ANTOINE DE SAINT-EXUPERY

EL PRINCIPITO DE ALTO VUELO

Escritor, piloto, lírico y aventurero, el francés Saint- Exupéry vivió sólo 44 años. Sobrevoló las dos guerras mundiales, hasta que su avión se perdió para siempre en las inmensidades del Mediterráneo. Publicó novelas, diarios, cartas, y resaltó siempre valores como la solidaridad, el honor, la amistad. Pero su mayor obra, y por la cual es reconocido en todo el mundo, fue “El Principito”. Una fábula infantil, ilustrada con sus propios dibujos, destinada a remover la conciencia de los adultos. Traducido a 115 idiomas, se lo considera el libro más leído del sigo XX. Aparentemente simple, el filosofo Martin Heidegger la calificó como “una de las grandes obras del existencialismo”.

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ANTOINE DE SAINT-EXUPERY

EL PRINCIPITO DE ALTO VUELO

Escritor, piloto, lírico y aventurero, el francés Saint- Exupéry vivió sólo 44 años. Sobrevoló las dos guerras mundiales, hasta que su avión se perdió para siempre en las inmensidades del Mediterráneo. Publicó novelas, diarios, cartas, y resaltó siempre valores como la solidaridad, el honor, la amistad. Pero su mayor obra, y por la cual es reconocido en todo el mundo, fue “El Principito”. Una fábula infantil, ilustrada con sus propios dibujos, destinada a remover la conciencia de los adultos. Traducido a 115 idiomas, se lo considera el libro más leído del sigo XX. Aparentemente simple, el filosofo Martin Heidegger la calificó como “una de las grandes obras del existencialismo”.

No es mal alumno –dijo el padre jesuita mientras sacudía ligeramente la cabeza–, pero sí algo descuidado. Parece que siempre estuviera pensando en otra cosa”. Marie Boyer se preguntó si ese leve movimiento de cabeza era un signo de aprobación. La cara del cura, con ese gesto cómplice, parecía desmentir sus palabras. Los dos hijos de Marie Boyer estudiaban en el Colegio Notre Dame de Sainte-Croix, pero los reproches invariablemente llegaban por culpa de Antoine; acerca de François los padres jesuitas no tenían la menor queja. Un niño aplicado y respetuoso, ordenado en sus cosas, que cumplía cualquier orden sin un solo gesto de protesta. ¿Por qué Antoine que era un año mayor que François era dueño de esa personalidad tan rebelde? El padre jesuita no podía contestarle esa pregunta. Y Antoine-Jean-Baptiste-Marie-Roger, su esposo y padre de los niños, tampoco podía responderle: el bueno de Jean-Baptiste hacía ya cuatro años que había muerto.

–¿Qué me aconseja, padre? –preguntó Marie.

Entonces el cura repitió casi las mismas palabras que había dicho en el encuentro anterior. Dijo que Antoine iba siempre con los dedos manchados de tinta, que no solía prestar atención a ciertas materias, que las matemáticas le interesaban muy poco y, lo que es más grave, las clases de religión parecían no importarle. En lugar de eso, pasaba largo tiempo haciendo dibujitos y escribiendo, vaya a saber qué cosas, porque no bien las escribe las rompe. O tal vez las guarda en su casilla; allí tiene tantos papeles y libros que casi no se puede cerrar.

–¿Libros prohibidos? –preguntó Marie.

–No, nada de eso –la calmó el padre jesuita–, pura ficción: poesías y cuentos, muchos cuentos y fábulas. Eso es lo que le gusta a su hijo. Creo que el chico es un soñador.

Esa definición tranquilizó a Marie.

–Sí, padre, algo de eso hay –dijo–, no se cansa de repetir que quiere volar.

–¿Volar? –dijo el padre jesuita. Ahora él que se mostraba asombrado.

–Quiere ser aviador –dijo Marie Boyer.

–¿Qué le dije? Un soñador –repitió el sacerdote y disimuló un suspiro de alivio. Un rato después Marie Boyer estaba otra vez en la calle. Le ordenó al cochero que se dirigiera hacia el Castillo de la Môle, allí vivía su madre y, desde el mismo momento en que murió Jean-Baptiste, Marie Boyer decidió volver a la casa materna; se había quedado viuda y, para colmo, era madre de cinco hijos: Marie-Madeleine, Simona, Antoine, François y Gabrielle, que había nacido en el mismo año en que murió Jean-Baptiste. Ese 1904 había sido un año especial: murió su esposo y nació su tercera hija. Cuatro años después de esa muerte y ese nacimiento, Marie Boyer tuvo que hacerle frente a una serie de problemas. Pertenecía a una familia de rancia estirpe, era viuda de un aristócrata y vivía en un castillo, pero eso sólo era fachada; lo auténticamente cierto era su precaria situación económica. Situación que, sin embargo, no le impidió inscribir a sus dos hijos varones en el Colegio Notre Dame de la Sainte-Croix; allí mismo había estudiado el padre de los niños. Marie Boyer era fiel a las tradiciones. Pero Antoine se empeñaba en ser diferente del resto de la familia. No era un mal chico, aunque insistía en pedir lo imposible. Esa ambición por volar y esa pasión por el dibujo y la escritura, ¿de quién la habría heredado? Marie Boyer había rastreado su ascendencia y la de su esposo, y a lo largo de más de dos siglos no tropezó con ningún remoto pariente que tuviera esas características. “Infinitos son los caminos…”, murmuró y decidió que tendría que hablar con Antoine. No era la primera vez que su madre lo llevaba hasta uno de los cuartos más lúgubres del castillo. Antoine sabía que ése era el sitio elegido para dar las malas noticias. Sin embargo, fue sin preocuparse más de la cuenta: suponía que su madre nuevamente le iba a recriminar por su mal comportamiento en el colegio. En esta ocasión se equivocó. Su madre le confió algo más importante y doloroso. Pidió que la entendiera y le anticipó que ella se iría del Castillo de la Môle: no soportaba el tratamiento que le daban sus parientes. Insistió que ellos no comprendían el sacrificio de esta joven viuda que debía hacerse cargo de la crianza de cinco hijos.

–Regreso al castillo de Saint-Maurice-de-Remens –dijo.

–Regresamos –señaló Antoine.

–Regreso –insistió la madre–, ustedes se quedarán aquí, con las tías Anaïs y Marguerite.

Los chicos no se alegrarían por lo que había dispuesto mamá, pero deberían aceptarlo. Ahora quedarían al cuidado de sus tías y, sobre todo, deberían continuar soportando la rigidez de los padres jesuitas. Años después, Antoine se lo recordó en una carta a su madre. “Usted es verdaderamente el único consuelo cuando uno está triste. Cuando era niño, volvía a casa con mi pesada cartera sobre mis espaldas, lloriqueando por haber sido castigado –¿se acuerda usted, en Le Mans? – y, sólo con besarme, hacía que lo olvidara todo. Era usted un remedio todopoderoso contra los maestros y los padres perfectos…”.

