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Privacy Policy

This policy describes the ways we collect, store, use, and protect your personal information. You accept this policy and consent to such collection, storage and use when you sign up for or usage of our web site or web services or any other features, technologies or functionalities offered by us on our website or through any other means. We may amend this policy at any time by posting a revised version on our website. The revised version will be effective at the time we post it. In addition, if the revised version includes a substantial change, we will provide you with 30 days’ prior notice by posting notice of the change on the "Policy Updates" page of our website. After this 30 days notice, you will be considered as having expressly consented to all amendments to this policy.

Binding Corporate Rules

In addition to the privacy practices set out in this Privacy Policy, The Hyderabad Golf Club has established a set of Corporate Rules (also referred to as Binding Corporate Rules). These Corporate Rules are a commitment by The Hyderabad Golf Club to adequately protect your personal information regardless of where the data resides, and depending upon your location, may provide additional privacy rights.

How we collect information about you

When you visit The Hyderabad Golf Club website or use The Hyderabad Golf Club Services, we collect your IP address and standard web log information, such as your browser type and the pages you accessed on our website. If you opt to pay your dues using the website, we collect the following types of information:

  • Contact information - your name, address, phone, email, Skype ID and other similar information.
  • Financial information - the bank account numbers and credit card numbers give us when you use the web site.
Before permitting you to use the web site, we may require you to provide additional information we can use to verify your identity or address or manage risk, such as your date of birth, national ID number, Nationality, and other identifying information. We may also obtain information about you from third parties such as credit bureaus and identity verification services.When you are using the web site, we collect information about your transactions and your other activities on our website or using the web site and we may collect information about your computer or other access device for fraud prevention purposes.Finally, we may collect additional information from or about you in other ways such as from contacts with our customer support team,results when you respond to a survey, from interactions with members of The Hyderabad Golf Club and from other companies.

How we use cookies

When you access our website, we, or companies we hire to track how our website is used, may place small data files called "cookies" on your computer.We send a "session cookie" to your computer when you log in to your account or otherwise use the web site. This type of cookie helps us to recognize you if you visit multiple pages on our site during the same session, so that we don't need to ask you for your password on each page. Once you log out or close your browser, this cookie expires and no longer has any effect.We also use longer-lasting cookies for other purposes such as to display your e-mail address on our sign-in form, so that you don't need to retype the e-mail address each time you log in to your account.We encode our cookies so that only we can interpret the information stored in them. You are free to decline our cookies if your browser permits, but doing so may interfere with your use of our website.We and our service-providers also use cookies to customize our services,content and advertising; measure promotional effectiveness, and promote trust and safety.You may encounter cookies from third parties when using the web site on certain websites that we do not control (for example, if you view a webpage created by a third party or use an application developed by a third party, there may be a cookie placed by that web page or application).

How we protect and store personal information

Throughout this policy, we use the term "personal information" to describe information that can be associated with a specific person and can be used to identify that person. We do not consider personal information to include information that has been anonymized so that it does not identify a specific user.We store and process your personal information on our computers in the US and at various customer and operations support centers around the world such as in India and Singapore and we protect it by maintaining physical, electronic and procedural safeguards provided by our hosting services provider. Our hosting services provider uses computer safeguards such as firewalls and data encryption, the hosting services provider enforces physical access controls to the buildings and files, and we authorize access to personal information only for those employees who require it to fulfill their job responsibilities.

How we use the personal information we collect

Our primary purpose in collecting personal information is to provide you with a safe, smooth, efficient, and customized experience.To that end, we use your personal information to:

  • provide the services and customer support you request;
  • process transactions and send notices about your transactions
  • resolve disputes, collect fees, and troubleshoot problems;
  • prevent potentially prohibited or illegal activities, and enforce our User Agreement;
  • customize, measure, and improve our services and the content andlayout of our website;
  • deliver targeted marketing, service update notices, and promotional offers based on your communication preferences;
  • compare information for accuracy and verify it with third parties.

Marketing

We do not sell or rent your personal information to third-parties for their marketing purposes without your explicit consent. We may combine your information with information we collect from other companies and use it to improve and personalize our services, content and advertising. If you do not wish to receive marketing communications from us or participate in our ad-customization programs, simply indicate your preference by logging into youraccount going to the Profile subtab under the My Account tab and adjusting your preferences or by following the directions provided with the communication or advertisement.

How we share personal information with other members /staff of The Hyderabad Golf Club / Financial Institutions

To process your payments, we need to share some of your personal information with the bank or company that you are paying from or is
paying you. Your contact information, date of sign-up, the number of payments you have sent/received, and whether you have verified control of a bank account are provided to committee members / office bearers. In addition, this and other information may also be shared with third parties when you use these third parties to access website. Unless you agreed to it, these third parties are not allowed to use this information for any other purpose other than to enable the website services.

We work with third parties, including merchants. In doing so, a third party may share information about you with us, such as your email address or mobile phone number, when a payment is sent to you or, when you attempt to pay that merchant or through that third party. We use this information to confirm to that you are a member of The Hyderabad Golf Club and to send you notification that you have made/received a payment.Regardless, we will not disclose your credit card number or bank account number to anyone except with your express permission or if we are required to do so to comply with credit card association rules, a valid regulatory or law enforcement request, or, to cooperate in an ongoing law enforcement investigation, as otherwise required by law.

How we share personal information with other parties

We may share your personal information with:

  • Members of The Hyderabad Golf Club. corporate family -- like other companies -- to provide joint content, products and services (like registration,transactions and customer support), to help detect and prevent potentially illegal acts and violations of our policies, and to guide decisions about their products, services and communications. Members of our corporate family will use this information to send you marketing communications only if you have requested their services.
  • Service providers under contract who help with parts of our business operations; (fraud prevention, collection activities, marketing, technology services). Our contracts dictate that these service providers only use your information in connection with the services they perform for us and not for their own benefit.
  • Organisations / Companies that we plan to merge with or be acquired by. (Should such a combination occur, we will require that the new combined entity follow this privacy policy with respect to yourpersonal information. If your personal information could be usedcontrary to this policy, you will receive prior notice).

Law enforcement, government officials, or other third parties when:

  • we are compelled to do so by a subpoena, court order or similar legal procedure,
  • we need to do so to comply with law or credit card association rules
  • we are cooperating with an ongoing law enforcement investigation,
  • we believe in good faith that the disclosure of personal information is necessary to prevent physical harm or financial loss, to report suspected illegal activity, or to investigate violations of our User Agreement.
  • Other third parties with your consent or direction to do so.

Please note that these third parties may be in other countries where the laws on processing personal information may be less stringent than in India.
The Hyderabad Golf Club will not sell or rent any of your personal information to third parties in the normal course of doing business and only shares your personal information with third parties as described in this policy.

How you can contact us about privacy questions

If you have questions or concerns regarding this policy, you should contact us at the offices of the club.


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