Like most website operators, ETAHU.org collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. ETAHU’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how visitors use its website. From time to time, ETAHU may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.
Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information
Certain visitors to ETAHU’s websites choose to interact with ETAHU in ways that require us to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that ETAHU gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who request to be on our newsletter list to provide a name, contact information and an email address. ETAHU collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with us.
ETAHU does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. Visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.
ETAHU may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. For instance, ETAHU may monitor the most popular pages on the ETAHU’s site or use spam screening service to help identify spam. ETAHU may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, ETAHU does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.
Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information
ETAHU discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors, and affiliated organizations that
(i) need to know that information in order to process it on ETAHU’s behalf or to provide services available at ETAHU’s website, and
(ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others.
Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using ETAHU’s website, you consent to the transfer of such information to them.
ETAHU will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors, and affiliated organizations, as described above, ETAHU discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental requests, or when ETAHU believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of ETAHU, third parties or the public at large.
If you become a registered user of the ETAHU website and have supplied your email address, ETAHU may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new events or activities, solicit your feedback, or keep you up to date with what’s going on with ETAHU. The primary intent of any newsletters is to communicate this type of information, so we expect to keep this type of email to a minimum. If you send us a request (for example via a support email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. ETAHU takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.
Legal Bases for Collecting and Using Information
A note here for those in the European Union about our legal grounds for processing information about you under EU data protection laws, which is that our use of your information is based on the grounds that: (1) The use is necessary in order to fulfill our commitments to you under our Terms of Service or other agreements with you or is necessary to administer your account–for example, in order to enable access to our website on your device or charge you for a paid plan; or (2) The use is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation; or (3) The use is necessary in order to protect your vital interests or those of another person; or (4) We have a legitimate interest in using your information–for example, to provide and update our Services, to improve our Services so that we can offer you an even better user experience, to safeguard our Services, to communicate with you, to measure, gauge, and improve the effectiveness of our advertising, and better understand user retention and attrition, to monitor and prevent any problems with our Services, and to personalize your experience.
You have several choices when it comes to information about you: Limit the Information you Provide: If you register for a service with us, you can choose not to provide optional account information. Please keep in mind that if you do not provide this information certain features of our Services may not be accessible. Opt-Out of Electronic Communications: You may opt out of receiving messages from us. Follow the instructions in those messages. If you opt out of email messages, we may still send you other messages, like those about your account and legal notices. Set your Browser to Reject Cookies: You can set your browser to remove or reject browser cookies before using ETAHU website, with the drawback that certain features of the website may not function properly.
If you are located in certain countries, including those that fall under the scope of the European General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”), data protection laws give you rights with respect to your personal data, subject to any exemptions provided by the law, including the rights to: Request access to your personal data; Request correction or deletion of your personal data; Object to our use and processing of your personal data; Request that we limit our use and processing of your personal data; and Request portability of your personal data. You can contact us to make a request regarding these rights. EU individuals also have the right to make a complaint to a government supervisory authority.
If ETAHU, or substantially all of its assets, were acquired, or in the unlikely event that ETAHU closes its organization, user information could be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party association. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur and that any acquirer of ETAHU may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.
ETAHU PO Box 133214, Tyler TX 75713-3214
updated June 24, 2019