The Air Current

Personal Information Collection

JAO Aero Media LLC dba The Air Current may collect and use the following kinds of personal information:

  • At theaircurrent.com, if you sign up to receive access, you provide your name and email address. That is the only information we have for you and all we need to operate the theaircurrent.com (“Website”); we do not collect any information on other visitors to the website;
  • We use third third-party vendors, identified below, to help with delivery of the newsletter and processing of your payment. We never see your full credit card number, which is handled through Stripe;

Legal Basis for Collection of Information

The Air Current asserts the following legal grounds for the collection of data:

Explicit Consent

When you sign up for the site or any other account at theaircurrent.com, you provide explicit consent for JAO Aero Media, LLC to collect the above listed personal information.

Contract

If you enter an agreement with theaircurrent.com for the provision of services in exchange for payment, theaircurrent.com will be required to collect the above listed personal information.

Legitimate Interests

Finally, theaircurrent.com may have additional legitimate interests, including account maintenance and administrative purposes, for the collection of the above listed personal information.

Using Personal Information

JAO Aero Media, LLC may use your personal information to:

  • administer theaircurernt.com and/or any emails from The Air Current;
  • personalize the website for you by displaying your name or changing the appearance of the website according to your settings if you log in;
  • enable your access to and use of the website services;
  • send to you the newsletter and account-related email;
  • send to you statements and invoices;
  • collect payments from you; and
  • send you marketing communications.

Where JAO Aero Media, LLC discloses your personal information to its agents or sub-contractors for these purposes, the agent or sub-contractor in question will be obligated to use that personal information in accordance with the terms of this privacy statement. Except for the third-party vendors that collect your data separately when you sign up and pay, The Air Current has never shared any of its user data with any third parties.

In addition to the disclosures reasonably necessary for the purposes identified in this privacy policy, JAO Aero Media, LLC may disclose your personal information to the extent that it is required to do so by law, in connection with any legal proceedings or prospective legal proceedings, and in order to establish, exercise or defend its legal rights.

Data Processors

JAO Aero Media, LLC uses the following data processors with respect to the personal information collected:

  • Memberful: Memberful manages all website membership details including your sign up and account maintenance. Memberful Privacy Policy.
  • Stripe: Stripe manages all payment processing. Your credit card payment details are managed by Stripe and not released to The Air Current except the date and amount of each payment, the last four digits of your credit card, expiration date, and zip code. Stripe Privacy Policy.
  • MailChimp: MailChimp manages the creation and delivery of all newsletters sent from JAO Aero Media, LLC, and all related data, including open rates. MailChimp Privacy Policy.
  • Google Analytics: Google Analytics provides data concerning site visitors and activity at the website. Google Analytics Privacy Policy.

Data Retention Policy

Data will only be retained until you request us to delete it pursuant to this privacy policy.

Securing Your Data

JAO Aero Media, LLC will take reasonable technical and organizational precautions to prevent the loss, misuse or alteration of your personal information. If JAO Aero Media, LLC stores any of your data, it will do so on secure servers.

Cross-border Data Transfers

Information that JAO Aero Media, LLC collects may be stored and processed in and transferred between any of the countries in which JAO Aero Media, LLC operates to enable the use of the information in accordance with this privacy policy. You agree to such cross-border transfers of personal information.

In addition, personal information that you post to The Air Current will be published on the internet and may be available around the world.

Children’s Privacy

Protecting the privacy of young children is especially important. For that reason, we do not knowingly collect or solicit personal information from anyone under the age of 18 or knowingly allow such persons to register with the Website or Newsletter. If you are under 18, please do not send any information about yourself to us, including your name, address, telephone number, or email address. No one under age 18 is allowed to provide any personal information to or on JAO Aero Media, LLC. In the event that we learn that we have collected personal information from a child under age 18 without verification of parental consent, we will delete that information as quickly as possible. If you believe that we might have any information from or about a child under 18, please contact us.

GDPR Compliance

The Air Current seeks to fully comply with the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Pursuant to this regulation, you have the following rights on this website:

  1. Right to be forgotten: You may cancel your account at any time. If you wish your data to be permanently deleted, you may contact us at mail@theaircurrent.com and it will be deleted within 72 hours.
  2. Right to object: We have never performed any data science projects on user data and do not anticipate doing so in the future. If, at some point in the future we determine a use for any sort of data science project on our user data, we will notify you in writing before doing so. In that event you may remove your contact data from any such project by emailing us at mail@theaircurrent.com with the subject line “Opt Out of Data Science”.
  3. Right to access and rectification: You can contact us atmail@theaircurrent.com at any time to access copies of all user data we retain for you. We will remove, update, or change any personal information about you from our servers immediately upon your request.
  4. Right of portability: We only retain your name and email address. Nevertheless, we will provide that information to you upon your request.
  5. Right of restriction: You can make a request for restriction or suppression of your personal data through the contact information at the end of this privacy policy.

Without prejudice to any other administrative or judicial remedy, if located in the European Union, you shall have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, in particular in the Member State of your habitual residence, place of work or place of the alleged infringement if you consider that the processing of personal data relating to you infringes the GDPR.

In addition to the above, an “unsubscribe” option is automatically included in the footer of every newsletter sent from the The Air Current. This allows you to easily unsubscribe from the newsletter. In the event you unsubscribe, we will immediately stop sending you the newsletter. Please note that unsubscribing from the newsletter with the newsletter’s “unsubscribe” button does not cancel your account with JAO Aero Media, LLC. In order to do so, please log in at theaircurrent.com and cancel your account.

Updating This Statement

JAO Aero Media, LLC may update this privacy policy by posting a new version on this website. You should check this page occasionally to ensure you are familiar with any changes.

Other Websites

Theaircurrent.com and the newsletter contains links to other websites and embedded links to other content on the Internet, such as tweets and YouTube videos. JAO Aero Media, LLC is not responsible for the contents of those third party websites or responsible for the privacy policies or practices of any third party.

Contact JAO Aero Media, LLC

If you have any questions, complaints, or requests concerning your data, this privacy policy, or The Air Current’s treatment of your personal information, please write: by email to mail@theaircurrent.com; or by post to 229 SW 183rd St., Normandy Park, WA 98166.

Jon Ostrower is Editor-in-chief of The Air Current. Prior to launching TAC in June 2018, Ostrower served as Aviation Editor for CNN Worldwide, guiding the network's global coverage of the business and operations of flying. Ostrower joined CNN in 2016 following four and half years at the Wall Street Journal. Based first in Chicago and then in Washington, D.C. he covered Boeing, aviation safety and the business of global aerospace. Before that, Ostrower was editor of the award-winning FlightBlogger for Flightglobal and Flight International Magazine covering the development of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner and other new aircraft programs from 2007 to 2012. Ostrower, a Boston native, graduated from The George Washington University's School of Media and Public Affairs with a bachelor's degree in Political Communication. He is based in Seattle.

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