There are many different ways for you to use our services – to search for and share information, to communicate with other people or to create new content. When you share information with us, for example by creating an AviationMatch account, we can make those services even better – to show you more relevant search results and ads, to help you connect with people or to make sharing with others quicker and easier. As you use our services, we want you to be clear how we’re using information and the ways in which you can protect your privacy.
- What information we collect and why we collect it.
- How we use that information.
- The choices we offer, including how to access and update information.
We’ve tried to keep it as simple as possible, but if you’re not familiar with terms, such as cookies, IP addresses, pixel tags and browsers, then read about these key terms first. Your privacy matters to AviationMatch, so whether you are new to AviationMatch or a long-time user, please do take the time to get to know our practices – and if you have any questions, contact us.
Information that we collect: We collect information to provide better services to all of our users – from basics, such as which language you speak to more complex things, such as which ads you’ll find most useful or the people who matter most to you online.
We collect information in two ways: Information that you give us. For example, many of our services require you to sign up for a AviationMatch Account. When you do, we’ll ask for personal information, such as your name, email address, telephone number or credit card number. If you want to take full advantage of the sharing features that we offer, we might also ask you to create a publicly visible AviationMatch Profile, which may include your name and photo.
Information that we get from your use of our services. We may collect information about the services that you use and how you use them, such as when you visit a website that uses our advertising services or you view and interact with our ads and content. This information includes:
Device information: We may collect device-specific information (such as your hardware model, operating system version, unique device identifiers and mobile network information, including phone number). AviationMatch may associate your device identifiers or phone number with your AviationMatch Account.
Log information: When you use our services or view content provided by AviationMatch, we may automatically collect and store certain information in server logs. This may include: details of how you used our service, such as your search queries. telephony log information, such as your phone number, calling-party number, forwarding numbers, time and date of calls, duration of calls, SMS routing information and types of calls. Internet protocol address. device event information, such as crashes, system activity, hardware settings, browser type, browser language, the date and time of your request and referral URL. cookies that may uniquely identify your browser or your AviationMatch Account.
Location information: When you use a location-enabled AviationMatch service, we may collect and process information about your actual location, such as GPS signals sent by a mobile device. We may also use various technologies to determine location, such as sensor data from your device that may, for example, provide information on nearby Wi-Fi access points and mobile towers.
Unique application numbers: Certain services include a unique application number. This number and information about your installation (for example, the operating system type and application version number) may be sent to AviationMatch when you install or uninstall that service or when that service periodically contacts our servers, such as for automatic updates.
Local storage: We may collect and store information (including personal information) locally on your device, using mechanisms such as browser web storage (including HTML 5) and application data caches.
How we use information that we collect: We use the information that we collect from all of our services to provide, maintain, protect and improve them, to develop new ones and to protect AviationMatch and our users. We also use this information to offer you tailored content – such as giving you more relevant search results and ads.
We may use the name that you provide for your AviationMatch Profile across all of the services we offer that require a AviationMatch Account. In addition, we may replace past names associated with your AviationMatch Account, so that you are represented consistently across all our services. If other users already have your email or other information that identifies you, we may show them your publicly visible AviationMatch Profile information, such as your name and photo.
When you contact AviationMatch, we may keep a record of your communication to help resolve any issues that you might be facing. We may use your email address to inform you about our services, such as letting you know about upcoming changes or improvements.
We use information collected from cookies and other technologies, like pixel tags, to improve your user experience and the overall quality of our services. For example, by saving your language preferences, we’ll be able to provide you our services in your preferred language. When showing you tailored ads, we will not associate a cookie or anonymous identifier with sensitive categories, such as those based on race, religion, sexual orientation or health.
We may combine personal information from one service with information, including personal information, from other AviationMatch services – for example, to make it easier to share things with people you know. We will not combine DoubleClick cookie information with personally identifiable information unless we have your opt-in consent.
AviationMatch processes personal information on our servers in many countries around the world. We may process your personal information on a server located outside the country where you live.
We may share aggregated, non-personally identifiable information publicly and with our partners, such as publishers, advertisers or connected sites. For example, we may share information publicly to show trends about the general use of our services.