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.
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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
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
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 email@example.com.
9. Related Platform and Hyperlinks to Other Websites
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.