Information Collection, Use and Sharing
Our primary goals in collecting information are to provide and improve our Website, to administer your use of the Website, and provide you with information that you request from us via your use of the Website.
User-supplied information: If you fill out the “contact” form on this website, we will ask you to provide some personal information (such as e-mail address, name, phone number, and aviation sector information). Whether or not to provide such information is completely your own choice, and we only collect such information if you actively submit it. If you choose not to provide the information we request, you may be unable to access certain services, offers, and content on our Website. Please do not submit any confidential, proprietary or sensitive personally identifiable information (e.g. Social Security Number; date of birth; drivers license number; or credit card, bank account or other financial information). If you submit any sensitive information, you do so at your own risk and we will not be liable to you or responsible for consequences of your submission.
Information that you provide to us through the contact form will be used so that we may respond to your inquiry. We may also use information you provide to us to communicate with you in the future. If you do not wish to receive such communications, you may opt out (unsubscribe) as described below.
Web server logs: We may track information about your visit to our Website and store that information in web server logs, which are records of the activities on our sites. The servers automatically capture and save the information electronically. Examples of the information we may collect include: your Internet Protocol (IP) address, browser type, operating system, the web page you were visiting before accessing the Website, the pages or features of the Website which you browsed and the time spent on those pages or features, search terms, the links on our Website you clicked on, and other statistics.
The information we collect in web server logs helps us administer the site, analyze its usage, protect the website and its content from inappropriate use and improve the user’s experience.
Third-party services: We may use services hosted by third parties to assist in providing our services and to help us understand the use of our site by our visitors. These services may collect information sent by your browser as part of a web page request, including your IP address or cookies. These third-party services may collect information (1) anonymously and in the aggregate to provide information helpful to us such as website trends, without identifying individual visitors; or (2) as part of our process of providing services to you.
Do Not Track: Our web services do not alter, change, or respond upon receiving Do Not Track (DNT) requests or signals in browsers. As described in more detail above, we track user activity using web server logs, cookies and similar technologies.
We will not sell, rent or lease mailing lists or other use data to others. We use the information you provide us to fulfill the purpose(s) for which you have provided it, to respond to and process your specific requests for information, and for any other purpose that we disclose to you at the time we collect your information. We may also share your information with our contractors and service providers whom we retain to support our business and who are bound by contractual obligations to keep your personal information confidential and to use it only for the purposes for which we disclose it to them. We may also provide your personal information as required by law, in a matter of public safety or policy, as needed in connection with the transfer of our business assets (for example, if we are acquired by another company or if we are liquidated during bankruptcy proceedings), or if we believe in good faith that sharing the data is necessary to protect our rights or property.
Your Access to and Control over Information
You may opt out of any future contacts from us at any time. You can do the following at any time by contacting us via the email address or phone number given on our website:
- See what data we have about you, if any.
- Change/correct any data we have about you.
- Have us delete any data we have about you.
- Express any concern you have about our use of your data.
Your California Privacy Rights
California Civil Code Section 1798.83 permits residents of the State of California to request from certain businesses with whom the California resident has an established business relationship a list of all third parties to which the business, during the immediately preceding calendar years, has disclosed certain personally identifiable information for direct marketing purposes. For more information on how to submit a request, please contact us at the phone number or mailing address listed on our Website.
We take reasonable precautions to protect your personal information from accidental loss and from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. However, no data transmission over the internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while APS strives to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee or warrant the security of any information you transmit to or from our Website and you do so at your own risk. Once we receive your transmission, we will do our best to protect its security on our systems.
On our website we use Google fonts from Google Inc. The company Google Ireland Limited (Gordon House, Barrow Street Dublin 4, Ireland) is responsible for the European area. We have integrated the Google fonts locally, i.e. on our web server – not on the servers of Google. This means that there is no connection to Google servers and therefore no data transfer or storage.
What are Google Fonts? In former times Google Fonts were also called Google Web Fonts. This is an interactive directory with over 800 fonts, which Google provides free of charge. With Google Fonts you could use fonts without uploading them to your own server. But to prevent any information transfer to Google servers, we have downloaded the fonts to our server. In this way, we act in accordance with data protection laws and do not send any data to Google Fonts. Unlike other web fonts, Google gives us unlimited access to all fonts. This means we have unlimited access to a sea of fonts and can thus get the best out of our website. More about Google Fonts and other questions can be found at https://developers.google.com/fonts/faq?tid=311177224.
