In accordance with EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
22 February 2021
Superyachtstories.com is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. This statement informs you of our policies regarding the collection, use, and disclosure of personal data when you use our platform and your choices in regard to that data. If we ask you to provide certain information by which you could be identified, you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.
Superyachtstories.com (and hereafter ‘we’, ‘us’, ‘our’) operates the www.superyachtstories.com platform (the ‘website’ and our ‘services’).
For the purposes of this policy, the term ‘visitor’ includes visitors to this website as well as our contributors and advertisers.
Personal Data means data about an individual who can be identified from data in our possession.
Usage data is data that allows us to monitor how our platform is being accessed and used (for example, user numbers, user enquiries, or the duration of a page visit).
Cookies are small pieces of data stored on a user’s device.
Data Processor (or Service Provider)
Data Processor (or Service Provider) means any person (other than an employee of the Data Controller) who processes data on behalf of the Data Controller.
We may engage the services of various Service Providers in order to process your data more effectively.
User/ Data Subject
The User is the individual using our Service.
The Data Subject is any living individual who is the subject of Personal Data.
Data Collection and Use
We collect several different types of data to provide and improve our platform and service to you.
Types of Data Collected
In the context of superyachtstories.com usage data is collected automatically on our platform, via Awstats and Google Analytics. We also collect your data when you register subscribe to our newsletter mailing list email@example.com and when you complete an enquiry form on our platform.
In order to interact with our platform we may ask you to provide us with certain personally identifiable information (Personal Data). This may include:
First name and last name
Company Name / Position
Cookies and Usage Data
We may use your Personal Data to contact you with newsletters or marketing materials if you have subscribed to our mailing list for this purpose. You may opt out of this list at any time by clicking on the link ‘unsubscribe’ in the footer of any mail shots we send you or by contacting us directly: .
We may also collect data concerning how our platform is accessed and used (Usage Data). This may include information concerning your computer IP address, your browser, the pages on our platform that you visit, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on these pages, the device used, etc.
We may collect data about your location if you give us permission to do so (Location Data). We may use this data to improve and customize our service. You can enable or disable location services when you use our platform by adjusting the settings on your device.
Tracking Cookies Data
Cookies are files which contain data such as an anonymous unique identifier. Cookies are sent to your browser from a website and stored on your device.
Examples of Cookies we use:
First Party Cookies
These are our own cookies, controlled by us and used to provide information about usage of our site. We use these to monitor how visitors find and use our platform. We report on this activity in aggregate, and use this information solely for the purposes of improving the functionality and monitoring the usage of our website.
1) Session ID (PHPSESSID)
We use these to keep track of your movement from page to page, so you don’t get asked for the same information that you have already given to our site. This cookie is mainly used for our site login facility.
2) Google Analytics Cookies
__utma - These are used to determine unique visitors to our website. This cookie expires after 2 years.
__utmb – These are used to establish and continue a user session with our website. This cookie expires after 30 minutes.
__utmc – These are used to determine whether or not to establish a new session for a website visitor. This cookie expires when the visitor closes their browser.
__utmz – These are used to calculate search engine traffic, ad campaigns and page navigation within our website. This cookie expires after 6 months.
Third Party Cookies
These are cookies found in other companies’ internet tools which we are using to enhance our site, for example Facebook and Twitter have their own cookies, which are controlled by them. You would need to check these third party websites for more specific information.
The third party sites that we use are:
Facebook Share for sharing our posts on Facebook.
Collection of Data
Our website uses forms that visitors can use to make contact with us to request information about our services, or those of our advertisers.
Use of Data
Superyachtstories.com uses collected data for various purposes:
- To maintain, administer and improve our platform
- To monitor usage of our platform
- To detect and address technical issues
- To send newsletters and marketing communications if you have subscribed to our mailing list for this purpose.
