BlueWater magazine Privacy Policy and Website Terms of Use

Who We Are
BlueWater Gamefishing Pty Ltd
(aka BlueWater magazine)
ABN: 272 445 434 28 / ACN: 611 223 011
Owned and operated by Tim and Trish Simpson
PO Box 2710, Southport BC, QLD, Australia 4215
Our website address is
https://bluewatermag.com.au 

Our Commitment To Privacy
Your privacy is important to us. To better protect your privacy we provide this notice explaining our online information practices and the choices you can make about the way your information is collected and used. To make this notice easy to find, we make it available on our homepage and at every point where personally identifiable information may be requested and/or Third Party Links are provided.

We have created this Privacy Policy to demonstrate our firm commitment to privacy and security. This Privacy Policy describes how our company collects information from all end users of our Internet services (“Services”)

  • those who access some of our Services but do not have accounts (“Visitors”)
  • those who have access to member content but have not purchased (“Members”)
  • as well as those who may purchase Products or Memberships (“Clients”)
  • what we do with the information we collect,
  • and the choices Visitors have concerning the collection and use of such information.

We request that you read this Privacy Policy carefully.

How & What Information We Collect And Why We Collect It:
Bluewater Mag collects visitor information from voluntary user opt-in input forms or emails. This notice applies to information collected or submitted on the Bluewater Mag (bluewatermag.com.au) web site. On some pages, you can register to receive Bluewater Mag web-site up-dates, information & materials. The types of personal information which might be collected at these pages are:

  • Name
  • Email address
  • City
  • State
  • Country
  • Comments

Comments
When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection. An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Embedded Content From Other Websites:
Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website. These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Spam Protection:
We collect information about visitors who comment using the Akismet anti-spam service. The information we collect typically includes the commenter’s IP address, user agent, referrer, and Site URL (along with other information directly provided by the commenter such as their name, username, email address, and the comment itself) for the purpose of checking the supplied data against the Akismet Spam register.

What We Collect And Store:

While you visit our site, we’ll track:

  • Products you’ve viewed: we’ll use this to, for example, show you products you’ve recently viewed
  • Location, IP address and browser type: we’ll use this for purposes like estimating taxes and shipping
  • Shipping address: we’ll ask you to enter this so we can, for instance, estimate shipping before you place an order, and send you the order!

We’ll also use cookies to keep track of cart contents while you’re browsing our site.

When you purchase from us, we’ll ask you to provide information including your name, billing address, shipping address, email address, phone number, credit card/payment details and optional account information like username and password. We’ll use this information for purposes, such as, to:

  • Send you information about your account and order
  • Respond to your requests, including refunds and complaints
  • Process payments and prevent fraud
  • Set up your account for our store
  • Comply with any legal obligations we have, such as calculating taxes
  • Improve our store offerings
  • Send you marketing messages, if you choose to receive them

If you create an account, we will store your name, address, email and phone number, which will be used to populate the checkout for future orders.

We generally store information about you for as long as we need the information for the purposes for which we collect and use it, and we are not legally required to continue to keep it. For example, we will store order information for XXX years for tax and accounting purposes. This includes your name, email address and billing and shipping addresses.

We will also store comments or reviews, if you choose to leave them.

What We Share With Others:
We accept payments through third party payment providers, PayPal and Stripe using their payment gateways. When processing payments, some of your data will be passed to PayPal or Stripe, including information required to process or support the payment, such as the purchase total and billing information. We do not collect or store payment details on this site. To better understand how a provider uses and stores the data shared with them, check their privacy policies directly:
https://www.paypal.com/uk/webapps/mpp/ua/privacy-prev
https://stripe.com/gb/privacy

The Way We Use Information:
Bluewater Mag does not support SPAM. It will be clearly stated at each collection point what information you are registering to receive. (Please see definitions below) We will not sell, share, rent or disclose this information to others unless required by law.

Bluewater Mag Forms
Bluewater Mag Forms use return email addresses to answer the email we receive and / or supply requested information. Such addresses are not used for any other purpose and are not shared with Third Party Customers or outside parties. We use the information you provide about yourself to provide you with requested information & web-site updates. Bluewater Mag does not have any control or liability for any other communication with Third-Party Links provided on the Bluewater Mag web site (bluewatermag.com.au) including but not limited to: forms on the Third Party Links own web-site, phone, e-mail, fax.

Affiliate Links
Please note that some of the links within the Bluewater Mag are affiliate links and Bluewater Mag will earn a commission if you purchase through those links (at no extra cost to you). Bluewater Mag recommends that you do your own independent research before purchasing any product or service. This article is not a guideline, a recommendation or endorsement of specific products unless otherwise stated.

Third Party Links
This web site contains links to other sites. Such links are not endorsements of any products or services in such sites, and no information in such site has been endorsed or approved by Bluewater Mag. Please be aware that we, Bluewater Mag, are not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each and every web site that collects personally identifiable information. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by this web site.

Online Advertising We Use
This website uses the Google AdWords, Facebook and third party vendors remarketing service to advertise on third party websites (including Google) to previous visitors to our site. It could mean that we advertise to previous visitors who haven’t completed a task on our site, for example using the contact form to make an inquiry. This could be in the form of an advertisement on the Google search results page, or a site in the Google Display Network. Third-party vendors, including Google, use cookies to serve ads based on someone’s past visits to the BlueWater mag website. Of course, any data collected will be used in accordance with our own privacy policy, third party vendors and Google’s privacy policy.
As always we respect your privacy and are not collecting any identifiable information through the use of Google’s or any other third party remarketing system. You can opt-out of the collection and use of information for ad targeting by setting your preferences for how Google advertises to you using the information available at either www.aboutads.info/choices/ or www.networkadvertising.org/choices/.

See also Disclaimer and Limit of Liability Below

Disclaimer and Limit of Liability
Bluewater Mag attempts to provide accurate information on this Web site, it assumes no responsibility or liability for the accuracy, completeness, timeliness or usefulness of this service or any of the materials. Material on this site is provided “as is” and does not constitute a warranty of any kind, either expressed or implied. Bluewater Mag may change the information on the site at any time without notice.

While Bluewater Mag has taken care to provide relevant, quality links and web sites, such links are not endorsements of any products or services in such sites, and no information in such site has been endorsed or approved by Bluewater Mag. Bluewater Mag does not accept any liability or responsibility for content provided by third party links and websites, including but not limited to software, shipping, privacy, products, information or other services, communication and content provided by third party web sites. Third party links will load into a new window.

Bluewater Mag does not promise the uninterrupted availability of the service or that the Service will be free from errors.

Bluewater Mag is not liable to any user in contract or in tort for or in any respect of any direct or indirect loss or damage suffered by the user or any other person arising out of any breach or other act or omission in connection with these policies.

Terms of Use
Your use of any information provided within the web site (bluewatermag.com.au) or by email correspondence means that you agree to accept the terms and conditions as stated in this policy.

Choice/Opt-out
If you wish to change your contact details or subscription status please log in to your account where you can update your details.

Please report any difficulties via our Contact Us page

How To Contact Us
Should you have other questions or concerns about these privacy policies, please visit our Contact Us page.

Notification of Changes
Bluewater Mag reserves the right to change our privacy policy. We will post those changes on our website so our users are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose it. If users are registered for web site updates, the user will also receive an email regarding policy changes. If at any point we decide to use personally identifiable information in a manner different from that stated at the time it was collected, we will notify users first by way of an email and Users will have a choice as to whether or not we use their information in this different manner.