We, the operators of the Airstory Support forum (“Forum”), provide it as a public service to our users.

Your privacy is important to the us. Our goal is to provide you with a personalized online experience that provides you with the information, resources, and services that are most relevant and helpful to you. This Privacy Policy has been written to describe the conditions under which the Forum is being made available to you. The Privacy Policy discusses, among other things, how data obtained during your visit to the Forum may be collected and used. We strongly recommend that you read the Privacy Policy carefully. By using the Forum, you agree to be bound by the terms of this Privacy Policy. If you do not accept the terms of the Privacy Policy, you are directed to discontinue accessing or otherwise using the website or any materials obtained from it. If you are dissatisfied with the Forum, by all means contact us; otherwise, your only recourse is to disconnect from the Forum and refrain from visiting the site in the future.

The process of maintaining a website is an evolving one, and the Operators may decide at some point in the future, without advance notice, to modify the terms of this Privacy Policy. Your use of the Forum, or materials obtained from the Forum, indicates your assent to the Privacy Policy at the time of such use. The effective Privacy Policy will be posted on the Forum, and you should reference it every visit for any changes.

Sites Covered by this Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy applies to Airstory’s Forum, domains, information portals, and registries.

Children’s Privacy

The Airstory Forum is committed to protecting the privacy needs of children, and we encourage parents and guardians to take an active role in their children’s online activities and interests. The Airstory Forum does not intentionally collect information from minors, and Airstory does not target the Forum to children.

Links to Non-Operators Websites

The Forum may provide links to third-party web sites for the convenience of our users. If you access those links, you will leave the Forum. The Forum does not control these third-party websites and cannot represent that their policies and practices will be consistent with this Privacy Policy. For example, other web sites may collect or use personal information about you in a manner different from that described in this document. Therefore, you should use other websites with caution, and you do so at your own risk. We encourage you to review the privacy policy of any web site before submitting personal information.

Types of Information We Collect

Non-Personal Information

Non-personal information is data about usage and service operation that is not directly associated with a specific personal identity. The Forum may collect and analyze non-personal information to evaluate how visitors use the Forum.

Aggregate Information

The Airstory Forum may gather aggregate information, which refers to information your computer automatically provides to us and that cannot be tied back to you as a specific individual. Examples include referral data (the web sites you visited just before and just after our site), the pages viewed, time spent at the Forum, and Internet Protocol (IP) addresses. An IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer whenever you access the Internet. For example, when you request a page from one of our sites, our servers log your IP address to create aggregate reports on user demographics and traffic patterns and for purposes of system administration.

Log Files

Every time you request or download a file from the Forum, we may store data about these events and your IP address in a log file. The Forum may use this information to analyze trends, administer the Forum, track users’ movements, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use or for other business purposes.

Cookies

The Forum may use a feature of your browser to set a “cookie” on your computer. Cookies are small packets of information that a web site’s computer stores on your computer. The Forum can then read the cookies whenever you visit our site. We may use cookies in a number of ways, such as to save your password so you don’t have to re-enter it each time you visit our site, to deliver content specific to your interests and to track the pages you’ve visited. These cookies allow us to use the information we collect to customize your experience so that your visit to our site is as relevant and as valuable to you as possible.

Most browser software can be set up to deal with cookies. You may modify your browser preference to provide you with choices relating to cookies. You have the choice to accept all cookies, to be notified when a cookie is set or to reject all cookies. If you choose to reject cookies, certain of the functions and conveniences of the Forum may not work properly, and you may be unable to use those of the Forum’s services that require registration in order to participate, or you will have to re-register each time you visit our site. Most browsers offer instructions on how to reset the browser to reject cookies in the “Help” section of the toolbar. We do not link non-personal information from cookies to personally identifiable information without your permission.

Web Beacons

The Forum also may use web beacons to collect non-personal information about your use of our web site and the web sites of selected sponsors or members, your use of special promotions or newsletters, and other activities. The information collected by web beacons allows us to statistically monitor how many people are using the Forum and selected sponsors’ sites; how many people open our emails; and for what purposes these actions are being taken. Our web beacons are not used to track your activity outside of our web site or those of our sponsors. The Forum does not link non-personal information from web beacons to personally identifiable information without your permission.

Personal Information

Personal information is information that is associated with your name or personal identity. The Forum uses personal information to better understand your needs and interests and to provide you with better service. On some of the Forum’s webpages, you may be able to request information, subscribe to mailing lists, participate in online discussions, collaborate on documents, provide feedback, submit information into registries, register for events, apply for membership, or join technical committees or working groups. The types of personal information you provide to us on these pages may include name, address, phone number, e-mail address, user IDs, passwords, billing information, or credit card information.

