Privacy Policy

Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association Privacy Policy

Last Updated: September 2018

The Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association, (“SC&RA”) takes your privacy seriously. We want you to know how we collect, use, share, and protect your personal data.

This Privacy Policy tells you:

    1. Overview
    2. What personal data we collect
    3. How we use the personal data we collect
    4. How we share the personal data we collect
    5. How we protect the personal data we collect
    6. Your choices regarding your personal data
    7. Information specific to non-U.S. users
    8. Changes to this Privacy Policy


Scope of this policy. This Privacy Policy applies only to personal data that we collect on the website as it may be modified, relocated and/or redirected from time to time (the “Site”).

Your consent. If you do not want us to handle your personal data as described in this Privacy Policy, please do not use the Site. If you reside outside the U.S., you will not be able to submit personal data through this website unless you consent to this Privacy Policy by agreeing to the consent statement that is presented at the point where you can submit your personal data to the Site.

Personal data means information that relates to you as an individually identifiable person, such as your name, e-mail address, and mobile.


a) Information You Give Us

We collect personal data that you voluntarily share with us through the Site. For example, we collect information from you when you create an account or fill out a request form on the Site.

The personal data we collect from you may include:

  • Contact information, including name, email address, mailing address, and telephone number
  • Business information such as employer name, occupation, industry, job function, job title, and SC&RA member type
  • Information about the events that you or your spouse choose to attend
  • payment information, including billing address, credit card number, and expiration date

b) Information We Collect Through Technology on The Site
We collect information through technology to enhance our ability to serve you. When you access and use the Site, SC&RA and, in some cases, our third-party service providers collect information about how you interact with the Site. We describe below methods we use to collect information through technology.

IP Address
When you visit the Site, we collect your device identifier, browser information, and Internet Protocol (IP) address. An IP address is often associated with the portal you used to enter the Internet, like your Internet service provider (ISP), company, association, or university. While an IP address may reveal your ISP or geographic area, we cannot determine your identity solely based upon your IP address. We do not link your personal data to device identifier information, browser information, and IP addresses. Where, according to local law, IP addresses and the like are considered personal data, then we treat them as such.

Do We Use Cookies?
Yes. Cookies are small pieces of data that the Site or our service provider transfers through your Web browser that enables the Site’s or service provider’s systems to recognize your browser and capture and remember certain information. We use cookies to help us understand how users use the Site. For example, cookies gather information about how long you spend on a web page so that we can understand what web pages are of most interest to users. Our cookies do not collect your personal data, except to the extent that IP addresses might be considered personal data.

If you prefer, you can choose to have your browser warn you each time a cookie is being sent, or you can choose to turn off cookies by adjusting your browser settings. If you turn off your cookies, some of the features on the Site may not function properly.

Google Analytics
We use cookies provided by Google Analytics, a third-party service provider, to assist us in better understanding our Site visitors. These cookies collect data tied to a user’s IP address, such as the length of time a user spends on a page, the pages a user visits, and the websites a user visits before and after visiting the Site. Based on this information, Google Analytics compiles aggregate data about Site traffic and Site interactions, which we use to offer better Site experiences and tools in the future. Google Analytics does not collect any personal data (other than IP Address which may be considered personal data in some countries. You can obtain more information about Google Analytics here:

Web Beacons
We may include small graphic images or other web programming code, called web beacons (also known as "pixel tags", “web bugs” or "clear GIFs"), on the Site. The web beacons are minute graphics with a unique identifier. They are used to track the online movements of Web users. In contrast to cookies, which are stored in a user's computer hard drive, web beacons are embedded invisibly on Web pages and are about the size of the period at the end of this sentence.

Your ‘Do Not Track’ Browser Setting
We support the Do Not Track (DNT) browser setting. DNT is a preference you can set in your browser’s settings to let the websites you visit know that you do not want the websites collecting your personal data.

