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Privacy Policy

Effective From: 16/06/2023

Thank you for visiting the Cowes Harbour Commission website (https://www.cowes.co.uk/). At Cowes Harbour Commission, we take your privacy and the protection of your personal information seriously. This Privacy & Cookies Policy outlines how we collect, use, and safeguard your information when you interact with our website. By accessing or using our website, you agree to the terms of this policy.

  1. Information We Collect

1.1 Personal Information We may collect personal information that you voluntarily provide to us when you interact with our website. This includes information such as your name, email address, phone number, and any other information you choose to provide. We only collect personal information necessary to fulfill the purposes outlined in this policy.

1.2 Usage Data and Cookies We may automatically collect certain non-personal information when you visit our website, such as your IP address, browser type, operating system, referring website, pages viewed, and the dates/times of your visits. We may also use cookies, which are small text files stored on your device, to enhance your browsing experience and collect additional usage data. You have the option to disable cookies through your browser settings, although this may limit some functionality of our website.

  1. Use of Information

2.1 Personal Information We may use the personal information you provide to:

  • Respond to your inquiries and provide the information or services you request.
  • Process and fulfill any transactions you initiate.
  • Send you important updates, newsletters, and marketing communications that may be of interest to you. You can opt out of receiving these communications at any time.
  • Improve our website, products, and services based on your feedback and usage patterns.
  • Comply with legal obligations or protect our rights and interests.

2.2 Usage Data and Cookies We use non-personal information, including usage data and cookies, to analyze trends, administer our website, track users’ movements, and gather demographic information. This information helps us understand how visitors interact with our website, improve its functionality, and deliver targeted advertising.

  1. Third-Party Disclosure

We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer your personal information to third parties without your consent, except in the following circumstances:

  • We may share your information with trusted service providers who assist us in operating our website, conducting business activities, or serving you.
  • We may disclose your information when required by law or in response to valid legal requests.
  1. Data Security

We employ industry-standard security measures to protect your personal information from unauthorized access, use, alteration, or disclosure. However, please note that no method of transmission over the internet or electronic storage is 100% secure, and we cannot guarantee absolute security.

  1. External Links

Our website may contain links to external websites that are not operated by Cowes Harbour Commission. We have no control over the content and practices of these websites, and we are not responsible for their privacy policies. We encourage you to review the privacy policies of any third-party websites you visit.

  1. Children’s Privacy

Our website is not intended for children under the age of 16. We do not knowingly collect personal information from children. If we become aware that we have inadvertently collected personal information from a child under the age of 16, we will take reasonable steps to delete it.

  1. Your Rights

You have the right to access, correct, update, or delete the personal information we hold about you. If you would like to exercise any of these rights or have any questions or concerns about our privacy practices, please contact us using the information provided at the end of this policy.

  1. Changes to this Policy

We may update this Privacy & Cookies Policy from time to time to reflect changes in our practices.