Privacy Policy

We want to make sure that you know that the Environment and Military Network respects your privacy. We know it’s important to you and we want you to know how important it is to us. As we mentioned on the Terms of Service page, our very smart and thoughtful lawyers wrote this part. We worked with them to make it is as clear and comprehensible as possible. If you have any questions or see something that doesn’t make sense, please reach out to us at connect@environmentandmilitary.com

Please note that we have organized this policy into collapsible sections for your navigational convenience, but that we recommend you read through the entire policy to understand the full scope of what you are agreeing to by using the site.

Last updated 7/14/2018

Background

Welcome to The Environment and Military Network (“EMN”) website. This website was created to provide you with information about our research network projects and members. The purpose of this Site is to serve as a resource hub for researchers, teachers, and policymakers in order to provide historically informed perspectives about the roles of the armed forces in environmental change, past and present. In this Privacy Policy we refer to the EMN website as  the “Site”.

This Privacy Policy explains our data practices regarding Personal Information and other information collected by EMN in connection with your use of the Site.

Scope

This Privacy Policy applies only to Personal Information and other information that we collect from or about visitors to or users of the EMN Site. This Privacy Policy does not apply to publicly available information or any information you post to any public areas of the Site, such as any suggestions, comments, ideas, and other unsolicited submissions (collectively, “Submissions”). Your Submissions may be read, collected and used by third parties and as a result you may be contacted by such third parties whom we do not control.

Information We Collect

When you engage with the Site, we may collect information that alone or in combination with other information could be used to identify you as described below:

Personal Information: When you register as a member with EMN, we will ask you to  provide us with your:

  • Full name
  • Email address
  • Institution
  • Research Interests

We may collect Personal Information when you interact with site admins or post comments on our blog.

By voluntarily visiting or engaging with the Sites and providing us with Personal Information, you consent to our use of your Personal Information in accordance with this Privacy Policy. If you provide Personal Information to us through the Site and are located outside of the United States, you consent to the transfer of your Personal Information from your current location to the offices and servers of EMN and authorized third parties in the United States, and the processing and storage of it by us or by such authorized third parties in the United States.

Other Information:

IP Addresses; Device IDs: When you visit the Site, some information is automatically collected. For example, we may collect your computer’s operating system, Internet Protocol (IP) address, access times, browser type and language, and referring website addresses. This information may be used for various purposes, including to analyze and report upon visits to and usage of the Site, to diagnose and prevent service or technology problems affecting the Site and to monitor and prevent fraud and abuse. If you access our Site from a mobile device, we may also collect information about the type of mobile device you use, your device’s unique ID, the type of mobile Internet browsers you use and may also request access to your settings information for similar purposes. We also collect information about your usage of and activity on our Site. By visiting and using the Site, you are consenting to the collection of IP addresses and device identifiers.

Demographic Information: When you engage with the Site we may ask you to provide certain demographic information, such as whether you fall into a certain age range.  This information on its own cannot identify you.  If we combine it with information that can identify you we will treat it as Personal Information.

Automatically Collected/Non-Personal Information: When you interact with EMN through the Site, we use various technologies, such as cookies and web beacons or gifs to passively collect information from you that, on its own, does not identify you personally.  This information includes the browser or operating system you use to access the Internet, your IP address, the date and time you may have viewed certain pages on the Site. EMN may collect and store this information, or this information may be collected by and included in databases owned and maintained by our agents or service providers. If we combine Automatically Collected/Non-Personal Information with Personal Information, we will treat the combination like Personal Information.

Cookies are small data files stored on your hard drive by a website. Among other things, we may use cookies to see which features of the Site are popular or to help us improve the Site and your experience.

Web beacons, or gifs, are electronic images that may be used on our Site or in our emails. These technologies help us provide additional functionality on the Sites, analyze how visitors and users use the Site, and measure traffic.

On most browser toolbars, you will find a help section on the toolbar.  Please refer to this section for information on how to receive notification when you are receiving a new cookie and how to turn cookies off.

Please note that if you reject or turn cookies off you may be unable to access certain parts of the Site and you may not be able to benefit from the Site’s full functionality.

