Version 1.0 | June 15, 2023
Personal information we collect from our users
By using our site, we collect information the web browsers and servers typically make available, including your IP address, internet service provider, browser type, operating system, device type, and time of access. We also collect information you submit to the site, such as search queries or areas or topics of interest.
We also collect information you provide to us, like if you choose to contact us via email or any other method.
If you wish to disable cookies in your browser, you can do so by adjusting your browser settings. Most browsers allow you to manage your cookie preferences, including disabling or deleting cookies altogether. However, please note that disabling cookies may affect the functionality and usability of our site.
Personal information we collect from our feeders
You can participate in our global flight tracking network by setting up a receiver and providing its data to us. We call this “feeding data to the site”.
We collect information you provide to us by operating the receiver and feeding data to our site, including your IP address, receiver name, unique identifier, precise receiver location, software information, and the received flight data.
When you feed data to the site, the receiver name and approximate location are displayed publicly on our site and in other illustrations of geographic coverage. You can choose to hide your receiver’s approximate location by enabling the privacy option in the receiver configuration file. Precise receiver location is not made public regardless of the setting.
Multilateration (also called “MLAT”) is a process where the aircraft location is calculated based on the known position of 4 or more receivers. The effective operation of MLAT requires the data you provide be accompanied by, and processed with, the precise geographic location of your receiver.
We receive and process your receiver’s location only to the extent required to derive and verify the accuracy of aircraft positional data, and to display your approximate receiver location as explained above. We endeavor to retain this data for no longer than required to fulfill these purposes.
Why we collect and process your personal information
We use your personal information to:
- Provide, operate, maintain, improve, and personalize our services
- Develop new services, features, and functionality
- Communicate with you for customer service purposes
- Build awareness of our site and the services that we provide
- Evaluate and verify the accuracy of the data you feed to us
- Recognize and prevent abuse and safeguard our systems
- Investigate, fix, and prevent technical issues
We primarily collect and process your data in order to further the legitimate purposes of the site. In addition to the purposes described above, if we believe it is reasonably necessary, these purposes may also include actions we take in order to:
- Protect and enforce our rights and interests
- Comply with the law and legal obligation
Disclosing personal information to third parties
However your personal data may be disclosed to third parties in following scenarios:
- with your explicit consent
- with a third-party service provider we use to provide our services
- your use of our services violates our policies or guidelines
- to protect and enforce our legal rights
- to preserve and maintain our assets or property
- to ensure legal and regulatory compliance
- it is necessary to protect our interests
No data is shared with third party vendors when it comes to your personal data (unless indicated otherwise in this policy and/or the agreement with adsb.fi has entered into with you). Pursuant to EU legislation EU citizens have the right to request for their personal data as kept by the relevant vendor to be disclosed to them, corrected and/or deleted. Such requests can be sent to email@example.com. Subsequently adsb.fi will review your request and will promptly respond, but in any case within 4 weeks, and take appropriate measures where needed.
This site is directed at a general audience. We do not knowingly collect any personal identifiable information from minors, including children under the age of 13.
Rights under the GDPR
Under the General Data Protection Regulation (also called “GDPR”), you have certain rights regarding your personal data. These include the right to be informed about how your data is being processed, as well as the right to access, correct, delete, restrict, and transfer your data. You also have the right to object to certain processing activities and to withdraw your consent at any time. If you believe your rights have been violated, you have the right to file a complaint with a supervisory authority.
If you wish to exercise your GDPR rights, or if you have any questions or concerns about how your personal data is being processed, please do not hesitate to contact us via our privacy e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
We may update this policy in the future. If we do, we will post a revised version of this policy on our site. Your continued use of the site means that you also consent to any future versions of this policy in effect, so you should check this policy regularly.