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Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy



 Your privacy is important to the Institute of Flight (“IF” or “we”) a private tax-exempt 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation doing business as Future of Flight or Institute of Flight in Mukilteo, Washington. The IF is committed to balancing the privacy of member, donor, user, and online visitor information with the vast information or opportunities that may be of interest to the user of our websites, which include the following site:, to which these policies apply.


In order to improve the content of our web sites, our web servers automatically record the IP addresses of visitors so that we may collect information on how visitors use the IF online environments. We will also record your email address for this same purpose if you email us. If you make an online purchase, we may also collect your email and/or your mailing address to contact you for marketing purposes. IF is committed to protecting the privacy of those who use its websites, or use related products and services offered by IF. We take great care to maintain the privacy of your information using appropriate security technologies and by adherence to policies to prevent unauthorized use of your personal information. Keeping your personal information that we collect is of utmost concern to us. Personal information collected by the Website is stored in secure operating environments that are not available to the public. The sites compile conventional log files to monitor and assess activity including traffic and visits on, and related to, the site. This activity does not specifically identify any individual user without prior notice to the user through use of the site. Your privacy is very important to us. If you feel that your privacy has been violated or that IF website has misused your information in any way, please contact us at


IF may place a "cookie" on the browser of your computer. Cookies are pieces of information that a website transfers to your computer’s hard drive for record-keeping purposes. The use of cookies is common on websites and many major websites use them to provide useful features to their visitors. The cookie itself does not contain any personally identifying information, but may be used to tell when your computer has contacted our Website. You may set your browser to reject cookies, but please understand that certain features of our websites may not be available if your browser does not accept cookies. We never use or install spyware on your computer.

We also may use cookies, clear gifts, and log file information to: (a) store information so that you will not have to re-enter it during your visit or the next time you visit our websites; (b) provide custom, personalized content and information; (c) monitor the effectiveness of our marketing campaigns; (d) monitor aggregate metrics such as total number of visitors, pages viewed, etc.; and (e) track your entries, submissions, and status in any interactive portion of our websites.


You can visit, without telling us who you are and without revealing any information about yourself. However, to access certain portions (member login) of the website, you may have to submit information such as user-id and password, or to access some services we provide, you may have to give us personal information such as your name and address and email.

You are not required to provide any personal information on our website unless you choose to do so. We ask for personal information on our online donation pages, and use this information to acknowledge receipt of your donation for tax purposes. In addition, your name and other information will be placed on our mailing list. If you do not want your personal information to go on our mailing list, uncheck the box at the end of the section.

If you wish to make a donation in honor of or in memory of someone, we will not use the information you give us about that individual for any other purposes.

We do not, for any reason, sell, give or otherwise transfer, your email address to any third party for any reason, except as may be permitted under the section below entitled “Non Disclosure Policy”.


We generally do not use or disclose information about your individual visits to our websites to external third parties. The information we collect is used to improve and enhance the content and services of our websites. In general, IF uses the personal information it collects to pursue our mission and operations, including the management of our websites, and to engage in related activities. You should assume that IF will use all information for all lawful purposes.

Notwithstanding the foregoing, IF reserves the right to use, disclose, share, sell, retain and otherwise deal with (collectively "disclose") all information collected via its websites, internally or to third parties, for any lawful purpose or to prevent harm to us or others. For example and without limitation, in our discretion we may disclose information:

To service providers and others in order to deal with requests and questions from you; to personalize or enhance transactions; to verify, process, store, enforce, investigate and/or collect actual or potential transactions; and to assist or respond to any of the forgoing or our consultants (such as auditors and lenders);

To government regulators, law enforcement authorities or alleged victims of identity theft, including voluntary disclosures;

About any matter relating to the websites or your account;

We reserve the right (but do not undertake a duty) to notify you of court orders, subpoenas or other legal process (if allowed). If you do not want us to respond to legal process compelling us to disclose your information, you need to seek a valid order permitting us to refuse to disclose it and serve the order on us at least 3 business days before the response deadline; and

Not listed in this Privacy Policy but which is not prohibited by law from being disclosed.

IF does not purport to have listed all possible disclosures that IF might make -- this Privacy Policy is intended to help you understand our general practices. This Privacy Policy is not a promise that your information will never be disclosed except as described above. For example, third parties may unlawfully intercept or access information transmitted to or contained on the Website, technologies may malfunction or not work as anticipated, or someone might access, abuse or misuse information, despite a lack of permission. Although IF uses what we believe to be commercially reasonable practices to protect your privacy, that does not mean, and you should not expect it to mean, that your information or communications will always be private or protected.

IF generally will retain information for as long as required, allowed or for as long as IF believes it useful, but do not undertake retention obligations. IF may dispose of information in our discretion without notice, subject to applicable law.


The IF website gives you the opportunity to opt out of receiving additional information from us. If you do not want to receive additional information, please uncheck the boxes at the point at which we request that information. Members may opt in or opt out by logging in to the member zone and updating their profile at any time. The member zone is not an established portal at this time, however a anticipated project to be implemented in the future.


The IF web site contains links to third party web sites whose privacy policies may differ from ours. The linked sites are not under the control of the IF, and the IF is not responsible for the contents of any linked site or their privacy practices. The IF provides these links as a convenience only, and a link does not imply endorsement of, sponsorship of, or affiliation with the linked site by the IF.


The story of our contributions are best told through the former board members, staff members, members, leadership in our community and family members. On occasion we ask individual contributors to submit their story so that we can post their reflections on our website, share with other donors/members/ visitors and or use in public presentations. Anonymity for the storyteller is not honored. Further curatorial research and verification may be required for accuracy, but ultimately IF is not responsible for the accuracy or content of the stories shared. Further, in the course of such stories, you may be sharing information about others.

