Privacy Statement

Overview

This Privacy Policy describes how the Air Transport Association of America, Inc., d/b/a Airlines for America (“A4A”), collects, processes and uses Personal Information and other information for its activities.

A4A advocates on behalf of its member airlines concerning policies and measures that promote safety, security and a healthy U.S. airline industry. We work collaboratively with airlines, labor, Congress and the Administration, foreign governmental authorities, and other groups to improve air travel. These collaborative undertakings may involve advocacy before Congress and other legislatures or regulatory agencies, both in the United States and other countries.

In addition, A4A sponsors programs that rely on the voluntary participation of representatives of private- and public-sector aviation entities to develop, maintain, and publish standards and recommended practices for the airline industry. Participation in these programs often involves the exchange of views, information (that may include Personal Information) and proposals among participants. A4A also offers services, such as the sale of publications, which require transaction-related information from customers to fulfill. This Privacy Policy has been formulated in the foregoing context.

Every time that you visit an A4A site, obtain services or publications from us, or participate in our programs, this Privacy Policy will apply. It may be revised from time to time without prior notice.

How to Contact Us If You Have Questions About This Privacy Policy

Please contact us at +1.202.626.4000 if you have questions about this Privacy Policy.

Definition Of Personal Information

For the purposes of this Privacy Policy, “Personal Information” is any information that enables us to identify you, directly or indirectly, by reference to an identifier such as your name, identification number, location data, online identifier or other factors specific to your identity.

Consent

By submitting your Personal Information to an A4A site, using the services that A4A offers, purchasing or requesting the publications that A4A offers, or participating in A4A-sponsored programs, you consent to the uses and practices described in this Privacy Policy and authorize us to contact you for purposes related to that submission, purchase, use or participation. That authorization is subject to your right to opt out, which is described on page 4. We will seek additional consent as may be required by applicable law.

Transfer Of Information To The United States and Other Countries

We are a corporation located in the United States. The information, including Personal Information, which you provide us in visiting an A4A site or that you communicate to us in conjunction with the activities described in this Privacy Policy will be transferred to, stored, and processed in the United States where our servers are located. We may also enter into service agreements with vendors that result in servers being located in third countries. If you are visiting an A4A site or are involved in our activities, whether within or from outside the United States, you consent to any transfer to the United States or third country of such information.

There may be circumstances where courts, law enforcement agencies, regulatory agencies or security authorities are entitled to access to your Personal Information irrespective of any limitation described in this Privacy Policy.

Collection Of Personal And Other Information

We collect Personal Information and other information to facilitate A4A’s development and performance of the programs and provision of the services described on page 1.

We may collect, process and use Personal Information and other information regarding:

We may also collect, process and use Personal Information and other information from other A4A sites that you visit, other A4A programs in which you participate, or collaborative, third-party aviation-related programs in which you and A4A participate.

In addition, we collect non-Personal Information that your browser sends to us and we may you use that information to produce aggregate information about our sites.  We may use that aggregate information for our business purposes, which may include customer service, enhancing our sites, market research and fraud prevention or response. The aggregate information may include:

We do not collect, process or use sensitive Personal Information (such as Social Security number, passport information, national identification number, data related to racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religion, or health).

Use Of Cookies

We and our vendors may collect data from cookies, which are small files stored directly on your computer or mobile device. Cookies allow the collection of data such as browser type, time spent on an A4A site, pages on our site visited, and other traffic data.  These data may be used for security purposes, to facilitate navigation on an A4A site, to enable us to improve the content and display of information on an A4A site, and to collect statistical data about the use of an A4A site.

Purposes for the Use Of Your Personal Information

We will collect, use and process your Personal Information to:

Sharing Your Personal Information

We may share your Personal Information for the purposes described in this Privacy Policy with:

We do not sell access to your Personal Information.

Duration Of Retention Of Personal Information

Your Personal Information will be retained as appropriate to support or document your membership or participation in A4A activities, use of A4A services, or purchase or obtaining of A4A publications. For example, but without limiting the generality of the foregoing description, we may retain your Personal Information:

Location Of Storage Of Your Information

Information that you provide us is stored on our secure servers or the secure servers of vendors that we have hired for that purpose. These may be located in the United States or other countries.

Minors

We do not knowingly collect, process or use Personal Information from persons less than 18 years old. If we determine that such information has been collected, we will delete it. If you are under 18 years old and have provided us Personal Information, please contact us so that we can remove that information.

Your Rights

Access to Your Personal Information

We will confirm whether or not your Personal Information is in our records and, where that is the case, we can provide you access to that Personal Information. Please contact us if you want to obtain that confirmation and access to your Personal Information.

Opting Out

If you do not want to continue participating in A4A programs or receiving A4A communications, please inform us. You should understand, however, that “opting out” may affect the nature and extent of your participation in A4A activities and our ability to provide services or publications to you.

Correction or Removal of Your Information

Please contact us if you want information about you, including Personal Information, corrected or removed from our records. You should understand, however, that changing or removing your information may affect the nature and extent of your participation in A4A activities and our ability to provide services or publications to you.

Additional Rights under the European Union Data Protection Regulation

If you are subject to the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation ((EU) 2016/679), in certain circumstances, you have the right to:

You may obtain additional information about the foregoing European Union Data Protection Regulation rights at https://ec.europa.eu/info/law/law-topic/data-protection_en. Please contact us if you are entitled to and want to exercise any of the foregoing rights under the European Union General Data Protection Regulation.

Third-Party Links and Third-Party Service Providers

Links

An A4A site or communications to you may contain links to third-party sites that we believe that you may find useful. If you use those links, you should consult the privacy policies on them. Those third-party sites operate under different privacy policies than described in this Privacy Policy. A4A is not responsible for those third-party sites. We do not control them or their privacy policies.

Third-Party Service Providers

We may use third-party vendors to provide services related to A4A publications or activities. These third-party vendors may collect or receive information, including Personal Information, about your use of our site, our services or the vendor site that is providing services. This information may be collected and used to provide services related to A4A publications or activities, or for administrative and performance analysis purposes, such as information technology management, accounting, billing, credit or debit card or other form of payment processing, publication distribution or the performance of our activities.

Security

A4A uses commercially reasonable means to protect our sites and the confidentiality of your Personal Information.

Who The Data Controller Is

For the purposes of the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation ((EU) 2016/679), the data controller is the Air Transport Association of America, Inc., d/b/a Airlines for America, which is incorporated in the District of Columbia, USA, and which has its principal place of business at 1275 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20004-2404 USA.