Introduction and General Terms
The following explains how we collect, store and use your personal data and data about you when you visit this website and when you communicate with us. It also describes the types of data we collect, how we use this data to ensure we provide relevant and timely services to you, and your rights to control our use of that data.
In order to provide you with the full range of ARINC EMEA services, we sometimes need to collect information about you.
ARINC EMEA websites contain hyperlinks to websites owned and operated by third parties. These third party websites have their own privacy policies, including cookies, and we urge you to review them. They will govern the use of personal information you submit or is collected by cookies whilst visiting these websites. We do not accept any responsibility or liability for the privacy practices of such third party websites and your use of such websites is at your own risk.
When you participate in, access, or sign up to, any of our services, activities or online content, such as newsletters, competitions, downloads, message boards, telephone or e-mail, or create an account using any of our online registration systems we may receive personal information about you. This can consist of information such as your name, email address, postal address, telephone or mobile number, depending on the activity.
By submitting your details, you enable ARINC EMEA (and where applicable its contractors) to provide you with the services, activities or online content you select.
Please note that sometimes we will require you to provide additional personal information, and sometimes sensitive personal information (e.g. if you're sending in a job application we may need to receive additional personal information). When we do this, we will provide further information as to why we are collecting your information and how we will use it.
ARINC EMEA will use your personal information for a number of purposes including the following:
Where ARINC EMEA proposes using your personal information for any other uses we will ensure that we notify you first. You will also be given the opportunity to withhold or withdraw your consent for the use of your personal information for purposes other than those listed above.
If you register or enroll you will receive email communications alerting you to news and offers. You may choose not to receive these. ARINC EMEA may contact you:
ARINC EMEA does not sell, trade or rent your personal information to others. Your details will be added to the ARINC EMEA database in order to process your request, and so that you can be kept up to date with relevant details of our education, training and information. From time to time ARINC EMEA holds joint events with selected partners. If you book to attend one of these events your details will be made available to the event partner. You will be advised of this at the time of booking, to opt-out of receiving any communications from ARINC EMEA and/or the event partner, please notify us.
We will keep your information confidential except where disclosure is required or permitted by law (for example to government bodies and law enforcement agencies). In general, we will only use your information within ARINC EMEA.
However, sometimes ARINC EMEA uses third parties to process your information. ARINC EMEA requires these third parties to comply strictly with its instructions and ARINC EMEA requires that they do not use your personal information for their own business purposes, unless you have explicitly consented to the use of your personal information in this way.
If you are aged 16 or under, please get your parent/guardian's permission before you provide any personal information to ARINC EMEA. Users without this consent are not allowed to provide us with personal information.
We will hold your personal information on our systems for as long as is necessary for the relevant activity, or as long as is set out in any relevant contract you hold with ARINC EMEA. Where you contribute material to ARINC EMEA we will generally only keep your content for as long as is reasonably required for the purpose(s) for which it was submitted.
A cookie is a small amount of data, which often includes a unique identifier that is sent to your computer or mobile phone or device (referred to here as a "device") browser from a website's computer and is stored on your device's hard drive. Each website can send its own cookie to your browser if your browser's preferences allow it, but (to protect your privacy) your browser only permits a website to access the cookies it has already sent to you, not the cookies sent to you by other websites. Many websites do this whenever a user visits their website in order to track online traffic flows (statistics).
On ARINC EMEA websites cookies record information about your online preferences and allow us to tailor the websites to your interests.
Users have the opportunity to set their devices to accept all cookies, to notify them when a cookie is issued, or not to receive cookies at any time. The last of these means that certain personalised features cannot then be provided to that user and accordingly they may not be able to take full advantage of all of the website's features. Each browser is different, so check the "Help" menu of your browser to learn how to change your cookie preferences.
Information supplied by cookies can help us to analyse the profile of our visitors and help us to provide you with a better user experience. For example, if on a previous visit you went to our download pages, we might find this out from your cookie and allow easier access on your second and subsequent visits.
Please note that during your visits to ARINC EMEA websites you may notice some cookies that are not related to ARINC EMEA. When you visit a page with content embedded from, for example, YouTube or Flickr, you may be presented with cookies from these websites. ARINC EMEA does not control the dissemination of these cookies. You should check the third party websites for more information about these.
A list of the main cookies that the ARINC EMEA websites set (and what each is used for) together with ways to minimise the number of cookies you receive can be found on paragraphs 11, 12 and 13.
Please be aware that restricting cookies may impact on the functionality of ARINC EMEA websites.
If you wish to view your cookie code, just click on a cookie to open it. You'll see a short string of text and numbers. The numbers are your identification card, which can only be seen by the server that gave you the cookie.
For information on how to do this on the browser of your mobile phone you will need to refer to your handset manual.
To support our services, we sometimes embed photos and video content from websites such as YouTube and Flickr etc. As a result, when you visit a page with content embedded from, for example, YouTube or Flickr, you may be presented with cookies from these websites. ARINC EMEA does not control the dissemination of these cookies. You should check the third party websites for more information about these.
ARINC EMEA uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. Google Analytics sets a cookie in order to evaluate your use of website(s) and compile reports for us on website activity.
Google stores the information collected by the cookie on servers in the United States. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google.
By using our website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.
For more information on the cookie set by Google Analytics, including information on how to opt out please go to: http://www.google.com/intl/en/privacypolicy.html
This is a list of the main cookies set by this website, and what each is used for:
The __utma Cookie
This cookie is what’s called a “persistent” cookie, as in, it never expires (technically, it does expire…in the year 2038…but for the sake of explanation, let’s pretend that it never expires, ever). This cookie keeps track of the number of times a visitor has been to the site pertaining to the cookie, when their first visit was, and when their last visit occurred. Google Analytics uses the information from this cookie to calculate things like Days and Visits to purchase.
The __utmb and __utmc Cookies
The B and C cookies are brothers, working together to calculate how long a visit takes. __utmb takes a timestamp of the exact moment in time when a visitor enters a site, while __utmc takes a timestamp of the exact moment in time when a visitor leaves a site. __utmb expires at the end of the session. __utmc waits 30 minutes, and then it expires. You see, __utmc has no way of knowing when a user closes their browser or leaves a website, so it waits 30 minutes for another pageview to happen, and if it doesn’t, it expires.
The __utmz Cookie
Mr. __utmz keeps track of where the visitor came from, what search engine you used, what link you clicked on, what keyword you used, and where they were in the world when you accessed a website. It expires in 15,768,000 seconds – or, in 6 months. This cookie is how Google Analytics knows to whom and to what source / medium / keyword to assign the credit for a Goal Conversion or an Ecommerce Transaction. __utmz also lets you edit its length with a simple customization to the Google Analytics Tracking code.
The __utmv Cookie
If you are making use of the user-defined report in Google Analytics, and have coded something on your site for some custom segmentation, the __utmv cookie gets set on the person’s computer, so that Google Analytics knows how to classify that visitor. The __utmv cookie is also a persistent, lifetime cookie.
Session cookies – various session cookies are created by us on our web site to allow the re-sizing of the page and its text etc according to user preference and by detecting the best way to display the pages on the browser. They remain active during the browsing session and are necessary for the site to function properly. Also called a transient cookie, this is a cookie that is erased when the user closes the web browser. The session cookie is stored in temporary memory and is not retained after the browser is closed. Session cookies do not collect information from the users computer. They typically will store information in the form of a session identification that does not personally identify the user. The following examples all fall into this category.