Terms of Use

San Francisco Boatworks cares about your privacy.

THE INFORMATION WE COLLECT

We may collect certain non-personally identifiable information when you visit many of our web pages such as the type of browser you are using, the type of operating system you are using, and the domain name of your Internet service provider.  This information is primarily used for internal purposes, but only in an aggregate form (individual users cannot be identified). Personally identifiable information may be collected from users of SF Boatworks.com users voluntarily provide this information. All such personal information is retained by SF Boatworks.com and is not sold or otherwise transferred by SF Boatworks.com, unless the express consent to do so has been obtained or if SF Boatworks.com required by law, court, or governmental order to disclose such information in a particular circumstance. This information is used by SF Boatworks.com to better understand usage patterns and to enhance user enjoyment of SF Boatworks.com. Aggregate information may be shared with advertisers; however, as is set forth more fully below, no data concerning users under the age of 13 is ever used.SF Boatworks.com sometimes uses e-mail addresses and other personally identifiable information to contact users who provide their e-mail addresses for specific purposes.

Newsletters and Other Communications from Us

Our registered users and customers may receive newsletters or other email communications from our SF Boatworks.com or other affiliated sites.  We may also offer other users the opportunity to sign up to receive such information. When there is a separate sign-up for newsletters, we ask for contact information such as name and email address, and, occasionally, demographic and profile information. We may offer our users the choice whether to receive mailings from others that we think will be of interest. Recipients of our mailings can unsubscribe by following instructions that may appear a t the end of the email newsletter. Note that in order to keep our registered users informed about the operation of our services, we may send emails and announcements that are needed for the proper functioning and administration of our sites and service.

Communications with Us

We have features where you can submit information to us (such as when contacting us with a question or feedback). We will retain your emails and other information you submit to us for our internal purposes, and to help us to serve you better.

Interactive and Community Features

Our sites may offer interactive and community features, such as message boards, on-line chat, etc. All information posted or sent through these features may be publicly available.  You should be aware that when you voluntarily disclose personal information (e.g., user name, email address, phone number) through these features, that information can be collected and used by others and may result in unsolicited communications from other people. Users' posts may be publicly and/or internally associated with their profiles/screen-names. Users are solely responsible for the content of messages they post or send on public forums.

Contests, Sweepstakes and Surveys

We may also have contests, sweepstakes and surveys at our sites. When you enter or participate in them, we request contact information from you (such as your full name, email address, mailing address, and telephone number) and may also request demographic or profile information. We will use the information you provide for the purpose of conducting the promotion (for example, to contact you if you have won). We may also use the information to send you newsletters and other information we think may be of interest. Recipients of our mailings can unsubscribe by following instructions that may appear at the end of the email newsletter. Any personal information collected will be used by us and may be associated with registration information. We may share aggregate information with others. We may sometimes partner with sponsors in offering contests, sweepstakes or surveys, and may share (provide and receive) information with them.

AUTOMATIC DATA COLLECTION

Our web sites have features that automatically collect information from users to assist us in creating sites that honor our users' preferences and serve their needs. To enhance your experience with our sites, many of our web pages use "cookies." Cookies are text files we place in your computer's browser to store your preferences. Cookies, by themselves, do not tell us your e-mail address or other personally identifiable information unless you choose to provide this information to us by, for example, registering at one of our sites. However, once you choose to furnish the site with personally identifiable information, this information may be linked to the data stored in the cookie. We use cookies to understand site usage and to improve the content and offerings on our sites. For example, we may use cookies to personalize your experience at our web pages (e.g. to recognize you by name when you return to our site), save your password in password-protected areas, and enable you to use shopping carts on our sites.  We also may use cookies to offer you products, programs, or services.  Cookies can also enable us to track users' movements and target their interests to enhance their experience at our sites. We may also collect click stream data and assign unique identifiers to our users for the same purpose. Information obtained with these technologies may be associated with personal information for registered users.  If users reject cookies, they may be limited in using some areas of our sites. A third-party advertisement server or we may also use cookies in connection with targeting advertisements or promotions to users. Our advertisers and other third parties whose products or services are promoted on our sites may also use cookies or other technology, and we advise you to check their privacy policies for information about their cookies and other privacy practices.

For our internal purposes, we may gather information such as the date, time, browser type, navigation history, and IP address of all visitors to our site(s). We use this information for our internal security audit log, trend analysis, and system administration, and to gather broad demographic information about our user base for aggregate use.

WITH WHOM YOUR INFORMATION IS SHARED

We may use the information you provide about yourself to fulfill your requests for our products, services, or newsletter, to respond to your inquiries, to notify you when you have won one of our contests, and to offer you other products, or services that we believe may be of interest to you.

We use the information that you provide about others to enable us to send them your gifts.  From time to time, we also may use this information to offer our products, programs, or services to them.

The information we collect in connection with our online forums and communities is used to provide an interactive experience. We use this information to facilitate participation in these online forums and communities and, from time to time, to offer you products, programs, or services.

We sometimes use the non-personally identifiable information that we collect to improve the design and content of our site and to enable us to personalize your Internet experience. We also may use this information in the aggregate to analyze site usage, as well as to offer you products, programs, or services.

