Effective 1February 2022
Ideal Scuba Academy and its affiliated companies (“the Ideal Scuba Academy Companies”) are committed to respecting the privacy of customers – including participants of the Ideal Scuba Academy Companies’ Experience and Training Programs (“Training Programs”), Ideal Scuba Academy and Ideal Scuba Academy Media persons making inquiries, and visitors to the Ideal Scuba Academy.
Additionally, in relation to Ideal Scuba Academy ’s role as a data controller, Ideal Scuba Academy Individual Professional Members and Ideal Scuba Academy Retail and Resort Members may act as co-data controllers, as well as data processors on behalf of Ideal Scuba Academy, especially within the Ideal Scuba Academy Diver training and certification process. Ideal Scuba Academy itself also serves as a data processor, such as when one of the Ideal Scuba Academy Companies processes personal information on behalf of another Ideal Scuba Academy Company.
Please see also the Terms of Service associated with the various Ideal Scuba Academy sites, apps and programs for more information about Ideal Scuba Academy ’s general terms and policies.
Ideal Scuba Academy may also automatically collect information about the devices you use to interact with Ideal Scuba Academy ’s websites. The information automatically collected may include IP address, device identifier, web browser and browsing information collected through cookies, web beacons, pixels, clear gifs and other similar technologies (collectively “Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies” and “Cookies”) on Ideal Scuba Academy ’s sites. Ideal Scuba Academy may also automatically collect information about how you use the sites, such as what you have searched for and viewed. The information automatically collected will be associated with any personal data you have provided.
The statement in this Policy called "California Residents" contains additional disclosures for California residents. The statement supplements the rest of this Policy, but to the extent it conflicts with other parts of this Policy, the statement governs with respect to California residents.
Summary Of Collection And Use of Information
The personal data Ideal Scuba Academy collects is used for Ideal Scuba Academy ‘s commercial, legal and business purposes. Depending on applicable law in your area, that use may be limited to what your specific consent allows, or when Ideal Scuba Academy has a legitimate interest or other legal basis for processing and using such information. In some situations, the collection of personal data may be required for the operation of the sites or to provide certain services or products. Ideal Scuba Academy uses your personal data to fulfill your requests for information, process your requests to participate in training programs and other activities, evaluate and improve Ideal Scuba Academy ’s services, distribute safety alerts, newsletters, and diver training-related correspondence and materials to you, analyze the sites’ performance and functionality, prevent fraud, enforce Ideal Scuba Academy ’s various terms of service, comply with all applicable laws and corporate reporting obligations, enforce Ideal Scuba Academy ’s agreements and accomplish other purposes you may initiate or request. Ideal Scuba Academy may keep any of your personal data on file and use it to contact you.
As is explained following, the information obtained by Ideal Scuba Academy during various types of interactions may be treated differently.
This statement makes additional disclosures to California residents (i.e., “consumers”), and describes rights they may have, under the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018, as amended, effective January 1, 2020 (the “CCPA”).
California’s Attorney General has published proposed implementing regulations for the CCPA, but the regulations have not yet taken effect and remain subject to change. The final regulations may alter how businesses have to comply with the CCPA, and Ideal Scuba Academy may update this Policy when the regulations take effect.
You can learn more about the CCPA here: https://oag.ca.gov/privacy/ccpa
Collection Of Personal Information
The following table describes which categories of personal information Ideal Scuba Academy collected about consumers within the past 12 months. For each category, Ideal Scuba Academy collected one or more of the examples listed.
Real name, signature, address, telephone number, email address, Internet Protocol address, device identifier, browser cookies, web beacon, pixel tag, mobile ad identifier, other unique personal identifier, online identifier, account name.
Credit card number, debit card number or other similar financial information
Protected Classification Information
Age (including ages 40 years and older, and for minors, with parental/guardian consent); national origin (under certain legally-required circumstances); dive-related medical history (including pregnancy) and , gender.
Records of products or services purchased, obtained, or considered.
Browsing history, search history, information on a consumer's interaction with a website, application, or advertisement.
