Privacy Policy

RECENT UPDATE: April 5, 2017

DronesX is committed to the privacy of every visitor to our websites. This Privacy Policy is intended to inform you about how we treat your personal details and privacy and describes the personal Information (“Information”) collection and use procedures for DronesX websites and social / mobile applications, including this site located at www.dronesx.com. This notice describes how such Information may be used or disclosed by DronesX. Rest assured, your data and privacy is protected when visiting our websites. Please understand that by visiting this site, you consent to our use and disclosure of your personal Information as described in this Privacy Policy. Please send us an e-mail if you have questions — editor@dronesx.com.

Information We Collect

In general, we may collect Information that can identify you such as your name and e-mail address (“personal Information”) and other Information that does not identify you. We may collect this Information through different means and mediums including through web forms, social media connections, plugins and other methods. When you provide personal Information through our website, the Information may be sent to servers located in the United States and other countries around the world.

Information you provide may be collected and stored. This Information may also include financial Information such as payment methods (valid credit card number, type, expiration date or other financial Information). You may also provide us Information about your social connections, interests and activities, gender and age, and other demographic and geolocation data.

Information may be received about our users from third-party social platforms, such as Facebook, Twitter, Linked-In and others. When you access or use our websites or mobile applications through such a site, you allow us to access or collect Information made available by the third-party web site in accordance with their respective privacy policies. This Information may be available from your profile or account with such site or from cookies placed on your device by the third-party platform.

We use cookies, browser activity reporting tools and other technologies to collect Information on our websites. We use various technologies to collect Information from your device and about your activities on the Service. We automatically collect Information from your browser or device when you visit our sites. A cookie is a small text file that is stored on a user’s device for record keeping purposes. Cookies can be either session cookies or persistent cookies. A session cookie expires when you close your browser and is used to make it easier for you to navigate our site. A persistent cookie remains on your device for an extended period of time. Cookies on our site do not link to or store your personal Information.

For example, when you sign in to the Service, we will record your user or member ID and the name associated with your user or member ID in the cookie file on your computer. We also may record your password in this cookie file, if you indicated that you would like your password saved for automatic sign-in. We may allow our service providers to serve cookies from our website or application to allow them to assist us in various activities, such as doing analysis and research on the effectiveness of our site, content and advertising. You may delete or decline cookies by changing your browser settings. If you do so, some of the features and services of our website may not function properly.

In addition, we may use standard Internet technology, such as web beacons and other similar technologies, to track your use of our Service. We also may include web beacons in advertisements or e-mail messages to determine whether messages have been opened and acted upon. The Information we obtain in this manner enables us to customize the services we offer our website or application visitors to deliver targeted advertisements and to measure the overall effectiveness of our online advertising, content, programming or other activities. Web beacons (also known as clear gifs, pixel tags or web bugs) are tiny graphics with a unique identifier, similar in function to cookies, and are used to track the online movements of web users or to access cookies. Unlike cookies which are stored on the user’s device, web beacons are embedded invisibly on the web pages (or in e-mail).

Web beacons may be used to deliver or communicate with cookies, to count users who have visited certain pages and to understand usage patterns. We also may receive an anonymous identification number if you come to our site from an online advertisement displayed on a third-party website. Third-parties may use anonymous Information about your visits to our site and other websites in order to improve its products and services and provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you.

In all circumstances, we take strict precautions and security measures to protect every visitor’s Information.

Control of Your Password / Authentication Mechanism

You are responsible for all actions taken with your login username and password, including any fees or charges incurred based on such use. You must never share your login and password with any person, company or entity. If you choose to share this Information with a third-party, you are responsible for all actions taken with your login and password by such third-party. If you believe your password has been disclosed to third-parties or otherwise compromised in any way you should immediately change your password. You should be sure to maintain the control and security of your device at all times to prevent unauthorized use.

We urge all users and visitors to take steps to protect themselves. For example, select a neutral username that does not include your name or other personally identifiable Information. To learn more about how to protect yourself online, we encourage you to visit government websites that address these issues.

Information you provide about yourself while using our Service

We provide areas on our site where you can post Information about yourself and others and communicate with others or upload content such as photos. Such postings are governed by our Terms Of Use. In addition, such postings may appear on other websites or when searches are executed on the subject of your posting. Also, whenever you voluntarily disclose personal Information on publicly-viewable web pages, that Information will be publicly available and can be collected and used by others. We cannot control who reads your postings or what other users may do with the Information you voluntarily post, so we encourage you to exercise discretion and caution with respect to your personal Information.

Visiting our websites from outside the United States

If you are visiting our website from outside the United States, please be aware that your Information may be transferred to, stored, and processed both in the United States as well as in other countries. By using our Service, you understand that your Information may be transferred to our facilities and those third-parties with whom we share it as described in this privacy policy.

