Facts and FAQs
The Anchorage Yacht Club recognizes that maintaining the privacy of your personal information is important. Below, we explain how we may collect such personal information, what we do with it, and how we protect it.
What information does The Anchorage Yacht Club gather?
Several areas of our site are private and will require that you register. In addition, you may need to provide certain information to complete transactions initiated by you that may be available through The Anchorage Yacht Club. If you choose not to provide such information, we may not be able to complete those transactions.
Information gathered during registration
To access some of the private areas of our site you must enter: Your name, email address, and password. You may be required to provide additional information to complete transactions initiated by you. Only club members may access the members only areas of our site.
Information gathered through traffic monitoring
Like many other websites, The Anchorage Yacht Club is equipped with a program that monitors traffic by automatically recording every visitor's host and/or IP address. This program tracks the number of times the site is hit, how many visitors come to the site, and which parts of the site they frequent. Our website logs are not personally identifiable, and we make no attempt to link them with the individuals that actually browse the site, other than in connection with the testing and improvement of our services.
What about cookies?
When a user accepts a cookie, a small text file is created on their computer's hard drive that gives them a unique, random ID. This ID enables the website to readily recognize each visitor on a subsequent visit to the site. For example, a cookie may indicate the preferences selected by a visitor on a prior visit and facilitate more efficient browsing on subsequent visits. The Anchorage Yacht Club relies on cookies in this fashion.
How will The Anchorage Yacht Club use this information?
Listed below are some of the ways in which your information may be used:
To improve The Anchorage Yacht Club's website
To customize the content and/or layout of our pages for each individual visitor
To ask for your participation in brief surveys
To generate aggregate statistical studies
To complete transactions you may initiate at the site (which will include providing your information so that the transaction can be completed)
To publish your information as requested by you, for example we do collect information to publish in our “Crew List”, and state our intention to do so in the crew sign-up form. At any time, you may request to remove such information.
What we will not use the information for
We respect your privacy! Any and all of your personally identifiable information collected at this site by The Anchorage Yacht Club will be kept confidential and will not be: sold, rented, loaned or otherwise disclosed, except as stated above or as otherwise required by law.
The Anchorage Yacht Club linked sites
If you click on a hypertext link that takes you to another website outside of The Anchorage Yacht Club, we are not responsible for the information collection practices and uses at that other site, nor do we necessarily endorse the content of that site. The Anchorage Yacht Club may take payments on our web site for transactions. When you initiate a transaction with The Anchorage Yacht Club, the information you submit to our payment partner for the transaction becomes subject to the payment partner's privacy or information use policies. The Anchorage Yacht Club is not responsible for the privacy or information use policies of its partners.
What choices does the user have?
You will always have the ability to opt not to receive email or other means of communication from The Anchorage Yacht Club. The Anchorage Yacht Club respects your privacy and realizes that not everyone likes to receive information via email. You have the ability to opt out from receiving email or other communications by using any of the contact information below to request that The Anchorage Yacht Club remove you from its lists. Your opt-out will be effective unless or until you opt to receive email or other communications by contacting us. Again, please remember, once we have provided information to our payment partners due to transactions initiated by you, we are not responsible for their use of the information, and you should consult their privacy and information use policies.
Who can I contact for more information?
If you would like to opt out from receiving email or other communications, or if you would like to update your personal information, you may notify us by email, telephone, fax, or postal mail by using the contact information below. The Anchorage Yacht Club will use reasonable efforts to promptly resolve any issues.
The Anchorage Yacht Club contact information
The Anchorage Yacht Club
P.O. Box 55
Lake Forest, IL 60045