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Privacy policy

Effective date 1st November 2017


Your privacy is very important to us. Please read below to see how Buccaneer handles information. Before you get to the details, here are a few of our fundamental principles:

  • Your privacy is important to us and we handle your information accordingly.
  • We don’t share your personal information with anyone without your consent except to comply with the law, develop our products and services, or protect our rights.
  • You should be aware that information you upload or post to Buccaneer relating to activities and sessions will be seen by others Buccaneer users, that’s the point.
  • Should we need to use information relating to users activity for business purposes we will aggregate and anonymise information about our members.
  • We will not release your personal contact information to anyone.


Buccaneer respects your privacy and shares your concern about the security of data you may submit to the Buccaneer mobile application. Our privacy policy (the “Privacy Policy”) explains the information we collect, how we use and protect it, how to access and update your information, and how to manage your privacy settings when using the Services. This policy was written in English. To the extent a translated version conflicts with the English version, the English version controls.

Questions or comments about this Privacy Policy may be submitted by mail to the email address below.

hello@buccaneersessions.com

 

Information Buccaneer Collects

Buccaneer collects information about you, including personally identifiable information if you choose to share it within the Buccaneer application. If you track, complete or upload activities using the application, Buccaneer will also collect information about how you use it. There are several opportunities for you to share information about yourself and your activities with Buccaneer, including your name, physical address, email address, gender, age, equipment usage, activities, (including date, time and geo-location information profile photo and other pictures. You may also submit comments and other content to be shared. In addition, Buccaneer may at some point in the future collect your credit card or other payment information to enable you to purchase products or services through the application.

If you elect to use the application, then the physical location of your device will be collected. You are able to disallow our use of certain location data through your device settings by disabling “Location Services”.

You may use the Services to access your contacts’ information to connect with your contacts on Buccaneer or to send them your activity information while using Buccaneer. If you choose to use these features, Buccaneer will access and store your contacts’ information.

Buccaneer may allow you in the future to sign up and log in to the Services using accounts you create with third-party products and services, such as Facebook or Google (collectively, “Third-Party Accounts”). These Third-Party Accounts may ask your permission to share certain information from your Third-Party Account with Buccaneer. We use this information to verify your identity as well as to provide you with features of our products and services. This information may include your first and last name, email address, profile information and preferences with the applicable Third-Party Account. This information is collected by the Third-Party Account provider and is provided to Buccaneer under their privacy policies. You can generally control the information that we receive from these sources using the privacy settings in your Third-Party Account. You can deactivate your account at any time.

When you make a payment through our payment page, we may collect information from you to properly process your payment. This personal information may include your name, address, phone, email address, your credit card information and payment amount. We use Payment Card Industry certified third-party payment services and do not store your credit card information.

How Information is Collected and Stored

Buccaneer collects information you provide to us. When you register, and agree to our Terms of Service, you must provide personal information such as your name and email address and date of birth. You may also upload location-based activities, such as a climb, surf, swim, paddle or a ride, to the application. You may join Sessions, contests, post photos and communicate with other members. You may also provide additional personal information or payment information to complete your member profile or make purchases.

Buccaneer also automatically collects a variety of technical information, including location, device and network information, cookies, log files and analytics services. This data is essential for the core principles behind Buccaneer.

Analytics Services

Buccaneer may use third party analytics providers to understand how the Services are used and to help us improve the application.

Collection from Children

Buccaneer is not intended for use by children under the age of 13. Buccaneer does not knowingly collect such information. If you believe we may have accidentally received such information, please contact us immediately.

Third Parties

Buccaneer may collect personally identifiable information about your activities over time and across third-party websites or online services when you use the Services. We may obtain additional information about you from third parties such as marketers, partners, researchers, and others. We may combine information that we collect from you with information obtained from such third parties and information derived from any other subscription, product, or service we provide.

How Buccaneer Uses Information

Buccaneer primarily uses the information we collect to administer and operate our application. We also use your information to analyse, develop and improve the Services. We may also use your information to market the services, credit or accept payments, provide support related to the Services, protect members and enforce our Use Policy, promote safety, and communicate with you. Additionally, your information may be shared with third parties, as set forth below.

How Information is Shared
Sharing Information and Activities

You may share your information, including your profile, username, photos, members you follow and who follow you, clubs you belong to, your activities, and comments you give and receive. You may choose to invite your contacts to view your location and activities using the application or otherwise. If you link your Buccaneer account to other social networks and share your activities, they will be viewable outside the Services. If you choose to share or post your location information via such third parties, it is possible that unintended people could have access to such information. You should use caution when sharing information via third parties and you should carefully review the privacy practices of such third parties.

Publicly Available Information

Your information in relation to Sessions and activity in the application is publicly accessible but your personal contact information is not unless a user chooses to disclose this information in a post / manual interaction .

Sharing within Buccaneer

We may share your information and content within Buccaneer to operate, improve, or promote the Services.

