Privacy Policy and Terms of Service

Privacy Policy

Protecting your private information is our priority. This Statement of Privacy applies to the Blue Planet Scuba website. and governs data collection and usage. For the purposes of this Privacy Policy, unless otherwise noted, all references to Blue Planet Scuba include blueplanetdc.com and blueplanetdc.net. By using the Blue Planet Scuba website, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.

Collection of your Personal Information

Blue Planet Scuba may collect personally identifiable information, such as your name. If you purchase Blue Planet Scuba’s products and services, we collect billing and credit card information. This information is used to complete the purchase transaction. We may gather additional personal or non-personal information in the future.

Information about your computer hardware and software may be automatically collected by Blue Planet Scuba. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring website addresses. This information is used for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the Blue Planet Scuba website.

Use of your Personal Information

Blue Planet Scuba collects and uses your personal information to operate its website(s) and deliver the services you have requested.

Blue Planet Scuba may also use your personally identifiable information to inform you of other products or services available from Blue Planet Scuba and its affiliates. Blue Planet Scuba may also contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of current services or of potential new services that may be offered.

Blue Planet Scuba does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties.
Blue Planet Scuba may, from time to time, contact you on behalf of external business partners about a particular offering that may be of interest to you. In those cases, your unique personally identifiable information (e-mail, name, address, telephone number) is not transferred to the third party. Blue Planet Scuba may share data with trusted partners to help perform statistical analysis, send you email or postal mail, provide customer support, or arrange for deliveries. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to Blue Planet Scuba, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.

Blue Planet Scuba may keep track of the websites and pages our users visit within Blue Planet Scuba, in order to determine what Blue Planet Scuba services are the most popular. This data is used to deliver customized content and advertising within Blue Planet Scuba to customers whose behavior indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area. Blue Planet Scuba will disclose your personal information, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on Blue Planet Scuba or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of Blue Planet Scuba; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of Blue Planet Scuba, or the public.

Use of Cookies

The Blue Planet Scuba website may use “cookies” to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.

One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the Web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalize Blue Planet Scuba pages, or register with Blue Planet Scuba site or services, a cookie helps Blue Planet Scuba to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as billing addresses, shipping addresses, and so on. When you return to the same Blue Planet Scuba website, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the Blue Planet Scuba features that you customized.
You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the Blue Planet Scuba services or websites you visit.

Security of your Personal Information

Verisign
When personal information (such as a credit card number) is transmitted to other websites, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) protocol. Verisign is an independent, third-party company engaged in the development of digital trust. Verisign provides authentication of Internet services, digital identity and intellectual property. By clicking on the Verisign logo, the Verisign website will serve up a web page that confirms that Blue Planet Scuba is “Verisign Authenticated.”

Children Under Thirteen

Blue Planet Scuba does not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under the age of thirteen. If you are under the age of thirteen, you must ask your parent or guardian for permission to use this website.

Social Media Services

The Blue Planet Scuba site contains links to external sites. If you click a link to an outside website, such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Flickr, and so on, you will leave the Blue Planet Scuba site and are subject to the privacy and security policies of the owners/sponsors of the outside website.

Blue Planet Scuba uses third-party social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter, and Flickr as additional means reaching our customers and the scuba community. Blue Planet Scuba does not use, maintain, or share your personal information made available through social media/third party sites.

If you access one of these sites without an account, no personal information is provided to Blue Planet Scuba.  If you subscribe to one of these services and your account name, on-line profile, or comments you make happens to reveal personal information, we will not use, maintain, or share that information outside of Blue Planet Scuba.

We encourage you to review and familiarize yourself with the privacy policies of any social media site or third party site you use. Our social media content is available to the general public; if you make a comment on a social media site, any information in your comment, as well as your profile name and any other public profile information, will be available to the general public to see.

Opt-Out & Unsubscribe

We respect your privacy and give you an opportunity to opt-out of receiving announcements of certain information. Users may opt-out of receiving any or all communications from Blue Planet Scuba by contacting us here:

  • Email: info-at-blueplanetdc.com
  • Phone: 202-527-9419 (during store hours)

Changes to this Statement

Blue Planet Scuba will occasionally update this Statement of Privacy to reflect company and customer feedback. Blue Planet Scuba encourages you to periodically review this Statement to be informed of how Blue Planet Scuba is protecting your information.

Contact Information

Blue Planet Scuba welcomes your questions or comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you believe that Blue Planet Scuba has not adhered to this Statement, please contact Blue Planet Scuba at info-at-blueplanetdc.com or during business hours at 202-527-9419.

Effective as of January 1, 2013.

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