Privacy Policy

BoaterInput Inc. (“BoaterInput”) operates several websites including BoaterInput.com. It is BoaterInput’s policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our websites.

Website Visitors
Like most website operators, BoaterInput 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. BoaterInput’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how BoaterInput’s visitors use its website. From time to time, BoaterInput may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website or service.

BoaterInput also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on BoaterInput content. BoaterInput only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below, except that blog commenter IP addresses and email addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the blog where the comment was left.

Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information
Certain visitors to BoaterInput’s website choose to interact with BoaterInput in ways that require BoaterInput to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that BoaterInput gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up for an account to provide a username and email address. Those who engage in transactions with BoaterInput are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, BoaterInput collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with BoaterInput. BoaterInput 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.

Aggregated Statistics
BoaterInput may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. For instance, BoaterInput may monitor the most popular content on the service. BoaterInput may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, BoaterInput does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information
BoaterInput discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on BoaterInput’s behalf or to provide services available at BoaterInput’s website, and (ii) 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 BoaterInput’s website, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, BoaterInput discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when BoaterInput believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of BoaterInput, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of the BoaterInput website and have supplied your email address, BoaterInput may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with BoaterInput and our partners. If you send us a request (for example via a support email 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. BoaterInput takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.

Your Use of Third-Party Sites
We are not responsible for the accuracy of the content or the protection of your personally-identifying information on any other third-party sites, even if you access those sites via a link on boaterinput.com.

Cookies
A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. BoaterInput uses cookies to help BoaterInput identify and track visitors, their usage of BoaterInput website, and their website access preferences. BoaterInput visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using BoaterInput’s website, with the drawback that certain features of BoaterInput’s website may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

Business Transfers
If BoaterInput, or substantially all of its assets, were acquired, or in the unlikely event that BoaterInput 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 BoaterInput may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.

Ads
Ads appearing on any of our websites may be delivered to users by advertising partners, who may set cookies. These cookies allow the ad server to recognize your computer each time they send you an online advertisement to compile information about you or others who use your computer. This information allows ad networks to, among other things, deliver targeted advertisements that they believe will be of most interest to you. This Privacy Policy covers the use of cookies by BoaterInput and does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers or ad services.

Visiting our websites from outside the United States
This Privacy Policy is intended to cover collection of information on our website from residents of the United States. If you are visiting our website from outside the United States, please be aware that your information may be transferred to, stored, and processed in the United States where our servers are located and our central database is operated. The data protection and other laws of the United States and other countries might not be as comprehensive as those in your country. By using our services, you understand that your information may be transferred to our facilities and those third parties with whom we share it as described in this privacy policy.

Privacy Policy Changes
Although most changes are likely to be minor, BoaterInput may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in BoaterInput’s sole discretion. BoaterInput encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.