Our privacy and "cookie" policy
The term The Aviation Historian or "us" or "we" used in this policy refers to the owner of the website: The Aviation Historian, PO Box 962, HORSHAM RH12 9PP. The term "you" refers to the user or viewer of our website.
Any personal data you supply to us on our website will be used only in accordance with the regulations set out in the Data Protection Act 1998.
The Aviation Historian is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, then you can be assured that it will be used only in accordance with this privacy statement.
The Aviation Historian may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes. This policy is effective from October 8, 2012.
What we collect
We may collect the following information:
- Contact information including e-mail address
- Demographic information such as postcode, preferences and interests
- Other information relevant to customer surveys and/or offers
What we do with the information we gather
We require this information to understand your needs and provide you with a better service, and in particular for the following reasons:
- Internal record-keeping.
- We may use the information to improve our products and services.
- We may periodically send promotional e-mails about new products, special offers or other information which we think you may find interesting using the e-mail address which you have provided.
- From time to time, we may also use your information to contact you for market research purposes. We may contact you by e-mail, phone or mail. We may use the information to customise the website according to your interests.
You have the choice, at all times, to opt out of receiving any marketing or promotional information from us. If you wish to opt out of receiving such information please write to us at: The Aviation Historian, PO Box 962, HORSHAM RH12 9PP.
We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.
The processing and security of payments through this website is through third-party suppliers: RomanCart, and Worldpay or PayPal. Digital edition sales are processed by Pocketmags. Your payment details are not retained by The Aviation Historian directly, but will be held by the relevant payment websites in accordance with their terms and conditions. Therefore we cannot be held responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide while visiting these sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. Please review the privacy statement and terms and condition of these sites before providing any information: www.romancart.com, www.worldpay.com, www.paypal.com and www.pocketmags.com
- You agree that The Aviation Historian can act on any Instructions given to us even if these Instructions were not authorised by you.
- The Aviation Historian may suspend or refuse the Online Payments Service for any reason and at any time. (This should only be necessary if we suspect an error or fraud, or need to maintain equipment).
- You must make sure that any Instruction is accurate and complete. The Aviation Historian is not liable for any error if this is not the case.
- The Aviation Historian will make reasonable efforts to process your Instruction without undue delay but a transaction being carried out is not always simultaneous with an Instruction being given. Some matters may take time to process and may only be processed during normal banking hours even although the Online Payments Service may be accessible outside such hours.
- The Aviation Historian will take reasonable care to ensure that any information provided to you by the Online Payments Service is an accurate reflection of the information contained in our computer system or, where the information is provided by a third party, accurately reflects the information we receive from that third party. Due to the nature of the product and circumstances beyond our control, we do not warrant that the information provided by the Online Payment Service is accurate or error free. If you rely on that information, you do so subject to the disclaimer above.
- The Aviation Historian shall not be liable to you for any loss you may suffer due to any event or circumstances beyond our reasonable control which leads to the Online Payments Service being unavailable.
- You agree that unless The Aviation Historian specifically agrees with you otherwise, we shall have no liability whatsoever for any equipment, software or associated user documentation which any party other than us produces at any time for use in connection with the Online Payments Service or, any services through which you access the Online Payments Service or which you access through the Online Payments Service which are not controlled by us.
- The Aviation Historian's records will be evidence of your dealings with us in connection with the Online Payments Service. Our records will at all times remain as the valid record of any account.
- You agree not to object to the admission of our records as evidence in any legal proceedings because such records are not originals, are not in writing or are documents produced by a computer.
- You may not make, nor allow to be made, any alteration or amendment whatsoever to the information available on our website and Online Payments Service. If any alteration or amendment is found by The Aviation Historian to have been made, legal action may be instigated against you. The Aviation Historian's records will always override any other version you may produce.
Links to other websites
Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be held responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement.
You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.
Controlling your personal information
Your personal information may be used in the following ways:
- We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so.
- We may use your personal information to send you promotional information about third parties which we think you may find interesting.
- We may use your personal information for our own direct marketing purposes.
If you do not wish us to use your personal information in any of the above ways, please write to us at The Aviation Historian, PO Box 962, HORSHAM RH12 9PP.
You may request details of personal information which we hold about you under the Data Protection Act 1998. A small fee may be payable. If you would like a copy of the information held on you please write to The Aviation Historian, PO Box 962, HORSHAM RH12 9PP.
If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please write to us as soon as possible at the above address. We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.
We collect web statistics automatically about your visit to our site. This information is used to aid development of the website and its content and to audit usage of the site. The information gathered in this way will not be used for any other purpose. These statistics do not contain personal data and cannot be traced back to an individual (there are no tracking "cookies" used). If you have any concerns about the processing of your personal data by us please contact us for further information.
The Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) (Amendment) Regulations 2011, now popularly becoming know as the 'cookie law', came into force on 25 May 2012. As its name implies this Directive's been enacted to protect Web users' privacy and this covers the use of Web 'cookies'.
How we use 'cookies'
This website only uses Category 1 – 'Session cookies' (please see below), however some of the websites and web features to which we provide links to may use other types of 'cookie'. As we are not responsible for their content or functionality, we recommend that you read the 'cookie' policy for each site that you visit.
What are 'cookies'?
'Cookies' are small files placed on a visitor's Internet enabled device (computer, phone, tablet, etc.,) during a website visit. Cookies are inert – they cannot harm a device and they don't spread viruses or malware. They do however record varying amounts of information during the course of a website/web page visit. There are two types but four categories of 'Web cookie'.
- Category 1: Strictly necessary cookies – including those which make shopping carts, forms and logins work
- Category 2: Performance cookies – including web analytics, affiliate tracking and performance testing
- Category 3: Functional cookies – remembering settings
- Category 4: Targeting or advertising cookies – including cookies placed to collect browsing habits
'Session cookies' (Category 1) are small text-based files created during website visits. These files are temporarily created and stored on the visitor's device then deleted automatically when the user closes their web browser. Some 'session cookies' are set to expire even before the browser is closed – for example, when their function is complete. Without 'session cookies' familiar tasks such as completing some online forms, accessing web content via a login or using an online store would require considerable extra effort on the part of the user. Responsibly used, 'session cookies' make a positive contribution to the Web user's experience and can continue to be deployed under these latest regulations providing their characteristics and essential function is clearly explained.
'Persistent', 'permanent' or 'stored cookies' (Categories 2/3/4) are identical in file format to 'session cookies' but remain on the user's device until either a pre-set expiry date or, in some cases, until physically deleted by the user. This type of 'cookie' tends to be used to collect information relating to a Web user's preferences within individual websites or about overall browsing behaviour. Used responsibly – for example, by allowing a visitor to set a preference for viewing a particular local forecast when visiting a national w eather website is deemed beneficial and acceptable. Placing 'cookies' to record browsing habits and personal data and then using that information for unsolicited advertising purposes is not. Because the same type of 'cookie' can be used for both tasks the law now requires 'informed consent' to be sought from the user before 'persistent cookies' can collect information.
How do I block 'cookies’?
It's worth noting that Web browsing software has always allowed users to delete 'cookies' and/or block them – visit your Web Browser manufacturer's website to find out more. Examples below:
From mozilla.org manufacturers of the Firefox Web Browser: http://support.mozilla.org
From Microsoft, manufacturers of the Internet Explorer Web Browser: http://windows.microsoft.com
Created October 3, 2012. Last reviewed January 14, 2017.