Effective: January 1, 2010
When does WakeScout collect my personal information? What personal information is collected?
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, watersport disciplines you participate in) by registering, creating or updating an account. We may also ask for other information at other times but at no time will you be required to share any personal information to gain complete access to our site.
In addition to personal information, we may also collect information that is in no way personally identifiable. This may include the operating system you are working on, the internet browser you are using, the domain name of your internet service provider, and the web sites you visit directly before and after your visit to WakeScout. We also collect information in the form of the content that you submit in the course of your use of WakeScout (your "Content"), such as photos, reviews, and ratings of local businesses and service providers.
In the course of advertisements being served on WakeScout, third parties may be placing and reading cookies on your browser or use web beacons to collect information.
How does WakeScout use my personal 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 personal information with our affiliate and affinity marketing partners and receive special offers directly from our affiliate and affinity marketing partners.
How can I change my preferences to opt-in and opt-out of receiving the WakeScout newsletter, allowing WakeScout to share my personal information with WakeScout’s marketing partners or receiving special offers from WakeScout’s marketing partners?
You may opt-in and opt-out to receive e-mail messages and newsletters from WakeScout; allow WakeScout to share your personal information with WakeScout’s marketing partners ; receive 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.
Non-personally identifiable information (such as stated above) may be shared in aggregate form with our advertisers or marketing partners but your personally identifiable information will never intentionally be disclosed to them.
Is there anything else I should know about my privacy and WakeScout?
Any information you disclose voluntarily on our comments pages or in any forums we may develop in the future becomes public information. We cannot control the actions of our site users and advise you to use your discretion in sharing information about yourself on the internet. All information sharing is optional and done so at your own risk. Privacy is a very personal matter and we encourage you to be careful and responsible when disclosing personal information online.
We also 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 on businesses and organizations presented on WakeScout:
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.