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Welcome to Expeditors!

We hope you find it useful. By accessing Expeditors International of Washington, Inc.'s and all its affiliates and subsidiaries ("Expeditors") servers, websites, application tools or content, you are agreeing to these Terms of Use. Please read them carefully. The Terms of Use of Expeditors' websites are as follows:

Use

Accessing Expeditors' servers, websites, or application tools does not give you ownership of any intellectual property rights in the content you access. You may not use such content unless you obtain permission from its owner or are otherwise permitted by law. These terms do not grant you the right to use any of our branding or logos. Do not remove, obscure, or alter any legal notices displayed in or along with such content. If you do not wish to be bound by these Terms of Use, you may not access or use the information on our websites. Should you get dissatisfied with any web page or with any of these Terms of Use, your sole and exclusive remedy is to discontinue accessing the respective web page.

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

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.

Accuracy of this site

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. Other than as expressly set out in these Terms of Use, Expeditors does not make any specific promises or commitments about the content and information on these websites, or their reliability, availability, or ability to meet your needs. In the event any information contained herein is erroneous, however, Expeditors 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. Expeditors reserves the right to make changes in any way, at any time, for any reason without prior notice, to the contents and information on these websites.

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.

Viruses

Expeditors makes every reasonable effort to ensure that our computer network is error- and virus-free, but does not warrant that any content and information available for downloading from our websites will be free from infection, viruses and/or other code that has contaminating or destructive properties. You are responsible for implementing sufficient procedures and virus checks (including anti-virus and other security checks) to satisfy your particular requirements for the accuracy of data input and output.

Disclaimer of Warranties

Some jurisdictions provide for certain warranties, like the implied warranty of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose and non-infringement. To the extent permitted by law, we exclude all such warranties.

Limitation of Liability

When permitted by law, Expeditors will not be responsible for any incidental, indirect, exemplary, punitive and consequential damages, lost profits, or damages resulting from lost data or business interruption resulting from the use of or inability to use these websites and Expeditors' systems, services, content or information whether based on warranty, contract, tort, or any other legal theory, and whether or not Expeditors has been advised of the possibility of such damages. To the extent permitted by applicable law, you agree that the total liability of Expeditors for any claims under these Terms of Use, including for any implied warranties, is limited to USD100.00. In all cases, Expeditors will not be liable for any loss or damage that is not reasonably foreseeable.

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.

Last updated: February 1, 2018.

Our Privacy Statement

Expeditors International of Washington, Inc., and its affiliates and subsidiaries (collectively, "Expeditors") respect your privacy. This Privacy Statement: 1) applies to all public and non-public, online and offline, collected, stored, processed, transferred and disclosed personal data of Expeditors’ customers, service providers, agents, contractors, employees and others who share their personal data with Expeditors; and 2) describes what types of personal data we collect, how we use the information, whom we share it with, and the choices you can make about Expeditors' use of your information. We also describe the measures we take to protect the security of the information and how you can contact us about our privacy practices. Our privacy practices may vary among the countries in which we operate to reflect local practices and legal requirements. We reserve the right to change this Privacy Statement at any time, and will indicate the date the Privacy Statement was most recently updated.

What do you collect that can identify me?

We may collect your name, address, email, phone, IP address, or geographic location. .

Some of the information we collect from you, known as personal data, can identify you. An example of personal data may be your name, address, or email address.

Some personal data we collect only when you provide it to us. This may include:

  • Individual and business contact information (such as name, job title, department, company name, postal or e-mail address, and telephone or fax number)
  • Shipment information (such as contact information of shipper, consignee and/or notify party; signature on delivery order; description of goods, number of pieces, weight and value of shipment) that is provided to authorities for customs and tax clearance or for security screening
  • Financial information (such as financial account information used for credit set-up and/or information that may be contained in a business credit report by Dun & Bradstreet)
  • Employment information (such as employment history, employee number, performance appraisals, salary and benefits)
  • CCTV image, photo, and biometric data such as fingerprints, or even your signature

Some personal data we collect automatically when you use our website, applications software (App), or services. This is known as user-generated content and may include some or all of the following types of information:

  • Your Internet Protocol (IP) address
  • Cookie identifier
  • Country of origin information (from which country you are accessing our website)
  • Usernames and passwords used to access Expeditors resources
  • Mobile device unique identifier
  • SMS Text
  • Social Media identifier (such as Facebook or Twitter ID)
  • Geographic location based on GPS/Wi-Fi/communications network local information
Why do you collect my data?

