Terms of Use - Privacy Policy & Cookies

 

Terms of Use

 

Yachtsailing is a legal company registered in Greece and following Greek laws, licensed by the Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO)  This web page is owned and managed by Yachtsailing and all photos and information are the private property of the company.  The company reserves the right to make any improvements and changes to the web page without any prior notice. 

Yachtsailing is providing this web site to the web site guests, members, and subscribers, subject to these terms and conditions of use. Please read the terms entirely before using this web site.

By accessing or using the web site you agree to confirm to them and be bound by these terms and all policies and rules included in this document. If you do not agree please do not use this web site.

These site terms do not alter in any way the terms and conditions of charter agreements approved by each country differently. Yachtsailing reserves the right to modify any of the terms and conditions enclosed in this site terms, or any policy or rule of the site, at any time, partially or in general. Unless otherwise specified, any changes or modifications will be effective immediately upon posting of the changes of the site, and your continued use of the site will represent your acceptance of such changes.

General information:

Accessing as a potential charterer

When using Yachtsailing contacting forms you agree not to be false or misleading, not to harass, cause distress, or cause inconvenience to anyone, contact anyone with chain letters. The site is intended for use by persons above 16 years of age, or with parental or guardian consent. Anyone under the age of 16 years should not provide any personal information or contact details. The company maintains the right to delete any information that is considered to be provided from anyone under the age of 16 years.  

Our intention is to ensure that Yachtsailing web page functions properly and offers you a good experience. We ask you to help us in this objective and alert us if you come across any problems of material or behavior which is in breach of our terms using the contact details provided.

This web page and subdomains are hosted 100% carbon neutral. 

 

Privacy Policy

 

Effective Date: May 8, 2019

Yachtsailing.gr values the privacy of visitors to our website and individuals whose personal information we receive through the use of form submissions and other related services. This privacy policy explains how we collect personal information on our website, and how we use and disclose that personal information.

By providing your personal information to our website, you consent to the information handling practices described in this privacy policy. We encourage you to read the section titled “Your Choices” below to understand the choices you have with regard to your personal information.

This Privacy Policy also applies to personal information that we collect by other means, which we combine with personal information collected on Yachtsailing.gr.

1. Information We Collect

We collect the following data about users: (1) information that you voluntarily submit to us (“User-Supplied Information”); (2) technical data automatically collected from all visitors to Yachtsailing.gr Website (described below under “Passive Data Collection”); and (3) information we collect from third-party sources.

User-Supplied Information: We may collect user-supplied information when you choose to provide us with your Personal information via the Yachtsailing.gr Website, including when you send us an email asking a question. We keep contact form submissions for a maximum period of six months. The information submitted through them is used for customer service purposes only and is not shared with third parties, for marketing purposes or other.

Passive Data Collection: Like most web-based services, we automatically receive and record information in on our server logs from your browser when you use the Yachtsailing.gr Website. We may use a variety of methods, including clear GIFs or Pixels (also known as “web beacons”) and “cookies”, to collect this information. We use both session and persistent cookies. The information that we may collect with these automated methods may include, for example, your IP address, cookie information, a unique device or user ID, browser type, system type, the content and pages that you access on the Yachtsailing.gr Website, the frequency and duration of your visits to the Yachtsailing.gr Website, and the “referring URL” (i.e., the page from which you navigated to the Yachtsailing.gr Website). We may also use cookies on the Yachtsailing.gr Website to store session validators on your hard drive. If we directly combine any information gathered through passive means with Personal information, we treat the combined information as Personal information under this Privacy Policy. Otherwise, we use information collected by passive means in aggregated forms.

For additional information about the technologies that we use and how they operate, please see our Cookie Policy below.

2. Use of Collected Information

We use personal information to establish and enhance our relationship with you. We may use personal information to operate, provide, improve, and maintain Yachtsailing.gr Website; to prevent abusive and fraudulent use of the Yachtsailing.gr Website; to personalize and display content on the Yachtsailing.gr Website; where permitted by applicable law, to send you information, including via email, about our products and Services in which we believe you may be interested; to respond to your inquiries and for other customer service purposes; and for other administrative and internal business purposes.

