TOM HANKS

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En un mundo de Hollywood donde las estrellas no sobreviven a la fama, Tom Hanks supo conservar el prestigio y la notoriedad a lo largo de tres décadas. Sólo hay que mirar el presente, donde hoy mismo prepara el regreso de Toy Story –la cuarta entrega está prevista para 2018–, después de haber producido también My Big Fat Greek Weeding 2, además de estrenar tres superproducciones en menos de seis meses: A Hologram for the King, Sully y la continuación de The Da Vinci Code, la esperada Inferno. Y mientras disfruta de tanta gloria en la actualidad, se sentó a hablar abiertamente del principio de aquel éxito, en su pasado

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TOM HANKS

SIEMPRE EN LA CIMA

En un mundo de Hollywood donde las estrellas no sobreviven a la fama, Tom Hanks supo conservar el prestigio y la notoriedad a lo largo de tres décadas. Sólo hay que mirar el presente, donde hoy mismo prepara el regreso de Toy Story –la cuarta entrega está prevista para 2018–, después de haber producido también My Big Fat Greek Weeding 2, además de estrenar tres superproducciones en menos de seis meses: A Hologram for the King, Sully y la continuación de The Da Vinci Code, la esperada Inferno. Y mientras disfruta de tanta gloria en la actualidad, se sentó a hablar abiertamente del principio de aquel éxito, en su pasado

ALMA MAGAZINE: ¿Cómo fue que usted se decidió por la actuación como una forma de vida?

TOM HANKS: Yo no sabía que podía ganarme la vida como actor. Cuando terminé la escuela secundaria y entré a la universidad, San Francisco era una ciudad muy buena en términos de teatro. Allí se encuentra el American Conservatory Theater y el Berkeley Repertory Theater. En la universidad, empecé a tomar unas clases sólo porque me daban crédito extra si iba al teatro. Aunque hasta ese entonces, yo pensaba que el teatro era algo que de vez en cuando se hacía en grupo para la escuela pública o en algún parque. Pero cuando me di cuenta que podía ser un trabajo, empecé a estudiarlo seriamente.

AM: ¿Se acuerda de la primera película que vio en su vida?

T.H.: Sí, y puedo contarle la historia porque es una imagen que todavía me persigue al día de hoy. Con mis hermanos, nos habían dejado en el cine para ver 101 Dalmatians. Yo tenía cuatro años, a lo mejor cinco. Era el momento en que mis padres se preocupaban más por darse cuenta cómo podían convertirse en ex esposos o cómo conseguir otra persona para casarse. Mi familia era tan poco funcional que un día dijeron: “Hoy nuestros hijos van a ir al cine. Hay que llevarlos donde dan 101 Dalmatians”. Pero cuando entramos, nos dimos cuenta de que la proyección de 101 Dalmatians se había levantado el miércoles y el sábado a la tarde daban una película de terror llamada Scream of Fear y el pequeño Tommy Hanks no paraba de gritar: “¡Aaaaaaahhhh!”. Todo lo que recuerdo es que había gente corriendo por una mansión de terror donde había una piscina con una viejita hundida en su silla, en el fondo. No era exactamente 101 Dalmatians. Esa fue la primera película que vi en un cine. La decisión de ser actor vino después, debe haber sido un instinto de sobrevivencia. (Risas)

AM: ¿Cuál fue entonces la mejor experiencia con el cine luego de aquella mala pasada?

T.H.: Cuando mis padres se divorciaron, me fui a vivir con mi padre y él me dejaba decidir lo que yo quería hacer. Y empecé a ir al cine todo el tiempo a los 8, 9, 10 y 11 años. Iba a ver películas que ni siquiera eran para mi edad. Eran todas historias sobre adultos, para adultos, en lugares de adultos. Iba solo al cine de Alameda a ver Ship of Fools con Michael Dunn. Vi a Sean Connery en The Hills, que me parece que trataba sobre un campo de prisioneros de guerra. Vi pasar por mis ojos la cultura cinematográfica de la década de 1960, pero tampoco eran grandes producciones. Siempre eran películas de adultos que ni siquiera entendía, aunque sabía que eran importantes y quería sentirme involucrado.

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Si bien está preparando la vuelta del cine familiar con la cuarta entrega de Toy Story, Tom Hanks (California, 1956) también se inclina hoy por el cine adulto, con los tres filmes que protagoniza en menos de un año. Ya había estrenado en el Tribeca Film Festival, A Hologram for the King, película que narra las aventuras de un fracasado hombre de negocios estadounidense que trata de venderle al rey de Arabia Saudita la revolucionaria idea de una moderna comunicación en realidad virtual, donde la otra persona aparece proyectada en la misma habitación como un holograma; a lo que se suma en la trama un romance tabú, además de las complicaciones sociales de un norteamericano inmerso en el mundo árabe. Por otra parte, con Sully –previsto su estreno para el 9 de septiembre–, Hanks lleva al cine la verdadera historia del piloto de avión Sully Sullenberg que se transformó en héroe cuando en enero de 2009 salvó la vida de 155 pasajeros al aterrizar la nave en el río Hudson; sin olvidar la investigación que amenazó con destruir su reputación. Mientras que con Inferno –que arriba a las salas el 28 de octubre–, el carismático actor vuelve a ponerse en la piel de Robert Langdon, a quien interpretó en The Da Vinci Code, descifrando en esta ocasión otro rompecabezas de símbolos para salvar su vida. Ahora bien, fuera de cámaras, sería estupendo descifrar las claves de su verdadero éxito.

