ACUSHNET COMPANY PRIVACY POLICIESAcushnet Company
P.O. Box 965
Fairhaven, MA 02719
What Information Is Collected
When you visit this Site, we recognize only your domain name and not your e-mail address. We will see your e-mail address only if you fill out a form or send us an e-mail message. We may also collect information about you if you register on a page, fill out a survey, place an order, upload content, post blog entries or comments, participate in our contests or if you otherwise voluntarily tell us about yourself or your activities. We collect Internet-related Information from visitors to our Site, including the referring URL, your IP address, which browser you used to come to this Site, the country, state or province, the pages of our Site that you viewed during your visit and any search terms you entered on our Site, for the purposes of system administration, to gather broad demographic information, and to monitor the level of Site activity. We track customers' traffic patterns throughout their online sessions, including which pages or specific URLs a customer views while using the Site. We use your Internet-related Information to diagnose problems with our servers and software and to administer our Site.
How Information Is Used
Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit or certain emails you open. They are widely used in order to make websites work, as well as to provide business and marketing information to the owners of the site. Details
Cookies are used for technical reasons to enable the efficient working of titleist.com. For example, to:
- balance website traffic to ensure our customers receive a consistent and reliable service.
- limit traffic to key parts of the website in order to maintain performance levels.
- store customers’ acceptance of the website terms and conditions, without which access is not granted to certain features on titleist.com.
Ease of use
Cookies are used to enhance the ease of use of titleist.com for consumers. For example, to:
- remember consumers’ country of choice and presenting relevant content.
- keep track of login status to ensure that a consumer can effectively utilize titleist.com.
Cookies are used to gather statistics on how consumers use the site. For example, to gain insight into how consumers use the website so that we can make improvements to its usability.
Cookies are used to enable us to present appropriate messages to our consumers. For example, to allow titleist.com to serve up different versions of a page for marketing purposes.
This Site uses pixels, or transparent GIF files, to help manage our online advertising and to help us manage our content by informing us what content is effective. Transparent GIFs are tiny graphics with a unique identifier, similar in function to cookies, and are used to track the online movements of Web users. These GIF files are provided by our ad management partners, DoubleClick, Affiperf and MediaMath. These files enable such partners to recognize a unique cookie on your Web browser, which in turn enables us to learn which advertisements bring users to our Site and also display relevant advertisements to users. Transparent GIFs are not tied to a user's personally identifiable information.
We employ other companies to perform certain functions on our behalf, such as blog website hosting, fulfilling orders, delivering packages, and services related to the design, maintenance and improvement of this Site and our database and related systems. Regardless of whether you have provided us with consent, we will share your information with those companies that perform certain functions on our behalf under contract to us, as well as in the following other situations. We may also need to disclose personal information if required by law; when we have a good faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with a current judicial proceeding; to respond to a court order or legal process served on us; or when necessary to protect the rights, safety or property of users of this Site, the public or Acushnet Company. If we merge with or are acquired by another company, if we sell all or substantially all of our relevant assets or file for bankruptcy, we may disclose personal information to the acquirer. We may also disclose non-identifiable information about our users to third parties. We may also disclose personally identifiable information if you have given us consent to do so.
Our users are given the opportunity to opt-out of having their email address used for commercial emails from Acushnet Company at the time they receive any marketing email messages from us (alternatively, we give our users the ability to opt-in before receiving such commercial marketing messages if we are required to give such an option under local law). In any case, users who no longer wish to receive our promotional communications may opt-out of receiving these communications by modifying their preferences in their Site user profile, or by contacting us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 1-800-225-8500.
By setting your profile to "public," other Team Titleist members will be able to see your first name, last name, city and state of residence when searching for other members on Team Titleist. If your profile is shown in a search result, other Team Titleist members will have the option to send you a friend request. You will always have the option to accept or reject a friend request from another Team Titleist member. If you elect to make your profile "private" your profile information will not be displayed in member search results on Team Titleist.
Use of This Website by Children
This Site is not designed for, nor do we believe it is appealing to, children under the age of 13. We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under the age of 13. We encourage children to consult their parents before providing personal information. Parents, to learn more about how to protect your children online, visit http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/edu/pubs/consumer/tech/tec08.shtm.
This Site may contain links to other sites. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our Site and to read the privacy statements of each and every site that collects personally identifiable information. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by this Site.
We use reasonable efforts to protect our users' information. When users submit sensitive information via the Site, we use reasonable efforts to protect our users' information both online and off-line. When our order form asks users to enter credit card numbers, that information is encrypted and is protected with encryption software. While on a secure page, such as our checkout page, the lock icon on the bottom of most Web browsers becomes locked.
When we use software to protect your information online, we also use reasonable efforts to protect your information off-line. Access to our users' information is restricted to employees of our company and its affiliates and agencies who need the information to perform a specific job (such as billing or shipping).
