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Discovery Bay Yacht Club

Channel 72    37.9064º N, 121.6067º W 

Club Website Privacy Policy

Discovery Bay Yacht Club (“DBYC”) is a member only organization with limited public access to its official website. This privacy policy governs (DBYC) data collection and usage.  By using the DBYC website, you consent to this privacy policy.  DBYC may provide links on DBYC’s web and social media sites to promote boating and other educational opportunities for members and the public.  DBYC is not responsible for the privacy data and usage practices or other content on linked or other web or social media sites.

Collection of Information:

We collect and maintain personal information such as name, boat name and contact information, to inform DBYC members regarding club activities, events and programs sponsored by DBYC or in conjunction with other clubs.  We also use such personal information to educate members regarding features and services of DBYC.  Opt-out provisions for certain personal member information can be utilized by clicking on member profile on the DBYC website or by contacting the Membership Director.  Anonymous demographic information is collected from non-members of the general public accessing public pages of our web site. 

We may collect usage information (frequency of access) and demographic information, for members and non-member public users accessing DBYC’s website.  DBYC aggregates this data to evaluate site traffic patterns, server usage and to improve existing services and features.  For mobile devices, DBYC does not actively collect precise real time location of mobile devices, but depending upon the type of mobile device and personal settings, user IP address - which is a number automatically assigned to your computer when you use the Internet - browser, domain names, geographic location may be transmitted.   We suggest you adjust the privacy settings on your mobile device if you do not wish this personal information to be transmitted.  

Use of Information:

In the ordinary course of DBYC activities, DBYC collects information about members and non-member public users during voluntary inquiries, registration and participation in club-related boating activities on our website through the use of “cookies.”  Cookies are pieces of information that some websites transfer to the computer that is browsing that site that helps recognize repeat visitors and web browsers and search engines use cookies for record-keeping and to enhance web surfing. When users request pages from our server, our web server automatically collects some information about the user, such as IP address. These addresses are used by computers on the network to send the requested pages to users.  We may collect personal information volunteered by our members, or visitors, via web or social media site or by hosting a DBYC event.

 DBYC uses this information:

o     To support DBYC activities, back-office accounting and operational services;

o     To defend or enforce DBYC by-laws, rules, policy or third-party legal requirements; and

o     To protect the safety and security of members, staff or property.

Unless required to become a member of DBYC, for registration or participation in DBYC events, or to obtain services from DBYC, we suggest users exercise caution when volunteering personally identifiable or private information.   Be prudent when communicating sensitive information via DBYC’s website.  Although DBYC does not engage in this practice, personal information could be transferred to a third party without your knowledge. DBYC is not in a position to monitor and/or oversee these communications or to protect volunteered information via links or at third party sites.


DBYC may take photographs of its members during public events and may solicit photographs from our members of their participation in various DBYC member-only events. On occasion, DBYC may select quality photos for distribution via this website or other means. Photos taken in public settings during public events may include non-member guests. If you are included in a photograph and would prefer that it not be distributed, please contact our DBYC Rear Commodore to identify the photo and where you saw it. We will do our best to remove it from circulation.

Parental Consent for Children under Thirteen (13):

DBYC’s website does not specifically target children.  DBYC does foster boating related education and programs.  In that regard, DBYC may collect personally identifiable information on children under the age of thirteen:

·          If, with parental consent, they currently are a DBYC family member.

Parental consent to the collection and use of children’s personal information is not consent to the disclosure of this personal information to third parties. If you are under the age of thirteen (13), you must ask your parent or guardian for permission to use DBYC’s website.  If you are a parent and you have questions regarding our data collection practices, please contact us using the information provided at the end of this Privacy Policy.

User Guidelines: 

Use of the DBYC name/trade-name(s) logos and other intellectual property of DBYC, including but not limited to trade-secrets, is not permitted without specific prior written authorization.

DBYC members volunteer on numerous DBYC committees in furtherance of DBYC’s mission.   Members acquiring, assessing and posting and/or sharing information are expected to act responsibly as to DBYC, their fellow members and the public.

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