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  • PADI® and its affiliates (the PADI Companies) are committed to respecting the privacy of customers – including participants in the PADI Companies’ experience and training programs (training programs) – individuals involved in surveys and surveys. visitors on the PADI, padi.com and ScubaEarth® websites. This Privacy Policy covers personally identifiable information provided to PADI Companies during these interactions. As explained below, the information provided during various types of interactions can be treated differently. Changes to the privacy policy will be posted on this page. All changes will only apply to information collected after the date of publication of such a change. In addition, information may be provided to government agencies and other entities as required by law.

    What security is provided by PADI companies?

    PADI companies have implemented a number of security measures to maintain the confidentiality of personal information collected. These are stored in secure databases and are only accessible for the purposes listed in the privacy policy.

    PARTICIPANTS IN TRAINING PROGRAMS

    What information do PADI companies obtain?

    PADI companies can obtain name, mailing address, phone number, email address, gender, date of birth, certification / participation dates, certification level of participants in Training Programs as well as the name and number of the associated PADI Member.

    How is the information used?

    PADI Companies use participants’ information in the PADI Quality Management process, during which they are likely to receive program evaluation forms and associated correspondence. The information will also be used to send them the appropriate end-of-training products, as well as to carry out research and statistics.

    In addition, PADI Societies may use participant information to promote additional programs and training opportunities. From time to time, such information may be shared with PADI Members and industry partners for the purpose of promoting diving and its related training and related products and services when PADI Companies deem them to be of interest. for the participants. However, PADI Companies will not send any mail to individual non-professional members to directly sell PADI Companies’ products or educational programs in competition with PADI Stores or Diving Clubs. In addition, PADI Companies may not sell, trade, or rent the names and addresses of students to any third party for the purpose of selling or promoting any product that competes with the PADI Dive Center / Resort, except notice and voluntary participation of individual PADI Dive Center / Resort.

    PADI Companies may use the information to promote PADI Society training programs available through PADI Members: scuba diving, scuba diving, divers insurance and AWARE® Project programs, promotion of the services offered by PADI the PADI Dive Centers / Resorts, promoting diver membership and affiliate programs, including the PADI Diving Society (PDS) and PDS events. In addition, PADI Companies may periodically use the information to sponsor cooperative programs with the PADI Dive Centers / Resorts, for the purpose of selling certain services that are not products, such as travel.

    Participant information can also be shared with Project AWARE, a non-profit organization, to provide information on the environment and environmental opportunities.

    PADI eLearning and Touch Programs – PADI Library

    PADI, the PADI Dive Center / Resort you have chosen and / or your PADI Instructor and Digitec Interactive, LLC consider your privacy to be essential; this is why PADI has developed this Privacy Policy to explain how the information that the organization obtains from those using PADI eLearning and Touch products is used and disclosed.

    Digitec Interactive, LLC is a company with which PADI has entered into a partnership to manage the existing digital processes for PADI eLearning and Touch products, ie Registration, Secure Access, Knowledge Review necessary e-mails, etc. This Learning Management System (LMS) product developed by Digitec Interactive, LLC is managed by KnowledgeDirect WEB.

    PADI is the Professional Association of Diving Instructors (aka PADI Americas, Inc.) and is the creator of PADI dive training programs presented through PADI eLearning and Touch products.

    The PADI Dive Center / Resort (hereinafter “Institution”) represents the institution and the PADI Instructor (hereinafter “Instructor”) represents the instructor, whom you have selected to perform the PADI eLearning or Touch program.

    Your personal information is part of your privacy, and PADI warrants you not to knowingly disclose this information to anyone without your consent. PADI is committed to maintaining your privacy both during and after your use of PADI eLearning and Touch products. PADI will treat your personal data according to the highest security and confidentiality standards. By accessing or using the PADI eLearning Site or Touch Products, you agree to the terms of the PADI Privacy Policy. PADI reserves the right to change its privacy policy as it sees fit and in its sole discretion. Your use of this site and the Products will be subject to the latest version of the Privacy Policy at the time of this use.

