We at SmallShips.Travel are committed to protecting the privacy of
that we collect about you or that you choose to submit to us.
on Data Protection.
Your California Privacy Rights
Under California Civil Code section 1798.83, a California resident has the right to request and
obtain either (1) information about certain companies' disclosures of personal information to third
parties for direct marketing purposes, or (2) access to a cost-free means of preventing such
not disclose your personal information to third parties. You may do so either at the time you
register, by following the instructions below in the "Modifications and Deactivations" section, or
by contacting us by mail at 1355 Sansome Street, San Francisco, CA 94111.
Notice - Information We Automatically Collect
We automatically collect certain information to help us understand how our users use the Network
time you visit the Network we automatically collect your IP address, browser and computer type,
access times, the web page from which you came, and the web page(s) you access. In addition, we use
technologies called "cookies" and "tracking pixels" that allow us to enhance your experience on the
Network (for example, to keep track of your purchases, to allow you to see information you've
previously entered (like responses to member polls), to deliver content specific to your interests,
and, if you tell us to do so, to save your member name and password so that you do not have to
re-enter it each time you visit the Network or access an area of the Network that requires you to
the areas of the Network you visit, and the products, features and services you select on the
and browsing of member profiles, such as which profiles you browse or respond to, search parameters
of searches you conduct, the number of results returned by your searches, how you review, rank and
respond to search results, and how often your profile is searched or browsed. We may use such
information to improve the functionality of the Network and to offer additional services, such as
enhanced searching or automated user matching. In addition, third parties who place advertisements
on the Network may also collect information through cookies or tracking pixels to ensure that their
advertising systems and technologies work properly and to allow them to track responses to their
advertisements. Cookies or tracking pixels set by these third parties are governed by the privacy
policies set by those third parties. In addition, third-party partners, advertisers, and other web
sites you may access via the Network have different privacy policies and are not subject to this
your personal information is protected.
Information You Choose To Submit
When you register to become a Network member or when you participate in certain Network activities
(e.g., contests or surveys), we may ask that you provide us with demographic information (e.g.,
gender, age, zip code) and with information through which you could be contacted (e.g., your full
collectively as "Personal Information"). Except for aggregate demographic information that we may
share with third parties in a manner that does not link such information to any individual, we will
not share your Personal Information with third parties unless you have given us permission to do
so. In addition, when you order products or services through the Network, we may ask that you
provide us with information (e.g., credit card number, billing, and shipping information) we will
need to enable us to provide you with the requested product or service. We will share such
information (e.g., to our billing vendors) with third parties to the extent necessary to fulfill
your order or to complete the Network activity.
Other Authorized Disclosures
have collected about you or that you have submitted: (1) in response to subpoenas, court orders, or
legal process, or to establish, protect, or exercise our legal rights or defend against legal
claims or demands; (2) if we believe it is necessary in order to investigate, prevent, or take
action regarding illegal activities, fraud, or situations involving potential threats to the safety
of any person; (3) if we believe it is necessary to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding
situations that involve abuse of our Network infrastructure or the Internet in general (such as
voluminous spamming, denial of service attacks, or attempts to compromise the security of the
Network infrastructure); (4) to a parent company, subsidiaries, joint ventures, or other companies
under common control with SmallShips.Travel (in which case we will require such entities to
entity (in which case we will require such entity to assume our obligations under this privacy
Your use of areas of the Network that are intended for interaction with other users (e.g., personal
ads, chat rooms, online polls, and message boards) may reveal your member name and e-mail address
and may allow you to publish certain personal information about you. By choosing to use these
areas, you understand and agree that anyone may access and forward any information about you that
is contained in or that you post to those areas. While chat, e-mail, and instant message-like
conversations pass through our servers, our practice is not to store contents of such
communications. We do, however, temporarily store logs of certain data related to such
communications, such as the length and frequency of messaging and the Network member with whom
communications are exchanged. We may use such data to improve the functionality of the Network and
to offer additional services, such as enhanced searching or automated user matching.
Data Integrity and Security
We take reasonable precautions to protect Personal Information from loss, misuse and unauthorized
access, disclosure, alteration, and destruction. We also take reasonable steps to ensure that
Personal Information is relevant for the purposes for which it is to be used and that the Usage
Data is reliable for its intended use, accurate, complete, and current.
Modifications and Deactivations
If you would like to modify any Personal Information you previously submitted through the Network,
visit your account information section for each Network property to which you made the submission.
If you have agreed to receive communications from us or to permit us to share your Personal
Information with third parties, you may request that, in the future, we not send you communications
or share your Personal Information by writing to our Customer Member Care center at our corporate
address below or by visiting your account information section for each Network property. Please
note, however, that we reserve the right to send you administrative messages relating to the
deactivate your member profile and remove it from public and member viewing on the Network, please
write to us at our corporate address or visit your account information section for each Network
property. Please note that (1) we will retain your Personal Information in back-up storage after
deactivation, and (2) we are not responsible for removing information about you from the database
of any third parties to whom you previously authorized us to share your Personal Information.
disclose your personal information to third parties. You may do so either at the time you register
or by contacting us by mail at SmallShips.Travel, Attention: Customer Member Care, 365 Route 304
Ste. 206, Bardonia NY, 10954.
Changes to Policy
Due to changes in legislation, best practices, or enhancements to functionality and content, we may
this policy from time to time. If we make any significant changes to the way in which we treat
Personal Information about you, we will inform you of such changes via e-mail or by posting a
please feel free to write to us at the address given above.