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Privacy Statement

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.


Use of Cookies

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 information.

Contact Information

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 membership@sailing.ie. We will use commercially reasonable efforts to promptly determine and remedy the problem.

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