850 Sligo Ave. Suite 600
Silver Spring, MD 20910
1-888-322-6728
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This Web site is owned and operated by or on behalf of The Radio Amateur Satellite Corporation (AMSAT). We recognize that visitors to our site may be concerned about the information they provide to us, and how we treat that information. This Privacy Policy addresses those concerns. This policy may be changed or updated from time to time.

If you have any questions about our Privacy Policy, you can contact us at:

The Radio Amateur Satellite Corporation (AMSAT)
8450 Sligo Ave. Suite 600
Silver Spring, MD 20910

Toll-free (U.S. only) 1-888-FB-AMSAT (1-888-322-6728)
International 1-301-589-6062

or send us a message using our convenient contact form.

We are available to answer your questions or hear your concerns.


Our Policy

AMSAT uses its best efforts to respect the privacy of its online visitors. At our site, we do not collect personally identifiable information from individuals unless they provide it to us voluntarily and knowingly. This means we do not require you to register or provide information to us in order to view our site. AMSAT only gathers personally identifiable data, such as names, addresses, zip/postal codes, e-mail addresses, etc., when voluntarily submitted by a visitor. This information is used solely by AMSAT or other entities who are involved in the operation of this site for internal purposes. AMSAT lists are never sold to third parties.

We will only share personally identifiable information with third parties when (i) the person submitting the information authorizes us to share it; (ii) sharing the information is a necessary operation of the site, for instance, to process a credit card transaction, or (iii) we are required to by law. AMSAT has no control over or responsibility for the data collection and use practices of third parties that process online credit card transactions. We encourage you to discuss these concerns with those parties your bank has authorized to process your credit information.


Is Credit Card Information Secure?

We care about the safety and security of your transaction. We use high grade encryption and the https security protocol to communicate with your browser software. This method is the industry standard security protocol, which makes it extremely difficult for anyone else to intercept the credit card information you send to us. Companies we work with to process credit card transactions also use high grade encryption and security protocols. If you are concerned about using our website to make a contribution, we ask that you make your contribution by mail or by calling the AMSAT office toll free at 1-888-322-6728.


Is My Personal Information Secure?

Yes. Generally there is a minimum of information kept on the site about AMSAT members.  This is generally limited to email address for mailing list subscribers and names of authors that contribute articles. Information about your AMSAT membership is not stored on the web site.


We Care About Doing It Right

In addition to maintaining privacy and security controls over information you share with us, the The Radio Amateur Satellite Corporation (AMSAT) works to accurately process your contribution information. During business hours, staff are available to answer questions about your financial donation. You may also send us a question using the contact form.

The The Radio Amateur Satellite Corporation (AMSAT) employs error checking procedures to make certain transactions are processed completely and accurately. As necessary, changes are made to improve our systems. And, independent external and internal audits are conducted to ensure the privacy, security and appropriate processing of your information on our site.


How Do We Use "Cookies"?

This website currently does not use "cookies" to track your visit through the website. Session "cookies" are used for security in places where you are required to log in. Permanent "cookies" are only used sparingly and at your request. Visitors should be aware that "cookies" may be used at sites that are logically linked to AMSAT.

"Cookies" are small text files a Website can use to recognize repeat visitors, facilitate the visitor's ongoing access to and use of the site, and allow a site to track usage behavior and compile aggregate data that will allow content improvements. "Cookies" are not programs that come onto a visitor's system and damage files. Generally, "cookies" work by assigning a unique number to the visitor that has no meaning outside the assigning site. If a visitor does not want information collected through the use of "cookies", there is a simple procedure in most browsers that allows the visitor to deny or accept the "cookie" feature.


Popup Advertising

AMSAT does not use or authorize popup advertising on this site. If you notice a popup advertisement while visiting our website it generally indicates that you have arrived at our site through an indirect path that is not part of AMSAT. We would advise you to close your browser, and start a new browser session at http://www.amsat.org to insure that your user experience is not occurring outside the domain of this privacy policy. We would also appreciate you informing our web team that this occurred so we can monitor this in the future. Please use our contact form to report such incidents.


Note to Parents About Our Privacy Policy

AMSAT encourages children to learn more about satellites, space, amateur radio and our organization and, where appropriate, find opportunities to gain an interest in these areas through AMSAT training programs and volunteer activities. However, we encourage this to be done only with the knowledge of the child's parents under parental supervision. . For this reason, AMSAT follows guidelines for interactive electronic media published by the Children's Advertising Review Unit of the Better Business Bureau. Special notices urging children to get their parent's permission before providing any personal information have been incorporated into our site where appropriate.


Thank you for visiting our site. Please contact us should you have any questions about the operation of the site.

 


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