Privacy Policy 

Introductory paragraph:

At Performance Freediving Academy, we understand the importance of protecting your personal information and respecting your privacy. We are committed to maintaining the highest standards of data privacy and security, and this Privacy Policy outlines our practices and procedures for collecting, using, and safeguarding your personal data. By using our website, mobile applications, or other online services, you consent to the terms and conditions outlined in this policy.

Privacy and Security Overview

Performance Freediving Academy takes the privacy and security of your personal information seriously. We employ industry-standard security measures to protect your data from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. However, it’s important to note that no data transmission over the internet or storage system can be guaranteed as 100% secure.

Encryption and Data Protection

We use robust encryption technologies to safeguard your personal information during transmission and storage. All sensitive data, such as passwords and payment information, is encrypted using industry-standard algorithms to ensure its confidentiality and integrity.

Access Controls and Firewalls

Access to your personal information is strictly limited to authorized personnel who require it to perform their duties. Our systems are protected by advanced firewalls and intrusion detection systems, which monitor and prevent unauthorized access attempts.

Regular Security Audits and Compliance

We conduct regular security audits and assessments to identify and address potential vulnerabilities in our systems and processes. Additionally, we comply with relevant data protection regulations and industry best practices to ensure the highest level of security for your personal information.

Personal Information Collection and Use

At Performance Freediving Academy, we collect personal information from you in various ways to provide you with our services and enhance your overall experience.

Information You Provide Voluntarily

When you create an account, register for our newsletter, make a purchase, or participate in our events, we may collect personal information such as your name, email address, mailing address, and payment information. This information is necessary to process your requests and provide you with the services you’ve requested.

Information Collected Automatically

We may also collect certain information automatically when you interact with our website, mobile applications, or other online services. This information may include your IP address, browser type, device information, and usage data (such as pages visited, links clicked, and time spent on our platforms). This data helps us understand how our users interact with our services and improve their overall experience.

Information from Third Parties

In some cases, we may receive personal information about you from third parties, such as social media platforms or payment processors. This information is used solely for the purposes outlined in this Privacy Policy and in accordance with applicable laws and regulations.

Use of Personal Information

We use the personal information we collect for various purposes, including:

  • Providing and improving our services
  • Personalizing your experience on our platforms
  • Processing transactions and fulfilling orders
  • Communicating with you about our products, services, and promotions
  • Complying with legal obligations and enforcing our terms of service

We will never sell, rent, or share your personal information with third parties for their direct marketing purposes without your explicit consent.

Information Sharing and Disclosure

Performance Freediving Academy may share your personal information with third parties in the following circumstances:

With Your Consent

We will share your personal information with third parties when you explicitly authorize us to do so. This may include sharing your information with our partners or service providers to facilitate specific services or transactions you have requested.

Service Providers

We engage trusted third-party service providers to perform certain functions on our behalf, such as payment processing, email marketing, or data analysis. These service providers have limited access to your personal information strictly necessary to perform their assigned tasks, and they are contractually obligated to maintain the confidentiality and security of your data.

Legal Compliance

We may disclose your personal information if required to do so by law or in response to valid legal requests from law enforcement authorities, government agencies, or court orders.

Business Transfers

In the event that Performance Freediving Academy is involved in a merger, acquisition, restructuring, or sale of assets, your personal information may be transferred to the new entity. In such cases, we will ensure that appropriate measures are taken to protect the confidentiality of your personal data.

Data Retention and Security

Performance Freediving Academy retains your personal information for as long as necessary to fulfill the purposes outlined in this Privacy Policy, unless a longer retention period is required by applicable laws or regulations. We implement industry-standard security measures to protect your personal information from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure.

Data Retention Practices

We retain your personal information for the following purposes:

  • Providing and improving our services
  • Complying with legal and regulatory obligations
  • Resolving disputes or enforcing our terms of service
  • Maintaining backups for data recovery purposes

Once your personal information is no longer needed for these purposes, we securely delete or anonymize it in accordance with our data retention policies.

Security Measures

To protect the confidentiality and integrity of your personal information, we employ the following security measures:

  • Encryption: All sensitive data, such as passwords and payment information, is encrypted using industry-standard algorithms during transmission and storage.
  • Firewalls: Our systems are protected by advanced firewalls that monitor and prevent unauthorized access attempts.
  • Intrusion Detection and Prevention Systems: We deploy intrusion detection and prevention systems to monitor our networks and systems for potential security threats and take appropriate actions to mitigate them.
  • Regular Security Audits: We conduct regular security audits and assessments to identify and address potential vulnerabilities in our systems and processes.

While we employ robust security measures, it’s important to note that no data transmission over the internet or storage system can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. We encourage you to take appropriate measures to protect your personal information and ensure the security of your account credentials.

