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PRIVACY POLICY

DATA PROTECTION COMPLIANCE – OUR COMMITMENT TO YOU

General

In order to protect your privacy, Clipper Ventures Plc is registered in accordance with and seeks to comply with the UK Data Protection Act 1998. We follow appropriate security procedures in the storage and disclosure of personal information so as to prevent unauthorised access by third parties. We also require those parties to whom we transfer personal information to comply with the same. However, the Internet is not a totally secure medium and you acknowledge and agree that we shall not be responsible for any unauthorised use, distribution, damage or destruction of personal data, except to the extent we are required to accept such responsibility by the Data Protection Act 1998.

When do we collect information and how do we process it?

From time to time Clipper Ventures Plc may invite you to supply personal information (e.g. name, email address and country) in order for us to provide you with certain services such as event updates and newsletters, register for subscriber-only services, downloads, competitions or shop online. This information will be collected from you at a Contact Us or Registration page. In order to deliver such services we will need to process and store your personal information and may need to transfer it to relevant partners or agents of the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, Clipper Events or Clipper Training or Third Party Sponsors for processing both inside and outside the European Economic Area (EEA). By submitting your personal information you consent to such processing and transfers in connection with services and for any other purposes to which you consent at the time you provide the information or as provided in this privacy policy.

Please note that countries outside the EEA may not have the same level of protection as countries within the EEA but Clipper Ventures Plc always demands that those parties to whom we transfer data adhere to the same security procedures that it follows itself.

Your personal information may also be used to better understand who visits the sites. This allows us to improve our content on an ongoing basis and report on audience levels. All such reporting information will be aggregated, anonymous data. We may provide analysis of such data about our users, sales, traffic patterns and related site information to our Agents or Race Partners but this data will not contain any information about you from which you could be identified.

Also, we may transfer your personal information to purchasers or subsidiaries (and potential purchasers and subsidiaries) if Clipper Ventures Plc acquires, or is acquired by or merged with, another company. This will enable you, for example, to continue your relationship with the Clipper Race, Clipper Training or Clipper Events despite a change of ownership.

If you do not agree with this privacy policy, you should not submit your personal information to this website.

How will we use your data?

Your data will be used to facilitate a number of different services which have been mentioned above. In all cases all data capture points will clearly detail what types of information we are collecting about you as well as the uses the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, Clipper Events and Clipper Training intends to make of this information, most of which have been set out in this Privacy Policy.

Contact us and registration pages

You will be given the option to register your details on the website in order to receive email updates or downloads from Clipper Ventures Plc, as well as other information related to the Clipper Round the

World Yacht Race and to be provided with the services referred to above. The information we need for us to provide these various services to you are your name, email address and country.

You may also be given the option to provide additional information which allows us to tailor the communications or services we send to you or can provide to you to fit your specific interests. We may use the information we collect about you to notify you from time to time about updates on the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, Clipper Training and Clipper Events and important new features related to the Clipper Race, as well as changes to our online services, special offers, competitions, surveys or promotions and other programmes and events we think you will find of interest.

 

At any time you may stop emails being sent to your email address from Clipper Ventures Plc by opting out. To find out how to do this, please refer to the section below entitled Unsubscribe.

Online purchases

When you place an order we need to know your name, phone number, email address, billing address and credit card type, number and expiry date. This allows us to process and fulfil your order and to notify you of your order status. Your information is treated with the utmost security. Your information is used by the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race and its agents for the purpose of aggregate identification of our customers. Your personal information will not be sold. PLEASE NOTE THAT ON-LINE SALES WILL BE PROCESSED SUBJECT TO SEPARATE TERMS AND CONDITIONS THAT WILL BE MADE AVAILABLE TO YOU DURING YOUR TRANSACTION.

When you place orders or access your account information, we offer the use of a secure server. The secure server software (SSL) encrypts all information you input before it is sent to us. All of the customer data we collect is protected against unauthorized access.

Unsubscribe

To unsubscribe send an email to unsubscribe@clipper-ventures.com detailing the services from which you wish to be unsubscribed.

Cookies

Cookies are bits of information that a Web site transfers to an individual's hard drive for record-keeping purposes. The use of cookies is an industry standard practice, which you'll find at most major Web sites. Cookies make web-surfing easier for you by saving your preferences while you're at our site or when you return. In places where the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race site asks for login information (such as crew areas) cookies may store your login name and password on your hard drive to eliminate the need for you to enter this information every time it is needed.

Clipper Ventures Plc also uses cookies to understand site usage and patterns. This may include the use of your registration information to better understand and serve the interests of our users.

What happens if you disable your cookies?

There may be features in our site which are not accessible without cookies. However, if you want to disable your cookies you can do so in two ways: you can ask your browser to inform you every time a cookie is set and then decide whether to accept it or not, or you can set your browser to automatically deny cookies.

If you ask your browser to inform you of "cookie set" requests and you say "NO" to the cookies, you will get a pop up window for every hit. If you set your browser to automatically deny cookies then you will not see these pop up windows.

IP address

We may use your IP address to help diagnose problems with our server, and to administer our web site. Your IP address may also be used to gather broad demographic information.

Links to other sites

This site contains links to other sites not operated by or on behalf of Clipper Ventures Plc. Clipper Ventures Plc is not responsible for the privacy practices of such websites and does not endorse or accept any responsibility for the content of such websites.

Children's guidelines

Clipper Ventures Plc does not specifically target children to register. However, should someone register on our site and tell us they are 14 or younger (where age is asked) they will not be added to our database and Clipper Ventures Plc will be unable to use the personal data for the uses described in this privacy policy.