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Thank you for visiting FlightAware. FlightAware is committed to honoring the privacy of our members and visitors.

What this policy covers

This Privacy Policy covers the information we collect about you when you use our products or services. This policy also explains your choices about how we use information about you. Your choices include how you can object to certain uses of information about you and how you can access and update certain information about you. If you do not agree with this policy, then do not access or use our services or interact with any other aspect of our business.

What information we collect about you and how we use it

When you register for FlightAware and other FlightAware services, we ask you for your name, contact information, preferences, and personal profile information. This information lets us provide personalized services and communicate separately with you. We also use aggregated information about the use of our services to evaluate our users' preferences and improve our products.

Like most web sites, we use small bits of data called cookies stored on users' computers to simulate a continuous connection. Cookies let us remember information about your preferences and passwords and allow you to move within our service without reintroducing yourself. Web browsers let you easily see and control cookies. FlightAware and its advertisers may also use cookies to determine on which advertisements users have seen and how users responded to them. Similarly, FlightAware and its advertisers may use small pieces of code called "web beacons" or "clear gifs" to collect anonymous advertising metrics and to deliver cookies related to such advertisements.

Information you provide to us

We collect information about you when you input it into the services we provide or otherwise provide it directly to us.

Information we collect automatically when you use our products

We collect information about you when you use our services, including browsing our websites and taking certain actions within the Services.

Information we receive from other sources

We receive information about you from other service users. We may also receive data from third party services and from our business and channel partners.

How we use information we collect

How we use the information we collect depends in part on which products you use, how you use them, and any preferences you have communicated to us. Below are the specific purposes for which we use the information we collect about you.

How we share information we collect

Sharing with other users

When you use our products, we share certain information about you with other product users.

Sharing with third parties

We share information with third parties that help us operate, provide, improve, integrate, customize, support and market our products.

Sharing with affiliated companies

We share information we collect with affiliated companies and, in some cases, with prospective affiliates. Affiliated companies are companies owned or operated by FlightAware. The protections of this privacy policy apply to the information we share in these circumstances.

How we store and secure information we collect

Information storage and security

We use data hosting service providers in the United States to host the information we collect, and we use technical measures to secure your data. While we implement safeguards designed to protect your information, no security system is impenetrable and due to the inherent nature of the Internet, we cannot guarantee that data, during transmission through the Internet or while stored on our systems or otherwise in our care, is absolutely safe from intrusion by others.

How long we keep information

How long we keep information we collect about you depends on the type of information, as described in further detail below. After such time, we will either delete or anonymize your information or, if this is not possible (for example, because the information has been stored in backup archives), then we will securely store your information and isolate it from any further use until deletion is possible.

How to access and control your information

You have certain choices available to you when it comes to your information. Below is a summary of those choices, how to exercise them and any limitations. We will respond to requests about this within a reasonable timeframe.

Your Choices

You have the right to request a copy of your information, to object to our use of your information, or to request the deletion or restriction of your information. You can exercise some of the choices by logging into the products and using features available in your account. For all other requests, you may contact us as provided in the "Contact Us" section below.

Your request and choices may be limited in certain cases: for example, if fulfilling your request would reveal information about another person, or if you ask to delete information which we are permitted by law or have compelling legitimate interests to keep.

Our policy towards children

Our products are not directed to individuals under 16. We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under 16. If we become aware that a child under 16 has provided us with personal information, we will take steps to delete such information. If you become aware that a child has provided us with personal information, please contact our customer support team.

What about the privacy issues with tracking private aircraft?

Please see the privacy section of our FAQ.

Changes to our Privacy Policy

We may change this privacy policy from time to time. We will post any privacy policy changes on this page.

If you disagree with any changes to this privacy policy, you will need to stop using our products and deactivate your account(s), as outlined above.

Contact Us

Your information is controlled by FlightAware, LLC. If you have questions or concerns about how your information is handled, please direct your inquiry to our corporate


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