    What information do PADI companies get?

    When you sign up for a PADI eLearning or Touch program, your personal information is entered into a database and forwarded to the institution you have chosen and to the instructor who is affiliated with or chosen by you, and to PADI and Digitec Interactive, LLC. In addition, your notes, completed questionnaires and other homework are recorded. This data is also accessible to the same entities.

    Credit card information (mailing address, card number, expiration date and phone number) is stored on a secure site and is not accessible to your institution, Instructor or Digitec Interactive, LLC. Only PADI has access to this information.

    When you send personal information through a PADI eLearning or Touch program, you understand and agree that such information may be transferred within national boundaries and may be stored and processed in any country where the Institution, Instructor, PADI, Digitec Interactive, LLC and their Affiliates and Subsidiaries have offices including, but not limited to, the United States. You also acknowledge that in certain countries or for certain activities the collection, transfer, storage and processing of your information may be performed by trusted suppliers.

    How is the information used?

    E-mail addresses are collected from those who communicate with PADI through PADI eLearning and Touch products, the Establishment and KnowledgeDirectWEB, as when registering on the site. Notwithstanding information provided in other parts of this Privacy Policy, PADI will not share this information with third parties unless they agree to maintain the confidentiality, security and integrity of the personal information that they get PADI. PADI may also share general or summary information about its users with partners or third parties. These activities will be conducted in compliance with the laws and regulations in force and individual information will not be disclosed.

    In addition, PADI eLearning / KnowledgeDirectWEB authorizes the Institution or Instructor to upload content to the site for viewing by PADI eLearning and KnowledgeDirectWEB users. We can not be held responsible for files downloaded by third parties that cause software problems or the transmission of viruses.

    By using PADI eLearning and Touch products, and when required, by providing verifiable parental consent, you consent to the collection and use of information that you (and your child) provide to PADI, the PADI Dive. Center / Resort you have chosen, Digitec Interactive LLC and KnowledgeDirectWEB, as stipulated in this Privacy Policy. If we decide to change our Privacy Policy, we will post those changes on this page so that you are always aware of the information we collect, how we use it and under what circumstances we disclose it. As we implement new technologies and services, we will update our Privacy Policy regarding customer personal data – so we encourage you to review it on a regular basis.

    security

    When you begin a payment or redemption process on our sites, we require that a secure connection between your computer and our server be established. To do this, our sites use the Secure Socket Layers (SSL) security protocol. SSL encrypts your personal and credit card information before it goes online. SSL is the standard for secure online transactions in the industry. As we use SSL, PADI eLearning / KnowledgeDirectWEB registration is just as safe as giving your credit card number over the phone. SSL is an industry standard, which uses advanced encryption technology, working with current versions of Internet Explorer, Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and many other Web browsers. A secure connection is maintained until the payment process is completed or canceled by the user. Although we use this standard industry standard to protect the privacy of your personally identifiable information, “perfect security” does not exist on the internet.

    SPECIAL CONSIDERATIONS FOR CHILDREN UNDER 13

    PADI Societies collect information on children under 13 participating in Training Programs, knowing that such participation requires parental consent. Except for the purpose of providing the products to supplement the programs and administer the PADI Quality Management process, information about these children remains confidential, is not used by PADI Companies, and no third party use is intended. parties at any time.

    Although PADI companies can not prevent children under the age of 13 from visiting the padi.com website, they can not use or create an account for services offered on the site without parental permission. PADI Companies strongly encourage parents and guardians to monitor the activity of all children under the age of 18 in their use of the Internet.

    PEOPLE MAKING REQUESTS TO PADI COMPANIES

    What information do PADI companies obtain?

    With applicants to PADI Companies, only information provided by these individuals is recorded.

    How is the information used?

    The information obtained about the people making the claims is used to answer such requests, but in no other way. The information is stored in accordance with PADI Companies’ standard document retention guidelines and is not shared with third parties.

