Updated and Effective From: August 1, 2020

Privacy Policy

Oceanic Media LLC d/b/a surfing.com, its subsidiaries and affiliates and World of Waves LLC (collectively, “SDC”, “we”, “our” or “us”) understand that your privacy is important to you. This Privacy Policy sets out what data SDC collects from you, including through its online and mobile sites and applications on which it is posted (each, a “SDC Digital Site” and, collectively, the “SDC Digital Sites”) and about you from other sources (for example, at an event or from SDC partners or other third parties), and how it is managed, shared or used. It also explains certain of your rights in respect of your personal data. This Privacy Policy does not apply to information collected from or about our employees in the context of their employment. If you are an athlete or other individual with an agreement with SDC, our practices may differ from this Privacy Policy as explained in any other agreements or consents you sign with us.Here are a few things to keep in mind as you read through this Privacy Policy:
If you are located outside of the United States, you should know that the information you provide to us is being transmitted to us and processed in the United States and will be protected subject to this Privacy Policy and United States laws, which may not be as protective as the laws in your country. Also, the SDC Digital Sites place cookies and local shared objects on your computer or device which are further described below.
Advertisements displayed to you on the SDC Digital Sites and elsewhere may be customized to your interests and preferences based on your Personal Data (defined below) collected through the SDC Digital Sites unless you opt out by following the instructions on the NAI Opt-Out Page, the Ad Choices Opt-Out Page, the Digital Advertising Alliance of Canada Opt-Out Page, and Your Online Choices from the European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance. (You may have to opt out using each of your web browsing applications and devices separately.) However, if you opt out, we may still suggest offerings to you on the SDC Digital Sites based on your history at the SDC Digital Sites.
As used in this Privacy Policy, “Personal Data” includes information that can be used to identify you as an individual or allow someone to contact you, as well as information attributed with such information.
You may have the right to opt in or to opt out of certain uses and disclosures of your Personal Data as described below, including in the Opt-Out Rights section.

1. Access by Children

This Privacy Policy does not apply to any SDC Digital Sites or areas of any SDC Digital Sites that are directed to children under 13. We do not knowingly solicit, obtain, retain or use any personal information collected from children under the age of 13 years through the SDC Digital Sites in a manner that is inconsistent with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act. Accordingly, children under the age of 13 may be restricted from participating in certain features on the SDC Digital Sites. If SDC is made aware that we have collected Personal Data from a child under 13 years of age in a manner that is inconsistent with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act, SDC will delete this information as soon as possible. For more details on SDC’s policy with respect to children, please see our terms of use.

2. Personal Data and Other Information We Collect

We collect different categories of information about you (including Personal Data) from different sources, including information you provide and usage information about your visits to the SDC Digital Sites. In some circumstances, SDC collects Personal Data about you from a third-party source, such as streaming or social media platforms or if SDC runs a competition or event in conjunction with a third-party co-promoter and you provide your Personal Data to the third party.

a. Information collected from you

We collect Personal Data you provide to us. For example, we may collect Personal Data provided by you in correspondence (e.g., letter, form, email, or message using a “contact us” or similar feature); through a SDC Digital Site when you create an account, register as a member to receive notifications or to play Fantasy Surfing or conduct a transaction; if you participate in competitions, events, promotions, or gaming portals; if you complete a form, job or membership application, or survey; if you contribute to a public or social forum on the SDC Digital Sites (e.g., comment boards, blogs, social community environments, profile pages, or other forums); or by your giving SDC such information in person. Generally, the type of Personal Data SDC collects from you, and which it may use as set out in this Privacy Policy, may include:
Your full name;
Your sex;
Mailing address;
Telephone number;
E-mail address;
Nationality or citizenship;
Financial or payment card information such as credit card or bank details;
Transaction history;
Geo-location information;
Unique identifiers such as a username or password, device identifiers and cookies;
Communication preferences;
Interests, hobbies, and demographic information;
Search queries;
Comments and other information posted onto an interactive online forum or included in your communications with us; and
Any other information otherwise described to you at the point of collection or which you elect to provide to us.