We may use your e-mail address, including any email address provided through the Yachtsailing.gr Website as set forth in the “Communications and Unsolicited Marketing Communications” section.

On the Yachtsailing.gr Website, we may use passively collected data to (a) remember your information so that you will not have to re-enter it during your visit or the next time you visit the Yachtsailing.gr Website; and (b) monitor aggregate website usage metrics such as the total number of visitors and pages viewed.

3. Disclosure of Collected Information

We do not sell or rent email addresses and other personal information that we collect directly through the Yachtsailing.gr Website. Please be aware, however, that any information that you voluntarily choose to display on any publicly available portion of the Yachtsailing.gr Website, or on any Service, becomes publicly available and may be collected and used by us or others without restriction. We share your information, including personal information, as follows:

Yachtsailing.gr Service Providers

We may provide personal information to third parties for their use in performing internal business functions (e.g., maintenance, security, data analysis, email transmission, CRM, database management services, email marketing, surveys, or data hosting) on our behalf. We require such third parties to agree to only use your personal information in accordance with this Privacy Policy and for no other purpose than to provide us with necessary services.

Legal Requirements

We may disclose personal information if we have a good-faith belief that doing so is required by a subpoena or other judicial or administrative order or otherwise required by law. Additionally, we may disclose personal information where we, in good faith, deem it appropriate or necessary to take precautions against liability; protect the rights, property, or safety of Yachtsailing.gr, any individual, or the general public; maintain and protect the security and integrity of our Services or infrastructure; protect ourselves and our Services from fraudulent, abusive, or unlawful uses; investigate and defend ourselves against third-party claims or allegations; or assist government enforcement agencies.

Aggregate Information and Non-Identifying Information

We may share aggregated information with Clients, prospective Clients, partners or the press in order to demonstrate usage of the Service, identify industry and advertising trends, and to generate publicity for Yachtsailing.gr.

4. Your Choices

On the Yachtsailing.gr Website

You may, as a visitor to our website, choose not to provide us with personal information. You may also, at any time, access your personal information to update, correct, or delete certain personal information about you by contacting us at [email protected] or at the address set forth below in the “Contact Us” section. You also have the right to obtain from Yachtsailing.gr the erasure of personal data about you in accordance with applicable data privacy laws.

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In addition, you may decide not to opt–in, either when you first provide Yachtsailing.gr with any personal information, to receive marketing information from Yachtsailing.gr about products and Services (including our products and Services and those of third parties). See also Section “Communications and Unsolicited Marketing Communications”, for additional information regarding changing your preferences or opting out of receiving marketing information.

Please be aware that even if you update or remove personal information that you have provided to us, your personal information may be retained in our backup files and archives for a reasonable period of time for legal purposes.

5. Communications and Unsolicited Marketing Communications

If you opted in to receive communications from us, including through [email protected], we may send you administrative messages and updates regarding your account, updates regarding the Yachtsailing.gr Website, and, where permitted by applicable law, information regarding our offer, products and Services, including, without, limitation, through social media updates, by email and postal mail. If you no longer want to receive commercial email messages, you may indicate your preferences regarding commercial email messages by taking the steps described in such messages. Also, you may indicate your preferences regarding commercial email messages and postal mail messages by contacting us using the information in the “Contact Us” section below.

6. Social Networks

We collect certain information provided to us through the Yachtsailing Social Media pages. Yachtsailing.gr has no direct relationship with the social network End Users, and also do not decide how the Social Network use End User Data. Yachtsailing does not use these End User Data, except as allowed by each Social Network platform. The End User’s interaction with these platforms is governed by the privacy statement of the company providing it. If you are a user of one of the social networks in which Yachtsailing has an official page, and you want to edit or delete any information captured about you on that social network’s website, you should contact the social network directly.

