Information We Collect
There are two kinds of information that Web sites can obtain about you: “Anonymous Information” and “Personally Identifiable Information.”
“Anonymous Information” consists of non-personally-identifiable data, such as your Internet Protocol (“IP”) address or domain, or information about your usage of one or more of our Sites that is used for administrative purposes only. For example, an IP address is a unique string of numbers that is assigned to your computer by your Internet Service Provider. Web servers automatically identify your computer by its IP address. We may collect our users' IP addresses for such purposes as to help diagnose problems with our servers and to report aggregate information to our advertisers, corporate affiliates and consultants, and to third parties that perform particular services on our behalf. We may also collect IP addresses as a security precaution when customers initiate orders through our Sites, because although IP addresses themselves are non-personally identifiable, they are linked to information about you that is personally identifiable.
We may also use the information linked to IP addresses to ban users who violate our Terms and Conditions of use.
“Personally Identifiable Information” is any information that personally identifies you, such as your name, street address, email address, telephone number or credit card number. We collect such information when, for example, you enter a contest, subscribe to our email newsletter, participate in other interactive online activities such as forums, or order merchandise through one of our Sites.
When we collect Personally Identifiable Information from you, you will have the opportunity to “opt in” to receive email or other digital communications from us and/or our business partners.
If you have submitted your personal information to our Sites, you may correct, amend or delete the Personally Identifiable Information maintained on file about you if it is incorrect.
Users may change or modify such information by sending us an email.
NOTE: DO NOT INCLUDE ANY CREDIT CARD INFORMATION IN ANY EMAIL COMMUNICATION. IF YOU DO, WE CANNOT GUARANTEE THAT YOUR INFORMATION WILL REMAIN SECURE, AND WE THEREFORE WILL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY LOSSES THAT YOU MAY SUFFER AS A RESULT.
If you are a registered Community member of Hostedpayload.com, OnOrbitWatch.com, Aviation.com or SpaceNews.com, you may manage your registration. Simply login to your community account and click on “Account Options.” Click on the tab marked “Account” to manage your password and email address.
Use of “Cookies”
Disclosure of Information through Business Transfers
As we continue to develop our business, we may buy, merge or partner with other companies or businesses, and in so doing, acquire customer information. In such transactions, user information may be among the transferred assets. Similarly, in the event that a portion or all of SpaceNews's assets are sold or transferred to a third party, customer information (including your email address) would likely be one of the transferred business assets.
If you have registered for our products and/or services, and have supplied an e-mail address, you will receive emails pertaining to your subscription and/or registration. These are sent in order to maintain your account. You can “opt-out” from receiving these types of e-mails by using the opt-out mechanism located within a received e-mail message.
• E-mails about Related Products and Services (SN Announcements)
If you volunteer an e-mail address you may be contacted by us regarding similar products, services and/or upcoming events that are related to one of the Publishing Groups within which your account resides. If you do not wish to receive these types e-mails from us, please let us know by clicking here, calling us at the below telephone number, or writing to us at the below address.
•E-mails about Other Products and Services (Derived from SN Announcements)
If you volunteer an e-mail address you may be contacted by us regarding other of our products, services, and/or upcoming events. If you do not wish to receive these types of e-mails from us, please let us know by clicking here, calling us at the below telephone number, or writing to us at the below address.
•E-mails from Outside Companies
If you volunteer an e-mail address you may be contacted by carefully selected outside companies for reputable promotional purposes. If you do not wish to receive e-mails from other companies, please let us know by following the steps provided below.
If you wish to opt-out of these three types of e-mail marketing messages at once, please let us know by calling us at the below telephone number, or writing to us at the below address.
It will take up to 10 business days to process your e-mail opt-out request. Please note that you may receive additional communications from us or an outside company after submitting your request if your e-mail address was selected from our database just prior to receiving and processing your request.
Third Party Web Sites
Our Sites may make chat rooms, forums, blogs, article commenting, and personal profile pages available to users. Please remember that any such information that you may choose to provide in these areas becomes accessible to the public, and also becomes the property of SpaceNews in accordance with our Terms and Conditions, and we may use such information in any way that we see fit. Consequently, you should exercise caution when deciding to disclose your personal information or to upload material of any kind onto any of our Sites.
Our Sites have reasonable security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under our control. Security of information communicated by or to us over the Internet is of utmost concern to us; however, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. Please note that your email, like most, if not all, unencrypted Internet communications, may potentially be accessed and viewed by other Internet users, without your knowledge and permission, while in transit to us. For that reason, to protect your privacy, please do not use email to communicate information to us that you consider confidential. While we strive to protect your personal information, SpaceNews cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us or through this our Sites. Once we receive your transmission, we will use reasonable efforts to ensure its security on our internal systems. Depending on the nature of the inquiry, your communication may be discarded or archived.
Policy Regarding Minors
Children should always ask parents before providing any personal information online. No information should be submitted to or posted on any Site by any minor (a person under 18 years of age) without the consent of a parent or guardian. Unless otherwise disclosed during collection, we do not knowingly provide any Personally Identifiable Information about minors, regardless of its source, nor is this information knowingly used by SpaceNews for any marketing or promotional purposes. Minors are not eligible to participate in contests on the Sites.
SpaceNews abides by the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act. In the event that we learn that we have collected information from any child under the age of 13 without verification of parental consent, we will delete this information from our database as quickly as reasonably possible. If you believe that any Site has collected any information about anyone under 13, please contact SpaceNews's Site Administrator via postal mail or email at one of the addresses listed below.
Limitation of Liability
SpaceNews PROVIDES THE INFORMATION, SERVICES AND PRODUCTS ON THIS THESE WEB SITES “AS IS” WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND. YOU AGREE THAT SpaceNews SHALL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY CONTENT FOUND ON OUR FORUMS, THAT YOUR USE OF ANY OF OUR FORUMS, THAT ANY DOWNLOADING OF MATERIALS FOUND ON OR THROUGH THE SpaceNews SITES' FORUMS IS DONE AT YOUR OWN RISK, AND THAT SpaceNews IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR UNSOLICITED COMMUNICATIONS THAT ARISE FROM YOUR POSTINGS ON ANY OF OUR SITES. SpaceNews SHALL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE IN ANY MANNER FOR THE ACTS OF ANY THIRD PARTY, INCLUDING WITOUT LIMITATION, ANY THIRD PARTY AD NETWORK.
Consent and Modifications to this Privacy Statement
The Sites are controlled, operated and administered entirely within the United States. By using our Site(s) and/or participating in the activities of any SpaceNews Community, you signify your agreement to the terms of this Privacy Statement. If you do not agree with this Privacy Statement, please do not disclose any personal information through any of our Sites. SpaceNews may modify this Privacy Statement at any time, at its discretion, and modifications are effective upon being posted on this the applicable Site. You are responsible for reviewing this Privacy Statement periodically to ensure that you are aware of any changes to it.
If you have any questions about this Privacy Statement, the practices of our Sites, or your dealings with this our Sites, you may contact us at:
Space News International
6883 Commercial Drive
Springfield, VA 22159