Coastal Recreation, a project of National Marine Manufacturer’s Association (“we” or “our”) is located at (the “Website”). The purpose of the Website is to educate the public about the National Ocean and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA’s) recent proposed changes to vessel speed regulations and how a more balanced approach will mitigate certain risks to the recreational boating and fishing industries. We respect your privacy. As part of our commitment to safeguard your privacy we have adopted this Privacy Policy (“Privacy Policy”) for the Website. 

Personal Information We Collect

We may ask for some personally identifiable information, including your name and email address, when you sign up to receive information from the Website such as joining our mailing list.  If you would like us to remove your personally identifiable information from our systems, you may do so by submitting a written request to [email protected]. We will make reasonable efforts to delete your information. 

Non-Personal Information We Collect

We may record information about your use of the Website, that is not personally identifiable information but may provide information about your browsing history or certain other information about you through the use of a variety of technologies, including, but not limited to, cookies, tags, web beacons, and other tools to help us understand how you use the Website and help us provide the Website and the services to you. “Cookies” are pieces of code/text that get placed on your computer when you browse the Website. Cookies may be placed by us, or third-party advertisers contracted by us. “Tags” and “Web Beacons” refer to code scripts that are primarily used to track visitors’ activities on the Website.  Examples of some of the information we may collect are the address of the website you visited just prior to navigating to the Website, the time and date of your visit to the Website; the search terms you used, and whether you are a new or returning user.   

You can accept or decline cookies from the Website. Most browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies or alert you when the Website is attempting to send you a cookie. If you choose to decline cookies, some features the Website offers may be unavailable to you.  Currently, we do not recognize automated browser signals regarding tracking mechanisms, such as “do not track” instructions.

How We Use Your Information

If you submit personally identifiable information to us through the Website, we may use your personally identifiable information to operate, maintain, and provide to you the services you request.  We may also send you information relating to the subject matter of the Website.  In any such emails, we will include information on how to opt-out of receiving emails from us in the future.

If you provide us with your email address, we may use it without further consent to send you non-marketing or administrative emails related to the Website.  In any such emails, we will include information on how to opt-out of receiving emails from us in the future.

We use your personally identifiable information and your non-personally identifiable usage information to improve the Website and to create new content we think will appeal to our users. We do not provide identifiable personal information to vendors that assist us in on-line tracking.

We do not sell your personally identifiable information.

Social Networking Sites and Links 

We may allow you to interact with the Website using a third-party social networking site, such as sharing our content or using Facebook’s “Like” button.  Any information we receive from the social networking site to validate your account or otherwise facilitate such services will be subject to this policy, but information the social networking site receives from such activities will be governed by its own privacy policy.

If we include links to third party sites on the Website, we are not responsible for your activities or the activities of any such third-party sites once you navigate away from the Website.  This Privacy Policy applies only to our Website so if you click on a link to another website, you should review the privacy policy of that website before accessing that content.

Additional Disclosure Policies

In addition to the uses we discuss in this Policy we may also share the information we collect from you in the following circumstances:

  • Compliance with Laws. We may disclose your information when we believe disclosure is required to comply with the law, such as in response to a subpoena or court order.  In such instance, we may provide you with advance notice at our sole discretion, but nothing obligates us to provide you with such notice.
  • Safety.  We may disclose your information to prevent damage to our property or to protect our safety or the safety of our users.
  • Transfers and Reorganizations. We may disclose your information in the context of a merger, acquisition, reorganization, sale of our assets, or in the event of insolvency, bankruptcy, or receivership.

Jurisdictional Issues

The Website is governed by and operated in accordance with the laws of the United States. If you are located outside of the United States, you use the Website at your own risk and you consent to the transfer to and processing of your information in the United States.  By using the Website, you acknowledge that we have no obligation to comply with the data protection and other laws of countries other than the United States.

Children’s Personal Information

The Website is intended for adult audiences and isn’t intended for minors.  We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from users under the age of 18. Please notify us if you believe we have collected a minor’s personal information, and we will take reasonable steps to delete it.

Privacy Rights in Certain Jurisdictions

Residents of some jurisdictions have certain privacy rights that they may wish to exercise. If you reside in such a jurisdiction, you may have the right to access the information we gather concerning your use of our Website, as well as the right to rectify the information, erase the information, restrict the processing of the information (under certain conditions), the right to request a transfer of the information to another organization (or directly to you) under certain conditions, the right to request a list of all third parties to which our Website has disclosed certain personal information during the preceding year, the right not to be discriminated against on the basis of exercising your privacy rights and the right to request a list of all third-parties to which our Website has disclosed certain personal information during the preceding year for those parties’ direct marketing purposes.

If you reside in such a jurisdiction and want such a list, or if you have questions about your privacy rights, please send a request by email at [email protected]. In all such requests, please use the subject line “Your Privacy Rights” and include your name, street address, city, state, and zip code. Please allow us up to one month to respond to you.

Changes to Privacy Policy

We reserve the right to change this Privacy Policy at any time by posting the revised Privacy Policy to the Website.  Please make sure to review the Privacy Policy periodically to stay abreast of any changes that have been made to it.  Any updated Privacy Policy shall be effective immediately after it is posted to this page.  If you have any questions about our Privacy Policy, please contact us at [email protected].

Your use of the Website is deemed your agreement with the terms of this Privacy Policy and any updated Privacy Policy posted on the Website.

Last Updated: May 5th, 2023