Your privacy is important to Flyboyzs.com ("Flyboyzs.com", or "Flyboyzs"or "FB"or"we" or "us" or "our" or the "Site" or "Website"). We respect your right to privacy,are committed to maintaining your privacy and will protect it as much as reasonably possible when you visit our website.
This Privacy Security Policy explains only our online information practices and how we collect and use your NPII and PII. It does not apply to third-party websites, links and advertisements that you are able to reach through Flyboyzs.com.
We provide these links and advertisements as a benefit and service to our members, but we have no control over those third party websites. Other sites you visit may have their own distinct privacy security policies or no policy at all. They may use personal information that you mayprovide them differently than our policy permits. Flyboyzs.com strongly recommend you review the privacy security policies of any site before providing any personal information to them.
We collect information about your visit that does not identify you personally. For example, but not limited to:
We can tell the computer, web service and browser you are using. We also know the date, time, and pages you visit. Collecting this information helps logistical planning and design to bring you more applicable information that suits your needs and desires. In case of a known security or virus threat, we may collect information on the web content you view.
To have access to the members-only areas of our Website, members are asked to register and provide some personal information. For members who have accepted a "cookie" (see section 2.1 defining cookies) or who have logged in to our site with their username and password, we are able to see the date and time of your visit, your IP address, type of browser (e.g., Internet Explorer, Safari) and the pages you viewed while on our site. This information is not disclosed outside of Flyboyzs.com and is used only to improve our Website, determine new content and to improve overall quality.
When you visit our website, we may request and collect the following categories of personal information from you, but not limited to:
License numbers or other official document information to verify your identity
Aviation-related background, such as whether you are a flight instructor, pilot, mechanic, company or institution. Our main reason for collecting personal information online is to provide you with what you need and want, address security and virus concerns, and to ease the use of our website.
We will use your information for the purposes you intended, to address security or virus threats, or for the situations required under the law
Credit card account information Flyboyzs.com does not disclose credit card account information that you voluntarily provide to us during transactions by phone or through our secure Website to anyone other than the credit card company that validates the charge for processing purposes.
We may use members’ names, addresses, and phone numbers to communicate product and service offers or important legislative or informational updates that we think may be of interest to you. Flyboyzs.com does not sell or rent our members’ personal information, addresses, e-mail addresses, or phone numbers. Flyboyzs.com may share limited information such as addresses, phone numbers and flying experience withthe Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Air Safety Foundation, AOPA and Certified Partners who offer valuable services to our members (e.g., Bank of America, the AOPA Insurance Agency, Sporty’s Flying Magazine).
All of our Certified Partners are legally and contractually obligated not to sell, rent, or share our members’ information with any other companies or partners. The only authorized use of our members’ address or phone information is in regards to offers directly related to the service they are providing to Flyboyzs.com. They may not contact you for any other reason or without Flyboyzs.com knowledge.
Flyboyzs.com and our Certified Partners occasionally contract telemarketing firms to make contact with members on our behalf about our products and services, however, those companies are also legally and contractually obligated to only use our members’ information for specific Flyboyzs business.
You may request at any time to have your name, address, phone number, or e-mail address removed from Flyboyzs.com or our Certified Partners contact list.
You can request that we only contact you through one of those methods of communication, or even specify what types of contacts you do not desire: i.e.
No Email, phone calls or mail from Flyboyzs.com
No Email, phone calls or mail from our Certified Partners. or any combination thereof.
Just contact us to let us know your preferences.
This policy is effective June 26, 2009. If our privacy practices change at any time in the future, we will post the policy changes to this page to notify you of these changes and provide you with the ability to opt out of these new uses of collected personal information.
Throughout our website, we will let you know whether the information we ask you to provide is required or voluntary. By providing personally identifiable information, you grant us consent to use this information, but only for the primary reason you are giving it. On some of our webpages we offer interactive forms that let you voluntarily submit personal information (such as your email address, name, or organization). This may occur when you are registering for conferences, workshops, or training sessions offered by Flyboyzs.com, ordering publications from Flyboyzs.com, or submitting comments to various web discussion forums. In those cases, we may use your information for the expressed purposes for which it is intended. Your information is not made available to any third party. However, if you supply your name, email address, or other personal information when you submit a comment to a Flyboyzs.com website discussion forum, we may post that information along with your comment.
We may share personally identifiable information you provide to us online with representatives within the Flyboyzs’ organization and related entities, other federal government agencies, or other named representatives as needed to speed your request or transaction. In a government-wide effort to combat security and virus threats, we may share some information we collect automatically, such as IP address, with other federal government agencies.
Also, the law may require us to share collected information with authorized law enforcement, homeland security, and national security activities.
Properly securing the information we collect online is a primary concern. To help us do this, we take the following steps to:
Employ internal access controls to ensure the only people who see your information are those with a need to do so to perform their official duties.
Train relevant personnel on our privacy and security measures to know requirements for compliance.
Secure the areas where we hold hard copies of information we collect online.
Perform regular backups of the information we collect online to insure against loss.