If you are a customer, service provider, agent or contractor, we collect and use your personal data to provide the products and services you request; to improve our products and services; send notifications; and protect against, identify and prevent fraud and other criminal activities, claims and other liabilities among others. If you are an employee or a job applicant, we collect and use your personal data to establish, manage or terminate your employment. .

If you are a customer, service provider, agent or contractor, we collect, process, and/or otherwise use your personal data for the following purposes:

  • Provide the information, products and services you request
  • Pick-up and deliver shipments
  • Provide you with shipment information such as tracking and tracing of shipment location
  • Allow you, if you are a driver, to check-in in advance of a pick-up
  • Bill you for the products and services you request
  • Provide you, if you are a costumer, with effective customer service
  • Contact you with information and notices related to your use of our products and services, including our website
  • Contact you with special offers and other information we believe will be of interest to you (in accordance with any privacy preferences you have expressed to us)
  • Vet you, if you are a service provider, agent or contractor, to ensure that you (and your company) have the appropriate experience and qualifications to provide services on our behalf
  • Invite you to participate in surveys and provide feedback to us (in accordance with any privacy preferences you have expressed to us)
  • Improve our products and services and develop new products and services;
  • Improve our marketing and promotional efforts
  • Improve the content, functionality and usability of our website
  • Enforce our website's Terms of Use
  • Use for any other purpose about which we provide notice at the time of collection
  • Comply with legal and regulatory requirements; monitoring and enforcing compliance with company policies and procedures and with legal and regulatory requirements
  • Protect the security of personal data as well as Expeditors systems and premises
  • Protect against, identify and prevent fraud and other criminal activity, claims and other liabilities

If you are an employee or job applicant, we collect, process, and/or otherwise use your personal data for the following purposes:

  • Conduct background checks on you, where permitted by law
  • Evaluate your interest in employment and contact you regarding possible employment with Expeditors
  • Manage payroll processing (including management of salaries, expenses, taxes, required notifications to governmental authorities and the like)
  • Maintain and manage compensation related activities, including stock plan administration and compensation analysis and administration
  • establish, maintain, and manage benefits and personnel administration
  • Manage business travel (e.g., limousines, commercial flights, hotels, rental cars)
  • Perform services contracts and obligations
  • Facilitate legal proceedings and government investigations, including preservation of relevant data
  • Monitor and enforce compliance with Company policies and procedures and with legal and regulatory requirements
  • Provide IT support and services

A dynamic non-exhaustive list of why we collect your (i.e., employee) personal data is in our Employee Privacy Notice on insite.

We do not sell, disclose, or otherwise process your personal data except as described herein or otherwise disclosed to you at the time the data is collected. We will retain your personal data no longer than is necessary to carry out the purposes listed in this Privacy Statement and/or as required by applicable law.

We also use data that does not identify you, called non-personal data, for lots of purposes, including to improve our products and services. In particular, we may use non-personal data to build anonymous data profiles and provide segmented marketing, generate aggregate statistical information, and to improve and administer our current services and create new products and services.

You can be assured that we protect the information we collect. By using our products or services, you agree to the collection, use and sharing of your data in accordance with this Privacy Statement.

How do you collect my data?

We collect your data when you provide it to us directly, use our products, services, applications software or website, through cookies, and tracking beacons. .

Expeditors collects information about you from various sources. For example, we may have a direct relationship with you, and you may choose to provide information to us in connection with that relationship. You may choose to submit information to us, for example, in person, over the phone, through the postal mail service or electronic mail, on our website, in connection with use of our products, services or applications software, when you participate in an offer or promotion, or in connection with an actual or potential business or employment relationship with us. We also may obtain information about you from you directly or from companies that use our products or services, publicly available information systems, business credit reporting agencies, and commercial information services.

We also collect data automatically, by your Web browser when you visit our website, or through the App that you have downloaded. This information typically includes your IP address, the identity of your Internet service provider, the name and version of your operating system, the name and version of your browser, the date and time of your visit, the pages you visit, your location and your mobile device unique identifier. Specifically, through our App, we may collect technical data and related information, system, application software, and peripherals, that is gathered periodically to facilitate the provision of software updates, product support, and other services to you (if any) related to such App. When you use any of our App, the App may automatically collect and store some or all of the following information from your mobile or GPS container tracking device, including without limitation your preferred language and country site (if applicable); your phone number or other unique device identifier assigned to your mobile or GPS container device; the IP address of your mobile or GPS container device; the manufacturer and model of your mobile or GPS container device; mobile or GPS container operating system; type of Internet browsers you are using; and information about how you interact with the App, such as how many times you use a specific part of the App over a given time period, the amount of time you spend using the App, how often you use the App, actions you take in the App, and how you engage with the App.

