Privacy Policy

Originally published on February 24, 2014

Protecting your private information is our priority. We do not, and will not, sell personally identifiable reader or subscriber data. This information includes, but is not limited to, name, address, phone number, email address, or IP address.

This Statement of Privacy applies to https://www.theflightexpert.com and The Flight Expert and governs data collection and usage. For the purposes of this Privacy Policy, unless otherwise noted, all references to The Flight Expert include https://www.theflightexpert.com (the “Site”). By using the Site, you consent to the data practices described in this statement. This Privacy Policy applies only to our online activities and is valid for visitors to our website. This policy is not applicable to any information collected offline or via channels other than this website.

If you have additional questions or require more information about our Privacy Policy, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Information we collect

We do not collect any personally identifiable information about you unless you voluntarily provide it to us, such as when you provide your email address when subscribing to one of our newsletters. We use double opt-in for our email newsletters, meaning that you must request a subscription on our website, then confirm the subscription in an email we send to you.

You have the right to withdraw your consent at at any time. Simply click the “Unsubscribe” link in any email you receive from us. You can also contact us to request removal from our email lists.

  • Other, non-personally identifiable information we collect:
    • Apps, browsers, and devices used to access our website
    • Anonymous visitor activity – may include pageviews, search terms, interactions with content and ads
    • Location – for compliance with laws and regulations such as GDPR and to enhance and improve our website

If you are a resident of Canada or countries covered by GDPR, we will not set unnecessary cookies or collect unnecessary information unless you provide your consent. In addition, third party cookies like Google Ads and Google Analytics are automatically blocked until and unless you provide the required consent.

How we use your information

We use the information we collect in various ways, including to:

  • Provide, operate, and maintain our website
  • Improve and expand our website
  • Understand and analyze how you use our website
  • Develop new products, services, features, and functionality
  • Communicate with you, either directly or through one of our partners, including for customer service, to provide you with updates and other information relating to the website, and for marketing and promotional purposes
  • Send you emails
  • Find and prevent fraud

Sharing information with third parties

The Flight Expert does not sell, rent, or lease information about its Site users or customers with any third parties.

The Flight Expert may share data with trusted partners to help perform statistical analysis or send you email. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to The Flight Expert, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.

The Flight Expert may disclose your personal information, without notice, if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on The Flight Expert or the Site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of The Flight Expert; and/or (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of The Flight Expert, or the public.

If you are a resident of Canada or countries covered by GDPR, we will not set unnecessary cookies or collect unnecessary information unless you provide your consent. In addition, third party cookies like Google Ads and Google Analytics are automatically blocked until you provide the required consent.

Log files

The Flight Expert follows a standard procedure of using log files. These files log visitors when they visit websites. All hosting companies do this and the files are a part of hosting services’ analytics. The information collected by log files include internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, Internet Service Provider (ISP), date and time stamp, referring/exit pages, and possibly the number of clicks. These are not linked to any information that is personally identifiable. The purpose of the information is for analyzing trends, administering the site, tracking users’ movement on the website, and gathering demographic information.

Cookies

Like any other website, The Flight Expert uses ‘cookies’. These cookies are small pieces of data that are used to store information including visitors’ preferences and the pages on the website that the visitor accessed or visited. The information is used to optimize the users’ experience by customizing our web page content based on visitors’ browser type and/or other information. By using the Site, you consent to the cookie policies as described in this statement.

How we use cookies

As most of the online services, our website uses first-party and third-party cookies for several purposes. First-party cookies are mostly necessary for the website to function the right way, and they do not collect any of your personally identifiable data.

The third-party cookies used on our website are mainly for understanding how the website performs, how you interact with our website, keeping our services secure, providing advertisements that are relevant to you, and all in all providing you with a better and improved user experience and help speed up your future interactions with our website.

The types of cookies we use

Necessary: Some cookies are essential for you to be able to experience the full functionality of our site. They allow us to maintain user sessions and prevent any security threats. They do not collect or store any personal information. For example, these cookies allow you to log-in to your account and add products to your basket, and checkout securely.