Use technical controls to secure the information we collect online including but not limited to:
Secure Socket Layer (SSL)
We periodically test our security procedures to ensure personnel and technical compliance.
We employ external access safeguards to identify and prevent unauthorized tries of outsiders to hack into, or cause harm to, the information in our systems.
Tampering with Flyboyzs.com’s website is against the law. Depending on the offense, it is punishable under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of 1986 and the National Information Infrastructure Protection Act.
Your Rights Under the Privacy Act of 1974
The Privacy Act of 1974 protects the personal information the federal government keeps on you in systems of records (SOR) (information an agency controls recovered by name or other personal identifier). The Privacy Act regulates how the government can disclose, share, provide access to, and keep the personal information that it collects. The Privacy Act does not cover all information collected online.
We will not collect PII about you through the Service unless you disclose such information to us.
We will not knowingly disclose PIIabout you that we collect through the Service to third parties, except under the limited circumstances described in this Policy.
We will take reasonable steps to protect the security of the PII we collect from you through the Service.
BY PROVIDING PII OR OTHER INFORMATION TO US OR BY USING OUR SERVICE, YOU AGREE TO THIS POLICY AND THE PRACTICES DESCRIBED IN THE POLICY.
INFORMATION YOU GIVE US
The Types of Information Flyboyzs.com Collects.
We collect any information you enter on the Service or give us in any other way (such as through an email, survey, or letter). The information that we collect varies depending upon how you use our Service. Our account registration process requires that you provide us with your user name, password, birthday and email address. We may also request other information, such as but not limited to, your actual first and last name, gender, and zip code. You may update certain your personal information or account settings by going to the "Dog Tag" or "Profile" or "My Account" or a similar tab on the Site.
Information in Public Areas of the Site.
Please keep in mind that whenever you voluntarily provide information in public areas of our website, such as the user profile pages or forums, that information can be viewed and possibly used by others. We therefore advise visitors not to disclose contact information, including log on information, passwords, account numbers, credit numbers, phone number, email address, street address or instant messenger address (within these public areas) that they do not want to share. We are not responsible for PII you choose to disclose in these public areas. Also, we may highlight content you post to the public areas of our website such as reviews or comments, such as by featuring your content on the Site’s home page.
We have information for children on our education web pages.
We do not knowingly collect or solicit personal information from anyone under the age of 13 or knowingly allow such persons to register without them being accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. If you are under 13, do not attempt to register for our website or send us any information about yourself without being accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. We recommend that prospective users between the ages of 13 and 17 ask their parents or other legal guardians for permission before sending any information about themselves to anyone over the Internet.
If in the future we choose to collect personal information from children, we will comply with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA).
AUTOMATIC INFORMATION COLLECTION
Like many websites, we use "cookies." Cookies are alphanumeric identifiers that we transfer to your computer’s hard drive through your Web browser to enable our systems to recognize your browser. We use persistent, identifying cookies to remember your information and to link your activities to you. You can take steps to warn off, block or disable cookies, if you do, the Service may not function and appear as we have designed it. Nonetheless, if you want to take these steps, you can do so by following the instructions associated with your browser. Our cookies do not collect PII that you provide to us during the registration process, but they do collect other information such as the following:
The domain name and host from which you access the Internet and the Internet address of the site from which you direct-linked to ours.
The date and time you access the Site and pages you visit.
Your computer’s IP address and information about its operating system, platform and the Web browser type and version you use.
Demographic and other non-personal identifiable profile information about you.
Information to combat fraud or misuse.
In our email to you, we use "pixel tags" to determine if your email software or service can display html-formatted email (this helps us optimize the size of our email messages and conserve band-with).
Collection of Information by Third Parties.
Our website may include third-party advertising, links to other websites, and other content from third party businesses. The content posted by these parties will be reasonably identifiable as coming from a third party. We do not provide any PII to these advertisers, third-party websites, or other businesses, although on occasion we may mutually share non-personal identifiable (e.g., demographic) information to facilitate delivery of relevant advertisements.
Promotions, Sweepstakes, and Contests.
From time to time, we may host a promotion, sweepstake, or contest on our website. You may be asked to provide personal information or permit the transfer to a third party of your personal information in connection with such promotion, sweepstake or contest. It will be disclosed at the point of collection or transfer who is collecting or transferring the information and whose privacy statement applies, and it will be your choice whether or not you permit such transfer or collection of personal information to a third party.
FLYBOYZS.COM’S USE AND RETENTION OF YOUR INFORMATION.
Use of PII.
We use your PII for purposes such as responding to your requests, complaints, replying to your "feedback comments ", manage your access to restricted areas of the website, fulfill requests for reports and other similar information, newsletters, and similar communications about the Service, monitoring the website, forward user comments to you about the content you have posted, to inform you that you have received an email from another Flyboyzs.com member, maintaining your Flyboyzs.com account, providing you with advertising and non-advertising content that we believe would be of interest to you, enforcing our rights and the rights of third parties, and investigating and ensuring compliance with the Terms.