    VISITORS OF PADI.COM, USERS OF THE PADI APP

    What information do PADI companies obtain?

    When someone registers on padi.com, PADI normally gets the following information: their e-mail address, their name, their mailing address, their phone number, their personal demographic information, etc. In some cases, people who register may choose which information they agree to provide. However, PADI Societies sometimes require complete information in order to be able to respond to requests and / or include those who enter the competitions, etc.

    What are PADI Societies doing with the information?

    PADI Companies treat information from visitors to padi.com or the PADI Application differently from those collected from participants who enroll in the Training Programs (as described above). For PADI Site / Application visitors, PADI Companies may collect information for the sole purpose of identifying them, their interests, their aggregate demographics, providing them with personalized communications and promotions, and improve the site / PADI Application. PADI Companies will not transmit, market, trade or sell the information they obtain from visitors to the PADI Sites / Application to third parties, except, in general, in the framework of statistical reports prepared by PADI Companies for the purpose of analyzing the diving industry. This compiled information does not include credentials. The exceptions to this rule concern registrations for certain promotions and offers of competitions etc. These may include the sharing of certain data with industrial partners of PADI Societies, in order to provide information and opportunities related to diving (these intended uses will be disclosed in the specific section of the relevant program on padi.com/l ‘ PADI application).

    The e-mail addresses of those who communicate with PADI via padi.com and / or the PADI Application can be registered. Notwithstanding information provided in other parts of this Privacy Policy, PADI will not share this information with third parties unless they agree to maintain the confidentiality, security and integrity of the personal information that they get PADI. PADI may also share general or summary information about its users with partners or third parties. These activities will be conducted in accordance with the laws and regulations in force and individual information will not be disclosed.

    What tools do PADI companies use to track user information?

    PADI companies use a variety of standard web-based audience measurement tools to track the movement of visitors to padi.com across the site, such as Silverpop and Google Analytics (an audience analysis service for a website provided by Google, Inc.).

    Google Analytics uses “cookies” to gather and record visitor behavior information from padi.com/PADIApp. Google Analytics stores information including, among other things, which pages visitors visit, how long they stay on the site, how they arrived on the site, which links they click on. This data is not tied to personally identifiable information, such as your names or addresses, and therefore can not be used to determine your identity. We decided to use Google Analytics Demographics and Interest Reports to get a sense of demographics and user interests. You can use the browser add-on for disabling Google Analytics. Learn more about disabling and how to install the browser add-on for disabling Google Analytics here.

    Can I choose which information I wish to receive from or via PADI Companies (eg “Unsubscribe to Communications”)

    Yes. Except for the information necessary to send participants specific products to complete the Training Programs and to ensure the Quality Management process, in which participants can receive program evaluation forms and associated correspondence. Everyone can decide not to receive information, or to receive only certain types of information. To change your preferences, please contact your local PADI office.

    Limitations of our ability to protect personal information

    Your privacy is very important to us. However, due to the existing legal and technical environment, we can not guarantee that your personally identifiable information will not be passed to third parties unspecified in this document. For example, we may be forced to disclose information to the government or third parties in certain circumstances; or third parties may illegally intercept or access transmissions or private communications. In addition, we may (with your permission) disclose any information about you to private entities, law enforcement or other government officials if, in our sole discretion, we deem it necessary or appropriate to resolve either investigations or problems.

    What information does PADI Companies receive?

    When someone registers on ScubaEarth, the following information can be obtained: e-mail address, name, postal address, phone number, personal demographic information, etc. In addition, in some parts of the site, such as “Dive Log”, “Gear Locker” and “Show My PADI Certifications Online”, visitors may voluntarily decide to provide additional information, including dives, training and equipment preferences, dives details, etc. or post questions and make other inquiries, as relevant to each function or opportunity of the site. Some parts of the site allow visitors to download photographs and videos.

    What are PADI Societies doing with the information?

    ScubaEarth receives visitor data when they interact with the site, for example when they consult the different parts or elements of the site, whether they inquire about a diving destination or read the descriptions of equipment.

