Who we are
Our website address is www.keelboatsailing.com. We love sailing and want to share our ideas and adventures. This page explains all the legal stuff, including what information we collect, how it may be used and discloses our relationship with certain advertisers as required by law.
We may receive a commission if you click through and purchase using certain links on this site. Your cost for the item remains the same, but any commission we earn helps support this site. As an Amazon Associate we earn from qualifying purchases at Amazon.com.
What personal data we collect and why we collect it
When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.
If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.
Should you contact us using email, we will reply to you as quickly as possible. We are strictly against the use of spam and will never send you unsolicited email. If you choose, you may subscribe to our newsletter and receive updates and information related to the content of this site. If you do not want to receive email from us in the future, please let us know by opting out in one of our emails or contacting us with our web form.
If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.
If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.
When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.
If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.
Embedded content from other websites
Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.
Who we share your data with
We will never share personal information about you with any third party without your permission.
How long we retain your data
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.
What rights you have over your data
If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.
Where we send your data
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.
How we protect your data
With respect to security we have appropriate security measures in place in our physical facilities to protect against the loss, misuse, or alteration of information that we have collected from you at our site.
With respect COPPA Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act: Keelboatsailing.com does not knowingly collect or share personal information about children under the age of 13. If found, we will delete all such information. If you believe we have obtained this type of information without our knowledge, please contact us immediately.
updated: March 27th 2019