Last Updated: August 2011
Please be aware that this Policy only governs our use of personally identifiable information that is collected when you are on the Website. This Policy does not extend to the use of data submitted to us offline or submitted on any third party websites to which links may be provided on the Website, including the America’s Cup Event Authority home page, www.americascup.com, and any other America’s Cup team page. We encourage you to review the privacy policies of any other websites you visit in order that you understand how they collect, use and share information.
Changes to this Policy
We reserve the right to change this Policy at any time. Any changes in the future will be posted to the Website. Accordingly, we recommend that you check this page periodically in order to review our current Policy. In some cases, for example, if we make any significant changes to this Policy, we may contact you directly about them, such as by sending you an e-mail. Any changes will be effective immediately upon posting to the Website.
We may choose to disclose personal information about you to third parties for their marketing purposes. Nonetheless, you have the right to prevent such sharing and to decline to have marketing information sent to you, whether by us or by our carefully selected third parties. If you prefer not to have your personal information shared or not to receive information from us or from any other organisation to which we may wish to disclose your personal information, ensure that you tick the appropriate box which appears where you are submitting your personal data. If you change your mind, at any time, about being contacted by us or our third party partners, please let us know using the information provided in the “Contact Us” section, below.
Please understand the following with respect to your request to opt out of having your information shared or receiving further promotional communications:
- it may take us a few days to process your request
- to stop receiving communications from a third party with whom we have already shared your personal information as of the date of your request, you must contact that third party directly
- even if you opt out of receiving promotional correspondence from us, we may still contact you in connection with your relationship, activities, transactions and communications with us
Information that we may collect from you
Personal Information: In general, you can access and browse the Website without providing personal information. However, there may be times when we will request personally identifiable information from you in order that you may participate in the Website’s services, activities or features. We may also collect information about you from messages you post to any forum or message board and emails, letters and other communications you may send to us from time to time. The personally identifiable information collected may include (without limitation) your fist name, last name, e-mail address, address, country of residence, nationality, gender, date of birth, preferences, billing address, credit or debit card information, account name, account password, answer to security question and/or mother’s maiden name.
When you submit personally identifiable information to us through the Website, you agree that such information may be stored and processed by us and/or on our behalf by our service providers.
Non-personal Information: As is the case with many Web sites, our servers automatically collect certain non-personal information about your interaction with the Website and the services on the Website. We receive and record information on our server logs from your browser including your browser type and your IP address when you visit the Website. We may also capture certain clickstream data, which includes, for example, the referring page that linked you to our Website, the pages you visit on our Website, the next Web site you visit when you leave our Website, and any search terms you have entered on our Website or a referral site.
Local shared objects (“LSOs”), commonly called “Flash cookies,” may be stored on your hard drive using a media player installed on your computer or device. Flash cookies operate a lot like other cookies, but cannot be managed in the same way as non-Flash cookies. For more information on Flash cookies, click here.
A pixel tag, also known as a “clear GIF” or “web beacon,” is typically a one-pixel, transparent image (although it can be a visible image as well), located on a Web page or in an e-mail or other type of message, which is retrieved from a remote site on the Internet enabling the verification of an individual’s viewing or receipt of a Web page or message. A pixel tag may enable us to relate your viewing or receipt of a Web page or message to other information about you, including your Personal Information.
Information Obtained from Third Parties: In some instances, we may supplement the information collected from you with information that is received or otherwise obtained from third parties.
Personal Information about Children: Our Website is designed for users who are at least 18 years old. We do not knowingly collect personal information from persons under 13. If you feel that we have unknowingly collected information from someone under the age of 13, please contact us immediately and this information will be removed.
Consent to Processing
Please note that if you submit your personally identifiable information to us, you will be giving your consent to the transfer of such information outside the European Economic Area (“EEA”). Collected information is processed in the USA, and may be stored and used elsewhere depending on the location of affiliates, business partners and other entities that are permitted to access such information under the terms of this Policy. Organisations based in some countries outside of the EEA may not protect privacy and personal data rights as extensively as those based and/or regulated within the EEA (and such locations may include countries which may not afford the same level of protection of such data as the country from which you provided the information).
Use of your information
We and our trusted partners use your information in order to administer or develop the Website and your account with us, give you a better service, facilitate your participation in certain activities on the Website, and provide you with information you request, including information about Oracle Racing events and/or the sport of sailing. We and our partners may also use your information to help us assess the level of interest in the Website, our e-mails, and our other messaging campaigns. In particular, we reserve the right to perform statistical analysis of user behaviours and characteristics in order to measure interest in and use of the various areas of the Website and to ascertain the number of users that have visited particular pages of the Website. We will provide only aggregated data from these analyses to third parties, and such statistical data will not identify any individual.
Sharing of your information
We may share your personal information with third parties for a variety of reasons. In addition to sharing your personal information with third parties who provide services to us, we may share your information:
- with our carefully selected third-party partners so that they may contact you from time to time about events, products and services which may be of interest to you
- as required by law and when we believe in good faith that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights or those of third parties, protect your safety or the safety of others, investigate fraud, or comply with a court order or other legal process
- in connection with a corporate change including a merger, acquisition or sale of assets
In addition, we may share aggregate Website usage information that does not identify individual users with third parties for any reason, including, for example, marketing or analytical purposes.
We employ reasonable security measures to help safeguard the information we collect from you on the Website, including technical and organisational measures designed to secure your personal information from accidental loss and from unauthorised access, use, alteration or disclosure. Nevertheless, the Internet is an open system and we cannot guarantee that unauthorised third parties will never be able to access or use your personal information for improper purposes.
Accessing, updating or removing your information
You have the right to receive a copy of, update, modify and/or request removal of the personal information that we hold about you. If you wish to receive a copy of the personal information that we hold about you, please let us know. We may charge a small fee towards the cost of administering your request. If you believe that any of the personal information that we hold about you has changed or is incorrect, you may ask us to change or update such data.
All requests should be in writing, be directed to us using the contact details as set out below, and include enough information to enable us to satisfy ourselves as to your identity.
We welcome your questions and comments about privacy. Please feel free to contact us by sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or writing to us at:
Oracle Racing, Inc.
999 Marin Street
San Francisco, CA 94124