Welcome to Afm.aero, the website and online service of AFM (“we”, or “us”). AFM operates as a brand under AF Technologies LTD. This page explains the terms by which you may use our online and/or mobile services, website, and software provided on or in connection with the service (collectively the “Service”). By accessing or using the Service, you agree to be bound by these Terms and Conditions (“Terms”) and to the collection and use of your information as set forth in the Privacy Policy below. If you do not agree to, or cannot comply with the Terms including the Privacy Policy, you are prohibited from using, navigating, or accessing this Service. These Terms apply to all visitors, users, members, contributors, and others who access the Service (“Users”).  The terms “you” or “your” as used in this Agreement each refers to you as the user of the Website.

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.

Copyright Notice

All content in the Service including those that have been included with prior consent and/or attribution of other copyright owners belongs to AFM. 

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.

Disclaimer

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.  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. 

Eligibility

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.

Indemnity

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.

No Warranty

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. 

Arbitration

For any dispute with AFM, you agree to first contact us at info@afm.aero and attempt to resolve the dispute with us informally.

Latest Privacy Policy posted 24 September 2021

What does this policy cover

Welcome to AFM, our Privacy Policy explains how we collect, use, disclose, and protect information that applies to our Service, and your choices about the collection and use of your information.

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.

Cookies information

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.

Device identifiers

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.

Location data

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 security measures: We use information about you to monitor activity that we think is suspicious or potentially fraudulent, and to identify violations of this Privacy Policy or our Terms of Service.
  • 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 info@aviationfly.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:

  • Analytics
  • Email services
  • Billing
  • Flight Schools
  • Pilot Simulator Training Centers
  • Suppliers
  • Airlines
  • 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

We may share certain information such as your location, browser and cookie data, and other data relating to your use of our Service with our business partners to deliver personalized advertisements (“ads”) that may be of interest to you. AFM may allow third-party ad servers or ad networks to serve personalized advertisements. These third-party ad servers or ad networks use technology to send, directly to your browser or mobile device, these personalized ads and ad links, and will automatically receive your IP address when they do so. They may also use other technologies (such as cookies, JavaScript, device identifiers, location data, and clear gifs, see above) to compile information about your browser’s or device’s visits and usage patterns on the Service, and to measure the effectiveness of their ads and to personalize the advertising content. AFM does not sell, rent, or share the information we collect directly from you or about you from third parties with these third-party ad servers or ad networks for such parties’ own marketing purposes.

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.

The AFM Privacy Policy does not apply to, and we cannot control the activities of, third-party advertisers. Please consult the respective privacy policies of such advertisers or contact such advertisers for more information.

How we transfer, store and protect your data

Your information collected through the Service may be stored and processed in a country or countries in which AFM or its subsidiaries, affiliates, or service providers maintain facilities. AFM may transfer information that we collect about you, including personal information, to affiliated entities, or to other third parties across borders and from your country or jurisdiction to other countries or jurisdictions around the world. As a result, we may transfer information, including personal information, to a country and jurisdiction that does not have the same data protection laws as your jurisdiction, and you consent to the transfer of information to that country in which AFM or its parent, subsidiaries, affiliates or service providers maintain facilities and the use and disclosure of information about you as described in this Privacy Policy.

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.

Links to other websites and services

We are not responsible for the practices employed by websites or services linked to or from the Service, including the information or content contained therein. Please remember that when you use a link to go from the Service to another website, our Privacy Policy does not apply to third-party websites or services. Your browsing and interaction on any third-party website or service, including those that have a link or advertisement on our website, are subject to that third party’s own rules and policies. This Privacy Policy does not apply to information we collect by other means (including offline) or from other sources other than through our digital platform i.e. Afm.aero.

How to contact us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy or the Service, please contact us at info@afm.aero.

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