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We, the ‘Pirates Fest’, provide this website as a public service to our users. Your privacy is important to us. Our goal is to provide you with a personalized online experience that provides you with the information, resources, and services that are most relevant and helpful to you. This Privacy Policy has been written to describe the conditions under which this website is being made available to you. The Privacy Policy discusses, among other things, how data obtained during your visit to this website may be collected and used. We strongly recommend that you read the Privacy Policy carefully. By using this website, you agree to be bound by the terms of this Privacy Policy. If you do not accept the terms of the Privacy Policy, you are directed to discontinue accessing or otherwise using the web site or any materials obtained from it. If you are dissatisfied with the website, by all means contact us; otherwise, your only recourse is to disconnect from this site and refrain from visiting the site in the future. The process of maintaining a website is an evolving one, and we may decide at some point in the future, without advance notice, to modify the terms of this Privacy Policy. Your use of the website, or materials obtained from the website, indicates your assent to the Privacy Policy at the time of such use. The effective Privacy Policy will be posted on the website, and you should check upon every visit for any changes. Sites Covered by this Privacy Policy This Privacy Policy applies to all the ‘Company _name’ maintained website, domains, information portals, and registries. Links to Non-Operators Web Sites The ‘Company _name’ website provides links to third-party websites for the convenience of our users. If you access those links, you will leave the ‘Company _name’ website. ‘Company _name’ does not control these third-party websites and cannot represent that their policies and practices will be consistent with our Privacy Policy. Types of Information We Collect Non-Personal Information Non-personal information is data about usage and service operation that is not directly associated with a specific personal identity. We may collect and analyse non-personal information to evaluate how visitors use the ‘Company _name’ website. Aggregate Information ‘Company _name’ may gather aggregate information, which refers to information your computer automatically provides to us and that cannot be tied back to you as a specific individual. Examples include the pages viewed, time spent at our website, and Internet Protocol (IP) addresses. For example, when you request a page from our site, our servers log your IP address to create aggregate reports on user demographics and traffic patterns and for purposes of system administration. Log Files Every time you request or download a file from the website, ‘Company _name’ may store data about these events and your IP address in a log file. ‘Company _name’ may use this information to analyse trends, administer the website and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. Cookies Our site may use a feature of your browser to set a “cookie” on your computer. Cookies are small packets of information that a web site’s computer stores on your computer. The ‘Company _name’ website can then read the cookies whenever you visit our site. We may use cookies in a number of ways, such as to save your password so you don’t have to re-enter it each time you visit our site, to deliver content specific to your interests and to track the pages you’ve visited. These cookies allow us to use the information we collect to customise your experience so that your visit to our site is as relevant and as valuable to you as possible. Most browser software can be set up to deal with cookies. You may modify your browser preference to provide you with choices relating to cookies. You have the choice to accept all cookies, to be notified when a cookie is set or to reject all cookies. If you choose to reject cookies, certain of the functions and conveniences of our website may not work properly, and you may be unable to use those of the ‘Company _name’ services that require registration in order to participate, or you will have to re-register each time you visit our site. Most browsers offer instructions on how to reset the browser to reject cookies in the “Help” section of the toolbar. We do not link non-personal information from cookies to personally identifiable information without your permission. Web Beacons The ‘Company _name’ website may use web beacons to collect non-personal information about your use of our web site and the web sites of selected sponsors or members, your use of special promotions or newsletters, and other activities. The information collected by web beacons allows us to statistically monitor how many people are using our web site and selected sponsors’ sites; how many people open our emails; and for what purposes these actions are being taken. Our web beacons are not used to track your activity outside of our website or those of our sponsors. The Operators do not link non-personal information from web beacons to personally identifiable information without your permission. Personal Information Personal information is information that is associated with your name or personal identity. ‘Company _name’ uses personal information to better understand your needs and interests and to provide you with better service. On some of the ‘Company _name’ web pages, you may be able to request information, subscribe to mailing lists, participate in online discussions, collaborate on documents, provide feedback, submit information into registries, register for events, apply for membership, or join technical committees or working groups. The types of personal information you provide to us on these pages may include name, address, phone number, e-mail address, user IDs, passwords, billing information, or credit card information. Members-Only Web Sites Information you provide on our membership applications is used to create a member profile. The ‘Company _name’ website members may be automatically added to our mailing lists. By providing us with your personal information on the membership application, you expressly consent to our storing, processing, and using your information for these purposes. How We Use Your Information We may use non-personal data that is aggregated for reporting about the ‘Company _name’ website usability, performance, and effectiveness. It may be used to improve the experience, usability, and content of the site. Credit card information may be collected to facilitate membership applications; or if you purchase a service from our website, such information will not be kept longer than necessary for providing the services requested. Credit card numbers are used only for processing payment and are not used for other purposes. Payment processing services may be provided by a third-party payment service, and a management company external to ‘Company _name’ may provide support for the financial activities of the process. ‘Company _name’ may share your personal information with its partners to facilitate these transactions. Information Sharing ‘Company _name’ does not sell, rent, or lease any individual’s personal information or lists of email addresses to anyone for marketing purposes, and we take commercially reasonable steps to maintain the security of this information. However, ‘Company _name’ reserves the right to supply any such information to any organisation to which it may make any transfer in order to enable a third party to continue part or all of its mission. We also reserve the right to release personal information to protect our systems or business, when we reasonably believe you to be in violation of our Terms of Use or if we reasonably believe you to have initiated or participated in any illegal activity. In addition, please be aware that in certain circumstances, ‘Company _name’ may be obligated to release your personal information pursuant to a judicial order, a government request, a request from the Auditor General, a Freedom of Information Act request or as otherwise required by law. If you are a registered member of our website, you should be aware that some items of your personal information are stored in our databases and retains information about your name, e-mail address, company affiliation (if an organisational member), and such other personal address and identifying data as you choose to supply. If you do not want your personal information collected and used by the ‘Company _name’ website, please do not visit the ‘Company _name’ website or apply for membership of the ‘Company _name’ website. Access to and Accuracy of Member Information ‘Company _name’ is committed to keeping the personal information of our members accurate. All the information you have submitted to us can be verified and changed. In order to do this, please email us a request. We may provide members with online access to their own personal profiles, enabling them to update or delete information at any time. To protect our members’ privacy and security, we also may take reasonable steps to verify identity, such as a user ID and password, before granting access to modify personal profile data. Certain areas of the ‘Company _name’ website may limit access to specific individuals through the use of passwords or other personal identifiers; a password prompt is your indication that a members-only resource is being accessed. Security ‘Company _name’ makes every effort to protect the personal information of users of the website by using firewalls and other security measures on its servers. No server, however, is 100% secure, and you should take this into account when submitting personal or confidential information about yourself on any website, including this one. ‘Company _name’ assumes no liability for the interception, alteration, or misuse of the information you provide. You alone are responsible for maintaining the secrecy of your personal information. Please use care when you access this website and provide personal information. If you have questions regarding this privacy policy, please contact us.
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