Worldwide Yachtsman may collect personally identifiable information from you when you register on our website, subscribe to our newsletter, fill out a web form, communicate with us via our social media channels, visit online listings, or utilize our website’s online chat function. The personal information we collect includes your name, address, email address, telephone number, social media account information, and any other information from which your identity is discernable. In other areas, we collect or may collect demographic information that is not unique to you such as your zip code, age, preferences, gender, interests and favorites. Worldwide Yachtsman may also collect anonymous demographic information, which is not unique to you, such as your zip code, age, preferences, gender, interests and favorites. We may choose to gather additional personal or non-personal information in the future.
Information about your computer/device hardware and software may be automatically collected by Worldwide Yachtsman. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring website addresses. (An IP address, or Internet Protocol address, is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer by your internet service provider when you are surfing the internet. When you request pages from our web site, our servers may log your IP address and may sometimes also log your domain name. Your IP address is used to help identify you and to gather demographic information about our customers as a whole, but does not include personally identifiable information.)
Our server may also record the referring page that linked you to us (e.g., another web site or a search engine); the pages you visit on the website; the website you visit after this website; the ads you see and/or click on; other information about the type of web browser, computer, platform, related software and settings you are using; any search terms you have entered on this web site or a referral site; and other web usage activity and data logged by our web servers. We use this information for the operation of our website, to maintain quality of service, for internal system administration, to help diagnose problems with our server, and to provide general statistics regarding use of our website. Such information may also be used to gather demographic information, such as country of origin and internet service provider. We may link this information with your personal information.
We use the information that we collect from our website and other digital channels to help provide our website visitors with an enhanced user experience and to constantly update and innovate our services and offerings as needed. Here are some of the ways that we use your personal information:
We continually strive to improve our website and other offerings based on the information and feedback we receive from our users. We may keep track of the websites and pages our users visit within Worldwide Yachtsman , in order to determine what Worldwide Yachtsman services are the most popular. This data is used to deliver customized content and advertising within Worldwide Yachtsman to customers whose behavior indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area.
Your information allows us to be more effective at responding to your customer service requests and your other support needs
When you request information about a third-party listing or transact for a purchase or sale, your information is processed by Worldwide Yachtsman and shared with the listing broker, or other necessary third party to facilitate any transaction. Don’t worry though – your information will not be sold, exchanged, transferred, or provided to any unrelated company for any reason, without your consent (aside from the express purpose of delivering you a purchased product or service).
We use your contact information to send you information and updates concerning your inquiries or interests, along with the occasional Worldwide Yachtsman news, updates, and related service information.
Worldwide Yachtsman will disclose your personal information, without notice, as outlined herein or as described in our
Terms of Service:
Outside of that, Worldwide Yachtsman will disclose your personal information 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 Worldwide Yachtsman or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of Worldwide Yachtsman; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of Worldwide Yachtsman, or the public.
Generally, we do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information. Worldwide Yachtsman will also share your information with certain trusted third parties that we employ to perform functions on our behalf, including but not limited to web and internet service providers, data analysis, marketing, payment processors, and customer service. These third-party companies and individuals will have access to your personal information as necessary to perform their functions only after they expressly agree to keep your information confidential and to not share it with any other third party.
We also disclose information if we are legally required to do so, if requested to do so by a governmental entity or if we believe in good faith that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to legal requirements or comply with legal process; (b) protect our rights or property or our affiliated companies; (c) prevent a crime or protect national security; or (d) protect the personal safety of users or the public.
We implement a variety of security measures to maintain the safety of your personal information when you visit our website, submit a listing inquiry, create a listing, or otherwise enter, submit, or access your personal information. We have implemented commercially reasonable technical and organizational measures designed to secure your personal information from accidental loss and from unauthorized access, use, alteration or disclosure, including encryption such as the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL). We cannot, however, guarantee that unauthorized third parties will never be able to defeat those measures or use your personal information for improper purposes.
Your personal data, and data provided by you to us will be stored by Worldwide Yachtsman on its servers and/or on the servers of third-party vendors that Worldwide Yachtsman engages, which are located in the United States. Worldwide Yachtsman retains the data permanently (excluding incidents of loss due to technological transitions or other accidental errors) because of our need to preserve historical evidence in the event of litigation, to provide historical data where relevant, or to provide information that is of legitimate interest to the public.
Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (COPPA), 15 U.S.C. 6501–6505 imposes certain requirements on operators of websites or online services directed to children under 13 years of age, and on operators of other websites or online services that have actual knowledge that they are collecting personal information online from a child under 13 years of age. We make our best efforts to be in compliance with COPPA and do not knowingly collect any information from anyone under 13 years of age. Our website, products and services are all directed to people who are at least 18 years old or older.
The Federal Trade Commission’s Fair Information Practices Principles form the backbone of privacy law in the United States and the concepts they include have played a significant role in the development of data protection laws around the globe. Understanding the Fair Information Practice Principles and how they should be implemented is critical to comply with the various privacy laws that protect personal information. Should Worldwide Yachtsman learn about the occurrence of a data breach, we will notify our users by email as soon as possible
The Worldwide Yachtsman website uses “cookies” and other technologies 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. They are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.
Please also visit our Terms of Service section establishing the use, disclaimers, and limitations of liability governing the use of our website, available at Worldwide Yachtsman.
The CAN-SPAM Act of 2003, 15 U.S.C. 7701-7713 (CAN-SPAM), is a law that sets the rules for commercial email, establishes requirements for commercial messages, gives recipients the right to have emails stopped from being sent to them, and spells out tough penalties for violations. Worldwide Yachtsman uses HubSpot and MailChimp for commercial email use which complies with CAN-SPAM’s opt-out regulations.
1) To be in accordance with CAN-SPAM we agree to the following:
2) We will NOT use false, or misleading subjects or email addresses;
3) Our messages will be identified as an advertisement in a reasonable manner;
4) We will include the physical address of our business;
5) We will monitor third-party email marketing services and/or vendors we use;
6) We will honor opt-out/unsubscribe requests in a timely manner; and
7) We will allow users to unsubscribe by using the link at the bottom of each email in the manner described below in “Opt-Out & Unsubscribe.”
Worldwide Yachtsman is operated in the United States. Information that we collect is, to the best of our knowledge, controlled and processed in the United States. Worldwide Yachtsman does not actively target citizens of the countries applicable to GDPR, although it is possible that individuals located in one or more of the GDPR countries have used our website.
Based upon the foregoing, and although we employ reasonable measures under U.S. law to protect data, Worldwide Yachtsman position is that we are not subject to GDPR.
We respect your privacy and give you an opportunity to opt-out of receiving announcements or other information from us. Such opt-out options are present on the email communications we send to you, but you may also unsubscribe from receiving any or all marketing communications from Worldwide Yachtsman