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HF Shipyards - Privacy Notice / End User License Agreement (EULA) / Terms of Service (ToS) / Trademark Use / Shipyard Operations Sector I Valid as of July 11, 2023

Privacy Notice


HF Shipyards, LLC. ("us", "we", or "our") operates the domain and associated sites and others hereinafter referred to as the "Service".

This page informs you of our policies regarding the collection, use, and disclosure of personal data when you use our Service and the choices you have associated with that data. Moreover, it provides info regarding trademarks, "Terms of Use", and the "End User License Agreement."

We use your data to provide and improve the Service. By using the Service, you agree to the collection and use of information in accordance with this policy. Unless otherwise defined in this Privacy Policy, the terms used in this Privacy Policy have the same meanings as in our Terms and Conditions, accessible from



• Service: Service is the, the domain, and associated sub-domains as well as the HF Shipyards Global Flight Operations product, the HF Shipyards Forum, the HF Shipyards website, and HF Shipyards Technical Support, as well as others that may be operated by HF Shipyards, LLC.

• Personal Data: Personal Data means data about a living individual who can be identified from those data (or from those and other information either in our possession or likely to come into our possession).

• Usage Data: Usage Data is data collected automatically either generated using the Service or from the Service infrastructure itself (for example, the duration of a page visit).

• Cookies: Cookies are small files stored on your device (computer or mobile device).

 • Data Controller: Data Controller means the natural or legal person who (either alone or jointly or in common with other persons) determines the purposes for which and the way any personal information is or are to be, processed. To this Privacy Policy, we are a Data Controller of your Personal Data.

• Data Processors (or Service Providers): Data Processor (or Service Provider) means any natural or legal person who processes the data on behalf of the Data Controller. We may use the services of various Service Providers to process your data more effectively.

 • Data Subject (or User): Data Subject is any living individual who is using our Service and is the subject of Personal Data.

• In-Game Data (User Generated): Data created by you while using certain products, such as online simulation communities, showing your participation and activities within the game environment.



We collect several different types of information for various purposes to provide and improve our Service to you.



Personal Data While using our Service, we may ask you to provide us with certain personally identifiable information that can be used to contact or identify you ("Personal Data"). Personally identifiable information may include, but is not limited to:

  • Email address

  • First name and last name

  • Phone number

  • Address, State, Province, ZIP/Postal code, City

  • Cookies and Usage Data

  • IP address, hardware MAC address, or other common industry information to uniquely identify you as our customer and/or a member of the HF Shipyards Services to which you participate.

We may use your Personal Data to contact you with newsletters, marketing or promotional materials, and other information that may be of interest to you. You may opt out of receiving any, or all, of these communications from us by following the unsubscribe link or the instructions provided in any email we send.



We may also collect information on how the Service is accessed and used ("Usage Data"). This Usage Data may include information such as your computer's Internet Protocol address (e.g., IP address), browser type, browser version, the pages of our Service that you visit, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on those pages, unique device identifiers, and other diagnostic data.

Tracking & Cookies Data We use cookies and similar tracking technologies to track the activity on our Service and hold certain information.

Cookies are files with a small amount of data, which may include an anonymous unique identifier. Cookies are sent to your browser from a website and stored on your device. Tracking technologies also used are beacons, tags, and scripts to collect and track information and to improve and analyze our Service.

You can instruct your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, if you do not accept cookies, you may not be able to use some portions of our Service.

Examples of Cookies we use:

  • Session Cookies: We use Session Cookies to operate our Service.

  • Preference Cookies: We use Preference Cookies to remember your preferences and various settings.

  • Security Cookies: We use Security Cookies for security purposes.

  • Advertising Cookies: Advertising Cookies are used to serve you with advertisements that may be relevant to you and your interests.



HF Shipyards, LLC. uses the collected data for various purposes:

  • To provide and maintain our Service.

  • To notify you about changes to our Service

  • To allow you to participate in interactive features of our Service when you choose to do so.

  • To provide customer support

  • To gather analysis or valuable information so that we can improve our Service.

  • To monitor the usage of our Service

  • To detect, prevent, and address technical issues.

  • To provide you with news, special offers, and general information about other goods, services, and events we offer that are like those that you have already purchased or enquired about unless you have opted not to receive such information.