Physical location or movements
Sale Or Disclosure of Personal Information
Ideal Scuba Academy does not sell consumers’ personal information.
Ideal Scuba Academy discloses personal information to some of its vendors for business purposes. Where necessary and appropriate, Ideal Scuba Academy takes steps to ensure that its agreements with those vendors prohibit them from selling that personal information and from retaining, using, or disclosing it for any purpose other than the purposes for which Ideal Scuba Academy engages them. Ideal Scuba Academy may otherwise disclose personal information at the consumer’s direction or as might be required by legal due process.
Within the past 12 months, Ideal Scuba Academy disclosed for a business purpose the following categories of personal information:
Identifiers (customer number held in a cookie, Internet Protocol (IP) address, unique device identifier, browser cookies, web beacon, pixel tag)
Internet activity (User agent, referrer)
Consumers have the right to make the following requests to covered businesses. The requests may be made by a consumer, by a consumer on behalf of the consumer’s minor child, or by a person authorized by the consumer to act on the consumer’s behalf:
Right To Know About Collection, Disclosure or Sale of Personal Information
You have the right to request that a business disclose to you: (i) the categories and specific pieces of personal information the business has collected about you within the past 12 months, (ii) the categories of sources from which the personal information is collected, (iii) the business or commercial purposes for collecting or selling personal information, and (iv) the categories of third parties with whom the business shares personal information.
If a business sells personal information, or discloses it for a business purpose, you also have the right to request that the business disclose the following with respect to the 12-month period preceding your request: (i) the categories of personal information that the business sold about you and the categories of third parties to whom the personal information was sold, and (ii) the categories of personal information that the business disclosed about you for a business purpose.
This type of request may be referred to as a “Request to Know.” Before Ideal Scuba Academy can honor a Request to Know, Ideal Scuba Academy needs to verify that the person making it is the consumer whose personal information Ideal Scuba Academy has. Ideal Scuba Academy ’s method for verifying any particular request weighs information Ideal Scuba Academy receives as part of the request, the sensitivity of the consumer information at issue, and the risk of harm to the consumer from unauthorized disclosure.
Right to Request Deletion of Personal Information
You have the right to request that a business delete any personal information that the business has collected from you. This type of request may be referred to as a “Request to Delete.”
Before Ideal Scuba Academy can honor a Request to Delete, Ideal Scuba Academy needs to verify that the person making the request is the consumer whose personal information Ideal Scuba Academy has. Ideal Scuba Academy ’s method for verifying any particular request weighs information Ideal Scuba Academy receives as part of the request, the sensitivity of the consumer information at issue and the risk of harm to the consumer from unauthorized deletion.
Ideal Scuba Academy is not required to delete personal information if Ideal Scuba Academy still needs it in order to complete the transaction for which the information was collected, provide a good or service requested by you (or that Ideal Scuba Academy reasonably anticipates based on the relationship with you), perform a contract with you, comply with legal obligations, or accomplish any other objective recognized as an exception to the right to deletion under applicable law.
Right to Opt-Out of the Sale of Personal Information
You have the right to direct a business that sells personal information to third parties not to sell your personal information. This type of request may be referred to as a “Request to Opt-Out.”
Ideal Scuba Academy does not sell consumers’ personal information. So, Ideal Scuba Academy does not provide a mechanism to opt-out of sales of personal information.
Right to Non-Discrimination
You have the right not to receive discriminatory treatment by a business for the exercise of your privacy rights under the CCPA.
How to Submit a Request To “Delete”
You can submit a Request to Delete by sending an email to Ideal Scuba Academy at firstname.lastname@example.org. Emailed requests must state “CCPA Request to Delete” in the subject line and include:
your first and last name,
the California county in which you reside,
a clear statement that you want Ideal Scuba Academy to delete your personal information
the reason(s) you believe Ideal Scuba Academy has collected personal information from you, specifically (for example, you participated in a Ideal Scuba Academy program or received a marketing communication from Ideal Scuba Academy).
If you are emailing a request on behalf of another consumer as his or her authorized representative, you must include the foregoing information about the consumer, and attach to the email a copy of a power of attorney appointing you as a duly authorized representative under California Probate Code sections 4000 to 4465 or written permission from the consumer to make the request.
