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PRIVACY POLICY

At boatbeyond.com., we strive to provide an easy-to-use, hassle-free service for our users.  We recognize that privacy is an important issue, so we design and operate our services with the protection of your privacy in mind.  This Privacy Policy outlines the types of personal information we gather when you use our services, as well as some of the steps we take to safeguard it.
 
The following principles apply to the personally identifying information we ask for and that you provide.  "Personally identifying information" is information that individually identifies you, such as your name, physical address or email address.  You can find more details about the data we collect on particular services by clicking the links on the side of this page.

Data collection

Boatbeyond.com collects limited non-personally identifying information your browser makes available whenever you visit a website.  This log information includes your Internet Protocol address, browser type, browser language, the date and time of your query and one or more cookies that may uniquely identify your browser.  We use this information to operate, develop and improve our services.

Some of our services require you to register for an account.  Boatbeyond.com asks you for some personal information in order to create an account (typically your name, address, email address and a password for your account) and we will use that information to provide the service.

When we require personally identifying information, we will not use such information without your permission.

Cookies

Upon your first visit to Boatbeyond.com, a cookie is sent to your computer that uniquely identifies your browser.  A "cookie" is a small file containing a string of characters that is sent to your computer when you visit a website.  We use cookies to improve the quality of our service and to better understand how people interact with us.  Boatbeyond.com does this by storing user preferences in cookies and by tracking user trends and patterns of how people use our service.  Most browsers are initially set up to accept cookies. You can reset your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, some Boatbeyond.com features or services may not function properly without cookies.

Information sharing

1. We do not rent or sell your personally identifying information to other companies or individuals, unless we have your consent.  We may share such information in any of the following limited circumstances:
  • We have your consent.
  • We provide such information to our business partners for the sole purpose of processing personally identifying information or providing other services in our stead or on our behalf.  When this is done, it is subject to agreements that oblige those parties to process such information only on our instructions and in compliance with this or some other similar privacy policy.
  • We conclude that we are required by law or have a good faith belief that access, preservation or disclosure of such information is reasonably necessary to protect the rights, property or safety of Boatbeyond.com, its users or the public.
2. If you have an account, we may share the information submitted under your account among all of our services in order to provide you with a seamless experience and to improve the quality of our services.  We will not disclose your account information to other people or non-affiliated companies, except as necessary to provide the services on the site or under other limited circumstances described in this policy or with your consent.

3. We may store and process personal information collected on our site in the United States or any other country in which Boatbeyond.com or its agents maintain facilities.  By using our services, you consent to the transfer of your information among these facilities, including those located outside your country.

Information security

We take appropriate security measures to protect against unauthorized access to or unauthorized alteration, disclosure or destruction of data.

We restrict access to your personally identifying information to employees who need to know that information in order to operate, develop or improve our services.

Updating your information

We provide mechanisms for updating and correcting your personally identifying information for many of our services.  For more information, please see the help pages for each service.

Links

The sites displayed as search results or linked to by Boatbeyond.com services are developed by people over whom Boatbeyond.com exercises no control.  These other sites may place their own cookies on your computer, collect data or solicit personal information.

Boatbeyond.com may present links in a format that enables us to understand whether they have been followed.  We use this information to understand and improve the quality of our service.