Privacy

Emerging Resource (“Emerging Resource”) operates emergingresource.org/ and may operate other websites. It is Emerging Resource’s policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our websites.

Website Visitors

Like most website operators, Emerging Resource 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. Emerging Resource’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Emerging Resource’s visitors use its website. From time to time, Emerging Resource may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.

Emerging Resource also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on emergingresource.org/ blogs/sites. Emerging Resource only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below, except that commenter IP addresses and email addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the blog/site where the comment was left.

Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information

Certain visitors to Emerging Resource’s websites choose to interact with Emerging Resource in ways that require Emerging Resource to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Emerging Resource gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up at emergingresource.org/ to provide a username and email address. Those who engage in transactions with Emerging Resource are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, Emerging Resource collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with Emerging Resource. Emerging Resource does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.

Aggregated Statistics

Emerging Resource may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. Emerging Resource may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, Emerging Resource does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information

Emerging Resource 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 Emerging Resource’s behalf or to provide services available at Emerging Resource’s websites, 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 Emerging Resource’s websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. Emerging Resource 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, Emerging Resource discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when Emerging Resource believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Emerging Resource, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of an Emerging Resource website and have supplied your email address, Emerging Resource may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with Emerging Resource and our products. If you send us a request (for example via 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. Emerging Resource takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.

Cookies

A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. Emerging Resource uses cookies to help Emerging Resource identify and track visitors, their usage of Emerging Resource website, and their website access preferences. Emerging Resource visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using Emerging Resource’s websites, with the drawback that certain features of Emerging Resource’s websites may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

Business Transfers

If Emerging Resource, or substantially all of its assets, were acquired, or in the unlikely event that Emerging Resource goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, user information would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquirer of Emerging Resource may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.

Ads

Ads appearing on any of our websites may be delivered to users by advertising partners, who may set cookies. These cookies allow the ad server to recognize your computer each time they send you an online advertisement to compile information about you or others who use your computer. This information allows ad networks to, among other things, deliver targeted advertisements that they believe will be of most interest to you. This Privacy Policy covers the use of cookies by Emerging Resource and does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers.

Privacy Promise Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, Emerging Resource may change its Privacy Promise from time to time, and in Emerging Resource’s sole discretion. Emerging Resource encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Promise. If you have a emergingresource.org/ account, you might also receive an alert informing you of these changes. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Promise will constitute your acceptance of such change.