Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy
Effective: October 2007

This Privacy Policy describes the principles and practices that apply to personal information collected from users of our services ("you") on the websites at which this policy is posted (each, a "Site"), including (but not including third party pages hosted at or available through that URL).  This Policy also applies to personal information you submit to us in any other manner, including by telephone or through e-mail communications, or in interviews, surveys, sweepstakes, contests, or raffles.

"Personal information" includes information that can be used to distinguish your identity, such as your residence address, telephone numbers, driver's license number, etc.  Categories of personal information that we collect include, for example:

•    Basic identifying information such as e-mail address and first and last names
•    Security information such as password, secret question and answer
•    Contact information such as address and phone number
•    Billing information such as credit or check card, expiration date, billing address and account history
•    Travel and entertainment preferences
•    Ratings and reviews of travel-related services
•    E-newsletter selections and preferences
•    Direct marketing contact preferences
•    Purchase history
•    Contest and sweepstakes entries
•    Complaints, questions and information submitted to customer service agents or similar individuals either in person, by phone, by e-mail or by entry on a Site
•    Site behavior such as pages visited or searches requested
•    Browser information such as browser version, connection speed, IP address and the presence of various related plug-ins and tools such as media players

If you do not agree with these terms, do not provide any personal information to us. If you refuse or withdraw your consent, or if you choose not to provide us with any required personal information, we may not be able to provide you with products or services that can be offered on our Site only through access to certain personal information.

Minors (as defined under the laws of their jurisdiction or residence) are not eligible to register for, use, or purchase products or services available on the Sites. We do not knowingly collect personal information from any Minor, and will not use this information if we discover that it has been provided by a Minor.

Personal and Demographic Data Collected by Yachting Promotions, Inc.
When you register on the Site, we ask for your name, email address, postal code, year of birth, gender, country of residence, and in some instances information pertaining to your personal interests . You can access and update this information by accessing the "Update My Account" Web page. If you have difficulty reaching this page, please visit our "Customer Feedback" Web page.

During or after registration, or in connection with other interactive features such as entering a contest or promotion, Yachting Promotions, Inc. may also ask for other personal information, such as your personal interests, address, birth date, occupation, and income range. Yachting Promotions, Inc. might collect this information through personal interest forms, surveys, or contests. We also ask whether you want to receive emails from us or special offers from partners. See the section on "Sharing of Data" for further detail.

You can still use the Site without providing personal information, but you will not be able to take advantage of many of our personalized services.

Public Forums & Reviews
Yachting Promotions, Inc. d/b/a Show Management makes message boards and forums available to its registered users, as well as allowing you to submit information. Please remember that any information that is disclosed in these areas becomes public information and you should exercise caution when deciding to disclose your personal information in such a forum.  You should have no expectation of privacy regarding information you share in these forums.

Cookies and I.P. Addresses
As part of offering you our service, Yachting Promotions, Inc. uses cookies or "pixel tags" to provide you with personalized services and content, as well as to collect "Session Data." A cookie or "pixel tag" is a small amount of data that is sent to your browser from a web server and stored on your computer's hard drive. A cookie is set when you browse our site. You can set your browser to refuse cookies, but your user experience at Yachting Promotions, Inc. Sites will be significantly limited if you do so. "Session Data" includes such information as the type of Internet browser and operating system an individual uses, the domain name of the site from which the individual came, the date, time and duration of the visit, number of visits, average time spent on the individual's site, pages viewed, domain name of the individual, and number of cookies accumulated.

We use cookies to: (1) customize your online experience; (2) enable you to obtain access to our member-only Web pages without having to retype your login name and password; (3) allow us to offer personalized services to you; and (4) calculate the number of people who visit an Yachting Promotions, Inc. Site (or a certain Web page) to allow us to provide better service in the future.

Sharing Of Data
•    Affiliates:  Yachting Promotions, Inc. shares your personal information with our affiliated companies, which include our parent company Active Interest Media.  Our affiliates' use of your personal information is governed by the terms of this Privacy Policy, including terms pertaining to communications regarding product and services offerings
•    Select Partners: Yachting Promotions, Inc. shares your personal information with third parties only with your express permission, or as otherwise disclosed in this Privacy Policy. For example, Yachting Promotions, Inc. may share your information with a third party when, if in acting on a third party promotion described in an e-mail we have sent or on our Site, you provide additional personal information (such as age, income range, activity interests, etc.).  Your provision of that additional information is your consent to the sharing of that personal information. Additionally, if you enter a contest that is sponsored by or together with any of Yachting Promotions, Inc.'s strategic partners, we may share information with that sponsor. By entering the contest you are consenting to our sponsor receiving the information you provide. That partner will have its own privacy policy that will govern its use of the personal information you provide.
•    Co-branded Sites that Offer Merchandise: Yachting Promotions, Inc. may have links to the websites of other entities to allow you to purchase merchandise. These websites may look similar to Yachting Promotions, Inc., but are owned and operated by separate entities with whom Yachting Promotions, Inc. has established a commercial relationship (look in your browser bar to determine if you are still on an Yachting Promotions, Inc. website. Yachting Promotions, Inc. receives a commission for any purchases you make on third party merchandiser sites. To help calculate these commissions, Yachting Promotions, Inc. sends a tracking number to the merchandisers. We do not provide personal information to the merchandisers (except with your permission or as otherwise mentioned herein). The merchandisers provide us with aggregate purchase data, no individual purchase data is disclosed. Each merchandiser site has its own privacy policy on gathering information from you. You may wish to check this policy before giving out personal information. Yachting Promotions, Inc. does not control how any third party merchandiser uses information gathered on its site.
•    Aggregated Data: Yachting Promotions, Inc. will provide aggregate, anonymous information (e.g. "55% of our visitors attend two boat shows per year") to advertisers and third parties. Such aggregate data cannot be linked to any one person, and therefore does not communicate personal information.
•    Required Disclosure: Yachting Promotions, Inc. will disclose personal information when required to by law enforcement or other appropriate governmental authorities, or if the personal information is pertinent in a legal proceeding or court action.
•    Business Transfers: As we continue to develop our business, we might sell or buy websites or other assets. In such transactions, customer information is usually one of the transferred business assets. Also, in the event that Yachting Promotions, Inc. merges with or sells all or substantially all of its assets to another company, customer information collected on Yachting Promotions, Inc. Sites may be one of the transferred assets.

