Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy of the Annapolis Sailing School (Scuttlebutt, LLC)


The Privacy Policy of Scuttlebutt LLC doing business as Annapolis Sailing School (including Annapolis Powerboat School, Bembe Beach Events, Keelboat Club, and KidShip) is committed to maintaining robust privacy protections for our users. Our Privacy Policy is designed to help you understand how we collect, use and safeguard the information you provide to us through communications that include phone calls, e-mails, our website, application, registration, and rental forms. The Company reserves the right to change this policy at any time and you should periodically check the Site and this privacy policy for updates.

For the purpose of this policy, “Service(s)” refers to the Company’s service(s) which can be accessed via our website at, over the phone with our staff, or when arriving for a course and camp offerings, club application,  or boat rental in which users can get information about or register for our course and camp offerings, boat rentals, or property rental for events. The terms “we”, “us”, and “our” refer to the Company. “You” refers to you, as a user of our offered services. Upon providing your Personal Information you consent to our collection, storage, use, and disclosure of your personal information as described in this Privacy Policy. 


We collect ”Non-Personal Information” and “Personal Information.” Non-Personal Information includes information that cannot be used to personally identify you, such as anonymous usage data, general demographic information we may collect, referring/exit pages, and URLs, platform types, preferences you submit and preferences that are generated based on the data you submit and number of clicks. Personal information includes any information provided by you when you request further information or register for our course and camp offerings, boat rentals, or property rental for events.


Except as otherwise stated in this Privacy Policy, we do not sell, trade, rent, or otherwise share for marketing purposes your Personal information with third parties without your consent. We use third party vendors for the on-line registration system, credit card processing, and e-mail communications. Those vendors use your personal information only at our direction and in accordance with our Privacy Policy. 

In general, the use of your Personal Information you provide to us is limited to communicating with you and registering and paying for courses and rentals. For example, we use emails to contact users in response to questions, solicit feedback, and provide information about promotional offers. Other personal information you provide to us is only used for program registration, rental information, and payment for course, camp, program, rental, or club membership. The Annapolis Sailing School does not share, rent, or sell any personal information of our customers with other companies or people unless we are required to respond to a legal process (i.e., court order, subpoena) or to establish or exercise our legal rights or defend against legal claims or when we believe it is necessary to share information in order to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, situations involving potential threats to the physical safety of any person or as otherwise required by law. 

The school gathers personal information when you register for courses, rent boats, or purchase coupons for special offers that allow us to provide you a service. Your information will only be used to provide products or services you’ve requested when we have your permission to contact you when you have registered for a course, you have purchased a coupon for a special offer, or you have requested information from us. 

In general, we use Non-Personal Information (i.e., browser, IP address, location, pages viewed, and date and time) gathered from our website to help us improve the Service and customize the user experience on our website. We also aggregate Non-Personal Information in order to track trends and analyze patterns on the Site. This Privacy Policy does not limit in any way our use or disclosure of Non-Personal Information and we reserve the right to use and disclose such Non-Personal Information to our partners, advertisers and other third parties at our discretion. 

In the event we undergo a business transaction such as a merger, acquisition by another company, or sale of all or a portion of our assets, your Personal Information may be among the assets transferred. You acknowledge and consent that such transfers may occur and are permitted by this Privacy Policy, and that any acquirer of our assets may continue to process your Personal Information as set forth in this Privacy Policy. If our information practices change at any time in the future, we will post the policy changes to the Site. We suggest that you check the Site periodically if you are concerned about how your information is used. 


We protect your information from potential security breaches by implementing certain technological security measures including encryption, firewalls and secure socket layer technology. However, these measures do not guarantee that your information will not be accesses, disclosed, altered or destroyed by breach of such firewalls and secure server software. By using our Service, you acknowledge that you understand and agree to assume these risks. 


You have the right at any time to prevent us from contacting you for marketing purposes. When we send a promotional communication to a user, the user can opt out of further promotional communications by following the unsubscribe instructions provided in each promotional email. 


As part of the Service, we may provide links to or compatibility with other websites or applications. However we are not responsible for the privacy practices employed by those websites or the information or content they contain. This Privacy Policy applies solely to information collected by us through the Site and the Service. Therefore, this Privacy Policy does not apply to your use of a third party website or application, then the privacy policy of that other website or application will apply to your access or use of that site or application. We encourage our users to read the privacy statements of other websites before proceeding to use them. 


If you have any questions regarding this Privacy Policy or the practices of this Site, please contact us by sending an email to, call (410-267-7205) or mail your inquiry to Annapolis Sailing School at 7001 Bembe Beach Rd, Annapolis, MD. 21403. 

Updated 1/18/2021


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