Directory Information, Terms of Advertising and Refunds Policy
The Southeast U.S. Sailing & Cruising Business Directory is owned and run by Southwinds Media, Inc., a Florida corporation, located in Bradenton, FL, on the south side of Tampa Bay. It's mailing address is PO Box 14456, Bradenton, FL 34280-4456. USA.
Southwinds Media, is also the owner of SOUTHWINDS Magazine. This business directory is an endeavour that is part of the magazine's mission to be the number one resource for sailing in the Southeast United States.
SOUTHWINDS Magazine covers news, events, information and sailing- and boating-related articles in the southeast U.S., and nearby regions. The states covered in the magazine and this Directory are North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana and Texas. The Bahamas are also covered, but we hope to expand to that area more in the future, since the Bahamas is a major cruising ground for sailors from the Southeast, especially Florida.
To be listed in the directory, businesses must be sailing- or boating-related. Final determination of whether a business is acceptable to be on the directory is up to the sole discretion of the manager.
For questions, comments and suggestions, please use the contact form. You can also call 941-795-8704.
Southwinds Media, Inc.
Southeast U.S. Sailing & Cruising Business Directory
TERMS OF ADVERTISING AND REFUNDS POLICY
The “Directory” referred to below is defined as the Southeast U.S. Sailing & Cruising Business Directory and its Directory Manager—or authorized person representing the business directory—Steve Morrell, president of Southwinds Media, Inc. is an authorized representative of the Directory, although other individuals could be given that authorization.
ADVERTISING PAYMENT REFUNDS
Refunds of payments made for listings and banner ads are available up to 100 percent of the payment, based on the following provisions.
No advertising plan will be automatically renewed and a credit card charged unless authorized by the Advertiser. No other charges will be made to an Advertiser’s credit card unless authorized by the Advertiser. All authorizations will be done by email (and confirmed by email if agreed to verbally).
Advertising in this directory is posted after payment is made by credit card or check for a period of time that is agreed upon based on the prices published at the time of purchase for the advertising plan period. This holds true for listings and banner ads. The act of submitting payment binds the Advertiser to follow the terms of the agreement, based on the advertised costs and term of the listing plan purchased, and the terms written herein. This basically means the Advertiser has no right to any refund as long as the Directory continues the listing for the period of time purchased and in the agreed upon manner, and that the Directory is maintained as a viable website for the term of the plan.
By receiving payment, the Directory agrees to: Run the Advertiser’s listing for the prescribed period of time paid for in the plan purchased; Review, and either approve or reject, the listing’s content in a reasonable period of time; and maintain the Directory website, subject to accepted standards. The Advertiser accepts that there will be times that the website will be down periodically for maintenance (which will be done in off-hours, like nighttime, unless extenuating circumstances demand otherwise), and for reasons, such as server malfunction or other internet problems, beyond the control of the Directory.
Since the Advertiser can post his own listing—subject to content approval (see below) by the Directory at the time of purchase—the only limitation of when the ad gets posted is the content approval by the Directory. If approval is not done within 72 hours of posting the listing, the Advertiser will have a right to a 100% refund on payment, which will end the advertising agreement. The refund will be prorated, based on the amount of time remaining in the advertising agreement. If content review is not done within 72 hours of the initial posting of the listing or banner ad, and payment for it, a full refund will be given, or the date of the beginning of the advertising term postponed till the review is done, based on mutual agreement between the Directory and the Advertiser.
If the Advertiser pays for an advertising plan and does not post his listing, the Advertising plan will start on the day of payment, although it is impossible to make a payment for a listing and not have it put up for a review, since there is minimum information of a company name and city location required, which in itself is enough to qualify as a listing. But is the responsibility of the Advertiser to complete his listing beyond the minimum amount of information required.
The Directory will make every attempt to review new listings, edits and banner ads within a reasonable period of time, but cannot guarantee review outside of the normal working hours of 8am-5pm, Monday through Friday, Eastern Standard Time (and Daylight Savings Time, when applicable). Reviews will be done regularly outside these days and hours, but not guaranteed.
If the Advertiser chooses to have the Directory build the listing or banner ad, the Advertiser will have incurred costs beyond the plan costs and the costs of that time will have incurred additional expenses for the Advertiser which will be dependent on the agreement between the Advertiser and the Directory. These costs will not be refundable if the work is already completed by the Directory. Costs of building a listing or banner ad will always be agreed upon before work is begun by the Directory.
Payment will be refundable to the Advertiser’s beneficiary, on a pro-rated basis, if the Advertiser dies, and the business closes because of the death.
Although the Advertiser may call and discuss a refund with the Directory, all requests for refunds and the reason for them must be done by email to have a formal record of both content and the time of the request.
AD CONTENT AND REVIEW
The below provisions apply to all ads submitted for publication, whether paid listings/ads or Free listings/ads.
All ads submitted for publication must comply with applicable U.S. and International laws, and may not be indecent, obscene or defamatory. All advertising is subject to the Directory’s approval. The Directory reserves the right to refuse any advertisement at its sole discretion for any reason whatsoever, including without limitation for offensive or inappropriate content.
Advertiser warrants and represents that the advertisement does not contain any material that is copyrighted, protected by trade secret or otherwise subject to third-party proprietary rights, including privacy and publicity rights, unless Advertiser is the owner of such rights or has permission from their rightful owner for purpose of the advertisement. By submitting an advertisement, Advertiser represents and warrants that it owns or has the necessary licenses, rights, consents and permissions. Advertiser also represents and warrants that an advertisement is not defamatory or libelous, obscene, or contrary to applicable local, national, and international laws and regulations.
Advertiser agrees to defend, indemnify and hold harmless Southwinds Media, Inc., and all of their officers, directors, employees and agents, from and against any and all claims, damages, obligations, losses, liabilities, costs or debt, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney's fees) arising from any breach, or alleged breach, of the warrantees identified in this section.
For questions, comments and suggestions, please use the Contact form.