Collection of Information:
We collect and maintain personal information such as name, boat name and contact information, to inform GHYC members regarding club activities, events and programs sponsored by GHYC or in conjunction with other clubs. We also use such personal information to educate members regarding features and services of GHYC. Opt-out provisions for certain personal member information can be utilized by clicking on member profile on the GHYC website or by contacting the Membership Director. Anonymous demographic information is collected from non-members of the general public accessing public pages of our web site.
We may collect usage information (frequency of access) and demographic information, for members and non-member public users accessing GHYC’s website. GHYC aggregates this data to evaluate site traffic patterns, server usage and to improve existing services and features. For mobile devices, GHYC 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 transmitted.
Use of Information:
GHYC uses this information:
o To support GHYC activities, back-office accounting and operational services;
o To defend or enforce GHYC by-laws, rules, policy or third-party legal requirements; and
o To protect the safety and security of members, staff or property.
Unless required to become a member of GHYC, for registration or participation in GHYC events, or to obtain services from GHYC, we suggest users exercise caution when volunteering personally identifiable or private information. Be prudent when communicating sensitive information via GHYC’s website. Although GHYC does not engage in this practice, personal information could be transferred to a third party without your knowledge. GHYC is not in a position to monitor and/or oversee these communications or to protect volunteered information via links or at third party sites.
GHYC may take photographs of its members during public events and may solicit photographs from our members of their participation in various GHYC member-only events. On occasion, GHYC may select quality photos for distribution via this website 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 GHYC Rear Commodore 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):
GHYC’s website does not specifically target children. GHYC does foster boating related education and programs. In that regard, GHYC may collect personally identifiable information on children under the age of thirteen:
· If, with parental consent, they currently are a GHYC family member.
Use of the GHYC name/trade-name(s) logos and other intellectual property of GHYC, including but not limited to trade-secrets, is not permitted without specific prior written authorization.
GHYC members volunteer on numerous GHYC committees in furtherance of GHYC’s mission. Members acquiring, assessing and posting and/or sharing information are expected to act responsibly as to GHYC, their fellow members and the public.