Forum Rules

Registration. By registering on The Overwater Basses website you will become a Participant of our  forums and a Subscriber to WordPress. Once registered please update your profile information.

No spam / Advertising / Self-promotion. All automated messages, advertisements, and links to competitor websites will be deleted immediately. Please do not use our forums to self-promote your website, businesss or forum etc.

Post in relevant sub-forums only. Messages posted in the wrong topic area will be removed and placed in the correct sub-forum by moderators.

Respect other users. No flaming or abusing fellow forum members. Users who continue to post inflammatory, abusive comments will be deleted from the forum after two warnings are issued by moderators.

Harassment. No threats or harassment of other users will be tolerated. Any instance of threatening or harassing behavior is grounds for removal from the forums.

Adult content. Do not post profanity or obscenity. Because this forum is viewed by bassists of all ages, all posts must be suitable for viewing by minors. No profanity or pornography is allowed. Posts containing adult and/or offensive material will be deleted.

Bandwidth. All images and signatures must be 500 x 500 pixels or smaller. Posts containing over-sized images and signatures will be removed.

Copyright material. Please do not post material which is under copyright. Providing or asking for information on how to illegally obtain copyrighted materials is also forbidden.

Controversial Content. Any Political/Religious debates are not permitted. Any other controversial discussions will be closely monitored and terminated at a moderator’s discretion.

Talk to Us. Any issues in the forum regarding user misconduct, technical faults or disputing moderator decisions – please direct them to a Moderator’s PM/IM. We ask that you do not publicly post these issues and retain the right to delete any post if you do.

Privacy Policy

Overwater Basses is committed to protecting your privacy and your data. If you wish to know more about how we store and use your information please read below.

What information we hold about you:

  • Your name or username.
  • Your email address.
  • Your IP address.

Further data may be collected if you choose to share it, such as if you fill out fields on your profile.

We collect some or all of this information in the following cases:

  • You register as a member on this site.
  • You fill out our contact form.
  • You browse this site. See “Cookie policy” below.
  • You fill out fields on your profile.

How your personal information is used

We may use your personal information in the following ways:

For the purposes of making you a registered member of our site, in order for you to contribute content to this site.
We may use your email address to inform you of activity on our site.
Your IP address is recorded when you perform certain actions on our site. Your IP address is never publicly visible.
Other ways we may use your personal information.
In addition to notifying you of activity on our site which may be relevant to you, from time to time we may wish to communicate with all members any important information such as newsletters or announcements by email. You can opt-in to or opt-out of such emails in your profile.

We may collect non-personally identifiable information about you in the course of your interaction with our site. This information may include technical information about the browser or type of device you’re using. This information will be used purely for the purposes of analytics and tracking the number of visitors to our site.

Keeping your data secure
We are committed to ensuring that any information you provide to us is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable measures and procedures to safeguard and secure the information that we collect. In addition, we will not share, sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties (unless required by law to do so).

Cookie policy

Cookies are small text files which are set by us on your computer which allow us to provide certain functionality on our site, such as being able to log in, or remembering certain preferences.

We have a detailed cookie policy and more information about the cookies that we set on this page.

Data retention

We will retain your personal data for as long as necessary to fulfil the purposes we collected it for.


You have a right to access the personal data we hold about you by obtaining a copy of it. You also have the right to ask us to transfer the data to another controller (data portability). To do so please contact us. If you believe that the information we hold for you is incomplete or inaccurate, you may contact us to ask us to complete or correct that information.

You also have the right to request the erasure of the personal data that we hold or collect about you in order to provide our service. Please contact us if you would like us to remove your personal data.

Information you make public

Our service allows you to make personal information public. Any personal information that you choose to disclose becomes public information over which we have no control or responsibility. You should exercise caution when deciding to disclose personal information through our service. If you later decide you wish to remove personally identifiable information from the public part of our site, please report the content or contact us to advise what and where it is.

Google Analytics

Google Analytics is processed in the US and your IP data is anonymised. Please see their Privacy Policy and Opt-Out pages for more information.

Links to other websites

Our site contains links to other websites that we do not control. Clicking any link which results in you visiting an external website will result in this privacy policy no longer applying and we cannot be held responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites.

Acceptance of this policy

Continued use of our site signifies your acceptance of this policy. If you do not accept the policy then please do not use this site. When registering we will further request your explicit acceptance of the privacy policy and terms.

Changes to this policy

We may make changes to this policy at any time. You may be asked to review and re-accept the information in this policy if it changes in the future.


*Tuition page – disclaimer

Overwater Basses are providing this page as a platform for tutors to promote their lessons. This is a free service to our pro players. We do not take any fee or commission from any lessons booked through this page. Any agreement (or disagreement) regarding fees and T&C’s are entirely between the tutor and the student. We accept no liability for any complaints or grievances.


Last updated: 06 April 2020



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