Do not supply personal information about others unless you are authorized or required to do so by applicable law or contract and you consent to this Privacy Policy and Terms of Use on behalf of yourself and the "data subject" (the person about whom you supply personal information). Before supplying personal information about others (except as otherwise allowed by law or contract), you must make available for the data subject’s review, and obtain their written consent to our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. By submitting any personal information about others, you represent and warrant that you are authorized to do so and that you did all of the foregoing before submitting the information. If applicable law allows you to supply the information without doing the foregoing, you represent and warrant that you have abided by that law and that it allows us to receive and disclose the information under this Privacy Policy without any further action on our part. You agree to indemnify, defend and hold IF harmless against any failure by you to comply with this paragraph.

Online Providers

Online details can be found on our provider’s website. We have selected Translink Merchant Services as our online provider for ticketing and PayPal-nonprofits Merchant Services for accepting donations (merchant provider) and Merchant: Connect Merchant Services for accepting mobile donations or contributions (events). Constant Contact is utilized for many of our events and when utilized the (ProPay) Merchant Services is utilized and or Square and Evalon. For accepting online auction items we use MaestroSoft and bid payments are processed through IATS.


IF reserves the right to change this privacy Policy and Terms of Use at any time.

Terms of Use Regarding Intellectual Property/Copyright Policy Statement the Institute of Flight, ("the IF") has created and maintains the non-profits web site in order to provide information and resources to the public via the Internet. By using the site and its content you are agreeing to comply with and be bound by the following terms, which the IF may change at any time.

The IF Web Site Is Proprietary to the Institute of Flight.

All of the text, images, marks, logomarks, and other content of the IF web site ("Site Content") are proprietary to the IF or used consistent with the owner's permission (Snohomish County for Future of Flight logo) or applicable law or regulation. The IF authorizes you to view, download, and print the Site Content subject to the following conditions:

You may only do so for your own personal and noncommercial use

You may not remove any copyright, trademark, or other proprietary notices that have been placed in or near the Site Content by the IF

You may not modify the Site Content

Any displays or printouts of the Site Content must be marked "(c) [insert year of display or printout] The Institute of Flight. All rights reserved."

You must adhere to any and all additional terms or restrictions provided within individual sections of the web sites relating to particular Site Content.

Except as expressly permitted above, reproduction or redistribution of the Site Content or any portion of the Site Content is strictly prohibited without the prior written permission of the IF. To request permission please

All parties downloading, printing, or using the Site Content in any manner, represent and warrant that their use will be consistent with this license and that they will not infringe or violate the rights of any other party or breach any contract with or legal duty to any other parties. If you have any questions or comments about this site, please direct them to the above.

Use of the IF Logomark on Another Entity's Web Site

The IF's online logomark may not be copied, displayed, or used in any way without prior written authorization from the IF. From time to time, at its sole discretion, the IF may permit another entity to use the IF online logomark on its own web site. To request permission to use the IF's online logomark on your own web site, please

By displaying, copying, or using the IF's online logomark in any way, you are hereby agreeing to the following:

You have obtained permission from the IF as described above

You will comply with any and all conditions regarding use of the IF online logomark that the IF may provide you

All displays and uses of the IF logomark will include the ® mark contained in the logomark image file provided by the IF

All displays and uses of the IF logomark will include an ALT tag containing the text "Used by permission, Institute of Flight and Snohomish County"

You will make no alterations to the appearance of the logomark or the ® mark on the logomark, or to the text of the required ALT tag

Any use of the FOF logomark online outside the IF web site will be linked to the IF web site home page

To the extent that goodwill arises from your use of the logomark, it will inure to the IF

You will display or use the logomark in conformance with the permission granted by the IF and only in connection with goods and services of the same high quality as is associated with the IF.

Images in the Collection/Archives Pages

You will use the images contained in the Collections/Archives pages only in a non-profit educational context. You may not copy or use the images for any other purpose. Downloading of the images is strictly prohibited.

Warranty Disclaimer and Limitation of Liability

The IF makes no representation of any kind regarding the Site Content or any portion thereof. All Site Content is provided in "AS IS" condition, and the IF expressly disclaims any and all warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular use.


The IF web site (excluding links to web sites operated by others) is controlled and operated by the IF from its offices in and around Mukilteo, Washington. Although the IF has made no effort to publish the IF sites elsewhere, they are accessible in all fifty U.S. states and in other countries due to their presence on the worldwide web. As each of these states and countries have laws which may differ from those of the State of Washington and from each other, and as you and the IF both benefit from establishing a predictable legal environment in which to publish, access, and use the IF web site, by publishing, accessing, and/or using the sites you agree that all matters arising from or relating to the use and operation of the sites will be governed by the laws of the State of Washington, without regard to its conflict of laws principles. You agree that all claims you may have arising from or relating to the operation or use of the IF web sites will be heard and resolved in the courts of Snohomish County, Washington. You consent to personal jurisdiction of such courts over you, stipulate to the fairness and convenience of proceeding in such courts, and covenant not to assert any objection to proceeding in such courts. If you choose to access the Washington web site from locations other than Mukilteo, Washington, you will be responsible for compliance with all local laws of such other locations.


You agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless the Institute of Flight (a 501(c)3, its officers, directors, employees and agents, from and against any and all claims, damages, obligations, losses, liabilities, costs or debt, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney's fees) arising from: (i) your use of and access to this site; (ii) your violation of any term of these Terms & Conditions; (iii) your violation of any third party right, including without limitation any copyright, property, or privacy right; or (iv) any claim that one of your User Submissions caused damage to a third party. This defense and indemnification obligation will survive these Terms & Conditions and your use of this site.