El colegio era duro, pero también había un período de vacaciones. Antoine de Saint-Exupéry recordaría especialmente un veraneo junto a su familia, en Ambérieu. A unos pocos kilómetros de la casa que los albergaba, al este de Saint-Maurice-de-Rémens, se alzaba un pequeño aeródromo. Todos los días, Antoine montaba en su bicicleta y pedaleaba sin descanso. Invariablemente, cuando divisaba los primeros aviones, se le dibujaba una sonrisa de felicidad. Los mecánicos se habían acostumbrado a la visita de ese chico; más que nada, a las preguntas de ese chico: quería saber todos los secretos de la aviación, no se cansaba de interrogar. Tanta persistencia tuvo su premio: a finales de julio de 1912, Antoine recibió su bautismo de vuelo. Tenía 12 años y el piloto Gabriel Wroblewski lo invitó a que subiera a un Berthaud-Wroblewski, un avión fabricado en Villeurbanne, cerca de Lyon. Ese vuelo aunó las dos pasiones de Antoine: la aviación y la literatura. Luego de surcar los aires, escribió un poema que comenzaba así:

Las alas temblaban bajo el soplo del atardecer,
El motor con su canto mecía el alma adormecida,
Y el sol nos rozaba con su luz lívida…

Los padres jesuitas debieron aceptar que ese chico inquieto, siempre con las manos manchadas de tinta; no se las manchaba en vano. En junio de 1914, al finalizar el curso, Antoine recibió el premio de narrativa, por su cuento “Odisea de un sombrero de copa”. Un mes más tarde, el 28 de julio, el mundo comenzaría a vivir una odisea sangrienta: el archiduque Francisco-Fernando de Austria y su esposa morirían asesinados. El 2 de agosto estalló la Primera Guerra Mundial. Pocos días después, Marie Boyer se reunió con sus hijos y les anunció que se había ofrecido como enfermera voluntaria en el hospital de campaña instalado en la estación ferroviaria de Ambériu.

–Los he matriculado en el Colegio Notre Dame de Montgré –dijo–, también está a cargo de padres jesuitas. Estos padres tal vez eran menos severos que los del Notre Dame de Sainte-Croix. Antoine y François se alegraron ante esa posibilidad, pero por sobre todo se alegraron de volver a estar junto a su madre. Durante ese primer año de la guerra cursaron en el colegio de Villefranche-sur-Saône, pero en febrero de 1915 los dos hermanos regresaron al Sainte-Croix, en Le Mans. Antoine persistía en su sueño de volar y continuaba escribiendo. Ese mismo año recibió otro premio de narrativa. Los padres jesuitas ya no dudaban del talento del pupilo. Sin embargo, Antoine y François cursaron el último año en la neutral Suiza: ingresaron en la Villa Saint-Jean, un colegio de los padres marianistas. La guerra estaba por entrar en su último acto, pero su secuela de destrucción y muerte no había disminuido. Roger, un tío querido por Antoine, fue una de sus tempranas víctimas: murió en un combate en Maissin. Ahora la sombra de la muerte volvería a planear sobre la familia. Un repentino ataque al corazón quebraría la vida de su hermano François, cuando aún no había cumplido los 17 años. Fue un golpe duro para Antoine. Había terminado sus estudios secundarios y estaba preparándose para rendir los exámenes de ingreso en la Ecole Navale y la Ecole Centrale, ambas dependientes del Lycée Saint-Louis de París.

El 11 de noviembre de 1918 se firmó en Redon, Francia,  el armisticio que dio fin a la Primera Guerra Mundial. Unos pocos meses antes, Antoine conoció a Louise de Vilmorin. Fue un encuentro casi casual. Antoine primero no prestó gran interés por esa muchacha de pocas palabras y gestos delicados, pero a medida que pasaban los días comprendió que le gustaba más de la cuenta. Le confió sus fantasías de aviador y poeta. Louise pensó que esas fantasías se borrarían con el tiempo, y aceptó ser su novia. Todavía era prematuro anunciar el compromiso matrimonial.

–Antes debo ingresar en la Ecole Navale –dijo Antoine.

Pero ese ingreso jamás se produjo. No logró aprobar el examen. Vendrán días de desasosiego. Antoine deberá ganarse la vida del mejor modo posible. Su madre se había quedado sin recursos, con poca plata nada valen los gestos aristocráticos y el pasado esplendor.

–Eso no basta para comer, Antoine –no se cansaba de repetir Marie Boyer. Y Antoine deberá trabajar de lo que viniera: llevará la contabilidad en algunos negocios, se empleará de dependiente en otros y hasta será figurante en “Quo vadis”, la ópera de Jean Noguès. Sin embargo, no abandonará sus sueños de piloto y artista.

–Me inscribí en la Escuela de Bellas Artes, como alumno libre.

Louise de Vilmorin no se alegró por la noticia. Estaba lejos de desear a un novio artista, pero confiaba que con el tiempo Antoine iba a cambiar. Falsas esperanzas. Era el año 1921 y Antoine ingresó en el servicio militar.  –Me destinan al 2º Regimiento de Aviación de Caza, en Neuhof, muy cerca de Estrasburgo –dijo, sin ocultar su alegría. Louise, por el contrario, sintió un escalofrío. Antoine estaba en la gloria. Robert Aeby, piloto de la Compañía Transaérea del Este le dio las lecciones inaugurales. El 9 de julio de 1921, Antoine piloteó por primera vez un Sopwith F-Ctee. Fue un vuelo en solitario y literalmente sintió que tocaba el cielo con las manos. Supo que ése era su destino, nada ni nadie iba a ser capaz de torcérselo. El 5 de febrero de 1922 recibió los galones de cabo. Un mes después obtuvo la licencia de piloto. Corrió a contárselo a Louise.

–Lo logré –dijo, derrochando alegría.

Louise supo disimular su desazón.

–Cuánto me alegro –respondió.

Las cartas estaban echadas. Luego de un curso de observador aéreo, Antoine recibió el grado de alférez y de inmediato ingresó en el 34º Regimiento de Aviación. Lo enviaron a Casablanca para que se incorporase en el 37º Regimiento de Aviones de Caza. Conocer el desierto de Marruecos lo impactó; años después ese conocimiento le serviría para su obra cumbre. Lousie iba entendiendo que sus ilusiones de contar con un esposo formal se hacían cada vez más lejanas. Pese a eso, anunciaron el compromiso matrimonial. La boda se iba a realizar no bien Antoine terminase con su servicio militar. En la primavera de ese año 1923, Louise alentó nuevas esperanzas: Antoine tuvo su primer accidente aéreo, sufrió una fractura de cráneo. Louise creyó que ese golpe le metería miedo y que definitivamente iba a abandonar esas locas ideas de volar. Todo lo contrario.

–Voy a incorporarme a la aviación –le anunció Antoine.

La muchacha no podía creerlo. Lo veía con la cabeza vendada y la cara cubierta de moretones y no podía creerlo. Entonces intervino la familia de la novia. Insistieron en que se dejase de tonterías.

–Tengo un trabajo para ti –dijo su futuro suegro.

Antoine sólo pensaba en volar. El trabajo que le conseguiría su futuro suegro, por el contrario, se desarrollaba bien a ras del suelo: contador en la empresa Comptoir de Tuileries. De mala gana, Antoine aceptó.

–Te va a gustar –aseguró su futuro suegro.

No le gustó, apenas aguantó unos meses. No tenía nada que ver con esas tareas de oficina; lo de él era volar, ya sea piloteando aviones o escribiendo cuentos y novelas. En septiembre de ese mismo año rompió el compromiso de matrimonio con Louise. Otra vez libre. “¿Y ahora qué?”, se preguntó y levantó la vista hacia el cielo. Allí estaba la respuesta. Pero sus sueños de aviador no le opacarían su otra gran pasión: el 1º de abril de 1926 publicó “El aviador” en la reconocida revista Navire d’Argent. Era la primera vez que un texto de él se reproducía en letra de molde. No iba a ser la última. Seis meses más tarde consiguió el título de piloto civil e ingresó en la Compagnie Latécoère para transportar el correo entre Toulouse, en Francia, y Dakar, en Africa. Como si íntimamente intuyera que su vida iba a ser muy corta, Antoine pasaría de un trabajo a otro con la misma rapidez con que volaban los aviones que piloteaba.