AM: ¿Se aprende mejor en el universo del cine con las buenas o las malas experiencias?

T.H.: Las malas experiencias siempre les ganan a las mejores, todo el tiempo. Para empezar, es muy difícil ver una película mía más de una vez, porque no hay nada que vaya a cambiar. Los tiempos son los mismos, la música llega al mismo momento y el feo corte de pelo sigue estando feo después de dos horas. No obstante, en todas las películas siempre vas a encontrar lo mismo: trabajo duro, suerte ciega, un compromiso amargo, frustraciones y una loca bendición que me sonríe en cierto momento. Ese es el factor X que marca si a alguien le va a interesar ver una de mis películas realmente.

AM: ¿Algún ejemplo de una mala experiencia que terminó siendo buena?

T.H.: Ok… En el rodaje de Forrest Gump, la clásica escena del principio, en verdad estábamos sentados en un banco del parque de Savannah, Georgia, tratando de ver qué íbamos a hacer después. Nos la pasamos cambiando a los actores y no sabíamos si íbamos a dejar la parte de la mujer que se sienta en el banco. Entonces, le pregunté a Robert Zemeckis si iba a ser de interés para alguien saber quién estaría sentado en el parque y ni él tenía la respuesta. “El cine es un campo de minas”, me dijo. (Risas) Y cuando algo así funciona tan bien, decimos que pudimos evitar una de las minas. (Risas) Estudiar los errores también es muy duro, porque duele muchísimo. Pero cuando te aseguras que pasen desapercibidos sin dejar rastros, es posible ver la marca del éxito o la suerte que uno puede tener en el trabajo, con la alianza de una historia que termina funcionando.

AM: ¿Y cómo hace usted para no repetir dos veces el mismo error?

T.H.: Lo importante es entrar en un rodaje cuestionando lo suficiente como para no afirmar con toda confianza y sin ninguna duda lo que va a pasar en cada escena. Hay que tener confianza en el proceso, con la esperanza de que funcionen las alianzas que uno acuerda con el material que cambia constantemente. Cuando se desvanece esa confianza, estás perdido. Con Captain Phillips, pensábamos que todos los malos de una película tienen que tener dientes feos, pero es imposible hacer que todos los villanos posean dientes feos. Por eso es imposible codificar todas las lecciones que uno aprende.

AM: ¿Qué película tuvo el mayor impacto en su vida personal?

T.H.: Es gracioso porque a todos nos pasa. En casi todas las películas hay algún momento personal increíble que nos “pega” como si nos hubieran dado con un martillo en la cabeza. Es algo que nunca nos olvidamos. A mí me pasó algo así cuando vi Invictus de Clint Eastwood, sobre unos jugadores de rugby sudafricanos. Y cuando la vi pensé que Clint Eastwood era un genio, porque nunca nos explicó nada de un deporte como el rugby. No puso ningún relator ni comentarista, no explicó nada. Ni siquiera mostró el resultado del partido. Sólo veías a Matt Damon corriendo detrás de un balón de rugby con un grupo de jóvenes y yo no podía moverme del borde de la butaca… Aunque no tengo la menor idea sobre el rugby. (Risas)

AM: ¿Qué lo mantuvo en aquellos días, al principio de su carrera, cuando las cosas no funcionaban tan bien como hoy?

T.H.: Este mundo nos divide en dos grupos muy distintos: entre aquellos que son muy conscientes de lo que hacen y nunca van a convertirse en actores, y aquellos que pudieron vencerle a la conciencia y que pueden llegar a ser actores. Esa mitad del mundo también se puede dividir entre aquellos que perseveran en lo que quieren hacer y aque llos que no soportan el rechazo y abandonan la actuación. Por eso es tan importante insistir, porque en algún momento alguien va a necesitar a alguien como uno; esa persona te va a llamar y te dirá: “Sé que sólo es un restaurante-teatro y queda en Chatsworth, pero creo que estarías perfecto en ese rol. ¿Vendrías a interpretar a una de las palomas de Extraña pareja por 75 dólares a la semana?”. Y cuando entras, aunque no hayas ganado lo suficiente, a lo mejor en la sala hay alguien que trabaja con Steven Spielberg, que quizá lo llevaron a la fuerza hasta Chatsworth, y tal vez al día siguiente le dice a Spielberg: “Vi a alguien en el rol de una paloma que sería perfecto para uno de los papeles pequeños del Zorro”. Y justo cuando estabas a punto de renunciar a todo, cuando querías buscar otro trabajo con una entrada mucho más estable, a la semana siguiente vas a estar probándote el vestuario para un personaje del Zorro. Es duro. Las estadísticas nunca favorecen a los actores, de ninguna manera. Sin embargo, para aquellos que logran mantener la creatividad, hoy existen medios como internet, donde si alguien es lo suficientemente bueno, siempre va a ver alguien que le llame. Hay que ser perseverante. Y honestamente, en ciertas ocasiones hay que entender que no siempre vas a ganar lo suficiente como para arreglar el auto. (Risas) Pero no hay nada que puedas hacer en ese sentido.