We also use "cookies" and other web technologies to collect information and support certain features of our website. If you are curious what is meant by a cookie and how we use cookies and third-party tracking and analytics services, please click here.

Do you share my data?

Yes, as part of normal business operations, we may share your personal data with third parties (affiliates of Expeditors or third-party providers) to provide products and services you request; to fulfill employment and payroll-related tasks; and to conduct due diligence review, among others. We do not sell or rent your personal data to third parties. Learn Expeditors shares or discloses your data with and to third parties.

Expeditors is global, comprising many companies in multiple offices around the world. In order to do business around the globe and as part of normal business operations, we may share your personal data with third parties (affiliates of Expeditors or third-party providers) to provide products and services that you request.

If you are a customer, we may disclose your data to third-party providers that perform tasks on our behalf and under our instructions. These third-party providers may use your personal data only in connection with services that they provide on our behalf and they are bound to protect your personal data in a manner consistent with our policies and practices.

If you are an employee, we may disclose your data to third parties to fulfil employment and payroll-related tasks; to obtain information technology support (e.g., software maintenance and data hosting) and to provide employee support (e.g., benefits and human capital management consulting).

If you are a third-party provider (e.g., service provider, agent or contractor), we may share your personal data with external due diligence service providers that conduct background checks and due diligence review on you under our instructions. We may also share your data with third-parties that assist with App content.

We may also disclose your personal data to governmental agencies and regulators (e.g., tax authorities), external advisors (e.g., lawyers, accountants, and auditors), courts and other tribunals, and government authorities, to the extent required or permitted by applicable legal obligations. We may also disclose information about you when we, in good faith, believe disclosure is appropriate to comply with the law, a court order, or a subpoena. We may also disclose information about you to prevent or investigate a possible crime, such as fraud or identity theft; to protect the security of our website; to enforce or apply our website's Terms of Use or other agreements; or to protect our own rights or property or the rights, property or safety of our users or others. If we are legally compelled to disclose your personal data to a third party, we will use commercially reasonable efforts to notify you in advance of a disclosure unless legally prohibited.

We do not sell or rent your personal data to third parties.

Data Transfers

We may transfer the personal data we collect about you to countries other than the country in which the personal data originally was collected. Those countries may not have the same privacy and data protection laws as the country in which you initially provided the information. When we transfer your personal data to other countries, we will protect that information as described in this Privacy Statement and in accordance with applicable law. We use contractual protections for the transfer of personal data among various jurisdictions (including, e.g., the European Commission's Standard Contractual Clauses).

What rights do I have over my data?

You may ask us how we process your data, to correct or delete your personal data and may opt out of email messaging and certain data processing. ?

Whether you are a customer or a third-party service provider, agent or contractor, you have the right to request that we update, correct, or delete (assuming that this does not impact the services we are providing to you) your personal data at any time. We may reject requests which risk the privacy of others or are unreasonable or repetitive, or would require disproportionate effort. Unless you request us to delete your data, we may keep your personal data for a period consistent with our Document Retention Policy (but we typically keep your personal data no longer than is reasonably necessary given the purposes for which the data was collected).

You have the right to opt out of the use or collection of certain data by us or by third parties, including personal data and non-personal data, by completing a Personal Data Request Form and forwarding the completed form to: dataprivacy@expeditors.com.

You have the right to opt-out of receiving our email newsletters, bulletins, or other information at any time by following the instructions in the relevant unsubscribe process outlined in the applicable email or newsletter. Please be aware that our emails may include important or useful information about the products or services that we are providing you, including information about your shipment(s) or the status of your work orders or credit accounts.

If you are an employee, please refer to our Employee Privacy Notice on insite to learn more about your rights over your personal data.

How Safe is my Data?

We have in place industry-accepted physical, technical and administrative appropriate to our business to safeguard and secure the personal data we collect from you.

