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Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy last updated: January 15, 2023.


The Shortwave DB is committed to safeguarding the privacy of our visitors. This Privacy Policy describes how Shortwave DB uses, shares, stores, and protects Personally Identifiable Information that is collected by the Website.


"Personally Identifiable Information" means any representation of information that permits the identity of an individual to whom the information applies to be reasonably inferred by either direct or indirect means, including but not limited to: a name, an identification number, location data, an online identifier or to one or more factors specific to the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity of that individual person.

"Shortwave DB" means the owners of the Website.

"The Website" means the Shortwave DB website accessible from https://shortwavedb.org.

"You" means the visitor or user of the Website.


By using the Website, you hereby consent to our Privacy Policy and agree to its terms.


Information Provided Directly to Us
If you contact Shortwave DB directly from the Website, we may receive Personally Identifiable Information about you such as your name, email address, the contents of the message, and any other information you may choose to provide. All information provided by you is optional.

Log Files
The Website follows a standard procedure of using log files, which may constitute as Personally Identifiable Information. Log files includes the default settings from the Apache Web Server including the Internet Protocol ("IP") address of the client, the date and time of the client makes the request, and the Uniform Resource Locator ("URL") or web address the client requests, the type of web browser used. Log files are not linked to any other information that may be Personally Identifiable Information. Default log file settings for the Apache Web Server can be found at: https://httpd.apache.org.


Information Provided Directly to Us
Shortwave DB does not sell, distribute, or make available any Personally Identifiable Information provided to us. The information you provide to us may be used to:

Log Files
Shortwave DB does not sell, distribute, or make available any Personally Identifiable Information from log files. Log files may be used to administer the Website and to analyze Website security.


Information Provided Directly to Us
Shortwave DB will retain any visitor provided Personally Identifiable Information only for as long as is necessary for the purposes set out in this Privacy Policy. Please contact us if you provided Personally Identifiable Information directly to us and would like the information permanently deleted.

Log Files
Log files will be retained at the discretion of Shortwave DB.


Shortwave DB stores Personally Identifiable Information electronically in digital format using secure hosted server technology. Shortwave DB is responsible for managing the servers. Server backups are performed routinely on an ongoing basis.


Shortwave DB implements reasonable security measures and follow industry best practices to help protect against unauthorized access to or unauthorized alteration, disclosure, or destruction of data. Shortwave DB keeps its computer servers and software updated on an ongoing basis. Server operating system’s uses supported release versions. Server software uses the latest available release versions. However, these measures do not guarantee that your information will not be accessed, disclosed, altered or destroyed by breach of such precautions. By using the Website, you acknowledge that you understand and agree to assume these risks.

Access to servers is limited to Shortwave DB technical staff only.


The Website may use your device’s built-in Location Services or Geolocation Application Programming Interface (API) to improve and enhance your experience. Location services are turned off by default and require your explicit consent to be enabled.

Location services are specific to each device or web browser and may use Global Positioning System (GPS), Wi-Fi access points, cell towers, and other third parties services to estimate your location (latitude and longitude).

The Website does not record or store location information. Location information is passed as variables to the Website processing software.


A cookie is a file containing an identifier (a string of letters and numbers) that is sent by a web server to a web browser and is stored by the browser. The identifier is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server.

Cookies may be either "persistent" cookies or "session" cookies: a persistent cookie will be stored by a web browser and will remain valid until its set expiry date, unless deleted by the user before the expiry date; a session cookie, on the other hand, will expire at the end of the user session, when the web browser is closed.

The Website not to use any cookies, not even chocolate chip.


The Website does not contain any advertising.


This Privacy Policy does not apply to other websites that may be linked throughout the Website. We advise you to consult the respective Privacy Policies of these third party websites.


The Website is intended to be generally suitable for people of all ages for educational and historical purposes. The Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (“COPPA”) specifically aims to protect the privacy of children under the age of 13. The Website complies with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act and all other applicable laws and regulations protecting children's privacy on the Internet.

We do not knowingly collect Personally Identifiable Information from anyone under the age of 13. If you are a parent or guardian and you are aware that your child has provided us with Personally Identifiable Information, please contact us to remove that information from our servers.

If Shortwave DB becomes aware that we have collected Personally Identifiable Information from anyone under the age of 13 without verification of parental consent, we will take steps to remove that information from our servers.

CCPA PRIVACY RIGHTS (Do Not Sell My Personal Information)

Under the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), among other rights, California residents have the right to:

If you are from California and would like to exercise any of these rights, please contact us. We have one month to respond to such a request.


Under the European Union (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), EU residents are entitled to the following:

If you are from the EU and would like to exercise any of these rights, please contact us. We have one month to respond to such a request.


If you have any questions or concerns regarding this Privacy Policy or the Website, please visit our Contact Shortwave DB page.