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Privacy Notice

Privacy Notice

AirlineFan recognizes that its customers, visitors, users, and others who use www.AirlineFan.com (collectively or individually "Users") value their privacy. This Privacy Notice details important information regarding the use and disclosure of User information collected on by AirlineFan. AirlineFan provides this Privacy Notice to help you make an informed decision about whether to use or continue using AirlineFan.

This Privacy Notice is incorporated into and is subject to the AirlineFan Terms of Use and User Agreement. Any personal information you provide on the AirlineFan site remains subject to the terms of this Privacy Notice and our Terms of Use and User Agreement. Please note that any video, image, or other content posted at the direction of Users onto the AirlineFan site becomes published content and is not considered personally identifiable information subject to this Privacy Notice.

The Information AirlineFan Collects

User Provided Information: You provide personal information (such as your name and email address) to AirlineFan when choosing to participate in various activities on the AirlineFan site such as uploading photos and photos and/or videos, posting messages in our forums or in the photo and video comments section, entering contests or sweepstakes, taking advantage of promotions, responding to surveys, or subscribing to newsletters or other mailing lists.

Cookies Information: When you visit the AirlineFan site, we may send one or more cookies - a small text file containing a string of alphanumeric characters - to your computer that uniquely identifies your browser. AirlineFan uses both session cookies and persistent cookies. A persistent cookie remains after you close your browser. Persistent cookies may be used by your browser on subsequent visits to the site. Persistent cookies can be removed by following your web browser help file directions. A session cookie is temporary and disappears after you close your browser. You can reset your web browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, some features of the AirlineFan site may not function properly if the ability to accept cookies is disabled.

Log File Information: When you use the AirlineFan site, our servers automatically record certain information that your web browser sends whenever you visit any website. These server logs may include information such as your web request, Internet Protocol ("IP") address, browser type, browser language, referring / exit pages and URLs, platform type, number of clicks, domain names, landing pages, pages viewed and the order of those pages, the amount of time spent on particular pages, the date and time of your request, and one or more cookies that may uniquely identify your browser.

The Way AirlineFan Uses Information

If you submit personally identifiable information to us through the AirlineFan site, then we use your personal information to operate, maintain, and provide to you the features and functionality of the AirlineFan site.

Any personal information or photo and/or video content that you voluntarily disclose online (on discussion boards, in messages and chat areas, within your public profile page, etc.) becomes publicly available and can be collected and used by others. Your account name (not your email address) is displayed to other Users when you upload photos and/or videos or send messages through the AirlineFan site and other Users can contact you through messages and comments. Any photos and/or videos that you submit to the AirlineFan site may be redistributed through the internet and other media channels, and may be viewed by the general public.

We do not use your email address or other personally identifiable information to send commercial or marketing messages without your consent or except as part of a specific program or feature for which you will have the ability to opt-in or opt-out. We may, however, use your email address without further consent for non-marketing or administrative purposes (such as notifying you of major AirlineFan site changes or for customer service purposes). WE DO NOT SELL OR SELL YOUR PERSONAL IN FORMATION WITH ANY THIRD PARTIES, AND WILL NOT PROVIDE SUCH INFORMATION UNLESS REQUIRED BY COURT ORDER.

We use both your personally identifiable information and certain non-personally-identifiable information (such as anonymous User usage data, cookies, IP addresses, browser type, clickstream data, etc.) to improve the quality and design of the AirlineFan site and to create new features, promotions, functionality, and services by storing, tracking, and analyzing User preferences and trends.

When AirlineFan Discloses Information

We may provide personally identifiable information and non-personally-identifiable information to our subsidiaries, affiliated companies, or other businesses or persons for the purpose of processing such information on our behalf. We require that these parties agree to process such information in compliance with our privacy policy, and we use reasonable efforts to limit their use of such information and to use other appropriate confidentiality and security measures.

We do not share your personally identifiable information (such as name or email address) with other, third-party companies for their commercial or marketing use without your consent or except as part of a specific program or feature for which you will have the ability to opt-in or opt-out.

We do share non-personally-identifiable information (such as anonymous User usage data, referring / exit pages and URLs, platform types, number of clicks, etc.) with interested third-parties to assist them in understanding the usage patterns for certain content, services, advertisements, promotions, and/or functionality on the AirlineFan site.

