Privacy policy

  1. Introduction
    1. European Boating Association (EBA, we and us) is committed to protecting and respecting your privacy.
    2. This policy sets out the basis on which any personal information we collect from you, or that you provide to us, on our website (the Site) will be used.
  2. Use of Personal Information
    1. You must be nominated as a representative by a full member to gain access to EBA members-only areas. When you are registered to use the site, any details you provide will be retained by us for use on future visits to the site.
    2. Any details you provide such as when completing the “Contact Us” form will be retained by us for use on future visits to the site.
    3. We use information held about you in the following ways:
      1. to respond to your comments and queries;
      2. to ensure that content from the Site is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your computer;
      3. to allow you to participate in any interactive features of our services, when you choose to do so; and
      4. to notify you about changes to our Site.
  3. Cookies
    1. This site uses some unobtrusive cookies to store information on your computer.
    2. A cookie is a small piece of information that is placed on your computer, and is used to differentiate you from other users accessing our Site.
    3. Some cookies on this site are essential, and the site won't work as expected without them. These cookies are set when you submit a form, login or interact with the site by doing something that goes beyond clicking on simple links.
    4. We also use some non-essential cookies to anonymously track visitors or enhance your experience of the site. If you're not happy with this, we won't set these cookies but some nice features of the site may be unavailable.
    5. To control third party cookies, you can also adjust your browser settings.
    6. For more information about cookies, please visit or refer to the documentation provided with your web browser software.
  4. Internet Security
    1. EBA takes the security of any personal information we hold very seriously.
    2. In addition to what the EBA does to safeguard your privacy and security, there are a number of things you can do to protect yourself from Internet fraud, like choose a password you can remember but others will not guess, change it regularly, and if you do write it down, keep it somewhere safe and secure.
    3. Where we have given you (or where you have chosen) a password which enables you to access certain features or parts of the Site, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. You must not share the password with anyone.
    4. When you have finished your session on the Site, make sure that you prevent your details being seen by anyone that you do not wish to see them. So, if you have registered and logged in, remember to log off. We also recommend you then close your browser so any history of the session is cleared.
  5. Third Party Websites
    1. 5.1 Third party internet sites that you can link to through websites are not covered by this policy, so we urge you to be careful when you enter any personal information online. The EBA accepts no responsibility or liability for these websites.
  6. Right of Access to your Personal Information
    1. If you want to know what personal information the EBA holds on you please write to: Stuart Carruthers, EBA General Secretary, c/o Royal Yachting Association, RYA House, Ensign Way, Hamble, Southampton, SO31 4YA, UK.
  7. General
    1. The European Boating Association (Europaischer Sportschiffahrtsverband, Association Européenne de Navigation de Plaisance) (EBA) is a civil, not for profit association of recreational boat users’ organisations, founded in 1982 and established as an Unincorporated Association. The Secretariat for the European Boating Association is provided by the Royal Yachting Association (RYA). The RYA’s registered office address is RYA House, Ensign Way, Hamble, Southampton SO31 4YA, UK.
  8. Updates
    1. We keep this policy under regular review and we will place any updates on this webpage. This policy was last updated on 8 April 2013.