Cada una de esas experiencias las convertía en literatura. Por último, lo destinaron a América del Sur. Sería el encargado de realizar vuelos nocturnos entre Río de Janeiro, en Brasil, y Buenos Aires, en Argentina. El 12 de octubre de 1929 estaba en Buenos Aires. Había estudiado las posibilidades de crear nuevas líneas aéreas en América del Sur y se disponía a dirigir la Compañía Aeropostal Argentina, recién fundada. Pero su paso por la Argentina no se limitaría únicamente a la aviación. Una noche decidió asistir a una conferencia que pronunciaría su amigo Benjamín Crémieux. Al final de la disertación, Crémieux le presentó a una bella y aristocrática salvadoreña: Consuelo Suncin. Se puede decir que fue amor a primera vista. A Consuelo le gustaba la vida aventurera de Antoine, no pondría reparos a que se fuera por tantos días, volando vaya a saberse por dónde. Se casaron y poco después partieron hacia París, pero muy pronto regresaron a la Argentina. Como director de la Aeropostal Argentina, una compañía filial de la Aéropostale, Antoine tenía el propósito de abrir y explotar líneas transversales en América del Sur. Los vuelos de línea Buenos Aires-Patagonia, que inauguró el propio Saint-Exupéry, fue el tema de su segunda novela: “Vuelo nocturno”. Su fama como escritor comenzaba a crecer; en 1934 obtuvo el premio Fémina. Esa fama le jugaría en contra de sus aspiraciones como piloto. Dos años antes de que Antoine lograra el premio Fémina, Air France se convirtió en la propietaria de Aéropostale. A los nuevos dueños les interesaba contar con la presencia de Saint-Exupéry, pero no para que pilotease aviones, sino para que estuviera al frente del departamento de propaganda. El joven piloto comenzaba a ser un escritor nombrado, incluso ya había adaptaciones cinematográficas de su obra. Air France quería un puesto de mayor fuste para Saint Exupéry, pero Antoine quería volar; ésa era su vida.

–Volvemos a París –le dijo a Consuelo–. Air France me quiere como escritor, pues me tendrá como escritor. Sólo que a tiempo completo: acabo de renunciar.

Por supuesto, Antoine no se quedará exclusivamente encerrado en su cuarto escribiendo. Su pasión por volar lo llevaría a comprarse un avión Caudron Simoun. Parecía un chico con juguete nuevo. Un juguete peligroso, por cierto. En uno de sus vuelos tuvo un grave accidente en el desierto de Libia. Ese accidente, que pudo ser fatal, fue el tema de su próximo libro: “Tierra de hombres”. Y a seguir volando: desde los Estados Unidos de Norteamérica intentó realizar un raid interamericano. Su avión se estrelló en Guatemala. Antoine una vez más se salvó por milagro. Pero, cuando el ejército alemán entró en Polonia, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry supo de inmediato que esa invasión nazi sería el comienzo de la Segunda Guerra Mundial. Tomó una decisión que ni siquiera habló con Consuelo; además, poco hubiera importado lo que su esposa opinara: él había decidido reincorporarse a la Fuerza Aérea. Le otorgaron el grado de capitán, aunque no lo consideraron “apto para entrar en combate”: los graves accidentes habían dejado huella en su cuerpo. Debía limitarse a realizar vuelos de reconocimiento. Es lo que hizo. Cuando las tropas alemanas ocuparon París, Antoine se encontraba en Africa del Norte, a bordo de un cuatrimotor Farman 220. Consiguió llegar a Nueva York. El propósito era regresar de inmediato al frente de combate. Sin embargo, lo convencieron de que sería más útil allí: logrando que las autoridades norteamericanas ayudasen a Francia contra la invasión nazi. Escribió en The New York Times, Carta abierta a los franceses de todo el mundo, como tiempo después, poco antes de morir, escribiría en la revista Life, Carta a los jóvenes americanos. Pero su tarea periodística, que lo llevaba con su avión de un lado a otro, le dejaría tiempo para escribir un nuevo libro: “Piloto de guerra”. Una vez más, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry narrará sus propias vivencias. El libro se convirtió en un best-seller, pero Antoine no estaba pasando por su mejor momento: no hablaba inglés y quería estar en el frente de combate; sentía que traicionaba a los suyos. Tal vez por esos días terminó de escribir “Carta a un rehén”. Cuando su situación ya lo atormentaba, una mujer acudió en su ayuda y fue el disparador que puso en marcha el libro clave de su vida. La mujer se llamó Elisabeth Reynal y era la esposa de su editor norteamericano. Había visto que Antoine solía hacer dibujos en el que se repetía la figura de un niño de cabello rubio, vestido con una ropa singular.

–¿Por qué no escribes una historia con ese niño? –le sugirió a Antoine.

Así fue que Saint-Exupéry se abocó por completo a escribir la historia de ese niño. No disimulaba su entusiasmo y a todos los que lo visitaban les leía párrafos de lo que estaba escribiendo. Nadie podía creer que ese hombre, autor de tantos libros de acción y aventuras, estuviera elaborando ese texto tan sugestivo y extraño. El 6 de abril de 1943 “El Principito” estuvo en todas las librerías de Nueva York, pero el entusiasmo que habían experimentado los amigos de Saint-Exupéry, primeros lectores del libro, no se proyectó en la masa lectora norteamericana: “El Principito” pasó sin pena ni gloria. A Antoine pareció no importarle ese fracaso, sólo quería regresar a su país y participar en la resistencia. Pudo regresar; el 21 de junio de 1943 realizó su primera misión al sobrevolar la Francia ocupada abordo de un Lightning P-38. Cuatro días después lo ascendían a comandante, pero un mes más tarde le ordenaron que volviese a la reserva: no estaba en condiciones de llevar a cabo esas misiones. Aunque Saint-Exupéry cumple con la orden, continuará insistiendo para que lo reincorporasen a la fuerza activa. Y lo logró. Otra vez lo tenemos volando en misiones de reconocimiento. El 29 de julio de 1944, el coronel Chassin lo encontró en Argel. Estaba ante un hombre de corta edad, apenas 44 años, y mucha vida; una vida que, además, había recibido numerosos golpes. Esto se advertía en la piel de Saint-Exupéry.

–Usted ya se puede retirar con todos los honores –reconoció el coronel Chassin.

La respuesta de Saint-Exupéry no se hizo esperar.

–No, coronel –dijo–. Me quedaré con mis compañeros hasta el final.

Entonces no podía saber que el final estaba muy cerca. El fotógrafo John Philips le tomó fotos junto a su avión, para ilustrar su nota en Life. Dos días después de aquella charla, el 31 de julio de 1944, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry partió a lo que iba a ser su última misión: un vuelo de reconocimiento sobre Grenoble y Annecy. Su avión se estrelló en algún rincón del Mar Mediterráneo: nave y piloto se perdieron para siempre. No así el nombre de Saint-Exupéry. Aquellas fotos, las últimas, son las más conocidas en todo el mundo. En 1946, la editora francesa Gallimard publicó “El Principito”. Todo hacía suponer que se trataba de una edición en homenaje a ese piloto desaparecido en la guerra. Seguramente, nadie llegó a imaginar el fenómeno editorial que provocaría esa pequeña gran obra. Traducido a 115 idiomas, fue el libro más leído en el siglo XX. Y no sólo eso: la Biblia encabeza la lista de obras más vendidas en todo el mundo en ese período, luego le sigue “El capital”, de Karl Marx, e inmediatamente después “El Principito”.

Hay una sola manera de entender este prodigio: entrar en esas páginas y dejarse llevar por su fascinación. Y entender, en definitiva, que “lo esencial es invisible a los ojos”.