We may track your online activities over time and across third-party websites or online services. For example, we might use web beacons to help us determine what links or advertisers brought you to our Site. We then track your activities on our Site. We also may use web beacons to track your visits to other websites so that third-party service providers can display SC&RA advertisements to you on those other websites based on your activities while on the Site (“remarketing”).

c) Information Third Parties Provide About You
We supplement the information we collect about you through the Site with records received from third parties in order to enhance our ability to serve you to tailor our content to you, and to offer you information that we believe may be of interest to you. For example, the service provider that processes orders submitted through the Site shares your order information, but not payment information, with us.

d) Information You Provide to A Third Party
The Site includes links from the Site to, and plug-ins (such as Twitter buttons) from, sites or applications operated by third parties (“Third-Party Sites”). SC&RA does not control any ThirdParty Sites and is not responsible for any information they may collect. The information collection practices of a Third-Party Site are governed by its privacy policy. It is your choice to enter any Third-Party Site. We recommend that you read its privacy policy if you choose to do so.

The Site, products and services are all directed to people who are at least 13 years old or older. If you are under the age of 13, you are not authorized to use the Site.

3. HOW WE USE THE PERSONAL DATA WE COLLECT We use the information we collect to serve you and improve your experience on the Site. These purposes include:

  • Responding to requests for information
  • Processing membership applications to SC&RA
  • Processing applications for SC&RA contests
  • Allowing users to purchase SC&RA products
  • Registering users for SC&RA promotions and events
  • Contacting users for marketing, advertising, and sales purposes
  • Improving our products and services
  • Responding to questions and feedback
  • Conducting market research and analysis
  • Continuously evaluating and improving the online user experience
  • Network and information security
  • Fraud prevention
  • Reporting suspected criminal acts
  • Compliance with the law or to protect the rights, property, or safety of SC&RA, our users, or others
  • Determining what content users may or may not have access to

Data Retention
We retain your personal data for the duration of your relationship with SC&RA. We also retain your personal data for 5 years after our last interaction with you.

We do not sell or rent your personal data to third parties. The following are some of the ways we share your personal data:

  • Third-Party Service Providers: We will share your personal data with third-party service providers under contract with SC&RA to help us provide services to you. The following are some examples of the types of third-party service providers with which we share your personal data and our purpose for doing so:
  • Data Analytics: We retain third-party service providers to help us perform data analytics regarding your interactions with the Site. For example, Google Analytics may track what pages users visit on the Site and how long they stay there to determine how users use the Site.
  • Legal Advice: We may disclose your personal data to an attorney in the process of obtaining legal advice.
  • Third-party Processors: Through the Site, you transmit your order and payment information to a third-party order and payment processor.
  • Meeting Registration: We retain third-party service providers for meeting registration and management.
  • Advertising Platforms: We may disclose the fact that you visited the Site to advertising networks so that they can show you SC&RA advertisements on other websites and platforms. These services can help us tailor advertising that we think may be of interest to you based on your use of the Site and to otherwise collect and use data about your use of the Site. We require these third-party service providers, by written agreement, to provide safeguards for your personal data similar to the ones that we provide. in response to a court order, subpoena, civil discovery request, other legal process, or as otherwise required by law.
  • Legal Compliance and Protections: We may disclose account and other personal data when we believe disclosure is necessary to comply with the law or to protect the rights, property, or safety of SC&RA, our users, or others. This includes exchanging personal data with other companies and organizations for fraud protection and credit risk reduction.
  • Corporate Transactions: We reserve the right to disclose and transfer your data, including your personal data:
         o To a subsequent owner, co-owner, or operator of the Site or successor database.
         o In connection with a corporate merger, consolidation, bankruptcy, the sale of substantially all of our membership interests and/or assets or other corporate change, including to any prospective purchasers.

The security and confidentiality of your personal data is important to us. We have technical, administrative, and physical security measures in place to protect your personal data from unauthorized access or disclosure and improper use. For example, we restrict access to your personal data. Only employees who need the personal data to perform a specific job (for example, a customer service representative) are granted access to personal data. Employees with access to personal data are kept up-to-date on our security and privacy practices. It is important for you to protect against unauthorized access to your password and to your computer. Be sure to close your browser after you have completed your visit to the Site. Please note that despite our reasonable efforts, no security measure is ever perfect or impenetrable, so we cannot guarantee the security of your personal data.

You may contact to access, update, correct, and delete your personal data.

