Privacy Policy

Information Collected by Us

Personally Identifiable Information

Blackwater Skies collects and stores the following personally identifiable information:

  • Names
  • Email Addresses

This information is used for the following purposes:

  • Administration of comments (Names and Email Addresses)
  • Publication of comments (Names only)
  • identification and filtering of spam comments in combination with third party databases (Email Addresses only)

By submitting comments, you consent to the collection, storage and processing of this information for the purposes described.

We do not use personally identifiable information collected by us for any other purpose, nor do we combine personally identifiable information with non-personally identifiable information collected by us or information collected by third parties for any other purpose.

Non-Personally Identifiable Information

Certain interactive features of Blackwater Skies may store non-personally identifiable information in your web browser using first-party cookies or HTML5 local storage objects, including, but not limited to:

  • Results of calculations
  • Makes and models of equipment
  • Configuration settings
  • Other technical information

The non-personally identifiable information collected by us is used for the following purposes:

  • Operation of the web site’s interactive features.

By using such interactive features, you consent to the collection, storage and processing of this information for the purposes described.

Information Collected by Third Parties

Personally Identifiable Information

If you choose to make use of the social media sharing options on this site (e.g. Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and others) you should review the relevant social media platform’s policies for details about the personally identifiable information that it may collect and how it is used.

Non-Personally Identifiable Information

IP Addresses

We record the IP address from which you are browsing for the following purposes:

  • Web site analytics, such as tracking new and repeat visits, analysing browsing behaviour, monitoring sources of web traffic referral to our site and analysis of other non-personally identifiable data.
  • Managing the security of our site, including blocking malicious web site traffic and other unacceptable use of our site.

Geo-Targeting

We use a geo-targeting database in conjunction with your IP address for the following purposes:

  • To ensure that relevant advertising materials are displayed to you by attempting to determine the country from which you are browsing.  (We do not attempt to determine you or your location any more precisely than at the country level.)

Google Products

To manage advertising and this web site, we use several Google products, including Google AdSense, Google Analytics, and a range of DoubleClick-branded services. When you visit a page that uses one of these products, various cookies may be sent to your browser.

Google and its partners, including Google certified third-party vendors or ad networks, may use these cookies for a number of purposes, such as to stop you seeing the same advertisement over and over again, to detect and stop click fraud, to show advertisements that are likely to be more relevant, and to track non-personally identifiable visitor and usage statistics on this web site.

Google’s use of the DoubleClick cookie enables it and its partners to serve advertisements based on your prior visits to this sites and/or other sites on the Internet.

Blackwater Skies uses non-personally identifiable information, including data from Google’s Interest-based advertising or 3rd-party audience data (such as age, gender and interests) to track advertising revenue, and in conjunction with Google Analytics in order to make editorial decisions about production of new web site content that will be relevant to visitors and to improve the overall visitor experience of this web site.

Third-party cookies may be set from a few different domains, including google.com, doubleclick.net, invitemedia.com, admeld.com, googlesyndication.com, or googleadservices.com. Some of Google’s advertising products enable its partners to use other services in conjunction with Google’s (like an ad measurement and reporting service) and these services may send their own cookies to your browser. These cookies will be set from their domains.

See more detail about the types of cookie used by Google and its partners, and how they use them.

Google’s advertising systems may use other technologies, including Flash and HTML5, for functions like display of interactive ad formats. Google may use the IP address, for example, to identify your general location. Google may also select advertising based on information about your computer or device, such as your device model, browser type, or sensors in your device like the accelerometer.

To serve advertisements in services where cookie technology may not be available (for example, in mobile applications), Google may use anonymous identifiers. These perform similar functions to cookies.

Amazon Products

To manage advertising and this web site, we use several Amazon products, including the Amazon.co.uk Amazon Associates programme (for IP addresses identified as being located in the UK, Isle of Man, Guernsey and Jersey), and the Amazon.com Amazon Associates programme (for IP addresses identified as being located elsewhere).  When you visit a page that uses one of these products, various cookies may be sent to your browser by Amazon.co.uk or Amazon.com.

You can find out more about Amazon’s privacy policy and use of cookies here:

Managing Use of Cookies and other Technologies

  • You may remove any non-personally identifiable information stored in your web browser from your use of Blackwater Skies’ interactive features by clearing your web browser’s cache and cookies.
  • You may manage cookies in your web browser.
  • You may opt out of the use of the DoubleClick cookie for interest-based advertising and manage the Google advertisements you see by visiting Google’s Ads Settings.
  • You may visit some Google certified third-party vendors or ad networks web sites to opt out of the use of cookies for interest-based advertising if the vendor or ad network offers this capability.
  • You may manage Amazon.co.uk’s personalisation of advertising using Amazon Advertising Preferences.
  • You may manage Amazon.com’s personalisation of advertising using Amazon Advertising Preferences.
  • You may also manage many vendors’ cookies used for online advertising at the US-based Digital Advertising Alliance Consumer Choice page, the US-based Network Advertising Initiative’s Consumer Choices page and the EU-based Your Online Choices.
  • You may prevent Google Analytics from collecting data about your use of Blackwater Skies by installing the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on.
  • To control the ads that Google serves to apps on your mobile device, you can use Google’s Ads Settings for apps. To change your preferences, or to opt out of interest-based ads, follow the instructions below for your mobile device.

Android

  • Open the Google Settings app on your device
  • Select Ads

iOS

Some apps on iOS devices use Apple’s Advertising Identifier; to learn more about limiting ad tracking using this identifier, visit the Settings menu on your iOS device. Legacy apps on your iOS device, as well as apps on devices running older versions of iOS, may use a different device identifier. To opt out for these apps:

  • Open the Google Search app on your device
  • Press the Settings icon
  • Go to Ads Preferences
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