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Privacy Policy

Welcome to Aqua Star’s Web site ("Site") located at www.aquastar.com. This Site is owned and operated by Admiralty Island Fisheries, Inc., d/b/a Aqua Star and this Privacy Policy statement ("Privacy Policy") applies to all Web sites, products, and services of Aqua Star and is intended to provide you notice of our information management practices, including the types of information gathered, how it is used and safeguarded, and the degree to which you may control the maintenance and sharing of your information. Your use of any of the Site constitutes acceptance of this Privacy Policy and the accompanying Terms of Service, which are hereby incorporated by reference.

1. Collection of Information
Aqua Star only collects personally identifiable information about you when you specifically provide this information on a voluntary basis. Aqua Star will make reasonable efforts to ensure that whatever information you provide will be maintained in a secure environment. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while Aqua Star strives to protect your personal information, it cannot guarantee the security of any information you transmit to Aqua Star or from its products or services, and you provide such information at your own risk. Once Aqua Star receives your transmission, it makes its best effort to ensure its security on its systems.

You should be very cautious when you voluntarily disclose personal information. That information, along with any other information you may disclose, can be collected, correlated, and used by third parties, and may result in unsolicited messages from other posters or third parties. Such activities are beyond the control of Aqua Star and are not subject to this Privacy Policy.

Aqua Star may collect IP addresses for system administration, record keeping, and advertising reporting. Your IP address is automatically assigned to your computer when you use the World Wide Web. Aqua Star’s servers may record incoming IP addresses. Your IP address may be stored with your registration, order, comments, or other information you submit via forms on Aqua Star’s Site. By tracking IP addresses, Aqua Star can determine which sites refer the most people to Aqua Star.

2. Information Sharing, Disclosure, and Use
Aqua Star respects the privacy of the individuals who use its Site. Individually identifiable information about you is not generally disclosed to any third party without first receiving your permission, as explained in this Privacy Policy.

Aqua Star may disclose personally identifiable information about you to a subsequent owner or operator of one of Aqua Star’s Sites or services if it assigns its rights and obligations regarding any of your information at the time of a merger, acquisition, or sale of all or substantially all of a Site's assets and/or services to a subsequent owner or operator. You will be deemed to have consented to the disclosure to, and use by, a subsequent owner or operator of such Web site or service, and your continued use of the Web site or service signifies your agreement to be bound by the Terms of Service and Privacy Policy of the site's or service's subsequent owner or operator.

Aqua Star may also retain an outside company to manage a database containing certain customer information. In those situations, the outside party is performing work for Aqua Star. Aqua Star takes appropriate steps designed to ensure your information is used only in the manner requested.

Aqua Star may also disclose personally identifiable information to third parties in the following instances: 1) it has been given your consent to disclose; 2) it has previously informed you of the disclosure, including by means of this Privacy Policy; 3) it is required by law or court order to disclose, or it believes in good faith that the law requires it; 4) disclosure is necessary to identify, contact, or bring legal action against, someone who may cause or be causing harm to, or interference with, Aqua Star’s rights or property, other Aqua Star Site users, or anyone else; or 5) to respond to an inquiry, request, or complaint that you have made. Aqua Star may also use IP addresses in cooperation with Internet service providers to identify users if it deems it necessary to comply with laws, to enforce compliance with this Privacy Policy or Aqua Star’s Terms, or to protect its sites, customers, or others.

3. Cookies
You should be aware that non-personally identifiable information and data may be automatically collected through the standard operation of Aqua Star’s Internet servers or through the use of "cookies." Cookies are small text files a Web site can use to recognize repeat users. Generally, cookies work by assigning a unique number to the user that has no meaning outside of the Web site that he or she is visiting. Aqua Star may use cookies or temporary cookies to recognize visitors and more quickly provide personalized content or grant you unimpeded access to registered areas of its Site. With cookies enabled, you may not need to fill in password or contact information, should areas of Aqua Star’s Site ask for this information.

Information gathered through cookies also helps Aqua Star measure use of its Site. Cookie data allows us to track usage behavior and compile data that it can use to improve the site and target advertising. This data will be used in aggregate form; no specific users will be tracked. Aqua Star does not use cookies to uniquely identify users, except where such use helps us to make your visit more efficient.

You can easily turn off cookies. Most browsers have a feature that allows the user to refuse cookies or issues a warning when cookies are being sent. Remember, though, cookies may be necessary to provide you with certain features available on Aqua Star's Site. Some areas of Aqua Star's Site may not function properly without cookies. Enabling cookies ensures a smooth, efficient visit to the Site.

4. Aqua Star’s Privacy Policy and Notification of Changes
Aqua Star is aware of your privacy concerns and strives to collect only as much data as is required to make your experience with Aqua Star as efficient and satisfying as possible, in the most unobtrusive manner as possible. Aqua Star reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to change, modify, add, or remove any portion of the Site or this Privacy Policy any time. Changes will be effective when posted. Your continued use of the Site after any changes will be considered acceptance of those changes. This statement and the policies outlined herein are not intended to and do not create any contractual or other legal rights in or on behalf of any party.

Thank you for reading this information and for visiting Aqua Star’s Site.