Introduction

STEM Flights provides flight experiences to middle and high school students throughout the country.  Through the course of providing flight experiences, STEM Flights and its staff may collect information that is potentially private, sensitive, and privileged about a volunteer pilot or parent/guardian of a student.

This Privacy and Cookie Policy (“Policy”) outlines our policies regarding the collection, use, and retention of your personal data.  It also provides internal guidance to our organization regarding how your personal data must be collected, used, stored, and destroyed to meet our data protection standards.

By using or continuing to use a Service, including without limitation visiting the STEM Flights websites and mobile app or otherwise providing your Personal Data to STEM Flights, you accept and consent to the rights, obligations, and practices described in this Policy.

Why this Policy Exists

This data protection policy ensures that STEM Flights:

  • Complies with applicable data protection laws and follows good practices;

  • Protects the rights of staff, clients, applicants, and partners;

  • Is open about how it stores and processes individuals’ data; and

  • Protects itself from the risks of a data breach.

Who it covers

This Policy applies to all STEM Flights employees and consultants.  It also covers parents/guardians, students, volunteers, Pilot Mentors, partners, website visitors, job applicants, and others who may visit the STEM Flights website and mobile application or contact STEM Flights.

What it covers

Everyone who works for or with STEM Flights has responsibility for ensuring that data is collected, stored, and handled appropriately. Each personnel member who handles personal data must ensure that it is handled and processed in-line with this policy and STEM Flights data protection principles.

STEM Flights also works with its vendors to ensure proper data protection and confidentiality policies before sharing any personal data.  STEM Flights does not sell any personal information, and it only shares personal information as is necessary to provide flight experiences as the request of STEM Flights applicants and volunteer pilots.  

Personal data is “any information that is linked or reasonably linkable to an identified or identifiable natural person. It does not include de-identified data or publicly available information.”  This policy applies to all such information.

 

Cookies and Analytics

STEM Flights uses Google Analytics to collect statistical information about how our website and mobile application is used. Google Analytics uses cookies that collect information about how you use our website. A cookie is a small text file that is sent by a website to your computer or mobile device when you visit our website.  Web browser cookies may store information such as your IP address, your browser or device type, and information about the online content you view.  By storing such information, web browser cookies can remember your preferences and settings for online services and help us analyze how you use our online services including the mobile app.

Google Analytics helps us track site traffic, what browsers are used (so we can maximize browser compatibility), the country or region where our visitors are located, and our visitors’ online preferences. This collected information enables STEM Flights to improve its content and visitor experience on the website and mobile app.

Google Analytics cookies may retain information for up to two years. For more information about Google Analytics services, please click here.  STEM Flights is not responsible for the privacy practices of Google Analytics.  To find out more about the Google Analytics services used on our site and to opt-out please visit: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

Links to Other Sites

Our websites and mobile application contain links to, and allow you to share content on, third party websites and services. By providing such links to third party websites or services or allowing sharing of content, we are not endorsing, authorizing or representing that we are affiliated with that third party, nor are we endorsing the third party’s privacy or information security policies or practices. We encourage you to read the privacy policies of these third party websites and services to understand how such third parties collect, use and share information.

Governing Law

By choosing to visit STEM Flights website or use the mobile app, you agree that any dispute over privacy or the terms contained in this Cookie Policy will be governed by the laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia and the United States of America.

Amendments and Questions

The terms of this Policy may be amended from time to time by STEM Flights.  Should you have any questions regarding this Policy or to request the latest version of this Policy, please contact STEM Flights directly at:

STEM Flights

526 King Street, Suite 506

Alexandria, VA 22314

703-535-7809

info@stemflights.org