Privacy Policy

Last updated: May 18, 2020
  1. Types of Information Gathered about Users
National Vessel Name Registry LLC, a Florida limited liability company, which owns and operates boatnameregistry.com (referred to hereafter as “we” or “us” or “BNR”) appreciates that you care how information about you (“You” or “User”) gathered on boatnameregistry.com (“Site”) is used and shared. This information enables us to provide you with services and products and helps us to personalize and improve our services (“Services”). Here are the types of information we gather:
  • Information You Give Us:  We receive and may store any information you enter on the Site or provide us in any way. For example, you provide us with information when you complete the forms on this Site, sign up as a Member, submit an inquiry or provide feedback, or interact with the Site in other ways. We may ask you to provide us with certain personally identifiable information, such as your name, email address, phone number, mailing address, your boat name, home port, state registration information, and insurance information. Some of the information we ask you to provide is mandatory and some may be optional. If you do not provide the mandatory information requested for a particular activity, you will not be permitted to participate in that activity.
  • Automatic Information:  We receive, analyze, and store certain types of information whenever you interact with the Site, whether or not you have agreed to the BNR Terms of Use and Membership. For example, we may collect the IP address used to connect your computer to the Internet, your email address, information about your browser and operating system, the Uniform Resource Locators of the websites you visit before and after our Site, and information about how you move around our Site.
  • Cookies: We may place session cookies, preference cookies, and security cookies on your computer. These cookies help us operate the Site, prevent fraud, personalize your experience on our Site by remembering your preferences and various settings, ensure security, and improve our Services. A cookie is a small piece of information that a website can send to your browser and may then be stored on your computer’s hard drive. You may be able to block, delete, or disable cookies, but doing so may prevent you from taking advantage of some or all the Services.
  • Tags, Scripts, and Beacons: We may use tags, scripts, and web beacons to track your activity on the Site so we can understand how the Site is used and to improve our Services.
  • Information on Facebook®, Instagram®, and Social Media:  If you link through, to, or otherwise interact with our Site through Facebook, Instagram, or other social media account, you may also provide us with information from your social media account.
  • Information from Other Sources:  We may combine information you provide us with information from third parties to correct our records, personalize your experience, or enhance our services. This may include, but is not limited to, information from our Third Party Service Providers.
  1. How BNR Shares the Information It Receives
Information about our Users is a critical part of our business. We will not sell your personally identifiable information to others, but we may share User information with others in the following ways:
  • With Other Authorized Third-Party Service Providers:  We have agreements with other companies and individuals to perform functions on our behalf (“Third-Party Service Providers”), such as processing your payments, providing marketing assistance, operating or hosting our Site, and analyzing data (Google Analytics). We may share your personally identifiable information with these Third-Party Service Providers so they can provide the services that we have contracted with them to provide. The use of your personally identifiable information by such parties is subject to their privacy policies and is not subject to our control.
  • With Other Websites:  Our Site may include links to other websites. When you access these links, you may be directed away from our Site. We are not responsible for the privacy practices of other sites and encourage you to read their privacy statements. We also may have advertisements in the future on the Site. While we will not sell your personal information to advertisers, we may share aggregate information about our Members. You can obtain useful information about Internet advertising companies, including how to opt out of their information collection, by contacting the Networking Advertising Initiative at http://www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp.
  • To Parent or Affiliated Companies:  While we currently do not have a parent company, subsidiaries, or any other companies under a common control, we may in the future, and we may share your personally identifiable information with these companies, in which case we will require them to honor this Privacy Policy.
  • In a Change of Ownership:  As we continue to develop our business, we might merge with or be acquired by another company. If this happens, the successor company could acquire the information we maintain, but personally identifiable information would remain subject to this Privacy Policy.
  • For BNR’s Protection or the Protection of Others:  We may disclose your personally identifiable information if we believe in good faith that such disclosure is necessary to comply with the law or a court order, enforce this Privacy Policy, or protect the rights, property, or safety of BNR, our Site users, our Members, or others.
  1. Security of Your Information
When we collect and store your personally identifiable information as outlined above, it is stored through a cloud service. You acknowledge that, even with reasonable security measures in place, third parties might unlawfully intercept or access transmissions or private communications. It is also important for you to protect against unauthorized access to your computer, secure your password, and sign off when you finish using a shared computer. When you pay for membership or another service through our Site, payment is processed through a third-party credit-card processor, which has its own privacy policy regarding the use of your information.
  1. Managing Your Information
You have options for managing your personally identifiable information held by BNR:
  • We will not send you third party promotional emails without your permission. As a condition of agreeing to this Privacy Policy, however, you agree to receive from us promotional and administrative emails related to your activity on our Site or to our Services, including announcements about new features or changes to the Site or our Services.
  • If you no longer want to use the Site, you may ask us to stop sending you promotional emails by emailing us at support@boatnameregistry.com. Your personal information may remain in our historical records, but you will no longer receive emails from us about new features or changes to the Site or our Services unless you begin using the Site again.
  • If you no longer want to participate as a Member, you may ask us to delete your information on the semi-public Member area(s) of the Site, although your information may continue to reside in archived copies of our Site content.
  • Please note that, because there is no consistent industry understanding of how to respond to “Do Not Track” signals, we do not alter our data collection and usage practices when we detect such a signal from your browser.
If you are in a state that has adopted data privacy protection regulations, such as California, then some or all of the following may be applicable to you: To the extent state regulations regarding the processing of your personal data (“Personal Data”) apply to us, under certain circumstances we may be considered a “data controller.” Personal Data includes your name, address, email address, telephone number, credit card information, social security number, and geolocation, some of which we may collect and process and some of which may be collected and processed by third parties. These third parties may be considered “data controllers” in their own right, and you should review their privacy policies. We process your Personal Data only as necessary to offer and provide products to you. Our legal basis for processing includes:
  • Complying with legal requirements.
  • Managing and improving our Site and our relationship with you.
  • Providing you with information about our products and offerings.
We will retain your Personal Data only for so long as reasonably necessary for your membership, provide services to you, and offer additional products to you. We also retain your Personal Data for the time necessary to meet legal requirements and any applicable statute of limitations. Depending upon the laws applicable to you, the following rights may apply:
  • You have the right to object to our processing your Personal Data and, upon receiving such notice, we will stop processing your data, which may mean we cannot provide products or services to you.
  • You may restrict our processing your Personal Data.
  • You may ask to update your Personal Data on a going-forward basis.
  • You may request a copy of your Personal Data that we have stored and maintained.
  • You may request that your Personal Data be deleted, but some Personal Data may not be deleted for legitimate legal reasons.
  • You may request that your Personal Data be transferred to another party.
If you ask to exercise any of the above rights, you must send the request to our designated request address at Privacy Department, support@boatnameregistry.com. We will respond to your request as soon as possible.
  1. Children’s Privacy Issues
We do not knowingly collect information from anyone under the age of 13. If you are aware of any instance where we have collected information from or about someone under the age of 13, please inform us immediately.
  1. Changes to This Privacy Policy
We reserve the right to modify this Privacy Policy at any time. Changes will take effect immediately upon posting, so please review this policy whenever you visit this Site. If we make material changes to the policy, we will notify you by noting a new date at the top of the policy so you know it has been updated since your last visit to the Site.
  1. Contacting Us
If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, you may contact us at any time by email to support@boatnameregistry.com.