Collection, Use and Security of Personal Information
The Halt the Harm Network (HHN, The Network) is a project of Netcentric Campaigns, a Washington, DC based non-profit organization. The purpose of HHN is to provide services and resources to leaders working to halt the harms caused by the drilling process of hydraulic fracturing or “fracking”, to encourage and support collaboration among those leaders, and to share information about and generate support for the work of those leaders with a broader public audience (collectively, “The Services”).
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Who Should Use the Services
The Services are not directed at, or marketed to, or intended for users under 13 years of age. We do not knowingly or intentionally collect any information from children under 13 years of age. If we learn that any information was provided to the Network through any of the Services by a user younger than 13 years of age, we will delete the information immediately.
A. HHN Collection of Personal Information You Provide.
When you sign up to use a Service that requires registration, we ask you for personal information (such as your name, e-mail address, postal address, title, organization, etc.). We may combine the information you provide to us with information that we obtain about you through other services or third parties; we do this to provide you with a better experience and to improve the quality of the Network and the Services. For certain of the Services, we may give you the opportunity to opt out of combining such information about you.
B. HHN Use of Personal Information.
When an individual provides personal information to HHN, the HHN may use the personal information for its programs, research and networking. The HHN may also use personal information for the purpose of sharing information among the members of the HHN. Through your use of the services of the Network and acceptance of these Terms of Service, you have agreed that the HHN may use personal information for the purpose of sharing information within others in the network, who also are committed to the mission of the network and have also agreed to abide by the applicable terms of service. HHN will also use information collected on Network transactions and interactions for research purposes for the development or implementation of its programs, products and services. HHN will not sell your personal information.
The network reserves the right to disclose all information if (a) required by law, regulation, legal process or enforceable governmental request, (b) enforce the applicable Terms of Service, including any investigations of potential violations, (c) resolve any potential disputes or security and/or technical issues, and (d) protect the rights, property and safety of the Network, its users or the public as required or permitted by the law.
The Network will make every effort to discontinue the use of an individual’s personal information as soon as possible if requested by that individual. HHN may need to retain information in its archives and records for the aforementioned reasons, however will not identify you individually.
Please contact us if you have any further questions regarding the above mentioned terms about the management and use of personal information.
C. Specific Requirements.
a. HHN will take reasonable and appropriate measures to keep Personal Information confidential and in a secure environment, including taking appropriate action in the event of unauthorized disclosure and also include internal reviews of HHN’s data collection, storage and processing practices and security measures, as well as physical security measures to guard against unauthorized access to systems where personal data is stored.
b. Access to Personal Information will be restricted to only those personnel with a legitimate business purpose.
c. HHN owns all Personal Information provided to it by individuals and collected in accordance with this Policy.
d. When an individual uses the Halt the Harm Network and related products, services and websites, upon request at the address below, HHN will provide the individual with access to their personal information and for the individual to be able either to correct this data if it is inaccurate or to delete such data.
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e. For disclosure of Demographic Information (e.g., organizing local HHN events, helping individuals connect offline at professional conferences, etc.), the HHN as a minimum will use the "Opt Out" approach. An "opt-out" is obtained when the HHN through some correspondence gives an individual the opportunity to decline or "opt-out" of disclosures to third parties. If the individual does not opt out, permission is deemed granted. Depending upon the nature of an activity or project, a higher standard than "opt-out" may be used, such as "opt-in" whereby an individual must affirmatively give consent before information is disclosed.
g. HHN sometimes engages third parties to provide certain operational services to the HHN or on its behalf. HHN may disclose Personal Information to those third parties on a “need to know” basis under a written contract.
h. HHN uses and allows third parties to use Aggregate Information for research purposes for the development or implementation of its programs, products and services.
i. Consistent with the mission of the Halt the Harm Network, HHN may also share individuals’ personal information with the other members of the Network and with other parties and individuals in the following circumstances
HHN has the individual’s consent. HHN requires opt-in consent for the sharing of personal information. In this regard, through use of the Halt the Harm Network and certain related products, services and websites (collectively, the “Services”), an individual agrees that the individual’s information may be shared with others within the Network and with other organizations that are committed to the mission of the Network and that agree to abide as well by the applicable Terms of Service.
HHN has a good faith belief that access, use, preservation or disclosure of such information is reasonably necessary to (a) satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process or enforceable government request, (b) enforce applicable Terms of Service, including investigation of potential violations thereof, (c) detect, prevent, or otherwise address fraud, security or technical issues, or (d) protect against harm to the rights, property or safety of the Network, its users or the public as required or permitted by law.
2. Information Security.
While HHN uses its best efforts to maintain this level of security across all of our systems we cannot guarantee or warrant that our systems or our service providers are not vulnerable to viruses, hacking or other security threats.
The information on this website is provided with the intention to assist you in learning more about help you can receive if you believe you have been harmed by fracking and gas development. The information found here should not be considered legal advice and is not intended to constitute legal advice. This website is provided “as is” without any representations or warranties, express or implied. Nothing on this website constitutes, or is meant to constitute advice of any kind. Further, this website is not intended as a solicitation and should not be construed as an invitation to form an attorney-client relationship. Each situation is unique and you should not take any action or make any decisions based on the information on this website without first obtaining separate legal advice. The viewing and use of this website does not create an attorney-client relationship. This website should not be viewed as an offer to perform legal services in any jurisdiction. Please do not send us any information concerning any potential legal matter. This is a nonprofit project and we do not charge you for any of the work we do.
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