Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy
Website, Application and Software
est. June 18th, 2019

VATSIM Caribbean Divison

 

Basics: When you use VATCAR services, there is information sent to us that we use to collect statistics, analyze trends, and provide services to you and the FIRs that make up VATCAR.

Information WE Collect: To help enhance the VATCAR experience, we collect information across a series of products and services all to enhance the user experience. We collect information in the following ways:

  • Information you give us. When you register an account with VATSIM and transfer to VATCAR, login to a VATCAR service, take an exam using our training website or participate in the forums, information that is generally considered personal is given to us from you and VATSIM to include, but is not limited to: your name, email address and CERT Identification Number (CID).
  • Information we get from you. Some other information is passed by your computer or electronic device, web browser, and VATSIM client. Information can include: your IP address, web browser type and version, device specific information (such as operating system, unique device identifiers and mobile network information), birth month / year, Residing City and Country. This information may be linked to your account for identification purposes only.
  • Log Information. Each time you perform an action on VATCAR services, your action is logged. Information logged can include: type of action, data being sent and received, IP address the request originated from, software used to make the request, identification cookies, and the results of the request.
  • Location Information. Your location information may be associated with each request through geolocation against the originating IP address, information given to us by you or given to us by you through VATSIM.
  • Analytical Information. Via Google Analytics, we may collect anonymized statistical information to include: age, gender, location, device information, web browser type and version, ISPs, mobile network provider information, etc. for the purposes of identifying trends and better target our platforms.
  • Storage Location. Data is stored and encrypted on services owned or leased by VATCAR within the United States.

 

 

 

How We Use Information: To help enhance the VATCAR experience, we collect information across a series of products and services all to enhance the user experience.

We use the information collected to provide, maintain, protect and improve our services.

The information we collect is maintained with confidentiality to the extent possible. The following information is shared with VATCAR associated FIRs:

  • VATSIM CERT Identification Number (CID)
  • Your first and last name
  • Your VATSIM achievements and ratings
  • Your VATSIM associated email address
  • VATCAR FIR associations, VATSIM region and Division associations
  • VATCAR staff associations and VATCAR staff email addresses

The following information may be shared publicly:

  • VATSIM CERT Identification Number (CID)
  • Your first and last name
  • VATCAR staff associations and VATCAR staff email addresses
  • VATCAR FIR associations, VATSIM region and division associations
  • VATSIM achievements and ratings
  • Posts in VATCARs Forums or other communication methods except Email that have the ability to view without signing in to the application or website. Non VATSIM Members will not be able to access any VATCAR service that require an account to access unprotected content. Each account user is screened prior to accepting registration.

The following information is collected and may be used to protect our services, up to and including cooperation with legal requests for information from Law Enforcement agencies:

  • The above listed public information,
  • All IP addresses used and associated with your account
  • Geolocation against aforementioned IP addresses
  • Activities performed with the VATCAR web services

We may store identification tokens and other limited information on your electronic device through web storage or cookie usage.

 

 

 

 

 

Who We Share With: The information we collect may be shared, in limited capacities, with the following:

  • Virtual Air Traffic Simulation Network (www.vatsim.net)
  • VATCAR associated facilities (listed under “FIRs” on the navigation bar at www.vatcar.org)
  • other VATCAR partners
  • Law Enforcement agencies

For more information on what is shared with whom, please see “How We Use Information”.

How we use Cookies: We use various technologies to collect and store information when you visit and use a VATCAR service. This may include a cookie or other similar technologies to identify your browser or device. We also use means of tracking a user through integrated “Activity Logging” via our websites for visited places and actions within VATCAR Web Services.

Our cookies are mainly used as a means of tracking virtual users across the VATCAR domain. This allows us to know who is requesting and using our services, provide authentication and authorization checks to restricted areas.

You may choose to disable cookie usage via your browser, but know that doing so will prevent access and use across restricted areas of the website and severely degrade your experience.

OPT Out: Given the nature of our services, it is not possible to opt out of all data collection and use our services. But if you desire to opt out and no longer desire to use our services, we will purge all information we have collected upon written request to vatcar2@vatcar.org

Following Information can be opted out upon written request: Birth Month, Birth Year, Residing City and Country. Birth Month and Year will be changed to zeros, residing city and country changed to default NA values. This information is not visible publically and only authorized members of staff per VATCAR1 & 2 can see the information.
Any actual age of an individual will only display as a number, year or month is not visible to approved FIR Staff.

The first step is to deactivate and request VATSIM to purge your data. Please head to https://membership.vatsim.net/ to do so.

VATSIM, after processing your opt out, will forward the request to VATCAR for processing. Users may also contact VATCAR1 at vatcar1@vatcar.org for guidance.

Note VATCAR cannot guarantee that information collected by parties outside of VATCAR or its FIRs will be purged in the process.