Terms, Conditions and Privacy Policy

By using the system, the user agrees with, understands, and holds the Amateur Radio Safety Foundation, Inc., Winlink developers, administrators, and system operators harmless per the conditions set forth herein.

The Winlink Common Message Servers and the participating Winlink stations make available publicly accessible ("Public Domain") information and data from the National Weather Service, the U.S. Government and other third-party sources. You must use such information with care as it may be inaccurate or out-of-date. The Amateur Radio Safety Foundation, Inc., Winlink developers, administrators and system operators expressly disclaim responsibility for the content stored or transported by the Winlink system ("the system").

The information stored and transported by the system may be used freely by the public as long as the user complies with the rules governing Amateur Radio where he is located. Before using information obtained from or through the system, special attention should be given to the date and time of the data being displayed as well as the date and time of transport. Information passing through the system is not guaranteed to be accurate or current. The developers, administrators and system operators of the system will apply their best efforts to inspect and remove content prohibited by rules governing Amateur Radio. Should a message or data appear to be in violation of the these rules, administrators and system operators have the right to hold or destroy the prohibited data, content or message.

The system administrators and participating station sysops strive to make the service available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. However, because individuals who provide Winlink radio email service are volunteers and that many aspects of system administration are not automated, the timely delivery of data or messages may not always be possible, and, therefore, is not guaranteed.

Special care, automated tools and clever design is provided by the developers and administrators to protect the system and its users from spam, malware and viruses, but freedom from these is not guaranteed. The system provides each user with options for spam control. Each user of the system is ultimately responsible to properly use them.

The user assumes the entire risk related to their use of information or data received or sent over the system. This information or data is provided "as is", and the Amateur Radio Safety Foundation, Inc., Winlink developers, administrators, and system operators disclaim any and all warranties, whether express or implied, including (without limitation) any implied warranties of fitness for a particular purpose. In no event will the Amateur Radio Safety Foundation, Inc., Winlink system developers, administrators or operators be liable to users or to any third-party for any direct, indirect, incidental, consequential, special or exemplary damages resulting from any use or misuse of the system or from data or information acquired from it.

Privacy Policy

You understand and agree that email content sent and received over the Winlink system is not private. By most countries' amateur radio rules--to which each radio licensee must abide--content may not be obscured or encrypted. Message content transported through the Winlink system over public or government radio frequencies, over the internet, or over private networks may be accessed by anyone with appropriate equipment and software. However, the policy and practice of Winlink administrators and system operators is to never disclose the content of messages sent over the system unless expressly permitted by the affected user, or requested by law enforcement, regulatory or defense agencies, health and safety agencies, or similar organizations in support of life- or property-threatening mitigation efforts, search and rescue, legal inquiries, or incident investigations. Personally identifying information is collected by user software and system web applications only when users knowingly submit such information. You agree to allow publishing what you submit if it is also publicly available on government license databases or web sites. Users, Winlink administrators and system operators may use the information you submit for your safety or to improve your experience using the Winlink radio email service. Personally identifying information will not be sold, traded or used for commercial gain. Aggregated demographic information and user behavior data, without personally identifying information, may be used for marketing, promotion, or fund-raising purposes.

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