7. International Users

The Yachtsailing.gr Website is hosted in the European Union, and we may use service providers in the European Union and elsewhere to process personal information on our behalf. If you use the Yachtsailing.gr Website outside the European Union, please note that your personal data may be transferred to other jurisdictions where our affiliates and service providers are located. Some of these jurisdictions, including the United States, do not have equivalent data protection laws as the European Union and other jurisdictions. By using our Website, you are agreeing that your personal data may be transferred to the United States and other jurisdictions, as explained in this Section.

Transfers to Third Parties.

As described in the “Disclosure of Collected Information” section above, we may transfer personal information from the E.U. to third parties. We contractually require third parties to whom we transfer personal information to provide the same level of protection as the Principles. Yachtsailing.gr remains responsible for the personal information we receive and transfer under Privacy Shield as it relates to our Services.
In accordance with our legal obligations, we may also transfer, subject to a lawful request, personal information to public authorities for law enforcement or national security purposes.

Contacting Us, Complaints and Dispute Resolution.

European Union individuals who have questions or complaints about how we process their personal information may contact us at [email protected] We will work to resolve your issue and respond no later than 45 days of receipt.

8. Security

The security of your information is important to us, including, but not limited to, the personal information collected via the Yachtsailing.gr Website. We use reasonable security measures to protect against the loss, misuse, and alteration of Personal information under our control, both during the transmission and once we receive it. This includes, but is not limited to, the use of firewalls and encryption. Although we make good faith efforts to maintain the security of such personal information, no method of transmission over the Internet or method of electronic storage is 100% secure and we cannot guarantee that it will remain free from unauthorized access, use, disclosure, or alteration. Further, while we work hard to ensure the integrity and security of our network and systems, we cannot guarantee that our security measures will prevent “hackers” or other unauthorized persons from illegally accessing or obtaining this information.

If we learn of a security breach involving your personal information, we may attempt to notify you electronically so that you can take appropriate protective steps. By using the Yachtsailing.gr Website or providing personal information to us, you agree that we can communicate with you electronically regarding security, privacy, and administrative issues relating to your use of the Yachtsailing.gr Website. If a security systems breach occurs, we may post a notice on our homepage or elsewhere on the Yachtsailing.gr Website and may send an email to you at the email address you have provided to us. Depending on where you live, you may have a legal right to receive notice of a security breach, involving your personal information, in writing. This notice paragraph applies to users of the Yachtsailing.gr Website. Should there be a breach that affects End Users of Clients, the Client will be responsible for disseminating notice of such a breach to those End Users.

9. Analytics

In addition, we use Google Analytics to analyze our users’ use of Yachtsailing.gr Website. Google Analytics provides us with aggregated data in order to help us make informed business decisions. Ultimately, Google, as a third party, controls information collected through Google Analytics and you should check and be comfortable with its privacy practices prior to using the Yachtsailing.gr Website. You may review information about Google’s privacy practices with respect to Google Analytics at https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245.

10. Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.), delivered in iframes or other equivalent methods. 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.

11. Third-Party Ad Networks

We use third parties such as network advertisers to assist us in displaying advertisements on third party websites and to evaluate the success of our advertising campaigns. Network advertisers are third parties that display advertisements based on your visits to our Website as well as other websites. This enables us, and these third parties, to target advertisements by displaying ads for products and services in which you might be interested. Third party ad network providers, advertisers, sponsors and/or traffic measurement services may use cookies, JavaScript, web beacons (including clear GIFs), Flash LSOs and other technologies to measure the effectiveness of their ads and to personalize advertising content to you. These third-party cookies and other technologies are governed by each third party’s specific privacy policy, not this one. We may provide these third-party advertisers with information about your usage of our Websites, as well as aggregate information about visitors to our Website.

You may opt-out of many third-party ad networks, including those operated by members of the Network Advertising Initiative (“NAI”) and the Digital Advertising Alliance (“DAA”). For more information regarding this practice by NAI members and DAA members, and your choices regarding having this information used by these companies, including how to opt-out of third-party ad networks operated by NAI and DAA members, please visit their respective websites: optout.networkadvertising.org (NAI) and www.aboutads.info/choices (DAA).

