This Privacy Policy explains what information is collected when you use the web sites, applications, content, and services of boatXchg.com and its affiliated properties (“boatXchg”), why this information is collected, and how we use it to improve your experience.

General

BoatXchg is provided by Stephen D. Griffitts, and his affiliates (“we” or “us”). Your boatXchg personal information consists of personally identifiable information collected or received about you when you register as a Subscriber with us, when you set up Listings to share with others, when you interact with other users on boatXchg, when you log in to boatXchg as a Subscriber, when you make purchases from us, and when you interact with boatXchg services. Your boatXchg personal information may include (a) registration-related information (such as name, address, telephone number, and email address); (b) member profile about yourself that you can share with others; (c) a profile on your business that you desire to share with others, (d) transaction-related information (such as credit card or other preferred means of payment, or a history of products purchased through us); (e) information about your visits to boatXchg or our other web sites, pages and services; (f) your responses to our offerings and advertisements; (g) information about the features or offerings you use from us; (h) your billing and shipping information; (i) customer service information; and (j) other information specifically related to your use of a particular boatXchg feature or offering. Your personal information may be supplemented with additional information from other companies such as publicly available information and other information that we may append or match to your information.

Your Profile

When you register with us, sign up for an application or service, become a member of a business profile, or make recommendations on the service, we use certain information we collect from you (your name, address, telephone number, and email address) to set up a profile on your behalf to share with others, and which information will be available by search to help you promote your business. After you register with boatXchg, you may provide additional member information about yourself (member profile, business profile) and add company profile information about your business in the Edit Profile area on boatXchg. Such member and company profiles could include, at your option, a description of your skills, services, or products, experience, education and membership in organizations. Also in the Edit Profile area on boatXchg, you can control what information you want to share with others.

You Consent to our Collection of Information

By providing information to us for the purposes of creating your boatXchg account, interacting with boatXchg’s services and features, or adding any additional details to your profile, you understand and agree that we may process information about you and make information about you available to others. In addition, if you post any information about yourself on areas of boatXchg that are publicly accessible, such as blogs, forums, or reviews, you understand and agree that such information will be available to others.

Google, Inc. supplies the mapping services on boatXchg. If you decide to use and interact with the mapping services, you agree that Google may collect information in accordance with its privacy policy located at http://www.google.com/policies/privacy/.

How boatXchg Personal Information Is Used

Your boatXchg personal information is used to operate and improve the features, offerings, and content presented to you by us; to fulfill your requests for products, programs, and services; to communicate with you and respond to your inquiries; to share information about you and your business; and to communicate with other users and business contacts.

Since boatXchg is designed to help companies and business professionals network with others, boatXchg is designed so that certain information about you and your business is available to others on boatXchg and via search engines, including, your name, and location of your business, and to help you communicate with other businesses and individuals.

The contents of your online communications, as well as other information about you as a boatXchg user, may be accessed and disclosed: in response to lawful governmental requests or legal process (for example, a court order, search warrant, or subpoena); in other circumstances in which we have a good faith belief that a crime has been, or is being, committed by a user, or that an emergency exists that poses a threat to the safety of you or another person; when necessary to protect our property; or for us to render the service you have requested.

In the event that our ownership changes as a result of a merger or acquisition by another company, your boatXchg information may be transferred. We will provide you notice prior to any such transfer of your boatXchg information.

Log Data

We collect information that your browser sends whenever you visit boatXchg (“Log Data”). This Log Data may include information such as your computer’s Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, browser type, browser version, the pages of boatXchg that you visit, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on those pages and other statistics.

In addition, we may use third-party services such as Google Analytics that collect, monitor and analyze this type of information in order to increase boatXchg functionality. These third-party service providers have their own privacy policies addressing how they use such information.

Cookies, Advertising Networks

We and certain third-party partners may place “cookies” on your web browser when you visit our properties (including our websites and emails). Cookies are small pieces of information or text files that a website sends to your computer for record-keeping purposes, which information is stored in a file on your computer’s hard drive. Cookies make web‑surfing and browsing easier for you by saving your preferences so that we can use the saved information to facilitate and improve your use of boatXchg. Please note that you may not be able to access and use all of boatXchg’s features if you delete or refuse to accept cookies. Also, we, and certain third-party companies under agreement with us, may deploy and read cookies, pixel tags, web beacons, or similar technologies to collect and assemble non-personal, demographic, behavioral, and technical information about the use of boatXchg from our users in order to group such users that share a common interest into general interest categories (collectively, “Audience Segment Cookies”). Such Audience Segment Cookies, which do not identify you personally, may be placed when you access boatXchg, share content from boatXchg, when advertisements are presented on boatXchg, and/or when you respond to advertisements or other offerings on boatXchg.

