Privacy Statement, Privacy Statement
(GDPR compliance)

Effective: June 24th 2020

Dear Readers,

thank you for visiting / (“service” or “”), a media product owned and operated by Aviation Media & IT GmbH (that's "we", "our", "us"). This Privacy Statement explains how and in which scope we collect and process personal data and how we use cookies, analysis tools and advertising systems to enhance your experience.

You have the following GDPR rights as the data subject:
  • Right of access (Art. 15 GDPR)
  • Right to rectification (Art. 16 GDPR)
  • Right to object (Art. 21 GDPR)
  • Right to erasure (Art. 17 GDPR)
  • Right to restriction of processing (Art. 18f. GDPR)
  • Right to data portability (Art. 20 GDPR)
Please note that we must ensure that the person claiming these rights is fully entitled to do so under GDPR regulation.

We reserve the right to change this Privacy Statement and policy at any time. All changes will be posted to the website.

I. Personal data

When using you can leave a trace of personal data.

1. News

If you visit the news media part of our service, we do not save any personal data like IP addresses but use your data only for the internal examination of our offer and its constant improvement.

2. Community and Newsletter

To subscribe to the newsletter or to participate in our community forum, you will share your email address and choose a username. Both details are essential prerequisites in the registration process. Further account settings information - such as surname, first name and place of residence - are provided on a strictly voluntary basis.

In the settings of your account you can activate and deactivate the subscription of our newsletter to your email address. All data is not accessible by other users, carefully processed and secured against their unauthorized access.

3. Use of data and revocation

We are entitled to process, store and use personal data to the extent necessary to enable you to use our service. Furthermore, we are entitled to access this data in order to maintain the operability of the services offered.

We will only use your telephone number or e-mail address for your business information through us and named companies if you have expressly consented to this.

You can revoke your consent to the use of your data at any time and without giving reasons in writing or electronically. Please notify us of your revocation:
Aviation Media & IT GmbH
Akazienweg 3
91083 Baiersdorf

or by email:
office ("at" sign)

After receipt of your revocation we will permanently delete your data from our databases. Certain services - such as the delivery of the newsletter or the use of the forum - are no longer possible, the use of the information section remains possible without restriction even after revocation.

II. Cookies und verwendete Dienste

Cookies are small files saved by your internet browser on the hard drive of your computer. Cookies do not carry any personal data. Most internet browsers accept cookies automatically but can also be set to reject cookies.

1. Performance tracking is a free editorial media service and depends on reliable performance stats to attract advertising partners. We use the following services:

1.1 Google Analytics

This website uses "Google Analytics", a web analytics tool provided by Google LLC.

Responsible entity for users in the EU, the EEA and Switzerland is Google Ireland Limited, Google Building Gordon House, 4 Barrow St, Dublin, D04 E5W5, Ireland ("Google").

Google Analytics uses cookies that provide insights into your use of our websites. The information collected by these cookies about your use of this website is or can be transferred to a Google server in the USA and kept stored there. We use Google Analytics by application of an anonymized IP address in the process.

With IP anonymization, your IP address will be shortened by Google within member states of the European Union or in other contracting states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in in very occasional circumstances the full IP address will be transmitted to a Google server in the USA to be shortened there.

According to Google, the IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with other Google data.

By Google Analytics we can statistically analyze the use of our website for a given time but cannot draw any conclusions about a specific person and their user behavior. We need this information for the continuous improvement of our services and optimization of marketing (purpose).

During your website visit, your user behavior is recorded in "events", such as visiting time, page views, click path, scrolls and interactions. Google Analytics also records your approximate location (region), IP address (in shortened form), technical browser information, internet service provider and referrer URL.

Recipients of the data are or may be
  • Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland (as processor pursuant to Art. 28 GDPR).
  • Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA
  • Alphabet Inc, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA

US authorities may obtain access to data stored by Google. The USA is currently considered a third country under EU data and privacy protection laws.

We have entered a processing agreement with Google and fully implemented the strict requirements of the German data protection authorities when using Google Analytics. Google Analytics has committed to the EU standard contractual clauses with regard to an eventual cross-border transfer of data to the USA.

Data stored by Google at user and event level that is linked to cookies, user identifiers (e.g. User ID) or advertising IDs (e.g. DoubleClick cookies, Android advertising ID) is anonymized or deleted after 26 months. For details, please see the following link:

You can prevent the setting of cookies by our website at any time by means of an appropriate setting of the internet browser used and thus permanently object to the setting of cookies. Such a setting of the internet browser used would also prevent Google from setting a cookie on your system. In addition, a cookie set by Google Analytics can be deleted at any time via the Internet browser or other software programs.