We will disclose information we maintain when required to do so by law, for example, in response to a court order or a subpoena, or when we have reason to believe that disclosing this information is necessary to identify, contact or bring legal action against someone who may be causing injury to or interference with (either intentionally or unintentionally) our rights or property.  We may also disclose such information in response to a law enforcement agency's request.  You should be aware that courts of equity, such as U.S. Bankruptcy Courts, may have the authority under certain circumstances to permit your information to be shared or transferred to third parties without your permission.

Agents and contractors of  SF Boatworks.com who have access to personally identifiable information are required to protect this information in a manner that is consistent with this Privacy Notice by, for example, not using the information for any purpose other than to carry out the services they are performing for SF Boatworks.com.

Although we take appropriate measures to safeguard against unauthorized disclosures of information, we cannot assure you that personally identifiable information that we collect will never be disclosed in a manner that is inconsistent with this Privacy Notice. Inadvertent disclosures may result, for example, when third parties misrepresent their identities in asking the site for access to personally identifiable information about themselves for purposes of correcting possible factual errors in the data.

Information provided at Artist sites that we host or manage may be shared with that Artist, including their management, representatives, and any new label they may join. As with other third parties, we are not responsible for how the Artists handle the data once they receive it. When we have co-branded or sponsored services, when we host a site, or when we join with other parties to provide specific services, we may share (provide and receive) your personal information with them.

Other than as set forth in this policy, we do not share your personally identifiable information with other c ompanies, apart from those acting as our agents in providing our service to you, and which agree to use it only for that purpose and to keep the information secure and confidential.

We may share (provide and receive) aggregate information, which is not personally identifiable, with others. This information may include demographic data such as the gender and/or geographic location of groups of users, but it will not include personal information (such as your name or email address). We use aggregate demographic information about our customers in order to improve our service for marketing purposes.

COLLECTION OF INFORMATION BY THIRD-PARTY SITES AND SPONSORS

Some of our sites contain links to other sites whose information practices may be different than ours. Visitors should consult the other sites' privacy notices, as we have no control over information that is submitted to, or collected by, these third parties.

SF Boatworks.com sites sometimes may offer contests, sweepstakes, or promotions that are sponsored by or co-sponsored with identified third parties. By virtue of their sponsorship, these third parties may obtain personally identifiable information that visitors voluntarily submit to participate in the contest, sweepstakes, or promotion. SF Boatworks.com has no control over the third-party sponsors' use of this information. The SF Boatworks.com will notify you at the time of requesting personally identifiable information if third-party sponsors will obtain such information.

Our sites may provide you the opportunity to choose to receive communications from us or from third parties at the point where we request information about you. You have the option of removing your name from any email list. In order to ensure the quickest removal from any list, it is best to follow the specific instructions outlined within the communications you receive from us.

ACCESS

If a user's personally identifiable information changes (such as zip code), we endeavor to provide a way to correct or update that user's personal data. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions regarding making changes to your data.

DATA COLLECTION FROM CHILDREN

We strive to comply with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). We do not knowingly collect personal information from U.S. children under 13 without  appropriate parental notice and consent. Sites that are directed to children where personal information is collected should have a Children's Privacy Policy setting forth our COPPA-compliant practices. At many si tes, we actively screen-out children from data collection and/or use of interactive or community features. We are committed to protecting children's privacy.

Children under the age of 13 should not provide any personally identifiable information on this site without the knowledge and permission of his or her parent or guardian. In the event that SF Boatworks.com determines that a user of this site is under the age of 13, SF Boatworks.com will not maintain or use any personally identifiable information about such user without the consent of his or her parent or guardian, except as allowed by law. The parent or guardian of any person under the age of 13 whose personal information has been collected on this site may ask to review that personal information and may, if they so choose, request that such information be deleted, and that no additional information be gathered by SF Boatworks.com.

In the event that SF Boatworks.com conducts an Internet contest on this site, SF Boatworks.com asks each contestant to provide date of birth, as well as his or her name, address, and e-mail address. Information submitted in order to participate in a contest is not used for any other purpose.

SECURITY

Security for all personally identifiable information is extremely important to us. We store your personal information securely, and use special procedures designed to protect the information we collect from loss, misuse, unauthorized access or disclosure, alteration or destruction.

MERCHANT / E-COMMERCE AREAS

SF Boatworks.com uses secure server software over a S ecure Socket Layer (SSL) line to protect your credit card information. It encrypts all of your personal and credit card information so that this information cannot be read as it travels to our ordering system, and once it is received, it is stored in a location not accessible via the Internet.

Under the Fair Credit Billing Act, your bank cannot hold you liable for more than $50 of unauthorized  charges. Note that, in the event of unauthorized use of your credit card, you must notify your credit card provider in accordance with its reporting rules and procedures.

LINKS

We may provide links to non-SF Boatworks.com. We are not responsible for those other sites, their privacy policies or how they treat information about their users, and we advise you to check  their  privacy policies.

PRIVACY POLICY CHANGES

We reserve the right to modify, alter or otherwise update this Privacy Policy at any time.  Therefore, we encourage you to review this policy from time to time.

CONTACT

SF Boatworks.com is owned and operated by San Francisco Boatworks. We can be reached by e-mail by clicking on the Contact Us page.  If you have any questions about our privacy policy or practices, or you wish to amend, update, or verify the information on file, or to notify us that you want your information  deleted from our files, please contact us.