If you prefer, you can call this toll-free number to submit your request: 561-203-0560.
After confirming receipt of your request, Ideal Scuba Academy will contact you if Ideal Scuba Academy needs more information in order to verify it. If Ideal Scuba Academy can’t verify a request, Ideal Scuba Academy may deny it.
Collection And Use Of Personal Information For Specific Purposes (Global)
Participants in Training Programs
What information do the Ideal Scuba Academy Companies obtain?
For participants in Training Programs, Ideal Scuba Academy may obtain participant name, mail address, telephone number, email address, gender, birth date, certification/participation date, certification level, associated Ideal Scuba Academy Member name(s) (individual professional and business members) and member number(s).
How is the information used?
Ideal Scuba Academy will use participant information in the Ideal Scuba Academy Quality Management process, in which participants may be sent program evaluation forms and related correspondence. The information will also be used to send participants the appropriate Training Program completion materials, as well as for dive safety-related alerts and for research and statistical purposes.
Additionally, participant information may be used by Ideal Scuba Academy to promote additional training programs and opportunities. Further, from time to time, participant information may be provided to Ideal Scuba Academy Members and industry partners for the purpose of promoting diving, training and dive-related products and services that Ideal Scuba Academy feels may be of interest to participants. Ideal Scuba Academy will not, however, mail to participants who are not Ideal Scuba Academy professional members for the purpose of directly selling Ideal Scuba Academy’s educational products or programs in competition with Ideal Scuba Academy Member Retailers/Resorts. Further, Ideal Scuba Academy will not sell, trade or lease student names and addresses to any third party for the purpose of selling or promoting any product in competition with Ideal Scuba Academy Member Retailers/Resorts, except with prior notice and voluntary participation by the individual Ideal Scuba Academy Member Retailers/Resorts.
What types of Cookies does Ideal Scuba Academy use?
Ideal Scuba Academy uses two types of Cookies – persistent and session. A persistent Cookie is set once you’ve logged in to your Ideal Scuba Academy account. The next time you visit a Ideal Scuba Academy website using the same device, the persistent Cookie recognizes you as an existing user, so you may not need to log in before using the services of your Ideal Scuba Academy account.
A session Cookie is used to identify a particular visit to the website. Session Cookies expire after a short time, or when you close your web browser.
When does Ideal Scuba Academy put Cookies on your device?
Cookies may be set by Ideal Scuba Academy when you visit an Ideal Scuba Academy website, or they may be set by other websites or services who run content on the page you’re viewing (known as third-party Cookies).
How are Cookies used on Ideal Scuba Academy websites?
Cookies can be used to do lots of different things, like recognizing you when you navigate, storing your preferences and improving your experience. Cookies also make your interactions with Ideal Scuba Academy more secure and faster and help ensure that your experience is personalized to you and in line with your settings. Additionally, Cookies allow Ideal Scuba Academy to bring you advertising both on and off idealscubaacademy.com and other sites and bring customized features to you through Ideal Scuba Academy plugins such as Ideal Scuba Academy’s share button.
Most browsers allow you to control Cookies through their settings preferences. Limiting the ability of websites to set Cookies, however, may worsen your overall user experience.
Does Ideal Scuba Academy track IP addresses?
As part of the statistical tracking of Ideal Scuba Academy sites, information about visitors’ devices and browsers are collected, such as browser version and type, IP address, website referred from and country of visitor.
When the Ideal Scuba Academy obtains information concerning an individual’s location through GPS data, such as when certain custom Ideal Scuba Academy Dive Shop Locator functions that show the nearest Ideal Scuba Academy Dive Center or Resort are accessed, the information specific to the user is utilized by Ideal Scuba Academy solely for that purpose and is kept by Ideal Scuba Academy only long enough to provide the specific service used. Aggregate information, which does not include any individually identifiable data, is compiled, however, for the purpose of establishing trends, search frequency, regional activity, etc.
