Please read this agreement carefully to ensure that you understand each provision. We may update the Service and these Terms. Your use of this Service after any applied changes to Terms implies your agreement to those changes.
Our Service in a Snapshot
AFM provides pilot training industry suppliers a platform to get brand exposure with international pilot training industry stakeholders; provides organisations and individuals with access to market intelligence consisting of either the general pilot training industry news or database of approved training organizations or both; and provides industry stakeholders with specialized Digital Marketing, Mergers & Acquisitions, Market, and Management advisory services.
All content in the Service including those that have been included with prior consent and/or attribution of other copyright owners belongs to AFM.
Unless otherwise authorized, no part of this Service or its content hereof may be transmitted, stored in any other website or other forms of electronic retrieval system, or those similar in nature.
Reproduction in any form, printing, or downloading a part or all of the content is forbidden except under the following circumstance.
To copy for personal use: You may print copies of any item in hard copy provided that you do not edit, alter, amend, or delete any part of it, or combine it with other material. You may recopy the material to only individual third parties for their personal information only if you acknowledge this Service as the source of the information by including such acknowledgement in the copy of the material and you inform the third party that the material may not be copied or reproduced in any way. You shall not supply the material to any third party for commercial gain. Otherwise, we shall address any form of breach of this provision.
Use of Client’s/Subscriber’s Logo
The client (subscriber) grants AFM permission to use any name or logo used by the client in any marketing materials of AFM which includes, among others, presentations, brochures, social media graphics, and posters.
While we endeavour to ensure that the information on the Service is correct, we do not warrant the accuracy and completeness of the material on the Service. The information provided in this Service is for pilot training and aviation industry stakeholders to be seen as general information only. Some information in the Service is based on our own analyses and research of a particular aspect of the industry and may consist of personal views or a combination of both facts and opinions. Hence, full credence on the information provided is not tantamount to professional or legal advice. We may make changes to the contents on the Service at any time and without notice. The material on the Service may be out of date and we make no commitment to update such material. We do not claim that all content in the Service is error-free.
You affirm that you are either (1) at least 18 years of age, or (2) more than 13 years of age and either (a) an emancipated minor, or (b) possess legal parental or guardian consent. You also affirm that you are fully able and competent to enter into the terms, conditions, obligations, affirmations, representations, and warranties set forth in these Terms of Service, and to abide by and comply with these Terms of Service.
You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless AFM and its subsidiaries, agents, licensors, managers, and other affiliated companies, and their employees, contractors, agents, officers, and directors, from and against any and all claims, damages, obligations, losses, liabilities, costs or debt, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney’s fees) arising from (i) your use of and access to the Service, including any data or content transmitted or received by you; (ii) your violation of any third-party right, including without limitation any right of privacy, publicity, or Intellectual Property Rights; or (iii) your violation of any applicable law, rule, or regulation.
The service is provided on an “as is” and “as available” basis. Use of the Service is at your own risk. To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, the service is provided without warranties of any kind, whether express or implied, including, but not limited to, implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or non-infringement. Without limiting the foregoing, AFM, its subsidiaries, and its licensors do not warrant that the content, is accurate, reliable, or correct; that the service will meet your requirements; that the service will be available at any particular time or location, uninterrupted or secure; that any defects or errors will be corrected; or that the service is free of viruses or other harmful components. Any content downloaded or otherwise obtained through the use of the service is downloaded at your own risk and you will be solely responsible for any damage to your computer system or mobile device or loss of data that results from such download or your use of the service.
AFM does not warrant, endorse, guarantee, or assume responsibility for any product or service advertised or offered by a third party through afm.aero or any hyperlinked website or service, and AFM will not be a party to or in any way monitor any transaction between you and third-party providers of products or services.
Limitation of Liability
To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, in no event shall AFM, its affiliates, agents, directors, employees, suppliers, or licensors be liable for any direct, indirect, punitive, incidental, special, consequential, or exemplary damages, including without limitation damages for loss of profits, goodwill, use, data or other intangible losses, that result from the use of, or inability to use, the Service. Under no circumstances will AFM be responsible for any damage, loss, or injury resulting from hacking, tampering, or other unauthorized access or use of the Service or the information contained therein.
