APRS Direct - Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy for APRS Direct

If you require any more information or have any questions about our privacy policy, please feel free to contact us by email at info@aprsdirect.com.

At http://www.aprsdirect.com we consider the privacy of our visitors to be extremely important. This privacy policy document describes in detail the types of personal information is collected and recorded by http://www.aprsdirect.com and how we use it.

User accounts

We have no user accounts and will never ask our website visitors to enter any personal information.


All APRS-data published on this website is received from the APRS-IS network. The data published on this website is not owned by us, it is publicly available information that has been sent to the APRS-IS network by users all over the world. Data sent to the APRS-IS network is in the public domain, as all ham radio transmissions. Each user that send data to the APRS-IS network (by using a radio or any other solution) is responsible for their own transmitted data.

If you do not want your data to be publiched on APRS-websites like APRS Direct you should not sent it to the APRS-IS network (this can be achived by either not transmitting at all or by adding "NOGATE" to your path).

We recommend users to only send tracking information regarding their own vehicles and objects, please ask for permission before you send information about an object that is not your own.


The website is using the HTML 5 Geolocation functionality to determine your current location. We will not store or share your current location with other users or partners, your position will only be used to display your location. This website is secured by https to protect the exchanged data (we are using a Comodo EssentialSSL Wildcard certificate). If you do not want us to use your location, you should turn off the location services in your browser. The initial map position is based on your IP address.
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Log Files

Like many other Web sites, http://www.aprsdirect.com makes use of log files. These files merely logs visitors to the site - usually a standard procedure for hosting companies and a part of hosting services's analytics. The information inside the log files includes internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, Internet Service Provider (ISP), date/time stamp, referring/exit pages, and possibly the number of clicks. This information is used to analyze trends, administer the site, track user's movement around the site, and gather demographic information. IP addresses, and other such information are not linked to any information that is personally identifiable.

Cookies and Web Beacons

http://www.aprsdirect.com uses cookies to store information about visitors' preferences, to record user-specific information on which pages the site visitor accesses or visits, and to personalize or customize our web page content based upon visitors' browser type or other information that the visitor sends via their browser. Read more about our cookie policy.

Children's Information

We believe it is important to provide added protection for children online. We encourage parents and guardians to spend time online with their children to observe, participate in and/or monitor and guide their online activity. http://www.aprsdirect.com does not knowingly collect any personally identifiable information from children under the age of 13. If a parent or guardian believes that http://www.aprsdirect.com has in its database the personally-identifiable information of a child under the age of 13, please contact us immediately (using the contact in the first paragraph) and we will use our best efforts to promptly remove such information from our records.

Online Privacy Policy Only

This privacy policy applies only to our online activities and is valid for visitors to our website and regarding information shared and/or collected there. This policy does not apply to any information collected offline or via channels other than this website.


By using our website, you hereby consent to our privacy policy and agree to its terms.


This Privacy Policy was last updated on: Tuesday, November 17th, 2016.

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Here you can change how long time a station should be visible.

In this tab we show all APRS packets of any packet type that has been added to the map.

In this tab we show APRS packets of type position that has been added to the map (note that any station may send a position packet).

In this tab we show all APRS packets of type object or item that has been added to the map.

In this tab we show APRS packets of type weather that has been added to the map (note that any station may send a weather packet, not only weather stations).

In this tab we show APRS packets of type direction finding, telemetry, message, query and status that has been added to the map.


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