TheSailingChannel.TV Privacy Policy

Who We are and Our Concerns about Your Privacy

TheSailingChannel.TV Privacy Policy is implemented on this website: Through this website, TheSailingChannel LLC sells sailing videos as Digital Downloads, Streaming Rentals, and physical DVDs and Blu-Ray Discs. TheSailingChannel LLC is a family owned and operated business located in Annapolis, Maryland USA.

For Digital Download purchases and Streaming Rentals, we recommend you use our Sailflix Vimeo On Demand platform so you can take advantage of playback on multiple devices and easy restoration of lost download files. You can read Vimeo’s Privacy Policy here, which governs our Vimeo sales.

We take our users’ privacy seriously. Our website is built upon WordPress code that uses numerous plugins to display video, stills, text, and allow eCommerce purchases. We he have linked to Plugin Privacy Statements when available.

We do not directly sell your information to third parties for the purpose of advertising. By creating a user account on our website or by providing personal information required to make a purchase, you agree to the terms of collection and use required by the plugin. We have installed the latest tools to remove personal data that users have provided upon request. Email

Our privacy policies are comprehensive, and we believe, meet the latest European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (EU) 2016/679

( A regulation in EU law on data protection and privacy for all individuals within the European Union. It also addresses the export of personal data outside the EU. The GDPR aims primarily to give control to citizens and residents over their personal data and to simplify the regulatory environment for international business by unifying the regulation within the EU.

It was adopted on 14 April 2016, and after a two-year transition period, becomes enforceable on 25 May 2018. The GDPR replaces the 1995 Data Protection Directive. Because the GDPR is a regulation, not a directive, it does not require national governments to pass any enabling legislation and is directly binding and applicable.

What personal data TheSailingChannel.TV collects and why we collect it

eNews and RSS Feed

Below are links to TheSailingChannel.TV eNews and RSS Feed Privacy Policies. These services are run by

WooCommerce Services

Data Used: For sales, we use the Woocommerce Shopping Cart. You can learn about Woocommerce Privacy Polices here, which govern our operations through their software. For payments we use PayPal. You can learn about Paypal Privacy Polices here, which govern our operations through their software. Paypal collects: purchase total, currency, billing information. For taxes: the value of goods in the cart, value of shipping, destination address. For checkout rates: destination address, purchased product IDs, dimensions, weight, and quantities. For shipping labels: customer’s name, address as well as the dimensions, weight, and quantities of purchased products.

Data Synced: For payments, we send the purchase total, currency and customer’s billing information to the respective payment processor. Please see PayPal’s Privacy Policy for more details. For automated taxes we send the value of goods in the cart, the value of shipping, and the destination address to TaxJar. Please see TaxJar’s Privacy Policy for details about how they handle this information. For checkout rates we send the destination ZIP/postal code and purchased product dimensions, weight and quantities to USPS or Canada Post, depending on the service used. For shipping labels we send the customer’s name, address as well as the dimensions, weight, and quantities of purchased products to EasyPost. We also store the purchased shipping labels on our server to make it easy to reprint them and handle support requests.


When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Comment Likes

Data Used: In order to process a comment like, the following information is used: user ID/username (you must be logged in to use this feature), the local site-specific user ID (if the user is signed in to the site on which the like occurred), and a true/false data point that tells us if the user liked a specific comment. If you perform a like action from one of our mobile apps, some additional information is used to track the activity: IP address, user agent, timestamp of event, blog ID, browser language, country code, and device info.

Activity Tracked: Comment likes.

Contact forms

Our contact form requires that you enter your Name and Email. Optionally you may include a Subject and a text Message. Before you send a comment, you must check the consent box, which reads: By checking this box, you confirm that you have read and are agreeing to our terms of use regarding the storage of the data submitted through this form. See our Privacy Policy located in the top menu on each page for details.

We retain the information you submit indefinitely. You may request that we delete your information by emailing When you submit, we use reCAPTCHA to verify that you are human. See its privacy policy here.


