The YachtWorld.com Web site ("Web site") is owned and operated by Boats Group ("YachtWorld.com", "We", "us", "our"). This Web site offers services to (i) marine professionals such as vessel brokers and dealers (and their employees) that have signed a service agreement ("Member"), and (ii) a consumer or an individual who visits the Web site but is not a Member of the Web site ("Site Visitor").
The following privacy statement describes the practices of the Web site with respect to the collection, maintenance and disclosure of information received from Site Visitors only. THIS PRIVACY STATEMENT DOES NOT APPLY TO MEMBERS, WHO BY DEFINITION, USE THIS SITE FOR BUSINESS PURPOSES. This privacy statement also does not apply to the off-line collection of information by YachtWorld.com.
If you have any questions about this privacy statement, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
YachtWorld.com is the sole owner of the information collected on this site. YachtWorld.com collects information at several different points on this Web site as discussed below:
Personal Boat Shopper:
To keep Site Visitors informed with respect to new listings of boats on the Web site we offer the Personal Boat Shopper feature, which is an e-mailing list service. In order to provide this e-mailing list service we collect e-mail addresses from Site Visitors who want to participate in the Personal Boat Shopper. The provision of information in the form of e-mail is not optional if a Site Visitor chooses to participate in the e-mailing list service.
Sell Your Boat:
In lieu of selecting a broker to list their boat for sale, Site Visitors selling a boat and desiring to attract the attention of an interested broker can provide some basic information about the boat they are selling for subsequent viewing by Members in the Members-only site, www.boatwizard.com. To list a boat to attract a Member, Site Visitors must complete the requested forms. By virtue of these forms we collect a limited amount of personal information such as: (i) name, and (ii) postal and e-mail addresses. The provision of this personal information is not optional and by not submitting the requested information, Site Visitors will not be able to attempt to post their information through this Web site. Through the requested forms we also solicit non-personal information about the boat the Site Visitor desires to sell.
Surveys and Contests:
To improve services and the quality of the Web site as well as our Site Visitors' experience on the Web site, we conduct surveys and contests among Site Visitors that request the provision of personal information such as name and e-mail address as well as non-personal information regarding the Site Visitor's experience on the Web site. Participation in the surveys and contests and the corresponding submission of personal information is optional.
To apply for a job with us, Site Visitors may send a resume for our consideration. We collect information provided in the resume.
Emails to a YachtWorld.com Member:
Site Visitors may communicate directly with a Member from the Member's YachtWorld.com website. The Member may custom build an email form requesting specific information from the inquiring Site Visitor, including but not limited to name, email, phone, address, and other information including boat of interest, boat owned and any other pertinent information. The Member may designate this information as required or optional. we may keep a copy of these communications for systems management, tracking and reporting purposes, we have no control over what is done with the information collected by the Member through the Member's website.
Boating Yellow Pages:
Site Visitors may desire information from companies who have listings in the YachtWorld.com Boating Yellow Pages. We may keep a copy of these communications. We have no control over what is done with the information collected by the company with a listing in the Boating Yellow Pages, as volunteered by the Site Visitor.
We collect non-personal information such as an IP address, the web address of the page viewed, the referring page address, and the browser information of Site Visitors in order to count page views on our site for traffic information purposes.
We set a web beacon (a single-pixel invisible image) on web pages and some of our HTML-formatted emails. We may use web beacons for a number of purposes, such as to count visitors to our web pages, to monitor how our Site Visitors navigate our site, or to count how many newsletters or emails we sent were actually opened. Additionally, third parties that serve ads or content on this Web site or within our emails may use web beacons. We do not have control over web beacons used by these third parties.
Email to YachtWorld.com Staff:
When Site Visitors send an email to a department or staff person, the email may or may not be saved for future reference, and may or may not be forwarded to third parties.
Disclosure of Personal Information Collected:
In order to use this site you do not need to provide any personal information, but where you do volunteer to provide personal information, we may disclose the following information to affiliated third parties such as other web sites owned and operated by YachtWorld.com and to nonaffiliated third parties such as marketing companies, vessel brokers, vessel dealers and builders. The disclosed information may include data entered through one of our forms, through cookies, web beacons and web logs such as a Site Visitors name, address, email address, other contact information, boat information, boat category, engine information, boat accessories and options and information about the Site Visitors transactions and experiences with companies related to YachtWorld.com.
We use non-personal information such as aggregate demographic data and information about our boats to analyze and develop our marketing strategy and to determine how Site Visitors found out about us, our Site Visitors' interests regarding our services and how to further improve the Web site based upon these data.
We may employ third parties to perform functions on our behalf. Examples of these functions include, without limitation, sending emails or other communications on our behalf or providing promotional or marketing assistance. These third parties may have access to our Site Visitors' personal information in order to provide these services to us or on our behalf.
We may disclose personal information about our Site Visitors when legally required to do so, at the request of governmental authorities, or to verify or enforce compliance with the policies governing the Web site and applicable laws. We may also disclose Site Visitors' personal information where we believe disclosure is necessary to limit our legal liability or to protect the safety or enforce the rights of our Site Visitors.
We may sell, transfer or otherwise disclose Site Visitors' information in connection with a corporate merger, consolidation, the sale of substantially all assets, or other fundamental corporate change.
Some of our partners offer services on the Web site. To provide services, our partners collect personal information from Site Visitors. We exercise great care in choosing our partners but we neither control nor are we responsible for our partners' information collection practices. Site Visitors should view our partner's privacy statement to make an informed decision whether to provide personal information.
Correcting/Updating Personal Information:
If a Site Visitor's personal information changes, we have provided a way to correct, update or remove personal information. Site Visitors can have their personal information updated, changed or removed by contacting a customer service representative at email@example.com.
Links to Other Web Sites:
The Web site contains links to other sites. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the privacy practices of other sites that we link to. We encourage Site Visitors to be alert when they leave the Web site and to review the privacy statements of each and every Web site that they visit before disclosing personal information.
Please note that we do not guarantee the security of any personal information you transmit to us and you do so at your own risk. If you have any questions about the security at the Web site, you can send an e-mail message to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Children's Use of Web site:
We do not knowingly acknowledge or accept orders, registrations or requests for any goods or services from persons under the age of 13. If it comes to our attention that a request has come from a person under the age of 13, we will not respond to such a request. Instead we will delete any information provided by that child.
Notification of Changes:
It is the Site Visitors responsibility to follow our privacy link, so Site Visitors are always aware of our current practices. There will always be a link to our privacy statement on our home page so that Site Visitors are always aware of our current information collection, maintenance and disclosure practices. Each update is noted with the last updated date. If our privacy practices change in way that would allow us to use non-public personal information in a manner not previously allowed by the terms of our privacy statement, Site Visitors will have an opportunity to choose whether to let us use their non-public personal information in the newly proposed manner.