WorldOnWater.com is the sole owner of the information collected on this site. WorldOnWater.com collects information at several different points on this web site as discussed below:
To view certain areas of the WorldOnWater.com site, and to use certain services provided by WorldOnWater.com, a user must first register by completing the registration form. During registration a user is required to provide their e-mail address. It is used to inform the user of the services on the WorldOnWater.com.
Site visitors can sign up for newsletters from WorldOnWater.com. In order to receive a newsletter, an e-mail address must be submitted to WorldOnWater.com. Site visitors can unsubscribe by using the unsubscribe link supplied in the newsletter, or emailing us at newsletter@WorldOnWater.com.
We send all new registered site visitors a welcome e-mail to verify that the account has been set up. Established members will occasionally receive information on products, services, special deals, and a newsletter
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.
E-mails to a Member
Site visitors may communicate directly with a member via a WorldOnWater.com contact form. The site visitor who chooses to provide information to the member does so at their discretion. We may keep a copy of these communications. We have no control over what is done with the information collected by the member.
Marine Directory (“launchguide.co.uk”): Site visitors may desire information from companies who have listings in the WorldOnWater.com Marine Directory. 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 Marine Directory, 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.
E-mail to WorldOnWater.com Staff
When site visitors send an e-mail to a department or staff person, the e-mail 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 WorldOnWater.com and to non-affiliated 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, and web logs such as a site visitor’s name, address, e-mail address, other contact information, boat information, boat category, engine information, boat accessories and options, and information about the site visitor’s transactions and experiences with companies related to WorldOnWater.com.
If you do not want us to share your personal information with third parties for their direct marketing purposes, please contact us by e-mail at info@WorldOnWater.com
We use non-personal information such as aggregate demographic data and information about our boats to analyse 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 e-mails 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 or all assets, or other fundamental corporate change.
Correcting/Updating Personal Information: If a site visitor’s personal information changes, or if a user no longer desires our service, we have provided a way to correct, update or remove that user’s personal data provided to us. If the site visitor has registered to view certain areas or use certain services, the site visitor can edit or update their information at the “My Account” page on the site. In order to remove personal data from our site (i.e. cancel your account), you must contact us by email on info@WorldOnWater.com. Any request to update your personal information may take up to 30 days to effectuate.
Links to Other Web Sites
The web site contains links to other sites that are not affiliated with us. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the privacy practices of other sites that we link to. These other web sites operate independently from WorldOnWater.com and will have their own privacy and security policies. We strongly 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.
When site visitors choose to use services requiring sensitive information (such as a credit card number), that information is encrypted and is protected with the best encryption software in the industry – SSL. While on a secure page such as our order form, the lock icon on the bottom of web browsers such as Netscape Navigator and Microsoft Internet Explorer becomes locked.
While we use SSL encryption to protect sensitive information online, we also do everything reasonable in our power to protect user-information offline. All of our user-information, not just the sensitive information mentioned above, is restricted to authorised users. Only employees who need the information to perform a specific task (for example, our billing clerk or a customer service representative) are granted access to personally identifiable information. Finally, the servers that we store personally identifiable information on are kept in a secure environment.
Children’s Use of Web site: Our web site is not directed or targeted to children under the age 13 and we do not knowingly acknowledge or accept orders, registrations or requests for any goods or services from persons under the age of 13. We do not permit anyone under the age of 13 to register with us. 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 use reasonable efforts to delete any information provided by that child.
Notification of Changes: It is the site visitor’s 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 a 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.