Privacy Policy

This privacy policy is for the website VATS.IM and describes how the website protects and utilises any information collected.

If you have any questions about this policy, please contact us.

Use of Cookies

This website uses cookies to better the users experience while visiting the website.

Cookies are small files saved to the user's computers hard drive that track, save and store information about the user's interactions and usage of the website. This allows the website, through its server to provide the users with a tailored experience within this website.

Users are advised that if they wish to deny the use and saving of cookies from this website on to their computers hard drive they should take necessary steps within their web browsers security settings to block all cookies from this website and its external serving vendors.

Collection of Data

Our primary goal in collecting information is to provide and improve our services, features, and content, and to enable you to enjoy and easily navigate the website.

We receive and store information from VATSIM when you register and/or log in to the website regarding your VATSIM membership. We use this information to personalise the services we provide to you.

We collect your email address when you first log in. We will only use your email address to contact you regarding our services and your account and its content.

We automatically collect and store data about your browser and its connection to the website, and we may store information locally on your device using mechanisms such as browser web storage (including HTML 5). Collected data may include, but is not limited to, your computer's Internet Protocol (IP) address, browser type, the web page you were visiting before you came to the website, and information you view and/or search for on the website. We use this information to monitor and analyze use of our services, and for the website's technical administration, to increase our website's functionality and user-friendliness, and to better tailor it to our visitors' needs.

We will not share your information for marketing purposes with other companies.

This website uses tracking software to monitor its visitors to better understand how they use it, provided by Google Analytics. For more information on privacy and data collection, you can read Google's privacy policy at

Collection of Data Concerning Children

VATS.IM and its services are not directed to children under the age of 13. We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under the age of 13.

Contact & Communication

Users contacting this website and/or its owners do so at their own discretion and provide any such personal details requested at their own risk. Your personal information is kept private and stored securely until a time it is no longer required or has no use, as detailed in the Data Protection Act 1998.

External Links

Although this website only looks to include quality, safe, and relevant external links, users are advised adopt a policy of caution before clicking any external web links mentioned throughout this website.

We cannot guarantee or verify the contents of any externally linked website despite their best efforts. Users should therefore note that they click on external links at their own risk and this website and its owners cannot be held liable for any damages or implications caused by visiting any external links mentioned.

Access to your Information

You have the right to request a copy of the information that we hold about you. If you would like a copy of some or all of your personal information, please email us.

We want to make sure that your personal information is accurate and up to date. You may ask us to correct or remove information you think is inaccurate.

Policy Changes

From time to time we may update this policy. We will notify you of any material changes by posting the new policy on the website. Your continued usage of VATS.IM constitutes an acceptance of the then-current policies, including the Privacy Policy, so we encourage you to visit this page periodically to review any changes.