The Endangered Languages Project (ELP) is an evolving and collaborative effort. While the University of Hawaiʻi Mānoa (UHM) currently administers the site with the support of partners, project administration and associated data may be transferred to a third party at a future date. By using the Endangered Languages Project site, you consent to the potential transfer of information collected during your use of the site. Should this transfer result in any material changes to how your personal information is dealt with or protected, you will be provided with reasonable notice and the opportunity to delete your data prior to the transfer. Content uploaded through another product or service, such as Google Docs or YouTube, will continue to be maintained by that product or service.
Moderation of the ELP site is undertaken in part by third-party volunteers. Certain content you provide on this site, such as content you report for review, editorial suggestions, or your application to be a moderator, may be associated with your profile and shared with these third parties.
We collect information to provide better services to all of our users.
We collect information in four ways:
When you use our services or view content provided by ELP, we may automatically collect and store certain information in server logs. This may include:
We may collect and store information (including personal information) locally on your device using mechanisms such as browser web storage (including HTML 5) and application data caches.
We use various technologies to collect and store information when you interact with the ELP site, and this may include sending one or more cookies or anonymous identifiers to your device.
We use the information we collect from all of our services to provide, maintain, protect and improve them, to develop new ones, and to protect ELP and our users. When you contact ELP, we may keep a record of your communication to help solve any issues you might be facing. We may use your email address to inform you about our services, such as letting you know about upcoming changes or improvements.
We use information collected from cookies and other technologies, like pixel tags, to improve your user experience and the overall quality of our services. For example, by saving your language preferences, we’ll be able to have our services appear in the language you prefer. Google Analytics helps us analyze the traffic to our website, by using cookies and anonymous identifiers to store non-personally identifiable information about user interactions. We have enabled Demographics and Interest Reporting, which uses data from Google Analytics to give us a general idea about the characteristics of ELP users, such as age range and gender. We use the information we get through Google Analytics for the sole purpose of improving ELP.
People have different privacy concerns. Our goal is to be clear about what information we collect, so that you can make meaningful choices about how it is used. For example, you can set your browser to block all cookies, including cookies associated with our services, or to indicate when a cookie is being set by us. However, it’s important to remember that some of our services may not function properly if your cookies are disabled. For example, we may not remember your language preferences.
Whenever you use our services, we aim to provide you with access to your personal information. If that information is wrong, we strive to give you ways to update it quickly or to delete it – unless we have to keep that information for legitimate business or legal purposes.
When updating your personal information, we may ask you to verify your identity before we can act on your request.
We may reject requests that are unreasonably repetitive, require disproportionate technical effort (for example, developing a new system or fundamentally changing an existing practice), risk the privacy of others, or would be extremely impractical (for instance, requests concerning information residing on backup tapes).
Where we can provide information access and correction, we will do so for free, except where it would require a disproportionate effort. We aim to maintain our services in a manner that protects information from accidental or malicious destruction. Because of this, after you delete information from our services, we may not immediately delete residual copies from our active servers and may not remove information from our backup systems.
We do not share personal information with companies, organizations and individuals outside of ELP unless one of the following circumstances apply:
With your consent
We will share personal information with companies, organizations or individuals outside of ELP when we have your consent to do so. We require opt-in consent for the sharing of any sensitive personal information.
For external processing
For legal reasons
We will share personal information with companies, organizations or individuals outside of ELP if we have a good-faith belief that access, use, preservation or disclosure of the information is reasonably necessary to:
We work hard to protect ELP and our users from unauthorized access to or unauthorized alteration, disclosure or destruction of information we hold. In particular: