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ECI Privacy Policies

US Privacy Policy

The Ethics & Compliance Initiative (ECI) is committed to maintaining your confidence and trust and recognizes the importance of protecting your personal information. Personal information is information relating to an identified or identifiable individual. ECI values your privacy.

We automatically collect the following information about your visit for the strict purpose of tracking activity on our site:

  • The Internet domain and IP address from which you access our website;
  • The type of browser and operating system used to access our site;
  • The date and time you access our site; and,
  • The pages you visit; and if you linked to our site from another website, the address of that website.

We use this information to help us make our site more useful to visitors by learning about the number of visitors to our site, the types of technology our visitors use, and which pages and features are most popular.

Information Collected from E-mails and Web Forms

If you fill out one of our feedback or request forms or send us email, you might transmit information about yourself in the form or the message. This will typically include information like your name, company name, mailing address, email address, the kind of request you are making, and any other information necessary to fulfill your request.

This information is used internally for the purpose of fulfilling the request or for contacting you directly and is not sold to any other organization or shared, except in accordance with this privacy policy. Your feedback may be used to administer or improve or promote the site, but we will not publish your name in association with any information you provide without contacting you and gaining your permission.

Information Used for Surveys

ECI is engaged by its customers, from time to time, to provide certain services, including survey development, delivery and reporting.  Personal information may be shared by these customer organizations to enable ECI to provide the survey to those individuals selected by the customer organization.  Where personal information is used by ECI to administer the survey, we do so on behalf of those customer organizations and the information provided to ECI will only be used for that purpose, in accordance with our contractual agreement with the customer and applicable law.  Please bear in mind that those customer organizations manage personal information in accordance with their own internal policies and procedures. Any questions related to how that customer organization may process, use or share your information should be submitted to the customer organization by contacting them directly.

Information Used for HQP Assessment

The HQP Assessment includes the collection of organizational demographic data as part of the assessment process.   All personal information, such as email address, first name and last name will only be used during the data collection process allowing participants to login to the assessment, and be sent reminders to participate.

Data collected is aggregated and shared with the customer organization.  All personal information is used internally by ECI, and is not sold to any other organization, or shared, except in accordance with this privacy policy.

Filming and Photography at Events

ECI may record and/or photograph events for live streaming online or re-purposing in digital e.g. on our website; YouTube channel, or paper format. This will be for the purpose of promoting membership services and providing educational resources. ECI maintains copyright and any other intellectual property in photographs taken and/or in digitized recordings belong to ECI.

Where practically possible we will seek consent in advance of an event, and at all times, we will provide clear instructions on how you can opt-out of any photography or filming.

In return for access to the event, you consent to any such filming, photography and/or live streaming and to ECI in reproducing and publishing your words and/or likeness in any transcript of or publication relating to the event and/or for the purposes of publicizing the membership and services of ECI.

Photos and recordings will be protected and disposed of securely in accordance with applicable law.

If you wish to request that ECI stop using your images/ records, please contact us at ethics@ethics.org.

Opt-In/Opt-Out

When you make a request for information, order one of our publications or attend an ECI event, the information you submit will be entered into our internal stakeholder database.

If at any time you choose not to be listed in our database, you may opt-out by sending an e-mail to opt_out@ethics.org and asking that your information be removed from the stakeholder database.

Release of Information to Third Parties

Personal information will not be released to third parties except as necessary to further the purpose for which you provide the information and where it is legally required, such as in the investigation of a criminal offense, and in compliance with a search warrant or subpoena.

Anti-Spam Statement

Subscribers are added to our electronic mailing list on an opt-in permission basis. From time to time you may receive emails from other ethics organizations we know and trust. You may unsubscribe through links in every mailing or by sending an email to ethics@ethics.org.

California residents may also have the right to request certain information regarding our disclosure of personal information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes. To make such a request, please email us at ethics@ethics.org.

Please note that we have at times been subject to outsiders or worms using our domain name to create false return addresses; in the event you receive unexpected commercial email from any “ethics.org” address, we ask that you send us a copy at ethics@ethics.org so that we can investigate its source.

Thank you.

We reserve the right to change our privacy policy. A revised policy statement will only apply to data collected subsequent to its effective date. Any revisions will be posted at least 30 days prior to its effective date.

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