SEATTLE YACHT CLUB
Seattle Yacht Club (“SYC”) is a member
only organization with limited public access to its official web and/or social
and/or other forms of social media administered by SYC, you consent to this
on SYC’s web and social media sites to promote sailing and other educational
opportunities for members and the public.
SYC is not responsible for the privacy data and usage practices or other
content on linked or other web or social media sites.
Collection of Information:
We collect and maintain personal information such as name, boat name and
contact information, to inform SYC members regarding club activities, events
and programs sponsored by SYC or in conjunction with other clubs. We also use such personal information to
educate members regarding features and services of SYC. Opt-out provisions for certain personal
member information can be utilized by clicking on member profile on the SYC
web-site or by contacting the Club webmaster.
Anonymous demographic information is collected from non-members of the
general public accessing public pages of our web site. Anonymous demographic information is
collected by our Facebook administrator. We do not have access to or control
over other information that may be collected independently on users by Facebook
or by other social media sites.
We may collect usage information
(frequency of access) and demographic information, for members and non-member
public users accessing SYC’s web page or Facebook page. SYC aggregates this data to evaluate site
traffic patterns, server usage and to improve existing services and
features. For mobile devices, SYC does
not actively collect precise real time location of mobile devices, but
depending upon the type of mobile device and personal settings, user IP address
- which is a number automatically assigned to your computer when you use the
Internet - browser, domain names, geographic location may be transmitted. We suggest you adjust the privacy settings
on your mobile device if you do not wish this personal information to be
Use of Information:
ordinary course of SYC activities, SYC collects information about members and
non-member public users during voluntary inquiries, registration and
participation in club-related boating activities on our website and Facebook
pages and through the use of “cookies.”
Cookies are pieces of information that some websites transfer to the
computer that is browsing that site that helps recognize repeat visitors and
web surfing. When users request pages from our server, or Facebook page, our
web server automatically collects some information about the user, such as IP
address. These addresses are used by computers on the network to send the
requested pages to users. We may collect
personal information volunteered by our members, or visitors, via web or social
media site or by hosting a SYC rally or event.
SYC uses this information:
o To support SYC activities, back-office
accounting and operational services;
o To defend or enforce SYC by-laws, rules,
policy or third-party legal
o To protect the safety and security of members,
staff or property.
Unless required to become a member of
SYC, for registration or participation in SYC events, or to obtain services
from SYC, we suggest users exercise caution when volunteering personally
identifiable or private information. Be
prudent when communicating sensitive information via SYC’s web, Facebook page,
or other social media or public message boards.
Although SYC does not engage in this practice, personal information
could be transferred to a third party without your knowledge. SYC is not in a
position to monitor and/or oversee these communications or to protect
volunteered information via links or at third party sites.
may take photographs of its members during public events and may solicit
photographs from our members of their participation in various SYC member-only
events. On occasion, SYC may select
quality photos for distribution via this website, social media, or other means.
Photos taken in public settings during public events may include non-member
guests. If you are included in a photograph and would prefer that it not be
distributed, please contact our SYC administrator to identify the photo and
where you saw it. We will do our best to remove it from circulation.
Parental Consent for Children under Thirteen (13):
SYC’s web and social media sites, such
as Facebook, do not specifically target children. SYC does foster sailing related education and
junior sailing programs. In that regard,
SYC may collect personally identifiable information on children under the age
If, with parental consent, they
currently are a SYC junior members; and/or
If, with parental consent, they wish to
join as a SYC junior member.
Parental consent to the collection and
use of children’s personal information is not consent to the disclosure of this
personal information to third parties. If you are under the age of thirteen
(13), you must ask your parent or guardian for permission to use SYC’s website,
Facebook page or other SYC social media.
If you are a parent and you have questions regarding our data collection
practices, please contact us using the information provided at the end of this
Use of the SYC name/trade-name(s) logos
and other intellectual property of SYC, including but not limited to
trade-secrets, is not permitted without specific prior written authorization.
SYC members volunteer on numerous SYC
committees in furtherance of SYC’s mission.
Members acquiring, assessing and posting and/or sharing information are
expected to act responsibly as to SYC, their fellow members and the public.
posted on our web or social media sites. You agree to any amendments by continued
use of our web or social media sites on or after the date that such notices are
SYC Web and Facebook Administrator:
Updated Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Download a PDF version of this policy HERE