Effective Date: 17/04/2014
Note from the editor
PROTECTION OF YOUR INFORMATION IS IMPORTANT TO US
Your privacy is of our utmost concern. We will never disclose your personal details to any person without your consent. However, if you use our website to contact a yacht broker for further information on a superyacht for sale, your contact details will be directly transmitted to that broker and for no other purpose – see full details. We will never use your personal information for any other reason other than those purposes for which you have expressly consented to.
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2. Collection of personal information
3. Collection of other information
4. Activity information
5. Use of your information
6. Sharing your personal information
7. Enquiries for Boat Sales you make through our site
8. Social Media Widgets
9. Safeguards and security
11. Accessing your personal information
12. Other important information
Collection of Personal Information
We may collect personal information from you (such as name, address, telephone number and email address) when you complete sign-up process or use the enquiry forms, send emails to us or request further information or enquire about any of our advertising. Please do not submit your personal information to us if you do not wish us to collect, use and transfer your personal information under the terms of this policy.
Collection of Other Information
As is true of most web sites, we gather certain information automatically and store it in log files. This information includes internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, operating system, date/time stamp, and clickstream data. Most browsers are initially set to accept cookies, but you can change your settings to notify you when a cookie is being updated, or to block cookies altogether. Please consult the “Help” section of your browser for more information. Please note that by blocking any or all of these cookies may not have access to certain features, content or personalization available through our Site.
We use this information, which does not identify individual users, to analyze trends, to administer the site, to track users’ movements around the site and to gather demographic information about our user base as a whole. However, we do not link this automatically-collected data to personally identifiable information.
Third parties, with whom we partner to provide certain features on our site or to display advertising based upon your Web browsing activity, use Flash cookies to collect and store information.
Flash cookies are different from browser cookies because of the amount of, type of, and how data is stored. Cookie management tools provided by your browser will not remove Flash cookies. You can manage the use of Flash technologies with the Flash management tools available at Adobes’ website.
When you access and interact with our Site, we may collect certain information about those visits. Eg. In order to permit your connect to our Site, our servers receive and record information about your computer, device and browser including potentially your IP address, browser type and other software and hardware information. If you access our Site from a mobile or other device, we may collect a unique device identifier assigned to that device, geolocation data or other transactional information for that device.
Third parties that support our Site by serving advertisements or providing services, such as allowing you to share content or tracking aggregate Site usage statistics, may also use these technologies to collect similar information. We do not control these third party technologies and their use is governed by the privacy policies of third parties using such technologies. For more information about third party advertising networks and similar entities that use these technologies see www.aboutads.info/consumers, and to opt-out of such ad networks and services advertising practices, go to www.aboutads.info/choices.
Use of Your Information
By using this Site, you agree that we may collect, hold, process and use your information (including personal information) for the purpose of providing you with the Site services and developing our business which shall include (without limitation):
• Personalising your visits to the Site and developing the design and style of the Site to improve the services provided to you
• Informing you about the latest changes to the Site, or products, services or promotional offers that you might find interesting. We may contact you by post, telephone, SMS, text/picture/video message or fax, as well as by email
• Communicating (and personalising such communication) with you
• Informing you if you have been successful in any Site competitions or promotions
• Compiling customer reviews
• Conducting market research
• Carrying out statistical, technical and logistical analysis.
We may use information we collect from you and about you to improve our Site and features, to improve your experience online and off line by delivering content you may find interesting and relevant including advertising and marketing messages; to allow you to comment on our Site and its features and to provide you with customer support or respond to your enquiries. If we provide your information to third parties for the provision of services or in order to respond to an enquiry your personal information will only be provided to that third party for that sole purpose.
If you change your mind about being contacted in the future or if choose to stop receiving our marketing emails, you can do so by following the unsubscribe instructions included in these emails or by sending an unsubscribe email message to email@example.com.
Sharing Your Personal Information
By using the Site, you agree that we may disclose your personal information to any company within the Boat International Media Limited group of companies. We may employ other companies to provide services for us, including for example, providers of web hosting or maintenance services. These companies have access to the personal information needed to perform their functions and not for any other purpose.
We reserve the right to disclose your personal information to comply with applicable laws and government or regulatory bodies’ lawful requests for information (such as to comply with a subpoena, or similar legal process and when we believe in good faith that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights, protect your safety or the safety of others, investigate fraud, or respond to government requests). We may transfer, sell or assign any of the information described in this policy to third parties as a result of a sale, merger, joint venture, consolidation, change of control, transfer of assets or re-organisation of our business. You will be notified via email of any change in ownership or uses of your personal information, as well as any choices you may have regarding your personal information. We will not otherwise share, sell or distribute any of the information you provide to us without your consent.
Enquiries for Boat Sales you make through our Site
In the event that you want more information about a yacht or boat that is advertised on our Site and you request further information through our Site, we will pass your personal information and enquiry directly to the Broker of that boat or yacht. We will not forward your personal information to any other person. Whilst we require advertisers not to use your personal information for anything other than addressing your enquiry, we cannot control the conduct of third parties and do not accept any liability in respect of any conduct of such third party.
Social Media Widgets
Safeguards and Security
No data transmission over the internet can be entirely secure, so we do not guarantee the security or integrity of your personal information and/or use of the Site. However, we use reasonable endeavours to protect the security of your personal information from unauthorised access, processing or use by using encryption technology and we will use reasonable efforts to employ security measures to prevent accidental loss, destruction and damage.
We will retain your information for a reasonable period or as long as the law requires.
Accessing Your Personal Information
You can access and make edits to the personal data we hold about you by logging into the Site and accessing your account. However, if you would like to inquire about additional data we may hold about you, you can also contact us as described below.
You have the right, subject to the payment of a small fee (currently £10), to request access to personal data which we may process about you. If you wish to exercise this right you should:
• Put your request in writing to Data Manager, Boat International Media Limited, 41-47 Hartfield Road, LONDON, SW19 3RQ, United Kingdom
• Include proof of your identity and address (e.g. a copy of your driving licence or passport, and a recent utility or credit card bill)
• Attach a cheque in the amount of £10 made payable to Boat International Media Limited
• Specify the personal data you want access to.
Once you have received your details you also can request that we correct, or delete any inaccuracies in this information free of charge. If you wish to exercise this right you should:
• Put your request in writing to firstname.lastname@example.org
• Provide us with enough information to identify you (e.g. username, registration details)
• Specify the information that is incorrect and what it should be replaced with.
Other Important Information
Remember that after you cancel your account, copies of some information from your account may remain viewable in some circumstances where, for example, you have shared information with social media or other services. Because the nature of caching technology your account may not be instantly inaccessible to others. We may also retain backup information related to your account on our servers for some time after cancellation for fraud detection or to comply with applicable law or our internal security policies. It is not always possible to completely remove or delete all of your information due to technical constraints, contractual or legal requirements.
Sensitive Information: we ask that you do not send us, and you do not disclose, any sensitive personal information (such as social security numbers, information related to racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religion or other beliefs, health, criminal background or trade union membership) on or through this Site or otherwise.
If you have any other queries please email us at email@example.com.