Information We Collect
"Personal Information" is information through which you can be identified. No personal information is collected without your knowledge. We only collect Personal Information that you provide voluntarily to us through completing forms and ordering on our websites. When ordering or filling out a form on our site, as appropriate, you may be asked to enter your name, e-mail address and phone number information. The information collected is only what you enter in the form.
"Non-Personal Information" is information about you or your activities through which you cannot be personally identified. When you use the Internet, your web browser or software may transmit certain information to the servers that host the web sites you visit. Such information may include, for example, the unique number assigned to your server or Internet connection (i.e. your IP address), your general geographic location, and your interactions with the Houseboating.org, including what pages you look at and what information you download.
Cookies And Information collected by Advertising Companies
When you visit Houseboating.org, we use "cookies" and similar technologies to help us recognize and serve you better. Cookies are small files that contain information sent by a web site that is saved on your computer's hard drive. Cookies enable us to gather data such as web pages visited, links clicked, and material download. Cookies also are used to put a unique identifier on your computer. This helps us to generate statistics regarding usage of Houseboating.org, such as the percentage of repeat visitors. This information can also help us offer better site experiences and tools.
There are different types of cookies including "browser" cookies (also known as html cookies) and Flash cookies (also known as Local Shared Objects). You can configure your browser to reject browser cookies or to notify you when browser cookies are offered so that you can accept or reject such cookies. However, if you reject browser cookies, you may not be able to conduct some transactions or use some services on the Houseboating.org. However, blocking or deleting browser cookies may not block or delete other types of cookies including Flash cookies. To learn about deleting or blocking Flash cookies, click here.
How We Use Information We Collect
Uses by Houseboating.org
We use personal information you provide only to accomplish the purposes for which you provided that information. This may occasionally include e-mails about seasonal discounts and promotions we think you might be interested in. These e-mails come directly from houseboating.org; we will not sell, exchange, transfer or give your personal information to any other company for any reason other than the express purpose of delivering the service requested or if required by the marina at which a houseboat is rented.
We use Non Personal information we collect only on an aggregate basis and for statistical and demographic purposes only.
How we protect your information
While we want you to feel confident using our site, it is impossible for any website to make absolute guarantees of security. However, we proactively implement a variety of security measures when you place an order, enter, or submit your personal information.
We use secure servers, and all supplied sensitive information is protected by appropriate administrative, technical, and physical security procedures. We use encryption when transmitting your personal information, and we employ firewalls and other technologies to help prevent unauthorized persons from gaining access to your information.
Visiting our web site from outside the United States
If you are visiting our Web site from outside the United States, please be aware that your information may be transferred to, stored, and processed in the United States where our servers are located and our database is operated. Data protection and other laws of the United States and other countries may not be as extensive as those in your country, but please be assured that we make every effort pursuant to laws in the United States to ensure that your privacy is protected. By using our services, you understand that your information may be used by Houseboating.org.
Updated 01-11-17 to allow for sharing an email address if such sharing is required by the marina at which a houseboat is rented.