What this Privacy Policy Covers

This Privacy Policy covers S.D.M.’s treatment of personally identifiable information (hereinafter referred to as "The Information"), such as name, residence or address, e-mail address, telephone numbers, etc., that S.D.M. gathers when a person (herinafter referred to as "user") uses our web site or any other of our services. This policy does not apply to the practices of companies that S.D.M. does not own or control, or to individuals that S.D.M. does not employ or manage.

Information Collection and Use

SDM only collects personal information when visitors submit any of its online forms to contact us or to post information or when they send us an e-mail messages.

When information is posted we may ask for data such as name, email address, ZIP code, occupation, industry and, in certain cases, street address.

We also receive and automatically record some information electronically provided by the visitor's computer, namely: cookies for statistical and operational purposes (see below), information about the software and hardware used and pages visited on our site. This information is collected and stored anonymously and processed by bulk only for statistical analysis purposes. This information is not individualized or disclosed externally by any physical or electronic manner.

SDM uses collected information for the following general purposes: to fulfill your requests for information or services, improve our services, contact you, conduct research, and provide anonymous internal reporting.

Information Sharing and Disclosure

S.D.M. does not disclose, rent or share any collected personal information with other people or companies except to provide information or services explicitly requested by the users themselves when the users explicitly authorize us, or under the following circumstances:

  • We will share résumés posted by the owners themselves through our web site's "Job Opportunities" page with trusted business partners with the exclusive purpose of facilitating the communication between candidates and employers and vice-versa;
  • Information posted using the forms specifically related to the shipping activity will also be sent to MAR’s Technical Commission;
  • We will share information with trusted business partners only when explicitly requested by you;
  • We will share information in order to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, situations involving potential threats to the physical safety of any person, violations of SDM's terms of use, or as otherwise required by law.

In these cases the information is shared as received, without any processing or intermediate processing performed by S.D.M..


S.D.M. uses cookies on this site for the exclusive purpose of bulk web analytics (with IP anonymization as defined in Google's IP Anonymization in Analytics) and to set the site's default language version preference for each user visiting us. By using our website, visitors explicitly agree to our use of cookies in accordance with this Privacy Policy. All cookies are set anonymously for purely functional and statistical purposes of the website itself (processed on aggregate, bulk information), and no personal information is collected or stored with them.

How can a user block or eliminate cookies?

The user can allow, eliminate, or block cookies on their computer's by changing the settings of their internet browsers. In some cases, services will be blocked when the necessary cookies are not allowed to operate correctly or when they are blocked by the user.

Below are some links with information about how to activate or block cookies for web browsing in general for the most widely used internet browsers.

Desktop browsers

Phones and tablets

All other browsers

Please look for a "help" function in the browser or contact the browser provider.

If you want to know more about behaviourally targeted advertising cookies (not used in our site), users based in the European Union can visit and users based in the US can visit to opt out of these third party cookies.

Ability to Request Deletion of Personal Information

Whenever so desired, the owner of the "The Information" may request that his personal information is totally or partially deleted from our databases.

If subscribed to our newsletter, the user can change his subscription whenever he wishes, and, at any time, change or cancel the respective subscriptions, by simply  following the instructions and links present in the e-mail message itself.

In any other situation, if the user wishes to access, modify or remove his personal information from our databases, he may contact us through the address and we will undertake all the necessary actions and provisions to comply with your request 

Scale and Retention

In no case will the data collected through this web site be processed on a large scale, either in terms of volume, chronological or geographical scale. In the case of data collected through our "Submit your resume" page, it will never be retained or stored for more than 3 (three) years, and all data exceeding this retention period will be permanently erased from our databases.

Security and Confidentiality of Information

Access to information of a personal nature by employees of S.D.M. is performed in a granular manner, according to well defined levels of permissions, and is limited to a strict "need-to-know" policy, defined in accordance to the correct execution of their professional duties.

We have physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards that comply with industry standards and regulations to protect personal information about you.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

SDM may update this policy. We will notify you about significant changes in the way we treat personal information by sending a notice to the primary email address specified in your account or by placing a prominent notice on our site.



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