Data Protection Compliance – our commitment to you
In order to protect your privacy, Clipper Ventures Plc is registered in accordance with and seeks to comply with the UK Data Protection Act 1998. We follow appropriate security procedures in the storage and disclosure of personal information so as to prevent unauthorised access by third parties. We also require those parties to whom we transfer personal information to comply with the same. However, the Internet is not a totally secure medium and you acknowledge and agree that we shall not be responsible for any unauthorised use, distribution, damage or destruction of personal data, except to the extent we are required to accept such responsibility by the Data Protection Act 1998.
When do we collect information and how do we process it?
Please note that countries outside the EEA may not have the same level of protection as countries within the EEA but Clipper Ventures Plc always demands that those parties to whom we transfer data adhere to the same security procedures that it follows itself.
Your personal information may also be used to better understand who visits the sites. This allows us to improve our content on an ongoing basis and report on audience levels. All such reporting information will be aggregated, anonymous data. We may provide analysis of such data about our users, sales, traffic patterns and related site information to our Agents or Race Partners but this data will not contain any information about you from which you could be identified.
Also, we may transfer your personal information to purchasers or subsidiaries (and potential purchasers and subsidiaries) if Clipper Ventures Plc acquires, or is acquired by or merged with, another company. This will enable you, for example, to continue your relationship with the Clipper Race, Clipper Training or Clipper Events despite a change of ownership.
How will we use your data?
Contact Us and Registration Pages
You will be given the option to register your details on the website in order to receive email updates or downloads from Clipper Ventures Plc, as well as other information related to Clipper Events, Clipper Training or the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, and to be provided with the services referred to above. The information we need for us to provide these various services to you are your name, email address and country.
You may also be given the option to provide additional information which allows us to tailor the communications or services we send to you or can provide to you to fit your specific interests. We may use the information we collect about you to notify you from time to time about updates on the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, Clipper Training and Clipper Events and important new features related to the Clipper Race, Clipper Training or Clipper Events, as well as changes to our online services, special offers, competitions, surveys or promotions and other programmes and events we think you will find of interest.
At any time you may stop emails being sent to your email address from Clipper Ventures Plc by opting out. To find out how to do this, please refer to the section below entitled Unsubscribe.
When you place an order we need to know your name, phone number, email address, billing address and credit card type, number and expiry date. This allows us to process and fulfil your order and to notify you of your order status. Your information is treated with the utmost security. Your information is used by Clipper Ventures Plc and its agents for the purpose of aggregate identification of our customers. Your personal information will not be sold. PLEASE NOTE THAT ON-LINE SALES WILL BE PROCESSED SUBJECT TO SEPARATE TERMS AND CONDITIONS THAT WILL BE MADE AVAILABLE TO YOU DURING YOUR TRANSACTION.
When you place orders or access your account information, we offer the use of a secure server. The secure server software (SSL) encrypts all information you input before it is sent to us. All of the customer data we collect is protected against unauthorized access.
To unsubscribe send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org detailing the services from which you wish to be unsubscribed.
In places where the Clipper Events site asks for login information cookies may store your login name and password on your hard drive to eliminate the need for you to enter this information every time it is needed.
What happens if you disable your cookies?
There may be features in our site which are not accessible without cookies. However, if you want to disable your cookies you can do so in two ways: you can ask your browser to inform you every time a cookie is set and then decide whether to accept it or not, or you can set your browser to automatically deny cookies.
If you ask your browser to inform you of "cookie set" requests and you say "NO" to the cookies, you will get a pop up window for every hit. If you set your browser to automatically deny cookies then you will not see these pop up windows.
We may use your IP address to help diagnose problems with our server, and to administer our web site. Your IP address may also be used to gather broad demographic information.
Links to Other Sites
This site contains links to other sites not operated by or on behalf of Clipper Ventures Plc. Clipper Ventures Plc is not responsible for the privacy practices of such websites and does not endorse or accept any responsibility for the content of such websites.