Information Storage and Transfer
Your information will be transferred to Acushnet Company, Fairhaven, Massachusetts, United States of America, which location may be outside of your own country, and by providing us with your information, you are consenting to such transfer.
Correcting, Updating or Deleting Personal Information
If a user's personally identifiable information changes, or if a user no longer desires our service or in all other cases, we provide a way to access, correct, update or delete a user's personally identifiable information. This can be done by logging into your profile at this Site’s registration on the home page or by our customer support at 1-800-225-8500. If you request that we delete your personally identifiable information or deactivate your account we may retain aggregate information developed from your personal information.
Notification of Changes
Please see Acushnet's Legal Notice or terms governing use of this Site.
Acushnet Company complies with the U.S.-EU Safe Harbor Framework and the U.S.-Swiss Safe Harbor Framework as set forth by the U.S. Department of Commerce regarding the collection, use, and retention of personal information from European Union member countries and Switzerland. Acushnet Company has certified that it adheres to the Safe Harbor Privacy Principles of notice, choice, onward transfer, security, data integrity, access, and enforcement. To learn more about the Safe Harbor program, and to view Acushnet Company’s certification, please visit http://www.export.gov/safeharbor/.
"agent" means any third party that uses personal information provided to Acushnet to perform tasks on request of the Company.
"personal information" means information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person.
"sensitive personal information" means personal information concerning race, ethnicity, political opinions, religious or philosophical beliefs, trade union membership, or a person’s health or sex life.
When Acushnet collects personal information from persons in the EU or Switzerland, it will inform them of the purposes for which it collects and uses their personal information, the types of non-agent third parties, if any, to which Acushnet may disclose the information, the choices and means, if any, offered for limiting disclosure of personal information. Personal information will only be collected from individuals as permitted by the Program or as consented by the person. Notice will be provided when persons are asked for personal information, or as soon as practicable thereafter, and in any event before Acushnet uses the information for a purpose other than for which it was collected.
Acushnet offers the opportunity to choose (i.e., opt-out or opt-in when required by local law) whether their personal information is (1) disclosed to a non-agent third-party, or (2) used for a purpose other than that for which it was collected or subsequently authorized. For sensitive personal information, Acushnet gives persons the opportunity to affirmatively consent (i.e., opt-in) to the disclosure of the information to a non-agent third-party or use of the information for a purpose other than that for which it was collected or subsequently authorized by the individual.
SECURITY AND DATA INTEGRITY
Acushnet will use personal information only in ways compatible with the purposes for which it was collected or subsequently authorized and will take reasonable precautions to protect personal information in its possession from loss, misuse, and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration and destruction. Acushnet will take reasonable steps to ensure that personal information is accurate, complete, current and relevant to its intended use.
Upon request and reasonable notice, Acushnet will grant persons reasonable access to personal information that it holds about them, and will take reasonable steps to permit correction, amendment, or deletion of information demonstrated to be inaccurate or incomplete.
Acushnet will obtain assurances from its agents that they will safeguard personal information consistently with this Policy. If Acushnet learns that an agent is using or disclosing personal information in a manner contrary to this Policy, Acushnet will take steps to prevent or stop the use or disclosure.
Acushnet will conduct audits of its relevant privacy practices to verify adherence to this Policy. Any employee that Acushnet determines has violated this Policy will be subject to disciplinary action up to and including termination.
Questions regarding use or disclosure of personal information should be directed to Acushnet’s Vice President and Assistant General Counsel at the address set forth below. Acushnet will investigate and attempt to resolve complaints and disputes regarding use and disclosure of personal information according to this Policy. Acushnet has agreed to participate in the dispute resolution procedures of the panel established the European and Swiss data protection authorities to resolve disputes pursuant to the Safe Harbor Principles for complaints or disputes that cannot be resolved through this internal process.
Questions or comments regarding this policy should be submitted to:
Roland A. Giroux
VP and Assistant General Counsel
333 Bridge Street
Fairhaven, MA 02719
This Policy may be amended as appropriate, according to the requirements of the Program and Acushnet will provide appropriate notice of such amendments.
EU AND SWITZERLAND EMPLOYEE PRIVACY NOTICE
Acushnet collects and uses personal information about employees only for legitimate purposes reasonably related to an employee's employment, the employee's performance of the duties and responsibilities of his or her position, or Acushnet's ability to make services and benefits available to the employee.
Acushnet only transfers personal information to the US for payroll management, headcount, incentive and merit decisions, succession planning, organization promotion and advancement, participation in benefit programs and other traditional human resources and/or personnel functions. The information transferred includes contact information, including name, address, internal or external identification numbers, compensation information, performance ratings, proposed incentive and merit increases and benefit program eligibility and participation information. The information collected is used solely for human resource administration, and is not further disseminated or used for any other purpose (e.g., marketing).
Employees are permitted reasonable access, after notice, to the personal information transferred to the US and may correct, amend or delete information that is inaccurate as reasonably possible. For access to your personal information, please contact your local human resource representative.