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, we'll do our best to answer them promptly. You can contact us at:

California residents who use the Site may request that we provide certain information regarding our disclosure of your personal data to third parties for their direct marketing purposes. You can make such a request by e-mail to

a) All locations outside of the United States

The personal data collected through the Site is downloaded to a server maintained by American Technology Services, 2751 Prosperity Ave., Suite 600, Fairfax, VA 22031, an authorized thirdparty service provider that is located in the United States and under contract with SC&RA.
SC&RA will comply with requests to exercise individual data rights in accordance with applicable law. You can contact to request to exercise your data rights.

b) European Economic Area and Switzerland
The information in this section, as well as the information in the section above titled “All locations outside of the United States”, applies to users in the European Economic Area and Switzerland (collectively, the “EEA”). Individuals in the EEA (“EEA Individuals”) are not required by statute or by contract to provide any personal data to the Site. SC&RA does not engage in automated decision-making about EEA Individuals.

Cross-Border Data Transfers:
The personal data collected through the Site will be transferred to the United States. The recipients of personal data collected through the Site (listed in Section 3 above) are located in the United States or in the country where the data was collected. The European Commission has not issued a determination that the United States ensures an adequate level of protection for personal data.

Legal Bases for Processing:
SC&RA processes your personal data with your consent and as required by law. In addition, SC&RA processes your personal data as necessary for the performance of the sales contract, for example, when processing your orders and payments, and to take steps, at your request, before entering into a membership agreement with you or your organization. SC&RA also processes personal data as necessary for its legitimate interests as follows:

  • Marketing and advertising: Unless you opt out as described below, we use your personal data regarding products and services you have ordered, or in which you have otherwise demonstrated an interest, as necessary to provide you information about the products and services that we think might interest you in accordance with applicable law.
  • Network and information security, fraud prevention, and reporting suspected criminal acts: In the event of fraud, a security incident, or a suspected criminal act, we would examine personal data that appeared to be linked to the incident as necessary to determine what happened, remediate, report to the authorities, and prevent a recurrence.

Right to Object to Processing for Direct Marketing or Legitimate Interests:
EEA Individuals have the right to object to the processing of their personal data for purposes of SC&RA’s direct marketing or legitimate interests by contacting SC&RA at

Individual Rights:

EEA Individuals have the right to access their personal data collected by the Site and to request that SC&RA update, correct, or delete their personal data as provided by applicable law. EEA Individuals also have the right to object to, or restrict, SC&RA’s processing of their personal data.

In addition, EEA Individuals have the right to data portability concerning their personal data. Subject to certain limitations, the right to data portability allows EEA Individuals to obtain from SC&RA, or to ask SC&RA to send to a third party, a digital copy of the personal data that they provided to the Site. EEA Individuals’ right to access their personal data includes their right to receive a copy of all, or a portion, of their personal data in SC&RA’s possession as long as SC&RA’s providing the personal data would not adversely affect the rights and freedoms of others.

EEA Individuals can exercise these rights by contacting SC&RA will respond to such requests in accordance with applicable data protection law. If EEA Individuals believe that their personal data has been processed in violation of applicable data protection law, they have the right to lodge a complaint with the relevant data protection authority in the country where they reside, where they work, or where the alleged violation occurred.

EEA Individuals may use the contact information above, at any time, to withdraw their consent for the processing of their personal data where SC&RA requires their consent as a legal basis for processing their personal data. Any withdrawal will apply only prospectively, and SC&RA will continue to retain the personal data that EEA Individuals provided before they withdrew their consent for as long as allowed or required by applicable law.
In addition, you may cancel or modify the email communications you have chosen to receive from SC&RA by following the instructions contained in emails from us. Alternatively, you may email SC&RA at with your request, stating “Unsubscribe” in the header and what email addresses you wish not to receive SC&RA emails. Within a reasonable period, we shall ensure that such email addresses are unsubscribed.

If we change this Privacy Policy, we will post those changes on this page and update the Privacy Policy modification date above. If we materially change this Privacy Policy in a way that affects how we use or disclose your personal data, we will provide a prominent notice of such changes and the effective date of the changes before making them and, where legally required, we also will notify you directly.

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