Privacy & Legal

Last modified: July 23, 2015

Privacy

This online privacy policy applies only to information collected through all of Expeditors' websites, software, and mobile applications, and not to information collected offline. By using our sites, software, or mobile applications you acknowledge that any information provided by you is provided voluntarily and subject to Expeditors' privacy policy, to which you consent. Note that Expeditors' websites, software, and mobile applications are not intended for use by a person in any state or country where such use would be contrary to local laws or regulations. Expeditors' privacy policy is subject to change without notice. When changes are made, we will revise the “modified” date at the top of this policy. Expeditors encourages you to visit this page periodically so that you are aware of the most recent privacy terms. This privacy policy reflects Expeditors' current business practices.

Information Collection and Use

We collect information from you when you use our web-based tools such as exp.o or TRACE, or when you subscribe to Expeditors Newsflash, fill out a form or apply for a job online.

When communicating with us through our websites, software, or mobile applications for these purposes you may be asked to enter your name, e-mail address, mailing address, phone number, or professional and educational experience.

Any of the information we collect from you may be used in one of the following ways:

  • To improve our website based on the information and feedback we receive from you
  • To respond to your customer service requests and support needs
  • To evaluate and respond to your job application

You acknowledge and agree that any information you provide to us through our websites, software, or mobile applications is provided voluntarily. You further agree to defend, indemnify and hold Expeditors harmless from any and all liability, claims, actions, damages, fines, penalties or judgments (including attorney's fees) that may arise from your use of Expeditors' websites, software, or mobile applications.

Information Sharing and Disclosure

We do not sell, rent, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information. This does not include trusted parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or responding to your requests for service. We may provide information to trusted parties, such as our affiliates and business partners, in compliance with our privacy policy and confidential and security requirements. We may also release your information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect ours or others' rights, property, or safety.

Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a website analytics service of Google Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses so-called "cookies", which are text files that are stored on the users' computers and that allow for an analysis of their use of the website. The information generated by the cookie regarding the use of this website by the user will usually be transferred to a Google server in the US and stored there. IP anonymization has been activated on this website with the effect that the user's IP address of the user will be shortened by Google within the territory of member states of the EU or in another signatory state to the Agreement on the European Economic Area before such transfer occurs. Only in exceptional circumstances will the full IP address be transferred to a Google server in the US and shortened there. Google will use this information on behalf of the website provider in order to analyze the use of the website by the user, to compile reports on the website activities, and to provide further services in connection with the website use and internet use to the website provider. The IP address transmitted by your browser within the context of Google Analytics will not be combined with other data of Google. You can prevent the storage of a cookie by changing the settings of your browser software. However, please be advised that you might not be able to use the full functionalities of this website in such case. In addition, users may prevent the collection of data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) by Google and the processing of such data by Google by downloading and installing the Browser Plugin available through the following link. The current link is: "http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de."

Accessing and Updating Your Personal Information

You may update the personal information you provide Expeditors as required through our online services by logging into your account and requesting changes.

Expeditors' Participation in the Safe Harbor Program

Expeditors participates in the US-EU Safe Harbor Framework and the US-Swiss Safe Harbor Framework as set forth by the US Department of Commerce regarding the collection, use and retention of personal information from European Union member countries and Switzerland. Expeditors has certified that it adheres to the relevant Safe Harbor Privacy Principles. To learn more about the Safe Harbor program, and to view Expeditors' certification, please visit the Safe Harbor website and Safe Harbor certification respectively. For details, view our Safe Harbor Privacy Policy for European Customer Engagement Data. Expeditors employees in the EU and Switzerland have access to our European Union and Swiss Employee Data Privacy Policy on Expeditors Intranet.

Disclaimers

Expeditors' Content

The content on Expeditors' websites, including Newsflash articles and other content set forth in the sites, is compiled from a number of public sources that, to the best of Expeditors' knowledge, is true and correct. It is our intent to present only accurate information. In the event any information contained herein is erroneous, however, Expeditors International of Washington, Inc. accepts no liability or responsibility. Accordingly, all information provided on this site, including in Expeditors' Newsflash articles, is provided "as-is." The information contained on Expeditors' websites is provided for informational purposes only and should not be construed as legal advice.

Third Party Links

Links to other websites are provided for informational purposes only. While we believe the information to be accurate, we are not making any representations or warranties, nor do we accept liability or responsibility, as to the accuracy of the information contained on them.

Trademarks

The Expeditors name and logo are registered trademarks of Expeditors International of Washington, Inc. All related product and service names, designs and slogans are the registered trademarks or service marks of Expeditors International of Washington, Inc. or of other wholly-owned subsidiaries of Expeditors International of Washington, Inc. You may not use our trademarks without advanced written consent of an authorized officer of Expeditors.

Copyright

This website is owned by Expeditors and contains material protected by copyright laws which may not be reproduced in any form without advanced written consent of an authorized officer of Expeditors.

Governing Law

The applicable law governing the content and use of this site and any disputes arising from the use of this site is Washington state law and all disputes will be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts in Seattle, Washington, United States of America.