- We collect Personal Information that you provide, which may include registration details, your name and email address, personal identifiers and your service preferences.
- We collect usage information about how the Services are accessed and used about how you use our technology platforms, such as browser type, operating system, the page served, the time, the type of content being transmitted (e.g., video content) or application being used, how many users visited the Sites, origin and destination information, flight information, subscriber status and preceding page views.
- We, and the advertising and other data companies we use, utilize cookies and web beacons to manage the Platforms, tailor our communications with you and personalize your experience on the Platforms.
- We may supplement the information we collect with information from external parties, for example if you link to us from a social media platform.
Uses and Sharing
- We use the information collected to operate and develop our services and to improve personalized content based on your preferences including advertisements, features and service performance.
Your Choices and Access Rights
- You have certain rights to access, rectify, erase, obtain or transfer, and restrict the processing of your Personal Information if you are a data subject of the European Economic Area (EEA), United Kingdom (UK) or Switzerland.
- You have certain rights to know, delete, and opt out of the “Sale” (as defined by the CCPA) of your Personal Information if you live in California.
- You have the right to opt out of targeted advertising.
Last updated September 1, 2022
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Personal Information You Provide to Us
When using the Services, you will, in most cases, be required to provide information that could reasonably be used to contact you, or to identify you personally, or that otherwise relates to your person (collectively, “Personal Information”) such as your:
- Mailing and/or billing address
- Financial information such as bank or credit card details
- Telephone number
- Email address and email preferences
- Employer information (e.g., for Careers site)
- Password for your Account and password hint question
When you provide us information for “refer a friend” messages, we use the information only to send the message you request and the information will not be used for other marketing purposes unless your friend consents. You may be identified to the friend in connection with such message. Please check that friends you refer are happy for us to contact them.
Information Collected by Automated Means
We may collect certain types of online activity data automatically when you use the Services.
We use this information to manage our network and provides us with information about the use of the Services, to help you with Service-related questions, to provide partner-sponsored sessions, to deliver content and advertising to you, and to present content in a form that can be viewed most easily from your device. We also use your IP or Mac address or T Mobile ID to determine the general geographic region from which you are accessing the Sites. This allows us to present appropriate content and inform you of special rules or rights that may apply to people in your jurisdiction and allows us to execute service transfers and landings.
We may receive information about your activities (such as clicking on an ad or viewing certain content) on our Sites or on other sites, which we or others collect when you browse the web. This may include information obtained through tracking technologies, such as cookies and we beacons.
We use information collected about your activities on our sites to understand the way visitors use our Sites, to improve our Sites and other services we offer, and to personalize the content you see to show you information and offers that may interest you. We use information about your activities on other sites to gain additional information about your interests and preferences, and to determine where we should place marketing messages that may interest you and select messages from our partners that may interest you, if you consent to this. Tracking technologies also help us determine how to arrange the pages on our Sites in the most user-friendly ways.
Information From Third Parties
Intelsat may receive information about you from external parties. For example, if you are on another website and you opt-in to receive information from Intelsat, that website will forward to us your email address and other information about you so that we may contact you as requested. You may also choose to participate in an external party application or feature (such as one of our Facebook or Twitter applications or a similar application or feature on an external party website) through which you allow us to collect and share (or the external party to collect and share) information about you, including Personal Information. In addition, we may receive information about you if other users of an external party web site give us access to their profiles and you are one of their “connections” or information about you is otherwise accessible through your “connections” web page, profile page or similar page on a social networking or other external party website or interactive service.
