VATSAF Data Protection & Privacy Policy

Upon your registration, VATSAF agrees to notify you of:

  1. Any personally identifiable information or third party personal identification that is collected from you through VATSAF forums;
  2. The name of the organization collecting the information;
  3. How the information collected is to be used;
  4. With whom the information may be shared;
  5. What choices are available to you regarding collection, use and distribution of the information;
  6. The kind of security procedures that are in place to protect the loss, misuse or alteration of information under VATSAF control;
  7. How you can correct any inaccuracies in the information.

If you feel that VATSAF is not following this privacy policy, you should contact the VATSAF1 at the email address posted at the VATSAF web site.

Information Collection and Use

VATSAF is the sole owner of the information collected on this site. It will not sell, share or rent this information to others in ways different from what is disclosed in this Privacy Policy. VATSAF collects information from its users at several different points on its website.


In order to use this forum, you must first complete the registration form. During registration, you are required to give your contact information including name and an email address. This information is used to contact you about the services on our site for which you have expressed interest. Demographic information may be collected to comply with appropriate laws regarding children, to provide targeted services and to incorporate network security. Cookies as well as other means of personal unique identification will be used during the registration process. However, any personal data submitted will be kept strictly confidential and used only to identify you to the registration system.


The content and works published on this website are governed by the copyright laws of of the country this site is hosted from. Any duplication, processing, distribution or any form of utilisation beyond the scope of copyright law shall require the prior written consent of the author or authors in question.


VATSAF may use cookies on its site. A cookie is a piece of data stored on your hard drive which is used to track you through our site and for network security. Some of our affiliates may also use cookies on our site. However, VATSAF has no access to or control over these cookies.

Log Files

VATSAF uses IP addresses to analyze trends, administer its site, track user's movement, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. IP addresses are linked to personally identifiable information for the purposes of network security.

Sharing of Certain Information

VATSAF may share aggregated demographic information with third parties. This is not linked to any personal information that can identify any individual person..

Personal Statistical Information

In the normal course of connecting to the VATSAF forum, certain personal statistical information will be collected. This information includes, but is not limited to, the time and duration of a member's connection, the callsign(s) used, flightplan(s) filed and other information necessary and useful for the maintenance of the forum and your account. This personal information can be seen by other members and/or VATSAF affiliates and partners. In addition, this information may also be available to the general public via the internet.

Links To Outside Websites

This web site contains links to other sites. Please be aware that VATSAF is not responsible for the privacy practices or policies of such other sites. VATSAF encourages its members to be aware when they leave its website and to read the privacy statements of each and every web site that collects personally identifiable information. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by VATSIM's web site.


VATSAF takes every reasonable precaution to protect its members' information. When you submit sensitive information via the VATSAF forum, your information is protected both online and offline.

VATSAF will make all reasonable efforts to protect member information off-line. All member information, not just the sensitive information mentioned above, is restricted. This information is password protected and only those people who need the information to perform a specific job (for example: Administrators, Conflict Resolution Staff, Supervisors and Divisional Directors) are granted access to personally identifiable information. If you have any questions about the security of the information you submit to VATSIM's website, you can send an email to the VATSAF Director of Web Services at the email address posted at the VATSAF web site.


Users who no longer wish to hold membership in VATSAF may optout at any time. Once your account has been closed, you will receive no further contact from VATSAF and your data will be erased. To cancel your membership, please contact VATSAF Operations Director at the email address posted at the VATSAF web site.

Notification of Changes

If VATSAF decides to update or change its privacy policy, notice of such changes shall be posted on its website so members are always aware of what information is collected, how it may be used and/or disclosed. If at any point VATSAF decides to use personally identifiable information in a manner different from that stated at the time it was collected, it will notify members by email so that they may decide whether to maintain or cancel their account.

Minimum Age Requirement

VATSAF does not accept memberships from persons younger than the age of 13 under any circumstances and without exception. In addition, VATSAF does not allow any person under the age of 13 to join or post in its forum or to participate in the use of any online chat. VATSAF shall make every reasonable effort to prohibit persons under the age of 13 from participating in any of these venues. Any accounts created under false pretenses by persons under the age of 13 which are discovered and verified by VATSAF shall be immediately canceled.


Questions concerning this privacy policy may be directed to the Director of VATSAF at the email address posted at the VATSAF website.