Privacy

RYO Clubs PRIVACY POLICY

Your privacy is important to RYO Clubs. Therefore, RYO Clubs is committed to respecting your privacy and the confidentiality of your personal data, traffic data and communications content.

RYO Clubs Inc. and /or RYO Clubs Communications, both incorporated under the laws of Delaware, collect and process your personal information under this Privacy Policy. RYO Clubs Inc., a company, that collects and processes personal information for members of RYO Clubs Manager™ in the United States.

This Privacy Policy is designed to assist you in understanding how RYO Clubs uses and safeguards the information you provide in using RYO Clubs's peer-to-peer VoIP software, RYO Clubs's websites and/or RYO Clubs's products.

1. WHAT IS RYO Clubs AND WHAT PRODUCTS DOES IT OFFER?

RYO Clubs Software offers the RYO Clubs software, RYO Clubs Inc. offers RYO Clubs Manager, an online membership program and RYO Clubs products purchased through RYO Clubs Manager to customers in the United States

2. WHAT INFORMATION DOES RYO Clubs USE?

RYO Clubs may gather and use information about you, including (but not limited to) information in the following categories:

(a) Identification data (e.g. name, address, telephone number, mobile number, email address);

(b) Profile information (e.g. age, sex, country of residence and any information that you choose to make available to others as part of your RYO Clubs user profile);

(c) Electronic identification data (e.g. IP addresses, cookies);

(d) Banking and payment information (credit card information, account number);

(e) Survey results;

(f) information about your usage of and interaction with the RYO Clubs software, our products and websites including computer and connection information, device capability, bandwidth, statistics on page views, and traffic to and from our websites;

(g) Products or services ordered and delivered;

(j) List of your contacts;

(k) Your user profile;

(l) Your username and password for other email accounts where you have provided this to us and requested us to search for your friends on RYO Clubs (Please note that RYO Clubs does not retain this information or use it for any other purpose);

(m) Correspondence between you and RYO Clubs;



3. HOW DOES RYO Clubs USE THIS INFORMATION AND FOR WHAT PURPOSE?

Our primary purpose in collecting information is to provide you with a safe, smooth, efficient, and customized experience. RYO Clubs collects and uses, or has third party service providers acting on RYO Clubs’s behalf collecting and using, personal data relating to you, as permitted or necessary to:

4. OUR DISCLOSURE OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION

Except as provided below, RYO Clubs shall not sell, rent, trade or otherwise transfer any personal and/or traffic data or communications content to any third party without your explicit permission, unless it is obliged to do so under applicable laws or by order of the competent authorities.

RYO Clubs may disclose personal information to respond to legal requirements, to protect RYO Clubs’s interests, to enforce our policies or to protect anyone's rights, property, or safety.

In order to provide you with RYO Clubs products you have requested, RYO Clubs may sometimes, if necessary, share your personal data with RYO Clubs’s group companies.

Some RYO Clubs products may be co-branded and offered together with or via a partner company. If you register for or use such products, you consent to both RYO Clubs and the partner company’s use of personal data collected in connection with the co-branded product. RYO Clubs may offer its products in connection with other websites or services or may team with other online services to give you the combined results of both products/services or additional services and benefits. To determine whether you would benefit from the combined offer, if you have provided your consent, RYO Clubs may match your email address, and email addresses of your contacts against email addresses you have provided to the third party website/service provider.


Your information may be stored and processed in any country in which RYO Clubs and its group companies maintain facilities, including outside of the US. In this regard, or for purposes of sharing or disclosing data in accordance with this article 4, RYO Clubs reserves the right to transfer information outside of your country. By using RYO Clubs software, RYO Clubs's websites or RYO Clubs products you consent to any such transfer of information outside of your country. As RYO Clubs continues to develop its business, RYO Clubs might sell or buy subsidiaries or business units. In such transactions as well as in the event RYO Clubs or substantially all of its assets are acquired by a third party, personal information of RYO Clubs users will generally be one of the transferred business assets. We reserve the right to include your personal information, collected as an asset, in any such transfer to a third party.

5. WHAT ARE COOKIES AND GIFS HOW DOES RYO Clubs USE THEM?

Cookies are pieces of information that the browser of the RYO Clubs software client or your internet browser may store on your computer's hard drive. Cookies enable RYO Clubs to: recognize you or your preferences, gain information about the use of its websites, and help us to improve our products and websites. This information may be analyzed by third parties on our behalf.

The Help option on the toolbar of most browsers will tell you how to prevent your browser from accepting new cookies, how to have the browser notify you when you receive a new cookie, or how to disable cookies altogether. RYO Clubs software browser cookies can be disabled by: accessing the File menu from your RYO Clubs software client toolbar, choosing the Privacy option and unchecking the ‘Allow RYO Clubs Browser Cookies’ box. Please bear in mind that some personalized services may not be available if you choose to disable cookies.

Clear Gifs

RYO Clubs web pages may include clear gifs. Clear gifs (also known as web-beacons) are tiny graphics with a unique identifier, which are used to count your visits to the page (but which do not retain any personally identifiable information). In addition, RYO Clubs uses clear gifs in our HTML-based emails to let us know which emails have been opened and acted upon. This allows us to gauge the effectiveness of certain communications and the effectiveness of our marketing campaigns.