Opting out of one or more NAI member or DAA member networks (many of which will be the same) only means that those members no longer will deliver targeted content or ads to you. It does not mean you will no longer receive any targeted content or ads on our Site or other websites. You may continue to receive advertisements, for example, based on the particular website that you are viewing. Also, if your browsers are configured to reject cookies when you visit this opt-out page, or you subsequently erase your cookies, use a different computer or change web browsers, your NAI or DAA opt-out may no longer be effective. Additional information is available on NAI’s and DAA’s websites accessible by the above links.

12. Updates to This Privacy Policy

We may occasionally update this privacy policy. If we do, we will change the “effective date” at the top of the privacy policy. Before making any update that would make this privacy policy materially less restrictive in our use or disclosure of personal information collected prior to the update, we will provide prior notice of the update by posting a notice on our website at the top or bottom of the then-current privacy policy. We encourage you to periodically review this privacy policy to stay informed about our collection, use, and disclosure of personal information. Your continued use of our website constitutes your agreement to our then-current privacy policy.

13. Contact Us

If you have questions about this privacy policy, you may contact us at [email protected].

 

Cookie Policy

 

Like most web-based services, Yachtsailing.gr may automatically receive and record information when you use the Yachtsailing.gr Website. We may use a variety of methods, including clear GIFs (also known as “web beacons”) and “cookies”, to collect this information.

This Cookie Policy aims to inform you about our use of such cookies and clear GIFs, but does not govern the use of the Yachtsailing.gr Website nor the processing of Personal Information on the Yachtsailing.gr Website. The Cookie Policy should, therefore, be read in conjunction with our Privacy Policy and the Yachtsailing.gr Terms of Service. Any capitalized terms in this Cookie Policy are defined in the Privacy Policy.

1. Cookies and Other Automated Means of Passive Data Collection

In this Cookie Policy, cookies and other automated means (e.g. web beacons) will be jointly referred to as ‘Cookies’ throughout this policy, except as set forth in this section.

This section provides more information about some of those technologies and how they work.

Cookies

A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. Most major websites use cookies. Because the browser provides this cookie information to the website at each visit, cookies serve as a sort of label that allows a website to “recognize” a browser when it returns to the website.

Cookies store information about your activities on a website or other platform. For example, cookies can store your session information for easy sign-in to a website or other platform you have previously visited. They enable us to make your use of the Yachtsailing.gr Website more enjoyable and to improve the functionality of the Service.

Clear GIFs

Clear GIFs (also known as web beacons) are used in combination with cookies to help website operators understand how visitors interact with their websites. A clear GIF is typically a transparent graphic image (usually 1-pixel x 1-pixel) that is placed on a website. The use of a clear GIF allows the website to measure the actions of the visitor opening the page that contains the clear GIF. It makes it easier to follow and record the activities of a recognized browser, such as the path of pages visited at a website.

Clear GIFs, which can be embedded in web pages, videos, or emails, can allow a web server to read certain types of information from your browser, check whether you have viewed a particular web page or email message, and determine, among other things, the time and date on which you viewed the Clear GIF, the IP address of your computer, and the URL of the web page from which the Clear GIF was viewed.

2. What Information Do We Passively Collect?

The information that we may collect with these automated methods may include, for example, your IP address, cookie information, a unique device or user ID, browser type, system type, the content and pages that you access on the Yachtsailing.gr Website or Services, the frequency and duration of your visits to the Yachtsailing.gr Website or Services, and the “referring URL” (i.e., the page from which you navigated to the Yachtsailing.gr Website). We may also use cookies on the Yachtsailing.gr Website to store session validators on your hard drive.

If we directly combine any information gathered through passive means with Personal Information, we treat the combined information as Personal Information under our Privacy Policy. Otherwise, we use information collected by passive means in aggregated forms.