We may release personally identifiable information and/or non-personally-identifiable information if required to do so by law, or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with state and federal laws, or respond to a court order, lawsuit, subpoena, or search warrant.

AirlineFan also reserves the right to disclose personally identifiable information and/or non-personally-identifiable information that AirlineFan believes, in good faith, is appropriate or necessary to enforce our Terms of Use and User Agreement, take precautions against liability, to investigate and defend itself against any third-party claims or allegations, to assist government enforcement agencies, to protect the security or integrity of our web site, and to protect the rights, property, or personal safety of AirlineFan, our Users or others.

Update your Information

You may, of course, decline to submit personally identifiable information through the AirlineFan site, in which case AirlineFan may not be able to provide certain services to you. You may update or correct your personal profile information and email preferences at any time by visiting your account profile page.

Video and Photo Files

Please note that photo and video files as well as user comments uploaded by Users to the AirlineFan site cannot be removed from system, and remain subject to our Terms of Use.

For your Protection

To protect your privacy and security, we take reasonable steps (such as requesting a unique password) to verify your identity before granting you profile access or making corrections. You are responsible for maintaining the secrecy of your unique password and account information at all times.

Please contact AirlineFan with any questions or comments about this Privacy Notice, your personal information, your consent, or your opt-in or opt-out choices.

Third-party Advertisers, Links to Other Sites

AirlineFan allows other companies, third-party ad servers and ad networks, to serve advertisements within the AirlineFan site. These third-party ad servers and ad networks use technology to send, directly to your browser, the advertisements and links that appear on the AirlineFan site. They automatically receive your IP address when this happens. They may also use other technologies (such as cookies, JavaScript, or Web Beacons) to measure the effectiveness of their advertisements and to personalize the advertising content you see. AirlineFan does not provide any personally identifiable information to these third-party ad servers or ad networks without your consent or except as part of a specific program or feature for which you will have the ability to opt-in or opt-out.

You should consult the respective privacy policies of these third-party ad servers and ad networks (see links below) for more information on their practices and for instructions on how to opt-out of certain practices. AirlineFan's privacy policy does not apply to, and we cannot control the activities of, such other advertisers or web site.

Currently, AirlineFan has relationships with the following third-party ad servers or ad networks:

Google, Inc.
http://www.google.com/privacypolicy.html

Our Commitment To Data Security

AirlineFan uses commercially reasonable physical, managerial, and technical safeguards to preserve the integrity and security of your personal information. We cannot, however, ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to AirlineFan and you do so at your own risk. Once we receive your transmission of information, AirlineFan makes commercially reasonable efforts to ensure the security of our systems. However, please note that this is not a guarantee that such information may not be accessed, disclosed, altered, or destroyed by breach of any of our physical, technical, or managerial safeguards.

If AirlineFan learns of a security systems breach, then we may attempt to notify you electronically so that you can take appropriate protective steps. AirlineFan may post a notice on the AirlineFan site if a security breach occurs.

Special Note to International Users

The AirlineFan site is hosted on servers in the United States and/or Canada, and are intended for and directed to Users in Canada. This website is governed by Canadian Law. If you are a User accessing the AirlineFan site from the United States, the European Union, Asia, or any other region with laws or regulations governing personal data collection, use, and disclosure, that differ from Canadian laws, please be advised that through your continued use of the AirlineFan site, which are governed by Canadian law, this Privacy Notice, and our Terms of Use and User Agreement, you are transferring your personal information to the Canada and you consent to that transfer.

In the Event of Merger and/or Sale

In the event that AirlineFan is acquired by or merged with and/or sold to a third party entity, we reserve the right, in any of these circumstances, to transfer or assign the information we have collected from our Users as part of such merger, acquisition, sale, or other change of control. In the unlikely event of our bankruptcy, insolvency, reorganization, receivership, or assignment for the benefit of creditors, or the application of laws or equitable principles affecting creditors' rights generally, we may not be able to control how your personal information is treated, transferred, or used.

Changes and updates to this Privacy Notice

This Privacy Notice may be revised periodically and this will be reflected by the "effective date" below. Please revisit this page to stay aware of any changes. In general, we only use your personal information in the manner described in the Privacy Notice in effect when we received the personal information you provided. Your continued use of the AirlineFan site constitutes your agreement to this Privacy Notice and any future revisions.

Date Last Modified:

This Privacy Notice was last amended on February 15, 2007.