Furthermore, you have the option to object to and prevent the collection of data generated by Google Analytics and related to a use of this website as well as the processing of this data by Google.

To do so, you must download and install a browser add-on under the link This browser add-on tells Google Analytics via JavaScript that no data and information about visits to internet pages may be transmitted to Google Analytics. The installation of the browser add-on is considered by Google as an objection.

Further information and the applicable Google privacy policy can be obtained at

1.2 Facebook

To evaluate and support our online marketing activities on and via Facebook, uses a so-called "Facebook tracking pixel", which is provided and processed by Facebook, Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304 , USA ("Facebook").

When you visit, the tracking pixel establishes a direct connection between your browser and a Facebook server. Facebook receives information from your browser that our website has been accessed through your device. If you are a Facebook user, Facebook can assign your visit to your user account. Facebook can also subsequently recognize whether a Facebook ad triggered an effect, e.g. an online purchase.

We only receive statistical data from Facebook without reference to a specific person. This is done for the cause advertising effectiveness, market research and demand-oriented design of our website. Pixel tracking does not allow us to identify you as a person and only tracks users in an anonymous way. Facebook uses cookies. You can find out how you can refuse cookies in the "Cookies" section of this Privacy Statement.

Facebook stores and processes the data collected by the pixel. This at least partially outside the territorial scope of the EU data protection regulations.

For more information about the purpose and scope of the data collection and the processing by Facebook and your privacy, please read Facebook's Privacy Policy at:

You can edit the settings for Facebook ads at the following link:

1.3 Ionos WebAnalytics uses Ionos WebAnalytics, a website analysis tool provided by 1&1 Internet SE, Elgendorfer Str. 57, 56410 Montabaur.

Ionos WebAnalytics collects data and processes it anonymously. According to 1&1, the following data is collected and processed:
  • Referrer (previously visited website)
  • Requested website or file
  • Browser type and browser version
  • Operating system
  • Device type
  • Time of access
  • IP address in anonymous form (used only to determine the access location)
Details dazu finden Sie unter:

2. Advertising and Payments is financed by contextual ads and targeted advertising and its webshop.

2.1 Google Adsense uses Google AdSense. This is a service of Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

Google AdSense uses cookies and web beacons, which are non-visible graphics that allow Google to analyze clicks on our website, traffic to and on our website and related information.

All information collected by cookies and web beacons, including but not limited to your IP address and the contextual and/or targeted presentation of advertising formats processed and stored on Google servers in the United States. Google may share this information with third parties when required to do so by law, with third parties to process the information on Google`s behalf. Google may merge your IP address information with the other data.

You can prevent these cookies from being stored on your device by making the appropriate settings on your Internet browser. However, this may mean that the contents of this website can no longer be used to the same extent. By using this website, you consent to the processing of personal data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.

3. SCA Compliance in Online Payments

Effective September 14th 2019 an additional authentication layer is mandatory for online payments within the EU ("Strong Customer Authentication", SCA).

If you pay for our products or services using a credit card, supplemental personal data may be collected in addition to your name and credit card number and forwarded to our external payment service provider

Daniel-Goldbach-Straße 17 - 19
40880 Ratingen

and its contract credit card companies Mastercard and Visa to be further processed and stored once you submit this data.

If your credit card is activated for secure payment using the strong authentication procedures Mastercard SecureCode™, Mastercard IdentCheck™, Verified™ by Visa or other 3D-Secure-procedures this may extend to - included but not limited to - address data, mobile phone numbers, e-mail addresses, the answer to a security question or a code you chose. This information and data is transmitted encrypted.

By making your payment, you consent to the submission of this data also to third countries outside EU legislation, such as the United States or Switzerland, for payment processing purposes. Special conditions and procedures for the use of the above-mentioned strong authentication methods of the external payment service provider BS PAYONE GmbH and its contract credit card companies apply, especially the Information on data processing by BS PAYONE GmbH for end customers (card holder/user) according to Art. 14 GDPR.

4. Adequacy Decision

The EU Commission decided on July 10th 2023 that personal data in the United States are regulated by an adequate level of protection as in the European Union (so-called "adequacy decision", Art. 45 GDPR). This adequacy decision covers data transfers to US companies that have certified themselves with the US Department of Commerce. Data transfers to these US companies are made with explicit reference to the adequacy decision.

III. Provisions

1. Waiver

We need to emphasize that partner sites and services accessible from our website as well as partners who collect data in connection with contests, promotions and the like have their own data policies in place which may differ from our standards. We shall be held neither responsible nor liabile for these policies.

2. Data Controller and Processor

Aviation Media & IT GmbH
Akazienweg 3
91083 Baiersdorf

office ("at" sign)

12/09/2023, Aviation Media & IT GmbH



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