Performance Boat Candy - Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

Changes to this Privacy Notice
We reserve the right to update this Privacy Notice at any time without notice to you. The most current version of the Privacy Notice can be reviewed by clicking on the "Privacy Notice" hypertext link located at the bottom of the web pages on this web site. Your use of this web site may also be subject to additional terms outlined in the Terms of Use and elsewhere on this web site.

What information do we collect?
We understand that you expect to learn about our company when you visit this web site. Similarly, we hope to learn about your needs as a current or potential customer or shareholder through your visits to this web site. On some of our web pages you may be able to ask questions and register to receive information. On these pages, we will ask you for the personal information necessary for us to respond to you, such as your name and contact information. You may decide against participating in data collection by not sending us information that you consider private.

We request information from you on our order forms for Performance Boat Candy merchandise. Here a user must provide contact information (like name and shipping address) and financial information (like credit card number and expiration date). This information is used for billing purposes and to fill customers' orders. If we have trouble processing an order, this contact information is used to get in touch with the user. Contact information may also be used for marketing and promotional purposes and is subject to the opt-in/out processes described on or linked to each form.

From time to time our site requests information from users via contests. Participation in these contests is completely voluntary and the user therefore has a choice whether or not to disclose this information. Information requested may include contact information (such as name and shipping address) and demographic information (such as ZIP Code and age level). Contact information will be used to notify the winners and award prizes. Contact information may also be used for marketing and promotional purposes and is subject to the opt-in/out processes described on or linked to each form.

A cookie is a piece of data stored on the user's computer tied to information about the user to help our web site "remember" information about you when you return to our web site, such as your preferences for our web site and user passwords. We use both session ID cookies and persistent cookies to help you use our services more easily and to help us keep track of certain information so that we can continuously improve our web site and our service to you. For the session ID cookie, once users close the browser, the cookie simply terminates. A persistent cookie is a small text file stored on the user's hard drive for an extended period of time. Our cookies cannot read data off of your hard drive, cannot read cookie files created by other web sites and cannot track any personal information about you that you do not choose to provide to Performance Boat Candy. You may be able to set your browser to erase a cookie, reject a cookie or notify you when you receive a cookie. If you erase or reject a cookie, you may still use this web site.  If you wish to disable cookies, you may do so through your individual browser options or by visiting the Network Advertising Initiative (NAI) industry website at: More detailed information about cookie management with specific web browsers can also be found at the browsers' respective websites.

Log Files
Like most standard Web site servers we use log files. This includes internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, platform type, date/time stamp, and number of clicks to analyze trends, administer the site, track user's movement in the aggregate, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use.

What do we do with this information?
On occasion, Performance Boat Candy will provide opt-in opportunities to our users in order to receive product updates, promotional opportunities, and other information from Performance Boat Candy or other parties. At the point of signing up, it is clearly disclosed to users of our site when their information is being used or collected by any outside parties. We do this so our users can make an informed choice as to whether they should proceed with services that involve an outside party or not.

Users who no longer wish to receive our e-mails or promotional materials may opt-out of receiving these communications by clicking here on the "unsubscribe" link and editing their preferences in "My Account".

We store information that we collect through cookies, log files, clear gifs, and/or third parties to create a profile of our users. A profile is stored information that we keep on individual users that details their viewing preferences. Consequently, collected information is tied to the users personally identifiable information to provide offers and improve the content of the site for the user. This profile is used to tailor a user's visit to our Web site, and to direct pertinent marketing promotions to them. Your profile is shared in aggregate form only.

Will information be sold to third parties?
We will not, without your permission, sell the information that you give to us to third parties. We may, however, allow third parties access to the information you give us in order to provide you the products or services you request (such as shipping companies or credit card processing companies). These companies do not retain, share, store or use personally identifiable information for any secondary purposes.

What is "Share This Page/Tell a Friend"?
If a user elects to use our referral service for informing a friend about pages of our site or promotions, we ask them for the friend's name and e-mail address. Performance Boat Candy will automatically send the friend a one-time e-mail, personalized on behalf of the referring friend, inviting them to visit the site. Performance Boat Candy stores this information for the sole purpose of sending this one-time e-mail.

What security measures are in place to protect my information?
This web site takes every precaution to protect our users' information. When users submit sensitive information via the web site, their information is protected both online and off-line. When our order forms asks users to enter sensitive information (such as credit card number and/or social security number), that information is encrypted and is protected with the standard encryption software in the industry - SSL. While on a secure page, such as our order form, the lock icon on the bottom of web browsers such as Netscape Navigator and Microsoft Internet Explorer becomes locked, as opposed to un-locked, or open, when you are just "surfing." While we use SSL encryption to protect sensitive information online, we also do everything in our power to protect user information off-line. All of our users' information, not just the sensitive information mentioned above, is restricted in our offices. Only employees who need the information to perform a specific job (for example, our billing clerk or a customer service representative) are granted access to personally identifiable information.

We may provide you with hyperlinks to other web sites. Please be aware that we cannot guarantee or vouch for the data collection practices of such other web sites. We encourage you to read the privacy policies or statements for those linked web sites.

Privacy of Children
This web site is not designed for, or directed to, children under the age of 13 and will not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from individuals in this age group. We encourage parents to take an active role in their children's online activities and to talk with their children about disclosing personally identifiable information to web sites.

How to contact Performance Boat Candy
If you have any questions about this Privacy Notice, or if you have or another person has submitted personally identifiable information about you through this web site, and you would like to have that information deleted, please contact Performance Boat Candy, PO Box 8281, La Crescenta, CA 91224, or at (818) 294-0712 or by e-mail by clicking here.