The Fine Print

PRIVACY POLICY - OUR COMMITMENT TO YOUR PRIVACY

This site is owned and operated by BlueSeas, a division of Offshore Marine. Your privacy on the Internet is of the utmost importance to us. At BlueSeas, we want to make your experience with us online both safe and secure.

Because we gather certain types of information about our users, we feel you should fully understand our policy and the terms and conditions surrounding the capture and use of that information. This privacy statement discloses what information we gather and how we use it.


1. Information BlueSeas gathers and tracks

BlueSeas gathers two types of information about users:

A. User Provided - Information that users provide BlueSeas through optional, voluntary submissions. These are voluntary submissions for advertising, estimates, quotes, proposals, newsletters, or responses to your inquiries that you have requested.

B. BlueSeas Tracking Information - Information BlueSeas gathers through aggregated tracking information derived mainly by tallying page views throughout our sites. This information allows us to better tailor our content and to better understand the demographics of our audience. No personal identifying information is gathered through this process.

Under no circumstances does BlueSeas divulge any information about an individual user to any third party.

2. How BlueSeas Gathers User Information

A. Optional Voluntary Information - We offer the following free and paid services, which require some type of voluntary submission of personal information by users:

Advertising, Estimates, Quotes, Newsletters, and Proposals - BlueSeas gathers the names, addresses, email addresses and other personally identifying information of users who voluntarily request services from us.

B. Usage Tracking - BlueSeas tracks user traffic patterns throughout our site. However, we do not correlate this information with data about individual users. BlueSeas does break down overall usage statistics according to a user's domain name, browser type, and MIME type by reading this information from the browser string (information contained in every user's browser).

BlueSeas sometimes tracks and catalogs the search terms that users enter in order to find our site, but this tracking is never associated with individual users. We use tracking information to determine which areas of our sites users like and don't like based on traffic to those areas. We do not track what individual users read, but rather how well each page performs overall. This helps us continue to build a better service for you.

C. Universal Analytics - BlueSeas also uses a tool called Google Analytics™ to collect information about use of this site. Google Analytics collects information such as how often users visit this site, what pages they view, and other sites they have visited prior to coming to this site. We use this information only to improve this site. Google Analytics collects only IP addresses, it does not collect personally identifying information. We do not combine the information collected through the use of Google Analytics with any personally identifiable information. Google recently released Universal Analytics™ as a replacement of Google Analytics. Universal Analytics is Google’s new operating standard for website data collection, reporting and tracking. It uses a single cookie which assigns a unique, but not personally identifying, visitor ID that allows tracking of the same user between multiple devices and browsers and is able to import data from online and offline devices. The transition to Universal Analytics is expected to occur gradually over time until all users switch over or are otherwise automatically transferred to the Universal Analytics platform at which time Google Analytics is expected to be phased out.

Google’s ability to use and share information collected by Google Analytics about your visits to this site is restricted by the Google Analytics Terms of Use and the Google Privacy Policy.

Information about Universal Analytics is available at Universal Analytics Upgrade Guide and its related Frequently Asked Questions. You can prevent Google Analytics from recognizing you on return visits to this site by disabling cookies on your browser.  However, Universal Analytics will allow tracking even when cookies are disabled.


3. Use of Information

BlueSeas uses any information voluntarily given by our users to provide them with the services they request. As stated above, we use information that users voluntarily provide in order to offer advertising and to send out quotes and proposals. BlueSeas never shares this information with any third parties unless specific approval is first provided by you.

When we use tracking information to determine which areas of our sites users like and don't like based on traffic to those areas. We do not track what individual users read, but rather how well each page performs overall. This helps us continue to build a better service for you. We track search terms entered in search functions as one of many measures of what interests our users. But we don't track which terms a particular user enters.

BlueSeas also uses third party advertising companies to support our site. Some of these advertisers may use technology such as cookies and web beacons when they advertise on our site, which will also send these advertisers information including IP addresses, service providers , the browser you are using, and in some cases, whether you have Flash installed. This information is generally used for geo-targeting purposes. To learn more about this behavioral advertising practice or to opt-out of this type of advertising, you can click here. BlueSeas is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.com and amazon.ca. BlueSeas is also a participant in the Amazon EU Associates Programme, an affiliate advertising programme designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.co.uk.

You can chose to disable or selectively turn off our cookies or third-party cookies in your browser settings, or by managing preferences in programs such as Norton Internet Security. However, this can affect how you are able to interact with the internet as a whole. This could include the inability to login to services or programs, such as logging into forums or accounts.

4. Sharing of the Information

BlueSeas will not share information about individual users with any third party, except to comply with applicable law or valid legal process or to protect the personal safety of our users or the public.

5. Security

BlueSeas’ data network is protected by industry standard firewall and password protection systems. Our security and privacy policies are periodically reviewed and enhanced as necessary and only authorized individuals have access to the information provided by our customers.

6. Children

Consistent with the Federal Children's Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (COPPA), we will never knowingly request personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 13 without requesting parental consent.

7. Your Consent

By using this site, you consent to the collection and use of this information by BlueSeas. If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes on this page so that you are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances we disclose it.


So now you are asking yourself what the hell does all of this Legal Mumbo-Jumbo mean?

Well, simply put:

"We don’t share your information with Anyone, at Any Time, for Any Reason!"

Sound Familiar?


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