MLS Solutions family of sites, including but not limited to yachtcouncil.com and yachtcouncil.org is committed to your privacy and security and wants to provide you with the best possible online experience. We want you to understand the kind of information we will gather from you and how this information is used and safeguarded.
What information is collected from me?
In addition to the information you choose to submit, our systems are set up to gather certain anonymous data to help us better understand how our sites are being used and how we can improve them. This automatically gathered data includes your computer's IP or "Internet Protocol" address, statistics about how visitors navigate through our sites, and information provided through the use of "cookies" (which are described in more detail below).
How is my information used?
The use of your information depends on the context in which it is collected. Therefore, pay special attention to the categories below that relate to the features of our sites that you wish to utilize. Also be aware that MLS Solutions may at times be legally compelled to disclose certain information, by means such as subpoenas or court orders.
Cookies: These are small files that we send to and store on your computer so that we may recognize it as a unique machine the next time you visit our sites. Our cookies are used for three reasons: (1) to keep track of your information for your own convenience; (2) to help us optimize your online experience by altering our content depending on your particular needs or browsing patterns, and to provide you with advertisements, products, and services of interest to you; and (3) to help us understand the size of our audience and their traffic patterns within our network.
Registration: The information you provide when you become a registered user of our site is used primarily to help us customize your online experience. Your e-mail address serves as a unique identifier in our record system, and it is used together with your password to prevent unauthorized access to any information you choose to store on our site. The data you give us about your personal preferences and demographics may be used to help us offer content, advertisements, products, and services that are most likely to appeal to you.
Unless you specify that you'd prefer not to hear from us, we might also use the e-mail address you provide at registration to contact you for promotional, administrative, or other reasons. You may have these communications terminated
Solicited Information: You may occasionally see contests, surveys, and other features of our Web site that ask you to provide us with information. When you choose to respond to these requests, the information you offer may be used for several reasons. These include the uses set out in the Registration section, above. They also include providing information to third parties as necessary for prize fulfillment and other aspects of any contest or similar offering. If we are going to use your personal information for any other purpose, we will notify you of that purpose and give you a chance to opt out before responding to our survey, contest form, or other request, or to not respond to or participate in the survey, contest or other request.
User-Initiated Communication: Our Web sites enable you to send e-mail to us or to third parties, and to participate in public bulletin boards and discussion groups. Whenever you choose to initiate these kinds of communication with us, or anyone else, you may expect to be contacted in return. Also remember that our bulletin boards and discussion groups are open to the public-what you post there can be seen by anyone and is not protected by MLS Solutions. Please use your own discretion when deciding what to post publicly and whom to contact.
Referrals: If you participate in any referral service we may offer, we will use the information you submit to determine which of our participating professionals may be able to serve your needs. We may then forward your name, contact information, and other responses to our sign-up form to the selected professional(s), who may then contact you using that information. We may also use any information that you provide in accordance with the uses set out in the Registration section, above.
Automatically Gathered Data: The information gathered automatically by our system-such as your computer's IP address, the kind of browser you're using, and a record of your navigation through our site-may be used by MLS Solutions so we can understand how to make our sites convenient and useful to our audience
What choices do I have regarding the use of my information?
How do I "opt-out"?
You also have the ability to terminate e-mail correspondence from us at any time. You will either be given the chance to opt out of direct mailings when you disclose your e-mail address to us, you can simply reply to our e-mail, typing "Unsubscribe" in the subject line or e-mail the appropriate Web master below with your request, and we will promptly remove your address from that e-mail service: firstname.lastname@example.org.
How can I access and change my information?
To view or edit the personal information you submitted during registration or elsewhere as described above, follow the instructions found in the "My Profile" or "Edit Your Profile" area of the site. If you would like us to delete your personal information that we gathered from, please send a request to Info@yachtcouncil.org
How is my information protected?
- Whenever personal information about you is stored on our computers, that information is password-protected from unauthorized access or use. In addition, this information is kept only on servers that are located behind a "firewall", which makes their contents inaccessible to outside users.
- Since your Social Security and financial information is especially sensitive, we take special care to keep it secure. We will only transmit or ask for this information over secure Internet connections, using SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) encryption-the currently accepted standard for online security-and security keys. In addition, we require password authentication from any third parties you've authorized to receive this information. Finally, your Social Security number, credit card number, and financial information are never stored on our servers. While this means you may have to enter this information more than once, we believe the added security is worth the extra effort.
If you have concerns about our privacy practices, contact us at:
MLS Solutions, Inc.
12797 W. Forest Hill Blvd, Suite 6B
Wellington, FL 33414