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Effective date: 1st September 2010 (last updated 15th April 2020)

YOTSPOT.COM and The Yotspot Connect App ("CB Media Group Ltd", "we", "us", "our"), has created this privacy policy ("Policy") to explain our privacy practices. The Policy outlines when and how personal information is collected, used, disclosed and protected with respect to our services ("Service"), The Yotspot Connect App and web site ("Site") located at https://www.yotspot.com and https://www.yotspotconnect.com

[By using the Service and/or Application, you consent to the privacy practices described below.] We reserve the right to change this Policy at any time. If we make any changes to our Policy, we will post a new policy on our Site and update the "last updated" date set above. Therefore, we encourage you to check our Policy whenever you use the Service to see if it has been updated since your last visit. We will use information in accordance with the most up to date privacy policy.

If you have any questions or comments about this Policy, the privacy practices of the Service, or your dealings with CB Media Group Ltd, please contact us at: enquiries@yotspot.com.

To view our Terms and Conditions please visit https://www.yotspot.com/terms-and-conditions.html.

Information About You

We collect two basic types of information with our Service, namely personal information and aggregate information. Personal information is information that is directly associated with a specific person or entity such as a user's name, postal or zip code, geographical location, user-chosen ID and password, or information about activities that is directly linked to that person. Personal information does not include aggregate information.

Aggregate information is data we collect about a group or category of services or users from which individual user identities have been removed. In other words, information on how you use our Service may be collected and combined with information about how others use the Service, but no personal information will be included in the resulting data. Aggregate data helps us understand trends in our users' needs so that we can better consider new features or otherwise tailor our Service. We may share aggregate information about our users with third parties for various purposes, including helping us better understand and improve our Service, and for advertising and marketing purposes.

Information You Give Us

We collect information you give us at various times when you register with us and use our Service or Application. Examples include the following:

Registration and Transaction Information

When you register to use the Service, we may collect contact information about you including, for example, your name and location, and you will be asked to create a user-chosen ID and password for your use when accessing the Service. In addition, we may collect images, pictures, data files, and written descriptions or statements about you.

Submissions and Customer Service

We may collect information that identifies you personally when you send us comments, questions or suggestions, or if you send to us job applications, resumes, or other business-related contacts.

Automatically collected information

We automatically receive certain types of information whenever you interact with us. For example, when you use the Service and/or Application, our systems automatically collect your IP address and the type of browser you use.

We may also collect standard access information, such as time and date of accessing the Service, and usage of the Service. We use such information to help manage the effectiveness of our online advertising and to gather access information, such as counting the users who have visited those pages and compiling aggregated statistics about service usage. Automatically collected information does not contain any personal information and we do not link such automatically collected information to personal information about you.

Cookies

How can I stop receiving cookies from Yotspot?

If you wish to reject cookies on Yotspot you can do so by going to the privacy settings in your browser. Please note by not accepting cookies you will be able to access those parts of our Site available to the general public, but not some of the Site's features or services, and you may have a less satisfactory experience.

What is a cookie?

A cookie is an alphanumeric identifier which we transfer to your hard drive through your web browser when you visit our Site. It enables our own system to recognize you when you visit our Site again and improve our Service by seeing which areas and features are most popular; to personalize the Site and improve the Site experience; to allow you to visit the Site without re-entering your member ID and/or password; and to track and complete transactions you have requested. This traffic information can be used to enhance the content of our Site and make your use of it easier. If you wish to reject our cookie, you can configure your browser to do so. If you reject our cookies, you will be able to access those parts of our Site available to the general public, but not some of the Site's features or services, and you may have a less satisfactory experience.

Cookies Yotspot Uses:

Cookie Name Cookie Purpose
PHPSESSID Used for the ID of the current user's session. This is necessary for us to display specific information for each user
search---index Makes sure the last selected tab is selected when user returns to page.
tab--courseprofilebook Used to remember if you had the "book online" or "enquire now" tab open.
tab--jobprofile Used to remember how you had the job profile page displayed.
last-page This stores the last page visited which allows the above tab selections to work.
cookiepopup Used to remember if you have closed the cookie policy popup, so it won't show again for a month.

Cookies set by 3rd Parties:

Cookie Name Cookie Purpose
_ga, _gid, _gat: This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses "cookies", which are text files placed on your computer to help the website analyse how visitors use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States . Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above. To opt out of Google Analytics please go to the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout
__stripe_sid, __stripe_mid These allows us to securely take payment for subscriptions and course payments. By making payment for a subscription or course this cookie will be stored on your device or computer.
stripe.com Used by stripe so they can communicate with us to be able to make payment. By making payment for a subscription or course this cookie will be stored on your device or computer.

Click here to delete all Yotspot cookies stored on your device or computer

Cookies on 3rd party sites:

If you click on adverts, blogs and links displayed on Yotspot you may be directed to external sites. These 3rd party external sites may use cookies which are not included in our list above.