Advertising Services

Third parties advertise on our Site, and we also contract with third parties to serve ads across the Internet. These third parties may serve ads about our products or services, or third party products or services in which, based on your Session Data, we or our business partners believe you may be interested.
While we may share Session Data with third parties to help facilitate the serving of these ads, we do not share any personal information about you unless you give us permission to do so, separate from any permission you provide through registering on a Site. These third parties may seek to use cookies and pixel tags, including those collected on our Site, to track Session Data about the ads you have seen and types of things in which you appear interested. These third parties may also use combined information about your visits to our Site and other sites in order to provide advertisements about related goods and services that may be of interest to you.
When you click on a third party advertisers' link from our Site, you will be taken off of our Site and will enter the third party's site. We are not responsible for such third party's sites. You should carefully review the privacy statements of any other site you visit, because those privacy statements will apply to your visit to that site, and may be very different from our Privacy Policy.


From time to time we may provide special offers on a Site, or may send special email offers about our products and services. Yachting Promotions, Inc. will not send you any email that you do not wish to receive. If you wish to receive newsletters and special offers by email from Yachting Promotions, Inc., selected third parties, or our affiliated companies, you can visit the "Email Subscriptions" web page. If at any time you wish to unsubscribe from any of Yachting Promotions, Inc.'s email products, either click on the unsubscribe link at the bottom of any of these communications or visit the "Email Subscriptions" web page and deselect the email products that you no longer wish to receive. To access this web page, you will need to be logged-in to Yachting Promotions, Inc., which may require you to type-in your id and password. If you are having difficulty reaching our E-mail Subscriptions page, please access The Yachting Promotions, Inc.'s "Customer Feedback" web page.
Periodically, Yachting Promotions, Inc. introduces new email products or improves existing ones. If you are subscribed to an Yachting Promotions, Inc. email product we may provide you with a trial subscription to the new product. You may unsubscribe from any of these products at any time by following the process described above.

Please Note:  We use an email system that can individually track who opens an email (if you receive the email in HTML format) and who clicks on any link contained in an email. We collect this information to:

1.    calculate how many people were interested in particular topics or particular links contained in an email product; and
2.    provide personalized services that are best suited to your interests.

If you do not wish such information to be collected about you, you should either not subscribe, or unsubscribe, from our email services.

Yachting Promotions, Inc. employs physical, administrative and technical safeguards to help protect the confidentiality and integrity of personal information and to reduce the risk of loss, misuse, unauthorized access, disclosure, or modification of personal information.

As a further security precaution, Yachting Promotions, Inc. asks you to provide a password when you register on our Sites. You then have the option of storing that password on a cookie set on your computer. This way, you need not type in the password when you again access Yachting Promotions, Inc.'s Sites.

If the computer you are using is not for your sole use, after you have finished accessing an Yachting Promotions, Inc. Web Site, you should click on this link, which will sign you off of the Site. This action prevents other people from accessing your information. When you want to access member-only areas of Yachting Promotions, Inc.’s Sites at another time, you will need to sign-in and type-in your password. You will have the option of having your password e-mailed to you if you have forgotten what it is.

If you choose to contact the Yachting Promotions, Inc. through a Site, you should be aware that any information transmitted electronically via the World Wide Web might not be secure. Yachting Promotions, Inc. assumes no liability for the loss of any information that you transmit to us via the World Wide Web.

In communicating with you, we may send e-mail as unencrypted plain text because we are aware that many users cannot readily process encrypted e-mail. This is done for your convenience, but with the security concern that, if misrouted or intercepted, it could be read more easily than encrypted e-mail.

Changes in Privacy Policy
As the nature of our business changes, Yachting Promotions, Inc. may need to change its Privacy Policy. If the Policy is changed, this page will be updated. If there is a material change to this Policy we will notify all users who are currently receiving email from Yachting Promotions, Inc.

If you have any questions or suggestions about this Privacy Policy, please contact Alternatively, you can mail Yachting Promotions, Inc. at: 

    1115 Northeast 9th Avenue
    Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33304

Only questions about Yachting Promotions, Inc.’s Privacy Policy should be addressed to the above addresses. Any inquiries sent to these addresses that are not related to the Privacy Policy will not be reviewed. You may address other concerns regarding Yachting Promotions, Inc., by visiting the "Customer Feedback" web page.