Privacy Policy

 

1. Purpose of data protection

Boataffair GmbH (hereinafter "Boataffair") is the operator of the website www.boataffair.com and www.boat-affair.com (hereafter "the Platform" or "the Site"). Boataffair may collect different types of information from Users when Users use or navigate the Platform.

Boataffair is committed to protecting the privacy of Users' information. Boataffair operates websites and a Platform which follow industry standards in helping to assure the privacy of our websites' and Platform's visitors. All information Boataffair collects, including through transactions and all correspondence, is handled with discretion and care. The Privacy Policy below sets forth Boataffairs policies and practices regarding the collection, use, and disclosure of the information Boataffair receives through Users' use and navigation of the Platform. This Privacy Policy is intended to inform you about how we treat Personal Information that we process about you. If you do not agree to any part of this Privacy Policy, then we cannot provide the Platform or Services to you, and you should stop accessing the Platform and deactivate your Boataffair Account.

 

2. Scope

This Privacy Policy applies to the Platform, which includes www.boataffair.com and www.boat-affair.com, its subdomains, and all the websites and Internet properties owned or operated by Boataffair, regardless of the medium in which the Platform are accessed by a user (such as through a web or mobile browser).

 

3. Personal data

Boataffair respects the privacy of the user and will not collect any personal data (such as name, address, e-mail address) unless the user voluntarily makes them available (especially the first name, surname, address, mobile number, email, VAT number) or by cookies.

 

4. Use of personal data

Boataffair may use Users’ Personal Information and Usage Information for a variety of purposes, including, but not limited to, directly contacting Users in response to Users' inquiries; processing Users' transactions and fulfilling Users' orders; sending Users information about Users' orders, emailing Users promotional materials, from which Users may opt-out of receiving; researching the effectiveness of our marketing efforts; analyzing users' browsing and usage activities and patterns in order to understand users' interests and preferences with respect to our services and the Platform; conveying relevant information to Owners and Renters to facilitate transactions, and managing Boataffair's everyday business needs. Boataffair supplements the Personal Information Boataffair collects with information from other sources to tailor its websites, Platform, products, and offerings to Users' needs.

Boataffair uses Usage Information to enhance the content of its Platform to provide Users with a better website browsing experience in the future, to respond to customer inquiries and suggestions, and to ensure that Users are exposed to special offers and products that are of interest to Users. Boataffair may also share this nonidentifiable Usage Information with third parties from time to time for business purposes.

Boataffair may disclose Users' Personal Information to third parties that may assist Boataffair with managing their daily operations, such as processing payments and providing general customer services. When Users make a purchase on Boataffair's Platform, Boataffair requests Personal Information - specifically, Boataffair requests financial information, such as account or credit card numbers. Boataffair will use Users' financial information to bill Users for products and services or otherwise process Users' transactions. By making a purchase on Boataffair's website, Users consent that Boataffair may provide Users' financial information to Boataffair's service providers and to such third parties as Boataffair determines is necessary to process Users' transactions. These third parties may include the credit card processing company, Boataffair's website provider, credit card network (such as Visa, American Express or Master Card) and banking institutions used to process the transaction. Boataffair will not store or collect Users' financial information.

Boataffair may also share Users' Personal Information with certain independent contractors, vendors, and suppliers with whom Boataffair contracts to provide specific services and products related to Boataffair's Platform or business, such as hosting and maintaining the websites or Platform, blog, providing credit card processing and fraud screening, operating activities on Boataffair's behalf, authorizing credit card transactions, and developing applications for the Platform and email services. Boataffair limits tis disclosure of Users' Personal Information to these third parties to the minimum information reasonably necessary for them to perform limited functions on Boataffair's behalf.

 

4.1 Opting Out of Email Communications

If Users have provided Users' email address to Boataffair, from time to time Users will receive emails from Boataffair with information and offers from Boataffair and other companies that Boataffair feels would be of interest to Users. With every commercial email, Boataffair will provide Users with a link to opt-out from receiving future commercial emails. Users may also opt-out of receiving future email messages from Boataffair by emailing at welcome@boataffair.com. Opt-out requests are usually handled as soon as the request is made.

Because Boataffair wants to ensure that those people who have opted out no longer receive commercial email, Boataffair may share the email addresses of its customers who have opted out of receiving commercial email with Boataffair's trusted third-party advertising partners who engage in email marketing to their customers on Boataffair's behalf. Therefore, Boataffair may share the email addresses of persons who have opted out with these third parties for the sole purpose of ensuring that the third parties have scrubbed their email marketing lists to remove the email addresses of those persons who have opted to no longer receive Boataffair's commercial email announcements.

Please note that if Users elect not to receive commercial email messages from Boataffair, Boataffair will continue to send Users transactional related email, such as product recall information, safety or security information, subscription information, membership details, account status, order confirmations, shipping confirmations, invoices and customer-service related email.

Boataffair will not share Users' email address with any third party except as expressly set forth in this policy or unless Users have requested or consented to such disclosure.

 

4.2 Opting Out of Offline Communications

When Users provide Personal Information, such as Users’ name, address and telephone number to Boataffair, Boataffair may use this information to contact Users with correspondence and promotional offers from Boataffair. Users always have the opportunity to choose to no longer receive these communications by emailing at welcome@boataffair.com.

