Sail.co.uk Privacy Policy

The UK Sailing Index (Sail.co.uk) 

 Privacy Policy

www.sail.co.uk , www.uksail.co.uk & www.uksail.com

 

The UK Sailing Index (Sail.co.uk) is dedicated to safeguarding and preserving your privacy when visiting our site or communicating electronically with us.

This Privacy Policy, together with our Terms and Conditions explains what happens to any personal data that you provide to us, or that we collect from you when you use this site. We will update this Policy from time to time so please do return and review this Policy regularly.

Sail.co.uk maintains a public and freely accessible directory and, as such, is not required to notify and register with the Information Commissioner's Office. However, if there is a need to contact Sail.co.uk in connection with access to data or the Data Protection Act (1998) our data controller is Richard Beckett, the editor and webmaster of the UK Sailing Index. The default contact email address for Sail.co.uk is: editor[at]sail.co.uk, editor[@]uksail.co.uk and editor[@]uksail.com.

 

Information We Collect

In operating the Sail.co.uk website we may collect, store and process the following kinds of personal information:

  • Details of your visits to our website and the resources that you access, including, but not limited to, your IP address, geographical location, browser type and version, operating system, referral source, length of visit, page views, website navigation, traffic data, weblogs and other communication data.

  • Information that you provide by filling in forms on our website, such as when you registered or send communication for any reason.

  • Information relating to any transactions carried out between you and Sail.co.uk on or in relation to this website, including information relating to any purchases you make of our services or our partners goods or services.

  • Information about any products and services that you, your business or related parties offer through our listings.

Use of Cookies

A cookie consists of information sent by a web server to a web browser, and stored by the browser. the information is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server. this enables the web server to identify and track the web browser.

We may use “session” cookies and/or “persistent” cookies on the Sail.co.uk website. We may use the session cookies to: track your navigation and usage of the Sail.co.uk website. We may use the persistent cookies to: enable our website to recognise you when you visit and display information based on the statistics of your browsers past usage of the Sail.co.uk website.

Session cookies will be deleted from your computer when you close your browser. Persistent cookies will remain stored on your computer until deleted, or until they reach a specified expiry date.

We use server side usage analytic software to analyse the use of this website. This software generates statistical and other information about website use by means of cookies, which are stored on users' computers. The information generated relating to our website is used to create reports about the use of the website.

Our advertisers/ payment services providers may also send you cookies; these cookies will only be activated when following designated sponsor/ advertising links.

We publish Google Adsense interest-based advertisements on the Sail.co.uk website. These are tailored by Google to reflect your interests. To determine your interests, Google may track your behaviour across the web using cookies. You can view, delete or add interest categories associated with your browser using Google's advertisement preference manager, available at: http://www.google.com/ads/preferences/. You can opt-out of the Adsense partner network cookie at: http://www.google.com/privacy_ads.html. However, this opt-out mechanism uses a cookie, and if you clear the cookies from your browser your opt-out will not be maintained. To ensure that an opt-out is maintained in respect of a particular browser, you should use the Google browser plug-in available at: http://www.google.com/ads/preferences/plugin.

Most browsers allow you to reject all cookies, whilst some browsers allow you to reject just third party cookies. For example, in MS Internet Explorer you can refuse all cookies by clicking “tools”, “internet options”, “privacy”, and selecting “block all cookies” using the sliding selector. Blocking all cookies will, however, have a negative impact upon the usability of the Sail.co.uk website and many others.

 

Use of Your Information

The information that we collect and store relating to you is primarily used to enable us to provide our services to you. In addition, we may use the information for the following purposes:

  • Administer the website;

  • Improve your browsing experience by personalising the Sail.co.uk website;

  • Send you email notifications which you have specifically requested;

  • Send you our newsletter and other marketing communications relating to our business or the businesses of carefully-selected third parties which we think may be of interest to you. Where agreed, these communications would be by email or, similar technology (you can inform us at any time if you no longer require marketing communications);

  • To provide you with information requested from us, relating to our products or services. To provide information on other products which we feel may be of interest to you, where you have consented to receive such information;

  • To meet our contractual commitments to you;

  • To notify you about any changes to our website, such as improvements or service/product changes, that may affect our service.

Where you submit information for publication on our website, we will publish and otherwise use that information in accordance with the license (contained within the 'Public Profile Information' document) you grant to us when you sign up for this service.

If you are an existing customer, we may contact you with information about goods and services similar to those which were the subject of a previous sale to you.

We will not, without your express consent, provide your personal information to any third parties for the purpose of direct marketing. Where granted, we may use your data, or permit selected third parties to use your data, so that you can be provided with information about related goods and services which we consider may be of interest to you. We or they may contact you about these goods and services by any of the methods that you consented at the time your information was collected.

