This Privacy Policies is applied to all the users who visit our website including guests. "Personal Information" is information related to you which includes your name, address, contact number and email id and non-public information is associated with the preceding. "Automatically Gathered Information" is the information collected when you visit our site.
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INFORMATION WE GATHER
As soon as you register with the site, we collect and store the Personal information that is related to you or the account you set up with Myhoseboats.com (your "Account"). Such information includes your first and last name, your User ID, password, preferred currency, your communication address, with zip/postal code, phone number, email address and valid financial account (i.e. credit card) information. Other information displayed in the registration page is optional which you may fill up on request in the future for further information needed from you to help us to serve you better and may deliver personalized information to you. We may use and deliver these Personal Information you provide us with additional information for marketing purposes. In addition, if you even add a vendor to your planning tools, or can provide a review of a new vendor, which we will automatically add that vendor's information to our catalogue (without any link back to you).
Using of the Site requires you to establish a User ID and password. You will be responsible of keeping your password as confidential and for any action that occurs as a result of you sharing your password to a third party. We are not responsible for any such activities. MyHouseboats.com is not concerned for any loss or damages which is caused because of the failure to maintain the password as confidential. So please be careful in these things.
Online Surveys and Contests
MyHouseboats.com may conduct user surveys to know about “our user’s preferences”, which helps to serve you better. But these surveys are optional, and we assure the confidentiality of keeping your responses as anonymous. These surveys may not be directly conducted by us, but will be done and processed through third parties. Similarly, we may offer contests to all the qualifying users in which we may ask for further contact and demographic information which includes your name, address, mail ids and contact number. We assure that the survey results are not shared to any third parties in a personally identifiable form. The demographic information that MyHouseboats.com collects in the registration process and through surveys may be used to serve you better and to improve our services and site to meet the needs and preferences of our users. This may include in targeting the advertisement which describes our services and site. Please note that the Information we gather through contests may be disclosed to third parties when necessary for prize delivery and for other aspects which is included in the contest.
MyHouseboats.com holds the right to retain all information submitted by the users assessing our Site, which includes reviews, public profile information, survey collected information’s (created by us or any other third party), personal messages sent through the Site, and posts to message boards or forums. We may use these Personal Information that you provide us with additional information purchased from third parties for marketing purposes.
Automatically Gathered Information
Email to Friends Feature and Referral Program
MyHouseboats.com lets you easily link your Profiles with your friends/affiliates via email. MyHouseboats.com also provides the ability to send friends/affiliates emails through MyHouseboats.com. If you choose to use either of the above features you are actually giving us the permission to use your mail id to message or mail to your contacts.
HOW WE USE AND DISCLOSE INFORMATION
We may use your information (including Personal Information and Automatically Gathered Information) for our own internal purposes and we will inform you through email about the updates in our Services and will provide you with information relating to e-commerce transactions that you conduct with the Site. We reserve the right to disclose your information as required by law. We also reserve the right to transfer your Personal Information as part of a transfer of all or part of MyHouseboats.com's assets to a buyer, as described in "Acquisition," below.
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The MyHouseboats.com Community
This portion of the Site is dedicated for the Users. It includes public discussion and communication forum whereby the content (best practices, suggestions, etc.) is generated by the MyHouseboats.com Community. By your participation to this portion of the site, you should know that the information posted will be remained in the public domain and will be publicly available. MyHouseboats.com Staffs may examine this content or other user behavior at regular intervals to confirm that the terms of service are not being intercepted and MyHouseboats.com may remove any content that is inappropriate and it will be MyHouseboats.com's sole discretion. We strongly recommend that you avoid posting your Personal Information in this forum, and you may not post the Personal Information of any other person on the forum too.
The MyHouseboats.com Reviews System
The MyHouseboats.com vendor review system follows a central repository for standard ratings and reviews of houseboat vendors by their customers . When you are submitting a review or a counter-review on the MyHouseboats.com Site, your MyHouseboats.com Profile information will be made available as a part of the review posting. If you provide a review for a vendor which is not yet part of our catalogue, or if you add a new vendor to your planning tools, we will use the information that you provide about the vendor to notify the vendor that a review has been completed and that may add the vendor to our catalogue. We will also seek that vendor's greater involvement with our Site. You have the option to hide your profile under a unique MyHouseboats.com screen name.
