HUMPHREY BOGART

UN DURO DE CORAZÓN BLANDO

Fue un chico rico e infeliz. Su madre era alcohólica, y su padre, morfinómano, lo golpeaba. Triunfó recién a los 40 años y dejó el mundo a los 58. Su gran amor fue Lauren Bacall. A sus hijos les dio el afecto que él no tuvo, y a sus amigos, su corrosivo humor. Bebió y fumó mucho. Lo acusaron de comunista y no le importó. Vivió con elegancia y sin rencores. Lo apodaban Boogie, y así lo recuerda ALMA MAGAZINE.

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HUMPHREY BOGART

UN DURO DE CORAZÓN BLANDO

Fue un chico rico e infeliz. Su madre era alcohólica, y su padre, morfinómano, lo golpeaba. Triunfó recién a los 40 años y dejó el mundo a los 58. Su gran amor fue Lauren Bacall. A sus hijos les dio el afecto que él no tuvo, y a sus amigos, su corrosivo humor. Bebió y fumó mucho. Lo acusaron de comunista y no le importó. Vivió con elegancia y sin rencores. Lo apodaban Boogie, y así lo recuerda ALMA MAGAZINE.

Los eruditos aseguran que Don Quijote nunca dijo: “Ladran, Sancho”. Y que en Casablanca nadie pidió: “Tócala de nuevo, Sam”. No es momento de ponerse a discutir. El detalle sólo se incluye como precedente de una célebre frase de Bogart en su lecho de muerte, que tampoco habría existido, pero que miles retenemos como verdadera. El imaginario popular es, por suerte, más afectuoso que la erudición. Y recién después de repasar la vida del gran actor con cara de póquer podremos revalorar sus palabras, su extraño sentido del humor y su legendaria hidalguía. Ahora es 25 de diciembre de 1899 y nace Boogie en New York, sano y sin rastros de previsibles anomalías, para alivio de su madre, Maud Humphrey, y de su padre, Belmont de Forest Bogart, ella alcohólica y él morfinómano. Eso sí, no se trata de un matrimonio pobre ni nada que se le parezca.

A diferencia de la mayoría de los actores y deportistas de la época, Boogie proviene de un hogar rico y culto. Maud es una de las más cotizadas dibujantes de revistas, y Belmont un prestigioso médico, y su casa es una auténtica mansión con servidumbre y elegantes fiestas al tono: el primer escenario donde Boogie debió actuar como un niño bueno, para no alentar las golpizas a las que su padre lo sometía cuando no estaba drogado y su madre dormía tras una borrachera nocturna. Feo comienzo que, curiosamente, no lo induciría al rencor sino al silencio y a la timidez, a no destacarse en nada hasta los 14 años, y a ser un alumno huraño y distraído, sin ningún amigo y con arranques de violencia cuando algún maestro pretendía sacarlo de su sórdida apatía. Nunca un gesto de cariño paterno, jamás la habitual protección materna, y así, ¿cómo podía el niño Boogie aprender a amar a los demás? Y por si esto fuese poco, para paliar sus constantes jaquecas Maud se aficionó a la morfina que Belmont se inyectaba cada día. El desastre doméstico sólo declinaba un poco durante tres meses, cuando los Bogart se mudaban a una vivienda veraniega, entre bosques y playas de ensueño. “Allí fui feliz –diría Boogie a los 40 años–porque me fugaba todo el día sin riesgo de reproches o castigos, y fumaba, y además estaba el teatro”. Dicho esto, en referencia a que allí sí tenía amigos, con los cuales improvisaba comedias ligeras en su casa, guiado por ciertos libretos para amateurs que él siempre se había negado a representar en el proscenio estudiantil.  Fue su vía de escape de la realidad a través de la ficción y, aunque él aún no lo supiera, su gran tabla de salvación. Ya era un adolescente, leía con voracidad, jugaba al ajedrez con insólita destreza y sabía navegar a vela como un veterano marinero solitario. Estaba listo para seguir su propio derrotero, cuando su padre vendió la casita de Seneca Point, compró otra en Long Island y a él, que parecía sobrar en esa desdichada familia, decidió recluirlo en un instituto de Andover, de reconocido rigor educacional y un puritanismo rayano con la abstinencia en todos los aspectos de la vida afectiva. Allí, ahora sin tapujos, Boogie se comportó como un rebelde sin causa y no tardó en hacerse expulsar por su escaso acatamiento de las reglas de convivencia, su mediocre rendimiento intelectual y su ruda actitud general, que saltaba de la inercia en clase a la explosión temperamental cada vez que le llamaban la atención. Y volvió al hogar en el que no lo deseaban, triste pero resuelto y seguro de sí mismo, con una clara idea en la cabeza: alistarse como marinero voluntario para la Primera Guerra. Corría junio de 1918 y la conflagración mundial ya estaba en sus tramos finales, pero para el golpeado Boogie ese mes y ese año significarían la emancipación espiritual y, a la vez, un serio gesto de amor hacia la humanidad. Se dice que, en acción naval, sufrió un accidente que le paralizó el labio superior, fijándole esa estática manera de hablar, con cara de póquer y melancólica mirada. Pero es probable que esto haya sido un invento de los estudios cinematográficos, tanto como que haya nacido exactamente en Navidad, para acrecentar su imagen de actor recio con un enigmático halo de ternura. Lo cierto es que al fin de la guerra su amigo veraniego Bill Brady, vástago de un poderoso empresario de Broadway, lo contrató como director de una obra teatral suya, y ambos se volvieron inseparables en las barras de los clubes de jazz, donde imaginaban inéditas puestas en escena e ingerían tragos exóticos hasta altas horas de la noche. Que Boogie bebía y fumaba desde temprana edad, era harto evidente. Que nunca rodaba por el piso como un vulgar borrachín, también. Y en 1921, manteniéndose erguido, debutó en las tablas como un mudo mayordomo japonés, y en 1923 como un reportero del que un agudo crítico de World dijo: “Bogart es bien parecido y de buenos modales, una grata novedad en medio de tanta vulgaridad”. Ciertamente, por su educación a la antigua, Boogie bien podría haber pasado por un actor británico. Pero pese a este primer elogio llevaba una vida disoluta en todo antro pecaminoso que se le pusiera a mano y, embriagado, aunque no se le notase, cometía muchos errores al decir sus parlamentos teatrales. En ese indolente estado conoció a la que sería su primera esposa, Helen Menken, durante una gira con la compañía de Brady, tras protagonizar un éxito de temporada por el que la crítica especializada comparó su carisma con el del mismísimo Rodolfo Valentino, latin lover por excelencia. Pero Helen lo superaba en renombre y en salario y, según dijeron las malas lenguas, sólo por eso él se habría casado con ella, en mayo de 1926: para usarla como trampolín a la fama. Difícil de creer porque, más allá de que el joven matrimonio duró apenas un año y medio, Helen y Boogie se hicieron amigos para siempre. Y en abril de 1928, él contrajo segundas nupcias con otra compañera de ruta, la actriz Mary Phillips.