Statistics: These cookies store information like the number of visitors to the website, the number of unique visitors, which pages of the website have been visited, the source of the visit, etc. These data help us understand and analyze how well the website performs and where it needs improvement.

Functional: These are the cookies that help certain non-essential functionalities on our website. These functionalities include embedding content like videos or sharing content of the website on social media platforms.

Marketing: Our website displays advertisements. These cookies are used to personalize the advertisements that we show to you so that they are meaningful to you. These cookies also help us keep track of the efficiency of these ad campaigns. The information stored in these cookies may also be used by the third-party ad providers to show you ads on other websites on the browser as well.

Performance: Performance cookies are used to understand and analyze key performance indexes of the which helps to deliver a better user experience.

Preferences: These cookies help us store browsing preferences like language settings so that you have a better and more efficient experience on future visits to our website.

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Google is a third-party vendor on our site. It uses cookies, known as DART cookies, to serve ads to our site visitors based upon their visit to www.theflightexpert.com and other sites on the internet. However, visitors may choose to decline the use of DART cookies by visiting the Google ad and content network Privacy Policy at the following URL – https://policies.google.com/technologies/ads

Advertising Partners Privacy Policies

Third-party ad servers or ad networks use technologies like cookies, JavaScript, or Web Beacons in their respective advertisements and links that appear on The Flight Expert, which are sent directly to users’ browser. They automatically receive your IP address when this occurs. These technologies are used to measure the effectiveness of their advertising campaigns and/or to personalize the advertising content that you see on websites that you visit.

Note that The Flight Expert has no access to or control over these cookies that are used by third-party advertisers.

The Flight Expert’s Privacy Policy does not apply to other advertisers or websites. Thus, we are advising you to consult the respective Privacy Policies of these third-party ad servers for more detailed information. It may include their practices and instructions about how to opt-out of certain options.

You can choose to disable cookies through your individual browser options. To know more detailed information about cookie management with specific web browsers, it can be found at the browsers’ respective websites.

Our Advertising Partners

Some of advertisers on our site may use cookies and web beacons. Our advertising partners are listed below. Each of our advertising partners has their own Privacy Policy for their policies on user data.

CCPA Privacy Rights (Do Not Sell My Personal Information)

Under the CCPA, among other rights, California consumers have the right to:

Request that a business that collects a consumer’s personal data disclose the categories and specific pieces of personal data that a business has collected about consumers.

Request that a business delete any personal data about the consumer that a business has collected.

Request that a business that sells a consumer’s personal data, not sell the consumer’s personal data.

If you make a request, we have one month to respond to you. If you would like to exercise any of these rights, please contact us.

GDPR Data Protection Rights

We would like to make sure you are fully aware of all of your data protection rights. Every user is entitled to the following:

The right to access – You have the right to request copies of your personal data. We may charge you a small fee for this service.

The right to rectification – You have the right to request that we correct any information you believe is inaccurate. You also have the right to request that we complete the information you believe is incomplete.

The right to erasure – You have the right to request that we erase your personal data, under certain conditions.

The right to restrict processing – You have the right to request that we restrict the processing of your personal data, under certain conditions.

The right to object to processing – You have the right to object to our processing of your personal data, under certain conditions.

The right to data portability – You have the right to request that we transfer the data that we have collected to another organization, or directly to you, under certain conditions.

The right to complain – You have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority.

If you make a request, we have one month to respond to you. If you would like to exercise any of these rights, please contact us.

Children’s Information

Another priority is adding protection for children while using the internet. We encourage parents and guardians to observe, participate in, and/or monitor and guide their online activity.

The Flight Expert does not knowingly collect any Personal Identifiable Information from children under the age of 13. If you think that your child provided this kind of information on our website, we strongly encourage you to contact us immediately and we will promptly remove such information from our records.

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