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We may send you email communications including the information which we think is convenient to you. You may opt out of receiving these email communications either when you register to become a member or via the preferences section in your account settings. We use third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit our website. These third parties may use these information about your visits to this site and other websites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services which you may be interested. Please note that the choices you make are specific to the browser and that if you need to opt-out again if you are using a different browser.
Co-Branded or Partnered Services
MyHouseboats.com may collaborate with the third parties for co-branding or partnering relationships with third-party and to provide products and Services to our Users. MyHouseboats.com may share your Personal Information, including your User ID and password, with certain co-branded third-party service or product providers as required to provide a specific product or service that you request from a co-branded page or co-branded site.
We may provide your Personal Information to third party contractors who work on behalf of or with MyHouseboats.com to provide you with such Services, to help us communicate with you or to maintain the Site. However, these contractors do not have any independent right to share your Personal Information.
MyHouseboats.com cooperates with all law enforcement inquiries, as well as other third parties to enforce laws, such as: intellectual property rights, duplicity, pilfering, intimidation and other rights. We can (and you authorize us to) disclose any information about you if we believe in good faith that such disclosure is necessary to (a) comply with relevant laws or to respond to court order or warrants served on us; (b) protect or defend the rights or property of MyHouseboats.com or third parties; or (c) assist in any investigation.
We may create Anonymous Information records from Personal Information by excluding information (such as names) that makes the information personally identifiable to you. We may use this Anonymous Information to analyze any inquiry, request and usage patterns so that we may enhance Services and the Site. We reserve the right to use and disclose Anonymous Information to third parties in our discretion. "Anonymous Information" means information that is not associated with or linked to your Personal Information; Anonymous Information does not permit the identification of individual persons.
Comments Submitted by Users
MyHouseboats.com constantly seeks to improve the quality of the services we provide and the User experience on the Site. We value your input and encourage you to help us expand more and to make improvements to the Site by providing us with any thoughts or comments that is concerned the operation of the Site. You can submit your comments to us by clicking on the link "Suggestions" at the bottom of most of the pages on the Site. The "Suggestions" page will already contain your login information. We will use your login information to acknowledge or respond to your comments. Submitting comments via the "Suggestions" page will not cause you to receive any secondary or promotional material, unless you request. All ideas, suggestions comments and proposals you send to MyHouseboats.com are non-confidential and shall become the sole property of MyHouseboats.com. MyHouseboats.com shall own all rights therein, including all intellectual property rights. MyHouseboats.com shall be entitled to use and/or disseminate the Submissions in any manner and for any purpose whatsoever, commercial or otherwise, without compensation or credit to you. We will not identify you as the source of a suggestion or a comment without your consent.
We are using reasonable methods to keep your Personal Information secure in our files and systems. Our Payment System is operated using secure Internet connections, using SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) encryption, to help protect your financial data. Please note that however, with current technology, we cannot guarantee the security of your data as it travels over the Internet.
THIS SITE CONTAINS LINKS TO OTHER SITES
MyHouseboats.com is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of any other Web Sites to which the Site links or which link to the Site. When you click on a link you may be taken to a location on the Internet that is not part of the MyHouseboats.com Site. To check what Internet location you are on, note the URL at the top and/or bottom of your browser. We encourage you to read the posted privacy statement of that Web Site whenever interacting with any Web Site.
MyHouseboats.com Web sites are designed and intended for use by adults. We do not intentionally gather Personal Information about persons who are under the age of 18.
TERMINATING YOUR MEMBERSHIP/ACCOUNT
We save your Personal Information until your membership with us is terminated and you unsubscribe to email notifications. To terminate your membership, you can contact the Customer Service at support@MyHouseboats.com. If you terminate your membership, your Personal/Profile Information cannot be recovered thereafter. You may continue to receive email communications for a short period of time until we have updated all of our databases. After termination of your membership, your Personal Information may remain on our archived database and records. Notwithstanding the above, we will maintain information on Users who have been removed for violating our Membership Agreement, and we will maintain the email addresses in our unsubscribe lists.