You may provide personal information to WakeScout in the following ways: (1) by sharing your e-mail address and subscribing to e-mail newsletters or special offers, (2) by sharing personal information (such as name, street, e-mail addresses and telephone numbers) for “Connect on the Water” while seeking and/or offering pulls (rides), (3) by sharing personal images through the posting of photo(s) and/or video(s), or (4) by sharing personal information (such as name, street, e-mail addresses and telephone numbers, boat ownership, water sport disciplines you participate in) by registering, creating or updating an account (Collectively, “Personally Identifiable Information”. We may also ask for other information at other times but at no time will you be required to share any Personally Identifying Information to gain complete access to our site.
In addition to Personally Identifiable Information, we may also collect information that does not by itself identify a specific individual (“Non-personally Identifiable Information”). We may gather certain information about you based upon where you visit on our site in several ways. This information may be compiled and analyzed on both a personal and an aggregated basis. This information may include the domain name of your internet service provider, the website’s Uniform Resource Locator (“URL”) that you just came from, which URL you next go to, what browser you are using, and your Internet Protocol (“IP”) address. A URL is the global address of documents and other resources on the World Wide Web. An IP address is an identifier for a computer or device on a Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (“TCP/IP”) network, such as the World Wide Web. Networks like the Web use the TCP/IP protocol to route information based on the IP address of the destination. In other words, an IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer whenever you are surfing the web, allowing web servers to locate and identify your computer. Computers require IP addresses in order for users to communicate on the Internet. We also collect information in the form of the content that you submit in the course of your use of the WakeScout site (your “Content”), such as photos, reviews, and ratings of local businesses and service providers, some of which may contain Personally Identifiable Information.
The more we know about you, the better we are able to customize our web site to suit your personal preferences and interests. The e-mail address you provide may be used by WakeScout for any reason, such as contacting you for editorial purposes or to advise you of any changes to our site. We may also from time to time send you messages about our marketing partners’ products. Registered users will have the opportunity to opt-in to receive the WakeScout newsletter, allow WakeScout to share your Personally Identifiable Information with our affiliates and affinity marketing partners and receive special offers directly from our affiliate and affinity marketing partners.
We may also provide Non-personally Identifiable Information about our user’s traffic patterns, and related web site information to our advertisers or marketing partners, but these statistics do not include any Personally Identifiable Information. We will never intentionally disclose Personally Identifiable Information to them.
You may opt-in and opt-out: 1) of receiving e-mail messages and newsletters from WakeScout; 2) of allowing WakeScout to share your Personally Identifiable Information with WakeScout’s marketing partners; 3) of receiving special offers from WakeScout’s marketing partners, when you create a WakeScout account or by accessing the “Edit Your Account Details” link on your Account page. You may change your preferences at any time. WakeScout will use its reasonable efforts to ensure you are contacted only in a manner consistent with your stated preferences.
At WakeScout’s website you can be assured that your Personally Identifiable Information is secure, consistent with current industry standards. The importance of security for all Personally Identifiable Information associated with our users is of utmost concern to us. Your Personally Identifiable Information is protected in several ways. Your Personally Identifiable Information resides on a secure server that only selected WakeScout personnel and contractors have access to via password. We encrypt your Personally Identifiable Information and thereby prevent unauthorized parties from viewing such information when it is transmitted to us.
Personal information that you provide that is not Personally Identifiable Information also resides on a secure server and is only accessible via password. Since this information is not accessible from outside WakeScout you will not be asked to select a password in order to view or modify such information.
Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet or any wireless network can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your Personally Identifiable Information, you acknowledge that: (a) there are security and privacy limitations of the Internet which are beyond our control; (b) the security, integrity and privacy of any and all information and data exchanged between you and us through this site cannot be guaranteed; and (c) any such information and data may be viewed or tampered with in transit by a third party.
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You must be at least 18 years old to have our permission to use this site. Our policy is that we do not knowingly collect, use or disclose Personally Identifiable Information about visitors that are under 18 years of age.
You should also be aware that when information is voluntarily disclosed (i.e. your name, email address, etc.) on our comments page, discussion forums or in any forums we may develop in the future on this site, that information, along with any information disclosed in your communication, becomes public information and can be collected and used by third parties, and may result in unsolicited messages from third parties. Such activities are beyond our control and this Policy does not apply to such information. If you do not want your comments to be viewed by third parties, you are advised not to make any submissions.
All information sharing is optional and done so at your own risk. We cannot control the actions of our site users and advise you to use your discretion in sharing information about yourself on the internet. Ultimately, you are solely responsible for maintaining the secrecy of your Personally Identifiable Information. Privacy is a very personal matter and we encourage you to be careful and responsible when disclosing personal information online.
We may disclose information about you and your use of this website if required to do so by law or in a good faith belief that such disclosure is reasonably necessary to avoid liability, to comply with legal process, such as a search warrant, subpoena, statute, or court order, or to protect our rights and property, or that of our affiliates or the public. We are not required to question or contest the validity of any search warrant, subpoena or other similar governmental request that we receive.
Information presented on WakeScout has been posted with the intention to provide as accurate information on businesses and organizations as possible. Businesses and organizations are encouraged to notify WakeScout of any inaccuracies, changes or additions required, as well as any desire to have any or all of their information removed from the site.