Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy.

LAST UPDATED: 13/05/2017

YachtsSearch respects your right to privacy. This Privacy Notice explains who we are, how we collect, share and use personal information about you, and how you can exercise your privacy rights. If you have any questions or concerns about our use of your personal information, then please contact us using the contact form.

We recommend that you read this Privacy Notice in full to ensure you are fully informed. However, if you only want to access a particular section of this Privacy Notice, then you can click on the relevant link in the yellow navigation bar to jump to that section.

What does YachtsSearch do?

YachtsSearch is a global authority in advertising Yachts Industry. We publish the world’s best advertisments and provide digital media services and data to owners and professionals in the Yacht Industry. YachtsSearch is headquartered in the Kiev, Ukraine, but colaborated with a group companies in United States, Italy, Monaco and Spain.
For more information about YachtsSearch, please see the “About Us” section of our Website.

Personal data that we collect.

YachtsSearch collects data to operate effectively and provide you with the best experience from our services.

Some of this data will have been provided directly by you, such as when you create a YachtsSearch Account, subscribe to a mailing list, submit an enquiry relating to Yachts for Sale or For Charter or contact us for support.

We’ll not store any data more than one month. You have choices about the data we collect. When you are asked to provide personal data, you may decline, but if you choose not to provide data that is necessary for YachtsSearch to provide a feature, you may not be able to use that feature.

The data we collect at YachtsSearch depends on the context of your interactions with us, the choices you make, including your privacy settings, and the features you use. The data we collect can include the following:

Name and contact details: We collect your first and last name, email address, phone number, company name, and similar other contact data.

It is a free advertising platform. So, you don't need to worry about the payments. But, if you like to make a donation, we provide us with our bitcoin wallet ID.

Device and Usage data: We collect data about your device and how you and your device interact with YachtsSearch. For example we collect:

Usage data. We collect data about the features you use. This data includes text queries with our bots or customer service team.

Device, connectivity and configuration data. We collect data about your device which includes the IP address, geolocation, regional and language settings.
    
Content: We collect information on the content you engage with on our sites and via our marketing communications. This includes:

- The pages you visit
- How you interact with web pages
- The emails you open
- The emails you click on
- Emails that are sent but not delivered to you

This data is collected to enable us constantly improve our service, whilst ensuring that you are only sent the information that you want, and like to engage with.

We also collect the information you agree to share with us, such as feedback and market research, or questions and information you provide for customer support.

When you contact us, such as for customer support, emials or chat sessions with our representatives may be monitored and recorded.

How we use your data.

YachtsSearch uses the data we collect to operate our business and provide you with the services we offer, which includes using data to improve our services and personalise your experiences.

We may also use the data to communicate with you, for example, informing you about your account, security updates and service information. We may also use the data to help us show you more relevant ads, offered by third parties.

However, we do not use what you say in emails or chats with us to target ads to you.

YachtsSearch uses the data we collect for three basic purposes, described in more detail below: (1) to operate our business and provide (including improving and personalising) the products we offer, (2) to send communications, including promotional communications, and (3) to show advertising, whether in our own ads or in ads offered by third parties.

In carrying out these processes, we combine data that we collect to give you a more seamless, consistent and personalised experience. For example, we may use the yachts you have viewed on the “FOR SALE” section of our website to deliver more relevant yachts for sale listings in our emails to you. However, to enhance privacy, we have built in technologies and procedural safeguards designed to prevent certain data combinations. For further information see 'How does YachtsSearch keep my personal information secure?'

Providing and improving our services. We use data to provide and improve the services we offer and to perform essential business operations. This includes operating the services, maintaining and improving the performance of the services, developing new features, conducting research and providing customer support. Examples of such uses include the following:

Providing the services. We use data to carry out your transactions with us and to provide our products and services to you. Often, these services include personalised features and recommendations that enhance your experience and enjoyment, and automatically tailor your experiences based on the data we have about your activities, interests and location.
   
Product improvement. We use data to continually improve including adding new features or capabilities. For example, we use site behaviour and usage data to improve the content we create and deliver to you.

Security, safety and dispute resolution. We use data to protect the security and safety of our products and services and our customers, to detect and prevent fraud, to confirm the validity of access to digital products, to resolve disputes and enforce our agreements.

Business operations. We use data to aggregate analysis and business intelligence that enables us to operate, protect, make informed decisions and report on the performance of our business.

Communications.
We use data we collect to communicate with you and personalise our communications with you. For example, we may contact you by phone or email.

Advertising.
We use data we collect from you through our interactions with you and through our service to show advertising. For example:

YachtsSearch may use your data to select and deliver some of the ads you see on our website.
We may share data we collect with third parties, such as Facebook or LinkedIn, to enable us to deliver ads to you relating to YachtsSearch services that you have previously engaged with.

Legal basis for processing personal information.

Our legal basis for collecting and using the personal information described above will depend on the personal information concerned and the specific context in which we collect it.

However, we will normally collect personal information from you only (i) where we need the personal information to perform a contract with you, (ii) where the processing is in our legitimate interests and not overridden by your rights, or (iii) where we have your consent to do so. In some cases, we may also have a legal obligation to collect personal information from you or may otherwise need the personal information to protect your vital interests or those of another person.

If we ask you to provide personal information to comply with a legal requirement or to perform a contact with you, we will make this clear at the relevant time and advise you whether the provision of your personal information is mandatory or not (as well as of the possible consequences if you do not provide your personal information).

If we collect and use your personal information in reliance on our legitimate interests (or those of any third party), this interest will normally be to operate our platform and communicating with you as necessary to provide our services to you and for our legitimate commercial interest, for instance, when responding to your queries, improving our platform and undertaking marketing. For example, we will process your details when you enable us to deliver the service you have expected. We may have other legitimate interests and, if appropriate, we will make clear to you at the relevant time what those legitimate interests are.

If you have questions about or need further information concerning the legal basis on which we collect and use your personal information, please contact us using the contact Us page.

Cookies.

We use cookies and similar tracking technology (collectively, “Cookies”) to collect and use personal information about you, including to serve interest-based advertising. For further information about the types of Cookies we use, why, and how you can control Cookies, please see our Cookie Notice.

How does YachtsSearch keep personal information secure?

We use appropriate technical and organisational measures to protect the personal information that we collect and process about you. The measures we use are designed to provide a level of security appropriate to the risk of processing your personal information.

Who does YachtsSearch share my personal information with?

We may disclose your personal information to the following categories of recipients:

- We share your personal data with your consent or information you have requested or authorised.
- We also share data with YachtsSearch controlled affiliates and, with vendors working on our behalf subsidiaries, when required by law or to respond to legal process, to protect our customers, to maintain security of our service, and to protect the rights or property of YachtsSearch.

Updates to this Privacy Notice.

We may update this Privacy Notice from time to time in response to changing legal, technical or business developments. When we update our Privacy Notice, we will take appropriate measures to inform you, consistent with the significance of the changes we make. We will obtain your consent to any material Privacy Notice changes if and where this is required by applicable data protection laws.
You can see when this Privacy Notice was last updated by checking the “last updated” date displayed at the top of this Privacy Notice.

How to contact us.

If you have any questions or concerns about our use of your personal information, please contact us via contact us page or email us: info@yachtssearch.com