Privacy & Legal
Last updated: March 3, 2020
Collection and Use of User Information.
Through the Website, Hinckley may collect certain types of information from and about you, and other information regarding your usage of the Website. We may collect this information in several different ways, including directly from you when you provide it to us, such as by filling in forms on the Website, and through the use of automatic data collection technologies, such as via server logs and Google Analytics (more information below).
We collect the following types of information from or about users of our Website:
- Contact Information: If you request information about Hinckley’s yachts or services, we may collect information you provide to us in connection with such activity, such as your name and email address and any messages you send us (“Contact Information”), so that we can reply to or otherwise fulfill your request.
- Usage Data: We collect details regarding your usage of the Website (“Usage Data”) to present, personalize, improve and maintain our Website.
- Metrics: We collect anonymized metrics regarding usage of the Website (“Metrics”) to present, improve and maintain our Website, and to gather aggregate information about the Website’s user base.
Automatic Data Collection Technologies
We collect Usage Data and Metrics using automatic data collection technologies, as described below.
When you interact with the Website, servers automatically record usage information that your browser or device sends such as IP address, browser type, internet service provider, referring/exit pages, operating system, date/time stamps, and related data. This information may be stored in log files, and helps us analyze how our users interact with and use the Website, compile reports on the Website’s activity, and provide maintenance and other services related to the Website’s activity and usage.
Sharing of User Information with Third Parties.
We may share the above-identified types of user information with third parties who perform services (such as hosting, content management, data storage, advertising, and data analytics) on our behalf.
In addition, we may share user information: (i) with our affiliates or any successor to all or part of our business; (ii) in order to comply with a subpoena, court order, or applicable law; and (iii) in order to protect the rights, property, or personal safety of users, us, or the public.
Security of User Information.
We take reasonable measures designed to protect user information from unauthorized access and against unlawful processing, accidental loss, destruction, and damage.
Your Choices and Rights.
Note for European Economic Area Residents: While our focus is generally on the United States, insofar as we may from time to time process personal data of individuals in the European Union, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, or the United Kingdom, which processing may be subject to the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”), please note the following:
- The Hinckley Company is headquartered in Portsmouth, Rhode Island, in the United States.
- We will only process your personal data to the extent applicable law allows us to do so.
- The United States has not sought nor received a finding of “adequacy” from the European Union under Article 45 of the GDPR. We rely on derogations for specific situations as set forth in Article 49 of the GDPR. In particular, we collect and transfer to the U.S. personal information only: with your consent; to perform a contract with you; or to fulfill a compelling legitimate interest in a manner that does not outweigh your rights and freedoms.
- If you have any complaints regarding our privacy practices or how we handle any requests you make in accordance with the “Rights and Requests” section above (which requests you may have a legal right to make and we may have a legal obligation to honor, as dictated by applicable law), you may also lodge a complaint with your national data protection authority.
Hinckley does not knowingly collect personal information from children under the age of 13 (or 16 in Europe). If we learn that we have collected personal information from children under the age of 13 (or older, if applicable law provides for different protections), then unless we obtain parental consent to use or maintain that information, we will delete it.
This notice applies to information that identifies, relates to, describes, is capable of being associated with, or could reasonably be linked, directly or indirectly, with you or your household, such as a real name, alias, postal address, unique personal identifier, online identifier Internet Protocol address, email address, account name, social security number, driver’s license number, passport number, or other similar identifiers (“personal information”). Personal information does not include publicly available information and certain other information that is regulated by other applicable laws.
Right to know
You have the right to request that we disclose certain information to you about our collection of your personal information. Upon our receipt of your verified request, we will provide you with:
- The categories of personal information we have collected about you.
- The categories of sources from which we have collected your personal information.
- Our business or commercial purpose for collecting or selling your personal information.
- The categories of third parties with whom we have shared your personal information.
- The specific pieces of personal
information we have collected about you.
We do not sell your personal information; however, we are required to let you know that you have the right to request that we disclose certain information to you about our disclosures and sales of your personal information. Upon our receipt of your verified request, we will provide you with:
- The categories of personal information we have collected from you.
- The categories of personal information, if any, that we have sold about you and the categories of third parties to whom we sold such information, by category or categories of personal information for each third party to whom the personal information was sold.
- The categories of personal
information that we disclosed about you for a business purpose.
Right to opt-out
We do not sell your personal
information; however, we are required to let you know that you have the
right to opt-out of the sale of your personal information if we ever engage in
Right to delete
You have the right at any time to request that we
delete your personal information.
Right to nondiscrimination
We will not discriminate against you for exercising your rights under the CCPA, such as denying you products and services, charging you different rates or prices including use of discounts or penalties, or suggesting or providing a different level of service or quality of products to you. However, we may charge a different price or provide a different level or quality of products and services only if the price or difference is directly related to the value provided to you by your personal information.
We may offer you financial incentives, including payments to you as compensation, for collecting, selling, or deleting your personal information. We also may offer a different price, rate, level, or quality of goods or services to the consumer if that price or difference is directly related to the value provided to you by your data.
To submit a request to exercise any of your rights, please submit your request to Hinckley here. We will evaluate the request and take action where required to do so. You may also submit your request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Depending on the nature of your request, we may have to verify your identity when you contact us. We do this by:
- Requiring you to double opt-in when submitting your consumer request by email so we can verify your email address.
- Confirming your account number,
an order number and the items in such order when you identify as a
We endeavor to respond to your request as soon as we can. If we are not able to respond to your request within 45 days, we will let you know that we may require additional time (up to 90 total days).
You may also use an authorized agent to exercise your rights on your behalf. If you wish to use an authorized agent, we require that your authorized agent provides written proof to us that he or she is authorized to act on your behalf, and we may also require your authorized agent to verify his or her own identity.
We are not able to respond to more than one “Right to Know” request from a consumer in any 12-month period.