 

4.3 Opting Out of Offline Communications from Other Companies

Boataffair will never share Users' Personal Information, such as Users' address and telephone number, with any third party, other than third party service providers who have a need to know the information to assist Boataffair in providing services through the Platform to Users.

From time to time during Users' visit to Boataffair's Platform, Boataffair may ask Users to provide personally identifiable information, such as Users' name, address, telephone number, email address, and financial information, such as financial account information or credit card numbers, and customer account log-in information, such as usernames and passwords (collectively, "Personal Information").

 

5. How Boataffair Collects Information

5.1 Directly from Users

Boataffair collects Personal Information from Users when Users voluntarily provide Personal Information to Boataffair by, for example, completing various forms on Boataffair's Platform or creating a user account as a Renter or an Owner. Boataffair also may collect Personal Information from Users through Boataffair's Platform when Users voluntarily provide it to Boataffair through its Platform when signing up for Boataffair's e-newsletter or other email communications, or completing a transaction through its Platform.

 

5.2 Through Users' Use of the Platform

Boataffair records Usage Information that Users’ browser transmits when Users visit its Platform. Boataffair also collects Usage Information about how Users access and interact with the Platform through the use of automated tracking technology, such as "cookies", and by reviewing web server log files. A cookie is a small data file that is transferred to a web browser, which enables Boataffair's Platform to remember and customize Users' subsequent visit. Most Internet browsers automatically accept cookies. Users can instruct Users' browser to block the acceptance of cookies or to provide Users with a warning prompt before Users accept cookies from our Platform. Please refer to Users' Internet browser's instructions to learn more about these functions. If Users reject cookies, the functionality of the Platform may be limited, and Users may not be able to participate in several of the Platform' features. Cookies are used as part of Boataffair's statistical reporting on website usage activities, Boataffair does not capture any Personal Information through the use of cookies.

 

6. Safety measures

Boataffair values Users' privacy and the security of Users' information. Boataffair utilizes firewalls, secure access storage facilities and other industry standards to protect against the loss, misuse or alteration of Users' personal information.

Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while Boataffair is committed to protecting Users' information, Boataffair cannot ensure or warrant that Personal Information will be completely secure from misappropriation by hackers or from other nefarious or criminal activities, or in the event of a failure of computer hardware, software, or a telecommunications network. Boataffair will notify Users in the event Boataffair become aware of a security breach involving Users' personally identifiable information (as defined by the applicable state and federal laws) stored by or for Boataffair. By disclosing Users' email address to Boataffair for any reason, Users expressly consent to receive electronic notice from Boataffair in the event of such a security breach.

 

7. Adaptation of data protection

Please note this Privacy Policy may be changed from time to time in Boataffair's sole and absolute discretion to reflect changes in Boataffair's business practices. If Boataffair revises the Privacy Policy, Boataffair will notify Users by posting the updated Privacy Policy Statement on the Platform. Changes to the Privacy Policy will become effective and will apply to the information collected starting on the date Boataffair posts the revised Privacy Policy on the Platform. Users' continued use of the Platform after any change has become effective will constitute Users' acceptance of any change. Accordingly, Boataffair urges Users to frequently review the Privacy Policy posted on the Platform. If the modified Privacy Policy are not acceptable for the User, their only recourse is to cease using the Site, Application and Services. If the User does not close his/her Boataffair Account they will be deemed to have accepted the changes.

 

8. Accessing Users' Information

Boataffair gives Users the opportunity to remove or change personal information that Users have provided to Boataffair or modify Users' preferences. This can be done by emailing Boataffair at welcome@boataffair.com.

 

9. Related Platform and Hyperlinks to Other Websites

Boataffair may include links to websites of other companies unaffiliated with Boataffair. Please note that Boataffair is unable to review all such Platforms and takes no responsibility for their content. Boataffair's Privacy Policy will no longer be in effect once Users leave Boataffair's Platform. Users' use of an external website or any informational content found on an external website is subject to and governed by the terms and guidelines of those website(s). Boataffair does not endorse or make any representations or warranties concerning, and will not in any way be liable for, any informational content, products, services, software, or other materials available on an external website, even if one or more pages of the external websites are framed within a page of Boataffair's Platform. Boataffair is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such websites or for the privacy policies and practices of other third parties.

 

10. Anonymous Information Collected by Boataffair

When Users visit the Platform, Boataffair will capture certain anonymous information about Users' visit that may not by itself reasonably identify Users as the source (collectively, "Usage Information"). Usage Information includes Users' Internet provider's name (e.g., AOL), "click stream" activity such as when Users click on a banner advertisement, Users' IP address, the type of Internet browser Users are using, the location from which Users are visiting the Platform, the type of computer operating system Users are using to access the Platform, the domain name of the website from which Users linked to the Platform, or the areas of the Platform Users visited and the actions Users performed on the Platform. Boataffair will take reasonable measures to ensure that the Usage Information Boataffair collects is not personally identifiable and may not later be easily used to identify Users except as may be required by applicable law.

 

11. Calling up data protection

The User may access, download, save, or print this Privacy Statement at any time.

 

12. Questions

If Users have any questions or comments about this Privacy Policy, please contact Boataffair at: welcome@boataffair.com