Corría 1929 y la Gran Depresión hacía pedazos el Sueño Americano. Pero la Fox se había fijado en Boogie y lo invitaba a viajar a Hollywood, para ver qué se podía hacer con él en cámaras. Solo, porque Mary se negaba a dejar New York, en un año rodó seis películas olvidables por salarios detestables y conoció a uno de sus tres mejores amigos de toda la vida: Spencer Tracy, también exiliado de Broadway. Brady incluido, el tercero de ellos sería el genial cineasta John Huston, con quien compartirían copas y aventuras dentro y fuera de los sets. El caso era que en las películas le tocaban sólo los papeles secundarios, que equilibraba sus gastos jugando al ajedrez para apostadores profesionales, y que, en 1934, a los 35 años y ya demasiado maduro para aspirar al estrellato individual, morían su padre –dejando un reguero de deudas familiares por pésimas inversiones–, y Brady, tras una doble crisis matrimonial y un incendio. Y sintió horror, y bebió más que nunca.

No volvió al teatro y se entregó al cine, ahora en la Warner, en calidad de mero esclavo dramático y bajo un durísimo régimen de explotación: seis días a la semana, más de 10 horas promedio por jornada y, con viento a favor, acaso 400 dólares semanales. Durante el rodaje de Una mujer marcada conoció a Mayo Meted, actriz casada a la que, divorcios a dos manos mediante, desposó en abril de 1938. Fue su penúltimo y más trágico vínculo amoroso. Ella vivía a base de gin y, borrachos los dos, reñían en privado e incluso en público con una virulencia que ni siquiera rozarían los escándalos etílicos de Ava Gardner y Frank Sinatra. A tal punto que en cierta ocasión y en cierto bar de moda, la Mayo noqueó a su vociferante marido con un único y tremendo cross a la mandíbula. Se escribió que Boogie cayó de espaldas y quedó tendido en el piso, pero sin soltar su copa. Y que alguien le habría preguntado: “¿Te duele?”.

