Membership Benefits is committed to protecting your privacy and developing technology
that gives you the most powerful and safe online experience. This Statement of Privacy
applies to the Membership Benefits Web site and governs data collection and usage.
By using the Membership Benefits, you consent to the data practices described
in this statement.
Collection of your Personal Information
Membership Benefits collects personally identifiable information, such as your e-mail
address, name, home or work address or telephone number. Membership Benefits also
collects anonymous demographic information, which is not unique to you, such as
your ZIP code, age, gender, preferences, interests and favourites.
Irish Sailing Association also stores any information provided by you in order to avail of ISA services and products (eg boat details, emergency contact information, garda vetting, memberships etc).
There is also information about your computer hardware and software that is automatically
collected by Membership Benefits. This information can include: your IP address,
browser type, domain names, access times and referring Web site addresses. This
information is used by Membership Benefits for the operation of the service, to
maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use
of the Membership Benefits Web site.
Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose personally identifiable information
or personally sensitive data through Membership Benefits public message boards,
this information may be collected and used by others. Note: Membership Benefits
does not read any of your private online communications.
Membership Benefits encourages you to review the privacy statements of Web sites
you choose to link to from Membership Benefits so that you can understand how those
Web sites collect, use and share your information. Membership Benefits is not responsible
for the privacy statements or other content on Web sites outside of the Membership Benefits
and Membership Benefits family of Web sites.
Use of your Personal Information
Membership Benefits collects and uses your personal information to operate the Membership Benefits
Web site and deliver the services you have requested. Membership Benefits also uses
your personally identifiable information to inform you of other products or services
available from Membership Benefits and its affiliates. Membership Benefits may also
contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of current services
or of potential new services that may be offered.
Membership Benefits does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties.
Membership Benefits may, from time to time, contact you on behalf of external business
partners about a particular offering that may be of interest to you. In those cases,
your unique personally identifiable information (e-mail, name, address, telephone
number) is not transferred to the third party. In addition, Membership Benefits
may share data with trusted partners to help us perform statistical analysis, send
you email or postal mail, provide customer support, or arrange for deliveries. All
such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to
provide these services to Membership Benefits, and they are required to maintain
the confidentiality of your information.
Membership Benefits does not use or disclose sensitive personal information, such
as race, religion, or political affiliations, without your explicit consent.
Membership Benefits keeps track of the Web sites and pages our customers visit within
Membership Benefits, in order to determine what Membership Benefits services are
the most popular. This data is used to deliver customized content and advertising
within Membership Benefits to customers whose behaviour indicates that they are interested
in a particular subject area.
Membership Benefits Web sites will disclose your personal information, without notice,
only if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is
necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process
served on Membership Benefits or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or
property of Membership Benefits; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect
the personal safety of users of Membership Benefits, or the public.
Accuracy of your personal information
We will take reasonable steps to ensure that the information we hold about you is accurate, complete and up-to-date. If you believe that the information we have about you is not accurate, complete or up-to-date, we ask you to let us know.
Access to your personal information
You may request access to the personal information we hold about you. So that we can respond quickly and efficiently to your request, we ask you to complete an Access Request Form. Please contact us if you would like more information on how to request access to this information. If we are unable to meet your request for access, we will let you know why.
Other companies who provide services to us
We may disclose information about you to outside contractors, such as a mailing house, to carry out activities on our behalf. We impose security and confidentiality requirements on how they handle your personal information. Outside contractors are required not to use information about you for any purpose except for those activities we have asked them to perform.
The Membership Benefits Web site use "cookies" to help you personalize your online
experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a Web page
server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer.
Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the
domain that issued the cookie to you.
One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save
you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the Web server that you have returned
to a specific page. For example, if you personalize Membership Benefits pages, or
register with Membership Benefits site or services, a cookie helps Membership Benefits
to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process
of recording your personal information, such as billing addresses, shipping addresses,
and so on. When you return to the same Membership Benefits Web site, the information
you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the Membership Benefits
features that you customized.
You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically
accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies
if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience
the interactive features of the Membership Benefits services or Web sites you visit.
Security of your Personal Information
Membership Benefits secures your personal information from unauthorized access,
use or disclosure. Membership Benefits secures the personally identifiable information
you provide on computer servers in a controlled, secure environment, protected from
unauthorized access, use or disclosure. When personal information (such as a credit
card number) is transmitted to other Web sites, it is protected through the use
of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol.
Changes to this Statement
Membership Benefits will occasionally update this Statement of Privacy to reflect
company and customer feedback. Membership Benefits encourages you to periodically
review this Statement to be informed of how Membership Benefits is protecting your
Membership Benefits welcomes your comments regarding this Statement of Privacy.
If you believe that Membership Benefits has not adhered to this Statement, please
contact Membership Benefits at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We will use commercially reasonable efforts to promptly determine and remedy the