This privacy statement discloses the privacy practices for www.athenscountryclub.com and the private organization, Athens Country Club, Inc., ('Club'), owner of the domain name, www.athenscountryclub.com.
Information Collection and Use
The Club is the sole owner of the information collected on this Web site. The Club will not sell, share, or rent this information to others in ways different from what is disclosed in this statement. The Club collects information from its members at several different points on the Web site.
In order to receive information concerning The Club, a user must be a bonafide Club member in good standing or an authorized management employee (collectively and individually "users") and register ("opt in") to use this Web site. During registration, users are required to furnish their log-in names and passwords. Other information furnished by users is used to contact the user about the services provided by the Club, Club events and to enable the user to obtain information of interest concerning the Club and its activities on the website.
We use IP addresses to analyze trends, administer the site, track users' movements, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information.
This Web site may contain links to other sites. Please be aware the Club is not responsible for the privacy practices of other sites. We encourage our users when they leave our site to read the privacy statements of Web sites that collect personally identifiable information. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by this Web site. While other Web sites may establish links to our site, we disclaim any responsibility for any material linked to our site. Solely for the purpose of providing access to information of potential utility to users, links may appear on this site to allow direct access to such information. We do not monitor or review the content of such independently operated sites. Their inclusion is neither intended nor understood to constitute any implied or express approval or acceptance of the validity of the information contained in such independent sites and is not intended nor should it be understood by the user as an endorsement or recommendation of any of the information, products, or manufacturers identified in those independently operated sites.
Users who no longer wish to receive event notices or promotional materials from the Club may opt-out of receiving these communications by clicking the unsubscribe link at the bottom of the email.
We will only share aggregated demographic information with our own officers, governors and management staff. This information is not linked to any personal information that can identify any individual person. Being a distinctly private club, the Club does not sell any lists or contact information regarding our members to any third parties. Certain information is being shared with the third party service provider who hosts our Web site and furnishes software used in the development and maintenance of the Web site and is necessary for the third party to provide these services. The third party is not allowed to use personally identifiable information except for the purpose of providing these services.
Though we make every effort to preserve user privacy, we may need to disclose personal information when required by law wherein we have a good-faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with a current judicial proceeding, a court order or legal process served on our Web site.
Surveys & Contests
On occasion, our site may request information from users via surveys or contests. Participation in these surveys or contests is completely voluntary and the user therefore has a choice whether or not to disclose this information. Information requested may include contact information (such as name and mailing address) and demographic information (such as zip code, age level). Contact information will be used to notify the winners and award prizes. Survey information will be used for purposes of monitoring or improving the use and satisfaction level of members with this site or the club's facilities, events, and services.
This Web site takes every precaution to protect our users' information. When users submit sensitive information via the Web site, your information is protected both online and offline. While we use SSL encryption to protect sensitive information online, we also do everything in our power to protect user-information offline. All of our users' information, not just the sensitive information mentioned above, is restricted in our offices. Only employees who need to know the information to perform a specific job are granted access to personally identifiable information. Our employees must use password-protected screen-savers when they leave their desk. When they return, they must re-enter their password to re-gain access to your information. Furthermore, ALL employees are kept up-to-date on our security and privacy practices. Periodically, as well as any time new policies are added, our employees are notified and reminded about the importance we place on privacy and what they can do to ensure our members' information is protected. Finally, the servers that we store personally identifiable information on are kept in a secure environment, behind a locked cage. If you have any questions about the security at our Web site, you can send an email to Sara Wilkinson at .
Notification of Changes
If, however, we are going to use users' personally identifiable information in a manner different from that stated at the time of collection we will notify users via email. Users will have a choice as to whether or not we use their information in this different manner. However, if users have opted out of all communication with the site, or are no longer Club members or employees, the Club will delete all information relating to them, deactivate their access code to the website and they will not be contacted, nor will their personal information be used in this new manner. In addition, if we make any material changes in our privacy practices that do not affect user information already stored in our database, we will post a prominent notice on our Web site notifying users of the change. In some cases where we post a notice we will also email users, who have opted to receive communications from us, notifying them of the changes in our privacy practices.
Corrections and Concerns
If users have questions or concerns regarding this privacy statement, they should first contact the Club by sending an email to Jan Beggerly at specifying their correction, question or concern. If they do not receive prompt acknowledgment of their inquiry or their inquiry is not satisfactorily addressed, they should then contact Michael Cofer, General Manager, by email at
Athens Country Club
2700 Jefferson Road
Athens, Georgia 30607