Service Providers

We may share your information with third parties who provide services to Buccaneer such as supporting and improving the Services, promoting the Services, processing payments, or fulfilling orders. These service providers will only have access to the information necessary to perform these limited functions on our behalf and are required to protect and secure your information. We may also use service providers to collect information about your use of the Services over time so that we or they may promote Buccaneer or display information that may be relevant to your interests on the Services or other websites or services.

Affiliates and Acquirers of our Business or Assets

We may share your information with affiliates under common control with us, who are required to comply with the terms of this Privacy Policy with regard to your information. If Buccaneer becomes involved in a business merger, sale, acquisition, securities offering, bankruptcy, reorganization, dissolution or other similar transaction, we may share or transfer your information in connection with such transaction.

 

Aggregated and Anonymised Information

Buccaneer may modify, anonymise and aggregate the information, data, text, software, sound, photographs, graphics, video, messages, tags, or other materials you make available in connection with the application (“Content”), in ways that do not personally identify you or contain personally identifiable information. Examples of such aggregated information or statistical data include information about activity, demographic, location, equipment and usage. Buccaneer may use, sell, license, and share this information with third parties for research, business or other purposes. If you make information or content publicly available on the Services, such information, even when aggregated, is capable of being publicly viewed and possibly associated with you.

With Consent

We may share your information if (i) you direct us to do so or (ii) you otherwise consent to such sharing.

 

Legal Requirements

We may share your information with third parties, including law enforcement, public or governmental agencies, or private litigants, within or outside your country of residence, if we determine that disclosure is reasonably necessary to comply with the law, including to respond to court orders, warrants, subpoenas, or other legal or regulatory process. We may also disclose your information if we determine that disclosure is reasonably necessary or appropriate to prevent any person from death or serious bodily injury, to address issues of national security or other issues of public importance, to prevent or detect violations of our Use Policy or fraud or abuse of Buccaneer or its members, or to protect our operations or our property or other legal rights, including by disclosure to our legal counsel and other consultants and third parties in connection with actual or potential litigation.

 

Unforeseeable Disclosures

Your personally identifiable information may be disclosed to third parties in unforeseeable situations that are not preventable even when commercially reasonable protections are employed, such as in the case that Buccaneer or the application is subject to a hacking or other attack.

 

How We Protect Information

We take several measures to safeguard the collection, transmission and storage of the data we collect. These steps depend on the sensitivity of the data that we collect, process, and store. Although we strive to employ reasonable protections for your information that are appropriate to its sensitivity, we do not guarantee or warrant the security of the information you share with us and we are not responsible for the theft, destruction, loss or inadvertent disclosure of your information or content. No system is 100% secure. Buccaneer uses industry standard Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) technology to allow for the encryption of personal information and credit card numbers. In addition, Buccaneer’s secure servers protect this information using advanced firewall technology.

 

Updating Account Information

You may correct, amend or delete submitted account information that is inaccurate at any time by adjusting that information in your account settings.

 

Deleting Information and Deactivation of Accounts

You may request deletion of your personally identifiable information by contacting us at hello@buccaneersessions.com to request account deletion. Once deactivated, your account, activities cannot be reinstated.

Note that content you have shared with others or that others have copied may also remain visible after you have closed your account or deleted the information from your own profile. In addition, you may not be able to access, correct, or eliminate any information about you that other members or third parties copied or exported out of our Services.

 

Privacy Policy Information

If Buccaneer makes changes to this Privacy Policy, the updated Privacy Policy will be posted on the Services in a timely manner. If the changes are significant, we will provide a prominent notice. Buccaneer reserves the right to modify this Privacy Policy at any time. If you object to any of the changes to Privacy Policy, you may cease using the Services and deactivate your account. Using the Services after a notice of changes has been communicated to you or published on the Services shall constitute your agreement to the changes.

 

United States Operation

The application is operated from the United Kingdom. If you are located outside of the United Kingdom and choose to use the application or provide information to us, your information will be transferred, processed and stored in the United Kingdom. United Kingdom privacy laws may not be as protective as those in your own jurisdiction. You acknowledge and consent to this practice.

 

Disclaimer

While Buccaneer continues to work hard to protect your personal information, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be absolutely secure, and Buccaneer cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to Buccaneer. Transmitting personal information is done at your own risk.

Retention of Information

We retain information as long as it is necessary and relevant for our operations. Information about you that is no longer necessary and relevant for our operations will be de-identified and/or disposed of securely. In addition, we may retain information from closed accounts to comply with the law, prevent fraud, collect fees, resolve disputes, troubleshoot problems, assist with investigations, enforce the Services’ terms and conditions and take other actions permitted by law. The information we retain will be handled in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

When you delete your user account, certain personal information will be immediately de-associated with the account and deleted, such as your e-mail, name, address, and profile photo, if you had chosen to provide this information. You should be aware that all of your activities and associated sessions, notes and comments will remain. We may, however, keep a record of your account deactivation. We may also keep system logs, which may be associated with your deactivated account.

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