Tracking Technologies

We also use tracking technologies to log Information such as IP address, browser type and usage of the DronesX website. The Information collected in this manner is used for Service maintenance, development and potentially advertising. We may also employ “cookies” or similar technologies to provide additional functionality to our website and help us analyze the site usage more accurately. Some of the features on our website will only function if your browser is set to accept cookies. Thus, if you decline to accept cookies, certain features of our website may not operate properly. We reserve the right to use such tracking technologies for the purpose of marketing internal and third-parties as well.

E-mail Policies

By default, we may send periodic updates of various site Information including welcome e-mails, site announcements, notifications and messages related to other DronesX Services. You have full control regarding which of these e-mails you want to receive. To change your options, simply click “Unsubscribe” link from any e-mail.

Push Notification Policies

We may send periodic updates regarding the use of the Service through push notifications. These notifications may impact the data limits set by your provider. You may disable these notifications from your mobile, tablet or web device at any time.

Our Use and Sharing of Information

DronesX has functionality where we may collect some of your personal Information through Facebook Connect and the Graph API, or the Twitter API. Your data will be shared with us from Facebook or other social applications. We may use Facebook Connect or an Open ID provider to authenticate your identity and provide you the option to share certain personal Information with us such as your name and email address to pre-populate our sign up form and to post Information about your activities on this Web site to your profile page to share with others within your network.

For the aspects of our Service by Facebook applications we also use Facebook Permissions in order to give you the option to share personal Information such as your activities and interests as well as the authorization to post Information about your activity to your profile page on Facebook, other third-party websites, and pages and e-mails by DronesX. Most personal Information that may be collected is done so via an iframe or through a Facebook application on behalf of our client. Please refer to the privacy policy on the site/iframe where this data is collected.

If you post on a public forum, you should be aware that any Information you provide in these areas may be read, collected, and used by others who access them. To request removal of your personal Information from DronesX features, our magazine or community forum, contact us by e-mail at editor@dronesx.com. In some cases, we may not be able to remove your personal Information.

In other cases, we may use Information collected in connection with the Service in the following ways:

  • to provide requested Information, products and services to users via the Service or through other online or offline channels
  • to improve the user experience with the Service
  • to enable users to obtain Information and offers for products and Services offered by us as well as selected third-parties.

In order to do the foregoing, we may provide the Information to third-party service providers who help us bring you the services we offer, including but not limited to the operation of the Service, financial verification and payment services, communication services and fulfillment of orders, Information verification, and third-party marketing services. We will use commercially reasonable efforts to limit use of the Information by such third-parties to the provision of the services to us. These third-parties may include the credit card companies and banking institutions used to process and support your transactions. By purchasing, or registering for, or making reservations for products or services of third-parties offered on the Service, or by participating in programs offered on the Service that are administered by third-parties and that require you to submit financial Information in order to use them, you consent to our providing your financial Information to those third-parties. These third-parties will be authorized to use your financial Information in accordance with our contractual arrangements with such third-parties and in accordance with their own privacy policies, over which we have no control, and you agree that we are not responsible or liable for any of their actions or omissions.

Fraud

Without limiting any other remedies, DronesX may suspend or terminate your account if it suspects that you (by conviction, settlement, insurance or escrow investigation, or otherwise) have engaged in fraudulent activity in connection with the DronesX Service.

Your use of the DronesX Service shall not: (a) be false, inaccurate or misleading; (b) be fraudulent or involve the sale of illegal services or items; (c) infringe any third-party’s copyright, patent, trademark, trade secret or other proprietary rights or rights of publicity or privacy; (d) violate any applicable law, statute, professional code of conduct, ordinance or regulation (including, but not limited to restrictions on sharing of fees, restrictions on giving referral fees, consumer protection, unfair competition, antidiscrimination or false advertising); (e) be defamatory, trade libelous, unlawfully threatening or unlawfully harassing; (f) be obscene or contain child pornography; (g) contain any viruses, Trojan horses, worms, time bombs, cancelbots, easter eggs or other computer programming routines that may damage, detrimentally interfere with, surreptitiously intercept or expropriate any system, data or personal Information; (h) create liability for us or cause us to lose (in whole or in part) the services of our ISPs or other suppliers; and (i) link directly or indirectly to or include descriptions of goods or services that are prohibited under this Agreement or ones that you do not have a right to link to or include.

License

Solely to enable DronesX to use the Information you supply us with, so that we are not violating any rights you might have in that Information, you agree to grant us a non-exclusive, perpetual, irrevocable, royalty-free, right to exercise the copyright, publicity, and database rights (but no other rights) you have in your Information, in any media now known or not currently known, with respect to your Information. DronesX will only use your Information in accordance with our Privacy Policy.

Third-Party Use of Information

This Privacy Policy only addresses the use and disclosure of Information we collect from you. If you disclose your Information to other parties, whether via the Service or on sites throughout the Internet, different rules may apply to their use or disclosure of the Information you disclose to them. We do not control the privacy policies of any third-parties so you should investigate their policies before you disclose your Information to them.

Information you submit will be used to respond to your request. We may also use your Information for other legitimate business purposes, including sending you notices about DronesX, its products and services, or asking for your input and feedback on our products and services.