(GDPR): If you are from the European Economic Area (EEA), HF Shipyards, LLC. legal basis for collecting and using the personal information described in this Privacy Policy depends on the Personal Data we collect and the specific context in which we collect it.


HF Shipyards, LLC. may process your Personal Data because:

  • We need to perform a contract with you.

  • You have given us permission to do so.

  • The processing is in our legitimate interests, and it's not overridden by your rights.

  • For payment processing purposes

  • To comply with the law




HF Shipyards, LLC. will retain your Personal Data only for as long as is necessary for the purposes set out in this Privacy Policy. We will retain and use your Personal Data to the extent necessary to comply with our legal obligations (for example, if we are required to retain your data to comply with applicable laws), resolve disputes, and enforce our legal agreements and policies.

HF Shipyards, LLC. will also retain Usage Data for internal analysis purposes. Usage Data is generally retained for a shorter period, except when this data is used to strengthen the security or to improve the functionality of our Service, or we are legally obligated to retain this data for longer time periods.



Your information, including Personal Data, may be transferred to — and maintained on — computers located outside of your state, province, country, or other governmental jurisdiction where the data protection laws may differ from those of your jurisdiction.

If you are located outside the United States and choose to provide information to us, please note that we transfer the data, including Personal Data, to the United States and process it there.

Your consent to this Privacy Policy followed by your submission of such information represents your agreement to that transfer.


HF Shipyards, LLC. will take all the steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with this Privacy Policy and no transfer of your Personal Data will take place to an organization or a country unless there are adequate controls in place including the security of your data and other personal information.



Business Transaction If HF Shipyards, LLC. is involved in a merger, acquisition, or asset sale, your Personal Data may be transferred. We will provide notice before your Personal Data is transferred and becomes subject to a different Privacy Policy.

Disclosure for Law Enforcement Under certain circumstances, HF Shipyards, LLC. may be required to disclose your Personal Data if required to do so by law or in response to valid requests by public authorities (e.g., a court or a government agency).



HF Shipyards, LLC. may disclose your Personal Data in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to:

  • To comply with a legal obligation

  • To protect and defend the rights or property of HF Shipyards, LLC.

  • To prevent or investigate possible wrongdoing in connection with the Service

  • To protect the personal safety of users of the Service or the public

  • To protect against legal liability





 The security of your data is important to us but remember that no method of transmission over the Internet or method of electronic storage is 100% secure. While we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your Personal Data, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.



Our Service may contain links to other sites that are not operated by us. If you click on a third-party link, you will be directed to that third party's site. We strongly advise you to review the Privacy Policy of every site you visit.

We have no control over and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies, or practices of any third-party sites or services.



Our Service does not address anyone under the age of 13 ("Children").

We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 13. If you are a parent or guardian and you are aware that your Children have provided us with Personal Data, please contact us. If we become aware that we have collected Personal Data from children without verification of parental consent, we take steps to remove that information from our servers.



 We may update our Privacy Policy from time to time. We will notify you of any changes by posting the new Privacy Policy on this page.

We will let you know via email and/or a prominent notice on our Service, prior to the change becoming effective and update the "effective date" at the top of this Privacy Policy.

You are advised to review this Privacy Policy periodically for any changes. Changes to this Privacy Policy are effective when they are posted on this page.








End User License Agreement (EULA)

This End-User License Agreement ("EULA") is a legal agreement between you and HF Shipyards ("HF Shipyards" or "we" or "us") that covers the HF Shipyards Global Ship Operations ("HF-GSO") software product ("Software") and any supplemental information that HF Shipyards ("HF") has made available (including documents together with their accompanying supplemental information). This EULA supplements the TERMS AND CONDITIONS. By accessing or otherwise using HF-GSO or any other product within the HF-GSO environment, you agree to be bound by the terms of this EULA. If you do not agree to the terms of this EULA, do not use HF-GSO or any HF-GSO-compatible software within the HF-GSO environment. This EULA does not grant you any other rights but the ones contained herein.



This EULA grants you the right to use the Software only for its intended purpose. You may not sell, resell, license, rent, lease, lend, or otherwise transfer for value, the use of or installation of the Software. You may not redistribute the Software in any form. You may not authorize any other user to operate the software using your credentials.



All titles and copyrights in and to the Software, and any copies of the Software, are owned by HF Shipyards and/or its affiliates. All rights not expressly granted are reserved by HF Shipyards and/or its affiliates. This EULA does not grant you any rights in connection with any trademarks or service marks of HF Shipyards and/or its affiliates. Use of the Software for any purpose other than expressly permitted in this EULA is prohibited and may result in severe civil and criminal penalties.



