We are a sailing school based in the Netherlands that is devoted to delivering the highest level of teaching and adhere to the world-renowned training methods.

We use your information to make booking courses, teaching in an online environment and sending you our newsletters possible. This privacy policy has been created for you to understand what information we collect and why we collect it.

What is My Data?

GDPR data protection regulations define your data as the following:
"Any information related to a natural person or ‘Data Subject’, that can be used to directly or indirectly identify the person. It can be anything from a name, a photo, an email address, bank details, posts on social networking websites, medical information, or a computer IP address."
GDPR data protection regulations define your data as the following:
Basically, your data is the digital information that makes up you and deserves the same rights and respect that you hold.

How does MOSS use your data?

We have a few scenarios where we collect your data to help process your order, or to help us find ways to improve the service that we offer you:

Visiting our Website

When you visit our website we use little pieces of data, called cookies, to anonymously track your use of our website. We use this information to understand what content our visitors like reading, which device people are using and other information which help us make your experience more enjoyable. You are asked to accept the use of cookies on our website when you first visit. Our analytics are anonymous, as we don’t match this data to IP addresses, orders or email addresses. We do not collect information about what you specifically looked at on our website, only the aggregated data of what people in general do, such as page views. Also, this is only whilst you are on our website, and not whilst browsing other websites.

Ordering and Booking Courses

We collect your email, phone number and other information needed to comply with the RYA standards. We use this information to communicate with you about the status and notification of your course as well as sending information about your course to you.

Using our forms

All forms on MOSS-Sailing.com are built and processed by Webflow and fall under their regulation. When you fill out and send a form, the information you send is stored upon the MOSS Sailing Webflow account and an email is sent to info@moss-sailing.com. We use the stored data in webflow as a backup (in the event of an email outage) while the email is used as a means to communicate to the sender said message.

Online Courses

To enable access to your online course we need to share some of your personal data with the RYA via your user profile in www.ryainteractive.org. This learning management website is hosted and maintained by a third party called Learning Pool, who will not use your personal information for any reason other than enabling your course. Your name and email address will be entered on www.ryainteractive.org in order to create your user account.

On your first access to the site, you will be asked to enter your address and date of birth. You will have access to the site for one year in order to complete your online course. During this period, your personal information will be held on the website by Learning Pool and be available to this training centre and the RYA for the purpose of managing your course. Instructional support will be provided by this training centre for a period of one year from the date of your course booking.

On completion of your course, your name, email, date of birth and address will be transferred to the RYA's central database for the purpose of recording details of the course and any certification you gain as a result of it. This information allows the RYA to record your certification, to update any records they may already hold about you or your qualifications and to verify your certificate if required. After one year from the date of your enrolment on the course, your user account will be removed from www.ryainteractive.org. Full details of how the RYA will deal with your personal information will be displayed when you first access www.ryainteractive.org.
In short, to use the RYA Online system we have to share the needed data with the RYA.


The personal information we collect allows us to keep you posted on MOSS’s latest announcements, promotions and upcoming events. If you don’t want to be on our mailing list, you are free to unsubscribe at any time using the unsubscribe button on any of our newsletters. We do not sell our lists (a collection of subscribers) or buy lists from third-party providers and only add you to our newsletter with your active consent. We use Mailchimp to send our newsletters and manage our mailings lists.‍
In short, we use various pieces of data to access the RYA Online system, send you personalised newsletters, process your bookings and more.

Stored Data

The data that we collect from you may be transferred to, and stored at, a destination outside the EEA. By submitting your personal data, you agree to this transfer, storing or processing. We will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with this privacy policy.

We are based in the Netherlands, but, unless we expressly agree otherwise (including through our Terms), we may host, transfer, and process data, including Personal Information, in the Netherlands and in other countries. When you access or use the Service, or otherwise provide information to us, you are consenting, on behalf of you and your authorized agents, (and representing that you have the authority to provide such consent) to the processing and transfer of information in and to the Netherlands and other countries which may have different privacy laws from your or their country of residence.

In short, some of your data may be stored on servers outside of Europe through the use of the third-party services which we use.

Third-party Services

The third party sites and services we use to process your data include:
  • Shopify - powers our online shop and allows us to accept discount and promotion codes.
  • Mollie - used to process your payment information upon checkout using the online shop. This allows us to accept Credit Cards, Visas and iDeal payments.
  • Google Analytics - anonymous data helps us understand how people use our site and finds ways to improve it for you.
  • Facebook - social media system to connect to our audience and send information we believe our followers will enjoy. We also use the Facebook Messenger platform on our site to allow visitors to communicate quickly and efficiently with us.
  • MailChimp - we use this to send our newsletters and manage our subscribers lists.
  • Airtable - we use Airtable as a database to document and record our students so we can provide any post course information, updates as well as arrange for certificate replacements.
  • Webflow - forms submitted through our 'Home Page' as well as our 'Booking Page' are sent using Webflow. The information submitted is stored on our Webflow account as well sent as emails within Gmail.
  • RYA Interactive - we use this to offer the online courses to our students.
We use third-party services in order to provide certain services, such as process Credit Card payments or send newsletters.