Members-Only Websites

Information you provide on the Forum’s membership applications is used to create a member profile, and some information may be shared with other of the Forum’s individual member representatives and organizations. Member contact information may be provided to other members on a secure web site to encourage and facilitate collaboration, research, and the free exchange of information among the Forum’s members, but we expressly prohibit members from using member contact information to send unsolicited commercial correspondence. The Forum’s members may be automatically added to the Forum’s mailing lists. From time to time, member information may be shared with event organizers and/or other organizations that provide additional benefits to the Forum’s members. By providing us with your personal information during registration, you expressly consent to our storing, processing, and distributing your information for these purposes.

How We Use Your Information

The Forum may use non-personal data that is aggregated for reporting about the Forum’s website usability, performance, and effectiveness. It may be used to improve the experience, usability, and content of the site.

The Forum may use personal information to provide services that support the activities of the Forum’s members and their collaboration on the Forum’s standards and projects. When accessing the Forum’s members-only pages, your personal user information may be tracked by the Forum in order to support collaboration, ensure authorized access, and enable communication between registered members.

Information Sharing

The Airstory Forum does not sell, rent, or lease any individual’s personal information or lists of email addresses to anyone for marketing purposes, and we take commercially reasonable steps to maintain the security of this information. However, the Airstory Forum reserves the right to supply any such information to any organization into which the Forum may merge in the future or to which it may make any transfer in order to enable a third party to continue part or all of its mission. We also reserve the right to release personal information to protect our systems or business, when we reasonably believe you to be in violation of our Terms of Service or if we reasonably believe you to have initiated or participated in any illegal activity. In addition, please be aware that in certain circumstances, the Forum may be obligated to release your personal information pursuant to judicial or other government subpoenas, warrants, or other orders.

In keeping with our open process, the Forum may maintain publicly accessible archives for the majority of our activities. For example, posting an email to any of the Forum’s-hosted public mail lists or discussion forums may result in your email address becoming part of the publicly accessible archives.

If you are a registered member of the Forum or email list, you should be aware that some items of your personal information may be visible to other members and to the public. The Forum’s registered member databases may retain information about your name, e-mail address, company affiliation (if an organizational member), and such other personal address and identifying data as you choose to supply. That data may be visible to other Forum ’s members. Your name, e-mail address, and other information you may supply also may be associated in the Forum publicly accessible records with the Forum’s various committees, working groups, and similar activities that you join, in various places, including: (i) the permanently-posted attendance and membership records of those activities; (ii) documents generated by the activity, which may be permanently archived; and, (iii) along with message content, in the permanent archives of the Forum’s e-mail lists, which also may be public.

Please remember that any information (including personal information) that you disclose in public areas of our web site, such as forums, message boards, and news groups, becomes public information that others may collect, circulate, and use. Because we cannot and do not control the acts of others, you should exercise caution when deciding to disclose information about yourself or others in public forums such as these.

Given the international scope of the Airstory Forum, personal information may be visible to persons outside your country of residence, including to persons in countries that your own country’s privacy laws and regulations deem deficient in ensuring an adequate level of protection for such information. If you are unsure whether this Privacy Policy is in conflict with applicable local rules, you should not submit your information.

In accordance with local laws implementing European Union Directive 95/46/EC of 24 October 1995 (“EU Privacy Directive”) on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data, individuals located in countries outside of the Canada who submit personal information do thereby consent to the general use of such information as provided in this Privacy Policy and to its transfer to and/or storage in the Canada.

If you do not want your personal information collected and used by the Forum, please do not visit the Airstory Forum or register for membership with the Forum.

Access to and Accuracy of Member Information

The Forum is committed to keeping the personal information of our members accurate. All the information you have submitted to us must be updated to ensure accuracy and currency.  Certain areas of the Forum may limit access to specific individuals through the use of passwords or other personal identifiers; a password prompt is your indication that a members-only resource is being accessed.

Security

The Forum makes every effort to protect personal information by users of the Forum, including using firewalls and other security measures on its servers. No server, however, is 100% secure, and you should take this into account when submitting personal or confidential information about yourself on any web site, including this one. Much of the personal information is used in conjunction with member services such as collaboration and discussion, so some types of personal information such as your name, company affiliation, and email address will be visible to other the Forum’s members and to the public. The Operators assume no liability for the interception, alteration, or misuse of the information you provide. You alone are responsible for maintaining the secrecy of your personal information. Please use care when use access this web site and provide personal information.

Opting Out

From time to time the Forum may email you electronic newsletters, announcements, surveys or other information. If you prefer not to receive any or all of these communications, you may opt out by following the unsubscribe directions provided within the electronic newsletters and announcements.

If you have questions regarding this privacy policy, please contact us.