Privacy Policy

This privacy policy discloses the privacy practices for

This Privacy Policy sets out how we will treat the personal information which you provide to us while using the website located at (the “site”) and/or the services provided from it (the “services”).  We are committed to safeguarding the privacy of our website visitors; this policy sets out how we will treat your personal information.

We may change this Privacy Policy from time to time and such changes shall be effective from the date and time the revised Privacy Policy is posted on the site.  The site, together with all its content is owned or controlled by The Yacht Racing Association of Long Island Sound, Inc. (“YRA”) unless otherwise specified.

(1) What information do we collect?

To provide the site and the services, it is necessary for us to hold and process certain personal information.  Our primary goal in collecting personal data is to provide you with a high-quality site. We may collect, store, and use the following kinds of personal information:

(a) information provided for your user profile, public profile, and registration details;

(b) information about your computer and about your visits to and use of this website (including your IP address, geographical location, browser type and version, operating system, referral source, length of visit, page views, website navigation);

(c) information relating to membership; and

(d) any other information that you choose to send to us.

(2) Cookies and site analytics

A cookie consists of information sent by a web server to a web browser and stored by the browser.  The information is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server.  This enables the web server to identify and track the web browser.  We use cookies while you access the site to avoid the need to re-enter details on different occasions, to improve the quality of our service, for storing user preferences and tracking user trends (such as how people use the site).  If you do not wish to receive cookies, you may change the settings on your computer or browser accordingly.  Note that some of the functionality of this site will be compromised by blocking cookies.

We use Google Analytics to analyze the use of this website.  Google Analytics generates statistical and other information about website use by means of cookies stored on users’ computers.  The information generated relating to our website is used to create reports about the use of the website. Google will store this information. Google’s privacy policy is available at:

(3) Using your personal information

Personal information submitted to us via this website will be used to:

(a) administer the site;

(b) improve your browsing experience by personalizing the site and to inform future developments of the site;

(c) enable your use of the services available on the site, including published member, guest, and events listings;

(d) administer and collect event registration dues and keep records of payment and non-payment;

(e) send you general (non-marketing) communications about the activities and functions of The Yacht Racing Association of Long Island Sound (“YRA”); and

(f) deal with inquiries and complaints made by or about you relating to the website.

We use to process online credit card payments.'s privacy policy is available at:

(4) Controlling, updating, accessing, and changing your personal information (including email notifications)

All your personal details are accessible by calling our membership office.

(5) Disclosures

We will not sell, distribute, or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your explicit permission or are required by law to do so.  We may disclose information about you to our members of YRA committees insofar as reasonably necessary for the purposes as set out in this privacy policy, or where the YRA needs to do so in order to run its business.

We may also disclose personal information if we believe that doing so is necessary to (a) satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process, or enforceable governmental request, (b) enforce applicable terms of service, (c) detect, prevent, or otherwise address fraud, security, or technical issues, or (d) protect against harm to the rights, property, or safety of the YRA, its members and users, or the public as required or permitted by law.

(6) Security of your personal information

We will take reasonable technical and organizational precautions to prevent the loss, misuse, or alteration of your personal information. We will store all the personal information you provide on our secure servers. All financial transactions you make with us will be encrypted using SSL technology.

Data transmission over the internet is inherently insecure and we cannot guarantee the security of data sent over the internet. The Yacht Racing Association of Long Island Sound protects the confidentiality of information members send and receive by using a system of password protection for the website and a data storage solution with built-in security features. 

You are responsible for keeping your password and user details confidential.

(8) Policy amendments

We may update this privacy policy from time-to-time by posting a new version on the site.  

(9) Third party websites

The site contains links to other websites of interest.  However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

(10) Contact Us

If you supply the YRA with your email address, you may receive periodic electronic mailings from us regarding news, services, products, regattas, or other upcoming events.  If you ever wish to stop or limit receiving such emails, please e-mail us at with the phrase "REMOVE ME FROM MAILINGS" in the subject line.

If you have any questions or concerns about the Club's privacy policy, email us at, call 516-767-9240 and ask for the Executive Director, or send your questions or concerns in writing to:

Executive Director, The Yacht Racing Association of Long Island Sound, 180 East Prospect Avenue, Mamaroneck, NY 10543