Your privacy is important to us. Please read below to learn how we at Snowflake Ski Club collect, use, and secure your personal information. Our goal is to provide you with the best booking experience possible and we are committed to protecting your privacy and creating a safe and secure online environment for anyone who visits and books on our website, located at www.snowflakeclub.org. Finally, it describes your choices regarding the use, access and correction of your personal information. By using the Site you agree to the terms of this Privacy Statement and you expressly consent to the collection, use and disclosure of your Personal Data as described herein.
Information Snowflake Club Collects From You
We collect information from you, including information that directly or indirectly identifies you (“Personal Data”), to provide you with better services. In some cases, the information we request may be Personal Data in order to fulfill an order and enable you to use certain services on this Site. For example:
When you place an order for membership, trips other products, we request certain Personal Data from you on our order form. You must provide contact information such as:
- First and last name
- Email address
- Phone number
- Billing address
- Financial information such as credit card number, expiration date and security code.
- First and last name, gender, age, and ski/snowboard ability level. The primary use of this information is for billing purposes and to complete the transaction / trip and lesson roster. If we have trouble processing an order, we will use this information to contact you. If you create an account, you must provide your first and last name, email address and a password. In some cases, you might also provide a mailing address, phone number. We retain information on your behalf, such as itineraries or other files that you store using your account.
- In addition, we will also collect the personal information that you provide when you:
- Register to use our Website or use certain features of our Website
- Utilize a social media platform
- Contact us through our website
- Provide information in public forums
In addition to information we collect to complete a purchase, when you use our Site we automatically collect information which helps us improve our Site. We do not link this automatically collected data to other information we collect about you. We gather this information to analyze trends and performances over time to make our Site and services more useful to you. Snowflake Club uses third-party service providers to help us gather and analyze information about our customers. These service providers are contractually restricted from using your information in any manner other than in helping us to provide you with the products and services available on our Site. For example:
We collect the type of device you use, operating system version, and the device identifier (or “UDID”). We collect your location based information for the purpose of locating a bus stop that you may be searching for in your area.
For all Snowflake Club visitors — not just registered users — our servers collect information about your Site visit, such as IP address, browser type, domain names, operating system, access times, duration of visit, referring URL, platform, new/repeat information, timestamp and exit page information. We associate this information with Personal Data about you if you have registered on the Site.
How We Use the Information You give Us
The data we gather is used to process your purchase, respond to your requests, contact you if problems arise and, if you have selected to receive them, send you promotional messages. We use this information to:
- Enable you to use our website.
- Identify you as a user in our system.
- Provide improved administration of our Site and services.
- Send you administrative email notifications, such as security or support and maintenance advisories.
- Detect and prevent fraud, spam, abuse, and other harmful activity.
- Conduct risk assessments.
- Personalize or customize your experience in a number of ways, for example, by displaying search results near you or showing ads based on your search and booking history.
- Provide customer service.
- Send you promotional messages, marketing, or other information that may be of interest to you based on your communication preferences.
- Target content on our Site to more closely match your interests.
How Your Information is Protected
We take several measures to ensure the integrity and confidentiality of all information we collect from our customers. When you enter Personal Data on our order forms, or our registration, we encrypt that information using Transport Layer Security technology (TLS).
We also require you to enter a password to access your Account and follow generally accepted industry standards to protect the Personal Data submitted to us. We follow generally accepted industry standards to protect the Personal Data submitted to us, both during transmission and once we receive it. No method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure, however. Therefore, while we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your Personal Data, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.
If you have any questions about security on our Site, you can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
With whom your information may be shared
When you make a purchase with Snowflake Club, the Personal Data you provide will be shared with the third parties necessary to complete your purchase transaction, all of which are required not to use your information other than to provide the services requested by Snowflake Club.
To charge you for your transaction, we share your name, billing address, and credit card number with the credit card authorization company.
Snowflake Club may also share your Personal Data with third party service providers to conduct quality assurance testing, to facilitate the creation of accounts, to provide technical support (including through live chat software) and to provide other services to Snowflake Club.
Sharing Non-Personal Data
From time to time, we may share general statistical information about our Site and visitors — such as number of visitors, aggregate and non-personally identifiable demographic data, number and type of goods and services booked, etc. — with our third-party advertisers and partners. However, we do not reveal your name, address or other Personal Data for anything other than the use it was originally intended without giving you the opportunity to opt-out of the disclosure.
