Boat Ed is committed to protecting the privacy
of its users. Because Boat Ed gathers information
about the users that choose to take the online state certification
exams, we believe you should fully understand the terms and conditions
surrounding the use of the information we collect. This privacy
statement discloses what information we gather and how we use it.
Please review the following policy to understand how the information
you provide Boat Ed will be treated:
1. Information we collect
First, we only collect specific information on those users who
choose to take the online certification exam.
You are free to visit the boating safety course pages, take the
Chapter Review quizzes and take the Practice Test without identifying
yourself. However if you opt to take the Certification Exam, we
will request certain personal information, including your name,
birthday, gender, city and state, e-mail address and, if required
by the state, Social Security Number. This information is required
by the state agencies responsible for boating to issue your boating
safety certification card. In addition, you will be required to
pay for the Certification Exam by supplying a valid credit card
number, expiration date and name.
2. What Boat Ed does with the information we collect
The personal information you supply to Boat Ed will
not be disclosed outside of Boat Ed,
except to securely transfer the personal
data to the agency in your state which
is responsible for boating in order to
issue your boater education certificate.
Your credit card information will be
used only for processing your fee(s)
related to taking the online certification
Boat Ed will not use the personal information
we collect for any other purpose other than to help you obtain
your boating safety certification.
The online boating safety courses on this site contain links
to other sites. Boat Ed is not responsible for
the privacy practices or the content of such Web sites; however,
we make our best effort to only provide links to reputable sites
with acceptable content. Please remember that any information that
is disclosed in these other sites may become public information
and you should exercise caution when deciding to disclose your
3. With whom information is shared
We do not share, sell or otherwise distribute information about
individual users taking the online boating safety exam with any
third party, or any outside companies or organizations except the
agency in your state which is responsible for boating.
All of your personal and credit card information is collected
using SSL (Secure Socket Layer) which allows your information
to be securely transferred to us using Verisign Secure Server
Digital ID. Boat Ed has been approved by VeriSign
to protect your credit card and other confidential
information with industry-leading SSL encryption.
The VeriSign Secured Seal is a trust mark available
for display on any website that protects its
customers' confidential information using VeriSign
collection, your information is then stored on our servers
at a location designed specifically to ensure that no unauthorized
individuals have access to the server or its data.
5. Children and privacy
Boat Ed encourages parents and guardians to spend
time with their children online, and to be familiar with the sites
their children visit. Boat Ed fully complies with
the Federal Trade Commission's COPPA Act - Children's Online Privacy
Protection Act and follows state guidelines for compliance for
each state boater education course we offer.
Parental access:Parents of students of any age may contact
our Privacy Coordinator at the mailing address provided below if
you would like to do any of the following:
- Access personally identifiable information that Boat
Ed has collected online from your child,
- Correct factual errors in such information,
- Request to have this information deleted, or
- Request that we no longer collect or maintain such information.
Please include your e-mail address and telephone number where
we can reach you. Boat Ed takes steps to verify
the identity of anyone requesting information about a child and
to ensure that the person is in fact the child’s parent or legal
6. How to contact Boat Ed
If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices
of this site you can contact us at:
14086 Proton Rd.
Dallas, TX 75244
Boat Ed hopes this document answers your questions
committed to protecting the privacy of our students.