This privacy statement discloses the privacy practices for Emerald Sail.
Information Collection and Use
Emerald Sail is the sole owner of the information collected on this site. We will not sell, share, or rent this information to others in ways different from what is disclosed in this statement. Emerald Sail collects information from our users at several different points on our Web site.
Web Site Registration
In order to use some features of this Web site, users must first complete the registration form. During registration, users are required to give their contact information (name and e-mail address). This information is used to contact users about the topics on our site for which they have expressed interest and to enable users to retrieve lost passwords.
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We use IP addresses to analyze trends, administer the site, track user movement, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use for reporting and sponsorship purposes. IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information.
We will share aggregated demographic information with our partners, sponsors, and donors. This is not linked to any personal information that can identify any individual person. We only share this information so that we can secure funding to continue providing services at a reasonable price.
This Web site contains links to other sites. Please be aware that Emerald Sail does not claim any responsibility for the privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each and every Web site that collects personally identifiable information. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by this Web site.
This Web site takes every precaution to protect our users' information, and we have security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse, and alteration of the information under our control.
Occasionally, our site requests information from users via Web surveys. Participation in these surveys or contests is completely voluntary and the user therefore has a choice whether or not to disclose this information. Information requested may include demographic data (such as zip code and age), but nothing that can identify any individual person will be collected. Survey results will be used for purposes of monitoring or improving the use and satisfaction of this site.
We may also send the user site and service announcement updates. Members are not able to unsubscribe from service announcements that contain important information about the service. We communicate with users to provide requested services and to discuss issues relating to their accounts via e-mail or phone.
Notification of Changes
The British Virgin Islands may get more attention from boaters, but the U.S. Virgin Islands is an excellent sailing destination themselves — even if you never cross over to the BVI side. The proximity of St. Thomas and St. John makes for a great itinerary if you’re just doing a day sail, while the passage to the third and more distant of the USVIs, St. Croix, offers the opportunity for some fun open-ocean sailing with a charming and historic island awaiting your arrival after a half-day journey.