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The protection of your personal data is of high importance to THALES, therefore THALES takes all reasonable care to ensure that your personal data is processed safely. When visiting our website or answering our survey, you may share your personal data with Thales (“THALES”), acting as data controller.

The data is used for the following purposes by Thales:

  • Enabling THALES to address your requests and to respond to your messages.
  • Enabling access to specific contents and to the subscription to EDG²E related notifications/alerts.
  • Using datas from our on-line survey.
  • Guaranteeing the security of our website.
  • Understand clients navigation on our website but not an individual basis.

Please note that, in order to carry out the processing activities specified therein, THALES relies on your consent, which you can withdraw at any time, without affecting the lawfulness of processing based thereon before its withdrawal.

The provision of your personal data is:

  • Identity data: name, e-mail address, localization (obligatory data). Title, company/organization (optional data).
  • Marketing and communication data: your marketing preferences and your subscriptions to our publications.
  • Your log information automatically provided by your terminal equipment. Should you decide not to provide personal data, then we shouldn’t be able to provide you with the requested service.

For the abovementioned purposes, your personal data will be kept for no longer than three years after their collection when you request information. The log data we collect to ensure the security of our website as well as to understand your navigation on our website are not kept longer than one year.

In any case, you have the right to access your personal data.

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You can also request that your personal data be rectified or deleted. You are entitled as well to object to the processing of your personal data or to request restriction thereof. In addition, you have the right to ask for receiving your personal data in a structured and standard format.

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In any case, you also have the right to lodge a complaint with the competent data protection authority.


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THALES does not use cookies to identify you or to track you individually, but in order to operate the website as requested, to facilitate navigation thereon as well as for the use of its features, so as to provide you with a seamless experience in the frame of our communication purposes.

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ARAIM: Advanced Receiver Autonomous Integrity Monitoring

ARINC: Aeronautical Radio Incorporated (provides aeronautical standard)

CONOPS: A CONcept of OPerationS is a document describing the operational use of a proposed system

DFMC: Dual Frequency Multi Constellation

EASA: European Aviation Safety Agency

EDG²E: Equipment for Dual Frequency Galileo GPS and EGNOS

EGNOS: European Geostationary Navigation Overlay Service

ERTMS: European Rail Traffic Management System

ETSO: European Technical Standard Order. Defined by EASA, it gives the requirements that an airborne equipment must meet.

EUROCAE: EURopean Organization for Civil Aviation Equipment

FAA: Federal Aviation Administration (US)

FDE: Fault Detection and Exclusion (detects the presence of a failing satellite and removes it from the positoning)

GNSS: Global Navigation Satellite System

GPS: Global Positioning System

EUSPA: European Union Agency for the Space Programme

ICAO: International Civil Aviation Organization

MOPS: Minimum Operation Performance Standards

PBN: Performance-Based Navigation

PVT: Position, Velocity and Time estimation

RAIM: Receiver Autonomous Integrity Monitoring

RF FRONT END: Radio Frequency frond end

RTCA: Radio Technical Commission for Aeronautics

SARPS: Standards and Recommended Practices

SBAS: Space Based Augmentation System

TSO: Technical Standards Orders