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Occasionally there may be information on the Services that contains typographical errors, inaccuracies or omissions that may relate to availability, promotions and offers. We reserve the right to correct any errors, inaccuracies or omissions, and to change or update information or cancel orders if any information on the Services or Services is inaccurate at any time without prior notice (including after you have submitted your order). We undertake no obligation to update, amend or clarify information on the Services including, without limitation, pricing information, except as required by law. No specified update or refresh date applied on the Services should be taken to indicate that all information on the Services or Services has been modified or updated.

Third party services

If you decide to enable, access or use third party services, be advised that your access and use of such other services are governed solely by the terms and conditions of such other services, and we do not endorse, are not responsible or liable for, and make no representations as to any aspect of such other services, including, without limitation, their content or the manner in which they handle data (including your data) or any interaction between you and the provider of such other services. You irrevocably waive any claim against ALMA MAGAZINE with respect to such other services. ALMA MAGAZINE is not liable for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with your enablement, access or use of any such other services, or your reliance on the privacy practices, data security processes or other policies of such other services. You may be required to register for or log into such other services on their respective platforms. By enabling any other services, you are expressly permitting ALMA MAGAZINE to disclose your data as necessary to facilitate the use or enablement of such other service.

Backups

We perform regular backups of the Website and its Content and will do our best to ensure completeness and accuracy of these backups. In the event of the hardware failure or data loss we will restore backups automatically to minimize the impact and downtime.

Advertisements

During your use of the Services, you may enter into correspondence with or participate in promotions of advertisers or sponsors showing their goods or services through the Services. Any such activity, and any terms, conditions, warranties or representations associated with such activity, is solely between you and the applicable third party. We shall have no liability, obligation or responsibility for any such correspondence, purchase or promotion between you and any such third party.

Links to other resources

Although the Services may link to other resources (such as websites, mobile applications, etc.), we are not, directly or indirectly, implying any approval, association, sponsorship, endorsement, or affiliation with any linked resource, unless specifically stated herein. Some of the links on the Services may be “affiliate links”. This means if you click on the link and purchase an item, ALMA MAGAZINE will receive an affiliate commission. We are not responsible for examining or evaluating, and we do not warrant the offerings of, any businesses or individuals or the content of their resources. We do not assume any responsibility or liability for the actions, products, services, and content of any other third parties. You should carefully review the legal statements and other conditions of use of any resource which you access through a link on the Services. Your linking to any other off-site resources is at your own risk.

Prohibited uses

In addition to other terms as set forth in the Agreement, you are prohibited from using the Services or Content: (a) for any unlawful purpose; (b) to solicit others to perform or participate in any unlawful acts; (c) to violate any international, federal, provincial or state regulations, rules, laws, or local ordinances; (d) to infringe upon or violate our intellectual property rights or the intellectual property rights of others; (e) to harass, abuse, insult, harm, defame, slander, disparage, intimidate, or discriminate based on gender, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, race, age, national origin, or disability; (f) to submit false or misleading information; (g) to upload or transmit viruses or any other type of malicious code that will or may be used in any way that will affect the functionality or operation of the Services, third party products and services, or the Internet; (h) to spam, phish, pharm, pretext, spider, crawl, or scrape; (i) for any obscene or immoral purpose; or (j) to interfere with or circumvent the security features of the Services, third party products and services, or the Internet. We reserve the right to terminate your use of the Services for violating any of the prohibited uses.

Intellectual property rights

“Intellectual Property Rights” means all present and future rights conferred by statute, common law or equity in or in relation to any copyright and related rights, trademarks, designs, patents, inventions, goodwill and the right to sue for passing off, rights to inventions, rights to use, and all other intellectual property rights, in each case whether registered or unregistered and including all applications and rights to apply for and be granted, rights to claim priority from, such rights and all similar or equivalent rights or forms of protection and any other results of intellectual activity which subsist or will subsist now or in the future in any part of the world. This Agreement does not transfer to you any intellectual property owned by ALMA MAGAZINE or third parties, and all rights, titles, and interests in and to such property will remain (as between the parties) solely with ALMA MAGAZINE. All trademarks, service marks, graphics and logos used in connection with the Services, are trademarks or registered trademarks of ALMA MAGAZINE or its licensors. Other trademarks, service marks, graphics and logos used in connection with the Services may be the trademarks of other third parties. Your use of the Services grants you no right or license to reproduce or otherwise use any of ALMA MAGAZINE or third-party trademarks.

Disclaimer of warranty

You agree that such Service is provided on an “as is” and “as available” basis and that your use of the Services is solely at your own risk. We expressly disclaim all warranties of any kind, whether express or implied, including but not limited to the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose and non-infringement. We make no warranty that the Services will meet your requirements, or that the Service will be uninterrupted, timely, secure, or error-free; nor do we make any warranty as to the results that may be obtained from the use of the Service or as to the accuracy or reliability of any information obtained through the Service or that defects in the Service will be corrected. You understand and agree that any material and/or data downloaded or otherwise obtained through the use of Service is done at your own discretion and risk and that you will be solely responsible for any damage or loss of data that results from the download of such material and/or data. We make no warranty regarding any goods or services purchased or obtained through the Service or any transactions entered into through the Service unless stated otherwise. No advice or information, whether oral or written, obtained by you from us or through the Service shall create any warranty not expressly made herein.

Limitation of liability

To the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, in no event will ALMA MAGAZINE, its affiliates, directors, officers, employees, agents, suppliers or licensors be liable to any person for any indirect, incidental, special, punitive, cover or consequential damages (including, without limitation, damages for lost profits, revenue, sales, goodwill, use of content, impact on business, business interruption, loss of anticipated savings, loss of business opportunity) however caused, under any theory of liability, including, without limitation, contract, tort, warranty, breach of statutory duty, negligence or otherwise, even if the liable party has been advised as to the possibility of such damages or could have foreseen such damages. To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, the aggregate liability of ALMA MAGAZINE and its affiliates, officers, employees, agents, suppliers and licensors relating to the services will be limited to an amount no greater than one dollar or any amounts actually paid in cash by you to ALMA MAGAZINE for the prior one-month period prior to the first event or occurrence giving rise to such liability. The limitations and exclusions also apply if this remedy does not fully compensate you for any losses or fails of its essential purpose.

Indemnification

You agree to indemnify and hold ALMA MAGAZINE and its affiliates, directors, officers, employees, agents, suppliers and licensors harmless from and against any liabilities, losses, damages or costs, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, incurred in connection with or arising from any third-party allegations, claims, actions, disputes, or demands asserted against any of them as a result of or relating to your Content, your use of the Services or any willful misconduct on your part.

Severability

All rights and restrictions contained in this Agreement may be exercised and shall be applicable and binding only to the extent that they do not violate any applicable laws and are intended to be limited to the extent necessary so that they will not render this Agreement illegal, invalid or unenforceable. If any provision or portion of any provision of this Agreement shall be held to be illegal, invalid or unenforceable by a court of competent jurisdiction, it is the intention of the parties that the remaining provisions or portions thereof shall constitute their agreement with respect to the subject matter hereof, and all such remaining provisions or portions thereof shall remain in full force and effect.

Dispute resolution

The formation, interpretation, and performance of this Agreement and any disputes arising out of it shall be governed by the substantive and procedural laws of Florida, United States without regard to its rules on conflicts or choice of law and, to the extent applicable, the laws of United States. The exclusive jurisdiction and venue for actions related to the subject matter hereof shall be the courts located in Florida, United States, and you hereby submit to the personal jurisdiction of such courts. You hereby waive any right to a jury trial in any proceeding arising out of or related to this Agreement. The United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods does not apply to this Agreement.

