Last updated: June 17, 2020.
By personal information, we mean any information, that identifies, relates to, describes, is capable of being associated with, or could reasonably be linked, directly or indirectly, with you, as an individual, or your household.
Operators of UAS in the United States should be aware that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has issued a privacy statement regarding information collected within the FAA’s Low Altitude Authorization and Notification Capability (LAANC). That privacy statement is available here: https://www.faa.gov/uas/programs_partnerships/uas_data_exchange/privacy_statement
WHAT INFORMATION DO WE COLLECT?
Information You Provide:
Use of the Services requires provision of information required by the FAA to receive an authorization for entry into controlled airspace, pursuant to Public Law 112-95, § 333, and 14 CFR § 107.41. This information includes name of operator (first and last); contact phone number during flight; UAS registration number; proof of FAA certificate including certification number or other proof of certification, start date and time; duration of flight; maximum altitude; geometry (center point with radius or one GeoJSON polygon); applicable UASFM grid object IDs; Applicable UASFM grid object effective dates; Airspace class(es); and submission reference code.
As you use the Services, we may collect additional personal information directly from you. For example, you may provide personal information to us when you register to use the Services or create an account whether for your organization or on your own behalf.
The categories of information we may collect directly from you include the following:
Information collected from you automatically when you use our Services:
When you use the Services, we or third parties may collect information automatically using cookies, web beacons, or similar technologies from your computer, tablet, mobile phone or other device used to access the Services, as well as related software. Cookies are a feature of web browser software that allows web servers to recognize the computer used to access a web site and are stored as small pieces of data by a user’s web browser on the user’s device. We or third parties may also use web beacons (small pieces of data that are embedded in images on the pages of web sites) and auditing software to track page views and online activity, and entry and exit points to and from emails. In addition, we may use web beacons, cookies, customized links and/or similar technologies to determine whether any emails or electronic publications sent by us to those who have requested them from us have been opened and which links are clicked.
An example of these technologies is our use of analytics tools to help analyze how users use the Services. Such tools use information generated by cookies about your use of the web site (including IP address), which is transmitted to our analytics service provider(s). This information is then used to evaluate users’ use of the Services and to compile statistical reports on activity for us. We may work with third party advertising networks that may promote our Services or other services elsewhere on the web, including through online behavioral advertising.
The categories of information we collect automatically include the following:
You may have options about automatic data collection as described in the YOUR CHOICES AND RIGHTS section below.
Information collected from other sources:
The categories of information we collect from other sources include the following:
We collect the above information from the following categories of sources:
HOW DO WE USE INFORMATION WE COLLECT?
We collect the information about you, listed above, for the following purposes:
We also may combine or aggregate any of the information we collect through the Services or about you, whether offline in our interactions with you or from third parties for any of these purposes, including delivering targeted advertisements that are based on your previous online activity on the Services and on other websites. We may also use and share your information in such a way that we or third parties may not reasonably re-identify you.
WITH WHOM AND FOR WHAT PURPOSES DO WE DISCLOSE YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION?
We may disclose the personal information we collect about you as described above to the following categories of parties for business, i.e., operational, purposes:
We may also disclose your personal information to third parties for any of the following additional business, i.e., operational, purposes:
We may also share de-identified information with anyone and for any purpose.
WHERE IS YOUR INFORMATION PROCESSED?
Information collected through the Services will be processed in and subject to the laws of the United States. If you are not located in the United States, you should be aware that United States laws may not provide the same level of protection for your personal information as your home country, and may be available to the United States government or its agencies as required by law including under a lawful order. In addition, we may transfer your information outside the United States to our affiliates, business partners, and service providers located in other countries.
HOW IS YOUR INFORMATION SECURED AND FOR HOW LONG IS IT RETAINED?
We have administrative, technical, and physical safeguards designed to safeguard the information collected by the Services. However, no information system can be 100% secure, so we cannot guarantee the absolute security of your information. Moreover, we are not responsible for the security of information you transmit to the Services over networks that we do not control, including the Internet and wireless networks. Subject to certain deletion rights you may have depending on where you reside and under laws applicable to you (see next section below), we retain personal information relating to you for as long as we reasonably need it for legitimate business purposes, including to manage any account you might have with us. After our relationship or other interaction with you has ended, we may retain information for a period of time for communications with you and for internal record keeping. We may also retain records to investigate or defend against potential legal claims, and also as required by law.
YOUR CHOICES AND RIGHTS
For more information about targeted online behavioral advertising generally and information regarding how to “opt-out” from targeted advertising provided by certain participating companies, you may want to visit: http://www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp or http://www.aboutads.info/choices/.
To the extent you establish an online account with us when registering for the services or otherwise, you may change any of your personal information in your account by editing your profile within your account or by sending an email to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are a California resident, you may have additional rights, including:
Also, if you are using our LAANC services in the United States, you may be able to request access to your LAANC Data or request its destruction regardless of your state of residence. Please see the Contact Us section below to make such a request.
Except to the extent limited by applicable law, we may update this Policy from time to time to reflect changes in our privacy practices, legal requirements, and other factors by prominently posting notice of the update. We encourage you to periodically review this Policy for the latest information on our privacy practices. Changes to our Policy will be effective when posted and the new effective date will be identified.
If we make any changes to the Policy that materially impact previously collected personal information about you, we will make reasonable efforts to provide notice and obtain consent to any such changes as may be required by law.
If you have any questions about this Policy or our use of your information collected through the Services, please contact us at email@example.com or 617-306-9132. You or your authorized agent may also contact us at that address or number to exercise your rights over your personal information. When reviewing a rights request, we may contact you to verify your identity.