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Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy ("Policy") outlines how personal information is collected, used, and protected by the Hawaii Teachers Economics Library (referred to as "the Library"), including the discussion forum feature. By accessing or using the Library, you consent to the collection and use of your personal information as described in this Policy.

  1. Information Collection: a. Personal Information: When you access the website, register for an account on the Library, or participate in the discussion forum, we may collect personal information, such as your name, email address, location (e.g. country, state, city), educational institution, and other information you choose to provide. b. Usage Information: We may automatically collect certain information about your use of the Library, including your IP address, location, device information, browser type, and usage statistics. This information is collected to improve the functionality and performance of the Library.
     

  2. Use of Personal Information: a. We use the personal information collected to provide you with access to the Library and its features, including the discussion forum, and to respond to your inquiries and requests. b. Your email address may be used to send you notifications, updates, newsletters, or other relevant communications related to the Library. You may opt out of receiving these communications by following the instructions provided in the emails. c. We may use aggregated and anonymized data for research, statistical analysis, and improving the Library's content and services. This data does not identify individual users.
     

  3. Disclosure of Personal Information: a. We may share your personal information with trusted third-party service providers who assist us in operating the Library and delivering the requested services. These providers are obligated to protect your information and are not permitted to use it for any other purpose. b. We may disclose personal information if required by law, legal process, or governmental request, or to protect our rights, privacy, safety, or property, or that of our users or the public. c. user information is stored anonymously and is not linked in any way with the site user. d. In the event of a merger, acquisition, or sale of all or a portion of our assets, your personal information may be transferred to the acquiring entity.
     

  4. Security: a. We implement reasonable security measures to protect your personal information from unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, or destruction. b. While we strive to protect your personal information, no method of transmission over the internet or electronic storage is 100% secure. Therefore, we cannot guarantee absolute security.
     

  5. User Content and Forum: a. The discussion forum within the Library allows users to post comments, questions, and other content. Please be aware that any personal information you choose to disclose in the forum may be publicly accessible. b. We encourage users to exercise caution and refrain from sharing personal or sensitive information in the forum. We are not responsible for the privacy or security of any information you disclose in the forum.
     

  6. Third-Party Websites: a. The Library may contain links to third-party websites or resources that are not owned or controlled by us. This Policy applies solely to information collected by the Library. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or content of these third-party websites.
     

  7. Children's Privacy: a. The Library is not intended for use by individuals under the age of 13. We do not knowingly collect personal information from children. If you become aware that a child has provided us with personal information, please contact us, and we will take steps to remove the information.
     

  8. Changes to the Policy: a. We reserve the right to update or modify this Policy at any time. The revised Policy will be effective immediately upon posting. b. We encourage you to review this Policy periodically for any changes. Your continued use of the Library after the posting of modifications constitutes your acceptance of the updated Policy.
     

If you have any questions or concerns regarding this Privacy Policy, please contact us.

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