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.
Scope of this policy.
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
website www.scranet.org as it may be modified, relocated and/or redirected from time to time
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
consent statement that is presented at the point where you can submit your personal data to
means information that relates to you as an individually identifiable person, such
as your name, e-mail address, and mobile.
2. WHAT PERSONAL DATA WE COLLECT
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:
b) Information We Collect Through Technology on The Site
- Contact information, including name, email address, mailing address, and telephone
- 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
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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:
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
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
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
CHILDREN’S ONLINE PRIVACY PROTECTION ACT COMPLIANCE
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
- 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
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.
4. HOW WE SHARE THE PERSONAL DATA WE COLLECT
We do not sell or rent your personal data to third parties. The following are some of the ways
we share your personal data:
5. HOW WE PROTECT THE PERSONAL DATA WE COLLECT
- 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
- 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
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.
6. YOUR CHOICES REGARDING YOUR PERSONAL DATA
You may contact firstname.lastname@example.org to access, update, correct, and delete your personal data.
You can contact us at: email@example.com
CALIFORNIA ONLINE PRIVACY PROTECTION ACT COMPLIANCE/YOUR CALIFORNIA PRIVACY
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
7. INFORMATION SPECIFIC TO NON-U.S. USERS
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 email@example.com 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
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
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:
Right to Object to Processing for Direct Marketing or Legitimate Interests:
- 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
- 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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
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
EEA Individuals can exercise these rights by contacting email@example.com. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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.