Best Yacht Auctions LLC

Updated as of September 2021


This is the privacy notice (“Privacy Notice”) for Best Yacht Auctions LLC (“us,” “we”, or “B.Y.A.”, or Best Yacht Auctions”).   This Privacy Notice is governed by and is a part of our Terms of Use. Any terms we use in this Privacy Notice will have definitions given to them. We may provide additional notices about our privacy practices, each of which will be considered to form part of this Privacy Notice.

This Privacy Notice includes information specific to residents of California, the European Union, and Canada.

The purpose of this Privacy Policy is to explain the privacy practices of Best Yacht Auctions LLC in connection with the following services:

(i) This Website ( (“Website), 

(ii) any software applications made available by us for use on or through your computer and mobile devices (“App(s)”) and 

(iii) any other digital communications or Seller Content that we may publish that links to this Privacy Policy, including advertisements and promotional information intended to publicize the auction of a Vessel that we may place on third-party websites, such as social media platforms.   All capitalized terms in this Privacy Policy have the same meaning ascribed to them in the Best Yacht Auctions Terms and Conditions

This Privacy Policy governs only the practices of Best Yacht Auctions.   If you interact with any third-party website, application, or other service, their individual privacy policies will apply.  The Website may contain links to third-party owned and/or operated websites, such as our credit card merchants or various vendors whose services may be relevant to the B.Y.A. system process.  We are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such websites. These third-party websites have separate privacy and data collection practices, and we have no responsibility or liability relating to them. We recommend you review the privacy policies of these third parties.  

By accessing or using the Website, you are agreeing to this Privacy Policy If you do not agree with this Privacy Policy, please do not access or use the Website, or provide us with any of your Personal Information (as defined below).   

Types of Information We Collect and Use 

Our Website may collect, use, store, and transfer different kinds of information that identifies, relates to, describes, references, is capable of being associated with, or could reasonably be directly or indirectly linked with you as a particular consumer or device (“Personal Information”), such as: 

We may also collect, use, and share “Vessel-Specific Data”, which includes hull identification numbers, vessel specifications, manufacturer, equipment, and power plant hours (if applicable), as well as photographs and video of our listed Vessels and their appurtenances. Though Personal Information may be derived from Vessel-Specific Data, such as hull identification information, Vessel-Specific Data is provided to us by users to disclose it publicly and is inherently accessible in all media to facilitate the sale of a Vessel.  We may collect, use, and share Vessel-Specific Data even after an auction has closed for marketing and analytical purposes.    

We do not collect any special categories of personal information about you, including details about race or ethnicity, citizenship, medical condition, physical or mental disability, marital and/or family status, religious or philosophical beliefs, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, political opinions, criminal history, health information, or genetic and biometric data.  

How Do We Collect Personal Information?

Submitted by You: We may collect Personal Information you provide to us, for example, if you: 

Cookies and Similar Automatic Tracking Technology: The Website may use cookies, flash cookies, web beacons, embedded scripts, location-identifying technology, or similar technology to collect Personal Information automatically while you use the Website.  These technologies allow us to collect or interact with the Personal Information stored on your device or browser and monitor your Website usage.  We may also engage third-party companies to help us collect and track this data (for example, Google Analytics).  You may be able to deactivate or opt out of some of these technologies through your browser settings, device settings, or take other steps depending on the methods you use to access the Website, as described in the “Your Rights” section below.

Please note that disabling cookies or deleting information contained in the cookies or flash cookies may interfere with the performance and features of the Website, including not being able to store your preferences or login information.  Your browser settings may also allow you to automatically transmit a “Do Not Track” signal to online services you visit.  Note that there is no industry consensus as to what site operators should do regarding these signals. Accordingly, we do not monitor or act concerning “Do Not Track” signals or other mechanisms. 

IP Addresses:  An IP address is the number automatically assigned to your computer whenever you access the internet. When you request pages from the Website, we automatically log your IP address.