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Web Site Privacy & Security Policy and Photo Use & Attributions

Disclaimer and Limitation of Liability

This web site and the information it contains is provided as a public service by Bluewater Sailing. This system may be monitored to ensure proper operation, to verify the functioning of applicable security features, and for other like purposes. Anyone using the Bluewater Sailing Web site expressly consents to such monitoring. Unauthorized attempts to modify any information stored on this system, to defeat or circumvent security features, or to utilize this system for other than its intended purposes are prohibited and may result in criminal prosecution.

Restriction of Liability

Bluewater Sailing make no claims, promises or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness, or adequacy of the contents of this web site and expressly disclaims liability for errors and omissions in the contents of this web site. No warranty of any kind, implied, expressed or statutory, including but not limited to the warranties of noninfringement of third party rights, title, merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose and freedom from computer virus, is given with respect to the contents of this web site or its hyperlinks to other Internet resources. Reference in this web site to any specific commercial products, processes, or services, or the use of any trade, firm or corporation name is for the information and convenience of the public, and does not constitute endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by Bluewater Sailing


All information submitted to Bluewater Sailing via this site shall be deemed and remain the property of Bluewater Sailing. Bluewater Sailing shall be free to use, for any purpose, any ideas, concepts, or techniques contained in information provided to Bluewater Sailing through this or other sites. We collect no long term personal information about you when you visit our website unless you choose to provide this information to us. However, we may collect and store certain information automatically.

Rights ®: All Rights Reserved ®. No part of this publication may be used in any form, scanned, distributed in any printed or electronic form or reproduced mechanically, electronically, graphically or by any other means including but not limited to photocopying, stored in or introduced into any information or retrieval system, recording, taping, graphic image or transmitted, in any form, by any means or otherwise without the prior written permission of the author. The scanning, uploading, and distribution of this material via the Internet or via any other means without the permission of the publisher is illegal and punishable by law.

What We May Collect and Store Automatically

If you do nothing during your visit but browse through the website, read pages, or download information, we may gather and store certain information about your visit automatically. This information may or may not identify you personally. We may automatically collect and store information about your visit, including but not limited to:

  • The Internet Domain and IP address from which you access our website;
  • The type of browser and operating system used to access our site;
  • The date and time you access our site;
  • The pages you visit; and
  • If you linked to our website from another website, the address of that website.

We may use the information we collect to count the number and type of visitors to the different pages on our site, and to help us make our site more useful to other visitors.

If You Send Us E-mail

You may choose to provide us with personal information, as in an e-mail with a comment or question. We may use the information to improve our service to you or to respond to your request. Sometimes we forward your email to other personnel who may be better able to help you. Except for authorized law enforcement investigations, we do not share our e-mail with any other outside organizations.


“Cookies” are small bits of text that are either used for the duration of a session, or saved on a user’s hard drive in order to identify that user, or information about that user, the next time the user logs on to a Web site. One or more of our component sites may use cookies to provide streamlined navigation.

Information Protection

For site security purposes and to ensure that this service remains available to all users, this computer system may employ software programs to monitor network traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information, or otherwise cause damage. If such monitoring reveals evidence of possible abuse or criminal activity, such evidence may be provided to appropriate law enforcement officials. Unauthorized attempts to upload or change information on this server are strictly prohibited and may be punishable under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of 1986 and the National Information Infrastructure Protection Act or other laws.

Linking Policy

Bluewater Sailing links to many websites created and maintained by other public and / or private organizations. We provide these links as a service to our users. When users link to an outside website, they are leaving the Bluewater Sailing web site and are subject to the privacy and security policies of the owners / sponsors of the outside website(s).


Bluewater Sailing will not knowingly link to any website that exhibits hate, bias or discrimination. Furthermore, we reserve the right to deny or remove any link that contains misleading information or unsubstantiated claims, or is determined to be in conflict with Bluewater Sailing’s goals or policies.

Disclaimer of Endorsement

The information posted on the Bluewater Sailing website may include hypertext links or pointers to information created and maintained by other public and/or private organizations. Bluewater Sailing provides these links and pointers solely for our users’ information and convenience. When users select a link to an outside website, they are leaving our Web Site and are subject to the privacy and security policies of the owners/sponsors of the outside website.

Bluewater Sailing:

  • does not control or guarantee the accuracy, relevance, timeliness or completeness of information contained on a linked website.
  • does not endorse or support the use of any such outside site, it’s products, processes or services
  • does not endorse the organizations sponsoring linked websites and we do not endorse the views they express or the products / services they offer.
  • does not and cannot authorize the use of copyrighted materials contained in linked websites. Users must request such authorization from the sponsor of the linked website.
  • is not responsible for transmissions users receive from linked websites.
  • does not guarantee that outside websites comply with any provisions of any applicable law.

Notice of Monitoring

You are entering an official, commercial web site system, which may be used only for authorized purposes. Bluewater Sailing or it’s designees may monitor and audit usage of this system, and all persons are hereby notified that use of this system constitutes consent to such monitoring and auditing. Unauthorized attempts to upload information and/or change information on these web sites are strictly prohibited and are subject to prosecution under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of 1986 and 18 U.S.C. §§1001 and 1030.

Photo Attributions – Creative Commons License

Photo: “Engine block” by Garett Mizunaka on Unsplash
Photo: “Spinnakers” by Shot On DJI on Unsplash
Photo: “,_Phuket,_Tailandia,_2013-08-20,_DD_36.JPG” by Diego Delso,, License CC-BY-SA
Photo: “,_Tailandia,_2013-08-19,_DD_04.JPG” by Diego Delso,, License CC-BY-SA
Photo: “,_Tailandia,_2013-08-19,_DD_03.JPG” by Diego Delso,, License CC-BY-SA 
Photo: “Thailand cliffs and bow of boat” on (file name in Thai characters) by Khuanruen, License CC BY-SA 3.0 
Photo: “” by AgentMR, License CC BY-SA 3.0 
Photo: “Chicken Satay”沙嗲雞肉串燒.jpg by Dennis Wong from Hong Kong, License CC BY 2.0
Photo: “Lionfish” by Ilse Reijs and Jan-Noud Hutten, License CC BY 2.0
Photo: “Bora Bora Lagoon” by Hervé, License CC BY-SA 2.0
Photo: “CSIMiami2004” This image is a work of a United States Coast Guard service personnel or employee, taken as part of that person’s official duties. As a work of the U.S. federal government, the image is in the public domain (17 U.S.C. § 101 and § 105, USCG main privacy policy and specific privacy policy for its imagery server).

Photo Attributions – Copyright Notice

  • Photos: “Sunsail 444 Underway”, “Sunsail 444 Helm”, “Sunsail 444 Stateroom”, “Sunsail 444 Galley” Courtesy of Sunsail Marketing.  All rights reserved. No use of these photos without express written permission. For more information:
  • Numerous photos throughout site: Courtesy of Gregg Goldstone.  All rights reserved.  No use of these photos without express written permission. For more information:
  • All photos on this site are protected by copyright.  No use of these photos without express written permission.  For media inquiries contact Bluewater Sailing at