We collect no personal information about you when you visit our website unless you choose to provide this information to us. However, we collect and store certain information automatically. Here is how we handle information about your visit to our website.
What We Collect and Store Automatically
If you do nothing during your visit
but browse through the website, read pages, or download information, we will
gather and store certain information about your visit automatically. This information
does not identify you personally. We automatically collect and store only the
following information about your visit:
1. The Internet domain (for example, "xcompany.com" if you use a private Internet access account, or "yourschool.edu" if you connect from a university's domain) and IP address (an IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer whenever you are surfing the Web) from which you access our website;
2. The type of browser and operating system used to access our site;
3. The date and time you access our site;
4. The pages you visit; and
5. If you linked to our website from another website, the address of that website.
We use the information we collect to count the number and type of visitors to the different pages on our site, and to help us make our site more useful to visitors like you.
If You Send Us E-mail
You may choose to provide us with
personal information, as in e-mail with a comment or question. We use the information
to improve our service to you or to respond to your request. Except for authorized
law enforcement investigations, we do not share our e-mail with any other outside
If You Give Us Your E-mail
You may choose to provide us with
your e-mail address in order to receive feedback on the results of a research
study, to be notified of a future study, to be notified when some new training
is available, or for some other reason. We do not share, sell, or otherwise
divulge your e-mail address with anyone, except for authorized law enforcement
If You Take Part in a Research
If you volunteer to take part in
one of our research studies, you may be asked to supply some background information.
Typically, this will include information on your pilot certificates, flying
experience, and some demographic information such as age, education, and state
If You Complete an On-Line
If you complete one of the on-line
training courses, you may be asked to complete an after-training evaluation
form. You may also be asked for some background information. This would be done
if the training course requires some information in order to tailor the course
to your specific needs. For example, if you are not an instrument-rated pilot,
then the training course might not give you information relevant to instrument
Your Responses are Anonymous
WE NEVER ASK FOR YOUR NAME OR PERSONALLY
IDENTIFYING INFORMATION. We have no need to know who you are, and we definitely
DO NOT want to know your name, pilot certificate number, or anything else that
could be used to identify you.
Your Participation is Voluntary
Your participation in the research
studies or other activities on this web site is completely voluntary. You may
decline to participate and you may, at any time and for any reason, elect to
withdraw from a study in which you are taking part. Further, you may elect to
not respond to individual questions contained in any of the research studies.
How We Will Use and Report
Information You Provide
The information you provide, both through the on-line training and research studies, will be used in scientific studies. These studies might include, for example, evaluating the effectiveness of the training, or exploring how responses to questions in one of the research studies relate to involvement in aviation close-calls. Data from these studies will be reported in an aggregated form, such that no person could be associated with their responses. Your participation in the studies indicates your consent to our use of your data as described here.
Ethical Treatment of Subjects
We will adhere strictly to the standards
for the ethical treatment of research subjects published by the American Psychological