General Purposes for Which We Use and Process Your Information
In general, we use and store information we and our service providers collect about and from you to:
- Enter into and perform the contract between you and Intelsat (to provide the Services and process payment information)
- Pursue our legitimate business interests (to provide the Services to you, respond to requests that you make, manage our network and business, provide training, troubleshooting and support, improve the Services, and better tailor content, advertisements, offers and the features, performance, and support of the Services, and to support Intelsat’s educational, networking, marketing, social, recruiting, and other business purposes)
- Fulfill any orders or requests that you make to us in the course of our business with you
- Verify and respond to your requests, questions and comments, including as part of the “Contact Us” feature on our website or your exercise of any relevant data subject rights
- Manage our network and protect our website and our customers (for security purposes)
- Tailor content, advertisements, offers and the features of the Services
- Enable you to create an account, store log-in credentials, and customize certain services, such as the MyIntelsat customer portal
- Consider you for current or future job opportunities if you create an account on our Careers site
- Conduct market research and tracking of sales data, including contacting you directly or via a third party to participate in customer satisfaction surveys or questionnaires via telephone, email or otherwise, and soliciting your opinions or feedback on Intelsat’s business activities
- Comply with legal and/or regulatory obligations and exercise our legal rights
- Identify you as the sender of, and to process, your emails
- Improve, enhance, and tailor the Websites for you (for example by providing content or features that match your interests), and to improve and enhance the overall experience for all users of the Websites
- Send you marketing and advertising materials, electronic newsletters, or promotional emails about our products and services Introduce you to additional value-added services offered by our partners that we feel may be of interest to you, if you have consented to this
- Fulfil purposes disclosed at the time you provide your Personal Data or otherwise with your consent
- Comply with applicable law governing CPNI, to the extent that certain information that we collect in providing Intelsat’s inflight connectivity services constitutes customer proprietary network information (“CPNI”).
We do not use automated systems to make decisions about you.
Roaming Partners. Intelsat has agreements in place with various companies (typically hotspot aggregators or telecommunications companies) (“Roaming Partners”) that provide the Services to their customers (“Roaming Partner Users”). If you are a Roaming Partner User, we may send to the applicable Roaming Partner: (a) the userID and password you submit to us when you sign in to use the Services in order to authenticate you and for security purposes; and (b) information regarding the times that you started and stopped use of the Services and bandwidth used.
Airline Partners. In order to provide the Services efficiently and carry out your requests, we may also disclose Personal Information, such as your email address, device identifier, and usage information to the airline partner on whose plane you have accessed the Services. To the extent you visit the websites of our airline partners, the privacy policies of those websites will govern.
External Parties Providing Services on Our Behalf. In order to provide the Services, carry out your requests, make various features, services and materials available to you through the Services and respond to your inquiries, we may share your Personal Information or usage information with external parties that perform functions on our behalf, such as (a) companies or individuals that: host or operate our Sites; analyze data; provide customer service; or manage payments; (b) advertisers; and (c) sponsors or other external parties that participate in or administer our promotions or provide marketing or promotional assistance. These service providers may have access to your information for the limited purpose of providing the service we have contracted with them to provide. These service providers do not have any independent right to share this information and may use it only as we direct.
Other External Parties. To the extent you visit external party websites, the privacy policies of those websites will govern.
Law Enforcement Compliance. We may be required by law, regulation, or executive or administrative order, or by law enforcement officers and other governmental agencies acting under the color of law, to record some or all of your communications on or through the Services. We may, and you hereby authorize us to, disclose your Personal Information (including your Account Information, if applicable) and other information including your communications through the Services, if required by applicable law or by law enforcement officers acting under the color of applicable law, or if we believe in good faith that such disclosure is necessary to: (a) comply with relevant laws orders or regulations or to respond to subpoenas or warrants served on us; or (b) protect or defend the rights, property, or safety of Intelsat, you, other users, or external parties (especially in emergency situations); (c) to address fraud, security, or technical issues; or (d) to protect Intelsat’s rights or property.
Governmental Authorities. Some governmental authorities may require that we share your Personal Information with them (e.g., for sales on Gol, we may be required to share your Personal Information and transaction/purchase details with the applicable Brazilian tax authority). We may, and you hereby authorize us to, disclose your Personal Information to applicable governmental authorities to the extent required by applicable law.
If you wish to withdraw or modify your consent to our collection, use or disclosure of the Personal Information provided to us, we reserve the right to terminate your Account or your continued use the Services if the withdrawal or modification of your consent would or could adversely affect our operations or the Services.
There may be cases where restrictions on the amount of data that can be disclosed to data subjects under applicable law (for example, if that would necessarily involve disclosing data about another person). Intelsat is permitted to withhold some types of Personal Data in certain circumstances, subject to applicable local law requirements.
