We collect no personal information about you when you visit our website unless you choose to provide this information to us. However, we collect and store certain information automatically. Here is how we handle information about your visit to our website.

What We Collect and Store Automatically

If you do nothing during your visit but browse through the website, read pages, or download information, we will gather and store certain information about your visit automatically. This information does not identify you personally. We automatically collect and store only the following information about your visit:

1. The Internet domain (for example, "" if you use a private Internet access account, or "" if you connect from a university's domain) and IP address (an IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer whenever you are surfing the Web) from which you access our website;
2. The type of browser and operating system used to access our site;
3. The date and time you access our site;
4. The pages you visit; and
5. If you linked to our website from another website, the address of that website.

We use the information we collect to count the number and type of visitors to the different pages on our site, and to help us make our site more useful to visitors like you.

If You Send Us E-mail

You may choose to provide us with personal information, as in e-mail with a comment or question. We use the information to improve our service to you or to respond to your request. Except for authorized law enforcement investigations, we do not share our e-mail with any other outside organizations.

If You Give Us Your E-mail Address

You may choose to provide us with your e-mail address in order to receive feedback on the results of a research study, to be notified of a future study, to be notified when some new training is available, or for some other reason. We do not share, sell, or otherwise divulge your e-mail address with anyone, except for authorized law enforcement investigations.

If You Take Part in a Research Study

If you volunteer to take part in one of our research studies, you may be asked to supply some background information. Typically, this will include information on your pilot certificates, flying experience, and some demographic information such as age, education, and state of residence.

If You Complete an On-Line Training Course

If you complete one of the on-line training courses, you may be asked to complete an after-training evaluation form. You may also be asked for some background information. This would be done if the training course requires some information in order to tailor the course to your specific needs. For example, if you are not an instrument-rated pilot, then the training course might not give you information relevant to instrument flight.

Your Responses are Anonymous

WE NEVER ASK FOR YOUR NAME OR PERSONALLY IDENTIFYING INFORMATION. We have no need to know who you are, and we definitely DO NOT want to know your name, pilot certificate number, or anything else that could be used to identify you.

Your Participation is Voluntary

Your participation in the research studies or other activities on this web site is completely voluntary. You may decline to participate and you may, at any time and for any reason, elect to withdraw from a study in which you are taking part. Further, you may elect to not respond to individual questions contained in any of the research studies.

How We Will Use and Report Information You Provide

The information you provide, both through the on-line training and research studies, will be used in scientific studies. These studies might include, for example, evaluating the effectiveness of the training, or exploring how responses to questions in one of the research studies relate to involvement in aviation close-calls. Data from these studies will be reported in an aggregated form, such that no person could be associated with their responses. Your participation in the studies indicates your consent to our use of your data as described here.



Ethical Treatment of Subjects

We will adhere strictly to the standards for the ethical treatment of research subjects published by the American Psychological Association.