To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, while we use reasonable efforts to include accurate and up to date information, AFM assumes no liability or responsibility for any (i) errors, mistakes, or inaccuracies of content; (ii) personal injury or property damage, of any nature whatsoever, resulting from your access to or use of our Service; (iii) any unauthorized access to or use of our secure servers and/or any and all personal information stored therein; (iv) any interruption or cessation of transmission to or from the service; (v) any bugs, viruses, trojan horses, or the like that may be transmitted to or through our service by any third party; (vi) any errors or omissions in any content or for any loss or damage incurred as a result of the use of any content posted, emailed, transmitted, or otherwise made available through the service; and/or (vii) user content or the defamatory, offensive, or illegal conduct of any third party. In no event shall AFM, its affiliates, agents, directors, employees, suppliers, or licensors be liable to you for any claims, proceedings, liabilities, obligations, damages, losses, or costs in any amount resulting or arising directly or indirectly from your use of or inability to use the Service or any websites linked to it, or from your reliance on the information and material on the Service.
This limitation of liability section applies whether the alleged liability is based on contract, tort, negligence, strict liability, or any other basis, even if AFM has been advised of the possibility of such damage. The foregoing limitation of liability shall apply to the fullest extent permitted by law in the applicable jurisdiction.
The Service is controlled and operated from one of its global office locations. AFM makes no representations that the Service is appropriate or available for use in other locations. Those who access or use the Service from other jurisdictions do so at their own volition and are entirely responsible for compliance with all applicable local laws and regulations, including but not limited to export and import regulations.
For any dispute with AFM, you agree to first contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and attempt to resolve the dispute with us informally.
What does this policy cover
This policy sets out how AFM collects and uses the information that we collect about you when you use this Service.
Information we collect and its use
We collect the following types of information about you:
Information you provide us directly
We may ask for certain information such as Name, Email Address, Country, and Phone Number when you use one of the contact forms or Chatbot or if you correspond with us. Further, we may ask you other pertinent details we see fit and appropriate for us to be able to provide the service to you and tailor-fit it to your needs. We may also retain any messages you send through our platform. We use this information to operate, maintain, and provide you the service we offer. We may also use this information to correspond with you and to address any issues you raise about our Service. Should you consider that the information you provided is too personal, you can always inform us to retract the information from our database.
Information we collect from you automatically
We may directly collect analytics data, or use third-party analytics tools, to help us measure traffic and usage trends for the Service. These tools collect information sent by your browser or mobile device, including the pages you visit and other information that assists us in improving the Service. We collect and use this analytics information in aggregate form such that it cannot reasonably be manipulated to identify any particular individual user.
When you visit the Service, we may send one or more cookies — a small text file containing a string of alphanumeric characters — to your computer that uniquely identifies your browser and lets AFM help you log in faster and enhance your navigation through the site. A cookie may also convey information to us about how you use the Service (e.g., the pages you view, the links you click, and other actions you take on the Service), and allow us or our business partners to track your usage of the Service over time.
You can control or reset your cookies through your web browser, which will allow you to customize your cookie preferences and to refuse all cookies, or indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, some features of the Service may not function properly if the ability to accept cookies is disabled.
Log file information
Log file information is automatically reported by your browser or mobile device each time you access the Service. When you use our Service, our servers automatically record certain log file information. These server logs may include anonymous information such as your web request, Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, browser type, referring / exit pages and URLs, the number of clicks and how you interact with links on the Service, domain names, landing pages, pages viewed, and other such information.
Clear gifs/web beacons information
When you use the Service, we may employ clear GIFs (also known as web beacons) which are used to anonymously track the online usage patterns of our Users. In addition, we may also use clear GIFs in HTML-based emails sent to our users to track which emails are opened and which links are clicked by recipients. This information allows for more accurate reporting and improvement of the Service.
When you access the Service by or through a mobile device (including but not limited to smartphones or tablets), we may access, collect, monitor and/or remotely store one or more “device identifiers,” such as a universally unique identifier (“UUID”). Device identifiers are small data files or similar data structures stored on or associated with your mobile device, which uniquely identify your mobile device. A device identifier may be data stored in connection with the device hardware, data stored in connection with the device’s operating system or other software, or data sent to the device by AFM. A device identifier may convey information to us about how you browse and use the Service. A device identifier may remain persistently on your device, to help you log in faster and enhance your navigation through the Service. Some features of the Service may not function properly if the use or availability of device identifiers is impaired or disabled.
