We Care About Your Privacy!

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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 the services that you request. This document is designed to explain Defense-Update’s data processing practices clearly. Please see below for further information.

If you have any questions or concerns about Defense-Update’s website or want to learn more about how we collect, store, or use your personal data, don’t hesitate to contact the editor acting as our Data Protection Officer.

Tamir Eshel
Reut 12/16 Harish 3760549 Israel
[email protected]

About Defense-Update

Defense-Update is published by Lance & Shield Ltd., a marketing communications company specializing in 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 associations 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 delivering 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 necessary for the abovementioned purposes. 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.

Use of Cookies & Log Files

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 cookies. 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 clearing 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 the use of our website’s performance. Cookies are also used in connection with the membership of our site. If you choose not to have your browser accept cookies, you can view most of our site. However, you will not 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 access to those services is 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 on which we store personally identifiable information are kept in a secure environment.

Correcting, Updating or Removing Your Personal Information

Lance & Shield will try to keep your personal data accurate, complete, and current. If your personal information is incorrect or 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 emailing [email protected].

Direct Marketing

If you no longer wish to receive newsletters or promotional materials, you may opt out of 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 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 a statement prominently displayed on the website.

GDPR Compliance

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 also to 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

Our personal data 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 editor@defense-update.com


The internet is a global environment. The data we collect from you may be transferred to and stored at international 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.