Last updated: (2017/10/20)

WoodenBoat Publications operates this website ( This page informs you of our policies regarding the collection, use and disclosure of Personal Information we receive from users of the Site.

We use your Personal Information only for providing and improving the Site. By using the Site, you agree to the collection and use of information in accordance with this policy.

This Privacy Policy discloses the privacy practices for Small Boats Monthly and our affiliated applications and email newsletters.

Please note that contains links to third-party websites for your information and convenience. This policy does not cover those sites or services.

  • We don’t ask you for personal information unless we truly need it. (We can’t stand services that ask you for things like your gender or income level for no apparent reason.)
  • We don’t share your personal information with anyone except to comply with the law, develop our products, or protect our rights.
  • We don’t store personal information on our servers unless required for the ongoing operation of one of our services.

Website Visitors

Like most website operators, Small Boats Monthly collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. Small Boats Monthly’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Small Boats Monthly’s visitors use its website. From time to time, Small Boats Monthly may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.

Small Boats Monthly also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on Small Boats Monthly only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below, except that blog commenter IP addresses and email addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the blog where the comment was left.

Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information

Certain visitors to Small Boats Monthly’s website choose to interact with Small Boats Monthly in ways that require Small Boats Monthly to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Small Boats Monthly gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up for a subscription at  to provide a username and email address. Those who engage in transactions with Small Boats Monthly – are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, Small Boats Monthly collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with Small Boats Monthly. Small Boats Monthly does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.

Aggregated Statistics

Small Boats Monthly may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. For instance, Small Boats Monthly may monitor the most popular articles on the site. Small Boats Monthly may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, Small Boats Monthly does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information

Small Boats Monthly discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on Small Boats Monthly’s behalf or to provide services available at Small Boats Monthly’s website, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using Small Boats Monthly’s website, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. Small Boats Monthly will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, Small Boats Monthly discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when Small Boats Monthly believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Small Boats Monthly, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of at Small Boats Monthly website and have supplied your email address, Small Boats Monthly may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with Small Boats Monthly and our products. Small Boats Monthly takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.


Cookies, Beacons, Local Storage and Other Similar Technologies. We may use “cookies,” Web beacons, HTML5 local storage and other similar technologies.
These technologies allow us to manage access to and use of Small Boats Monthly and its service, provide customized services to you based on your subscription level and preferences, and help us understand how our audience uses Small Boats Monthly. You may not be able to access certain areas of our website if your computer/device does not accept cookies from us. Enabling “do not track” features may inhibit your ability to use our website and services.

Third Parties. Some of the services and advertisements included on Small Boats Monthly, including within our mobile apps, may be delivered or served by third-party companies (such as Google), which may collect information about your use of Small Boats Monthly and its services.

These companies may place or recognize cookies, Web beacons or other technology to track certain non-personal information about our website users. For example, in the course of serving certain advertisements, an advertiser may place or recognize a unique cookie on your browser in order to collect certain information about your use of Small Boats Monthly.

We do not have access to, nor control over, these third parties’ use of cookies or other tracking technologies or how they may be used.

About Our Email Newsletters

Small Boats Monthly will periodically send you email newsletters or promotional email about services offered by Small Boats Monthly and its advertisers.  You can choose not to receive messages in the future by following the “unsubscribe” instructions located near the bottom of each email. We will not share, sell, rent, swap or authorize any third party to use your email address for commercial purposes without your permission.

Unsubscribing from Email NewslettersSmall Boats Monthly offers email newsletters. If you no longer wish to receive a specific newsletter, follow the “unsubscribe” instructions located near the bottom of each newsletter.

Survey Emails. We may invite you to participate in user surveys asking for feedback on Small Boats Monthly and existing or prospective products and services, as well as information to better understand our users. User surveys help us serve you better. Any information we obtain via surveys will not be shared with third parties, except in aggregate form.

Emails From You. If you send us an email, we will use your email address to respond directly to your questions or comments.

Business Transfers

If Small Boats Monthly, or substantially all of its assets, were acquired, or in the unlikely event that Small Boats Monthly goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, user information would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquirer of Small Boats Monthly may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.


Ads appearing on the Small Boats Monthly website may be delivered to users by advertising partners, who may set cookies. These cookies allow the ad server to recognize your computer each time they send you an online advertisement to compile information about you or others who use your computer. This information allows ad networks to, among other things, deliver targeted advertisements that they believe will be of most interest to you. This Privacy Policy covers the use of cookies by Small Boats Monthly and does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers.

Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, Small Boats Monthly may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in Small Boats Monthly’s sole discretion. Small Boats Monthly encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.