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Privacy Policy

Waterway Guide appreciates and respects your trust in us to protect your personal data when you visit and use our Waterway Guide Services Waterway Guide.com ("Website"). You can access our website without disclosing your personal data, however, in some instances to ensure that you have a good experience using our website we sometimes collect information about you. Individually identifiable information about you is not willfully disclosed to any third party without first receiving your permission or as explained in this privacy policy. This Privacy Policy explains how we collect information from you, how we use it and what your rights are. From time to time we may make changes to this Privacy Policy which would be noted by an update to this Privacy Policy on our website. By visiting our website you are accepting and consenting to the practices described in the Privacy Policy.

Waterway Guide and Cookies

Upon your first visit to our website, Waterway Guide may send a "cookie" to your computer. A cookie is a small file that holds a certain amount of data that identifies you as a unique user. It may then be stored on your computer's hard drive and can be accessed by our web server. Waterway Guide does this by storing this information but it does not identify you as an individual and is used to only for tracking site use so that we can improve user preferences and patterns of how people use the website. We might also place a "cookie" on your hard drive that will help us to identify you when you return to the site and allow us to tailor content to your personal preferences. Waterway Guide uses cookies to improve the quality of our service and to better understand our user base. Waterway Guide does this by storing user preferences in cookies and by tracking user trends and patterns of how people use the website. Waterway Guide will not disclose its cookies to third parties except as required by a valid legal process such as a search warrant, subpoena, statute, or court order. Most browsers are initially set up to accept cookies. You can reset your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. Be aware, however, that some parts of the Waterway Guide Services may not function properly if you refuse cookies.

Individually identifiable information about you is not willfully disclosed to any third party without first receiving your permission or as explained in this privacy policy.

What Information Do We Collect and Use of Your Information

Data that is provided to us is stored on our secure servers. Details relating to any transactions entered into on our site will be encrypted to ensure its safety. Where we have given you (or where you have chosen) a password so that you can access certain parts of our site, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. Waterway Guide does not collect any unique information about you (such as your name, email address, etc.) except when you specifically and knowingly provide such information. For example, Waterway Guide DOES collect such information from those users registering as Forum Users and/or User Editors as well as information provided if you purchase something from our Ship Store. Any names provided with comments, feedback or reviews through the website may be published along with that individual's comments, feedback and reviews, but email addresses will not be published. Waterway Guide notes and saves information such as time of day, browser type, browser language, and IP address with each query. That information is used to verify our records and to provide more relevant services to users. For example, Waterway Guide may use your IP address or browser language to determine which language to use when showing search results or advertisements.

Third Party Content, Links to Other Sites and Plug-ins

This site contains links to other websites not owned by Waterway Guide. The stories/sites displayed and/or linked to by our website are developed by people over whom Waterway Guide exercises no control. Other links are also on sites not controlled by Waterway Guide. These other sites may send their own cookies to users, collect data, or solicit personal information. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the privacy practices of those, or any other, sites. If you have questions about how those websites collect and use data, you should carefully read those sites' privacy policies.

These sites may also offer you the ability to interact with social plugins from social media sites, such as Facebook (facebook.com), LinkedIn (linkedin.com) and Twitter (twitter.com). The social media sites may receive data when you visit a website that has plugins. In some cases, Waterway Guide may know that you clicked on a social plugin such as a Facebook Like button, or receive other information from the social media sites. Similarly, if you have previously provided personally identifiable information to a third-party operating a plug-in on this website, then this third-party may recognize you on this website. Your use of social network plugins is subject to each social media site's privacy policy, which may be different from ours, so please read these policies carefully to understand their policies and your options. As with linked sites, Waterway Guide has no control over the information that is collected, stored, or used by social network plugins.

Children's Privacy

We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under the age of 13. If we learn that we have personal information on a child under the age of 13, we will delete that information from our systems.

Your consent and changes to the Privacy Policy

By using our website, you consent to the collection and use of your information as we have outlined in this policy and to our Terms of Service Policy. Waterway Guide may decide to change this Privacy Policy from time to time. When we do, we will post those changes on this page so that you are always aware of the information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances we disclose it.

Who can I ask if I have additional questions?

Feel free to contact us any time and we'll answer any additional questions you may have.