By visiting our website, boatingcompass.org, you agree that you have read these terms, that you understand them and that your visit is governed by America’s Boating Compass and the United States Power Squadrons, America’s Boating Club, Privacy and Legal Policy, which may be revised from time to time.
United States Power Squadrons, America’s Boating Club, has created this privacy statement to demonstrate our commitment to privacy and to inform you about the type of information we collect and the use to which we put such information. The following summarizes our data gathering and dissemination practices, which applies for all United States Power Squadrons-affiliated websites, regardless of their location on the internet.
Our online forms ask visitors for contact information (such as an email address). We use the contact information to communicate with our visitor when necessary or appropriate. We do not sell your information or communicate with you outside the topic of boating or boating safety.
We compile information on the IP addresses that contact us so we can improve the services provided by our site, but we don’t provide that information to others. We may keep track of the pages you visited by placing a small entry in a text file called a “cookie” on your hard drive. The cookie contains an identifying number that allows us to track the pages you’ve visited on our site. Information provided by you helps us tailor our site to your needs and interests.
The help function on most browsers contains information on how to set your browser to notify you before accepting a cookie or to disable cookies entirely.
We exercise the same care in managing, transmitting and securing personal information we receive through our websites as we use in dealing with our own personal information. We protect personal information using safeguards that we believe to be appropriate to the sensitivity of the information using security technology commercially available to us. This includes use of passwords and encryption. It’s important to understand that data transmission over the internet isn’t 100% secure. Despite our efforts, we cannot guarantee the absolute security of any information transmitted to us, and therefore, you use our website at your own risk.