Privacy Policy

We value your privacy

Our Commitment

We are strongly committed to protecting the privacy of you personal information. The policies below are applicable to the website (“Website”) produced and maintained by The Paine Field Chapter of the Washington Pilots Association (collectively “Chapter”, “Organization” or  “we”, “us”, or “our”). We have established this privacy policy (“Privacy Policy”) to let you know the kinds of personal information we may gather during your visit to the Website, why we gather your information, what we use your personal information for, when we might disclose your personal information, and how you can manage your personal information

Please be advised that the practices described in the Privacy Policy apply only to information gathered online at our Website. It does not apply to information that you may submit to us offline, or to websites maintained by other companies or organizations to which we may link.

By visiting our Website, you are accepting the terms described in our Privacy Policy. If you do not agree to the terms of this Privacy Policy, please discontinue the use of our Website. We reserve the right to modify or amend the terms of this Privacy Policy from time to time without notice. Your continued use of our Website following the posting of changes to these terms will imply you acceptance of those changes. If we intend to apply the modifications or amendments to this Privacy Policy retroactively, we will provide you with notice of the modifications or amendments ahead of their implementation.

We do our best to adhere to the highest standards of ethical practices in all of our operations and we are dedicated to protecting the privacy of all members and visitors to our Website. Our Privacy Policy is simple: Except as disclosed below, we don’t sell, barter, give away, or rent your personal information to any company or organization outside of our Organization.

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy or do not see your concerns addressed here, please contact us by email at or by mail at Paine Field Chapter – Washington Pilots Association, c/o Snohomish County Airport (Paine Field), 3220 100th St SW – Suite A, Everett, WA 98204.

This policy is effective 12/31/2018. We may from time to time update this policy. When that occurs, we will notify you by posting the changes to this page.  We encourage you to periodically review this policy to be informed of how we are protecting your information

What Personal Data We Collect and Why We Collect It

Personal Information

So that we can provide our Chapter Members (Members) with the most efficient and functional experience, active Members (as identified by the Washington Pilot’s Association (WPA)) are allowed to register and maintain accounts on our website. For purposes of creating these accounts and authentication of these accounts once created, we collect identifiable information from you such as their member name. valid email address, and a confidential password. After account creation, you are allowed to add additional information (at your choosing) including but not limited to addresses, telephone numbers, and demographic information such as age, and gender. Registration is required and Personal Information may also be collected to access Member only areas and content of the Website or to participate in any community postings (i.e. blog/post/article comments as described below). We also may collect and store information about you that we receive from other sources (e.g. updated membership information from the WPA) to enable us to update and correct the information contained in our system.


This site uses cookies in order to provide the most efficient and functional experience.

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.


When members leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Contact forms

When visitors contact us via the contact forms on this site we collect the data shown on the contact form, as well as the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help with spam detection.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website. Please refer to these websites’ or services’ websites for more information on their privacy policies.


Data Used: To deliver this functionality and record activities around site management, the following information is captured: user email address, user role, user login, user display name, and local user IDs, the activity to be recorded, the site ID of the site on which the activity takes place, the site’s Jetpack version, and the timestamp of the activity. Some activities may also include the actor’s IP address (login attempts, for example) and user agent.

Activity Tracked: Login attempts/actions, post and page update and publish actions, comment/pingback submission and management actions, plugin and theme management actions, widget updates, user management actions, and the modification of other various site settings and options. Retention duration of activity data depends on the site’s plan and activity type. See the complete list of currently-recorded activities (along with retention information).

Data Synced (?): Successful and failed login attempts, which will include the actor’s IP address and user agent.

Mobile Theme

Data Used: A visitor’s preference on viewing the mobile version of a site.

Activity Tracked: A cookie (akm_mobile) is stored for 3.5 days to remember whether or not a visitor of the site wishes to view its mobile version. Learn more about this cookie.

Who we share your data with


Visitor comments may be checked through Akismet, an automated spam detection service. The information we share with Akismet typically includes the commenter’s IP address, user agent, referrer, and Site URL (along with other information directly provided by the commenter such as their name, username, email address, and the comment itself).

Gravatar Hovercards

Data Used: An anonymized hash of the user’s email address (if logged in to the site) to the Gravatar service (owned by Automattic) in order to retrieve their profile image. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here:


Data Used: When sharing content via email (this option is only available if Akismet is active on the site), the following information is used: sharing party’s name and email address (if the user is logged in, this information will be pulled directly from their account), IP address (for spam checking), user agent (for spam checking), and email body/content. This content will be sent to Akismet (also owned by Automattic) so that a spam check can be performed. Additionally, if reCAPTCHA (by Google) is enabled by the site owner, the sharing party’s IP address will be shared with that service. You can find Google’s privacy policy here.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.