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Although we make our best effort to ensure the accuracy of information presented on this site, errors do occur and  Boat Watch Network cannot be held responsible for the results of using or misusing any of the information contained in these pages.

This website offers links to other sites as a convenience to our readers; Boat Watch Network has no control over the content of external websites and can not be held responsible for the content delivered by those sites.

Although we try our best, the information contained in ANY of these web pages is not warranted nor guaranteed to be one hundred percent accurate or current.  Boat Watch Network assumes NO responsibility or liability for any information contained in the web pages or information from any of the “hyperlinks.”


Any reference from the International Boat Watch Network Web server service to any non-government entity, product, service or information does not constitute an endorsement or recommendation by the International Boat Watch Network or any of its’ net controls.  We are not responsible for the contents of any “off-site” web pages referenced from the International Boat Watch Network Web server.


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Privacy Policy

Last Revised: September 1, 2019

This website is provided as a public service by Boat Watch Network. Information presented on this website is considered public information and may be distributed or copied.  Use of appropriate byline/photo/image credits is requested.

Site Management Data:

For each HTTP (which is what your Web browser generates when you request a page or part of a page from a Web site) request received, we collect and store only the following information:

  • Date and time
  • Originating IP address
  • Type of browser and operating system used (if provided by the browser)
  • URL of the referring page (if provided by the browser)
  • Object requested
  • Completion status of the request
  • Pages visited

We use the information that we collect to measure the number of visitors to the different areas of our site, to help us make our site more useful to visitors. This includes analyzing these logs periodically to determine the traffic through our servers, the number of pages served, and the level of demand for pages and topics of interest.  The logs may be preserved indefinitely and used at any time and in any way necessary to prevent security breaches and to ensure the integrity of the data on our servers.

The Use of “Cookies”:

Boat Watch Network does not use “persistent cookies” or other persistent tracking technology.

Consent to Voluntary Information Collection and Sharing:

All the information users submit to Boat Watch Network, is done on a voluntary basis.  When a user clicks the “Submit” button on any of the website forms found on Boat Watch Network, site they are indicating voluntarily consent to the conditions outlined in this policy. We collect personally identifiable information (e.g., name, address, phone number, e-mail address) only if you provide it. In all cases, the information collected is used to respond to user inquiries or to provide services requested by our users.

How E-mail is Handled:

We use information you send us by e-mail only for the purpose for which it is submitted (e.g., to answer a question, to send information).  In addition, if you do choose to provide information, it is only used to respond to your request or to provide a service you are requesting.  Information we receive by e-mail is disclosed to the public only pursuant to the laws and policies governing the dissemination of information.  However, information submitted to Boat Watch Network, becomes a record and therefore might be subject to a Freedom of Information Act request.

Links to Other Sites:

The Boat Watch Network website may contain links to other websites or applications that are not owned or operated by us.  If you click on a third party link, you will be directed to that third party’s website.  You are responsible to understand and accept their Privacy Policies. We have no control over and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies or practices of any third party sites or services.

How information is used:

Information Boat Watch Network collects is used for a variety of purposes.  We make every effort to clearly disclose at the point of collection how information is used and allow our website visitors to determine whether they wish to provide the information.

How long information is retained:

We retain the information we collect. You may contact us to remove your information from our database by contacting Glenn Tuttle, Glenn@BoatWatch.org

Security of Data:

The security of your data is important to us, but remember that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage is 100% secure.  While we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your Personal Data, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

Children’s Privacy:

We do not knowingly collect or request personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 18.  If you are a parent or guardian and you are aware that your children has provided us with Personal Data, please contact us.  If we become aware that we have collected Personal Data from children without verification of parental consent, we will take steps to remove that information from our servers.

Privacy Act System of Records:

Boat Watch Network, does not maintain and retrieve information submitted to it based upon personal identifiers (name, email addresses, etc.).  Consequently, the Boat Watch Network website does not use or collect information for any Privacy Act System of Records.

Information Protection:

For site security purposes and to ensure that this service remains available to all users, this computer system employs software programs to monitor network traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information, or otherwise cause damage.  If such monitoring reveals evidence of possible abuse or criminal activity, such evidence may be provided to appropriate law enforcement officials.  Unauthorized attempts to upload or change information on this server are strictly prohibited and may be punishable under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of 1986 and the National Information Infrastructure Protection Act or other law.

Contact Us:

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact us by email: Glenn@BoatWatch.org