Our Commitment to your Privacy
INFORMATION WE GATHER
The following described the two types of information we collect on users of this system. It is exclusive of any and all APRS or other data recorded from the APRS or other similar networks. All amateur radio transmissions are defined to be in the public domain. For amateur licensees in the United States, where this website is hosted, this has been established through FCC rulemaking. Amateurs in other countries should check respective legislation in their own country.
Information that users provide through optional, voluntary submissions. These are voluntary submissions include but are not limited to receiving our electronic newsletters, requesting or participating in any of our hosted message boards, using our email facilities, and from participation in any polls and surveys we may conduct from time to time. Information the N2RWE Real-time APRS Map gathers through aggregated tracking information derived mainly by tallying page views throughout our site and hosted pages. This information allows us to better tailor our service to visitors’ needs and to help our advertisers and sponsors better understand the demographics of our audience. Because the N2RWE Real-time APRS Map derives its revenue mainly from sponsorships and advertising, providing such aggregated demographic data is essential to keeping our service free to users. Under no circumstances does the N2RWE Real-time APRS Map divulge any information about an individual user to any third party.
CHILDREN AND COPPA
Consistent with the Federal Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (COPPA), we will never knowingly request personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 13 without requesting parental consent.
USE OF INFORMATION
The N2RWE Real-time APRS Map uses any information voluntarily given by our users to enhance their experience, whether to provide interactive or personalized elements on the site or to better prepare future content based on the interests of our users. As stated above, we use information that users voluntarily provide in order to send out electronic newsletters and to enable users to participate in polls, surveys, and message boards. We occasionally send out newsletters to users on a regular schedule (depending on the newsletter), and occasionally send out special editions when we think subscribers might be particularly interested in something we are doing.
The N2RWE Real-time APRS Map never shares newsletter mailing lists with any third parties, including advertisers, sponsors or partners. When we use tracking information to determine which areas of our site users like and don’t like based on traffic to those areas. We do not track what actions individual users take, but rather how well each section of our service performs overall. This helps us continue to build a better service for you. We track search terms entered in Search function as one of many measures of what interests our users but we don’t track which terms a particular user enters. The N2RWE Real-time APRS Map creates aggregate reports on user demographics and traffic patterns for advertisers, sponsors and partners. This allows our advertisers to advertise more effectively, and allows our users to receive advertisements that are pertinent to their needs. Because we don’t track the usage patterns of individual users, an advertiser or sponsor will never know that a specific user clicked their ad. We will not disclose any information about any individual user except to comply with applicable law or valid legal process or to protect the personal safety of our users or the public.