Southern Maryland Sailing Foundation and
Sailing Center Chesapeake
Electronic and Web Site Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy governs the manner in which the Southern Maryland Sailing Foundation and its subsidiary organizations and programs including, but not limited to, the Sailing Center Chesapeake, use, maintain and disclose information collected from users of the following web sites:

This privacy policy applies to the Sites, programs and all and services offered by the Southern Maryland Sailing Foundation and its subsidiary programs.

Personal identification information

We may collect personal identification information from Users in a variety of ways, including, but not limited to, when Users visit our site, register on the site, subscribe to the newsletter, fill out a form, and in connection with other activities, services, features or resources we make available on our Site. Users may be asked for, as appropriate, name, email address, mailing address, phone number. Users may, however, visit our Site anonymously. We will collect personal identification information from Users only if they voluntarily submit such information to us. Users can always refuse to supply personal identification information, except that it may prevent them from engaging in certain Site related activities.

Non-personal identification information

We may collect non-personal identification information about Users whenever they interact with our Site. Non-personal identification information may include the browser name, the type of computer and technical information about Users means of connection to our Site, such as the operating system and the Internet service providers utilized and other similar information.

Web browser cookies

Our Site may use “cookies” to enhance User experience. User’s web browser places cookies on their hard drive for record-keeping purposes and sometimes to track information about them. User may choose to set their web browser to refuse cookies, or to alert you when cookies are being sent. If they do so, note that some parts of the Site may not function properly.

How we use collected information

The Southern Maryland Sailing Foundation and the Sailing Center Chesapeake collect and use, “USERS” personal information for the following purposes:

1. To maintain an accurate SMSF and SCC membership database

2. To easily identify all emergency contact information for participants of our programs and events

3. To organize and promote our events, programs and activities, including fundraising activities

4. To periodically notify members about news, events, and activities through the use of email, newsletters, printed (mailed) messages, reports and educational/awareness resources

5. To periodically provide other information, including information about opportunities to our members

6. To process financial transactions when necessary using a secure third party system (Pay Pal)

7. To provide customer service

At no time will the Southern Maryland Sailing Foundation or the Sailing Center Chesapeake provide personally identifiable and private information to a third party organization, except to the extent necessary to obtain and administer emergency services.

Periodic email, newsletters and messages

If User decides to opt-in to our electronic mailing list, they will receive emails that may include foundation and Sailing Center news, updates, related event or service information. If at any time the User would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, User may contact us via our web site administrator, Mr. Guy Barbato. Contact information is provided at the end of this document.

How we protect your information

We adopt appropriate data collection, storage and processing practices and security measures to protect against unauthorized access, alteration, disclosure or destruction of your personal information, username, password, transaction information and data stored on our Site. If you have further questions regarding the collection, storage and processing practices of the Southern Maryland Sailing Foundation or the Sailing Center Chesapeake, please contact Mr. Guy Barbato, webmaster, or Ms. Lynn Roland, Administrative Support. Contact information is provided at the end of this document.

Sharing your personal information

We do not sell, trade, or rent Users personal identification information to others. We may share generic aggregated demographic information not linked to any personal identification information regarding visitors and users with our business partners, trusted affiliates and advertisers for the purposes outlined above. We may use third party service providers to help us operate our business and the Site or administer activities on our behalf, such as sending out newsletters or surveys. We may share your information with these third parties for those limited purposes provided that you have given us your permission.

Third party websites

Users may find advertising or other content on our Site that link to the sites and services of our partners, suppliers, advertisers, sponsors, licensors and other third parties. We do not control the content or links that appear on these sites and are not responsible for the practices employed by websites linked to or from our Site. In addition, these sites or services, including their content and links, may be constantly changing. These sites and services may have their own privacy policies and customer service policies. Browsing and interaction on any other website, including websites which have a link to our Site, is subject to that website’s own terms and policies.

Changes to this privacy policy

Southern Maryland Sailing Foundation and its subsidiaries has the discretion to update this privacy policy at any time. When we do, we will revise the updated date at the bottom of this page. We encourage Users to frequently check this page for any changes to stay informed about how we are helping to protect the personal information we collect. You acknowledge and agree that it is your responsibility to review this privacy policy periodically and become aware of modifications.

Your acceptance of these terms

By using this Site, you signify your acceptance of this policy. If you do not agree to this policy, please do not use our Site. Your continued use of the Site following the posting of changes to this policy will be deemed your acceptance of those changes.

Contacting us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this site or organization, please contact us at:

Southern Maryland Sailing Foundation
P.O. Box 72
Tall Timbers, MD 20690

Mr. Stuart Egeli
Director, Sailing Center Chesapeake

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This document was last updated on Aug 7, 2016