IP Objects GmbH is a software company based in Germany, Düsseldorf, and the legal entity operating behind all of IP Objects products, services, and in particular to the Air and AirTrack product families.
We take privacy very seriously concerning any data provided or gathered by our users; the present document provides a thorough explanation of where we stand, what we may and may not collect from our users, and to what extend that information may be used.
The present policy is of version 1.0 and was last updated on the 20th of December, 2011.
1. On Collected Information
User specific, usage or performance data may be collected by our web site or our applications for the purposes of its functionality and for statistical analysis purposes only. The following method are the ways which we currently use to acquire any information that may be considered relevant to privacy protection.
1.1 IP Objects Air Accounts
Air Accounts, created on the air.ipobjects.com web site or by IP Objects applications such as AirTrack, create an identity and associate usage and resources to an individual, by the means of a username, a real name, an email address, a country and a password. Additional optional information may be provided by the user; this information shall remain private.
Additional data generated by the user in its daily operations of its Air Account may be associated to the identity object.
At the time of writing, Air Accounts can be associated with forum posts, navigation data cycles, waypoint lists, position reports, flights performed or logged, routes, charts and inApp purchases, although other similar data type objects could be associated to an Air Account for the exclusive purposes of their functionality.
1.2 Data collected by Applications such as AirTrack
Applications such as AirTrack may collect, communicate and report information to centralized systems. This information is gathered for the purposes of the implicit functionality required by the application in question, or for statistical purposes.
Statistical analysis is user independent and anonymous and may contain things such as:
Non-statistical information collected may include other types of data such as:
2. On the Use of Data
2.1 On Air Account Data
Modifying access to specific account data can only be achieved by the proper identification of the user by its unique and secret password between the system, web site or application.
Consultation access of information related to the given user is, as a general rule, private and only visible or shared with the user in question when correctly authenticated by its password. Exceptions to this rule occur only when the kind of information being shared is to be made public by its nature; an example of this are forum posts on the Air website: although only a given user can post under its own name, all users are able to read forum posts as that is the nature and intent of the publication.
IP Objects Air Accounts are used to group resources around the user / identity abstraction; they serve the purpose of associating data to a given individual, the owner of the Air Account.
Under no circumstances shall any data associated with a given user or Air Account, which is not by nature public, be distributed, shared or processed outside its original intent.
IP Objects will not reveal or share the identifies or email addresses of its users unless mandated by a court of law, under valid ongoing criminal investigation.
2.2 On Data collected by Applications such as AirTrack for the purposes of functionality
Gathered data may or may not be associated with a given Air Account.
Under no circumstances shall that data be shared with third parties or leave used for any purpose other than the one it was originally acquired for, related to its functionality.
When associated with an Air Account / individual identity, gathered data shall remain private and undisclosed unless otherwise specifically permitted by the account owner.
2.3 On Statistical data
Any general purpose statistical data obtained or derived from Air Account or Application use will always be presented anonymously and never associated with any given user, account holder or device.
Statistical data related to a given user or identify (for example, the evolution of the number of flights performed per month) shall only be disclosed to the user him or herself, or to those he or she elects to share with by the means of signaled consent.
3. On Cookies
These cookies are used exclusively within the operating framework.
The IP Objects Air Web site does not access any cookies or cookie stored data other than that the one it itself creates.
4. On Data Storage
All the data gathered, processed and stored by IP Objects servers is done in a secure manner and only accessible to authorized personnel for the purposes of system administration only.
All data storage systems are protected by password and other inherent security mechanisms and cannot be accessed by third parties.
Whenever confidential information is concerned, the transfer of it is performed using encryption, hashing, and other safety technologies which ensure against eavesdropping and unauthorized access to the data by data carriers.
The servers used to store any user or usage data are properly secured. They reside in professional data-centres and may be physically located in countries outside Germany or the European Union. By registering for an Air Account or using any of IP Objects applications you understand and agree that this information may be stored elsewhere in the planet.
Since data is stored in data-centres outside our physical range, it is possible, although unlikely, that the stored data can be accessed by other people such as data-centre employees gaining access to the physical locations, and we cannot guarantee 100% confidentiality. In order to minimize this extreme possibility, all data classified as confidential shall be subject to encryption (such as passwords, for example) and never be stored in an easily accessible manner.
5. On Information Disclosure
Any personal or confidential data gathered by IP Objects for the purposes of its Air Account or applications shall never be disclosed to third parties or anyone with the following permitting exceptions:
- You as the user and owner of the data
- IP Objects employees when use for problem solving, troubleshooting, or providing support to you, the user and owner of the data.
- To legal authorities to fight or prevent crime or any illegal activity, when mandated by an accepted court of law.
6. On Information Access and Copyrights
Any information that uniquely associated with your account shall be subjected to the following terms:
Data provided by us to a user, and associated with a user's account, shall be done only when we have the right to transfer the access to the information either because it is public domain or because we have acquired the rights to grant the user such access.
Data provided, created or uploaded by a user, remains its properly and limited to its use, but it is the user’s responsibility to ensure that it has the sufficient rights for accessing it.
Under no circumstances shall IP Objects be liable for illegal upload and use of copyrighted information by its users to which they did not have access rights, if this action is initiated or a direct consequence of a user’s action.
IP Objects reserves the right to block or close any accounts that it finds violating any copyright or any of the terms expressed in this policy.
7. Contacting Us
Feel free to contact us for any queries, doubts or comments you may have about this policy:
Email us at: air (@) ipobjects.com
Call us on: +49 211 58004063
Write to us to:IP Objects GmbH