WEBSITE PRIVACY POLICY

howesoundmarine.com is an information and sales website provided by Howe Sound Marine Ltd. that delivers boating-related information and sales events to boaters in the Lower Mainland of British Columbia.

Howe Sound Marine Ltd. respects the privacy of every person who visits this website and makes every effort to protect the privacy and confidentiality of any personal information collected here. We have created this Privacy Policy to demonstrate our firm commitment to your privacy.

Our staff is responsible for maintaining our commitment to this policy and to protecting your personal information, and they take this responsibility seriously.

Collection of personal information will be limited to that which is necessary for the purposes identified by Howe Sound Marine Ltd., and all information will be collected by fair and lawful means.

Please read the Privacy Policy to understand how your personal information will be treated as you make full use of the information and services of Howe Sound Marine Ltd.

USE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION

Our client relationships are very important to us and we make it our business to protect your business. All personal information supplied by you will remain with Howe Sound Marine Ltd. and will not be shared with anyone except for the express purpose of providing our services for work that has been requested and for the marketing of our services to you.

Personal information is not collected, used or disclosed by Howe Sound Marine Ltd. for purposes other than those for which it was collected, except with your express consent or as required by law. Howe Sound Marine Ltd. will only disclose personal information about you to unrelated third parties after you have been informed in advance of the possibility of such use and disclosure and have consented. Personal information is retained by Howe Sound Marine Ltd. as long as is necessary for the fulfillment of those purposes or as required by law.

PRIVACY STATEMENT

Types of information collected:

It is important for you to know that two types of information may be collected each time you use howesoundmarine.com.

Statistical information: Statistics on an aggregate basis are collected each time you browse, register, or access services or information from our site.

Personal information: Personal information collected and provided by you, such as user-name, passwords, and identifying information that may include but is not limited to your name, email address and phone number; where this information is required to access howesoundmarine.com tools and services.

Personal information you choose to share: Throughout howesoundmarine.com, you may have the opportunity to request information, send emails, register for programs or events, participate in online surveys or contests, use classified services, provide comments on a story, publish an opinion, access a newsletter or blog and other promotions sponsored by Howe Sound Marine Ltd. If you choose to participate, you may be providing Howe Sound Marine and/or third parties with some type of personal information. You can be assured that if you choose to provide any personal information to us, Howe Sound Marine Ltd. will use it only for the purposes specified here and at the time of collection. Additionally, usage information may be aggregated and analyzed so that we can judge our systems’ performance. In addition, we will use it to respond to your request, and to notify you of updated information, changes to the site or, with your permission, new products and services we think may be of interest.

Howe Sound Marine Ltd. will not share information with governmental authorities unless legally required to do so, but may cooperate with such authorities in investigating claims of illegal activity such as, but not limited to, illegal transfer of copyright material, or user web-site postings or email messages that contain threats of violence. We do not sell or rent any data collected about or from you, or provide access to such data to anyone outside of Howe Sound Marine Ltd. other than you, except as described above.

BLOGS:

We share industry related information on our blog. Howe Sound Marine Ltd. may not agree with all opinions posted and can moderate the blog and remove comments without notice. Should you post a comment, you agree that Howe Sound Marine Ltd. may display contact details that have been provided with the comment. By posting comments you agree to indemnify Howe Sound Marine Ltd., all officers and employees, from and against all liabilities, judgments, damages and costs (including legal costs) incurred as a result of any comments you post.

LINKS:

Our website contains links to other websites. When you leave howesoundmarine.com the privacy statements of the third parties will apply. Howe Sound Marine Ltd. is not responsible for the privacy policies and practices of such websites. Should you find a link from any website in the howesoundmarine.com environment that you feel is inappropriate, do not hesitate to contact us immediately.

You should note that every request for personal information from howesoundmarine.com may contain an Howe Sound Marine Ltd. identification logo. If you do not see such a logo on the form requesting personal information from you, you should know that you may have left howesoundmarine.com. At that point, a third party website is gathering personal information from you and the privacy policy of the third party web-site will apply.

COOKIES:

Some Howe Sound Marine Ltd. applications may use cookies. A cookie is a small data file that certain websites write to your hard drive when you visit them. A cookie file can contain information such as a user ID that the site uses to track the pages you have visited. Cookies can track user traffic patterns, recognize your computers’ browser when you return and could provide personalized content without requiring sign-in. You can refuse cookies by turning them off in your browser. However, they may be required to use some of the applications in howesoundmarine.com.

CHANGES TO THIS PRIVACY POLICY

By using howesoundmarine.com, you are consenting to the collection and use of information as described in this policy. Howe Sound Marine Ltd. may amend this policy from time to time. If we make substantial changes in the way we use your personal information we will notify you by posting an announcement on the front page of howesoundmarine.com. By continuing to use howesoundmarine.com after any such changes are posted, you are consenting to those changes.

REMOVING YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION:

If you wish to have your personal information removed from our data base, please contact us.

If you have any questions about this privacy statement or the practices of this site, you can contact us at any time at:

HOWE SOUND MARINE LTD.
P. O. Box 604
Lions Bay, BC
V0N 2E0

Telephone: 604.921.7124