Privacy Policy, Privacy Statement

Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy.Your privacy is important to Samuel Martin Inc.. This statement discloses the information practices for Samuel Martin Inc. websites. This  includes the type of information gathered and tracked.  Also how the information is used, and with whom the information is shared.

Samuel Martin Inc. Ltd abides by the Safe Harbour framework as set forth by the United States Department Of Commerce regarding the collection.  Use and retention of information collected from the European Union by a website on the domain.

Personal information

In general, you can visit on the Internet without telling us who you are.  And without giving any personal information about yourself. There are times, however, when we or our partners may need information from you.

You may choose to give us personal information in a variety of situations. For example, you may want to give us information, such as your name and address or e-mail id, to correspond with you.  Or to process an order, or to provide you with a subscription. You may give us your credit card details to buy something from us.  Or a description of your education and work experience in connection with a job opening that you wish  consideration for.

We intend to let you know how we will use such information before we collect it from you.  If you tell us that you do not want us to use this information to make further contact with you beyond fulfilling your requests, we will respect your wishes. If you give us personal information about somebody else, such as a spouse or work colleague, we will assume that you have their permission to do so.

Using and Sharing Personal Information

The following Privacy Policy paragraphs describe in more detail how Samuel Martin Inc. may use your personal information and with whom we may share it. Depending on the type of Samuel Martin Inc. website you are visiting, one or more of the paragraphs may apply. For example, if you order a product from an Samuel Martin Inc. website, your information Fulfills Your Transaction Request and Marketing Use.

Fulfilling Your Transaction Request

If you request something from an Samuel Martin Inc. website, for example, a product or service, a callback, or specific marketing materials, we will use the information you provide to fulfill your request. To help us do this, we may share information, with others.  For instance, shipping companies, postal or government authorities (for example, Customs authorities) involved in fulfillment. In connection with a transaction we may also contact you as part of our customer satisfaction surveys.  Or for market research purposes.

Marketing Use

The information you provide to Samuel Martin Inc. on certain Samuel Martin Inc. websites may also be used by Samuel Martin Inc. for marketing purposes. To opt-out of receiving further marketing emails from Samuel Martin Inc., please follow the unsubscribe instructions included in each email.

Samuel Martin Inc. Human Resources Web Sites (including Recruitment)

In connection with a job application or inquiry, whether advertised on an Samuel Martin Inc. website or otherwise, you may provide us with information about yourself, such as a resume or curriculum vitae. We may use this information throughout Samuel Martin Inc. and its related entities for the purpose of employment consideration or your inquiry. Except where you tell us not to, we will keep the information for future consideration.

Information for Business Partners

If you represent an Samuel Martin Inc. Business Partner, you may visit an Samuel Martin Inc. website intended specifically for Samuel Martin Inc. Business Partners. We may use information provided on that site to administer and develop our business relationship with you.  Or the Business Partner you represent, and Samuel Martin Inc. Business Partners generally. For instance, this may involve using your information to send you details of Samuel Martin Inc. Business Partner programs.

It may also include sharing certain information with other Business Partners.  This subject to any confidentiality obligations that may exist, or Samuel Martin Inc. customers or prospects. In connection with a particular transaction or program, we may also contact you as part of customer satisfaction surveys.  Or for market research purposes.

Samuel Martin Inc. Supplier Administration

If you represent an Samuel Martin Inc. supplier, you may visit an Samuel Martin Inc. website intended specifically for use by Samuel Martin Inc. suppliers. We may use the information provided on that site in connection with entering into or performing a transaction with you. For example, this may include sharing information with other parts of our organization.  Or business Partners, customers, shipping companies, financial institutions, postal or government authorities involved in fulfillment.  Also to administer and develop our relationship with you, the supplier you represent and/or other Samuel Martin Inc. suppliers generally.

Samuel Martin Inc. Discussion Forums and Chat Rooms

If you participate in an Samuel Martin Inc. discussion forum or chat room, you should be aware that the information you provide there will be made broadly available to others.  Potentially inside or outside Samuel Martin Inc., who have access to that discussion forum or chat room. Also, please recognize that individual forums and chat rooms may have additional rules and conditions. Each participant opinion on a forum or chat room is his or her own and not considered as reflecting the opinion of Samuel Martin Inc..

Other Samuel Martin Inc. Web Site Notices

In some cases, specific Samuel Martin Inc. websites may contain other notices about their use and the information practices applicable to those sites.

Our Worldwide Practices

Samuel Martin Inc. is a global organization, with legal entities, business processes, management structures, and technical systems that cross borders.

Our Privacy Policy practices provide protection for your personal information, all over the world.

We may share your personal information within Samuel Martin Inc. and transfer it to countries in the world where we do business.

Some countries may provide less legal protection for your information. In such countries Samuel Martin Inc. will still handle information in the manner we describe here.