Estaba hundido, pero, tras hacer ocho películas en un año, llegaría a pagar lo adeudado por su padre, y a decir: “Siempre lo extrañé”. Y en 1939 ya era parte de la familia Warner, aunque se sintiera frustrado como actor y un mal hijo de su madre viuda, a quien había llevado a vivir con él a Los Ángeles y que, de tanto alcohol y morfina, ya desvariaba como una demente sin posibilidad de retorno a la lucidez. Corría 1939 y, a sus 40 años cumplidos, el público se había acostumbrado a que Boogie fuese un eterno segundón, una figura relegada en roles de gánster menor o vago cansino y opaco. Y, no obstante, supo brillar como uno de los tres simpáticos fugitivos de Ángeles de cara sucia, con lo que llamó la atención del por aquel entonces guionista John Huston, que preparaba el libreto de El último refugio para el director Raoul Walsh. Y así recomenzó, reemplazando a Paul Muni y enterrando a su madre apenas terminado el rodaje. De aquí en más, la fama y el mito. En 1941, Huston consigue dirigir su primera película, nada menos que El halcón maltés, y Humphrey Bogart encarna al lacónico detective privado que no sólo resuelve el enigma policial, sino que, con mortificante equidad, envía a prisión al culpable del crimen: la mujer de la que se ha enamorado. Lágrimas, aplausos y éxito global. Tanto que para compensar su maltrato laboral respecto de Boggie, la Warner decide promocionar su imagen de galán duro y reconcentrado a cuenta de futuros salarios. Por el momento, imposible pagarle más. Además, por primera vez lo han dejado besar a la heroína en cámaras, cosa que nunca podía hacer como actor secundario, y es 7 de diciembre y los aviones del Imperio japonés acaban de bombardear la base hawaiana de Pearl Harbour, y Estados Unidos entra de lleno en la Segunda Guerra y quién sabe si los productores querrán seguir financiando películas. Ardid que no impide que Huston vuelva a dirigirlo ese mismo año, en A través del PacíficoNegocios son negocios y, en semejante encrucijada, hay que ser más comprensivos que antes. Pero en 1942, estrenada Casablanca, Boogie pierde la paciencia y reclama lo que le pertenece: dinero, respeto y vacaciones. Le conceden 2.750 dólares a la semana y un mes de descanso. Filmada en plena guerra, en una colonia africana con alemanes nazis y franceses colaboracionistas, donde Rick regentea un típico bar americano desde el que ayuda a escapar a los refugiados europeos a América y, otra vez, pierde a la mujer amada; Casablanca es un fenómeno de taquilla con un astro fuera de serie. Y su nombre es sinónimo de virilidad sin afectaciones, de apertura ética y de tolerancia ilimitada, al mejor estilo del viejo Hemingway. De quien, precisamente, Howard Hawks filma una versión de la novela Tener y no tener, con Boogie como un antihéroe manco que, nuevamente, auxilia a los demás sin pedir nada a cambio. Lejos de la actual e ímproba noticia que sindica a Ernest Hemingway como un caprichoso oficial norteamericano que en la posguerra habría asesinado a sangre fría a más de cien prisioneros germanos, en aquella hermosa película a Boogie lo acompañó quien sería la mujer de su vida, más allá de que él fuese 25 años mayor que ella: Lauren Bacall, más conocida como Betty.

Recién divorciado de la agresiva Mayo en 1945, Boogie se casa con Betty en una granja de Malabar, a salvo de la prensa y de los curiosos. Luego, juntos, rodaron El sueño eterno, otro thriller que colmó plateas y los volvió la pareja más popular del cine. Ya la Warner quiso recontratarlo por otros quince años, y llegó el boom de 1947: El tesoro de Sierra Madre, del gran Huston. Claro que, en 1948, tras rodar Cayo Largo y con Betty ya embarazada, ambos fueron acusados de comunistas por el Comité de Actividades Antiamericanas del funesto senador McCarthy. “¡Qué conmovedor!”, replicó Boogie, inmutable. Y montó su propia productora, y nacieron sus hijos Steve y más tarde Leslie, y fue un padre cariñoso y moderno como jamás lo había sido Belmont. Con Huston y Katharine Hepburn hizo La reina africana y ganó un Oscar. En 1953, en Sabrina, fue el personaje culto y elegante que en realidad era. En 1954 acompañó a Ava Gardner en La condesa descalza, y las compañías cinematográficas pujaron por él como agentes bursátiles. Pero en 1956 lo operaron de un fulminante cáncer de esófago, y ya no filmó más. Falleció el 14 de enero de 1957. Testó que deseaba ser cremado y que sus cenizas fuesen arrojadas al mar, pero como en esa época tal ceremonia no era legal, Betty Bacall organizó el funeral en tierra firme y le pidió a Spencer Tracy que dijera unas palabras de despedida. Spencer no pudo: temblaba y lloraba como un chico. Entonces lo hizo el amigo Huston y, aunque no esté confirmado por los eruditos, se asegura que sobre el final recordó la célebre frase de Boogie en su lecho de muerte, precedida de una tonta pregunta:

–¿Te duele?

–Sólo cuando me río.

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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 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

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