If you are a new customer, we will only contact you or allow third parties to contact you only when you have provided consent and only by those means you provided consent for.

If you do not want us to use your data for our or third parties you will have the opportunity to withhold your consent to this when you provide your details to us on the form on which we collect your data.

Please be advised that we do not reveal information about identifiable individuals to our advertisers but we may, on occasion, provide them with aggregate statistical information about our visitors.

All of our website financial transactions are handled through our payment services provider, PayPal. You can review the PayPal privacy policy at www.paypal.com. We will share information with PayPal only to the extent necessary for the purposes of processing payments you make via our website and dealing with complaints and queries relating to such payments.

 

Storing and Security of Your Personal Data

We will take reasonable technical and organisational precautions to prevent the loss, misuse or alteration of your personal information. We will store all the personal information you provide on our secure (password- and firewall- protected) servers. All electronic transactions you make to or receive from us will be encrypted using the most recent technology.

Of course, data transmission over the internet is inherently insecure, and we cannot guarantee the security of all data sent over the internet.

You are responsible for keeping your password and user details confidential. We will not ask you for your password (except when you log in to the website).

We may transfer data that we collect from you to locations outside of the European Economic Area for processing and storing. Also, it may be processed by staff operating outside the European Economic Area who work for us. For example, such staff maybe engaged in the processing and concluding of your order, the processing of your payment details and the provision of support services. By submitting your personal data, you agree to this transfer, storing or processing. We will take all reasonable steps to make sure that your data is treated securely and in agreement with this Privacy Policy. Data that is provided to us is stored on secure servers. 

 

International Data Transfers

Information that we collect may be stored and processed in and transferred between any of the countries in which we operate in order to enable us to use the information in accordance with this privacy policy.

Information which you provide may be transferred to countries (including [the United States of America which may not have data protection laws equivalent to those in force in the European Economic Area.

In addition, personal information that you submit for publication on the website will be published on the internet and may be available, via the internet, around the world. We cannot prevent the use or misuse of such information by others. You expressly agree to such transfers of personal information.

 

Disclosing Your Information

We may disclose information about you to any of our employees, officers, agents, suppliers or subcontractors (including website development specialists) insofar as reasonably necessary for the purposes as set out in this Privacy Policy.

In addition, we may disclose your personal information:

  • To the extent that we are required to do so by law;

  • In connection with any legal proceedings or prospective legal proceedings;

  • In order to establish, exercise or defend our legal rights (including providing information to others for the purposes of fraud prevention and reducing credit risk);

  • To the purchaser (or prospective purchaser) of any business or asset which we are (or are contemplating) selling; and;

  • To any person who we reasonably believe may apply to a court or other competent authority for disclosure of that personal information where, in our reasonable opinion, such court or authority would be reasonably likely to order disclosure of that personal information.

Except as provided in this Privacy Policy, we will not provide your information to third parties.

Where applicable, we may disclose your personal information to any member of our group. This includes, where applicable, our subsidiaries, our holding company and its other subsidiaries.

We may also disclose your personal information to third parties:

  • Where we sell any or all of our business and/or our assets to a third party.

  • Where we are legally required to disclose your information.

  • To assist fraud protection and minimise credit risk.

 

Third Party Links

You mind find links to third party websites on our website. These websites should have their own privacy policies which you should check. We do not accept any responsibility or liability for their policies whatsoever as we have no control over them.

 

Access To Information & Your Rights

You may instruct us to provide you with any personal information we hold about you. Provision of such information will be subject to:

  • The payment of a fee (currently fixed at £10.00); and;

  • The supply of appropriate evidence of your identity (for this purpose, we will usually accept a photocopy of your passport certified by a solicitor or bank plus an original copy of a utility bill showing your current address).

We may withhold such personal information to the extent permitted by law.

You may instruct us not to process your personal information for marketing purposes by email at any time. In practice, you will usually either expressly agree in advance to our use of your personal information for marketing purposes, or we will provide you with an opportunity to opt-out of the use of your personal information for marketing purposes.

Please let us know if the personal information which we hold about you needs to be corrected or updated. We cannot be held responsible for any inconveniences or disputes arising due to out-of-date contact information.

 

Policy Amendments

We may update this privacy policy from time-to-time by posting a new version on our website. You should check this page occasionally to ensure you are happy with any changes.

  

Contacting Us

We welcome any queries, comments or requests you may have regarding this Privacy Policy. Please do not hesitate to contact us at editor[@]sail.co.uk ,  editor[@]uksail.co.uk or editor[@]uksail.com.

 

 

 

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