Upon your registration, VATSAF agrees to notify you of:
- Any personally identifiable information or third party personal identification that is collected from you through VATSAF forums;
- The name of the organization collecting the information;
- How the information collected is to be used;
- With whom the information may be shared;
- What choices are available to you regarding collection, use and distribution of the information;
- The kind of security procedures that are in place to protect the loss, misuse or alteration of information under VATSAF control;
- How you can correct any inaccuracies in the information.
Information Collection and Use
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 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
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.