You have the right to expect us to protect your personal data and keep it safe. We work hard to protect Expeditors, our customers, partners, employees and users from unauthorized access to or unauthorized alteration, disclosure or destruction of the information we hold. In particular:

  • We abide by this Privacy Statement at all times with respect to all personal data that we collect from you;
  • We limit the use and disclosure of your personal data, and work to ensure that anyone with whom we share such information treats that information with the privacy and security it deserves; and
  • We have put in place industry-accepted physical, technical and administrative practices appropriate to our business to safeguard and secure the information we collect. Contact us for a copy of our Cybersecurity Statement.
How can I contact you?

If you have any questions about this Privacy Statement or any of the above please contact us at:

Expeditors International of Washington, Inc.
Legal Department
1015 3rd Ave, 12th Floor
Seattle, Washington State 98104
USA
Attn: Melissa Loh, Senior Counsel and Global Data Privacy Officer
By Email: dataprivacy@expeditors.com

Effective Date: March 2, 2018.

What do I need to know about cookies?

"Cookies" are small text files that are stored on your PC or mobile device when you visit Expeditors websites. We use them to:

  • Remember your preferences
  • Tailor our sites to your interests
Where do cookies come from?

There are two sources of cookies:

  • First party cookies are sent by us to your device. They can be used to remember your preferences when you visit our websites or to maintain your browser connection. In addition, we might use a separate company to analyze how people are using our websites. And this separate company will set their own cookie to do this.
  • Third-party cookies are sent by a third-party that provides functionality through our websites, such as video clips. This helps the third-party to remember your preferences when you visit our websites. Expeditors has no control over third party cookies.
How long do cookies stay on your device?

Cookies stay on your device for different periods of time:

  • Sessions cookies generally only last while you have your internet browser open. They get deleted from your device when you close your browser e.g., Internet Explorer or Safari.
  • Persistent cookies are saved on your computer so, they are not deleted when you close your browser. We use persistent cookies when we need to know who you are for more than one browsing session. For example, we use them to remember your preferences for the next time you visit.
Cookie Types

All cookies in the table above have been categorized according to 4 numbered groups – the relevant type numbers are listed in column 1. Please note that cookies can belong to more than one type.

  1. Strictly Necessary: These cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around Expeditors websites and use their features. Without these cookies, services you have asked for cannot be provided.
  2. Performance: These cookies collect information about how you use our websites, for instance which pages you go to most often. These cookies do not collect information that identifies you. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. It is only used to improve how a website works.
  3. Functionality: These cookies allow the website to remember choices you make and provide enhanced, more personal features. For example, these cookies can be used to remember and store the last tracking number that you entered when using exp.o. Information these cookies collect may be anonymized and they cannot track your browsing activity on other websites.
  4. Targeting: Expeditors does not use third-party advertising on our websites, so we do not use targeting cookies for advertising but we use them for gathering analytics and intelligence about our websites. We categorize the following as targeting cookies:
    • Gathering analytics and intelligence cookies
    • Third Party cookies. The Targeting cookies may also be used on third-party websites and third parties may use them on our websites as follows:
      • Social media sites – Third-party social media sites may log information about you. This may include activities such as when you click an "Add This" or "Like" or “Share” button for a social media site while on our site. We do not control such sites or their activities. You may be able to find information about social media sites on the sites themselves. We recommend you read the terms of use and privacy policy of such sites before using them.
      • Expeditors advertisements on non-Expeditors sites – Cookies may be placed on non-Expeditors sites so that when you click on an Expeditors advertisement located on these sites, Expeditors is provided with this information to enable us to measure the effectiveness of our advertising.
How to Manage Cookies

Using our products and services without cookies is also possible. In your browser, you can deactivate the saving of cookies, limit them to particular websites, or set the browser to notify you when a cookie is sent. You can also delete cookies from your PC hard drive at any time (file: "cookies"). Please note that in this case you will have to expect a limited page presentation and limited user guidance.

Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit:
All About Cookies

For further EU-specific advice on cookies and the various opt out options available to you, you can also visit the following website:
Your Online Choices

To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites, visit:
Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on

Please remember that if you delete your cookies, or use a different browser or computer you will need to set your opt-out status again

Please note that it is not technically possible to detect the Opt-Out if you delete the cookies from your browser.

You can also choose to opt out of some or all of the advertising cookies set on your PC by visiting Network Advertising Initiative (NAI).

Not everyone who visits our site will do so using a web browser. For example, some users will access Expeditors websites or applications using a mobile device. If so, it may not be possible to disable cookies or adjust web browser settings.

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Effective Date: February 1, 2018.