GDPR - General Data Protection Regulation

As of May 25th 2018, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is in effect. As we take your privacy seriously AviaMagazine is fully compliant with the new regulation.

GDPR is strengthening and standardizing user data privacy across the EU nations, it requires new or additional obligations on all organizations that handle EU citizens’ personal data, regardless of where the organizations themselves are located.

AviaMagazine complies with the law, concerning:

  • Transparent communication on privacy related information. Which data do we collect and how do we use it;
  • You can easily change the way we communicate or keep privacy related data;
  • Right to be forgotten. Removal of account and related data made easy;
  • Encrypted privacy related information in database;
  • Website available in HTTPS only;
  • Procedures to handle and communicate security breaches;
  • Changed privacy statement.

All are explained in detail below.

Privacy related data

AviaMagazine gathers privacy related information when you have an AviaMagazine Membership or have a subscription to our Newsletter.

The following privacy related information we keep on record for an AviaMagazine Membership:

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Name check
E-mail address check check
Password check check
Country you live * check
Aviation interest * check
Receive newsletter * check

* Currently not implemented.

We use this information to send mail, address you by your name and personalize our site behavior based on your aviation interest. The country we use to gather information about demography. Its not used for any other purpose.

The country and aviation interest are optional. You can set or remove them in your membership setting.

If you don’t want to receive newsletters or any other mailing from AviaMagazine you can deselect this option in your membership settings. There is one exception in which we will send mail, even when this option is deselected. When privacy data was compromised we need to inform you within 72 hours. For this we will send mail to affected accounts.

Right to be forgotten

You have the right to be forgotten, which means your credentials will be removed from our systems. You can remove your account from the membership area.

Uploaded photo’s

If your photo’s are used or you uploaded photo’s which are featured on the site, full credits are given. This included the mentioning of your name. Removing your account won’t change the credits on photo’s. If you want your name removed from photo’s it’s possible by special request. The photo’s will remain, with general AviaMagazine credits applied.


AviaMagazine makes use of cookies to track:

  • Likes of photo’s;
  • The poll;
  • Remember me function of membership login.

Other cookies are set by third parties, like Google (Analytics and Adsence) and Facebook, when the Facebook connect function is used to link your account.


Aviamagazine uses Google Adsence to run advertisements on the site. As Aviamagazine is a non provide organization we use advertisements to cover some of our costs. Advertisements are fully run by Google and for that Google uses information they have gathered. This information is not available in any way to be used or altered by Aviamagzine.


Aviamagazine uses Google Analytics to gain insights in the way the site is used. This data https://www.google.com/analytics/terms/us.html

Sharing of data

We only use data to optimize the site and make our service better. We never share or sell data to third parties!


To strengthen security Aviamagazine will be available in HTTPS only. Other measures include encryption of privacy related information in our database.

When a data breach would occur, we will inform you within 72 hours after detection. We will inform you on which privacy related data was affected and what measures we take.