Internet User Privacy
Airlines respects privacy of Internet Users and does not collect
personally identifying information without the Internet User's permission.
This policy applies to the web sites owned or operated by Airlines, Inc.,
a Airline corporation ("Airlines").
or by mail at our headquarters address:
City, State, Zip
Some terms used in this Policy are:
"Advertiser" - which means a person or organization that has entered into
a Airlines Advertiser Service Agreement with Airlines and operates a Web
site that pays for a sale, lead or click by an Internet User referred by a
"Publisher" - which means a person or organization that has entered into a
Airlines Publisher Service Agreement and may be compensated for a sale,
lead or click by an Internet User that the Publisher referred to an
Advertiser's Web site.
"Cookies" - which are small pieces of information that are stored by an
Internet User's browser on the Internet User's hard drive.
Collection of Data
Airlines does not collect Internet User identity or contact information
from Internet Users' visits to Airlines Web Sites. For each visitor to a
Airlines Web site, the visitor's computer reaches us via a particular IP,
(Internet Protocol), address. Airlines's servers automatically collect
this IP address.
An Internet User's browser sets Cookies (when enabled) that contain small
amounts of data on the Internet User's computer after a visit to any web
site. Cookies assist Airlines in tracking Internet Users' activities
beginning from a Publisher's web site or subscription e-mail through an
Advertiser's web site that the Internet User links to from the Publisher's
site or e-mail. If the Internet User re-visits the Advertiser's site
directly, Airlines is able to continue to track the Internet User's
activities on the Advertiser's site and reward the Publisher that referred
the Internet User. The Cookies themselves tell Airlines nothing about the
Internet User personally.
Cookies are used in two stages of Airlines tracking: when an Advertiser's
banner image is loaded on a Web page for viewing by an Internet User and
when the banner is clicked by an Internet User. The function of these
Cookies is to provide Airlines with information solely for the purpose of
paying Publishers commissions when an Internet User clicks on a link,
creates a lead, or makes a purchase on an Advertiser's Web site.
No information is obtained from the Internet User or Internet User's
computer to generate the unique identifying number of the Internet User.
Airlines's servers automatically generate the unique number. None of
Airlines's Cookies are used to perform "User Profiling".
Airlines does receive and record partial e-mail addresses of Internet
Users, only in circumstances where the Internet User has voluntarily
provided its identity and contact information through the Advertiser's Web
site or Publisher's Web site. This partial e-mail address does not enable
Airlines to personally identify an Internet User.
If a Web site using Airlines's tracking technology were to provide any
personally identifying information to Airlines beyond name and/or e-mail
address, Airlines would discard that information immediately.
Disabled and Non-functioning Cookies
Airlines does not employ any technology or means of preventing an Internet
User from disabling the acceptance of a Cookie. Most Web browsers
automatically accept cookies, but an Internet User's browser may be set by
the Internet User to disable this function. Some Web browsers or similar
Internet navigating technology may not support (or consistently support)
Cookie technology. If Cookies are disabled or the Internet User is
utilizing technology that does not adequately support Cookie technology,
Airlines shall not be able to record the Internet User's click on an
Advertiser's link that was placed on a Publisher's Web site or within a
subscription e-mail or the Internet User's subsequent activity at the
Advertiser's Web site.
Use and Disclosure of Data
Airlines does not sell or rent personally identifying information.
Airlines does not disclose personally identifying information to anyone
that Airlines is not authorized to do so. Airlines uses anonymous user
data to create and report the browsing, purchasing and/or lead form
completion activities of anonymous users.
Airlines reserves the right to release information on Internet Users if
compelled to do so by proper judicial or governmental authorities.
Disclosure shall be limited to only to those that Airlines is compelled to
disclose to. At present, all information processing occurs in the United
Airlines employs industry standard security measures to ensure the
security of all data. Access to Airlines customer data is accessible via
password protection through the Advertiser and Publisher Accounts created
by each Advertiser and Publisher, and to designated Airlines employees who
require system level access in order to perform their jobs. Access to
Internet User data that identifies the Internet User's name and/or e-mail
addresses is limited to designated Airlines employees who require such
access in order to perform their jobs and to an Advertiser or Publisher
that provided such information. Each Advertiser and Publisher is
responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of its own password used
for accessing its accounts on the Airlines Network.
Publisher and Advertiser Privacy
Airlines does not share with anyone other than an Advertiser, personally
identifiable information about a Publisher, and vice versa. Such exchange
is limited to a party's e-mail address and basic Account detail (including
but not limited to Web site name (if applicable), date Web site or
subscription e-mail first entered into operation, and visitor
demographics). Such information shall be accessible to enable each party
(an Advertiser and a Publisher) to assess a potential affiliation with the
other party and, when an affiliation has been established, to facilitate
the on-going relationship. The parties may contact each other before
entering into an affiliation (e.g. for the purpose of soliciting
affiliation, and other similar commercial solicitations) and after an
affiliation for the purpose of sending and receiving targeted commercial
e-mail solicitations regarding special promotions and affiliation
opportunities. Once an affiliation is established, the parties are privy
to recorded information regarding the affiliation results, including
anonymous Internet User transaction data for Internet Users referred by
the Publisher. If a Publisher has been given permission by the Internet
User to record personally identifiable Internet User transaction data
(e.g. through rewards membership programs), the anonymous Internet User
transaction data may be coded by a Publisher to enable the Publisher to
generate personally identifiable Internet User transaction data. Under the
foregoing circumstances, the information remains anonymous to Airlines. By
completing the registration process, Publishers and Advertisers agree to
be solicited by Advertisers and Publishers (respectively) for the
foregoing purposes. All other personally identifiable information of
Advertisers and Publishers that is provided by them during the sign-up
process is retained and used by Airlines in order to serve the Publisher
and the Publisher's Advertisers through processes such as performance
reporting and commission payments to Publishers. Advertisers and
Publishers have agreed with Airlines not to engage in spamming,
unsolicited e-mail and indiscriminate advertising. Each Advertiser and
Publisher may view or modify the information that it provided during
Advertiser and Publisher Web Sites and Publisher Subscription E-mails
Although Airlines requires Advertisers and Publishers to adhere to Good
Business Practices as a condition of Membership in the Airlines Network,
Airlines is not responsible for the information practices of Advertisers
or Publishers. Advertisers and Publishers may collect information from or
about Internet Users, including personal information. The collection, use,
and disclosure of information by Advertisers and Publishers are subject to
their respective privacy policies, which may differ from Airlines's
Airlines does not intentionally send unsolicited e-mail messages that
could legitimately be construed as spam. Airlines's Advertisers and
Publishers are held to the same standards.
Since you may not become a member of Airlines's Network if you are under
the age of 18, Airlines complies with the Children's Online Privacy
Protection Act of 1998. Advertisers and Publishers are also obligated to
comply with COPPA.
If you inform Airlines that Airlines has collected or received information
from a child under 18, Airlines will delete such information immediately
from its databases. No Airlines Web Site is specifically directed to
children under 18. Airlines shall not knowingly distribute to third
parties any personally identifiable information erroneously collected from
children under 18.
Deactivating or deleting from databases by Publishers and Advertisers
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you no longer wish to maintain an
account with Airlines, or are unable to access your account. If Airlines
has such information, Airlines shall not retain your name and/or e-mail
address any longer than is necessary to perform the services that you
requested from Airlines.
Airlines may find it necessary or be legally obligated to update this
will not affect the privacy of data collected by Airlines prior to the
effective date of the policy change.
Initial Version Effective January 26, 2001
Republished (with modifications) Effective May 31, 2001