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Defense-Update is committed to protecting your privacy. You can visit most pages on our website without giving us any information about yourself. But sometimes we do need information to provide services that you request. This document is designed to give a clear explanation of Defense-Update’s data processing practices. Please see below for further information.
If you have any questions or concerns relating to Defense-Update’s website or would like to find out more about how we collect, store or use your personal data, please contact the editor acting as our Data Protection Officer.
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Defense-Update is published by Lance & Shield Ltd., a marketing communications company specialized in the aerospace, defense, and security technology, in business since 1993. We focus on the analysis of modern defense technology – aimed at educating, supporting, and connecting the leadership of the world’s core industries. Lance & Shield has offices in Israel and business association with several publications worldwide, including Aviation Week, Business Press Group, Mittler Report Verlag, Vayu, Army Recognition and others. Find out more here.
The Information We Collect & the Primary Purpose for Collection
Defense-Update offers enhanced service for paid and non-paid for subscribers. Paid subscribers receive access to email editions, personalized content, enhanced search, and access to gated content; non-paid subscribers get access to email alerts, personalized content discovery and more.
The provision of this information is voluntary. However, if you do not provide the information requested, we may be unable to process your registration or inquiry. All information provided by you will be held in the strictest confidence.
The personal information you provide during registration is being collected for legitimate business purposes, which includes processing registrations necessary for the delivery of the requested services and improving the service to our readers. Whenever we process data for these purposes we will ensure that we always keep your Personal Data rights in high regard and take account of these rights. Where payments are collected for the services rendered, the collection is processed by Paypal, we do not store or process customer payment data directly.
We will only collect the personal information that is necessary for the purposes mentioned above. It includes the following (however is not limited to):
- Full Name & Job Title
- Company Name & Address
- Contact details – Phone and Email
- Interest Areas & Preferences
Lance & Shield is the sole owner of the information collected on this site.
When you visit our site, a small text tag (cookie) is placed on your device to enable the requested services. Periodically we ask your consent to place suck cookie. Upon your approval, you are served with personalized content and help provide us with visitation statistics. You may refuse the cookie or remove existing cookies by cleaning your browser’s cache (see your browser setting).
Defense-Update collects certain information about your device hardware and software, which includes (however is not limited to):
- IP Address
- Browser Type
- Operating System
- Access Times
- Referring Website Addresses
This information is used for the operation of our service, to maintain the quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of our website’s performance. Cookies are also used in connection with the membership of our site. If you choose to not have your browser accept cookies, you will be able to view the majority of our site, however, you will not you be able to register as a site member.
Information Sharing: Who We Intend to Share Information With and Why
We do not rent or sell our customer e-mail lists. We do not share your personal information with third parties but may send information or offers as part of our regular communications with our readers. If you do not consent to share your personal information with third-party organizations, please email [email protected].
No list supplied by Defense-Update may be used by anyone other than for the confidential use of the original mailer. All lists are seeded with decoy names to protect against abuse; violators will be prosecuted.
Links to Other Websites
Defense-Update contains some links to other sites. Please be aware that Defense-Update or Lance & Shield are not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. This privacy statement applies solely to the information collected by Defense-Update and Lance & Shield.
Surveys & Promotions
From time to time Lance & Shield may run surveys and promotions and may request information from users as part of these. Participation in these is entirely voluntary.
Lance & Shield takes precautions to protect your information. When users submit sensitive information (such as a credit card number) over the internet, we protect it through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocols operated by Paypal and mailing services operated by MailChimp. All accesses to those services are secured. Access to all of our users’ information is restricted to specific employees who operate those services. Only employees who need the information to perform a specific job are granted access to personally identifiable information. The servers that we store personally identifiable information on are kept in a secure environment.
Correcting, Updating or Removing Your Personal Information
Lance & Shield will make every attempt to keep your personal data accurate, complete and up to date. If your personal information is incorrect, changes, or if you no longer wish to receive information from us, we will endeavor to correct, update or remove your information as swiftly as possible. This can be done by e-mailing [email protected].
If you no longer wish to receive newsletters or promotional materials, you may opt-out of receiving these communications. You can do it by following the unsubscribe link placed in the footer of our email or, if by post, by returning the letter to us with “unsubscribe” marked upon it or click on the unsubscribe link at the bottom of every email we send. Or you can simply contact [email protected] and ask to be unsubscribed.
Notification of Changes
Defense-Update and Lance & Shield reserve the right to amend the privacy notice. In such case, the ‘last updated’ date will be amended accordingly, and you will be informed via statement prominently displayed on the website.
Defense-Update and Lance & Shield respect your right to privacy. We ensure all data is managed lawfully, fairly and transparently. Where we use third parties to also acquire data, we hold those parties to the same high standard. You have a right to be forgotten and can email us at our [email protected] address to request your personal data or any information related to privacy.
Data Storage and Retention
The personal data we hold is stored on our servers and on the servers of cloud-based database management services located in the United States and Germany. Defense-Update and Lance & Shield retain data for the duration of the customer’s business relationship with us. For more information on where and how long your personal data is stored, and for more information on your rights of erasure, please contact the Defense-Update’s data protection officer at [email protected]defense-update.com
The internet is a global environment. The data that we collect from you may be transferred to and stored at, international destinations, including destinations outside the European Economic Area (“EEA”). It may also be processed by international staff or data processors outside this area, who may be engaged in, among other things, the fulfillment of your requests, the processing of your payment details and the provision of support services.
Defense-Update and Lance & Shield will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with this Privacy Notice.
If you do not consent to this transfer, storing or processing of your personal information please email [email protected] indicating your wishes.