis purposes. An IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to a computer whenever it is connected to the Internet. We log these addresses and analyze them to understand where requests originate so that we can provide the most efficient service, enhance security, ensure appropriate usage and produce traffic volume statistics.
If you have questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this site, or your experience on any of the FFCL Couriers Inc. websites, you can contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Comments, suggestions or materials sent or transmitted to FFCL Couriers Inc. shall be deemed to be non-confidential. FFCL Couriers Inc. shall have no obligation of any kind with respect to such comments, suggestions or materials and shall be free to use and distribute them to others without limitation, including, but not limited to developing and marketing products incorporating them.