Use of Information Collected Via Mobile Devices
In connection with its mobile applications, Ideal Scuba Academy may use third-party service providers to analyze non-personally identifiable user activity to fix errors, monitor usage and improve the performance of the mobile applications. For example, Ideal Scuba Academy receives reports on some of its mobile applications’ aggregate usage and browsing patterns, including information about the type of device used, articles accessed and other events occurring within Ideal Scuba Academy apps. Ideal Scuba Academy also receives reports on certain errors occurring within mobile applications. None of these third-party service providers gathers information in a manner intended to identify any particular user personally.
Data Recipients and International Data Transfers
Personal data collected on the Ideal Scuba Academy sites may be transferred from time to time to Ideal Scuba Academy subsidiaries and affiliates and their personnel across the global organization, as well as to Ideal Scuba Academy’s third-party service providers located throughout the world, including in countries where the local law may grant you fewer rights than you have in your own country. Additionally, user data may be viewed and hosted by Ideal Scuba Academy and its third-party service providers anywhere in the world. Where required by law, Ideal Scuba Academy has put in place legal mechanisms designed to ensure adequate data protection of your personal data that is processed by Ideal Scuba Academy subsidiaries, affiliates and third- party service providers, including the transfer of your personal data to countries other than the one in which you reside. If you would like more information about these legal mechanisms, which may include the EU’s Standard Contractual Clauses, please contact your regional Ideal Scuba Academy office at the addresses below. By using any of the Ideal Scuba Academy programs, services and sites and providing information to any of them, you voluntarily consent to such trans-border transfer and hosting of such information.
Ideal Scuba Academy will not intentionally disclose or transfer (and will take reasonable steps to prevent the unauthorized or accidental disclosure of) your personal data to third parties without your consent, whether for such third parties’ own marketing purposes or otherwise, except as follows: Ideal Scuba Academy may provide access to your personal data to third-party service providers engaged by Ideal Scuba Academy to provide services related to programs, services and sites, provided that such third- party service providers will first agree to maintain the strict confidentiality of such information and provide the same level of data security as provided by Ideal Scuba Academy.
Ideal Scuba Academy may also share your personal data with third-party service providers who perform services and functions on Ideal Scuba Academy’s behalf to support interactions with you, including, for example, processing Training Program documents, administering surveys and contests or communicating with you. These third-party service providers are not permitted to use or disclose your personal data except as necessary to perform services on Ideal Scuba Academy’s behalf or to comply with legal requirements.
In addition, Ideal Scuba Academy may disclose information about you:
If required to do so by law or legal process.
To law enforcement authorities or other government officials.
When Ideal Scuba Academy believe disclosure is necessary or appropriate to prevent physical harm or financial loss or in connection with an investigation of suspected or actual illegal activity.
If disclosure is necessary to protect the vital interests of a person.
To protect Ideal Scuba Academy’s property, services and legal rights;
To prevent fraud against the Ideal Scuba Academy Companies and/or business partners;
To support auditing, compliance, and corporate governance functions; or
To comply with any and all applicable laws.
In addition, Ideal Scuba Academy may disclose or transfer your personal data in the event of a re-organization, merger, sale, joint venture, assignment or other transfer or disposition of all or any portion of Ideal Scuba Academy’s business.
You should be aware that whenever you publicly disclose information online, that information could be collected and used by others. Ideal Scuba Academy is not responsible for any action or policies of any third parties who collect information that users publicly disclose in any such forums on the Sites.
Links to Third-Party Sites
If you would like to disconnect a social media account from Ideal Scuba Academy, refer to the settings of that social network account and its provider.
Facebook Custom Audience and Google Custom Match
Where legally permissible, Ideal Scuba Academy may use certain limited personal information about you, such as your email address, to hash it and to share it with social media platforms, such as Facebook Custom Audience and Google Custom Match, to generate leads, drive traffic to Ideal Scuba Academy’s websites or otherwise promote Ideal Scuba Academy’s products and services. These processing activities are based on Ideal Scuba Academy’s legitimate interest in undertaking advertising activities to offer you products or services that may be of your interest.
