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Shark Charts PRIVACY POLICY

Shark Charts, LLC (“Shark Charts,” “us,” “our,” and “we”) provides this Privacy Policy (“Privacy Policy”) to explain how we collect, use, disclose and protect your personal information.  This Privacy Policy applies to everyone who uses our website located at www.myShark Charts.com, and all related web applications, mobile applications, electronic services, and other websites we own that link to or reference this Privacy Statement (collectively, the “Site”), and when you receive electronic communications from us.  This Privacy Policy applies only to the use and collection of data collected by this Site and does not apply to any other data collected by us online or off-line.

By agreeing to the Terms and Conditions and using the Site, you agree to the terms of this Privacy Policy.  You must not provide us with your personal information or interact with the Site if you do not agree with the practices described in this Privacy Policy, 

As used in this Privacy Policy, “us,” “our,” and “we” includes Shark Charts, its parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, and any third-party vendors we hire to assist in the administration of our services, the collection, cataloging and/or analysis of data, and/or the processing or handling of any user information.  These vendors are required to maintain the confidentiality of the user information and are prohibited from using it for any purpose other than as described in this Privacy Policy.

Shark Charts is based in the United States, so any personal information we collect through the Site will be transferred to and maintained in the United States.  By using our services and the Site, and/or providing us with your personal information, you understand and agree that your personal information will be transferred to the United States and subject to disclosures and uses in accordance with U.S. law as described in this Privacy Policy.

Shark Charts REGISTRATION

In order to use certain services provided on or through the Site, you may need to register with us, which will entail your disclosure and transmission of certain information about you.  In connection with your registration, or at any time after registering, you may “opt-out” or unsubscribe from receiving any communications from us by following the unsubscribe instructions on the registration page, the Site or in any email you receive from us.

COLLECTION OF YOUR INFORMATION 

In general, we collect personal information that you submit to us voluntarily through Shark Charts.  We also collect information that you submit in the process of creating or editing your account and user profile on Shark Charts.  For example, your name, email address and gender.  When you personalize your profile and use the features of Shark Charts, we will collect any information you voluntarily provide, and we may also request optional information to support your use of Shark Charts, such as your year of birth, and other demographic information.  We collect information in the form of the content that you submit during your use of Shark Charts, such as photos, reviews, ratings and other information you choose to submit.

We may collect your email address and any information included with your email to us and use it to contact you.  We may also use your email address to notify you of last minute offers from us or our partners, merchants or other third parties.

We may also collect information about you and your friends who use Shark Charts from any social network you may have connected from in order to provide you with a personalized experience.  For instance, we may collect your user name or profile information that you have permitted to be displayed through Shark Charts in order to display you as a friend or in association with your profile and connections.

If you use mobile-enabled services provided by Shark Charts, such as any Shark Charts mobile application made available by us, we may receive information about your use of our services from your mobile device while you use our applications or services.  This may also include information about your precise location if you have enabled location-based services on your mobile device.  Certain applications or services may also require addition information collection, such as information to be sent when you are not logged into Shark Charts for alerts services, and the terms of such collection will be identified when you subscribe to or sign up for such services or applications.

When you sign up for, or win, any contests, promotions or other activities that we make available on the Site or elsewhere, we may collect the information designated along with such activity, which may include contact information such as your address and phone number.

If you choose to sign up to receive information about products or services that may be of interest to you, we will collect your email address and other related information.  Additionally, we collect any information that you voluntarily enter, including personal information, into any postings, comments or forums within the Shark Charts community.

Our Service may also collect non-identifiable information that becomes available to us as a result of your use of our Service.  This information may include, for example, your IP address (a number automatically assigned to your computer when you use the Service, and which is logged by our servers), your Internet Service Provider (“ISP”), your web browser, the type of operating system, the domain name of the website which links you to our Service, the pages you visited, the average time spent on the Service, and the products searched for on the Service.

