Privacy Policy | Overtone Digital

Privacy Policy

We respect your right to privacy.

Public Nature of Content Submitted to Sites

The nature of Overtone is to enable our members to share content of a personal and professional nature with a public worldwide audience. Please be aware that any information that you submit to us whether through forms or email, including personally identifiable information, may be publicly displayed on sites hosted at, or on websites not within our control. If you don’t want others to see such information, don’t submit it.

Forms and Content

To create a new members account, or login to an existing one, you are required to submit an email address and other personal information. We may publicly display the personal information. Your address may also be used to send you email bulletins from Overtone administrators, or from specific interest group mailing lists to which you subscribe and which you can manage via your account settings. You may also be sent automatic notifications from jobs you post on the website or other content types and the settings for these are controlled on the content page when you create it. The website will automatically send you notifications when you are shortlisted, or when other members engage with your profile pages, and these notifications settings may be updated from your profile settings pages. If there are problems with your individual profile, we may contact you via email as well. If you contribute content, such as discussion comments, to any content, your contribution may be publicly displayed including personally identifiable information. Display of visitor content is determined by the discretion of the individual content authors and Overtone editors. As the author of any article or news content to the website, your content will by default be made available to outside search engines, indexes and third party sites to scan each blog, create hyperlinks to individual blogs or distribute it further via feeds. You can delete any content you add to the website but it may take some time before 3rd party services remove their links and digital references to copies of your work. Each time you update your content, it may also send pings or feeds to sites that index or track newly updated content. These sites may publicly display a hyperlink to your site and the time that you updated it. If your site publishes XML feeds, content from or links to your site may be publicly displayed on third party sites. Where you decide to upload professional references or documents you may restrict public access to this content from your profile page by publishing or un-publishing it to your profile pages. All published content may be made available to our members.

IP Addresses and Referrers

We may publicly display the IP addresses of visitors and contributors of content hosted on We may use your IP address to help diagnose problems with our server, to tailor site content and to format the site and software to user needs, and to generate aggregate statistical reports. We may use aggregate visitor data to prepare publicly displayed reports regarding the traffic on individual pages, site popularity rankings, and referrers that visitors use to access specific content.


If you visit our web site, we may use session cookies while your browser is open, or while you are logged into our site. To facilitate our registration and login functions, we may use cookies to recognise you when you return to our website or to individual accounts hosted our site. If you do not logout of your account, these cookies allow us to keep track of your username and password, so that you do not have to resubmit the information to log into your account. Always remember to log out of your site or account so that the computer’s other users cannot access your account.

Website Statistics, User Tracking and Advertising

We use Google Analytics and Facebook pixels to track and provide us with data about how our website visitors use the website and about their interests and demographics. We use this anonymised data to help us create better advertising campaigns and to target Yachting Industry professionals more successfully. These services use their own cookies and tracking systems. For more information about the data Google and Facebook store about your online activity please read the information they may offer on their websites.

3rd Party Sharing Tools

We use AddThis which is a third party sharing tool that enables our users to more easily share content online and via other digital platforms. Add this uses its own cookies and collects user analytics and data about sharing activity. Please see their documentation for more info if required.

Disclosure of Information to Overtone Administration and to Law Enforcement

Available log records, and all data stored on our servers may be accessed by our system administrators and our contracted website developers Overtone Digital and the members of their development team. The system administrators may produce these records and data to the Overtone shareholders upon request or suspected violation of our terms of use. It is Overtone's policy to cooperate with law enforcement officials in the detection, investigation, and prosecution of unlawful activity. If we receive a warrant or subpoena for user information, we may disclose requested records to law enforcement authorities or outside parties seeking information through the legal process.

Links to Independent Websites

Any content hosted by Overtone may link to independently run web sites outside of the domain. Overtone is not responsible for the privacy practices or content of such web sites.

Children’s Privacy

The content on the Overtone site is intended for adults and we will not knowingly collect personal information from children under 13 years old. If you are a parent or legal guardian of a child under age 13 who has become a member of a site hosted by, please contact our administration at [email protected] to notify us of a suspected violation.

Contacting Us

If you have any questions about this privacy statement or the general terms of use of the site, you may contact us by email at [email protected].

We respect your right to privacy.