- To credit authorship of your articles on the website
- To inform you of your activity and the promotional services that you purchase on our platform
- To notify you of enquiries concerning your listings on our platform
- To send you statements and invoices
Retention of Data
Superyachtstories.com will also retain Usage Data to allow us to monitor readership and engagement on our platform, and to improve the security and functionality of our platform.
Transfer of Data
Your Personal Data may be transferred to and stored on computers located outside of your own state, country or legal jurisdiction where data protection laws may differ.
Disclosure of Data
(a) Law Enforcement
Under certain circumstances, superyachtstories.com may be required by law to disclose your Personal Data in response to valid requests by a public authority, such as a court of law or a government agency.
(b) Legal Requirements
Superyachtstories.com may disclose your Personal Data in good faith if we believe that such action is necessary to:
Comply with a legal obligation
Protect against legal liability
Protect and defend the rights or property of superyachtstories.com and OnboardOnline Ltd
Prevent or investigate possible misuse of our platform
Protect the personal safety of users of our platform or the general public
The security of your data is a primary concern but no transmission of data over the Internet, or electronic data storage can be guaranteed as 100% secure. While we make every effort to protect your Personal Data, we cannot guarantee absolute security.
Securing Your Data
Superyachtstories.com will take all reasonable technical and organisational precautions to prevent the misuse, loss or alteration of your personal information.
Superyachtstories.com will store all the personal information you provide on its secure servers.
Any information that you provide will be held securely in accordance with the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) effective 25 May 2018.
Your personal details will not normally be disclosed to third parties. In some cases, we may need to disclose your personal details to third parties, contributors or advertisers on Superyachtstories.com so that they can respond to an enquiry you have made. Any information that is passed to a third party will be held securely by that party, in accordance with the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), and used only to provide the information or services you have requested.
SuperyachtStories.com adheres to industry best practices concerning security measures to prevent the loss, misuse and alteration of the information in our possession. Our company databases are accessible only by persons who have entered into and are bound by a confidentiality and nondisclosure agreement with superyachtstories.com and OnboardOnline Ltd.
Superyachtstories.com takes all reasonable steps to allow you to amend, delete or limit the use of your Personal Data. You can contact us to make the required changes for you: firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can also unsubscribe from our mailing list via the ‘unsubscribe’ link in the footer of our newsletters or by contacting us directly to request that we remove you from our mailing list: email@example.com.
If you wish to know which Personal Data we hold about you, or if you would like this to be removed from our systems, please contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note that we may ask you to verify your identity before responding to such requests.
We may employ third party companies (Service Providers) to assist us in analyzing how our platform is used. These Service Providers have access to your Personal Data to perform these tasks on our behalf and may not use or disclose it to another party for any other purpose.
We may use third party Service Providers to monitor and analyze the use of our platform.
Google Analytics is a service offered by Google that tracks and reports website traffic. Google uses this data to track and monitor the use of our platform and this data may be shared with other Google services including Google’s own advertising network.
You can opt-out or customize Google Analytics for Display Ads by visiting Google Ads Settings.
You can also install the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on to prevent your data from being collected and used by Google Analytics.
For more information on the privacy practices of Google, please see Google’s Privacy Terms.
Facebook remarketing service is provided by Facebook Inc. You can learn more about interest-based advertising from Facebook by visiting this page. To opt-out from Facebook’s interest-based ads follow these instructions.
Facebook adheres to the Self-Regulatory Principles for Online Behavioural Advertising established by the Digital Advertising Alliance. You can opt-out from Facebook and other participating companies through the Digital Advertising Alliance in the USA, the Digital Advertising Alliance of Canada in Canada, or the European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance in Europe, or opt-out using your mobile device settings.
For more information on the privacy practices of Facebook, please visit Facebook’s Data Policy.
Links to Other Sites
We have no control over and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies or practices of third party websites or services.
Our Service does not address anyone under 18 years of age (“Children”).
We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 18. If you are a parent or guardian and you are aware that your child has provided us with Personal Data, please contact us. If we become aware that we have collected Personal Data from children without verification of parental consent, we take steps to remove that information from our servers.