How This Information is Used
We may use the information you provide about yourself to fulfill your requests for our products, to respond to your inquiries about our offerings, and to offer you other products or services that we believe may be of interest to you. We also sometimes use this information to communicate with you.
The information we collect in connection with online communities is used to provide an interactive experience. We use this information to facilitate participation in these communities.
If you choose to submit content for publication (e.g., your rescue story), we may publish your screen name and other information you have provided to us.
We sometimes use the non-personally identifiable information (browser, operating system, etc.) we collect to improve the design and content of our site. We also may use this information to analyze site usage.
Although we take appropriate measures to safeguard against unauthorized disclosures of information, we cannot assure you that personally identifiable information that we collect will never be disclosed in a manner that is inconsistent with this Privacy Notice.
Collection of Information by Third-Party Sites
Some of our sites contain links to other sites whose information practices may be different than ours. Visitors should consult the other sites' privacy notices as we have no control over information that is submitted to, or collected by, these third parties.
For those that choose to purchase products, our shopping cart provider uses "cookies." Cookies are text files placed in your computer's browser to store your preferences. Cookies, by themselves, do not tell us your e-mail address or other personally identifiable information unless you choose to provide this information to us. However, once you choose to furnish the site with personally identifiable information, this information may be linked to the data stored in the cookie.
Our Commitment to Security
We have put in place appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and help prevent unauthorized access, maintain data security, and correctly use the information we collect online.
How to Contact Us
If you have any questions or concerns about the Coast Guard Channel online policy for this site or its implementation you may contact us.
Updates & Effective Date
From time to time, we may update this privacy notice. We encourage you to periodically check back and review this policy so that you always will know what information we collect, how we use it, and to whom we disclose it.
Posted January 2007