Without prejudice to any other rights, HF Shipyards may terminate this EULA if you fail to comply with the terms and conditions of this EULA. In such an event, you must destroy all copies of the Software and cease further access to online content related to HF-GSO.



HF Shipyards and/or its affiliates make no representations about the suitability of the software for any purpose. This software is provided by the author "as is," and any express or implied warranties, including but not limited to the implied warranties or merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose, are disclaimed. In no event shall the author be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, exemplary, or consequential damages (including but not limited to loss of use, data, or time, profits; or business interruption) however caused and on any theory of liability, whether in contract, strict liability, or tort (including negligence or otherwise) arising in any way out of the use of this software, even if advised of the possibility of such damage.



 You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your password and shall be responsible for all uses via your registration and/or login, whether authorized or unauthorized by you. You agree to immediately notify HF Shipyards of any unauthorized use of your registration, user account, or password.



 You agree that all information or data of any kind, whether text, software, files, code, music or sound, photographs or graphics, video, or other materials ("Content"), publicly or privately provided, shall be the sole responsibility of the person providing the Content or the person whose user account is used. HF Shipyards shall not be responsible to you in any way for the Content that appears in the Software, nor for any error or omission, nor liable for any breaches of any copyright in the content stored in the Software by you and your users.



You agree that HF-GSO is an online community that derives value from the participation of members in the creation of content (such as ship liveries, dock assignments, text messages, online reports, and other media) that may at times be presented or transmitted across HF-GSO provided services in the performance of the service. You agree that engaging in online activity with other users may change the user experience and/or subject you to content not directly created or condoned by HF Shipyards. You understand that while HF Shipyards will take necessary measures to prevent the proliferation of material that does not meet our Community Standards, it may not be possible to completely prevent user violations in real time. You further understand that HF Shipyards will work with our existing administrative teams to prevent user creation of material that does not meet our Community Standards within the HF Shipyards product environment and that we may take action to limit user access to HF Shipyards systems in cases where violations take place. You understand that HF Shipyards must take reasonable measures to ensure the acceptability of user-created content and at our sole discretion, we may elect to remove or not remove content provided by users of the Product. Content deemed to be unacceptable includes profanity, pornography, threatening behavior, abuse, exclusion of members, or actions intended to make individuals or groups of individuals feel unwelcome. HF Shipyards, our Service Administrators, volunteer moderators, and employees will have the final say on all decisions related to the suitability of content. Habitual, intentional, and repeat violators of community standards may have access to the community suspended or revoked without recourse.



Goods and services of third parties may be advertised and/or made available on or through this HF-GSO. Representations made regarding products and services provided by third parties are governed by the policies and representations made by these third parties. HF Shipyards shall not be liable for or responsible in any manner for Third Party product quality, technical support, or any promises/representations made by any third party. HF Shipyards reserves the right to withdraw immediately any third-party product from use within the HF-GSO environment if doing so becomes necessary to protect the integrity of the operating environment.

The User warrants that they own or have the right and license (including artistic license or right-of-free-use) to any and all images uploaded to the HF Shipyards Global Ship Operations system. The User agrees to indemnify HF Shipyards against any loss or damage (including consequential loss) that may result from any information uploaded to the HF-GSO system, including but not limited to copyright breach. HF Shipyards reserves the right to withdraw from public availability any user-created content that HF Shipyards, in its sole opinion, believes may violate the rights of a lawful copyright holder.

Terms of Service (ToS)

This legal agreement ("Agreement") is between you and HF Shipyards ("HF Shipyards" or "we" or "us") and governs the use of all HF Shipyards software products ("Software") and any supplemental information that HF Shipyards has made available, including documents together with their accompanying supplemental information. This Terms of Service ("ToS") supplements the End User License Agreement as well as the Privacy Agreement and Requirements to Play (for subscription-based products).

By using HF Shipyards' Software and related services, you agree to be bound by the terms and conditions outlined in this ToS. If you do not agree to these terms, please refrain from using the Software and related services.



HF Shipyards grants you a limited, non-exclusive, non-transferable, and revocable license to use the Software solely for personal, non-commercial purposes, in accordance with the terms and conditions of this Agreement.