Your Rights Regarding Your Personal Information

Performance Freediving Academy respects your rights regarding your personal information and provides you with the following options:

Right to Access

You have the right to request a copy of your personal information that we hold. We will provide you with this information in a structured, commonly used, and machine-readable format, unless doing so would adversely affect the rights and freedoms of others.

Right to Rectification

If you believe that any personal information we hold about you is inaccurate or incomplete, you have the right to request that we correct or complete it.

Right to Erasure

In certain circumstances, you have the right to request that we erase your personal information. This may apply if the information is no longer necessary for the purposes for which it was collected, or if you withdraw your consent and there is no other legal basis for processing your data.

Right to Restrict Processing

You have the right to request that we restrict the processing of your personal information in certain situations, such as when you contest the accuracy of the data or object to our processing activities.

Right to Data Portability

Where applicable, you have the right to receive your personal information in a structured, commonly used, and machine-readable format, and to transmit that data to another controller without hindrance from Performance Freediving Academy.

Right to Object

You have the right to object to the processing of your personal information for direct marketing purposes. You can exercise this right at any time by contacting us using the information provided below or by following the opt-out instructions in our marketing communications.

To exercise any of these rights, please contact us using the information provided in the “Contact Information” section below. We will respond to your request within a reasonable timeframe and in accordance with applicable laws and regulations.

Changes to the Privacy Policy

Performance Freediving Academy may update this Privacy Policy from time to time to reflect changes in our practices, legal requirements, or other factors. We will notify you of any material changes by posting the updated version on our website and updating the “Effective Date” at the top of this policy.

We encourage you to review this Privacy Policy periodically to stay informed about how we collect, use, and protect your personal information.

Contact Information

If you have any questions, concerns, or requests regarding this Privacy Policy or our handling of your personal information, please contact us at:

Performance Freediving Academy Attn: Data Protection Officer [Address] [Email address] [Phone number]

Performance Freediving Academy’s Commitment to Privacy

At Performance Freediving Academy, we are dedicated to protecting your privacy and ensuring the responsible and ethical handling of your personal information. We believe that privacy is a fundamental right, and we are committed to upholding the highest standards of data protection and security.

Privacy by Design

We follow the principle of “Privacy by Design,” which means that privacy considerations are integrated into the development and implementation of our products, services, and processes from the outset. This approach helps us proactively address privacy risks and ensure that your personal information is protected throughout its lifecycle.

Employee Training and Awareness

We provide regular training and awareness programs to our employees to ensure they understand the importance of privacy and data protection. Our employees are required to adhere to strict confidentiality and security protocols when handling personal information.

Continuous Improvement

We continuously review and improve our privacy practices and security measures to stay ahead of emerging threats and evolving industry standards. We welcome feedback and suggestions from our users, partners, and privacy experts to helpus enhance our privacy policies and procedures.

Transparency and Accountability

We are transparent about our data collection and processing practices, and we take responsibility for the security and confidentiality of your personal information. If you have any questions or concerns about how we handle your data, we are always available to provide clarification and address any issues promptly.

Compliance with Regulations

Performance Freediving Academy is committed to complying with all relevant data protection laws and regulations, including the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA). We strive to uphold the rights of individuals regarding their personal information and ensure that our practices align with the principles of data protection legislation.

Additional Resources on Privacy and Security Online

For more information on privacy and security best practices online, we recommend exploring the following resources:

  • Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF): A leading nonprofit organization defending digital privacy, free speech, and innovation.
  • Privacy Rights Clearinghouse: A consumer information and advocacy organization focused on privacy issues.
  • National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA): A nonprofit organization promoting cybersecurity awareness and education for individuals and businesses.
  • StaySafeOnline.org: An initiative of the NCSA providing resources and tips for staying safe and secure online.
  • Data Privacy Day: An international effort to empower individuals and businesses to respect privacy, safeguard data, and enable trust.

By staying informed and proactive about your online privacy and security, you can better protect yourself from potential risks and maintain control over your personal information.

Acknowledgments

We would like to express our gratitude to all individuals, organizations, and resources that have contributed to the development and improvement of this Privacy Policy. Your insights, feedback, and support have been invaluable in shaping our commitment to privacy and security.

Conclusion

In conclusion, safeguarding your personal information is a top priority for Performance Freediving Academy. We are dedicated to maintaining the highest standards of data protection and security to ensure that your privacy rights are respected and upheld.

By outlining our practices for collecting, using, sharing, and protecting your personal information, we aim to provide transparency and clarity about how we handle your data. We encourage you to review this Privacy Policy regularly and reach out to us with any questions or concerns you may have.

Thank you for entrusting us with your personal information. We value your trust and are committed to safeguarding your privacy every step of the way.