Sharing Personal Data by Law
Regardless of any choices you make regarding your Personal Data, in certain situations, Snowflake Club may disclose information about you to others if we have a good faith belief that we are required to do so by law or legal process or in response to lawful requests by public authorities, including to meet national security or law enforcement requirements, to respond to claims, or to protect the rights, property or safety of Snowflake Club or others. This includes, but is not limited to, customer fraud, technical malfunctions or abuse of our network or systems. We also may provide customer information to third parties, such as credit card companies, for the purpose of resolving disputes that arise in the normal course of business. Except as otherwise stated above, Snowflake Club will not disclose your Personal Data to any third party without your consent.
This Site contains links to other sites that are not owned or controlled by Snowflake Club. Please be aware that when you click on a link to any other website or location, such as a payment processing site, you will leave our Site and go to another site and another entity may collect Personal Data from you. Snowflake Club does not control or review these outside sites or content and is not responsible for the privacy practices of such sites. This Privacy Statement applies only to information collected by this Site.
Affiliates and Acquisitions
We may share some or all of your Personal Data with: (a) our subsidiaries, joint ventures, or other companies under common control (“Affiliates”), in which case we will require our Affiliates to honor this Privacy Statement, and(b) potential purchasers or investors in the company subject to confidentiality obligations by such entities. In the event that Snowflake Club or substantially all of Snowflake Club’s assets are acquired, customer information may be transferred to Snowflake Club’s successor company. In the event such a transfer occurs, your Personal Data will be subject to the same protection as it was prior to the transfer.
What Choices Are Available?
You have the right to access, rectify, download or erase your information, as well as the right to restrict and object to certain processing of your information. If you would like to exercise such rights, send an email to email@example.com. We will consider your request in accordance with applicable laws.
Our web site may offer publicly accessible blogs or community forums. You should be aware that any information you provide in these areas may be read, collected, and used by others who access them. To request removal of your Personal Data from any of our blogs or community forums, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. In some cases, we may not be able to remove your personal information, in which case we will let you know if we are unable to do so and why.
Snowflake Club adheres to the Digital Advertising Alliance’s Self-Regulatory Principles for Online Behavioral Advertising. We partner with a third party ad network to either display advertising on our web site or to manage our advertising on other sites.
Children are not eligible to make purchases on our Site and we ask that anyone under the age of 18 not submit any Personal Data to us. Snowflake Club does not knowingly collect Personal Data from anyone under the age of 18 except if this information is provided by a parent or legal guardian for the sole purpose of renting ski or snowboard equipment.
Notification of Changes
This Privacy Statement is subject to occasional revision, and if we make any material changes in the way we use your Personal Data, we will notify you by sending you an email to the last email address you provided to us and/or by prominently posting notice of the changes on our Site. Any changes to this Privacy Statement will be effective upon the earlier of thirty (30) calendar days following our dispatch of an email notice to you or thirty (30) calendar days following our posting of notice of the changes on our Site. These changes will be effective immediately for new users of our Site. Please note that at all times you are responsible for updating your account to provide us with your most current email address. In the event that the last email address that you have provided us is not valid, or for any reason is not capable of delivering to you the notice described above, our dispatch of the email containing such notice will nonetheless constitute effective notice of the changes described in the notice. In any event, changes to this Privacy Statement may affect our use of Personal Data that you provided us prior to our notification to you of the changes. If you do not wish to permit changes in our use of your Personal Data, you must notify us prior to the effective date of the changes that you wish to deactivate your Account with us. Continued use of our Site or service, following notice of such changes shall indicate your acknowledgement of such changes and agreement to be bound by the terms and conditions of such changes.
Opt Out Opportunity
We provide you the opportunity to opt-out of having your Personal Data used for certain purposes when we ask for such information. If you no longer wish to receive free newsletters or promotional communications from us, you may opt-out of receiving them by following the instructions included at the bottom of each communication, by emailing us at email@example.com unsubscribing from any of our email communications. You cannot opt out of receiving transactional emails related to your account or your use of the Site.
To opt out of push notifications, if applicable, please go to device settings to turn off notifications. You may opt out of location based services at any time by editing the setting at the device level.
If you have questions or concerns regarding your privacy or security on our Site, feel free to contact us by email or postal mail. Our customer care associates are available to answer your questions or address your concerns.
WILLIAMS SKI AND PATIO
1672 OLD SKOKIE RD., HIGHLAND PARK IL 60035