 The Software, including all related intellectual property rights, is and shall remain the exclusive property of HF Shipyards and its licensors. This Agreement does not transfer any ownership rights in the Software to you.



  • You agree to use the Software in compliance with all applicable laws, regulations, and this Agreement.

  • You will not copy, modify, distribute, sell, lease, sublicense, or reverse engineer the Software, except as expressly permitted by this Agreement. 3.3 You will not engage in any activity that may disrupt or interfere with the proper functioning of the Software or its associated services.



  • The Software is provided on an "as is" and "as available" basis. HF Shipyards makes no warranties, express or implied, regarding the Software's performance, functionality, or fitness for a particular purpose.

  • In no event shall HF Shipyards be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, consequential, or special damages arising out of or in connection with the use or inability to use the Software or its associated services.



HF Shipyards may, at its sole discretion, terminate this Agreement if you breach any of its terms. Upon termination, you must cease all use of the Software and related services and destroy any copies of the Software in your possession.



This Agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of [Jurisdiction], without regard to its conflict of laws principles.



HF Shipyards reserves the right to modify or amend this Agreement at any time. Any changes will be effective immediately upon posting the updated version of the ToS on our website or notifying you through other means. Your continued use of the Software and related services after such modifications or amendments constitutes your acceptance of the revised Agreement.


Please note that this is a general template and may require further customization based on the specific details and requirements of HF Shipyards. It is recommended to seek legal advice to ensure compliance with applicable laws and regulations.

Trademark Notice

This trademark notice is issued on behalf of HF Shipyards, an addon maker for VSNG ("the Company"). The purpose of this notice is to emphasize the Company's commitment to protecting intellectual property rights and to clarify the ownership and reservation of trademarks associated with its add-ons.


Ownership and Reservation of Trademarks: The names, logos, and associated trademarks featured within the addons created by HF Shipyards are the exclusive property of their respective companies or organizations, which have obtained official registration for said trademarks. The Company acknowledges the rightful ownership of these trademarks and does not claim any ownership rights over them.


Rights Reserved: All rights to the names, logos, and trademarks displayed within the add-ons produced by HF Shipyards are expressly reserved. No person or entity, apart from the rightful owners of these trademarks, shall use, reproduce, distribute, or modify them without prior authorization from the respective trademark owners.


Non-Commercial Usage: HF Shipyards hereby clarifies that it does not derive any financial benefit from the logos associated with these add-ons. The logos are used solely for the purpose of accurately representing the addons and the companies or organizations they are associated with.


Compliance and Legal Obligations: HF Shipyards is committed to adhering to all applicable laws, regulations, and requirements governing intellectual property rights, including but not limited to trademark laws. The Company expects all users and consumers of its add-ons to also comply with these legal obligations and respect the intellectual property rights of others.


Reporting Infringements: In the event that you believe an addon created by HF Shipyards infringes upon your intellectual property rights or violates any applicable laws, please contact us immediately at the following address:


Upon receiving a valid notice of infringement, the Company will take appropriate actions to investigate and address the reported issue in a timely manner, in compliance with applicable laws and regulations.

This trademark notice serves as a formal declaration of HF Shipyards' commitment to the protection of intellectual property rights and the acknowledgment of the ownership and reservation of trademarks associated with its add-ons. Any unauthorized use or infringement of these trademarks will be subject to legal remedies and penalties to the fullest extent permitted by law.

Shipyard Operations Sector

HF Shipyards, as referenced in our website's Shop Notices page, should be comprehended strictly within the context of Virtual Sailor NG, without any extension or application to real-world shipbuilding endeavors. Consequently, it is of utmost importance to recognize that any allusions to HF Shipyards within the mentioned page pertain solely to its virtual existence within the game/simulator, and hold no legal or practical implications beyond this virtual environment.


To avoid any potential confusion or misinterpretation, it is paramount for users and visitors to our website to acknowledge that HF Shipyards is not a real-life shipyard, but an entirely fictitious entity restricted to the virtual domain of Virtual Sailor NG. Accordingly, all transactions, actions, or engagements related to HF Shipyards should be understood as virtual interactions within the game/simulator, and not as interactions with an actual shipyard or any tangible entities or activities in reality.


Should you require further clarification or have any queries regarding HF Shipyards or its virtual nature, please do not hesitate to contact our support team, who will be more than happy to provide the necessary assistance.

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