You may modify the types of communications you wish to receive by changing your preferences as part of your profile on the Site. In addition, in our marketing or promotional e-mails to you, we will include instructions on how to unsubscribe and/or inform us of your preferences if you do not want to receive any marketing or promotional e-mails from us. We reserve the right to send you customary business communications such as acceptance/rejection notices regarding content submissions, general system and administrative messages regarding the Service, address confirmations, and transactional information about your account, and we may not offer you the opportunity to opt-out of receiving such communications so long as you are registered with the Site.
Use of Other Information.
We use non-PII about our users for purposes such as measuring the number of visitors to sections of our Site, making the Service more useful to visitors and delivering targeted advertising and non-advertising content. We use IP addresses to analyze trends, administer the Site, track a user’s movement, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate, non-personal identifiable use.
Retention of Information.
We retain information for as long as required, allowed or we believe it useful, but do not undertake retention obligations. We may dispose of information at our discretion without notice, subject to applicable law that specifically requires the handling or retention of information. You must keep your own, separate back-up records.
FLYBOYZS.COM’S SHARING OF INFORMATION
Advertisers and Others. We share non-personally identifiable information with advertisers, service providers, and other persons with whom we conduct business. Similarly, these advertisers, service providers, and other persons may share with us non-PII about you that they have independently gathered or acquired.
Third Party Services. We contract with affiliated and non-affiliated third parties to provide services to us or to you on our behalf. Examples include providing marketing assistance, providing customer service, sending Flyboyzs.com emails to you, removing repetitive information from customer lists, and analyzing data. These third parties may have access to your PII for use solely in connection with these authorized business activities.
Business Transfer. As we develop our business, we might sell or buy businesses or their assets, or engage in acquisitions, mergers, restructurings, changes of control, or similar transactions. In such transactions, customer information generally is one of the transferred business assets, and your PII may be subject to such a transfer. Also, in the unlikely event of a bankruptcy, customer information may be transferred to a bankruptcy trustee or debtor in possession and then to a subsequent purchaser.
Affiliates. We may share PII, non-PII and other information with our corporate affiliates. Some of our most significant affiliates are identified on the website of our parent company, AMP Enterprises Inc.
Corporate affiliates are those entities that we control, are controlled by us, or are under common control with us and any joint venture in which any of the controlled entities may participate from time to time. Any use of your information by our corporate affiliates is subject to this Policy or another policy no less protective of your privacy. Conversely, we may obtain information about you from our corporate affiliates or from your visits to other websites that we or our corporate affiliates control. Our affiliates are not permitted to use your PII to send you unsolicited marketing emails about their websites or their other products and services.
Compliance and Safety. We may release user information when we believe release is appropriate to:
Comply with applicable law, and to respond to legal process, including subpoenas, search warrants and court orders, and to respond to or otherwise address written complaints of copyright infringement.
Make disclosures under programs intended to prevent potential crimes or investigations.
Enforce or apply agreements, including the Terms.
Protect the rights, property, or safety of Flyboyzs.com, our users, or others, including exchanging information with other companies for fraud protection and credit risk reduction.
Flyboyzs.com shares information with third parties, but only as described in this Policy.
Your Obligations. You must protect against unauthorized access to your password and to your computer. Please sign off when finished using a shared computer. Your emails to us are not necessarily secure against interception so do not include sensitive information in them. We generally will not ask for passwords in an email and you should assume that if you get such a request, it might be fraudulent. YOU MUST DO WHAT YOU REASONABLY CAN TO ENSURE THE SECURITY OF
YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION.
Our Security Measures. We take reasonable precautions to protect the security of our users’ information. We have physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to help safeguard, prevent unauthorized access, maintain data security, and correctly use your information. However, neither people nor security systems are fullproof, including encryption systems. In addition, people can commit intentional crimes, make mistakes or fail to follow policies. Therefore, while we use reasonable efforts to protect your PII, we cannot guarantee its absolute security. If applicable law imposes any non-disclaimable duty to protect your PII, you agree that intentional misconduct will be the standards used to measure our compliance with that duty.
LINKS: The Service contains links to other sites. We are not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage you to be aware when you leave our Site and to read the privacy statements of every web site that collects your personal identifiable information. This Policy applies only to information collected by this website.
CONDITIONS OF USE, NOTICES, AND REVISIONS
Notice Required by Law. In those jurisdictions that permit email notice, if we are required to disclose or provide notice of invasion of certain security systems, we will do so by email to the most current email address provided by you to us. It is critical that you keep your email contact information correct and updated withus at all times
Revisions. We reserve the right to change our Policy at any time. Non-material changes and clarifications will take effect immediately. If we make non-material changes, we will indicate at the top of this page the revised Policy’s new effective date. If we make material changes, we will notify you by email or through notice on the home page of the Site, and will also indicate so at the top of this page. The material changes will take effect 30 days after such notice. We encourage you to refer to this Policy at least every 30 days to check for material changes to this Policy.