Assignment

You may not assign, resell, sub-license or otherwise transfer or delegate any of your rights or obligations hereunder, in whole or in part, without our prior written consent, which consent shall be at our own sole discretion and without obligation; any such assignment or transfer shall be null and void. We are free to assign any of its rights or obligations hereunder, in whole or in part, to any third party as part of the sale of all or substantially all of its assets or stock or as part of a merger.

Changes and amendments

We reserve the right to modify this Agreement or its terms related to the Services at any time at our discretion. When we do, we will revise the updated date at the bottom of this page, post a notification within the Services, send you an email to notify you. We may also provide notice to you in other ways at our discretion, such as through the contact information you have provided. An updated version of this Agreement will be effective immediately upon the posting of the revised Agreement unless otherwise specified. Your continued use of the Services after the effective date of the revised Agreement (or such other act specified at that time) will constitute your consent to those changes.

Acceptance of these terms

You acknowledge that you have read this Agreement and agree to all its terms and conditions. By accessing and using the Services you agree to be bound by this Agreement. If you do not agree to abide by the terms of this Agreement, you are not authorized to access or use the Services.

Contacting us

If you have any questions, concerns, or complaints regarding this Agreement, we encourage you to contact us using the details below:

[email protected]ALMAMAGAZINE.com

This document was last updated on November 12, 2021

Disclaimer

This disclaimer (“Disclaimer”) sets forth the general guidelines, disclosures, and terms of your use of the BoatsGuideFlorida.com website (“Website”), “ALMA MAGAZINE” mobile application (“Mobile Application”) and any of their related products and services (collectively, “Services”). This Disclaimer is a legally binding agreement between you (“User”, “you” or “your”) and GHIDS MEDIA CORP (doing business as “ALMA MAGAZINE”, “we”, “us” or “our”). If you are entering into this agreement on behalf of a business or other legal entity, you represent that you have the authority to bind such entity to this agreement, in which case the terms “User”, “you” or “your” shall refer to such entity. If you do not have such authority, or if you do not agree with the terms of this agreement, you must not accept this agreement and may not access and use the Services. By accessing and using the Services, you acknowledge that you have read, understood, and agree to be bound by the terms of this Disclaimer. You acknowledge that this Disclaimer is a contract between you and ALMA MAGAZINE, even though it is electronic and is not physically signed by you, and it governs your use of the Services.

Representation

Any views or opinions represented on the Services are personal and belong solely to ALMA MAGAZINE and do not represent those of people, institutions or organizations that ALMA MAGAZINE may or may not be associated with in professional or personal capacity unless explicitly stated. Any views or opinions are not intended to malign any religion, ethnic group, club, organization, company, or individual.

Content and postings

You may not modify, print or copy any part of the Services. Inclusion of any part of the Services in another work, whether in printed or electronic or another form or inclusion of any part of the Services on another resource by embedding, framing or otherwise without the express permission of ALMA MAGAZINE is prohibited.

Compensation and sponsorship

The Services may contain forms of advertising, sponsorship, paid insertions or other forms of compensation. On certain occasions ALMA MAGAZINE may be compensated to provide opinions on products, services, or various other topics. The compensation received may influence such opinions of the advertised content or topics available on the Services. Sponsored content and advertising space will always be identified as such. Some of the links on the Services may be affiliate links. This means if you click on the link and purchase an item, ALMA MAGAZINE will receive an affiliate commission.

Indemnification and warranties

While we have made every attempt to ensure that the information contained on the Services is correct, ALMA MAGAZINE is not responsible for any errors or omissions, or for the results obtained from the use of this information. All information on the Services is provided “as is”, with no guarantee of completeness, accuracy, timeliness or of the results obtained from the use of this information, and without warranty of any kind, express or implied. In no event will ALMA MAGAZINE be liable to you or anyone else for any decision made or action taken in reliance on the information on the Services, or for any consequential, special or similar damages, even if advised of the possibility of such damages. Information on the Services is for general information purposes only and is not intended to provide any type of professional advice. Please seek professional assistance should you require it. Information contained on the Services are subject to change at any time and without warning.

Changes and amendments

We reserve the right to modify this Disclaimer or its terms related to the Services at any time at our discretion. When we do, we will revise the updated date at the bottom of this page, post a notification within the Services, send you an email to notify you. We may also provide notice to you in other ways at our discretion, such as through the contact information you have provided. An updated version of this Disclaimer will be effective immediately upon the posting of the revised Disclaimer unless otherwise specified. Your continued use of the Services after the effective date of the revised Disclaimer (or such other act specified at that time) will constitute your consent to those changes.

Acceptance of this disclaimer

You acknowledge that you have read this Disclaimer and agree to all its terms and conditions. By accessing and using the Services you agree to be bound by this Disclaimer. If you do not agree to abide by the terms of this Disclaimer, you are not authorized to access or use the Services.

Contacting us

If you have any questions, concerns, or complaints regarding this Disclaimer, we encourage you to contact us using the details below:

[email protected]

