Privacy Policy

Experience The Skies – Privacy Policy

Effective May 25, 2018

 

This policy explains what information we collect when you use Experience The Skies, services, mobile applications, products, and content (“Services”). It also has information about how we store, use, transfer, and delete that information. Our aim is not just to comply with privacy law. It’s to earn your trust.

Information We Collect & How We Use It

Experience The Skies doo not run any ads currently thus do collect data in order to advertise to users.

We collect information from your interactions with our network. Some of this information include your name, company name and email address, which we use to track your account or communicate with you. Other information we collect include pages or articles you like and share. We also have can access information on Internet Protocol address used, information about your device (such as device or browser type), and referral information.

We use this information to:

  • provide, test, improve, promote and personalize Experience The Skies
  • fight spam and other forms of abuse
  • generate aggregate, non-identifying information about how people use Experience The Skies

Information Disclosure

Experience The Skies won’t transfer information about you to third parties for the purpose of providing or facilitating third-party advertising to you. We won’t sell information about you.

If we are going to share your information in response to legal process, we’ll give you notice so you can challenge it (for example by seeking court intervention), unless we’re prohibited by law or believe doing so may endanger others. We will object to requests for information about users of our services that we believe are improper.

Data Storage

Medium uses third-party vendors and hosting partners, such as GoDaddy, for hardware, software, networking, storage, and related technology we need to run Experience The Skies. By using Medium Services, you authorize Experience The Skies to transfer, store, and use your information in the United States and any other country where we operate.

Third-Party Embeds

Some of the content that you see displayed on Experience The Skies is not hosted by Experience The Skies itself. These “embeds” are hosted by a third-party and embedded in Experience The Skies. For example: YouTube or Vimeo videos, Imgur or Giphy gifs, SoundCloud audio files, Twitter tweets that may be added within an Experience The Skies post. These files send data to the hosted site just as if you were visiting that site directly (for example, when you load an Experience The Skies post page with a YouTube video embedded in it, YouTube receives data about your activity). Experience The skies does not control what data third parties collect in cases like this, or what they will do with it. So, third-party embeds on Experience The Skies are not covered by this privacy policy. They are covered by the privacy policy of the third-party service.

Some embeds may ask you for personal information, such as your email address, through a form. We do our best to keep these  off of Experience The Skies. However, if you choose to submit your information to a third party this way, we don’t know what they may do with it. As explained above, their actions are not covered by this Privacy Policy. So, please be careful when you see embedded forms on Experience The Skies asking for your email address or any other personal information. Make sure you understand who you are submitting your information to and what they say they plan to do with it. We suggest that you do not submit personal information to any third-party through an embedded form.

Tracking & Cookies

We use browser cookies and similar technologies to recognize you when you return to our Services. We use them in various ways, for example to log you in, remember your preferences (such as default language), evaluate email effectiveness, allow our paywall and meter to function, and personalize content and other information.

Experience The Skies doesn’t track you across the Internet. We track only your interactions within Experience The Skies (which encompasses experiencetheskies.com and custom domains hosted by Experience The Skies).

Some third-party services that we use to provide the Experience The Skies Service, such as Google Analytics, may place their own cookies in your browser. This Privacy Policy covers use of cookies by Experience The Skies only and not the use of cookies by third parties.

Experience The Skies complies with the “Do Not Track” (“DNT”) standard recommended by the World Wide Web Consortium. For logged-out users browsing with DNT enabled,Experience The Skies’ analytics will not receive data about you, but we will do some first-party tracking in order to customize content and provide data to third-party service providers that enable Experience The Skies Services to work.

Data Security

No data transmission over the Internet is 100% secure, so we can’t guarantee security. You use the Service at your own risk, and you’re responsible for taking reasonable measures to secure your information.

Business Transfers

If we are involved in a merger, acquisition, bankruptcy, reorganization or sale of assets such that your information would be transferred or become subject to a different privacy policy, we’ll notify you in advance so you can opt out of any such new policy by deleting your account before transfer.

Email from Experience The Skies

Sometimes we’ll send you emails about service changes or new policies. You can’t opt out of this type of “transactional” email. But, you can opt out of non-administrative emails such as digests, newsletters, and activity notifications.

When your interact with an email sent from Experience The Skies (such as opening an email or clicking on a particular link in an email), we may receive information about that interaction.