Your information may be used for these purposes if you have communicated with Ideal Scuba Academy through Ideal Scuba Academy websites or apps; have registered on Ideal Scuba Academy or joined Ideal Scuba Academy; have completed a Ideal Scuba Academy Training program and opted-in to receive information about Ideal Scuba Academy’s programs, products and services and other information from Ideal Scuba Academy; or have corresponded with Ideal Scuba Academy requesting such information. Can I decide to opt-out of Facebook Custom Audience and Google Customer Match advertising? You may, at any time, have Ideal Scuba Academy cease processing your data for these advertising purposes by contacting your local Ideal Scuba Academy Regional Office.
Ideal Scuba Academy has implemented generally accepted standards of technology and operational security to protect personal data from loss, misuse, alteration, or destruction. Only authorized Ideal Scuba Academy personnel and third- party service providers are provided access to personal data, and these employees and service providers are required to treat this information as confidential. Despite these precautions however, Ideal Scuba Academy cannot guarantee that unauthorized persons will not obtain access to your personal data.
When you begin a checkout or redemption process within Ideal Scuba Academy’s sites, Ideal Scuba Academy requires that a secure connection between your computer and Ideal Scuba Academy’s server(s) be established. To do this, Ideal Scuba Academy’s sites utilize a technology called Secure Socket Layers (SSL). SSL encrypts your personal and credit card information before it travels over the Internet. SSL technology is the industry standard for secure online transactions. Because Ideal Scuba Academy uses SSL, registering on Ideal Scuba Academy eLearning/Knowledge DirectWeb, for example, is just as safe as providing your credit card number over a telephone. SSL is an industry standard with advanced encryption technology that works with current versions of Internet Explorer, Chrome, Firefox, Safari and numerous other web browsers. A secure connection is maintained until the checkout process is either completed or canceled by the user.
Although Ideal Scuba Academy uses such industry-standard efforts to safeguard the confidentiality of your personally identifiable information, 'perfect security' does not exist on the Internet.
Ideal Scuba Academy ’s Data Retention Policy
Where granted by local law, you may have the right to request access to the personal data that Ideal Scuba Academy has collected about you for the purposes of reviewing, modifying or requesting deletion of the data. You may also have the right to request a copy of the personal data that we have collected about you and to have any inaccuracies in that data corrected. In certain circumstances, you may also request that we cease processing your personal data.
If you would like to make a request to access, review or correct the personal data we have collected about you, or to discuss how we process your personal data, please contact Ideal Scuba Academy at email@example.com. To help protect your privacy and security, Ideal Scuba Academy will take reasonable steps to verify your identity, such as requiring a password and user ID, before granting access to your personal data Ideal Scuba Academy will make reasonable attempts to promptly investigate, comply with, or otherwise respond to your requests as may be required by applicable law. Different laws may prevent Ideal Scuba Academy from providing access to your personal data or otherwise fully complying with your request, depending upon the circumstances and the request, such as for example, where producing your information may reveal the identity of someone else. Ideal Scuba Academy reserves the right to charge an appropriate fee for complying with your request where allowed by applicable law, and/or deny your requests when they may be manifestly unfounded, and/or excessive, or otherwise objectionable or unwarranted under applicable law.
In addition, and were granted by local law, you have the legal right to lodge a complaint with a competent data protection authority.
Non-Agency Disclosure and Acknowledgment
As a user of Ideal Scuba Academy’s programs, services and websites, you are informed, understand and agree that Ideal Scuba Academy Members are licensed to use various Ideal Scuba Academy Trademarks and to conduct Ideal Scuba Academy training, but are not agents, employees or franchisees of Ideal Scuba Academy. You are further informed, understand and agree that the business activities of Ideal Scuba Academy Members are independent, and are neither owned nor operated by Ideal Scuba Academy. While Ideal Scuba Academy establishes the standards for Ideal Scuba Academy diver training programs, it is not responsible for, nor does it have the right to control, the operation of the Ideal Scuba Academy Members’ business activities or the day-to-day conduct of Ideal Scuba Academy Members or the supervision of divers by Ideal Scuba Academy Members or their associated staff.