Planewatcher app/website

Privacy Policy

This policy applies to all information collected or submitted on the PlaneWatcher app, its website and any other devices and platforms.

Information we collect

Your email address is only used to respond to emails that you initiate. We don’t send promotional emails.

If you enable notifications, we must store a device token to send them. Notifications are never used for marketing.

Your location is used to show the aircraft around you. It is sent to our flight data provider, LLC who uses it to calculate all the aircraft positions around your location.

Our server software may store basic technical information, such as your IP address, in temporary memory or logs. IPs are anonymized in the access logs.

We don't use any cookies on the website or the app.

Information usage

We use the information we collect to operate and improve our website, apps, and customer support.

We do not share personal information with outside parties except to the extent necessary to accomplish PlaneWatcher app's functionality. We may share anonymous, aggregate statistics with outside parties, such as how many people are using the app etc.

We may disclose your information in response to subpoenas, court orders, or other legal requirements; to exercise our legal rights or defend against legal claims; to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud or abuse, violations of our policies; or to protect our rights and property.

In the future, we may sell to, buy, merge with, or partner with other businesses. In such transactions, user information may be among the transferred assets.


We implement a variety of security measures to help keep your information secure. For instance, all communication with the app and website requires HTTPS. 

Third-party service providers, LLC

ADSBExchange provides us with aircraft data. The following information is sent to them: 

  • Latitude/longitude of your location
  • Build/version number of the app

ADSBExchange's Privacy Policy

Place of processing: United States


DigitalOcean provides us the necessary server infrastructure to run the website.

DigitalOcean's Privacy Policy

Place of processing: United States

Third-party links and content

PlaneWatcher app displays data from third-party providers. These have their own independent privacy policies, and we have no responsibility or liability for their content or activities.

California Online Privacy Protection Act Compliance

We comply with the California Online Privacy Protection Act. We therefore will not distribute your personal information to outside parties without your consent.

Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act Compliance

We never collect or maintain information at our website from those we actually know are under 13, and no part of our website is structured to attract anyone under 13.

Information for European Union Customers

By using the PlaneWatcher app and providing your information, you authorize us to collect, use, and store your information outside of the European Union.

International Transfers of Information

Information may be processed, stored, and used outside of the country in which you are located. Data privacy laws vary across jurisdictions, and different laws may be applicable to your data depending on where it is processed, stored, or used.

Your Consent

By using our site or apps, you consent to our privacy policy.

Contacting Us

If you have questions regarding this privacy policy, you may email

Changes to this policy

If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes on this page.