Anonymous vs. Personally Identifiable Information
Information collected online is often defined as being either anonymous or personally identifiable. Anonymous information is information that cannot be tied to a specific individual. For example, we might know that 25,000 people visited NATCA.org in a month, which is "anonymous" information, but we do not know information such as the names or addresses of the visitors. Personally identifiable information is information that tells us specific information about a user. For example, if you provided your name and home address to us, that would be personally identifiable information.
Anonymous Information Gathered Automatically
Our web servers automatically collect and store anonymous information about your visit including, but not limited to:
- The Internet domain name (for example, "xcompany.com" if you use a private internet access account, or "yourschool.edu" if you connect from a university's domain) and IP address (an IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer whenever you are surfing the web) from which you access our web site;
- The type of browser and operating system used to access our site;
- The date and time you access our site;
- The click-through rates;
- The amount of time that you spend on our site;
- The pages you visit; and
- If you linked to this site from another web site, the address of that web site.
Personally Identifiable Information
In some areas of this Web site we ask for voluntary contact information from visitors. For example, in the Contact Us section of the site, you can email us for more information or with questions about the site. You must include contact information in your email if you desire a response. If you feel more comfortable contacting us via U.S. Postal Mail, telephone, or fax, please use the following contact information:
NATCA Communications Team
1325 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20005
Phone: (202) 628-5451
Fax: (202) 628-5767
Members of the National Air Traffic Controller’s association are granted access to additional information on the Web site if they set up a profile. We store member’s full name, their membership identification number, their facility, and their username and password. We use this information to authenticate current users and allow new users to grant themselves access.
How We Use Information Collected
We use information collected from this site for several purposes:
- We use the anonymous information gathered automatically by our web server to determine overall site traffic, popularity of areas of the site, what our users are looking for, and where our users are linking to us from. Aggregate information may be provided to our member organizations for statistical reporting.
- If you are a member of the National Air Traffic Controllers Association and elect to access the Members Only sections of the site, you will use your issued username and password to access the site. This username and password combination is issued through authenticating a user with their membership identification number.
- We will not provide any personally identifiable information to any third parties without your consent, except that we reserve the right to provide personally identifiable information to third parties if we reasonably believe that the release of information is necessary: (1) to comply with legal requirements or legal process; (2) to protect and defend the rights or property of the National Air Traffic Controllers Association; or (3) to protect the other users of the site or the public.
Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA)
We do not solicit or knowingly collect information from minors under the age of 13, in compliance with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). For more information about COPPA, please visit: http://www.ftc.gov/privacy/coppafaqs.shtm
Correcting or Deleting Submitted Information
If you feel any information submitted by you is incorrect, or if you wish to have us delete any information you have submitted to us, please email email@example.com.
To determine if users are signed in as NATCA Members, we use a certain type of "cookie" - what is known as a "session" cookie. Cookies are data a Web site can send to your browser. Session cookies (also known as session variables) are kept in your browser's memory and are purged after your browser session is over. Session cookies are used to keep track of passwords, preferences, orders, and various other aspects of a user's "session" within a Web site. We do not make use of "persistent cookies" - another type of cookie that, when used, are stored on your hard drive and can be used to track Web users over time and across Web sites.
Security and Intrusion Detection
For site security purposes, and to help make this site available to all users, we employ software programs to monitor network traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information, or otherwise cause damage. Be aware that no transmission of data over the Internet can be completely secure. We do not employ secure socket layer (SSL) encryption or like technology.
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