Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy & GDPR Compliance

GENERAL

The use of the electronic pages and services provided to the visitor/user by the website https://ricardobythesea.com/ hereinafter referred to as “the company”, requires your unconditional agreement with the Privacy Policy on the Protection of Personal Data of this website. Therefore, the visitor/user must carefully read the contents of this page before using the services of our website. If he/she does not agree, he/she should leave it and NOT make any use of its services and contents.

This privacy policy may change from time to time in accordance with legislation or industry developments. We will not explicitly inform our customers or users of our website of these changes. Instead, we encourage you to check this page occasionally for any changes to this privacy policy. Your continued use of the https://ricardobythesea.com/ website, even after any changes to the Privacy Policy, constitutes your unconditional acceptance of these terms.

Protection of personal data

We collect and process your personal data only when absolutely necessary.

We will never sell, rent, distribute, or disclose in any way your personal data.

If you are under the age of 16, you MUST have parental consent before using the services on this site.

Relevant legislation

Alongside our internal IT systems, this website is designed to comply with the following legislation/regulations in terms of protecting the personal data of users:

EU Data Protection Directive 1995 (DPD)

EU General Data Protection Regulation 2018 (GDPR).

GDPR GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation).Personal information collected by this website and why we collect it. Personal information collected by this website and why we collect it.

This website collects and uses personal information for the following reasons:

Monitoring website traffic

Like most websites, this site uses Google Analytics (GA) to track user activity. Like most websites, most of our users use GA to track the number of people who use our site, to better understand how they find and use our websites, and to see their path through the site. We use this data to determine the number of people who use our site, to better understand how they find and use our websites, and to see their path through the site. Although GA records data such as your geographic location, device, internet browser and operating system, none of this information makes you personally known to us. GA also records your computer’s IP address, which could be used to identify you, but Google does not provide us with access to this. We consider Google to be a third party data controller which is compliant with the requirements of European law.

Contact forms and email links

Should you choose to contact us using a contact form or one of our email links, none of the data you provide will be stored by this website or transferred or processed by any third party data processor, as defined below in the section “Our third party data processors”. Instead, this data will be sent to us by an email message via the SMTP (Simple Mail Transfer Protocol). Our SMTP servers are protected by TLS (sometimes known as SSL) security protocol, which means that email content is encrypted before it is sent over the internet. Email content is decrypted by our local computers and devices.

About cookies

What is a cookie?

The term “cookie” refers to a small data file consisting solely of a series of textual information that the website transfers to the web browser located on your computer’s hard drive, either temporarily throughout your visit or sometimes for longer periods, depending on the type of cookie. Cookies perform various functions (for example, they distinguish you from other visitors to the same website or remember certain things about you, such as your preferences) and are used by most websites to improve your experience as their user.

Each cookie is unique to your browser and contains certain anonymous information. A cookie usually contains the name of the domain from which the cookie came, the “lifetime” of the cookie, and a value (usually in the form of a randomly generated unique number).

Types of cookies

The main types of cookies that websites may use are described below

Session cookies These are temporary cookies that remain in your device’s browser cookie file only during your visit and are deleted when you close the browser.

Persistent cookies These remain in your device’s browser cookie file even after you close the browser, sometimes for a year or more (the exact length of stay depends on the lifetime of each cookie). Persistent cookies are used when the website administrator may need to know who you are for more than one visit (e.g. to remember your username or your preferences for website customisation).

First-party cookies These are cookies that are installed in your browser and/or on your device’s hard drive by the website you are visiting. This involves assigning a unique identifier to you for the purpose of tracking your browsing of the website. Website operators often use first-party cookies to manage visits and for identification purposes.

Third-party cookies These are cookies used by third parties, such as social networks, to track your visits to the various websites on which they advertise. The site administrator has no control over these third-party cookies.

The cookies on this website and how to manage them

On this website, we use cookies to improve the experience of using the website for its visitors. The functionality of the website will be significantly affected if you disable or do not accept the use of cookies.

Below is information about the third party cookies we use on this website, including how to disable them and the effect of disabling them on the operation of the website. If you would like more information on how to manage certain types of cookies, including how to control or delete them, please visit: www.aboutcookies.org .

Google Analytics cookies

Google Analytics cookies are analytics/performance tracking cookies that allow us to collect anonymous information about how visitors use our website. These cookies can tell us about how many visitors use the site, the time and duration of access, and also provide information about how visitors navigate to different parts of the site. This information helps us to improve the way our website works. It is anonymous information and does not contain any personal data.

The information collected by Google Analytics cookies about our website is transferred to and stored on Google’s servers in accordance with Google’s privacy policy.

For more information regarding Google Analytics, please click on https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245

You can disable tracking by Google Analytics by clicking on https://tools.go ogle.com/dlpa ge/gaoptout?hl =en=GB

If you disable these cookies your use of the website will not be counted, nor will it be used in the statistics we collect to improve the services we provide through the website. The functionality of the website will not be affected.

Cookies from video service providers (Google, Vimeo, DailyMotion, etc.)

These providers may place cookies on your device if you watch videos on our website which they provide to us as an external service.

If you disable these cookies, you may not be able to view embedded videos from our site.

Cookies from social networks

Third party social networks may place cookies on your device if you choose to share material from our site with them by clicking on one of the embedded “share” buttons.

If you disable these cookies, the “share” function will not be available.

About the server of this website

All web traffic (file transfer) between this website and your browser is encrypted and transferred via the HTTPS protocol using SSL (Secure Sockets Layer).

Our third party data processors

We use a number of third party processors to process personal data for us. These operators have been carefully selected to comply with the legislation referred to in this document.

Data breaches

For any personal information stored in our database, all necessary measures will be taken to safeguard it.

We will report any unlawful breach of this website’s database or any third party data processor’s database to anyone and everyone directly concerned as well as the and authorities within 72 hours of the breach, where it is apparent that personal data stored in an identifiable form has been stolen.