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Marketing Policy and Data Protection

Marketing Policy

FlightChic is an informative airline industry news site. Flight Chic reports independently. All posts are original Flight Chic reporting and editorial or updates on the industry based on Press Releases.

Companies and organizations may sometimes cover Flight Chic’s travel expenses to airline industry events. My participation in these events is based solely on whether it will be of news interest to readers. Any coverage of travel expenses will not influence whether I write, how I write, or what I think.

Readers can be confident that my opinions and reviews are always independent.

Data Privacy

You may have heard about the new General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”), which went into effect on May 25, 2018. To help comply with GDPR consent requirements, anyone subscribing to Flight Chic updates must confirm they want to receive content from Flight Chic.

To manage the cookies and similar technologies used (tracking pixels, web beacons, etc.) and related consents, we use the consent tool “Real Cookie Banner.” Details on how “Real Cookie Banner” works can be found at https://devowl.io/rcb/data-processing/.

The legal basis for the processing of personal data in this context are Art. 6 (1) lit. c GDPR and Art. 6 (1) lit. f GDPR. Our legitimate interest is the management of the cookies and similar technologies used and the related consents.

The provision of personal data is neither contractually required nor necessary for the conclusion of a contract. You are not obliged to provide the personal data. If you do not provide the personal data, we will not be able to manage your consents.

Weekly Newsletter

In addition to maintaining the FlightChic site, FlightChic publishes a weekly newsletter that is sent to subscribers on Sundays. It highlights stories that shaped the previous week in aviation.

Any individual data readers share when they sign up for the FlightChic weekly newsletter is confidential and NOT shared with advertisers.

When they sign up for FlightChic’s weekly newsletter, subscribers are NOT agreeing to receive additional mailings (marketing or otherwise) from advertisers.

Cookies

Personal data is generated from contact forms, comments, and cookies. The Flight Chic site features a cookie policy advisory that you will be visible when you first visit this site. By clicking OK, you agree that the Flight Chic site will remember you.

Cookies are for your convenience, so you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. Cookies are not permanent. They will last for one year.

Visitor Statistics, Comments, and Automated Services

Some features, like site analytics, will use personal data from your registration to measure overall website interaction by known personal details like region and demographics. FlightChic does not share this data with third parties except in aggregate. In other words, if a partner asked about Flight Chic’s readership, I might elect to divulge information like total weekly, monthly, or annual visitors. I may also share what share details, such as what countries have the greatest share of readership. I do not share individual data with third parties.

By default, WordPress does not collect personal data about visitors and only collects the data shown on the User Profile screen from registered users. However, when you leave comments on Flight Chic posts, your comments are tied to whatever personal data you share and will be visible to anyone visiting the website. If you would ever like to delete comments that you have previously posted, you can do so by contacting me directly. When you post, visitors’ comments may also be checked through a third-party automated spam detection service.

When visitors leave comments on the site, you will also share your IP address and browser user agent string to help detect spam. An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here.  When your comment is approved, whatever picture you set as your profile picture on Gravatar is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves exactly as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website. Flight Chic does not control how these third parties, like YouTube, manage their data privacy and suggests you visit those websites for further details. Flight Chic does not receive nor store this data.

To Recap:

  • FlightChic DOES NOT sell individual reader data to advertisers.
  • Any details shared with advertisers on FlightChic readership would only be in aggregate (demographics, regions) and anonymous.
  • You will only receive updates from FlightChic when you want them. You are free to unsubscribe at any time.
  • You can contact me anytime to delete a comment you have previously posted.
  • FlightChic does not control how other third parties, like YouTube, track user interaction with embedded media.
  • If you do not accept cookies, please DO NOT click on the CLOSE AND ACCEPT button when the cookie policy appears on your screen.

I hope that FlightChic content is useful to you. If you’d like to know more, please contact me directly.


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