Web Beacons

"web beacons" (also known as Internet tags, pixel tags, single-pixel GIFs, clear GIFs, invisible GIFs, 1-by-1 GIFs, and Web bugs) are tiny graphic files placed on a web page which send a signal when a user has visited that page, allowing the site to collect standard access information, such as time and date of a page view, and a description of the page on which the web beacon resides. We use web beacons to help manage the effectiveness of our online advertising and to gather access information, such as counting the users who have visited those pages and compiling aggregated statistics about site usage; our web beacons do not contain any personal information and we do not link web beacons to personal information about you.

No Information about Children

Our Service is not intended to be used by children under the age of 18, and we do not knowingly, directly or indirectly, collect information from children under the age of 18.

Use of Personal Information

Internal Use of Personal Information

In general, we use personal information internally to serve you and enable you to take maximum advantage of our Service and/or Application. For example, to provide services or complete transactions you have requested, to anticipate and resolve problems with our Service, to respond to customer support inquiries, and to create and inform you of new products and services from CB Media Group Ltd that better meet your needs. We reserve the right to communicate with you from time to time at any of the contact points you provide to us for any of the aforementioned purposes.

Disclosure of Personal Information

We do not rent, sell, or share personal information about you with other people or non-affiliated companies without your prior consent except (ia) as necessary to complete a transaction you have requested. For example when you click 'I'm Interested' on a particular position or job offer you accept that your personal information ("Yotspot Crew Profile") will be disclosed to that employers account. When clicking “I’m Interested”, your profile, data and CV will be transferred to the relevant employer account who may download and retain a copy of your CV or distribute it to third parties. While CB Media Group Ltd makes every effort to limit access to our recruitment software to legitimate users we cannot guarantee that other parties will not gain access. We cannot control the use of your data, profile and CV by third parties who access Yotspot. Once your profile, CV and data has been transferred to an Employer Account, CB Media Group Ltd is not able to retrieve it, delete it or ensure how it is used (ib) by obtaining an active profile ("Yotspot Crew Profile") and having your profile set to being visible to employers (within crew search) you agree that your profile (and personal information) will be accessible and transferable by members of The Yotspot 24/7 Account who may wish to contact you about jobs and opportunities within the maritime industry. ("Employer Account") means any registered account which is used by Yacht Owners, Captains, Recruitment Agencies, Management Companies and Representatives for the purpose of accessing our membership service called The Yotspot 24/7 Account (crew database). While CB Media Group Ltd makes every effort to limit access to our recruitment software to legitimate users we cannot guarantee that other parties will not gain access. We cannot control the use of your data, profile and CV by third parties who access Yotspot. Once your profile, CV and data has been transferred to an Employer Account, CB Media Group Ltd is not able to retrieve it, delete it or ensure how it is used. For full terms & conditions regarding the use of The Yotspot 24/7 Account please email enquiries@yotspot.com. (ic) By completing and filling in a Yotspot Connect App Profile (“Yotspot Connect App Profile”) you agree that your profile (and personal information) will be accessible and transferable to other users of The Yotspot Connect App who you allow to follow you. You also agree that any user of the Yotspot connect app will be able to see your name and any profile picture you upload even if you have not allowed them to follow you. Users that you allow to follow you will have full access to all data you upload to your profile. While CB Media Group Ltd makes every effort to limit access to the Yotspot Connect App to legitimate users we cannot guarantee that other parties will not gain access. We cannot control the use of your data by third parties who access the Yotspot Connect App. Once your data has been transferred to another user of the Yotspot Connect App, CB Media Group Ltd is not able to retrieve it, delete it or ensure how it is used. (id) If you link your profile to a Yacht/Vessel by entering a “Yacht Name” or MMSI number users that you have allowed to follow you will be able to see what Yacht/Vessel you have linked to and will also be able to see the Yacht/Vessel’s location via our built in Marine Traffic integration. You must not link your profile to a Yacht/Vessel if you do not want other users to be able to see the name of the Yacht/Vessel’s and/or it’s location. You must not link your profile to a Yacht/Vessel if this is against any agreement you have made with your current employer and/or management company. Users that link to a Yacht/Vessel will appear in the Vessels “My Crew List”. This is not an official crew list, neither is it associated with the Yacht/Vessel in any way. CB Media Group Ltd shall have no liability for the accuracy of the information and cannot be held liable for any third party claim or losses or damages arising out of or in connection with the display of such information via the Yotspot Connect App. You should not link to a Yacht/Vessel if you do not want to appear in that Yacht/Vessels Crew List on the Yotspot Connect App. (ii) as necessary to perform internal analyses and business functions. Examples include hosting our web servers, backing up to Amazon Cloud, Stripe processing Card payments, Octobat and Xero accounting software, One Plus One Accountants, (iii) as part of a business transfer, (iv) when required by law or permitted to protect our rights, property, or safety or that of our customers, (v) to prevent fraud, or (vi) to protect against abuse, misuse or unauthorized use of our Site. These circumstances are explained as follows:

Important information regarding your current Employer

Your current employer may have an employer account with CB Media Group Ltd or be a customer of one of our clients. Your current employer may discover you are looking for work. CB Media Group Ltd cannot restrict who has access to profiles, data and CVs and cannot be held responsible for any eventuality.

