Terms and Conditions aka “What to expect from whom”:
•Students will be expected to ask for instructor’s qualifications and references. This includes but is not limited to.
- Instructor numbers to verify via their certifying agency that they are authorized to teach;
- Personal dive insurance or shop insurance as required where you live and/or as required by the agency the instructor teaches for;
- Completed teaching credentials for any specialty courses beyond the basic “open water” course; etc
- How the instructor approaches teaching i.e. small classes, private classes, duration of classes, etc.
- All costs involved i.e. some classes include ‘everything’ in the price and others have a ‘low price’ with a long list of extra charges;
- Why an instructor feels they are successful teaching scuba especially if you as the student are not considered a ‘fish’ in the water, or have a learning disability or busy work schedule, or prefer ‘in classroom’ instruction to ‘online instruction’ etc.
- If the instructor offers online classes and how that works and how much they cost in comparison to the ‘in person’ instruction;
- List of previous students names and numbers you can call to speak with
•Students will learn the benefits of getting certified to dive via an independent scuba or dive instructor compared to getting certified via a shop instructor.
•Students will have access to information related to diving, instruction and all things “scuba”.
•Students agree to hold ISI (Independent Scuba Instructors) harmless for any and all reasons as we are merely a search tool to connect divers and instructors.
IndependentScubaInstructors.com (ISI) offers a place to advertise your services to the public thru social media and other platforms to create the first ever independent scuba and dive instruction directory for the purpose of finding students to sign up with you and your dive program.
•You as the instructor will need to provide your own agreement or contract with each student as well as your terms and conditions regarding payments, scheduling, missed classes, refunds, etc
•Instructors agree to keep their ISI site profiles up to date and accurate as well as maintain any membership fees to keep their profile visible and searchable on the site should we offer a ‘subscription option’ or ‘premium services’ in the future.
•Instructors agree to uphold the standards of their certifying agency(s) and provide the best possible service to future students taking classes from them.
•Instructors agree to help ISI with constructive and helpful ways that ISI can better help them and our dive industry in general.
•Instructors agree to hold ISI harmless for any and all reasons as we are merely a search tool to connect divers and instructors.
ISI aka Independent Scuba Instructors:
•IndependentScubaInstructors.com aka ISI offers a single source for divers and non divers to find instructors and a convenient place for instructors to advertise their services to the public thru a simple to use directory to further promote the love of diving and our sport.
•ISI does not vet instructors nor students and each are required to due their own due diligence. We will attempt to provide educational materials from certifying agencies, online resources and information from and/or access to other professionals in the industry.
•ISI will provide a feedback mechanism so that you can share your experiences with the dive pros listed in our directory similar to trip advisor, amazon, etc
•ISI will work to further industry goals and objectives to help our sport survive and thrive and to help and benefit all those who love it!
Privacy & Operational Policies Who we are About Us
We are divers wanting to help other divers learn to dive and to fall in love with the ocean and scuba as much as we have. We discovered that no resource existed to help students find independent dive and scuba instructors, so we decided to create our own directory for independent scuba and dive instructors. We’d love for you to tell others about this resource and consider contributing support materials to it. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more info or to submit ideas. Thank you!
Industry regulatory disclosure requirements
We do not endorse any instructor certifying agency nor do we denounce any instructor certifying agency. We do not endorse any instructors listed in our directory nor do we denounce any instructors listed in our directory. If we receive any instructor complaints we will forward them to the instructor’s certifying agency for appropriate action(s) and may suspend and/or remove that instructor’s listing as a result or until a final review has been made. For more information on this or any other matter please email email@example.com
What personal data we collect and why we collect it Add Your Listing
When you create an account to set up an independent scuba instructor listing you provide key critical information including your instructor rating, your certifying agency, your email, location/address, telephone and a chance to tell prospective students about your qualifications and why they should get certified by you. This information is now resident in our system with most if not all visible to anyone using the directory. This information is not used for any purposes other than as a service to help prospective students find you.
When visitors email us or leave comments on the site (should we active this feature) we may collect the data shown in the registration form.
When you upload your image to the Independent Scuba Instructor (ISI) Directory, 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.
Currently we do not use a contact form and rather allow prospects to contact you directly via the email or telephone number you supply. Note that this information is visible to prospects and anyone using this directory so we can not guarantee any assurances of privacy after you post this information for the end user’s use.
Embedded content from other websites
Currently we perform no analytics with your information nor with that of visitors visiting the site.
Who we share your data with
Currently we do not share your data with anyone.
How long we retain your data
For users that register in our directory, we store the personal information you provide in your user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except you cannot change your username). Website administrators can see and edit any information in the directory. Once you submit your listing it is reviewed to ensure it appears to have been created by a human and not a bot. Listings that appear to be created by bots will be deleted. If we inadvertently delete your profile you will be able to create it again. Simply email firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
What rights you have over your data
If you have an account on this site, 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
Currently we do not send your data anywhere.
Your contact information
Please note that if you want to create an instructor listing in our directory that you must supply a valid email to receive your login credentials. Also in order for students to contact you about taking a class from you, you need to supply a valid email address. We use email as the primary form of contact but you can optionally list your telephone number and/or website if you have one for contact purposes. If you do not have an official dive instructor email consider creating one but understand that email is the primary way ISI Directory will attempt to contact you. It is important that you keep a valid email on file with us that you regularly check or we will remove your instructor profile/listing.
Additional information How we protect your data
By making most forms of your contact info optional other than email, we are protecting you from as much internet related maliciousness as humanly possible. Since this is a simple directory for which we allow you as much or as little autonomy in choosing what information you supply, we can not protect your data since everything you post will be in the public domain. Please use caution when leaving multiple forms of contact info for prospective students.
What data breach procedures we have in place
Since we do not collect nor mandate the posting of any sensitive information/data, we do not provide data breach procedures.
What third parties we receive data from
We do not receive data from any third party suppliers.
What automated decision making and/or profiling we do with user data
We do not perform any automated decision making and/or profiling with user data.