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First Alaskans Institute Website Privacy Policy

This policy covers how First Alaskans Institute treats personal and aggregate information collected on its website. As the website technology evolves and content/options are added, First Alaskans will update this policy.

Information Collection and Use Practices

First Alaskans Institute does not collect personally identifiable information when browsing its website and/or requesting web pages from the First Alaskans server except to the extent that it is voluntarily and knowingly provided. This means that First Alaskans will not know your name, e-mail address, or any other personally identifiable information just because you browse the website unless you:

  • Access the website from a link in an email that First Alaskans sent
  • Request printed or email materials
  • Contact First Alaskans with a direct inquiry
  • Subscribe to receive email communications offered on this website
  • Use the Forward to a Friend e-mail service

Uses of Information

Newsletters: If you wish to subscribe to a First Alaskans newsletter, your name and email address will be used to send the newsletter to you. Subscribers will always be provided a means to unsubscribe.

Service-Related Announcements: First Alaskans may send service-related announcements whenever it is necessary to do so. For example, if certain services you may use are temporarily suspended for maintenance, you may receive email notification from us.

Customer Service: Based on your website application and personally identifiable information you provide, First Alaskans may send a welcoming email to verify your username and password. First Alaskans will communicate with you in response to your inquires, to provide the services you request. We will communicate with you by email or telephone in accordance with your wishes.

Opt-Out Option: If you no longer wish to receive First Alaskans newsletters or alerts, you may ‘opt out’ of receiving them by following the instructions included in each newsletter or communications by sending an email request to [email protected], calling (907) 677-1700, faxing (907) 677-1780, or writing to First Alaskans Institute Web Programs, 606 E Street, Suite 200; Anchorage, AK 99501.

Information Sharing and Disclosure

Non-Personally Identifiable/Aggregate Information: First Alaskans may share aggregated demographic information about First Alaskans user base. This information does not identify individual users. We do not link aggregate user data with personally identifiable information.

Personally Identifiable Information: First Alaskans Institute will not share e-mail addresses with any third party. Email subscribers will only receive the information they requested, and can change their email subscription preferences at any time.

Personal information collected by First Alaskans will not be disclosed to any third party, except that First Alaskans may make disclosures to appropriate law enforcement agencies as may be required or as may be deemed appropriate by First Alaskans. Information will be given to law enforcement personnel without a subpoena or court order whenever necessary to aid in identifying and prosecuting any person using our services for illegal activities.

Service Providers: We use third parties to provide email distribution on this website. If you sign up to receive email newsletters, we will share personally identifiable information, such as your email address and name, as may be necessary for the third party to provide the services you request. These third parties are prohibited from using your personally identifiable information for any other purposes.

Log Files: First Alaskans gathers certain information automatically and stores it in log files in order to analyze trends, administer the website, track user’s movements around the site, and gather demographic information about its user base as a whole. This information includes internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type,internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, operating system, date/time stamp, and clickstream data. Information collected in this manner does not identify individual users and First Alaskans does not link this automatically collected data to personally identifiable information.

Cookies: A cookie is a small text file that is stored on a user’s computer for record-keeping purposes. First Alaskans uses Cookies to gather non-personally identifiable information about visitors to its site in the aggregate in order to track marketing effectiveness, analyze website use and provide continual improvements for its users. First Alaskans does not link the information stored in cookies to any personally identifiable information you submit.

Security

First Alaskans Institute has security measures to protect the information and systems it maintains. We follow generally accepted industry standards to protect the personal information submitted to us, both during transmission and after it has been received. No method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100 percent secure, however. Therefore, while First Alaskans strives to protect personal information, it cannot ever guarantee its absolute security. If you have any questions regarding security on the First Alaskans website, please contact us at (907) 677-1700 or [email protected]kans.org.

External Links

The First Alaskans Institute website contains links to and data from other, non-affiliated websites. When linking to another site, the First Alaskans Institute Privacy Policy no longer applies. First Alaskans is not responsible for privacy practices, actions, quality or content of such websites.

Disclaimer

Although First Alaskans website is intended to provide current and accurate information, neither First Alaskans Institute nor any of its employees, agencies or officers can warranty the information contained on the site and shall not be held liable for any losses caused on the reliance of information provided. Relying on information contained on the site is done at one’s own risk.

May 2007