Important Information about making your profile visible to employers (within "Crew Search")

Crew Search is an important part of the job seeking process and could dramatically increase your chances of securing employment. Crew Search makes your profile visible to Employer Accounts and means they can access your profile even if you have not applied to their role by clicking "I’m interested". You can Opt out of, or Opt in to, "Crew Search" at any time by changing the setting in your profile.

Important Information about your Yotspot.com profile, Yotspot Connect App Profile and CV

Information posted on your profile and on your CV may be viewed, accessed, downloaded and stored by users around the world, including users in countries outside of the EU and in countries that may not have laws and legislation that guarantees adequate protection and safeguarding of personal information as defined by your country of residence. While CB Media Group Ltd makes every effort to safeguard your information from unauthorized access or inappropriate use, CB Media Group Ltd does not control these third party users and therefore cannot guarantee who has access to your data. We cannot control the retention, privacy or use of your profile, data and CV that has been viewed or downloaded by third parties.

References

It is your responsibility to ensure that your reference has given you their permission for you to use them as a reference and for CB Media Group to store their information for referencing.

Data Retention

Event Data on the Yotspot Connect App:
If you accept an Invite to a private event on the Yotspot connect App then the host and other invitees can see you are marked as attending that event. You should not accept a private event invitation on the Yotspot Connect App If you do not wish the host or other invitees to see this data.

Location Data when using the Yotspot Connect App:
Due to the nature of the Service, the Yotspot Connect App will make use of location data sent from your devices. You can turn off this functionality at any time by turning off the location services settings for the Yotspot Connect App on the device. If you use Yotspot Connect App, you consent to us and our affiliates and licensees transmission, collection, retention, maintenance, processing and use of your location data and queries to provide and improve the location-based functionality of the Yotspot Connect App. When you use the Yotspot Connect App, you acknowledge that the Service requires the use of your location data. Your estimated location will be made available to other Yotspot Connect App users at any time. Your estimated location will be available to other users of the Yotspot Connect App in displaying the distance you are from other Yotspot Connect App users. You will also allow other Yotspot Connect App users to see the name of the town in which you are currently located. While CB Media Group Ltd will never display your precise geographical location it is possible to triangulate your position if 3 separate users congregate the displayed distances they are from you. You must not download, install or use the Yotspot Connect App if you want to keep your location private.

Please click here to see our Data Retention Policy.

How to delete or amend your Yotspot.com account

You can delete your account at any time. You can do so by logging in and clicking "Delete My Account" or "Delete Profile" in your profile. You can also edit your profile or delete files at any time by logging in. Please note that any third party or Employer Account who has had access to your profile, data or CV may have kept a copy.

How to delete or amend your Yotspot Connect App account

You can delete your account at any time. You can do so by logging in and clicking “Delete My account” or contacting a member of the Yotspot team. Please note any user who has had access to your profile or data may have kept a copy.

Third-Party Sites

Please be aware that we provide links to third-party web sites as a service to our users and we are not responsible for the privacy practices of those sites. Therefore, we encourage you to review and understand their privacy practices before providing them with information or visiting their sites.

Network and Information Security

We use commercially reasonable efforts to protect your personal information and to use and disclose it only in the manner as described above.

Your account information and access to our Service is accessible only through the use of an individual user ID and password. To protect the confidentiality of personal information, you must keep your password confidential and not disclose it to any other person. You are responsible for all uses of our Site and Service by any person using your account user ID and password. Please advise us immediately if you believe your account user ID and password have been misused.

Access and Control of Personal Information

If you are a registered user of our Service and or Application, you may view, correct, or delete your personal information by logging into the Site and editing your profile. You may request for your personal information to be completely removed from our system at any stage.

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We may contact you by email with opportunities to receive marketing information. You may opt-out of receiving marketing email communications from us by following the opt-out instructions provided in the message.

International Users

Personal information will be stored and processed on our computers in accordance with English law. If you object to your personal information being transferred or used as described in this Policy, please do not register for the Service.

Data Protection Officer

If you would like more information on how we use your data or to perform a Subject Data Request, please contact CB Media Group Ltd’s Data Protection Officer who is Daryl Bradley. Daryl can be contacted on daryl@yotspot.com or called on +447545295782.