    ScubaEarth receives data from computers, mobile phones or other devices used by visitors to access the site. The data may include information such as IP address, location, type of browser used, time of visit and pages viewed. Some features, such as the Dive Shop Locator, also provide GPS coordinates to determine the nearest PADI Dive Center.

    When a visitor posts photos or videos on the site, ScubaEarth may receive additional related data (or meta data): time, date, location where the photo or video was taken.

    ScubaEarth compiles visitor data and creates global sets from the information gathered to assist PADI, ScubaEarth and their advertising and promotional partners in adjusting content and communications to individual interests. For example, compilations of equipment planning data and preferences reported by user publications in the “Gear Locker” section can be provided to manufacturers in the form of lists determining the types of equipment. equipment stored in individual Gear Locker accounts (individual preferences will not be disclosed unless this information has been set by checking “Everyone” as described below). Similarly, the individual interests listed in the “Dive Destinations” section may allow ScubaEarth to offer visitors opportunities tailored to their personal dive travel preferences.

    The e-mail addresses of people who communicate with PADI via ScubaEarth can be registered. Notwithstanding information provided in other parts of this Privacy Policy, PADI will not share this information with third parties unless they have agreed to maintain the confidentiality, security and integrity of the personal information they obtain from us. PADI. PADI may also share general or summary information about its users with partners or third parties. These activities will be conducted in accordance with the laws and regulations in force and individual information will not be disclosed.

    Personal decisions concerning confidentiality

    Users registered on ScubaEarth will be able to set most of their information by checking “Everyone”, “Buddies” or “Only me”. When individual information is set by ticking “Only me”, it will only be used in global data compilations to establish trends, visitor behavior, frequency, regional activity, etc., and include any personally identifiable data.

    Service Providers

    ScubaEarth can pass on visitor information to the people and companies that help ScubaEarth provide its services. For example, hosting the site, photos and videos, processing payments or the results of research can be outsourced. In some cases, ScubaEarth may provide a service jointly with another company. When working in this way with third parties, ScubaEarth will enter into confidentiality agreements in which the sellers agree to use the information of the visitors only in a manner consistent with the ScubaEarth Privacy Policy. However, if in the future ScubaEarth were to use a third party not bound by such a confidentiality agreement, that third party will be identified. In this case, the user is responsible for reading and verifying the privacy policies / terms and conditions of the third party before accessing any such element or feature.

    Publicity

    ScubaEarth does not share information from an individual visitor with advertisers. After an advertising campaign, ScubaEarth can provide them with reports on the performance of their ads; for example, tell them how many users saw their ads or clicked on the links. Some advertisers may place cookies on a visitor’s computer.

    Closing personal accounts

    Registered users have the option to close their accounts at any time. Once the account is closed, they will no longer be able to access their personal information. However, the data will continue to be included in compilations of anonymous information, in which no individual information is identifiable.

    DO PADI COMPANIES USE COOKIES?

    PADI Companies use cookies and other similar technologies, such as pixels and tags to ensure visitors have the best possible experience on padi.com. A cookie is a small amount of data that is transferred to your browser by a web server and can only be read by the server that assigned it to you. It works like your ID card, registering your passwords, purchases and preferences. It can not be executed as code or transmit viruses.

    Most browsers are configured from the start to accept cookies. You can set your browser to warn you when you receive a cookie, giving you the option to accept it or not. (For some web pages that require authorization, cookies are not optional, users choosing not to accept cookies, will probably not be able to access these pages, and may not be able to open or maintain an account. on the site.) If you use padi.com without changing your browser settings, we will assume that you agree to receive all cookies on the padi.com website.

    Trusted partners, such as DoubleClick, help us manage advertising on and off PADI sites. Analytical companies like Google Analytics, Facebook, Yieldmo and Silverpop can also place cookies on your computer device. Please read their privacy policies to make sure you agree with the way they use cookies.

    What types of cookies do PADI companies use?

