Privacy policy

By visiting womenwhosail.com you are consenting to our privacy policy.

Your privacy is important. We do not sell, rent, or trade information about visitors to our site, womenwhosail.com (the “Site”).  This Privacy Policy describes when and why we collect your personal information, how we use it, and how we keep it secure. Use of our site is subject to the following Privacy Policy. This Privacy Policy applies to all site visitors and all other users of the site. By using the Site, you agree to this Privacy Policy, without modification, and acknowledge reading it.

 

Google and Squarespace ANALYTICS

We collect information on visitors to our site through both Google Analytics and through the Analytics tools available through Squarespace, our website provider. We use the data to know more about readers like where they come from geographically and regionally (urban versus suburban), and their sailing interests. For example, Squarespace Analytics can tell me us long an anonymous reader spends reading each particular article or section of the site. Pretty cool, right? Data collected is anonymous although both sites track IP addresses. You can read Squarespace’s privacy policy here and learn about what specific data they track here. Additionally, Squarespaces's Data Processing Addendum is here, and their Terms of Service are here. Google’s Privacy and Terms for their Partner Sites can be found here. The previous link includes information on how you can control the information collected by Google on those sites and apps as well as a link to the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on, an add-on that allow users to prevent their data from being used in Google Analytics.

 

Contact Form

The contact form on this site collects first name, last name, email address, subject, and message and sends that in an email to our inbox (hosted by Google.) We use the information in the email sent to us to be able to respond back to messages. All admins of Women Who Sail have access to the google email. If you ever message us through the form and would like us to permanently delete those messages, you can contact us to do so.

 

Security

As we mentioned above, your privacy is very important.  To further protect your privacy (and our) we use two-factor authentication (2FA) to access Squarespace use a password management site (with 2FA enabled) to manage our passwords.

DO NOT TRACK SIGNALS & OPTING OUT OF COOKIE

Our site is powered by a third party provider, Squarespace. From their Cookie Policy: “You can set your browser to not accept cookies, but this may limit your ability to use the [Squarespace] Services. We currently don’t respond to [Do Not Track] DNT:1 signals from browsers visiting our Services. You can also opt out of receiving interest-based ads from certain ad networks here (or if located in the European Union, here).

COPPA (CHILDREN ONLINE PRIVACY PROTECTION ACT)

The Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) gives parents control over what information websites can collect from their kids. To access or use womenwhosail.com, you must be 18 years old or older and have the requisite power and authority to enter into this Privacy Policy. Children under the age of 18 are prohibited from using the Site.

Forwarding sites

The URL womenwhosail.org points to womenwhosail.com. All parts of this site’s privacy policy cover the forwarded URL womenwhosail.org as well.

Changes to this privacy policy

Last updated October 30, 2018.

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