Similarly, if you prefer that we not track how you engage with the emails we send to you, some email services may allow you disable tracking.  You may also unsubscribe from our marketing emails as described below.  While we and others give you choices described in this Privacy Policy, there are many ways web browser signals and other similar mechanisms can indicate your choice to disable tracking, and we may not be aware of or honor every mechanism.

Aggregated Information: In an ongoing effort to better understand and serve the users of the Site, EMN often conducts research on its customer demographics, interests and behavior based on the Personal Information and Automatically Collected/Non-Personal Information. This research may be compiled and analyzed on an aggregate basis, and EMN may share this aggregated information with its agents and business partners. This aggregated information does not identify you personally. EMN may also disclose aggregated user statistics in order to describe the Site to current and prospective business partners, or other third parties for other lawful purposes.

Use of Your Personal Information

We may use your Personal Information to: (i) send you information about our network or (ii) respond to your comments and questions. In addition, we may use your Personal Information to communicate with you about upcoming events, new content, and other news relating to our network and associated organizations. You may opt out of receiving any or all emails from EMN by following the instructions in the emails. If at any time you wish not to receive any future communications or you wish to have your name deleted from our mailing lists, please contact us here.  Please note that we will still send you non-promotional emails, such as emails about your accounts or our ongoing collaborative relationships.

Disclosure of Your Personal Information

We may share your Personal Information with certain third parties without further notice to you, in the following circumstances:

Agents, Vendors, Service Providers and Related Third Parties: EMN, like many organizations, sometimes hires and works with other companies (including third party vendors, consultants and other third party service providers) to perform functions related to our business, including operation of the Site, mailing information, maintaining databases and processing payments. We may share any information we receive with vendors and service providers retained in connection with provision of these Site. In doing so, we only provide these third parties with the information that they need to perform their specific function.

Legal Requirements: EMN may disclose your Personal Information if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to (i) comply with a legal obligation; (ii) protect and defend the rights or property of EMN; (iii) act in urgent circumstances to respond to an emergency or protect the personal safety of any person or the public or (iv) protect against legal liability.

Your Choices

You can visit the Site without providing any Personal Information. However if you choose not to provide any Personal Information, you may not be able to use certain Site.

Children

The Site is not intended to be used or accessed by children who are under the age of 13. EMN does not knowingly collect Personal Information from children under the age of 13. If you are under the age of 13, please do not submit any Personal Information through the Site. If you have reason to believe that a child under the age of 13 has provided Personal Information to EMN through the Service, please contact us, and we will endeavor to delete that information.

Links to Third-Party Websites

This Privacy Policy applies only to the Site. The Site may contain links to other websites or services not operated or controlled by EMN. The policies, practices and procedures described in this Privacy Policy do not apply to third-party websites or services. Any links from the Sits to third-party websites or services do not imply that EMN endorses or has reviewed those sites or services. We suggest that you contact those sites or services directly for information on their data practices and privacy policies.

Security

EMN takes reasonable administrative and technical measures to protect your Personal Information in an effort to prevent loss, misuse and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration or destruction.  However, no Internet or email transmission is ever fully secure or error free. In particular, email sent to or from the Site may not be secure.  Therefore, you should take special care in deciding what information you send to us when disclosing any Personal Information to EMN.

Other Terms and Conditions

Your access to and use of the Sites is subject to our Terms of Use, located at www.environmentandmilitary.com/terms.

Changes to Our Privacy Policy

The Site and our organization may change from time to time. As a result, EMN may change or modify this Privacy Policy at any time without prior notice. Please review this Privacy Policy periodically, and especially before you provide any Personal Information. This Privacy Policy was last updated on the date indicated above. Your continued use of the Services after any changes or revisions to this Privacy Policy shall indicate your consent to EMN data practices as described in such revised Privacy Policy.

Access to Information and Contacting EMN

You can help us ensure that your Personal Information is accurate, current and complete by  contacting us at connect@environmentandmilitary.com  We will endeavor to take reasonable steps to update or correct Personal Information in our possession that you have given to us via the Site.

Please also feel free to contact us at connect@environmentandmilitary.com if you have any questions about this Privacy Policy or the information practices of the Site.