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Cookies Policy

Cookies Policy

Protecting personal information is a core value at SAS Marine Services Limited (hereinafter, ‘We’, ‘Us’ or ‘Book2sail’). This policy provides you with information about what data we collect and how this data is processed by us.

Collection and use of information

In general, you can visit http://book2sail.com/ (the ‘Website’) without telling us who you are or giving any personal information about you. Information which we collect may be used:

  • to communicate with you and fulfill your requests for our products or services,
  • improve our products or services where possible,
  • to fulfill the purpose for which you provided the information,
  • for customer service purposes,
  • for marketing and promotional purposes, including remarketing,
  • to conduct research,
  • to provide information that we believe may be of interest to you,
  • to enforce the legal terms that govern your use of our Website, and/or for the reasons specific to the type of collection of information.

We may also collect and store certain types of data as described in more detail below.

Cookies

  1. Cookies and Web Beacons – When you visit our Website, we or our service providers, advertisers or partners, may send one or more cookies to your computer or use web beacons to improve the quality of our service by analyzing traffic pattern, tracking user trends and conducting optional research surveys. A cookie is a small file containing a string of characters that uniquely identifies your browser and a web beacon is a single pixel or clear GIF which are small pieces of code placed on a web page. Most browsers are initially set up to accept cookies and similar technologies, but you can reset your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. Web beacons may also be disabled by disabling JavaScript on your computer. However, alteration of such settings may affect the functionality of our Website. For more information on how to disable cookies, you may visit www.aboutcookies.org.
  1. Third party cookies – Third party cookies are cookies from another domain (not from Book2Sail’s Website). We don’t control the content of these cookies. Therefore, please review information about the cookies from the third-party websites. Examples of third party cookies we use are Google Analytics, and you can read their privacy policy here and to opt out you can click here.

Log information

When you visit our Website, our servers automatically record information that your browser sends whenever you visit a website. These server logs may include information such as your web request, Internet Protocol address, browser type, browser language, the date and time of your request and one or more cookies as explained above.

Note that if your IP address is collected by Us, this is only used to generate aggregate statistics and is not used in a way that leads to verify you personally.

Processing and Use of Personal Data

It is an important part of our business concept to collect and process personal data. Especially in view of the intermediation services offered on our Website for the chartering of yachts for instance. This requires collecting of personal data and forwarding it to yacht owner to enable him/her to contact you and sign a legal binding charter agreement for your charter yacht. The following data can be forwarded (if provided by you during your inquiry procedure and upon acceptance by you of this Privacy Policy): address, e-mail, name and surname and telephone.

Generally, everyone can use our Website without leaving his personal data to us. However should you decide to make an inquiry or a booking via our Website, you accept the conditions of usage of your personal data as described above.

Once given your acceptance, you reserve the right to revoke it at anytime in the future by notifying us on info(at)book2sail.com.

Deleting of saved personal data will be effected, unless there are legal reasons against such, or if you expressly revoke your acceptance to data saving, or the data is not necessary anymore for the purpose it was once saved for or the saving is not allowed due to other legal reasons.

In definite cases, we are legally obliged to forward your personal data to third parties, as far as it serves for clarification of a misuse of Our Website in order to assert our legal rights. In such cases, personal data can only be forwarded to damaged third parties or legal prosecution authorities. This is also applicable in cases when the contractual relationship with you has been already terminated.

Payment for a Booking

When you place a booking via our Website you will be required to provide personal information (including your credit card details) to one of our trusted third party retailers. Information you provide to the retailer will be processed in accordance with its privacy policy and you are therefore advised to review such policy prior to purchase. The retailer may share your personal information with us, including but not limited to details on the purchase and any other personal information necessary for statistical, notification, as well as support and payment-related services. You may also access your purchase details remotely by submitting a request on our info email on info(at)book2sail.com.

Electronic notices and Promotional Emails

We may provide you with information and notices regarding our services, products, surveys, promotional emails, offers or other information which may be of use or interest to You, via the email address you designate in the user profile, when you sign up for our newsletter or when you sign up to some of our free services. We may also send you transactional, technical or other service notifications from time to time. These messages are sent only to individuals who have purchased our services or products and are essential to maintain the functionality of same, so there is no opt-out available for this type of notifications.

Information sharing

Book2Sail will only use your personal information for the purposes which are specified in this policy. We may engage third party service providers that assist us in providing or improving our services as explained above and we might need to share some personal or other data with them to enable them to do so. These service providers are either subject to this privacy policy or follow practices that offer an equivalent level of protection and may be located outside the EU. Your information may also be transferred to another company in the event of sale of our company to a third party. We will not sell or rent your personal information to third parties for marketing purposes without your consent. To further improve the service we offer to you, we may also need to divulge certain information collected by our website to third party partners and/or suppliers. In any case, we will only provide anonymous or non-personally identifiable information to such third parties. We will not sell or rent your personal information to third parties for marketing purposes without your consent.

Security

Book2Sail processes personal information in Europe. Information is retained on our servers in Europe and in other countries.  We take appropriate security measures to protect against unauthorized access to or unauthorized alteration, disclosure or destruction of data. These include internal reviews of our data collection, storage and processing practices and security measures, as well as physical security measures to guard against unauthorized access to systems where we store personal data. We restrict access to personal information to Book2Sail’s employees, contractors and agents who need to know that information in order to operate, develop or improve our services. These individuals are bound by confidentiality obligations and may be subject to discipline, including termination and criminal prosecution, if they fail to meet these obligations.

Data integrity

Book2Sail processes personal information only for the purposes for which it was collected and in accordance with the terms of this Policy, or any applicable service-specific privacy notice. We take reasonable steps to ensure that the personal information we process is accurate, complete, and current, but we depend on our users to update or correct their personal information whenever necessary. You are therefore kindly requested to inform us of any change referring to your personal data held by us. You have the right to access the personal information that we may hold about you, to rectify this data or object to the storage of the data for legitimate purposes by contacting us at: info(at)book2sail.com.

Privacy of business partners

Our Website and our newsletter may include various links to third party websites or promote third party products. We are not responsible for the privacy practices of such third parties in any way. We strongly suggest that you refer to their privacy policy before accessing any website or making any purchase so that you are aware of the applicable practices and thus be able to make an informed decision about your actions and/or transactions.

Social Media Features and Widgets  

Our Website may include social media features, such as Facebook’s ‘Like’ button, and widgets, such as the ‘Share This’ button, or interactive mini-programs that run on our Websites. These features are usually recognizable by their third-party brand or logo and may collect your IP address, which page you are visiting on our Websites, and set a cookie to enable the feature to work properly. Social media features and widgets are either hosted by a third party or hosted directly on our Websites. Your interactions with these features are governed by the privacy policy of the company providing it.

Children

The Website is not aimed at children and we do not knowingly collect any personal information from children. Minors should not use this Website unless supervised by an adult.

Changes to this policy

Please note that this policy may change from time to time. All updates will be published on the Website and, if the changes are significant, the changes will be posted on the Website and on this page http://book2sail.com/cookies-policy thirty days prior to taking effect. Each version of this policy will be identifiable at the top of this document by its effective date and version number. We encourage you to refer to this policy periodically.

V.5 – 20.05.2016