AM: ¿En qué momento de su trayectoria se dio cuenta de que usted realmente podía hacer las películas que quería hacer?

T.H.: Diría que fue después de filmar Apollo 13 que fue un trabajo apasionante para mí, por toda la investigación que hice y la gente con la que hablé. Gente que fue a la luna o estaba involucrada con las personas que llegaron. Lo curioso es que ni siquiera tocamos la luna en la película y por eso fui a ver a los amigos de HBO para ofrecerles la idea de filmar otras 12 historias en televisión sobre el programa Apolo y los seres humanos que lo consiguieron. Esa fue la primera vez que pensé: “No tengo la menor idea cómo lo voy a hacer, pero ya le voy a encontrar la vuelta”.

AM: Entre todos los personajes que interpretó, ¿con cuál le gustaría salir a tomar una cerveza?

T.H.: Me gustaría dar una vuelta con Charlie Wilson, seguro. Sería la persona más fabulosa para salir de fiesta. Era un congresista de Estados Unidos que se metió desnudo en un spa con strippers de Las Vegas. Incluso le pregunté si en ese momento estaba borracho y me confesó que probablemente había bebido todo el día. Y cuando le pregunté si también había consumido cocaína, me dijo: “Tom, déjame darte mi respuesta. Yo vi la cocaína que me pasó por la nariz la uña de una hermosa jovencita, pero no me acuerdo de haber inalado”. (Risas)

AM: ¿Qué factores toma en cuenta al momento de elegir un nuevo personaje?

T.H.: Me tiene que encantar y también tengo que querer ver la película. Cuando lees un guion, en cierta forma estás viendo la película en tu cabeza, juzgando si es o no algo fascinante. A los 30 años, hice muchas películas pésimas sobre el muchacho inconsciente que nunca podía acostarse con una mujer o quería acostarse y la vida era lo mejor cuando lo conseguía, hasta que dejaba de acostarse con alguien. (Risas) Para ese entonces, yo ya estaba casado, tenía hijos, había experimentado las partes difíciles de la vida y tengo que decir que entonces me di cuenta de que tenía que empezar a utilizar la difícil palabra “no”. Aunque sea la gente más talentosa y tenga que filmar en Francia, a tiempo para que vuelvan a casa mis hijos, si una película no tiene el fuego suficiente como para quemarme, tengo que decir que no. La extraña lección es que así es como también terminé eligiendo con quién iba a trabajar. Después de decir que sí, sólo hay que trabajar, pero decir “no” significa que elijo la clase de historia que quiero contar y el estilo de personaje que deseo interpretar. Eso es lo que hago.

AM: ¿Y disfruta cuando tiene que filmar en un escenario lejos de Los Angeles como Italia con Inferno o el Medio Oriente con A Hologram for the King?

T.H.: Lo mejor de viajar es el plato glamoroso que te entregan. Te dan lo que llaman “Per diem”. ¿Sabe lo que es? “Per diem” son 800 dólares en efectivo, que te dan en un sobrecito para gastar en una semana. En las dos primeras películas que filmé en Nueva York, Toronto y Atlanta, llegué a poner en fila los billetes de 20 dólares en mi cama gritando: “Mira, mira, es dinero gratis”, hasta que, por supuesto, me enteré que tenía que pagar la habitación del hotel. No era para nada gratis, después de todo.

AM: ¿El trabajo que más lo enorgullece, hoy?

T.H.: Todos son muy difíciles de ver. Si aparecen en HBO o algo parecido, cambio muy rápido de canal porque todo lo que me acuerdo es lo que pasó el día del rodaje. Pero si tengo que elegir una que me gusta desde el principio al fin, porque toda mi familia también estaba involucrada, ¡es una película como That Thing You Do!, que fue fabulosa. La escena donde la banda escucha su canción en la radio por primera vez… es algo que hasta Bruce Springsteen llegó a decirme: “A nosotros nos pasó lo mismo. Estábamos en el auto y paramos a un costado de la calle para escucharlo”. ¿Qué más puedo pedir?

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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 ob