This document was last updated on March 12, 2022

Privacy Policy
This policy was last updated on March 21, 2022.
Introduction
This Privacy Policy applies to all of the products, services, and websites offered by Ghids Media Corporation and its subsidiaries or affiliated companies (collectively, “Ghids Media”). We provide this notice explaining our privacy practices and the choices you can make about how your information is collected and used by Ghids Media Corporation. Ghids Media has appointed a Data Protection Office to contact if you have any questions or concerns. The Data Protection Office contact information is as follows: Data Protection Office  Ghids Media Corporation  11007 Griffing Blvd. Miami, FL33161  [email protected]
An overview of the information we may collect.
You can take advantage of many Bonnier products, services, and websites without providing any information that personally identifies you by name, address, or other personally-identifying information. We only collect personally-identifying information when you voluntarily submit it to us. Sometimes, we need personally-identifying information to provide you with the products and services you request. Depending upon the product or service, we may ask you for various personally-identifying information. This might include, for example, your name, address, email address, telephone number, gender, and birth date. We may also ask for other information about you, such as your credit card information (when making a purchase), interests, income, or education level. We consider certain identifying information “sensitive.” This includes your credit card number, income level, or other information usually regarded as confidential. Some personal information will never be requested or collected, such as information on your race or ethnic origin, political opinions, trade union memberships, religious beliefs, health, sex life, or sexual orientation. You may choose not to provide us with any personally-identifying information. In that case, you can still access and use many portions of our websites; however, you will not be able to access and use those portions of any Bonnier website that require your personal information. Many Ghids Media websites include community features, such as online forums and message boards. The information posted in these areas becomes public information, and any third party’s use of this information is beyond our control. If you elect to submit content that includes information that can be used to identify you, you must assume that the content can and will be displayed on any website on the Internet. Our properties may feature measurement software, which will allow you to contribute to market research. We allow third-party companies to serve ads and/or collect certain information when you visit our website and directly in emails/communications. These companies may use information you have shared (e.g., click stream information, browser type, time and date, subject of advertisements clicked or scrolled over, email address) during your visits to this and other Web sites to provide advertisements about goods and services likely to be of greater interest to you. Our partners use this information to recognize you across different channels and platforms over time for advertising, analytics, attribution, and reporting purposes; any information collected is stored in hashed or non-human-readable form. These companies typically use a cookie or third party web beacon to collect this information. Ghids Media websites sometimes may offer contests, sweepstakes, or promotions sponsored by or co-sponsored with identified third parties. Under their sponsorship, these third parties may obtain personally-identifying information that visitors voluntarily submit to them to participate in the contest, sweepstakes, or promotion. B Ghids Media has no control over the third-party sponsors’ use of this information. If a third-party sponsor beyond our control will obtain information that you supply us, we will notify you when we collect the information from you. For specific promotions, only those who provide us with the requested personally-identifying information will be able to order products, programs, and services or otherwise participate in the promotion’s activities and offerings. Some of our websites contain links to other sites. By clicking on these links, you will leave the website operated by Ghids Media and this Privacy Policy will no longer apply. These other sites’ information practices may be different than ours. You should consult the other sites’ privacy notices, as we have no control over information submitted to or collected by these third parties.
How we use the information we collect
We use the personally-identifying information you provide us to fulfill your requests for our products, programs, and services, respond to your inquiries about offerings, and offer you other products, programs, or services that we believe may be of interest to you. We sometimes use this information to communicate with you, such as to notify you when you have won one of our contests, make changes to subscriber agreements, fulfill a request by you for an online newsletter, or contact you about your account with us. We do not use your personal information to make automated decisions. We may syndicate the publicly available content of our community areas to unaffiliated third-party websites using RSS or other technologies. The information you have shared in the community areas may be included in this syndication. We will use the personally-identifying information that you provide about others in order to provide the products or services that you have requested; for example, to enable us to send them your gifts or cards. If you provide us someone else’s personally-identifying information for referral purposes, we may use that information to invite them to visit our websites or to provide them information about our products or services. If you provide us with your email and/or postal address, we may include that address in email and/or postal address lists that we sell, trade, or rent to third parties. These lists will never contain sensitive information. If you do not wish for your email or postal address to be shared with companies not owned by Bonnier who want to market products or services to you, you have the opportunity to opt out, as described below. You may also opt out of the receipt of any marketing materials from Ghids Media as described below. We may transfer your sensitive personally-identifying information to other Bonnier offices for internal management and administrative purposes. In addition, your personal data will be transferred to other Bonnier offices where necessary for the performance or conclusion of our contractual obligations to you or for your benefit. Transfers of personally-identifying information may also be made where necessary for the establishment, exercise, or defense of legal claims. We do not transfer personal information internationally. Ghids Media will only share your sensitive personal information with outside companies or individuals in any of the following limited circumstances:
  • When we use trusted businesses or persons to process personal information on our behalf. Before sharing any personal information with outside parties, we require that these parties agree to process such information based on our instructions and in compliance with this Privacy Policy and any other appropriate confidentiality and security measures.
  • When we have a good faith belief that access, use, preservation, or disclosure is necessary to:
  1. comply with applicable law, regulation, or legal process;
  2. enforce the applicable Terms of Service or other agreements and policies on the Company’s Websites;
  3. detect, prevent, or otherwise address fraud, security, or technical issues; or
  4. protect against imminent harm to the rights, property, or safety or Ghids Media, its users, or the public as required or permitted by law.
  • When you consent. Before we share your sensitive personal information outside of the previously listed circumstances, we will ask you for permission first. Please note that this only applies to sensitive information, as defined above.
We may also use, transfer, sell, and share aggregated, anonymous data about our users for any legal purpose, such as analyzing usage trends and seeking compatible advertisers and partners. In no event will this aggregated data contain any information that could be used to identify individual users of our products or services.
How we protect the safety and integrity of the information we collect
We take appropriate physical, electronic, and procedural measures to safeguard and protect your personal information. We use a variety of security measures, including encryption and authentication, to maintain the confidentiality of your personal information. We store your personal information on systems behind firewalls that are only accessible to a limited number of persons, each of whom is required to keep the information confidential. We also take appropriate measures to secure the transmission of sensitive personal information from your computer to the Company’s computers. When you transmit sensitive personal information to us, like credit card information, we offer the use of a secure connection to our servers. To the extent you select the secure connection method or your browser supports such functionality, all credit card account information that you supply is transmitted via secure encryption technology. Regardless of these measures, no system connected to the Internet or data transmission sent over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. We will provide notice if we become aware of any security breach that may affect any sensitive personal information pertaining to you that we have stored on our systems. Ghids Media only collects personal information that is relevant to the purposes for which it will be used. Though we do take appropriate steps to review and update the information that we store to ensure that it is accurate, complete, and current, we also depend on you to update or correct your personal information when necessary. To protect your privacy and security, we will take reasonable steps to help verify your identity before granting access or making corrections. We will decline to process requests where we cannot verify the identity of the requester. We may also decline to process requests that are automated, repetitive, systematic, or impractical, or that might jeopardize the privacy of others. In some limited circumstances, such as to resolve disputes, troubleshoot problems, and enforce our policies, we may retain some of information that you have requested us to remove. Therefore, you should not expect that all of your personal information will be completely removed from our databases in response to your requests.
Your privacy options
We do not share your email address with any third-party, unless you have given us the explicit permission to do so. Email messages we send on behalf of our advertisers or other Bonnier brands are delivered from our internal email marketing system only. We may also use an encrypted form of your email address strictly for matching purposes, both internally and externally. We only want to communicate with you if you want to hear from us. All email messages we send will contain Unsubscribe and Manage Preferences links in the footer of each email, which you can use to control what type of email messages you receive. In order to provide you with all relevant content for our brand(s) with which you have interest and to give you the greatest degree of control over what type of messages you receive, your email address may exist on multiple lists. Taking action using the Unsubscribe link will suppress you from a single list for that type of content (ex: Editorial, Sponsored or Consumer Marketing). For this reason, if you want to stop receiving all email messages from a Bonnier brand, using the Manage Preferences link from the email footer may be a more appropriate option. You may also use the Manage Preferences link to receive other content types, update your personal information or sign up for emails from other Ghids Media brands.
Questions, Concerns, and Complaints
If you have any questions or concerns about this Policy, or if you think that we have used your personal information in a manner inconsistent with this Policy, please contact us by mail or email: Data Protection Office Ghids Media Corporation 11007 Griffing Blvd. Miami, FL33161 [email protected] If we receive a complaint from you, we will contact you in an attempt to address your concerns. If we are not able to resolve a complaint, we will participate in appropriate independent recourse mechanisms as necessary. Boats Guide Florida, Usa Onboard, Alma Magazine, Alma Miami and Ghids are Trademarks of Ghids Media Corp.

GHIDS MEDIA CORP & USA ONBOARD

Website And Web Application
Terms and conditions

USA ONBOARD is a media owned by GHIDS MEDIA CORP.

These terms and conditions (“Agreement”) set forth the general terms and conditions of your use of the BoatsGuideFlorida.com website (“Website”), “BOATS GUIDE FLORIDA” mobile application (“Mobile Application”), UsaOnboard.com website (“Website”), and any of their related products and services (collectively, “Services”). This Agreement is legally binding between you (“User”, “you” or “your”) and GHIDS MEDIA CORP (doing business as “BOATS GUIDE FLORIDA”, USA ONBOARD, “we”, “us” or “our”). If you are entering into this agreement on behalf of a business or other legal entity, you represent that you have the authority to bind such entity to this agreement, in which case the terms “User”, “you” or “your” shall refer to such entity. If you do not have such authority, or if you do not agree with the terms of this agreement, you must not accept this agreement and may not access and use the Services. By accessing and using the Services, you acknowledge that you have read, understood, and agree to be bound by the terms of this Agreement. You acknowledge that this Agreement is a contract between you and BOATS GUIDE FLORIDA & USA ONBOARD even though it is electronic and is not physically signed by you, and it governs your use of the Services.

