Your Internet privacy is very important to us here at Sea and Sky. We take every possible measure to maintain the privacy of visitors and users to this site. Sea and Sky will never collect any personal information such as names, ages, or addresses from any of its users. All information collected by this site consists of anonymous, statistical information only and is used for purely analytical purposes. This information helps us to better understand our audience so we can continually improve the site and make it more useful for our users.
Bulk E-mails and Newsletters
Periodically, Sea and Sky may send an e-mail newsletter to individuals that have contacted the site, signed up for message board or newsletters, made purchases or have otherwise voluntarily established a relationship with this site. It is hoped that the recipient will find these communications helpful and informative but there will always be an option on these e-mail messages to unsubscribe. If a user wishes to unsubscribe from these mailings, that individual's e-mail address will be permanently removed from the mailing list. Sea and Sky does not permit names collected from the site and associated activity to be used by any third party individual or organization. Sea and Sky does not rent, share or sell mailing or e-mailing lists for use by any third party individual or organization.
Site Tracking Statistics
Sea and Sky collects extensive data on site traffic patterns and statistics to help us better understand our audience. However, no personally identifiable information is collected. This statistical data is used to improve the structure and content of the site to further improve the visitor experience.
As with most other websites, we collect and use the data contained in log files. The information in the log files include your IP (internet protocol) address, your ISP (internet service provider, such as AOL or Shaw Cable), the browser you used to visit our site (such as Internet Explorer or Firefox), the time you visited our site and which pages you visited throughout our site.
Cookies are used in a few areas of the site to enable us to recognize returning visitors. This is important and necessary in order to provide customizable and personalized features and to ensure that site statistical data is as accurate as possible. A cookie is simply a small text file that is sent to a visitor's browser and stored on the visitor's hard drive. If desired, cookies can be removed or blocked by changing the settings within your browser, but this may also disable the site features where cookies are used.
Internet Protocol ("IP") addresses are identification numbers assigned to a user's computer by its Internet Service Provider each time the user connects to the Internet. These can be temporary numbers issued each time a user logs on or can be permanently assigned if a user has an open connection to the Internet. IP addresses are used by Sea and Sky as a way to track geographic regions that visitors are coming from and may be used as security for online purchases.
Third Party Sites
We use third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit our Web site. These companies may use general information (not including your name, address, email address, or telephone number) about your visits to this and other Web sites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services that may be of interest to you. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices about not having this information used by these companies, click here.
Some advertisers may use technology such as cookies and web beacons when they advertise on this site, which will also send these advertisers (such as Google through the Google AdSense program) information that may include your IP address, your ISP, the browser you used to visit this site, and whether you have Flash installed along with other details.
You can chose to disable or selectively turn off our cookies or third-party cookies in your browser settings, or by managing preferences in programs such as Norton Internet Security. However, this can affect how you are able to interact with our site as well as other websites. This could include the inability to login to services or programs, such as logging into forums or accounts.
In order to operate and maintain Sea and Sky, it is necessary for contractors to access all areas of the system including personally identifiable information of users. However all contractors are required to sign a confidentiality agreement prohibiting any use of this information beyond that required to maintain, support and develop the site.