Welcome to https://www.sailingwiththankfulness.com (the “Site”). We understand that privacy online is important to users of the Site, especially when conducting business. This statement governs our privacy policies with respect to those users of the Site (“Visitors”) who visit without transacting business and Visitors who register to transact business on the Site and make use of the various services offered by the Site (collectively, “Services”) (“Authorised Customers”).
Non-personally, Identifiable Information
Like most website operators, the Site collects Non-personally, Identifying Information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. The purpose of collecting Non-personally, Identifying Information is to better understand how Visitors use the Site. From time to time, we may release Non-personally, Identifying Information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of the Site.
Personally, Identifiable Information
Personally, Identifiable Information refers to any information that identifies or can be used to identify, contact, or locate the person to whom such information pertains, including, but not limited to, name, address, phone number, fax number, email address, financial profiles, and credit card information. This does not include information that is collected anonymously (that is, without identification of the individual user) or demographic information not connected to an identified individual.
What Personally, Identifiable Information is collected?
We may collect basic user profile information from all of our Visitors. We collect the following additional information from our Authorised Customers: the names, addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses of Authorised Customers.
What organisations are collecting the information?
In addition to our direct collection of information, our third-party service vendors (such as credit card companies, clearinghouses and banks) who may provide such services as credit, insurance, and escrow services may collect this information from our Visitors and Authorised Customers. We do not control how these third parties use such information, but we do ask them to disclose how they use personal information provided to them from Visitors and Authorised Customers. Some of these third parties may be intermediaries that act solely as links in the distribution chain, and do not store, retain, or use the information given to them.
How does the Site use Personally, Identifiable Information?
We use Personally, Identifiable Information to customise the Site and to make appropriate service offerings. We may email Visitors and Authorised Customers about services on the Site or information related to the subject matter of the Site. We may also use Personally, Identifiable Information to contact Visitors and Authorised Customers in response to specific inquiries or to provide requested information.
With whom may the information may be shared?
We may share aggregated information about our Visitors, including the demographics of our Visitors and Authorised Customers, with our affiliated agencies and third party vendors. We also offer the opportunity to opt-out of receiving information or being contacted by us or by any agency acting on our behalf.
How is Personally, Identifiable Information stored?
Personally, Identifiable Information collected by the Site is securely stored and is not accessible to third parties or employees of the Site except for use as indicated above.
What choices are available to Visitors regarding collection, use and distribution of the information?
Visitors and Authorised Customers may opt out of receiving unsolicited information from or being contacted by us and/or our vendors and affiliated agencies by responding to emails as instructed, or by contacting us at 6 Ketterer Street, Moncrieff, ACT 2914, Australia
The Site also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on the Site. We only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses Personally, Identifying Information, except that commenter IP addresses and email addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the Site where the comment was left.
When Visitors leave comments on the Site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the Visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognise and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.
When uploading images to the Site, Visitors should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the Site can download and extract any location data from images on the Site.
For users that register on the Site, we store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All Authorised Users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Site administrators can also see and edit that information.
If you have an account on the Site or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.
Are Cookies Used on the Site?
How does the Site use login information?
The Site uses login information, including, but not limited to, IP addresses, ISPs, and browser types, to analyse trends, administer the Site, track a user’s movement and use, and gather broad demographic information.
What partners or service providers have access to Personally, Identifiable Information from Visitors and/or Authorised Customers on the Site?
Disclosure of Personally, Identifiable Information to comply with the law.
We will disclose Personally, Identifiable Information in order to comply with a court order or subpoena or a request from a law enforcement agency to release information. We will also disclose Personally, Identifiable Information when reasonably necessary to protect the safety of our Visitors and Authorised Customers.
How does the Site keep Personally, Identifiable Information secure?
All of our employees are familiar with our security policy and practices. The Personally, Identifiable Information of our Visitors and Authorised Customers is only accessible to a limited number of qualified employees who are given a password in order to gain access to the information. We audit our security systems and processes on a regular basis. Sensitive information, such as credit card numbers, is protected by encryption protocols, in place to protect information sent over the Internet. While we take commercially reasonable measures to maintain a secure site, electronic communications and databases are subject to errors, tampering, and break-ins, and we cannot guarantee or warrant that such events will not take place and we will not be liable to Visitors or Authorised Customers for any such occurrences.
How can Visitors correct any inaccuracies in Personally, Identifiable Information?
Visitors and Authorised Customers may contact us to update Personally, Identifiable Information about them or to correct any inaccuracies via the contact form.
Can a Visitor delete or deactivate Personally, Identifiable Information collected by the Site?
We provide Visitors and Authorised Customers with a mechanism to delete/deactivate Personally, Identifiable Information from the Site’s database via the contact form. However, because of backups and records of deletions, it may be impossible to delete a Visitor’s entry without retaining some residual information. An individual who requests to have Personally, Identifiable Information deactivated will have this information functionally deleted, and we will not sell, transfer, or use Personally, Identifiable Information relating to that individual in any way moving forward.
If the Site, or substantially all of his assets, were acquired user information would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur and that any acquirer of the Site’s assets may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.
https://www.sailingwiththankfulness.com contains links to other web sites. Please note that when you click on one of these links, you are moving to another web site. We encourage you to read the privacy statements of these linked sites as their privacy policies may differ from ours.