When you access the Service by or through a mobile device, we may access, collect, monitor and/or remotely store “location data”, which may include GPS coordinates (e.g. latitude and/or longitude) or similar information regarding the location of your mobile device. Location data may convey to us information about how you browse and use the Service. Some features of the Service, particularly location-based services, may not function properly if the use or availability of location data is impaired or disabled.
How we use your information
We use the information we collect about you for the following purposes:
- Providing you with the Service: We use the information that you provide us to provide the Service to you. This includes operating and maintaining the Service, providing you a platform to get brand exposure with international pilot training industry stakeholders, access to market intelligence consisting of news & database, and specialized Digital Marketing, Mergers & Acquisitions, Market and Management advisory services.
- For data analytics: We use information about you to help us improve the AFM Service and our users’ experience, including by monitoring aggregate metrics such as the total number of visitors, traffic, and demographic patterns.
- Customizing the Service for you: We use the information you provide us and information about you to make sure that your use of the Service is customized to your needs.
- To communicate with you about the Service: We use your contact information to get in touch with you and to send communications about critical elements of the Service. For example, we may send you emails about technical issues, security alerts, or administrative matters.
- To promote and drive engagement with the AFM Service: We use your contact information to get in touch with you about offers relating to the Service that we think you would be interested in. We also use the information we collect about you to make sure that you get the most relevant offers and promotions based on your use of the Service, and your preferences. You can opt out of getting these communications.
- For matters that we are required to use your information by law: AFM will use or disclose your information where we reasonably believe that such action is necessary to (a) comply with the law and the reasonable requests of law enforcement; (b) to enforce our Terms of Service or to protect the security or integrity of our Service; and/or (c) to exercise or protect the rights, property, or personal safety of AFM, our Users or others.
Legal bases for processing information under the GDPR (for users in the EEA)
For AFM users in the European Economic Area (EEA), AFM processes your information in accordance with European laws and regulations such as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The GDPR governs how AFM may process your information and the rights that EEA users have in relation to it. This means that AFM will collect and use your information only where:
- We need it to provide you the Service and fulfill our obligations to you under our Terms of Service.
- It is justified because of a legitimate interest such as for research and development or marketing the Service (but only where our legitimate interest isn’t overridden by your interest in protecting your data).
- You consent to us using your information in a certain way.
- It is necessary for compliance with our legal obligations.
If you have consented to our use of your information, you may withdraw that consent at any time. Depending on the situation, you can withdraw your consent by emailing email@example.com. Where we are using your information because of a legitimate interest to do so, you have the right to object to that use.
Sharing your information
We may share your information with third-party service providers for the purpose of providing the Service to you and to facilitate AFM’s interests. By filling our contact form or chatbot you are giving AFM consent to share or sell your information to third parties outside AFM. Some of the third parties that AFM may share your personal information which include providers who assist AFM with functions such as:
- Email services
- Flight Schools
- Pilot Simulator Training Centers
- Companies operating in the Pilot Training Industry
AFM may also share your information with third parties in certain circumstances, such as where:
- we are required to do so as a result of a court order, subpoena, or other legal requirements;
- we believe that it is necessary to protect you or AFM, such as where we consider that there is a need to investigate potentially fraudulent or criminal activity; or
AFM may also share your information with a third party in circumstances where we sell, divest, or transfer AFM (including any shares in AFM), or any combination of its products, services, assets and/or businesses to a third party. Information such as customer names and email addresses, and other user information related to the Service may be among the items sold or otherwise transferred in these types of transactions. We may also sell, assign, or otherwise transfer such information in the course of corporate divestitures, mergers, acquisitions, bankruptcies, dissolutions, reorganizations, liquidations, similar transactions or proceedings involving all or a portion of the AFM.
Ads on AFM
Please note that an advertiser may ask AFM to show an ad to a certain audience of Users (e.g., based on demographics or other interests). In that situation, AFM determines the target audience and AFM serves the advertising to that audience and only provides anonymous aggregated data to the advertiser. If you respond to such an ad, the advertiser or ad server may conclude that you fit the description of the audience they are trying to reach.
How we transfer, store and protect your data
Keeping your information safe
AFM cares about the security of your information, and uses appropriate safeguards to preserve the integrity and security of all information collected through the Service. AFM cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to AFM or guarantee that information on the Service may not be accessed, disclosed, altered, or destroyed.
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