Island Sailing Privacy Policy

This privacy policy discloses the privacy practices for www.islandsailing.org. This privacy policy applies solely to information collected by this web site. It includes the following:

  • What personally identifiable information is collected from you through the web site, how it is used and with whom it may be shared.
  • What choices are available to you regarding the use of your data.
  • The security procedures in place to protect the misuse of your information.
  • How you can correct any inaccuracies in the information.

Who we are

We are Island Sailing, a Pacific Northwest sailing school & club. Our website address is http://www.islandsailing.org/, and our primary address is below:

Island Sailing School & Club
515 NE Tomahawk Island Drive
Portland, OR 97217

Information Collection, Use, and Sharing

We are the sole owners of the information collected on this site. We only have access to/collect information that you voluntarily give us via email or other direct contact from you. We will not sell or rent this information to anyone.

We will use your information to respond to you, regarding the reason you contacted us. We will not share your information with any third party outside of our organization, other than as necessary to fulfill your request.

Unless you ask us not to, we may contact you via email in the future to tell you about specials, new products or services, or changes to this privacy policy.

Your Access to and Control Over Information

You may opt out of any future contacts from us at any time. You can do the following at any time by contacting us via the email address or phone number given on our website:

• See what data we have about you, if any.

• Change/correct any data we have about you.

• Have us delete any data we have about you.

• Express any concern you have about our use of your data.

Cookies

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select "Remember Me", your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Links & embedded content from other websites

Information on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of any other site that collects personally identifiable information.

Analytics

This site uses Analytic packages from Google to track usage and other ANONYMOUS traffic behaviors.  If concerned, please Google, er, Google on their privacy policies

Online Purchasing & How long we retain your data (and what)

Honestly, we're sailors and not website or data experts. For online purchasing we rely upon 3rd party transaction companies (like Paypal) and do not retain any sensitive payment information because, frankly, we don't have the expertise to manage it.  Instead our systems retain generic information relevant to the purchase, such as your name, email, what you purchased, etc...    If questions or concerns contact us!

Registration

In order to use the forums and blogs, a user must first complete the registration form. During registration a user is required to give certain information (such as name and email address). This information is used to contact you about the products/services on our site in which you have expressed interest. At your option, you may also provide additional information about yourself, but it is not required.

Security

We take precautions to protect your information. When you submit sensitive information via the website, your information is protected both online and offline.

Wherever we collect sensitive information (such as credit card data), that information is encrypted and transmitted to us in a secure way. You can verify this by looking for a closed lock icon at the bottom of your web browser, or looking for "https" at the beginning of the address of the web page.

While we use encryption to protect sensitive information transmitted online, we also protect your information offline. Only employees who need the information to perform a specific job (for example, billing or customer service) are granted access to personally identifiable information. The computers/servers in which we store personally identifiable information are kept in a secure environment.

How we protect your data

For starters, we don't retain sensitive personal information (like Social Security Numbers) and rely upon creditable companies like PayPal or Intuit to process transactions, in which we don't retain your payment information.  Any analytical data is managed by Google.

As for more generic personal information, we invest in 3rd-party security and firewall software to protect the data as well as limit access to only staff who "need to know" the information to properly provide our services.

Updates

Our Privacy Policy may change from time to time and all updates will be posted on this page.