b. Information collected automatically when you visit a SDC Digital Site

SDC (or its service providers or partners) may also collect certain other information (which may include Personal Data) automatically about your visits or activities when you visit a SDC Digital Site including:
Your Internet Protocol (IP) address which can sometimes also be used to get your general geographic area;
Other unique identifiers such as mobile device identification numbers, domain name of your internet or wireless service provider and type of device used to access a SDC Digital Site;
Browser type and settings and operating system used;
Webpages you visit within the SDC Digital Sites or sites you visited before or after you visit the SDC Digital Sites;
The content or ads you see or click on during your visit and when and for how long you do so, items you download;
The next website or other online property you visit when you leave the SDC Digital Sites, and any search terms you have entered on the SDC Digital Sites or a referral service or website or other online property;
Information collected through cookies, web beacons, pixels, Local Shared Objects and other technologies; and
Standard server log information.
Among other things, this information enables us to generate analytics reports on the usage of the SDC Digital Sites. Other analytic service providers such as Google Analytics provide services which analyze information regarding visits to the SDC Digital Sites. To opt out of your SDC Digital Site usage being included in our Google Analytics reports, please visit the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on page and install the add-on for your browser.

c. Geo-location information

By accessing the SDC Digital Sites from a mobile phone, through a mobile application or another GPS-equipped device, you may be asked to share your precise (GPS level) geo-location information with us. This enables us, among other things, to customize your experience on the SDC Digital Sites or on other sites when we work with a third-party mobile ad platform. In most cases, you are able to turn off precise geo-location data collection through your device at any time through the privacy settings on your device or through the settings in the applicable mobile application.In common with other website operators, we may deploy, including through our service providers and third party advertising partners, technology called “cookies” and other tracking technologies on the SDC Digital Sites to collect additional information about your visits to the SDC Digital Sites, in order to, among other things, personalize your experience, administer the SDC Digital Sites, analyze trends and user data and gather demographic information. For further details on how we use cookies, and your choices regarding cookies, please refer to the SDC Cookie Policy which you can read here. In addition to cookies, these tracking technologies may include the following:
A pixel tag (also known as a “clear GIF” or “web beacon”) is a tiny image – typically just one-pixel – that can be placed on a website page or in our electronic communications to you in order to help us measure the effectiveness of our content by, for example, counting the number of individuals who visit us online or verifying whether you’ve opened one of our emails or seen one of the SDC Digital Sites.
HTML5 (the language some websites are coded in) may be used to store information on your computer or device about your SDC Digital Site usage activities. This information can be retrieved by us to determine how the SDC Digital Sites are being used by our visitors, how they can be improved, and to customize them for our users.
These technologies enable us to assign a unique number or persistent identifier to you, your household or device and relate information about your usage of SDC Digital Sites to other information about you, including your Personal Data. These technologies also enable us to recognize you when you access the SDC Digital Sites using different web browsers and different computers or devices.

3. Use of Information collected

SDC may use the information that it collects from or about you for the following business purposes and functions or as required by law:
to provide you with information about events, promotions, functions, products, services, entries, contests, competitions or other offerings (of ours or of others) that may be of interest to you, and to enable you to register for, purchase or participate in such offerings;
to notify you regarding a SDC event or membership issues;
to respond to requests, questions or comments you have;
to send you notices or updates for events, promotions or content that you have previously signed on to receive;
to contact you via email, text message and otherwise about your account on a SDC Digital Site, applications, transactions or relationship with us or an event or contest you registered for;
to process and fulfill your transactions or requests;
to customize and personalize your use of the SDC Digital Sites;
to enable you to enter contests or events that SDC promotes or conducts;
to pay you prize money or other applicable payments;
to assist in administration matters relating to events you may participate in;
to contact you for any reason deemed necessary or appropriate, as permitted by law;
to market SDC events, partners, promotions and functions and to send you promotional materials or special offers on our behalf or on behalf of our partners or marketing partners and their affiliates and other third parties, which may include tailoring ads displayed to you on the SDC Digital Sites and elsewhere to your interests and history with us and on other online properties;
to publish stories, comments, photos or other information posted in any interactive online section of a SDC Digital Site;
to evaluate your suitability to participate in surveys or focus groups for the SDC or a sponsor or partner of the SDC and to invite you to participate in any such survey or focus group;
for research and development purposes related to our business and offerings;
to research, assess performance of and analyze SDC marketing or advertising campaigns on the SDC Digital Sites or otherwise use analytics tools such as but not limited to Google Analytics;
to protect and enforce the rights, property or safety of SDC or others; or other limited transactional purposes or other purposes disclosed when Personal Data is collected by us.
To perform the above functions, we may match information collected from you through different means or at different times, including Personal Data and usage information, and use such information along with information obtained from other sources (including third parties) and publicly accessible information (such as information available publicly on the internet).