If you are a User who resides outside the United States, please be aware that information we collect will be transferred to and processed in the United States. The laws of the United States may not protect the privacy of your information at the same level as provided by the laws of your country. In an effort to safeguard individual privacy, we will only transfer (within the meaning provided under the relevant data protection laws) personal information from the European Economic Area (EEA),United Kingdom (UK) or Switzerland to the United States if one of the following applies: we have entered into an agreement using standard contract clauses (approved by the European Commission or a European data protection authority, or by the UK data protection authority for transfer from the UK) with our service provider, business partner, or Affiliate regarding the transfer or you give your express consent to the transfer. By using the Services, or providing us with any information, you consent to the collection, processing, maintenance and transfer of such information in and to the United States and other applicable countries in which the privacy laws may not be as comprehensive as, or equivalent to, those in the country where you reside and/or are a citizen.
For disputes related to processing, transferring or storing of information, please contact us.
In addition, in the EEA, UK and Switzerland, data subjects have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority.
If you are in the European Economic Area (“EEA”), you have certain rights and protections under the law regarding the processing of your personal data. In addition to the notice provided above, the following notice applies to EU data subjects. In the event there is a conflict between the two as it applies to EU data subjects, this section shall take precedence. For purposes of this section, the term “Personal Data” shall have the meaning given by Regulation (EU) 2016/679.
You have the following rights with respect to the personal data which we collect about you:
Right to Access Personal Data. You have the right to view and request copies of your personal data.
Right to Rectification. You have the right to request inaccurate or outdated personal information be updated or corrected.
Right to Erasure. You have the right to request that your personal data be deleted (but note that this is not an absolute right and may be subject to exemptions based on certain laws).
Right to Restrict Data Processing. You have the right to request the restriction or suppression of your personal data.
Right to be Notified. You have the right to be informed about the collection and use of your personal data.
Right to Data Portability. You have the right to ask for your data to be provided to you or transferred to another data controller.
Right to Object. You have the right to object to the processing of your personal data.
Right to Withdraw Consent. You have the right to withdraw previously given consent to process your personal data.
We do not use your Personal Data for any automated decision making covered by Articles 22(1) and (4) of Regulation (EU) 2016/679.
Data Protection Office
You may file a complaint with a data protection authority for your country or region if you believe an infringement of applicable data protection law has occurred. A list of data protection authorities is available here.
If you are a California resident, you have specific privacy rights under the California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”).
Right to Know. You have the right to ask us to disclose the personal information we have collected, shared, or sold about you in the past 12 months. If we are able to verify your identity, we will provide the categories of Personal Information we have collected about you, the categories of sources from which we collect it, our business or commercial purpose for collecting the personal information, and the specific pieces of personal information we collected.
If we have disclosed your personal information to any third party for any reason, we will also tell you the categories of personal information we disclosed, the categories of third parties with whom we shared it, and the purpose for which we shared it.
Right to Opt Out of Sale of Your Personal Information. California law defines “sell” very broadly. Sharing information such as your IP or Mac address or online identifier or allowing another party to have access to your travel preferences may be considered a “sale” of personal information. You have the right to tell us “Do Not Sell My Personal Information” to third parties.
Note that if you clear cookies on your browser, or use a different browser of device, you may have to opt-out again to make your “Do Not Sell” choice effective.
Right to Deletion. You have the right to request that we delete any personal information we have collected about you. We will only do this if we can confirm your identity, and in some cases, we are required or permitted by law to retain all or some of your information for specific purposes.
Authorized Agent. You have the right to appoint an authorized agent to exercise these rights for you.
You have the right not to be discriminated against, for example by receiving a different quality of services, if you exercise any of these rights.
To exercise your rights under the CCPA click here, or contact us. In order to respond to your request, we may validate your email address if you have an account with us. If you use an authorized agent to exercise rights for you, we will confirm that the agent is authorized by you.
When you make a request to access or delete your information or opt out of sale, we will generally confirm receipt of your request within 10 days, and respond within 45 days, though in some cases we have the right to take additional time if needed.
