Who we are

Our website address is: https://timwestonboats.com. Timwestonboats.com provides information, inspiration and ideas on boat building, targeted primarily to, the home boat builder. The information given below is provided to inform you of our policy on privacy, how we use your data and how we protect it.
Contact details – to contact us:
Address:  27 Gordon Avenue, Geelong West, 3218, Victoria, Australia


What personal data we collect and why we collect it

 When you use this website, information is collected in the course of your browsing for functional purposes, to help us understand how people are using the website and for advertising purposes – generally to serve more relevant ads to you (if ads are shown).
You will be notified of the use of cookies, the first time you visit this website and given the choice to accept or refuse the use of cookies used to gather this information.
Additionally, if you purchase from this site, the following information is necessary to complete your purchase. Both to be able to send you your purchase, for support contact afterwards and also, a minimum of personal information is necessary for the payment gateway “Stripe” to allow the purchase to pass through Stipe’s fraud prevention filters.
The following information is collected by and held on this website as well as shared with Stripe, for the processing of the purchase.
  • First Name
  • Last Name
  • Email address
The following further information is collected by Stipe directly during the purchase process. The information below is not seen nor collected on this website
  • Card type
  • Card Number
  • Expiry Date
  • CVC code
Stripe’s Privacy policy can be viewed here https://stripe.com/es/privacy/



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.



If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.



You will be notified of the use of cookies, the first time you visit this website and given the choice to accept or refuse the use of cookies used to gather this information. Below is a description of the reason we use cookies.
If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.
If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.
When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.
If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.


Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos (ie. YouTube), 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.



This website uses Google Analytics to help understand how visitors interact with the site. Anonymous data is collected about your visit to this site if you accept cookies. For information on how Google uses cookies and the data it collects, please read Google Analytics Privacy Policy – https://policies.google.com/technologies/cookies
This website uses the Facebook pixel, to analyse how visitors interact with the website.  You can read about Facebook’s Privacy Policy here – https://www.facebook.com/policies/cookies/  and here https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/ which explains their use of the data they collect here.
This website also uses MailChimp for email management and campaigns. MailChimp installs tracking snippets on the this website and uses tracking cookies to analyse how visitors interact with this website. You can learn more about MailChimp’s use of cookies and how they track emails sent through their service by visiting their cookie statement. For information on disabling interest based advertising, please visit the following sites, http://www.aboutads.info/choices/ or http://www.youronlinechoices.com.


How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.
If you make a purchase on this site, the information we collect, as listed above, is retained indefinitely. The information Stripe collects is covered under Stripe’s privacy policy – https://stripe.com/privacy/


What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, or you have made a purchase from timwestonboats.com, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.


Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service. Data requested will be sent to the email address you registered with us.


Your contact information

Contact information is only collected if you, purchase from us, register with us, or leave a comment or post.


Additional information


How we protect your data

Your data is confidential. It is not shared, sold or disclosed to anyone else. This is a secure website, using SSL encryption for data transfer and uses industry standard procedures for the maintenance of security of data held on this website.


Business Transfers

If timwestonboats.com were acquired, or in the unlikely event that timwestonboats.com 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 timwestonboats.com may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.


What data breach procedures we have in place

Under the GDPR compliance, if this website is experiencing a data breach of any kind, that breach will be communicated to users.
Any data breach will be notified to users as soon as possible, in any case within 72 hours of first becoming aware of a breach.


What automated decision making and/or profiling do we do with user data



Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, timwestonboats.com may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in timwestonboats.com sole discretion. Timwestonboats.com encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. If you are registered with timwestonboats.com, you might also receive an alert informing you of these changes. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.


Terms of Service:

The following terms and conditions govern all use of the timwestonboats.com website.
Copyright Infringement and DMCA Policy. As timwestonboats.com asks others to respect its intellectual property rights, it respects the intellectual property rights of others. If you believe that material located on or linked to by timwestonboats.com violates your copyright, you are encouraged to notify timwestonboats.com. Timwestonboats.com will respond to all such notices, including as required or appropriate by removing the infringing material or disabling all links to the infringing material.


Disclaimer of Warranties. The Website is provided “as is”. Timwestonboats.com hereby disclaims all warranties of any kind, express or implied, including, without limitation, the warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose and non-infringement. Timwestonboats.com makes no warranty that the Website will be error free or that access thereto will be continuous or uninterrupted. You understand that you obtain content through this Website at your own discretion and risk. Opinions and views expressed on this website are the individual opinions and views of the author and no warranty for their correctness or otherwise is given.