Like most website operators, Boatsters.com collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. Boatsters.com’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Boatsters.com visitors use its Website. From time to time, Boatsters.com may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g. by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its Website. Boatsters.com also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses. Boatsters.com does not use such information to identify its visitors, however, and does not disclose such information, other than under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information, as described below.
Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information
Certain visitors to the Website choose to interact with Boatsters.com in ways that require Boatsters.com to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Boatsters.com gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up for a blog at Boatsters.com to provide a username and e-mail address. Those who engage in transactions with Boatsters.com are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, Boatsters.com collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with Boatsters.com. Boatsters.com does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.
Boatsters.com may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to the Website. For instance, Boatsters.com may monitor the most popular listings on the Boatsters.com site to help identify spam. Boatsters.com may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, Boatsters.com does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.
Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information
Boatsters.com discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that: 1. need to know that information in order to process it on Boatsters.com behalf or to provide services available at the Website, and 2. that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using the Website, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. In addition, in some cases we may choose to buy or sell assets. In these types of transactions, user information is typically one of the business assets that is transferred. Moreover, if Boatsters.com or substantially all of its assets were acquired, or in the unlikely event that Boatsters.com goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, user information would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquirer of Boatsters.com may continue to use your personal and non-personal information only as set forth in this policy. Otherwise, Boatsters.com will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone.
Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations or as described above, Boatsters.com discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only when required to do so by law, or when Boatsters.com believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Boatsters.com, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of the Boatsters.com Website and have supplied your e-mail address, Boatsters.com may occasionally send you an e-mail to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with Boatsters.com and our products. We primarily use our various product blogs to communicate this type of information, so we expect to keep this type of e-mail to a minimum. If you send us a request (for example via a info e-mail or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. Boatsters.com takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.
You should also be aware that if you submit information to “chat rooms,” “forums” or “message boards” such information becomes public information, meaning that you lose any privacy rights you might have with regards to that information. Such disclosures may also increase your chances of receiving unwanted communications.
For users outside the Netherlands please note that any personally-identifiable information you enter into the Website will be transferred out of your country and into the Netherlands. You consent to such transfer through your use of the Website. You also warrant that you have the right to transfer such information outside your country and into the Netherlands.
E-mailing via the Website
As part of the service, Boatsters.com users may communicate with Boatsters.com organizers through use of the "Contact Host" feature on the site. Where Boatsters.com Users have selected the option of adding one or more e-mail addresses to an online form, the message they create in the corresponding template will be sent from Boatsters.com to those e-mail addresses on their behalf. These e-mail addresses will be used only for the purpose of sending the e-mail communication to the addressee.
Links to Third Party Sites
All non-personally-identifying information, potentially personally-identifying and personally identifying-information described above is stored on restricted database servers.
If we ever send you information by e-mail concerning new products, services or information that you did not expressly request, we will provide you with an e-mail address by which you may request no further notices.
You can log in to our site using Facebook Connect. This service will authenticate your identity and provide you the option to share certain personal information with us such as your name, e-mail address, and picture to pre-populate your profile. Facebook Connect gives you the option to post information about your activities on this website to your profile page to share with others within your network. We might also use your address list to let you invite your friends more easily.