Information Security and Quality

Our Privacy Policy is intended to protect your personal information and to maintain its quality. We implement appropriate measures and processes, such as using encryption when transmitting certain sensitive information.  This to help us to keep your information secure and to maintain its quality.

Supplementing Information

From time to time we may supplement information you give us via an Samuel Martin Inc. website with information from other sources.  Information such as validating your address or other available information about businesses. This is to help us maintain the accuracy of the information we collect and to help us provide a better service.

Use of Suppliers

In some cases Samuel Martin Inc. uses suppliers to collect, use, analyze and otherwise process information on its behalf. It is our practice to require such suppliers to handle information in a manner consistent with our data security policies.

Mergers and Acquisitions

Circumstances may arise where, whether for strategic or other business reasons, Samuel Martin Inc. decides to sell, buy, merge or otherwise reorganize businesses in some countries. Such a transaction may involve the disclosure of personal information to prospective or actual purchasers, or receiving it from sellers. It is our practice to seek appropriate protection for information in these types of transactions.

Cookies and Other Technologies

We sometimes collect non-identifiable information from visits to our websites to help us provide better customer service. For example, we keep track of the domains from which people visit, and we also measure visitor activity on Samuel Martin Inc. websites, but we do so in ways that keep the information non-identifiable. This information is sometimes known as “clickstream data.” Samuel Martin Inc. or others on our behalf may use this data to analyze trends and statistics and to help us provide better customer service.

Also, when we collect personal data from you in a transaction, we may extract some information about that transaction in an non-identifiable format and combine it with other non-identifiable information such as clickstream data. This information analyzed only at an aggregate level to help us understand trends and patterns. This information not reviewed at an individual level. If you do not want your transaction details used in this manner you can disable your cookies.

Cookies Use Continued

We collect the information we mentioned in the previous paragraphs through the use of various technologies, including one called “cookies”. A cookie is a piece of data that a website can send to your browser, which may then be stored on your computer as an anonymous tag that identifies your computer but not you. Some Samuel Martin Inc. pages use cookies, sent by Samuel Martin Inc. or its third party vendors, or other technologies to better serve you when you return to the website.

You can set your browser to notify you before you receive a cookie, giving you the chance to decide whether to accept it. You can also set your browser to turn off cookies. If you do so, however, some websites may not work properly.

Some of our business partners (e.g., advertisers) use cookies on our site. We have no access to or control over these cookies. See Online Advertising below

Service Quality Monitoring

Certain Web transactions may also involve you calling us or our calling you. Please be aware that it is our general practice to monitor and in some cases record such calls for staff training or quality assurance purposes.

Online Advertising

Certain companies help us deliver interactive on-line advertising such as banner ads. These companies may collect and use information about customers to help us better understand the offers, promotions, and types of advertising that are most appealing to our customers. After it is collected the information is aggregated so it is not identifiable to a specific individual. If, however, you would prefer that these companies not collect such information, please visit and follow the “opt-out” instructions.

Personalized URL Link

On occasion, we may personalize and customize websites for certain visitors. If you visit one of these sites, you may find it customized with references to products and/or services that we believe may be of interest to you, based on your previous interactions with Samuel Martin Inc. and information you have provided to us. While you are visiting these websites, we may collect information about your visit to better tailor the site to your interests. An invitation to visit one of these websites is usually presented as a personalized URL in an e-mail, a notice on a website registration page, or as a response to you logging on to a certain website.

If you choose to visit one of these websites, you are agreeing to let Samuel Martin Inc. collect information about your visits and also to its association with other information about you and your relationship with Samuel Martin Inc.. If you do not wish your information to be used in this way, do not accept the invitation to visit these sites.

Disclosures Required By Law

Please be aware that in certain circumstances, it is possible that personal information may be subject to disclosure pursuant to judicial or other government subpoenas, warrants, or orders.

Links To Non Samuel Martin Inc. websites

Samuel Martin Inc. websites may contain links to other web sites. Samuel Martin Inc. is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of those other websites.

Notification of Changes

This Privacy Policy statement was last updated on 1st March, 2009. A notice will be posted on our website home page for 30 days whenever this privacy statement is changed in a material way.

Privacy Questions and Access

If you have a question about this Privacy Policy statement or our handling of your information, you can send an email to the Samuel Martin Inc. website coordinator. The address for this is

If you wish to obtain a copy of particular information you provided to Samuel Martin Inc., or if you become aware the information is incorrect and you would like us to correct it contact us at

Before Samuel Martin Inc. is able to provide you with any information or correct any inaccuracies, however, we may ask you to verify your identity and to provide other details to help us to respond to your request. We will contact you within 30 days of your request.

If you have questions or concerns regarding this Privacy Policy statement, you should first contact Samuel Martin Inc. directly.

How to Contact Us

Questions about this Privacy Policy statement or about our handling of your information may be sent by email to:, or by post to Samuel Martin Inc. Privacy Office, 2114 Executive Drive, Hampton, VA 23666.