When you visit our website, EPN does not automatically collect any information that could personally identify you. Personal information includes your name, street address, email address, billing information, credit card number and expiration date, and any other personally identifying information you may provide ("Personal Information"). Your Personal Information is only collected when you voluntarily submit it, for example, when you order services or products through the EPN website, subscribe to our email updates, participate in online interactive activities such as topic area postings and responses, endorse our EPN, sign up as a volunteer, list your event or group, make a donation, or submit content or suggestions.
With the exceptions noted above, any Personal Information received from you will be retained by EPN and will not be sold, transferred or otherwise disclosed to any third party, unless such disclosure is required by law or court order.
Technical Information and Traffic Data
Each time you come to the EPN website, our web server (like most on the web) collects some basic technical information, including your IP address, your domain name, referral data (for example, the address of the last URL you were at before clicking through to our website) and browser and platform type ("Technical Information"). EPN may use this Technical Information to improve our website and make it more responsive to our visitors (see "Cookies" below). The Technical Information provided by our server is not linked to any of your Personal Information.
We also count, track, and aggregate your activity on the website into our analysis of general traffic flows at the site, allowing us to identify broad demographics about who uses the EPN website ("Traffic Data"). This Traffic Data is kept anonymously so that any such information does not personally identify you. We may share this Traffic Data with others. For example, we may report to third parties, such as the press, that a certain number of our volunteers come from a specific geographic area.
How We Use Your Information
Our website provides a variety of opportunities for your involvement with the EPN services and features. These opportunities and the ways in which your Personal Information is used, as expressly permitted by you upon your voluntary submission of such, are described below.
1. Sign Up for EPN and EPN participant emails
To register as an EPN participant and receive emails and other communication from EPN and EPN participants, you must submit your email address and other minimum basic information as noted on the participant sign-up page, and you will be asked for additional information which you may elect to include at the time you create your participant profile. For purpose of illustration but not limitation, such additional information may include key words lists indicating your interests and expertise. You determine which such information to submit initially, and may add to or delete information you provided at any time thereafter. You will then start receiving email updates on a regular basis. You agree that we may share the Personal Information you entered when creating your EPN participant profile, and as later amended, with other EPN participants and on and through the portion of the EPN website open to participants.
You can unsubscribe from EPN emails and topic area groups by following the unsubscribe instructions on the EPN participant and profile sign-up page.
2. Becoming an EPN Affiliate Organization
3. List Your Event
To list your event, in our online events calendar, you must provide us with contact information, as well as a description of you and specifics about your events. By registering, you agree that we may publish this Personal Information on our website and in the events calendar, but will not publish names of individual contacts without the express permission of the individual involved.
If you wish to have your event removed from our website and the events calendar, please follow the removal instructions by visiting the List Your Event sign-up page or email to the EPN webmaster or coordinator.
4. EPN 2nd Tuesdays Breakfast Club
If and when EPN creates the opportunity to make donations to it, to make a donation to EPN you agree to submit your Personal Information so that we may collect it only for the purpose of processing donations. You also agree that we may store this information to keep responsible records. We do not share this information with anyone without your or your organization's permission.
Other Disclosure of Personal Information
EPN uses all reasonable security safeguards to protect the information obtained against such risks as loss or unauthorized access, destruction, use, modification or disclosure by storing it on secure servers, which cannot be accessed over the Internet.
This policy does not protect information you may post to any online public forum within our website.
Unsubscribe and Data Removal Policies
Correction of Information
Where necessary, you may correct or update any Personal Information that you have provided to us by following the instructions at the sign-up page for each of the services or features described above or by following the instructions listed on the emails you receive from us.
EPN contains many links to other sites on the web. We cannot control and are not responsible for the privacy practices or content of these other websites. We encourage you to review the privacy policies for these websites before you submit any Personal Information.
Environmental Professionals Network
The Ohio State University
2021 Coffey Rd. 210 Kottman Hall
Columbus, OH 43210