BoatTube.com Privacy Statement
Revised April 2012
What Types of Information Does BoatTube.com Collect From Me?
Personal Information. When an order is placed, we collect basic personal information including your name, shipping address, phone, email address and billing information. We use this information to confirm your order and to respond to any questions you may have. Where required, we also share this information with certain intermediaries (shipping companies and product manufacturers) strictly to process and ship your order
Aggregate Information. We also collect non-personal information from you, such as your browser type, the URL of the previous website you visited, your ISP, operating system, and your Internet protocol (IP) Address ("Non-Personal Information"). Non-Personal Information cannot be easily used to personally identify you. We use this information to measure the number of visitors to our site, address our users' preferences and to attract new users, and, in some instances, to properly credit third-parties who refer users to our site.
Essentially, you can visit our site without telling us who you are or revealing personal information about yourself. However, you can, if you choose, participate in additional secured applications. For access to these applications, you are required to create an account with us or provide personal information when placing an order. If you place an order and/or create an account with us, we may also, from time to time, send you information about special offers, new products and services, system changes, and other information we think may be of interest. If for any reason you do not wish to receive this information, you may reply to any of our e-mails and type "unsubscribe" in the subject line or send an e-mail to our customer service e-mail to opt out. You may opt out of receiving future e-mails at any time.
BoatTube.com does not collect personally identifying information about any individual BoatTube.com web-site user except when knowingly provided by such individual. For example, we may ask you for information if you register for a contest or survey or to receive a newsletter. If you make a purchase at BoatTube.com, we offer you the opportunity to be included in our e-mail list to receive email updates about special offers, new products and services, and relevant information. You always have the option not to provide the information we request or to opt out afterwards. If you choose not to provide the information we request, you can still visit most of the BoatTube.com web site, but you may be unable to access certain options and services.
Browser Level Information
The BoatTube.com web servers automatically collect information about a site user’s IP address, browser type and referrer by reading this information from the user’s browser (information provided by every user’s browser). This information is collected in a database and used in an aggregated, anonymous manner in our internal analysis of traffic patterns within our web site. This information is automatically logged by most web sites.
Use of Information
Our primary goal in collecting user information is to enhance your experience on our web site. We achieve this goal by, among other things, providing interactive communications such as our electronic newsletters to the e-mail address that you provide to us, and developing future editorial content based on your interests. To develop content targeted to your interests, we use aggregated user information to determine which areas of our web site users prefer based upon traffic to those areas. We do not track what individual users read, but instead how well each page or content area performs overall.
BoatTube.com may also disclose information about our users when we believe, in good faith, that the disclosure is required by law.
Please be aware that BoatTube.com sponsors, advertisers or web sites that have links on our site may collect personally identifiable information about you. The information practices of those parties and web sites linked to BoatTube.com are not covered by this privacy statement. BoatTube.com users should also be aware that, when you voluntarily disclose personal information in chat areas or bulletin boards, that information may be collected by others and may result in unsolicited messages from others.
Children under 13: Do not send any information about yourself to us, including information such as your name, address, or e-mail address. We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under 13. In the event that we learn we have collected any personal information from a child under the age of 13 without verification of parental consent, we will delete that information from our database as quickly as possible.
Thirteen to Seventeen. Prospective users between the ages of 13 and 17 can only use the BoatTube.com Services under their parents or legal guardian's supervision. If you are between the ages of 13 and 17, you, your parent, or your legal guardian may request that we deactivate any of your Personal Information in our database and/or opt-out from receiving communications from us. If you wish to do so, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer's hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyze web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.
We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyze data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.
Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.
You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. However, deactivating cookies may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.
BoatTube.com respects the privacy of its users and shall not disclose, distribute or rent its e-mail subscriber newsletter list to any third party, nor shall it permit anyone else to do so.
There are several "e-mail" features on our site that allow you to easily share product information, reviews, or other valuable information with your friends. Any e-mails provided to us in the use of these features are used solely for direction of the e-mail communication. These e-mails are not retained in our database nor are they used for any communication other than the purpose for which they are originally requested.
Links to other websites
Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.
Our Electronic Communications to You
By using this site, you agree to receive communications from us electronically. Most communications will be made by e-mail. You agree that all agreements, notices, disclosures and other communications that we provide to you electronically satisfy any legal requirement that such communications be in writing.
By using our Site, you consent to the collection and use of this information in the manner we describe.
How to Contact Us
If you have any questions regarding our privacy statement, please feel free to contact us by e-mail at email@example.com.
This statement may change from time to time, so please check back periodically.