Boathouse Group, Inc. Privacy Policy

 

May 30, 2019

This policy describes the privacy practices of Boathouse Group, Inc. (“Boathouse”) on our website, social media sites, and in our client interactions.  It also describes our privacy practices when you visit other websites where we may collect data on behalf of our clients.

This Privacy Policy explains:

This Policy applies to the Boathouse and our websites, social media sites and handles, emails we send, as well as the information we collect when you interact with us through other websites (our “Services”). It also applies anywhere it is linked. It does not apply to non-Boathouse websites and mobile applications that may link to the Services or be linked to or from the Services; please review the privacy policies on those websites and applications directly to understand their privacy practices.

For questions about our privacy practices, contact us at:

Boathouse Group, Inc.
260 Charles Street
Suite 400
Waltham, MA 02453
(781) 663-6600
Email: info@boathouseinc.com

Information We Collect

Information you give us: Some of the Services may include features or services that permit you to enter contact information and other information about you. We collect and store any information you enter on our Services. This includes:

  • First and last name, phone, number and email address information when contacting us for more information.

  • Any information or data you provide by interacting in or by commenting on content posted on our Services. Please note that these comments are also visible to other users of our Services.

  • If you contact us, we may keep a record of that correspondence and any contact information provided.

Information We Collect Automatically When You Use Our Services: When you interact with the Services, certain information about your use of our Services is automatically collected. Much of this information is collected through cookies, web beacons, and other tracking technologies, as well as through your web browser or device.  This includes:

  • Details of your visits to our site and information generated in the course of the use our site (including the timing, frequency and pattern of service use) including, but not limited to, traffic data, location data, weblogs and other communication data, the resources that you access, and how you reached our site.

  • Details regarding the device you use to access our Services, including, but not limited to, your IP address, operating system and browser type.

  • Information about how you interact with our ads and newsletters, including whether you open or click links in any correspondence.

  • Information that you make available to us on a social media platform including your account ID or username and other information included in your posts.

Please see below for more information about how automatic collection of information works when you visit our website.

Information We Collect on Behalf of Our Clients: We provide services to commercial persons and entities (each, a “Client” and collectively, “Clients”).  When you interact with our Clients’ websites and mobile applications, we may collect certain information about your use of their services through cookies in accordance to the Client’s policies.  If you prefer to opt-out of this collection of data, you may be able to modify your browser setting to disable or reject cookies. If you delete your cookies or if you set your browser to decline cookies, some features of the websites may not be available, work, or work as designed. Please consult the privacy policies of websites that you visit for more details regarding how the data collection works on those websites.

How We Use and Protect Your Information

We may use the information we collect from you for the following purposes:

  • To provide you with the best service and improve and grow our business, including understanding our customer base and understanding the effectiveness of our marketing.

  • To detect, investigate, and prevent activities that may violate our policies or be fraudulent or illegal, and to comply with legal requirements regarding the provision of products and services.

How We Secure the Information We Collect From or About You

We use a combination of physical, technical, and administrative safeguards to protect the information we collect through the Services.  While we use these precautions to safeguard your information, we cannot guarantee the security of the networks, systems, servers, devices, and databases we operate or that are operated on our behalf.

Our Sharing of Your Information

  • Service Providers: We engage third party service providers to perform functions on our behalf such as: website, software, and data storage, content management, database management, technical integration, marketing automation, analytics, and site optimization.

  • Our Clients: If we collect your information on behalf of one of our clients, we may share that information with that client. Please review the privacy policies of the websites you visit to understand how our clients may use your data.

  • Social Media Platforms: Where you choose to interact with us through social media, your interaction with these programs typically allows the third party to collect some information about you through digital cookies they place on your device and other tracking mechanisms. In some cases, the third party may recognize you through its digital cookies even when you do not interact with their application.  Please visit the third parties’ respective privacy policies to better understand their data collection practices and controls they make available to you.

  • Third parties involved in advertising: We partner with third parties who assist us in serving advertising regarding the Services to you when you leave the Services.   As described below, these third parties may use tracking technologies on our website to collect or receive information from the Services and elsewhere on the internet and use that information to provide measurement services and target ads. While Boathouse will not share information that identifies you by name with unaffiliated third parties for their own uses, such third parties may, with sufficient data from other sources, be able to personally identify you.

Additional Information About our Data Collection and Sharing Practices

Change of Ownership or Corporate Organization:We may transfer to another entity or its affiliates or service providers some or all information about you in connection with, or during negotiations of, any merger, acquisition, sale of assets or any line of business, change in ownership control, or financing transaction. We cannot promise that an acquiring party or the merged entity will have the same privacy practices or treat your information the same as described in this Policy.

Cross-border Transfer of Data: If you use our Services outside of the United States, you understand that we may collect, process, and store your personal information in the United States and other countries.  The laws in the U.S. regarding personal information may be different from the laws of your state or country.  Any such transfers will comply with safeguards as required by relevant law.  By using the Services, you consent to the collection, international transfer, storage, and processing of your data.

Our Practices Regarding Information Belonging to Children: The Services are intended for users age thirteen and older. Boathouse does not knowingly collect personal information from children. If we discover that we have inadvertently collected personal information from anyone younger than the age of 13, we will delete that information.

Your Options and Rights

If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, you can click the unsubscribe link at the bottom of any email bulletin, or email us at info@boathouseinc.com and we will promptly remove you from all correspondence.

Changes to This Policy

We may make changes to this Policy from time to time. We will post any changes, and such changes will become effective when they are posted. Your continued use of our Services following the posting of any changes will mean you accept those changes.

Additional Information About Our Use of Tracking Technologies and Interest-Based Advertising

Boathouse relies on partners to provide many features of our sites and services using data about your use of the Boathouse and other sites. We use cookies for the following purposes:

  • Site Operations: Enabling features that are necessary for providing you the services on our site, such as tracking content views.

  • Analytics: Allowing us to understand how our Services are being used, track site performance and make improvements.

  • Personalized Advertising: Delivering tailored advertising based on your preferences or interests across services and devices and measuring the effectiveness of ads.

  • Below is a list of these partners with links to more information their use of your data and how to exercise your options regarding tracking.

Category

Partner

Further Information

Analytics

Google

How Google users information from sites or apps that use our services

Personalized Advertising, Social Media

Facebook

Data Policy

Personalized Advertising

LinkedIn

Privacy Policy

Most web browsers automatically accept cookies but, if you prefer, you can usually modify your browser setting to disable or reject cookies. If you delete your cookies or if you set your browser to decline cookies, some features of the Services may not be available, work, or work as designed. You may also be able to opt out of or block tracking by interacting directly with the third-parties who conduct tracking through our Services.

You can learn more about ad serving companies and the options available to limit their collection and use of your information by visiting the websites linked above. Similarly, you can learn about your options to opt-out of mobile app tracking by certain advertising networks through your device settings and by resetting the advertiser ID on your Apple or Android device.

Please note that opting-out of advertising networks services does not mean that you will not receive advertising while using our Services or on other websites, nor will it prevent the receipt of interest-based advertising from third parties that do not participate in these programs. It will, however, exclude you from interest-based advertising conducted through participating networks, as provided by their policies and choice mechanisms.  If you delete your cookies, you may also delete your opt-out preferences.

Your browser or device may include “Do Not Track” functionality. At this time, Boathouse does not respond to browser “Do Not Track” signals.