Accounts and membership

If you create an account on the Services, you are responsible for maintaining the security of your account and you are fully responsible for all activities that occur under the account and any other actions taken in connection with it. We may monitor and review new accounts before you may sign in and start using the Services. Providing false contact information of any kind may result in the termination of your account. You must immediately notify us of any unauthorized uses of your account or any other breaches of security. We will not be liable for any acts or omissions by you, including any damages of any kind incurred as a result of such acts or omissions. We may suspend, disable, or delete your account (or any part thereof) if we determine that you have violated any provision of this Agreement or that your conduct or content would tend to damage our reputation and goodwill. If we delete your account for the foregoing reasons, you may not re-register for our Services. We may block your email address and Internet protocol address to prevent further registration.

User content

We do not own any data, information or material (collectively, “Content”) that you submit on the Services in the course of using the Service. You shall have sole responsibility for the accuracy, quality, integrity, legality, reliability, appropriateness, and intellectual property ownership or right to use of all submitted Content. We may monitor and review the Content on the Services submitted or created using our Services by you. You grant us permission to access, copy, distribute, store, transmit, reformat, display and perform the Content of your user account solely as required for the purpose of providing the Services to you. Without limiting any of those representations or warranties, we have the right, though not the obligation, to, in our own sole discretion, refuse or remove any Content that, in our reasonable opinion, violates any of our policies or is in any way harmful or objectionable. You also grant us the license to use, reproduce, adapt, modify, publish or distribute the Content created by you or stored in your user account for commercial, marketing or any similar purpose.

Billing and payments

You shall pay all fees or charges to your account in accordance with the fees, charges, and billing terms in effect at the time a fee or charge is due and payable. Where Services are offered on a free trial basis, payment may be required after the free trial period ends, and not when you enter your billing details (which may be required prior to the commencement of the free trial period). If auto-renewal is enabled for the Services you have subscribed for, you will be charged automatically in accordance with the term you selected. If, in our judgment, your purchase constitutes a high-risk transaction, we will require you to provide us with a copy of your valid government-issued photo identification, and possibly a copy of a recent bank statement for the credit or debit card used for the purchase. We reserve the right to change products at any time. We also reserve the right to refuse any order you place with us. We may, in our sole discretion, limit or cancel quantities purchased per person, per household or per order. These restrictions may include orders placed by or under the same customer account, the same credit card, and/or orders that use the same billing and/or shipping address. In the event that we make a change to or cancel an order, we may attempt to notify you by contacting the e-mail and/or billing address/phone number provided at the time the order was made.

Accuracy of information

Occasionally there may be information on the Services that contains typographical errors, inaccuracies or omissions that may relate to availability, promotions and offers. We reserve the right to correct any errors, inaccuracies or omissions, and to change or update information or cancel orders if any information on the Services or Services is inaccurate at any time without prior notice (including after you have submitted your order). We undertake no obligation to update, amend or clarify information on the Services including, without limitation, pricing information, except as required by law. No specified update or refresh date applied on the Services should be taken to indicate that all information on the Services or Services has been modified or updated.

Third party services

If you decide to enable, access or use third party services, be advised that your access and use of such other services are governed solely by the terms and conditions of such other services, and we do not endorse, are not responsible or liable for, and make no representations as to any aspect of such other services, including, without limitation, their content or the manner in which they handle data (including your data) or any interaction between you and the provider of such other services. You irrevocably waive any claim against BOATS GUIDE FLORIDA with respect to such other services. BOATS GUIDE FLORIDA is not liable for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with your enablement, access or use of any such other services, or your reliance on the privacy practices, data security processes or other policies of such other services. You may be required to register for or log into such other services on their respective platforms. By enabling any other services, you are expressly permitting BOATS GUIDE FLORIDA to disclose your data as necessary to facilitate the use or enablement of such other service.

Backups

We perform regular backups of the Website and its Content and will do our best to ensure completeness and accuracy of these backups. In the event of the hardware failure or data loss we will restore backups automatically to minimize the impact and downtime.

Advertisements

During your use of the Services, you may enter into correspondence with or participate in promotions of advertisers or sponsors showing their goods or services through the Services. Any such activity, and any terms, conditions, warranties or representations associated with such activity, is solely between you and the applicable third party. We shall have no liability, obligation or responsibility for any such correspondence, purchase or promotion between you and any such third party.

Links to other resources

Although the Services may link to other resources (such as websites, mobile applications, etc.), we are not, directly or indirectly, implying any approval, association, sponsorship, endorsement, or affiliation with any linked resource, unless specifically stated herein. Some of the links on the Services may be “affiliate links”. This means if you click on the link and purchase an item, BOATS GUIDE FLORIDA will receive an affiliate commission. We are not responsible for examining or evaluating, and we do not warrant the offerings of, any businesses or individuals or the content of their resources. We do not assume any responsibility or liability for the actions, products, services, and content of any other third parties. You should carefully review the legal statements and other conditions of use of any resource which you access through a link on the Services. Your linking to any other off-site resources is at your own risk.

Prohibited uses

In addition to other terms as set forth in the Agreement, you are prohibited from using the Services or Content: (a) for any unlawful purpose; (b) to solicit others to perform or participate in any unlawful acts; (c) to violate any international, federal, provincial or state regulations, rules, laws, or local ordinances; (d) to infringe upon or violate our intellectual property rights or the intellectual property rights of others; (e) to harass, abuse, insult, harm, defame, slander, disparage, intimidate, or discriminate based on gender, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, race, age, national origin, or disability; (f) to submit false or misleading information; (g) to upload or transmit viruses or any other type of malicious code that will or may be used in any way that will affect the functionality or operation of the Services, third party products and services, or the Internet; (h) to spam, phish, pharm, pretext, spider, crawl, or scrape; (i) for any obscene or immoral purpose; or (j) to interfere with or circumvent the security features of the Services, third party products and services, or the Internet. We reserve the right to terminate your use of the Services for violating any of the prohibited uses.

Intellectual property rights

“Intellectual Property Rights” means all present and future rights conferred by statute, common law or equity in or in relation to any copyright and related rights, trademarks, designs, patents, inventions, goodwill and the right to sue for passing off, rights to inventions, rights to use, and all other intellectual property rights, in each case whether registered or unregistered and including all applications and rights to apply for and be granted, rights to claim priority from, such rights and all similar or equivalent rights or forms of protection and any other results of intellectual activity which subsist or will subsist now or in the future in any part of the world. This Agreement does not transfer to you any intellectual property owned by BOATS GUIDE FLORIDA or third parties, and all rights, titles, and interests in and to such property will remain (as between the parties) solely with BOATS GUIDE FLORIDA. All trademarks, service marks, graphics and logos used in connection with the Services, are trademarks or registered trademarks of BOATS GUIDE FLORIDA or its licensors. Other trademarks, service marks, graphics and logos used in connection with the Services may be the trademarks of other third parties. Your use of the Services grants you no right or license to reproduce or otherwise use any of BOATS GUIDE FLORIDA or third party trademarks.

Disclaimer of warranty

You agree that such Service is provided on an “as is” and “as available” basis and that your use of the Services is solely at your own risk. We expressly disclaim all warranties of any kind, whether express or implied, including but not limited to the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose and non-infringement. We make no warranty that the Services will meet your requirements, or that the Service will be uninterrupted, timely, secure, or error-free; nor do we make any warranty as to the results that may be obtained from the use of the Service or as to the accuracy or reliability of any information obtained through the Service or that defects in the Service will be corrected. You understand and agree that any material and/or data downloaded or otherwise obtained through the use of Service is done at your own discretion and risk and that you will be solely responsible for any damage or loss of data that results from the download of such material and/or data. We make no warranty regarding any goods or services purchased or obtained through the Service or any transactions entered into through the Service unless stated otherwise. No advice or information, whether oral or written, obtained by you from us or through the Service shall create any warranty not expressly made herein.