Financial Incentives. Our loyalty program requires you to provide personal information to join the program so that we can associate the program benefits with your account and to associate your account with partner airlines.
“Shine the Light” Law. If you are a California resident, you have the right to ask us one time each year if we have shared personal information with third parties for their direct marketing purposes. To make a request, please contact us, and indicate in your communication that you are a California resident making a “Shine the Light” inquiry.
You may withdraw your consent at any time; however, Intelsat will not be able to provide or continue to provide Services or marketing communications to you.
Notice to Canadian, Brazilian and Mexican Residents – Access to Personal Information / Contact Information
If you have any questions about the accuracy of information that we have collected about you, you can have access to that information in order to verify and update it, unless we are permitted or required under applicable laws to refuse your access to such information.
For Canadian and Brazilian residents, your opt-out request from promotion communications will be processed within 10 days of the date on which we receive it. For Mexican residents, your opt-out request from promotional communications will be processed within 20 days of the date on which we receive it.
Promotional Communications. We offer you choices regarding the collection, use, and sharing of your Personal Information. When you receive promotional communications from us, you may indicate a preference to stop receiving further promotional communications from us and you will have the opportunity to opt-out by following the unsubscribe instructions provided in the promotional email you receive or by contacting us directly using the information provided at the end of this policy.
Intelsat does not charge for this opt-out service, and your opt-out request will be processed within 30 days of the date on which we receive it.
Targeted Advertising. Intelsat licenses technology to serve advertisements on its own Sites and within its content as that content is served across the Internet. In addition, Intelsat may use external party analytics vendors to evaluate and provide us with information about the use of the Services and viewing of our content. We do not share Personal Information with these external parties, but ad network providers, the advertisers, the sponsors, and/or analytics service providers may set and access their own Cookies, pixel tags and similar technologies on your Device and they may otherwise collect or have access to information about you, including usage information. We and our network advertisers may target advertisements for products and services in which you might be interested based on your use of the Services, visits to the Sites and other websites. We may use a variety of companies to serve advertisements.
If you prefer to not receive targeted advertising, you may opt-out of some network advertising programs that use your information. To do so please visit the Digital Advertising Alliance (DAA) Opt-Out Page. European users can also visit a similar service run by the European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance (edaa). Please note that even if you choose to remove your information (opt-out), you will still see advertisements while you’re browsing online. Additionally, many network advertising programs allow you to view and manage the interest categories they have compiled from your online browsing activities. These interest categories help determine the types of targeted advertisements you may receive. The DAA Opt-Out Page provides a tool that identifies its member companies that have Cookies on your browser and provides links to those companies.
We may engage in programs with our airline or other partners and their advertising partners for certain promotional programs, such as free session passes. Any such program will be clearly marked and will require your consent to share any personal information before you may engage with the promotion.
Some mobile device operating systems also provide the ability to control the use of your mobile advertising IDs for ad personalization. Please visit the manufacturer’s website for information about whether your device provides this functionality and how to utilize it.
Intelsat takes reasonable steps to protect the information provided to us from loss, misuse, and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, or destruction. However, no Internet transmission is ever fully secure or error free, so we cannot ensure or warrant that the security of any information you transmit us will be secure from theft, loss, or unauthorized access or use, and we make no representation as to the efficacy, or appropriateness of the technical, administrative and procedural measures we use to safeguard such data.
Our Services are not directed to, and we do not intentionally gather Personal Information about, users who are under the age of 16. If we become aware that we have unknowingly collected Personal Information from a child under the age of 16, we will make reasonable efforts to delete such information from our records. If you believe that we might have any information from or about a child under 16, please contact us.
If you have any questions or comments regarding our privacy practices, please contact us or call (844) 875-2020. You may also contact Intelsat at:
Attn: Privacy Program Office, Legal Department
7900 Tysons One Place
McLean, VA 22102-5972
This document was developed in English. Any translations are strictly for convenience and the English-language version shall control in all circumstances where the translation introduces ambiguity, inconsistency, or different or specialized meanings.