Who we are

Lake Yosemite Sailing Association (LYSA) is a social club that began in 1988.  We are a group of individuals that enjoy being on or by the lake and that commonality is what draws us together.  We are a non-profit, volunteer organization supported by our membership dues and fundraising efforts.  We are contracted with Merced County to manage dock leasing and maintenance for the docks at Lake Yosemite, which is owned and operated by Merced Irrigation District.  This website allows LYSA to share with the public and our members information about the LYSA and our activities.  Some areas of the website have restricted access for LYSA members only.


When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website. Uploading of copyrighted images without the consent of the copyright owner is expressly prohibited and the uploader is liable for any damages caused by such use of LYSA resources.


If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.  The privacy policy and use requirements are set by the source content site.  LYSA has no jurisdiction over how other entities of embedded content may use your data.

Third Party Analytics

We use automated devices and applications, such as Google Analytics, to evaluate usage of our website.  We may also use other analytic means to evaluate our website.  These tools are used to improve our website performance, service, and user experience.  These analytic tools may use cookies and other tracking technologies to perform their services.  Learn more about Google’s privacy practices by reviewing their policy at https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/.

Who we share your data with

If you request a password reset, your IP address will be included in the reset email.  We do not share any data with other entities outside of LYSA.  We do use a third-party virtual private server (VPS) hosting company that hosts LYSAs website content and data securely on their premises and equipment.  You can access the the hosting companies privacy policy for specific details on what data they retain.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (limited to LYSA members), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.  User profile information is visible to other LYSA members, but is not displayed publicly.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.