We and these third-party companies may use such non-personally identifiable information in combination with your visits to boatXchg and other sites in order to present advertisements about goods and services likely to be of greater interest to you, to measure the effectiveness of boatXchg and advertisements, and to help predict the characteristics and preferences of our audiences and the audiences of our third-party companies. We may share certain information about you as a user that is not personally identified to you (such as user industry and position) with certain advertising network providers in order to help them deliver more relevant advertisements through their ad networks. The use of cookies by ad network providers is subject to their own privacy policies.

Service Providers

We may employ third-party companies and individuals to facilitate boatXchg, to provide the site on our behalf, to perform site-related services, and/or to assist us in analyzing how our service is used.

These third parties have access to your information only to perform specific tasks on our behalf and are obligated not to disclose or use your information for any other purpose.

Communications

We may use your information to contact you with newsletters, marketing or promotional materials, and other information that may be of interest to you. You may opt out of receiving any, or all, of these communications from us by following the unsubscribe link or instructions provided in any email we send.

Mobile Services

Our mobile applications may include location-based services. These services may include applications that can help you search and find businesses located near you. When you sign in and use our location-based services, we must periodically receive your location in order to provide our services to you. We may collect and process information about your actual location, such as GPS signals sent by a mobile device. We may also use various technologies to determine location, such as sensor data from your device that may, for example, provide information on nearby WIFI access points and cell towers. By using our location-based services, you authorize us to locate your device and to record, compile and display your location. We may also collect and store certain information about our users, such as users’ wireless mobile subscriber ISDN to help operate our services. Google, Inc. provides our location-based mapping services. By using the location-based mapping services, you agree that Google may collect information when you use the maps as described in its privacy policy located at http://www.google.com/policies/privacy/, which Google may update from time-to-time. You may discontinue any location-based service by going to the location services settings on your device and turn off GPS and other settings that can locate your device.

Our applications may give you the ability to store your log-in credentials on a mobile device so that you can be logged-in automatically when your launch our services. You may deactivate the automatic feature by using the log-off feature on our applications. You understand that you are solely responsible if someone else obtains access to your mobile device if it is lost or stolen. You agree to notify your mobile carrier promptly to prevent unauthorized access to your device and your boatXchg profile. You may also notify us if you believe your profile has been compromised.

Security

The security of your information is important to us, and we strive to implement and maintain reasonable, commercially acceptable security procedures and practices appropriate to the nature of the information we store, in order to protect it from unauthorized access, destruction, use, modification, or disclosure.

However, please be aware that no method of transmission over the internet, or method of electronic storage is 100% secure and we are unable to guarantee the absolute security of the information we have collected from you.

International Transfer

Your information may be transferred to, and maintained on, computers located outside of your state, province, country, or other governmental jurisdiction where the data protection laws may differ than those from your jurisdiction.

If you are located outside United States and choose to provide information to us, please note that we transfer the information to the United States and process it there.

Your consent to this Privacy Policy followed by your submission of such information represents your agreement to that transfer.

Links To Other Sites

BoatXchg may contain links to other sites that are not operated by us. If you click on a third-party link, you will be directed to that third party’s site. We strongly advise you to review the Privacy Policy of every site you visit.

We have no control over, and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies, or practices of any third-party sites or services.

Children’s Privacy

Only persons age 18 or older have permission to access boatXchg. BoatXchg does not address anyone under the age of 13 (“Children”).

We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under 13. If you are a parent or guardian and you learn that your children have provided us with personal information, please contact us. If we become aware that we have collected personal information from a child under age 13 without verification of parental consent, we will take steps to remove that information from our servers.

Changes

This Privacy Policy is effective as of January 1, 2018, and will remain in effect, except with respect to any changes in its provisions in the future, which will be in effect immediately after being posted on this page.

We reserve the right to update or change our Privacy Policy at any time and you should check this Privacy Policy periodically. Your continued use of boatXchg after we post any modifications to the Privacy Policy on this page will constitute your acknowledgment of the modifications and your consent to abide and be bound by the modified Privacy Policy.

If we make any material changes to this Privacy Policy, we will notify you either through the email address you have provided us, or by placing a prominent notice on our website.

Questions

If you have further questions or concerns that have not been addressed in this statement, please send your inquiries to:

Stephen D. Griffitts, Editor
boatXchg.com
548 Stillhouse Creek Drive
Ellijay, GA 30540

Or, you may send us an e-mail to: editor@boatxchg.com, or call us at: (706) 636-9060. Please be sure to provide your name, address and daytime phone number so we can contact you.

Last updated: October 4, 2018

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