Data Used: Akismet is enabled on this site, the contact form submission data — IP address, user agent, name, email address, website, and message — is submitted to the Akismet service (also owned by Automattic) for the sole purpose of spam checking. The actual submission data is stored in the database of the site on which it was submitted and is emailed directly to the owner of the form (i.e. the site author who published the page on which the contact form resides). This email will include the submitter’s IP address, timestamp, name, email address, website, and message.

Data Synced: Post and post meta data associated with a user’s contact form submission. Akismet is enabled on the site, the IP address and user agent originally submitted with the comment are synced, as well, as they are stored in post meta.


If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from third parties, including Vimeo and Youtube

Most pages on this site include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website. You need to grant permission to watch videos through embedded players from Youtube and Vimeo; read information we provide through our Twitter feed; use Facebook as an alternate method of logging into your account; view Google Maps.

The first time you encounter an embed, you’ll get a display with check boxes for each third party element. If you want to see video on this site and get information from these providers, you need to check the boxes. Your consent is stored in a cookie on your computer and expires in 60 days. At that time, you’ll need to give your consent once more.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


TheSailingChannel.TV Google Analytics

Data Used: Please refer to the appropriate Google Analytics documentation for the specific type of data it collects. This site runs WooCommerce (also owned by Automattic) and this feature simultaneously and having all purchase tracking explicitly enabled, purchase events will send Google Analytics the following information: order number, product id and name, product category, total cost, and quantity of items purchased. Google Analytics does offer IP anonymization, which can be enabled by the site owner.

Activity Tracked: This feature sends page view events (and potentially video play events) over to Google Analytics for consumption. This site runs a WooCommerce-powered store, some additional events are also sent to Google Analytics: shopping cart additions and removals, product listing views and clicks, product detail views, and purchases. Login attempts/actions, post and page update and publish actions, comment/pingback submission and management actions, plugin and theme management actions, widget updates, user management actions, and the modification of other various site settings and options. See the complete list of currently-recorded activities (along with retention information).

Activity Log: We log purchase emails and support notes to our customers to insure that they receive the products they purchase and we can respond promptly to their issues and other questions.

Data Used: To deliver this functionality and record activities around site management, the following information is captured: user email address, user role, user login, user display name, and local user IDs, the activity to be recorded, the site ID of the site on which the activity takes place, the site’s Jetpack version, and the timestamp of the activity. Some activities may also include the actor’s IP address (login attempts, for example) and user agent.

Data Synced: Successful and failed login attempts, which will include the actor’s IP address and user agent.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website, we store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

For users who make purchases, we store their purchases in their user accounts.

For users who use Youtube, Vimeo, Twitter, and Google Maps embeds, permission expires after 60 days.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on TheSailingChannel.TV, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

How we protect your data

We host TheSailingChannel.TV on a Virtual Private Server provide by, a world leader in hosting and internet servers. You can read the Privacy Policy here, which governs our actions on their platform. We protect your data through a world-class, cloud-based firewall operated by You can read the Privacy Policy here, which governs our actions on their platform.

Where TheSailingChannel.TV sends your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service provided by You can learn more about Privacy Policies here.

Buyer payment data is sent to You can learn about Privacy Policies here.

What data breach procedures TheSailingChannel.TV has in place

If a data breach occurs, we we will work with our website hosting, security, and payment vendors detailed above to plug the breach, determine if any personal data has been exposed, and if so, so our best efforts to contact users.

TheSailingChannel.TV will update this Privacy Policy from time to time as we introduce new tools and procedures to provide our users with new information.

Third Party Embeds

The first time you encounter an embedded video player: Vimeo and Youtube; or a text element: our Twitter Feed, you’ll get a display with check boxes for each third party element. Use this form to update your permissions so you can watch video on this site and get information from these providers.

Your consent is stored in a cookie on your computer and expires in 60 days. At that time, you’ll need to give your consent once more. These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.