Protecting your private information is our priority. This Statement of Privacy applies to spacenews.com and governs data collection and usage. By using the spacenews.com, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.
Collection of your Personal Information
We do not collect any personal information about you unless you voluntarily provide it to us. However, you may be required to provide certain personal information to us when you elect to use certain products or services available on the Sites. These may include: (a) registering for an account on our Sites; (b) entering a sweepstakes or contest sponsored by us or one of our partners; (c) signing up for special offers from selected third parties; (d) sending us an email message; (e) submitting your credit card or other payment information when ordering and purchasing products and services on our Sites; (f) responding to surveys. To wit, we will use your information for, but not limited to, communicating with you in relation to services and/or products you have requested from us. We also may gather additional personal or non-personal information in the future.
In order to better provide you with products and services offered on our Sites, we may collect personally identifiable information, such as your:
- Mailing Address
- E-mail Address
- Phone Number
If you purchase SpaceNews products and services, we collect billing and credit card information. This information is used to complete the purchase transaction.
SpaceNews may also collect anonymous demographic information, which is not unique to you, such as your:
- Household Income
Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose personally identifiable information or personally sensitive data through our public message boards, this information may be collected and used by others. You are responsible for deleting any information you release on our public message boards.
Use of your Personal Information
SpaceNews collects and uses your personal information to operate its website(s) and deliver the services you have requested.
SpaceNews may also use your personally identifiable information to inform you of other products or services available from SpaceNews, its affiliates, and our partners.
Sharing Information with Third Parties
SpaceNews may sell, rent, or lease customer information to third parties for the following reasons:
- for advertising purposes and to acquire users and subscribers.
SpaceNews may, from time to time, contact you on behalf of third-party business partners about a particular offering that may be of interest to you. In those cases, your unique personally identifiable information (e-mail, name, address, telephone number) is transferred to the third party. SpaceNews may share data with trusted partners to help perform statistical analysis, send you email or postal mail, provide customer support, or arrange for deliveries. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to SpaceNews, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information. At the termination of a contract with a third-party business partner or vendor and subject to the terms of the contract, the partner or vendor will delete user information. SpaceNews is not responsible for third-party vendor non-compliance.
SpaceNews may disclose your personal information, without notice, if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on SpaceNews or the sites; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of SpaceNews; and/or (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of SpaceNews, or the public.
Tracking User Behavior
SpaceNews may keep track of the websites and pages our users visit within SpaceNews, in order to determine what SpaceNews services are the most popular. This data is used to deliver customized content and advertising within SpaceNews to customers whose behavior indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area.
We may also collect information about you from third parties like social media platforms, some of which may be personally identifiable information. We combine information about our online users and our subscribers with information we collect about you through other means. This data profiling allows us to continue to provide goods and services to you.
Automatically Collected Information
Information about your computer hardware and software may be automatically collected by SpaceNews. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring websites addresses. This information is used for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the SpaceNews website.
The SpaceNews website may use “cookies” to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.
One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the Web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalize SpaceNews pages, or register with the SpaceNews site or services, a cookie helps SpaceNews to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as billing addresses, shipping addresses, and so on. When you return to the same SpaceNews website, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the SpaceNews features that you customized.
You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the SpaceNews services or websites you visit. Your browser may also allow you to delete cookies.
This website contains links to other sites. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the content or privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our sites and to read the privacy statements of any other site that collects personally identifiable information.
Children Under Thirteen
SpaceNews does not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under the age of thirteen. If you are under the age of thirteen, you must ask your parent or guardian for permission to use this website.
Opt-Out & Unsubscribe from Third Party Communications
We respect your privacy and give you an opportunity to opt-out of receiving announcements of certain information. Users may opt-out of receiving any or all communications from third-party partners of SpaceNews by updating your e-mail preferences.
From time to time, SpaceNews may contact you via email for the purpose of providing announcements, promotional offers, alerts, confirmations, surveys, and/or other general communication.
If you would like to stop receiving marketing or promotional communications via email from SpaceNews, you may easily opt out of such communications by clicking on the UNSUBSCRIBE link in the e-mail.
External Data Storage Sites
We may store your data on servers provided by third-party hosting vendors with whom we have contracted. We make every reasonable effort to assure that our contracts with vendors include requirements for those vendors to use industry standard best practices to keep your data secure. SpaceNews is not responsible for third-party vendor non-compliance or data breaches.
Changes to this Statement
GDPR Policies for EU Citizens in the EU
Your information may be required in order for us to deliver the good or service you have purchased from us or for you to enjoy goods, information, or services provided by us without purchase. If you request to change or delete your information, this may cause us to become unable to provide our goods and services to you. Our terms of service govern how we will resolve these conflicts.
We keep your information for as long as is necessary to continue providing you with our goods or services or for as long as we believe that you may wish to receive our goods or services in the future. We may delete your information at any time at our discretion and without notice.
Our data protection officer is Greg Thomas. Through our data protection officer, EU citizens may request a record of their information, change or update their information, or request the deletion of their information. We will respond to your request within one month of receiving your request.
SpaceNews welcomes your questions or comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you believe that SpaceNews has not adhered to this Statement, please contact SpaceNews at:
1414 Prince St., Suite 204
Alexandria, VA 22314
Email Address: [email protected]