Boat Ed is committed to protecting the privacy of its users. Because Boat Ed gathers information about the users who 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.
Information We Collect
In order to access the course material, users must register by providing personal information such as name, birth date, gender, city and state, e-mail address, and additional information that varies by state. This information is required by the state agencies responsible for boating to issue your boating safety certification card. When you are ready to take the exam, you will be required to pay by supplying a valid credit card number, expiration date, and name.
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 exam.
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 websites; 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 personal information.
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 that 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 services. After 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.
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 guardian.
How to contact Boat Ed
If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this site you can contact us at:Boat Ed
14086 Proton Rd.
Dallas, TX 75244