    PADI companies use two types of cookies: persistent and session. A persistent cookie is installed once you are logged in to your PADI account. The next time you visit the padi.com website using the same device, the persistent cookie will recognize you as an existing user, so you will not need to sign in before using your PADI account services. .

    A session cookie is used to identify a particular visit on the padi.com website. Session cookies expire after a short period of time, or when you close your browser.

    When do PADI companies place cookies on your device?

    PADI Companies may place cookies on your device when you visit padi.com, or they may be placed by other sites or services that manage the content on the page you are viewing (called: third-party cookies)

    What are the cookies on padi.com for?

    Cookies have many functions, including recognizing you when you access padi.com, storing your preferences and improving your experience. In addition, cookies allow your interactions with PADI companies to be more secure, faster and the items you find are more personalized and consistent with your requests. In addition, cookies allow PADI Companies to send you advertising both on and off padi.com, as well as custom features through PADI plugins, such as our share button.

    PADI Companies use cookies for a variety of purposes, including but not limited to:

    Security – PADI Companies use cookies to enable or enhance security features and help detect malicious activity and violations of our User Agreement.

    Preferences, Functions and Services – PADI Companies use cookies to learn your language and communication preferences, and help you fill out forms on padi.com. Plus, they provide you with features, perspectives, and custom content with our plugins.

    Advertising – PADI Companies may use cookies to show you relevant advertisements both on and off the padi.com website. We may also use cookies to know if visitors who have seen an ad on padi.com then visit the advertiser’s site. Similarly, our partners may use cookies to determine whether we have published an ad and its performance, or to provide us with information about how you interact with them. We may also work with a partner to show you an ad on or off padi.com, after you have visited this partner’s site or application. Cookies and advertising technology, such as web beacons, pixels, and anonymous ad networks, help PADI companies to be more effective in their ads, collecting aggregate audience information, searching and reports for advertisers. Note: Since your browser can host ads and web beacons directly from ad network servers, these networks can view, edit, or set their own cookies, as if you had requested a web page from their site.

    Performance, analysis and research – padi.com uses cookies to help us know the performance of our site and our plugins around the world. We also use cookies to understand, improve and search for products, features and services, including when you access padi.com from other sites, applications or devices, such as your work computer or mobile device.

    Most browsers allow you to control cookies through preferences settings. However, limiting the ability of sites to place cookies may adversely affect your overall usability.

    Do PADI Companies Track IP Addresses?

    As part of the statistical monitoring of padi.com, information is collected on computer devices and visitors’ browsers, such as the browser version and type, the IP address, the reference site and the visitor’s country.

    WHAT ABOUT LINKS OF THE THIRD PARTIES ON PADI.COM?

    PADI.com provides links to other sites as a service to visitors. PADI Companies are not responsible for the privacy practices, security measures or data collection practices of these other websites or their content. The choice to access these sites is at the risk and peril of the visitor.

    GPS DATA

    When PADI Companies obtain information about the location of an individual through GPS data, such as through certain PADI Dive Shop Locator features that indicate the closest PADI Dive Center or Resort, specific information to this person are used by PADI Companies solely for this purpose and kept by PADI Companies the necessary time to provide the specific service desired. Cumulative information, which does not include all individual identifiable data, is compiled, however, in order to establish trends, search frequency, regional activity, etc.

    INTERNATIONAL OFFICES OF PADI COMPANIES

    In addition to the US office, PADI companies have administrative branches and distribution centers in Australia, Brazil, Canada, Japan, Russia and the United Kingdom, each serving a defined territory ( PADI Office). Laws and regulations concerning data privacy and related rights, as well as responsibilities, differ from country to country. Each of the offices of the PADI Companies establishes, at a local level, the appropriate policy to ensure compliance with the laws and regulations of the countries it serves. For more information on the privacy policies specific to all branches, please contact the office corresponding to your region.

    WHO TO CONTACT ABOUT THE PRIVACY POLICY OR INFORMATION THAT PADI COMPANIES MAINTAIN?

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