Southport Yacht Club Privacy Policy

As of March 20, 2015 as may be subsequently amended

This privacy policy governs the online information collection practices of the Southport Yacht Club (SYC; SYCNC; the Club; or “we”). It outlines the types of information that we gather about you while you are using or (the “Site”), and the ways in which we use and don’t use this information. This privacy policy does not apply to information that we may collect offline and/or through other means.

The general Privacy Policy expressed herein applies to members, and the general public. However, the privacy of member information is paramount and will not be shared with anyone outside the Club.

PLEASE READ THESE TERMS OF — USE CAREFULLY BEFORE USING, or or any other current or future web sites of the Southport Yacht Club. By using the sites, you signify your agreement to this privacy policy and our Terms of Service. If you do not agree to this privacy policy and the terms of use, you may not use or

Changes To The Policy

If we make a material change to the way in which we collect, use, and/or share your personal information, we will post a notice on this Site. Your use of following any such notice will signify and constitute your assent to and acceptance of such revised privacy policy.

The Information We Gather and How We Use It

A. Non-Personally Identifiable Information

We may use non-personally identifiable information collected from you and other users to perform statistical analyses of user behavior and characteristics. These aggregated statistics may be used to improve the Site and for product development and internal marketing purposes generally. We also may provide such aggregated information to advertisers, sponsors, and licensees for certain purposes, but such statistics contain no personally identifiable information and cannot be used to gather such information.

We collect information through technology to make the Site more useful to you and for various purposes related to our Club activities. For instance, when you come to our Site, we collect your IP address. An IP address is associated with the access point through which you enter the Internet, and is typically controlled by your Internet Service Provider (ISP). Your IP address alone is not personally identifiable. We may use IP addresses to collect information regarding the frequency with which you visit various parts of our Site, and we may combine IP addresses with personally identifiable information.

Our Site also collects information through a variety of technical methods, including, without limitation, cookies and Web beacons. Cookies are pieces of information that a Web site sends to your computer while you are viewing the Web site. Web beacons are small pieces of data that are embedded in images on the pages of Web sites. Cookies, web beacons and other technical methods may involve the transmission of information either directly to us or to another party authorized by us to collect information on our behalf.

B. Personally Identifiable Information

The personally identifiable information you provide to us when using the Site may be used to provide Club services to you, to enhance your experience at the Site, and, if applicable, to enhance your experience as a user of the Club’s services. The types of information that you may provide to us include your name and e-mail address.

The ways in which we use your personally identifiable information will be set forth, and consented to by you when you use this Site or become a member of the Club.

We may employ independent contractors, vendors and suppliers (collectively, “Outside Contractors”) to provide specific services and products related to the Site, including, without limitation, hosting and maintaining the Site, and developing applications for the Site. These Outside Contractors may sometimes have limited access to information collected from you, including your personally identifiable information, in the course of providing products or services to us. Access to your personally identifiable information by these contractors is limited to the information reasonably necessary in order for these Outside Contractors to perform their limited function for us. We also require that these contractors (i) protect the privacy of your personally identifiable information consistent with this Privacy Policy, and (ii) not use or disclose your personally identifiable information for any purpose other than providing us with products or services for which we contracted. We may also disclose your personal information if disclosure is required by law or pursuant to judicial or governmental investigations or proceedings.

We do not sell or disclose your information but may disclose your personal information to third parties in connection with a corporate transaction, where or when required to compete such transaction. An example would be the Club Store or registration for a regatta. We may also disclose your personal information if disclosure is required by law or pursuant to judicial or governmental investigations or proceedings.

In addition to the foregoing uses, if you submit, post, email or otherwise send us information, content or materials, including, without limitation, photographs or comments (collectively, “Submissions”), we (and our licensees, distributors, agents, representatives and other authorized users) shall be entitled to unrestricted use of such information in accordance with our Terms of Service. Please review and read our Terms of Service. To the extent Submissions contain any personal information, we cannot protect such information as conditional and third parties may collect and use such information.

You should be aware that if you voluntarily disclose personally identifiable information in an e-mail or other communications, to include social media, with third parties listed on the Site or in other materials, that information, along with any other information disclosed in your communication, can be collected and correlated and used by such third parties and may result in your receiving unsolicited messages from other persons. Such collection, correlation, use and messages are beyond our control.

Links To Other Web Sites

The Southport Yacht Club is not responsible for the privacy policies and practices of any linked website. We encourage you to read the privacy statement of any web site you may visit.

Contact Us

In the event of any question relating to the Web site, please send an email to


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