WEBSITE POLICY

Policy statement

Questions and comments concerning the Eden Divers Website Policy should be addressed to the Chairman and made in the first instance by contacting info@eden-divers.com.

Eden Divers will use Computer Systems connected to the Internet for the purposes of providing services to its members and others as it sees fit.

Eden Divers will make its best endeavours to comply with all relevant European and UK law governing the operation of computer systems, electronic information provision, electronic publishing and data processing.

Website content and accessibility

Eden Divers will not tolerate the use of its Websites for the purposes of harassment, discrimination or any other purpose that may be regarded as threatening toward an individual.

Eden Divers will make its best endeavours to avoid exclusion or discrimination by way of poorly designed electronic content.

Eden Divers are welcoming and responsive to comments and suggestions from all those that may be affected by the design of electronic content or operation of computer systems which are directly controlled by Eden Divers. Concerns should be addressed to the Chairman and made in the first instance by contacting info@eden-divers.com.

Eden Divers aims to remove all and any content that it deems to be inappropriate at the earliest opportunity possible.

Interactive website content

Interactive content comprises text graphics and other media that may be made available on Eden Divers websites in real time by persons outside the direct control of Eden Divers.

Interactive content may include but is not limited to;

  • Electronic Discussion forums.

  • File attachments.

  • Real time messaging systems.

  • Content Management Systems.

  • Web logs.

  • Interactive content is accepted at the sole discretion of Eden Divers' committee and those properly delegated to represent it.

Content which is deemed inappropriate in the opinion of Eden Divers will be removed at the earliest opportunity.

Additional Policies and Guidelines for Interactive Content


Eden Divers' Electronic privacy policy


Policy statement

Questions and comments concerning The Eden Dovers Electronic Privacy Policy should be addressed to the Chairman and made in the first instance by contacting info@eden-divers.com.

Eden Divers will use its best endeavours to safeguard the privacy of its internet visitors.

The electronic privacy policy describes how Eden Divers may obtain and process the information that is gathered from its websites.

The Electronic Privacy Policy may be varied from time to time at the discretion of Eden Divers. Eden Divers will endeavour to ensure that a link to the current privacy policy appears on the home page of computer systems and websites that are subject to it. The current policy can be obtained on request by contacting Eden Divers.

In agreeing to provide personal information by electronic means individuals and organisations do not forfeited their rights as prescribed under the Data Protection Act 1998. Eden Divers will continue to apply the same level of care and rigour to safeguard the privacy of Eden Divers members and other visitors to its Websites.


How is personal information collected?

Personal information may be collected with the consent of the user by way of interactive submission.

Personal information may be requested in person by a member of Eden Divers.

Personal information may be collected automatically without the knowledge of the user. Use of Eden Divers websites will indicate that a user has consented to the collection of this information by Eden Divers.


What information is collected?

Eden Divers may collect personal information appropriate to the service which is requested.

In the course of operation Eden Divers may record information which is provided automatically by a users computer system without the knowledge of the user. This may include details which can be used to identify a geographic location, organisation or individual.


How does Eden Divers use this information?

There are various reasons why personal information is gathered electronically which includes but is not limited to;

  • Provision of electronic services that require a users authenticity to be established.

  • Provision of other services offered by Eden Divers.

  • Participation in electronic surveys

  • Participation in events offered by Eden Divers

Information gathered with the explicit consent of the user will only be used for the purpose for which it was intended except in those circumstances where Eden Divers must provide it to fulfil statutory obligations.

Eden Divers may use personal details to contact users directly for the purposes of obtaining further information needed to fulfil the original purpose.

Eden Divers may use personal information to contact users by electronic or physical means including but not limited to;

  • Sending e-mail to those that have requested it

  • Telephoning users to obtain additional information and clarification

  • Other electronic and physical correspondence.

Information that is gathered automatically without the explicit consent of the user will not be used by Eden Divers to identify an individual. Eden Divers may use this information for the purposes of demographic and statistical reporting with the purpose of enhancing the services that it offers to Eden Divers members and other users. BSAC may make this information available to others to fulfil its statutory obligations.

Eden Divers email

Eden Divers will endeavour to use e-mail addresses supplied to it conscientiously and with due regard for the wishes of the owner of the address.

Individuals related to a commercial organisation may receive e-mail from Eden Divers on behalf of the commercial organisation where a relationship between Eden Divers and the commercial organisation has been previously established.

Eden Divers will contact all members for whom it has an email address regarding essential club business. These include Notification of AGM and accounts. These emails will be sent as and when required, at an expected frequency of once per year.

Eden Divers will contact all members for whom it has an email address when significant changes to the benefits offered to members occur. This will be by invite to view the relevant Eden Divers website rather than direct selling. The frequency of these emails is anticipated to be no more than 3-4 per year.

Eden Divers will email individual members for whom it has an email address when they have achieved a new diving or instructing grade to advise on routes for further training and invite them to complete a survey. Eden Divers may securely disclose email addresses to a third party. The emails addresses may only be used for Eden Divers business (for example email transmission and surveys) and shall not be retained by the third party.


Eden Divers email mailing lists

Eden Divers may operate a number of automated electronic mailing lists to provide services and benefits to Eden Divers members and others in a timely and convenient manner.

Eden Divers will at all times comply with UL law covering the sending of unsolicited commercial electronic mail (spam).

Individuals receiving e-mail from Eden Divers electronic mailing lists will;

  • Have provided an e-mail address to Eden Divers.

  • Consented to Eden Divers sending e-mail to the address provided (opt in).

  • Be provided with instructions to be removed from the e-mail list within each and every correspondence made on behalf of the list.

What information may Eden Divers store on a user's computer?

Information that is obtained by users of Eden Divers websites may be stored persistently by the users computer. This may occur by interactive or automatic means and is beyond the control of Eden Divers.

In order to provide electronic services in a timely and convenient manner it may be necessary for Eden Divers to store information on a users computer system by way of an electronic token known as a cookie. Such a token will contain only the information necessary to operate the service and is the only means by which Eden Divers will store information onto a users computer without the express knowledge and consent of the user.

Token files created by Eden Divers will;

  • be obviously identifiable

  • may not interfere with the operation of the users computer in any other way


How may BSAC disclose information to third parties?

Eden Divers may disclose your personal information and any information gathered automatically when required by law or in the good-faith believe that such actions are necessary to;

  • Conform to the edicts of the law or comply with a legal process served on Eden Divers

  • Protect and defend the rights or property of The Eden Divers, or visitors to the Eden Divers Websites

  • Identify persons who may be violating the law, the legal notice, or the rights of third parties;

  • Cooperate with the investigations of purported unlawful activities.


Security

Eden Divers will take reasonable precautions to ensure that the personal data it gathers in the course of operating electronic computer systems will be kept securely and within the control of Eden Divers at all times.

Eden Divers will take reasonable precautions to ensure that all representations made for and on behalf of Eden Divers will be clearly identifiable.

Data Protection

Under the Data Protection Act 1998 a user within the United Kingdom can make a formal request for the following information to be disclosed;

  • Clarification that their personal data is being processed by Eden Divers

  • A description and copy of such personal information

  • The reasons why such data is being processed

  • Details of to whom they are or may be disclosed

Eden Divers reserves the right to charge an administration fee commensurate with the time and expertise needed to provide such information.