Changes to this Policy

Experience The Skies may periodically update this Policy. We’ll notify you about significant changes to it.

Questions

We welcome feedback about this policy at general@experiencetheskies.com.

Data Protection Statement for European Union Users

Description of Processing Activity

Experience The Skies collects and stores personal information about its users to customize their reading experience and enable personalized distribution of content. It shares minimal data with its service providers.

Purposes of Processing

  • Provide, test, promote, and improve the services
  • Gather usage statistics of services
  • Provide customized reading experience
  • Publish and distribute user-generated content
  • Provide access to paid content
  • Pay authors in Partnership Program for certain content
  • Fight spam, fraud, and other abuse of services

Legal Bases

In order to provide the services, Experience The Skies collects and stores personal data about its users on the legal basis of consent given when you create an account and agree to the Privacy Policy.

Experience The Skies also pursues its legitimate interests by collecting minimal data of logged out users to provide the services, as outlined above.

Where Experience The Skies collects and stores personal data about non-users, it does so under performance of contract obligations with users who use the services to publish content on web sites hosted by Experience The Skies. In such cases, users authoring such content containing personal data of third parties are responsible for that content. Experience The Skies will consider related complaints in compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation’s rights of the data subject, as well as rights of expression and access to information.

Public Nature of Personal Data

Logged-in users may choose to interact publicly with the Experience The Skies Services in the form of  sharing links on connected social media accounts, or writing posting and responding to comments in posts. Where such personal data may reveal special category protected data, it is processed on the basis that it is manifestly made public by the user. Additional information on potential consequences of such processing can be found below.

Categories of Personal Data Collected

Logged out users

  • Reading history
  • IP address
  • Browser information
  • DNT status

Logged in users:

  • Display name
  • Avatar image
  • Email address (non-public)
  • Session activity (security)
  • Linked social media accounts (optional)
  • IP address
  • Browser information
  • Network interactions (recommends, follows, etc.)
  • Responses published by user

Categories of Recipients

Experience The Skies shares minimal personal data with third-party processors in order to provide the Services. These processors offer at least the same level of data protection as that set out in this statement. This includes the following categories of recipients:

  • Hosting, Storage, & Other Infrasructure
  • Security
  • Analytics
  • Communication & Support

Search engines will index user profiles, public interactions, and any user-generated content. Users may also share links to your content on social media.

Embedded Content

Experience The Skies posts may contain third-party embeds, which may in some cases collect and store personal data. The use of personal data by embedded content providers is not covered by this statement, but by the privacy policies of those sites or services.

Potential Consequences of Processing

By providing a name, a company name and an email address,  users may make certain personal data about themselves public and accessible to others on their profile and through network interactions. This may in some cases constitute special category protected data which is considered manifestly made public by the user.

Due to the public nature of information posted to Experience The Skies, it may be possible for third parties to derive identifying personal data from posts, whether by reading, inference, supplemental research, or automated extraction and analysis.

Users are free to use their real name and information, or a pseudonym of their choosing, for their account. Users may also choose to use the service without posting data or engaging in network interactions. However, if you do not agree with and accept the risks of such usage, you may not use the services.

Cross-border Transfers

Experience The Skies is hosted in the United States. By using Experience The Skies Services, you authorize Experience The Skies to transfer, store, and use your information in the United States and any other country where we operate. Where your data is disclosed to our processors, it is subject by contract to at least the same level of data protection as that set out in this statement.

Retention

Experience The Skies retains personal data associated from the mailing list. If you would like to delete your personal information, you can request to subscribe at any time.

Rights of Data Subjects

  1. If you sign up for a Experience The Skies email list, you may at any time request an export of your personal information by emailing general@experiencetheskies.com
  2. You may withdraw consent by deleting your name on the mailing list at any time by emailing general@experiencetheskies.com, which will erase your personal information completely within 14 days (except to the extent Experience The Skies is prevented by law from deleting your information).
  3. You may object at any time to the use of your personal data by contacting general@experiencetheskies.com. If your complaint relates to alleged misuse of your personal data by a third party, it may result in suspension of that post or account in keeping with relevant law, public interest, our contractual obligations, and the rights of expression and access to information of others.
  4. You may at any time lodge a complaint regarding the processing of your personal data by Experience The Skies with the Supervisory Authority of your EU member state.

Contact Information

Experience The Skies – 40 Pleasant Blvd., Suite 2007, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M4T1J9