3. How Do We Use Passively Collected Data?

On the Yachtsailing.gr Website, we may use passively-collected data to (a) remember your information so that you will not have to re-enter it during your visit or the next time you visit the Yachtsailing.gr Website; (b) monitor your participation in various sections of the Yachtsailing.gr Website; (c) customize our service to you, including by providing you with recommendations; (c) monitor aggregate website usage metrics such as the total number of visitors and pages viewed; and (d) administer, operate, and improve the Yachtsailing.gr Website and our other services and systems, and to provide services and content that are tailored to you.

4. What type of Cookies we use and why

Necessary cookies: These cookies are used for the sole purpose of either (i) carrying out a transmission of a communication over an electronic communications network, or (ii) to allow the provider of an information society service to provide such service as explicitly requested by you.

Performance cookies: These cookies collect information about how visitors use a website, for instance, which pages visitors go to most often, and if they get error messages from web pages. These cookies do not collect information that identifies a visitor. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. it is only used to improve how a website works.

Functionality cookies: These cookies allow the website to remember choices you make (such as your user name, language or region you are in) and provide enhanced, more personal features.

Social media cookies: These cookies are used based on social connect functionalities or when you make use of a social media add on button (e.g. clicking on the ‘Like’ icon on a webpage)

Advertising cookies: These cookies collect information about web browsing activity in order to inform advertising networks about website traffic in order to provide targeted advertisements based on previous browsing activity.

Whether a cookie is considered as a ‘first’ or ‘third party’ cookie refers to the domain placing the cookie. First-party cookies are those cookies set by a website that is being visited by the user at the time (e.g. cookies placed by Yachtsailing.gr). Third-party cookies are cookies that are set by a domain other than that of the website being visited by the user. If a user visits a website and another entity sets a cookie through that website this would be a third-party cookie.

Session cookies allow website operators to link your actions during a browser session. A browser session starts when you open the browser window and finishes when you close the browser window. Session cookies are created temporarily. Once you close the browser, all session cookies are deleted. Persistent cookies, on the other hand, are cookies which remain on your device for the period of time specified in the cookie. We use both session and persistent cookies.

You can find more information about the individual cookies we use, and the specific purposes for which we use them, in the preference window.

5. How to Disable or Remove Cookies

You can configure your Internet browser, by changing its options, to stop accepting cookies completely or to prompt you before accepting a cookie from the website you visit. If you do not accept cookies, however, you may not be able to use all portions of the Yachtsailing.gr Website.

6. Changes and Updates to This Cookie Policy

We may occasionally update this Cookie Policy. If we do, we will update the “effective date” at the top of the Privacy Policy. If we make an update to this Cookie Policy that is materially less restrictive in our use or disclosure of passively collected data prior to the update, we will provide you with prior notice of the pending update and seek your consent by posting a notice on the Yachtsailing.gr Website.

We encourage you to periodically review this Cookie Policy to stay informed about our use of passively collected data. Your continued use of the Yachtsailing.gr Website constitutes your agreement to this Cookie Policy and any updates.

7. Contacting Us

If you have questions about this Cookie Policy, you may contact us at [email protected].

 

Copyright

 

Copyright © 2014 Yachtsailing.gr All rights reserved.

All data posted on this site (all text, images, marks, logos, designs, graphics, photos, data, software, audio files) are subject to copyrights owned by Yachtsailing.gr. Any reproduction, retransmissions, or republication of all or part of any document found on this site is expressly prohibited, by the law. All rights reserved.

The names, trademarks, service marks and logos of Yachtsailing appearing on this site may not be used in any advertising or publicity without Yachtsailing's prior express written permission

 

Disclaimer 

 

All information provided in Yachtsailing Web site and blog is provided for information purposes only and does not constitute a legal contract between Yachtsailing and any person or entity unless otherwise specified. Information on Yachtsailing website and blog may change without prior notice. Although every reasonable effort is made to present current and accurate information, Yachtsailing makes no guarantees of any kind.

Yachtsailing website and blog may contain information that is created and maintained by a variety of sources both internal and external of the company.