On our website we use Google Fonts. These are the “Google fonts” of the company Google Inc. For the European area the company Google Ireland Limited (Gordon House, Barrow Street Dublin 4, Ireland) is responsible for all Google services.
To use Google fonts, you do not need to sign in or set a password. Furthermore, no cookies are stored in your browser. The files (CSS, fonts) are requested via the Google domains fonts.googleapis.com and fonts.gstatic.com. According to Google, the requests for CSS and fonts are completely separate from all other Google services. If you have a Google Account, you don’t need to worry about your Google Account information being submitted to Google while using Google Fonts. Google tracks the use of CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) and the fonts used and stores this information securely. We’ll be taking a closer look at what exactly this data storage looks like.
What are Google Fonts?
Google Fonts (formerly Google Web Fonts) is a directory of over 800 fonts that Google makes available to its users free of charge. Many of these fonts are published under the SIL Open Font License, while others are published under the Apache License. Both are free software licenses. Why do we use Google Fonts on our website? With Google Fonts we can use fonts on our own website, but we don’t have to upload them to our own server. Google Fonts is an important component to keep the quality of our website high. All Google fonts are automatically optimized for the web, which saves data volume and is a great advantage especially for use with mobile devices. When you visit our site, the low file size ensures a fast loading time. Furthermore,
Google Fonts are secure web fonts. Different image synthesis systems (rendering) in different browsers, operating systems and mobile devices can lead to errors. Such errors can visually distort some texts or entire web pages. Thanks to the fast Content
Delivery Network (CDN), there are no cross-platform problems with Google Fonts. Google Fonts supports all major browsers (Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari, Opera) and works reliably on most modern mobile operating systems, including Android 2.2+ and iOS 4.2+ (iPhone, iPad, iPod). So we use Google Fonts to make our entire online service as beautiful and consistent as possible.
Which data is stored by Google?
When you visit our website, the fonts are reloaded via a Google server. This external call transfers data to the Google servers. In this way Google also recognises that you or your IP address are visiting our website. The Google Fonts API was developed to reduce the use, storage and collection of end user data to what is necessary for the proper provision of fonts. By the way, API stands for “Application Programming Interface” and serves, among other things, as a data transmitter in the software sector.
Google Fonts stores CSS and font requests securely at Google and is therefore protected. Through the collected usage figures, Google can determine how well the individual fonts are received. Google publishes the results on internal analysis pages, such as Google Analytics. Google also uses data from its own web crawler to determine which websites use Google fonts. This data is published in Google Fonts’ BigQuery database. Entrepreneurs and developers use Google’s BigQuery web service to examine and move large amounts of data.
However, it should also be noted that each Google Font request automatically sends information such as language settings, IP address, browser version, browser screen resolution and browser name to the Google servers. Whether this data is also stored cannot be clearly determined or is not clearly communicated by Google.
How long and where is the data stored?
Google stores requests for CSS assets for one day on its servers, which are mainly located outside the EU. This allows us to use the fonts with the help of a Google style sheet. A stylesheet is a style template that allows you to easily and quickly change, for example, the design or font of a web page. The font files are stored at Google for one year. Google’s goal is to improve the loading time of web pages. If millions of web pages link to the same fonts, they are cached after the first visit and reappear immediately on all other web pages visited later. Sometimes Google updates font files to reduce file size, increase language coverage and improve design.
How can I delete my data or prevent data storage?
The data that Google stores for a day or a year cannot be easily deleted. The data is automatically sent to Google when you view the page. To delete this data prematurely, you must contact Google support at https://support.google.com/?hl=de&tid=311177224
In this case, you only prevent data storage if you do not visit our site.
Unlike other web fonts, Google allows us unlimited access to all fonts. This means that we have unlimited access to a sea of fonts and can therefore get the most out of our website. You can find more information about Google Fonts and other questions at https://developers.google.com/fonts/faq?tid=311177224.
Although Google addresses privacy issues there, it doesn’t provide really detailed information about data storage. It’s relatively difficult to get really detailed information about data storage from Google.
You can also read about what data Google collects and how that data is used at https://www.google.com/intl/de/policies/privacy/.
This Website is not directed to children under 18. If a parent or guardian becomes aware that his or her child has provided us with personal information without their consent, he or she should contact us at the phone number or mailing address listed on our Website. If we become aware that a child under 13 has provided us with personal information, we will remove such information from our files.
Last Modified: October 5, 2017