Limitation of liability

To the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, in no event will BOATS GUIDE FLORIDA OR USA ONBOARD, its affiliates, directors, officers, employees, agents, suppliers or licensors be liable to any person for any indirect, incidental, special, punitive, cover or consequential damages (including, without limitation, damages for lost profits, revenue, sales, goodwill, use of content, impact on business, business interruption, loss of anticipated savings, loss of business opportunity) however caused, under any theory of liability, including, without limitation, contract, tort, warranty, breach of statutory duty, negligence or otherwise, even if the liable party has been advised as to the possibility of such damages or could have foreseen such damages. To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, the aggregate liability of BOATS GUIDE FLORIDA OR USA ONBOARD and its affiliates, officers, employees, agents, suppliers and licensors relating to the services will be limited to an amount no greater than one dollar or any amounts actually paid in cash by you to BOATS GUIDE FLORIDA for the prior one month period prior to the first event or occurrence giving rise to such liability. The limitations and exclusions also apply if this remedy does not fully compensate you for any losses or fails of its essential purpose.

Indemnification

You agree to indemnify and hold BOATS GUIDE FLORIDA & USA ONBOARD and its affiliates, directors, officers, employees, agents, suppliers and licensors harmless from and against any liabilities, losses, damages or costs, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, incurred in connection with or arising from any third party allegations, claims, actions, disputes, or demands asserted against any of them as a result of or relating to your Content, your use of the Services or any willful misconduct on your part.

Severability

All rights and restrictions contained in this Agreement may be exercised and shall be applicable and binding only to the extent that they do not violate any applicable laws and are intended to be limited to the extent necessary so that they will not render this Agreement illegal, invalid or unenforceable. If any provision or portion of any provision of this Agreement shall be held to be illegal, invalid or unenforceable by a court of competent jurisdiction, it is the intention of the parties that the remaining provisions or portions thereof shall constitute their agreement with respect to the subject matter hereof, and all such remaining provisions or portions thereof shall remain in full force and effect.

Dispute resolution

The formation, interpretation, and performance of this Agreement and any disputes arising out of it shall be governed by the substantive and procedural laws of Florida, United States without regard to its rules on conflicts or choice of law and, to the extent applicable, the laws of United States. The exclusive jurisdiction and venue for actions related to the subject matter hereof shall be the courts located in Florida, United States, and you hereby submit to the personal jurisdiction of such courts. You hereby waive any right to a jury trial in any proceeding arising out of or related to this Agreement. The United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods does not apply to this Agreement.

Assignment

You may not assign, resell, sub-license or otherwise transfer or delegate any of your rights or obligations hereunder, in whole or in part, without our prior written consent, which consent shall be at our own sole discretion and without obligation; any such assignment or transfer shall be null and void. We are free to assign any of its rights or obligations hereunder, in whole or in part, to any third party as part of the sale of all or substantially all of its assets or stock or as part of a merger.

Changes and amendments

We reserve the right to modify this Agreement or its terms related to the Services at any time at our discretion. When we do, we will revise the updated date at the bottom of this page, post a notification within the Services, send you an email to notify you. We may also provide notice to you in other ways at our discretion, such as through the contact information you have provided. An updated version of this Agreement will be effective immediately upon the posting of the revised Agreement unless otherwise specified. Your continued use of the Services after the effective date of the revised Agreement (or such other act specified at that time) will constitute your consent to those changes.

Acceptance of these terms

You acknowledge that you have read this Agreement and agree to all its terms and conditions. By accessing and using the Services you agree to be bound by this Agreement. If you do not agree to abide by the terms of this Agreement, you are not authorized to access or use the Services.

Contacting us

If you have any questions, concerns, or complaints regarding this Agreement, we encourage you to contact us using the details below:

[email protected]

This document was last updated on November 12, 2021
Disclaimer

This disclaimer (“Disclaimer”) sets forth the general guidelines, disclosures, and terms of your use of the BoatsGuideFlorida.com website (“Website”), “BOATS GUIDE FLORIDA” mobile application (“Mobile Application”) AND UsaOnboard.com website (“Website”), and any of their related products and services (collectively, “Services”). This Disclaimer is a legally binding agreement between you (“User”, “you” or “your”) and GHIDS MEDIA CORP (doing business as “BOATS GUIDE FLORIDA” AND UsaOnboard.com website (“Website”), “we”, “us” or “our”). If you are entering into this agreement on behalf of a business or other legal entity, you represent that you have the authority to bind such entity to this agreement, in which case the terms “User”, “you” or “your” shall refer to such entity. If you do not have such authority, or if you do not agree with the terms of this agreement, you must not accept this agreement and may not access and use the Services. By accessing and using the Services, you acknowledge that you have read, understood, and agree to be bound by the terms of this Disclaimer. You acknowledge that this Disclaimer is a contract between you and BOATS GUIDE FLORIDA, even though it is electronic and is not physically signed by you, and it governs your use of the Services.

Representation

Any views or opinions represented on the Services are personal and belong solely to BOATS GUIDE FLORIDA and USA ONBOARD and do not represent those of people, institutions or organizations that BOATS GUIDE FLORIDA and USA ONBOARD may or may not be associated with in professional or personal capacity unless explicitly stated. Any views or opinions are not intended to malign any religion, ethnic group, club, organization, company, or individual.

Content and postings

You may not modify, print or copy any part of the Services. Inclusion of any part of the Services in another work, whether in printed or electronic or another form or inclusion of any part of the Services on another resource by embedding, framing or otherwise without the express permission of BOATS GUIDE FLORIDA and USA ONBOARD is prohibited.

Compensation and sponsorship

The Services may contain forms of advertising, sponsorship, paid insertions or other forms of compensation. On certain occasions BOATS GUIDE FLORIDA and USA ONBOARD may be compensated to provide opinions on products, services, or various other topics. The compensation received may influence such opinions of the advertised content or topics available on the Services. Sponsored content and advertising space will always be identified as such. Some of the links on the Services may be affiliate links. This means if you click on the link and purchase an item, BOATS GUIDE FLORIDA and USA ONBOARD will receive an affiliate commission.

Indemnification and warranties

While we have made every attempt to ensure that the information contained on the Services is correct, BOATS GUIDE FLORIDA and USA ONBOARD is not responsible for any errors or omissions, or for the results obtained from the use of this information. All information on the Services is provided “as is”, with no guarantee of completeness, accuracy, timeliness or of the results obtained from the use of this information, and without warranty of any kind, express or implied. In no event will BOATS GUIDE FLORIDA be liable to you or anyone else for any decision made or action taken in reliance on the information on the Services, or for any consequential, special or similar damages, even if advised of the possibility of such damages. Information on the Services is for general information purposes only and is not intended to provide any type of professional advice. Please seek professional assistance should you require it. Information contained on the Services are subject to change at any time and without warning.

Changes and amendments

We reserve the right to modify this Disclaimer or its terms related to the Services at any time at our discretion. When we do, we will revise the updated date at the bottom of this page, post a notification within the Services, send you an email to notify you. We may also provide notice to you in other ways at our discretion, such as through the contact information you have provided. An updated version of this Disclaimer will be effective immediately upon the posting of the revised Disclaimer unless otherwise specified. Your continued use of the Services after the effective date of the revised Disclaimer (or such other act specified at that time) will constitute your consent to those changes.

Acceptance of this disclaimer

You acknowledge that you have read this Disclaimer and agree to all its terms and conditions. By accessing and using the Services you agree to be bound by this Disclaimer. If you do not agree to abide by the terms of this Disclaimer, you are not authorized to access or use the Services.

Contacting us

If you have any questions, concerns, or complaints regarding this Disclaimer, we encourage you to contact us using the details below:

[email protected]

This document was last updated on March 12, 2022