Third Party Advertising

RYO Clubs’s advertisements appearing on third party websites are delivered to you by our carefully selected ad-serving partners (“Ad-Serving Partners”). RYO Clubs and our Ad-Serving Partners may use non-personally identifiable information about your relationship with RYO Clubs’s websites in order to provide RYO Clubs advertisements likely to be of greater interest to you and to help us measure and improve the performance of our advertising campaigns. RYO Clubs and our Ad-Serving Partners typically use a cookie or web-beacon to collect this information.


If you choose to opt-out, RYO Clubs's advertisements will still be delivered to you but no information about your relationship with RYO Clubs's websites will be available for this purpose.

6. YOUR USER PROFILE

Your user profile is the information provided by you at registration which is displayed in your RYO Clubs profile in the RYO Clubs software client.

7. LINKED WEBSITES AND THIRD PARTY APPLICATIONS

RYO Clubs websites may contain links that will let you leave RYO Clubs's website and access another website. Linked websites are not under the control of RYO Clubs and it is possible that these websites have a different privacy policy. The Privacy Policy applies solely to personal information that is acquired on the websites or through your use of the RYO Clubs software, RYO Clubs products and/or your relationship with RYO Clubs, so RYO Clubs urges you to be careful when you enter any personal information online. RYO Clubs accepts no responsibility or liability for these other websites.

If you use any extras, plug-ins or third party applications together with the RYO Clubs software (“Applications”), the provider of such Applications may obtain access to certain personal information about you. RYO Clubs does not and cannot control how the provider of Applications may use any personal information connected in connection with such Applications. Please ensure that you review any privacy policies or other terms applicable to the use of such Application before installation.

8. HOW DOES RYO Clubs PROTECT YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION?

RYO Clubs shall take appropriate organizational and technical measures to protect the personal data and traffic data provided to it or collected by it with due observance of the applicable obligations and exceptions under the relevant legislation. Your personal and traffic data can only be accessed by authorized employees or consultants of RYO Clubs or the concerned RYO Clubs group entities that need to have access to this data in order to be able to fulfil their given duties.

9. PERSONAL DATA OF FRIENDS

You may be interested in inviting your friends to join RYO Clubs. In the event you wish to use RYO Clubs's referral service, you will be directed to a webpage and will have the possibility of adding one or more email addresses in an online form. The information entered in this form, will only be used for the purposes of automatically generating an email message to these potential RYO Clubs users. By entering your friend’s email address you are confirming that your friend has consented to the supply of their details. RYO Clubs may identify you as the person who has made the referral in the email sent to your friend.

10. CONTACTING YOU

RYO Clubs may from time to time ask you to provide information on your experiences which will be used to measure and improve quality. You are at no time under any obligation to provide any of such data. Any and all information which is voluntarily submitted in feedback forms on the website or any survey that you accept to take part in is used for the purposes of reviewing this feedback and improving the RYO Clubs software, RYO Clubs products and websites.

RYO Clubs may contact you to send you messages about faults and service issues. Further, RYO Clubs reserves the right to use email, the RYO Clubs software or SMS to notify you of any eventual claims related to your use of RYO Clubs software, the RYO Clubs websites and/or RYO Clubs products, including without limitation claims of violation of third party rights.


If you have registered for or use co-branded RYO Clubs products, the emails or SMS that you receive may be from our partner company, acting on RYO Clubs’s behalf.

11. CAN THIS PRIVACY POLICY BE MODIFIED?

RYO Clubs reserves the right to modify the provisions of this Privacy Policy if deemed necessary. We will inform you of these changes by publishing the revised Privacy Policy. The revised Privacy Policy shall become effective within thirty (30) days of such publishing, unless you expressly accept the revised Policy earlier. You agree that the express acceptance by you, or your continued use of the RYO Clubs software or RYO Clubs products after the notice period of thirty (30) days, shall constitute your acceptance of the Privacy Policy.

12. WHAT RIGHTS DO YOU HAVE AND HOW CAN YOU CONTACT RYO Clubs?

You have the right to access and, where relevant, to amend your personal information. Some of your information may be viewed or edited online by signing into your account page on www.RYO Clubs.com. We will respond to requests to view, correct, complete or remove your personal information within a reasonable period of time and upon verification of your identity.

RYO Clubs will use all reasonable endeavours to accommodate requests to delete personal information unless it is required to be retained by law or for lawful business purposes. However, please note that due to the technical nature of the peer to peer network, it can sometimes take up to two weeks before your RYO Clubs ID disappears completely from the peer to peer network. Your details may still appear in the search directory during this time.

13. HOW LONG IS YOUR PERSONAL DATA KEPT BY RYO Clubs?

RYO Clubs will retain your information for as long as is necessary to: (1) fulfil any of the Purposes (as defined in article 3 of this Privacy Policy) or (2) comply with applicable legislation, regulatory requests and relevant orders from competent courts.

Retention of Instant Messages.

Your chat communications content may be stored by RYO Clubs (a) to convey and synchronise your messages and (b) to enable you to retrieve your chat history where possible. Chat history messages will be stored for a maximum of 30 days. RYO Clubs will at all times take appropriate technical and security measures to protect your information. By using this product, you consent to the storage of your chat communications as described above.

© RYO Clubs – Last revised: March 2012