USE AND DISCLOSURE OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION

Shark Charts uses your information to respond to your requests for information and to provide, maintain, protect, develop and improve Shark Charts.  The information we learn from users helps us personalize and improve the Site and services that we offer through Shark Charts.  When you register with the Site, make any posting, or request any other Shark Charts service, your personal information may be shared as necessary for the third party to provide or facilitate the requested service.  

Your personal information may also be used, either alone or in aggregate, for the following purposes:

• establishing and maintaining your relationship with us;

• responding to your requests and inquiries;

  • customizing the content and advertisements you receive from us and our partners;

• offering you additional information, opportunities, promotions and functionality from us or on our behalf, or from our partners or our advertisers at your request;

• registering you for programs, events and/or services that you have requested;

  • meeting legal, regulatory, insurance, security and processing requirements;

• consummating a business merger, sale, acquisition or transition where some or all of our assets (including your personal information) are sold or transferred; and

• in other ways with your consent.

Some or all of your personal information may also be shared with merchants for promotional or marketing purposes.  We may also use some or all of your personal information in an anonymous manner to create and share aggregate data with merchants or other third parties for promotional and/or marketing purposes.  If you do not want us to use or disclose personal information collected about you in the manner identified in this Privacy Policy, you must not use Shark Charts.  Certain specials may expressly require you to submit information for fulfillment at the point of purchase, and merchants may separately request information from you as necessary to use a special.  A merchant’s collection and use of any information shall be governed by that merchant’s own privacy policy.

OTHER USES

In addition, we may share your personally identifying information with any third-party, without your consent or approval and without notice to you, (i) as permitted or required by law, (ii) as incident to a corporate sale, merger, reorganization, dissolution, bankruptcy or similar event, (iii) under circumstances we believe reasonably necessary to protect the personal safety of our employees, users of the Site, or the public, (iv) to disclose information that is necessary to identify, contact or bring legal action against someone who may be violating our published policies, or (v) as is otherwise described in this Privacy Policy.

COLLECTION OF PERSONALLY IDENTIFYING INFORMATION FROM OR ABOUT CHILDREN

Shark Charts does not knowingly collect or solicit personal information from anyone under the age of 13 or knowingly allow such persons to register.  If you are under 13, please do not attempt to register or send any information about yourself to us, including your name, address, telephone number, or email address.  No one under age 13 may provide any personal information to Shark Charts.  In the event that we learn that we have collected personal information from a child under age 13 without verification of parental consent, we will delete that information as quickly as possible.  If you believe that we might have any information from or about a child under 13, please contact us at: privacy@myShark Charts.com.

USE OF SOCIAL MEDIA 

Certain information you post or provide through Shark Charts for public posting, such as your name, profile, comments, and reviews, may be shared with other users and posted on publicly available portions of Shark Charts, including without limitation, social media applications and other public forums in which you choose to participate.  Please keep in mind that if you choose to disclose Personal Information when posting comments or other information or content through Shark Charts, this information may become publicly available and may be collected and used by others, including people outside the Shark Charts community.  Please also be aware that if you choose to share or tweet information, it may become publicly available on Instagram, Google+, Pinterest, Facebook, YouTube, LinkedIn, Twitter and potentially other websites.  It is your responsibility to make sure you are comfortable with the information you choose to provide us and the information you choose to publish.  Shark Charts has no obligations with respect to any information that you post to parts of Shark Charts available to others, and recommends that you use caution when giving out personal information to others through social media networks or otherwise.

You may choose to log in or access Shark Charts using a third party platform or by downloading the Shark Charts web/mobile app through a third party platform.  By doing this, you are authorizing that third party platform to send us certain information from your account with them, and you authorize us to collect, store and use in accordance with this Privacy Policy any and all information available to us through the third party platform.

COOKIES

Cookies are used from time to time use on our Site.  Cookies are small text files that your web browser leaves on your hard drive.  Cookies recognize you as a repeat user of our Site and services, track your use of our Site and target advertising.  This allows for personalization of certain aspects of your use of our Site and services.  Information gathered from cookies in this way is only used on an aggregate basis.  Unless a user specifically provides their identity to us, e.g., by registering at our Site, providing information through an online form or sending us correspondence through the Site, we will not know who the identification of individual users.  We may use cookies to store preferences, record session information, develop information about a user’s preferences and interests, record past activity at a website in order to provide better service when you return to our Site, or customize web page content based on information you voluntarily provide. We may also use cookies to collect anonymous aggregate data that we may share with merchants or other third parties for promotional and/or marketing purposes.  

You have the ability to disable cookies using your Internet browser settings.  Please consult your browsers’ help function for information on how to disable cookies.  Note that if you disable cookies, certain features of our Site may not function properly.

LINKS AND THIRD PARTY SITES

Shark Charts may contain links to other websites or may make third-party applications available to our users.  Please be aware that we are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such other websites or applications.  We encourage our users to read the privacy statements of each and every website they visit or application they use.  This Privacy Policy applies solely to information collected by us through Shark Charts and does not apply to these third-party websites or applications.  The ability to access information of third parties from Shark Charts, or links to other websites or locations, is for your convenience and does not signify our endorsement of such third parties, their products, their services, other websites, locations or their content.

SECURITY

Shark Charts puts in place security measures to protect against the loss, misuse, and alteration of the information under our control.  Shark Charts endeavors to ensure the integrity and security of our network and systems; however, we cannot guarantee that our security measures will prevent third-parties from intercepting information.  You acknowledge that you do not assume or expect that any communication that you transmit to us (such as personally identifiable or other data, questions or answers, comments, or suggestions) is confidential.  Shark Charts shall not be liable or responsible if any information about you is intercepted and used by an unintended recipient.

CALIFORNIA RESIDENTS

If you are a California resident, you may request that we provide to you (i) a list of the categories of personal information about you that Shark Charts has disclosed to third parties for the third parties’ direct marketing purposes during the calendar year preceding your request, (ii) the names and addresses of such third parties, and (iii) if the nature of the third parties’ business cannot reasonably be determined from their names, examples of the products or services marketed, if known to Shark Charts, sufficient to give you a reasonable indication of the nature of the third parties’ business.  To submit your request, please email: privacy@myShark Charts.com.

ACCESS, CORRECTION AND CONTACTING US

You acknowledge that, except as required by law, Shark Charts is not responsible for correction and/or removal of User Content as defined in the Terms and Conditions.  Notwithstanding this, if you wish to have any personal information included in your and/or another user’s User Content corrected and/or removed, you must contact Shark Charts in writing and Shark Charts will review your request.  If Shark Charts determines, in its sole discretion, to correct and/or remove the requested information, it will then make reasonable efforts to do so. To the extent you decide to terminate using Shark Charts, Shark Charts will have the right to determine, at its sole discretion, what User Content it elects to retain and shall have the right to continue to use and/or disclose the User Content subject to the terms of this Privacy Policy.  

If you have questions about anything contained in this Privacy Policy, including how your personal information is used, if you wish to request that we correct, or change or remove any information about you that we may have collected, or if you wish to opt-out of receiving any communications from us, you may contact us at: privacy@myShark Charts.com.

CHANGES TO PRIVACY POLICY 

This Privacy Policy may be revised from time to time by us, in our sole discretion, to clarify our practices and to reflect new or different privacy practices.  If we make any material changes we will notify you on the Site.  We may post changes or modifications to referenced policies and guidelines without your approval, and may determine whether and when any such changes apply to you.  Your use of the Site and our services following our posting of any changes will constitute your acceptance of such changes.  Should you not wish to be bound by the modified Privacy Policy, do not use the Site or our services.  You can determine when this Privacy Policy was last revised by referring to the date it was last revised below.  

Last Revised: December 6th, 2018