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Privacy Policy


When you use our website, you’re trusting us with your information. We understand this kuleana and work hard to protect your information and to put you in control. It is Hawaiians in Technology's policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect from you across our website, hawaiiansintech.org, and other sites we own and operate.


Information we collect

Our collection and use of personal data varies depending on the context of your interactions with us. We collect information that you provide to us directly, such as when you join the directory or communicate with us.

While public information will be generally available on the website, we won’t mass distribute or sell this information without your consent.


Joining the Directory

When you join the directory, we collect your name, location, aspects of your professional career, and other public information you choose to provide. This information may be displayed and be used to filter the directory.

We take the stance that your email address is private information. We will not share (or sell) it without your explicit consent. Only trusted members of our administrative hui will have access to this contact information.

On joining the directory, we assign you a unique ID. This ID helps us recognize you when you visit the site later.

We also track metrics of visitor events related to the directory, like click counts of the link you provided us.


Website Analytics

We use a cookie-less, privacy-focused tracking service called Plausible to track and analyze activity on our website. This includes the URLs of any pages visited, the URL of the website from which you came to our sites, how long you spent on a page, access times, and other details during your visit. This is done without passing any personal data or personally identifiable information (PII) to the tracking service.


User-Generated Content

Our website may contain links to external sites that are not operated by us. Please be aware that we have no control over the content and practices of these sites, and cannot accept responsibility or liability for their respective privacy policies.


Children and Privacy

We believe in the importance of protecting the privacy of children online and do not knowingly contact or collect personal information from children under 13.

Unless otherwise stated, our websites are not intended to solicit information of any kind from children under 13.


Your rights and choices


Removal from the Directory

If you would like to be removed from the directory, you may opt-out by letting us know. We will try to comply with any request as soon as possible.


Updates and notifications

If you no longer want to receive feature and update emails from us, you may opt-out by letting us know in a reply. We will try to comply with any request as soon as possible. Please note that if you opt-out of receiving feature and update emails, we retain the right to communicate to you regarding the important notices around the service (e.g. support and important legal notices).

We may change this Policy from time to time to reflect new services, changes in our privacy practices or relevant laws. The “Last updated” legend at the top of this Policy indicates when this Policy was last revised. Any changes are effective the latter of when we post the revised Policy on the Services or otherwise provide notice of the update as required by law.


Contact Us

Your continued use of our website will be regarded as acceptance of our practices around privacy and personal information. If you have any questions about how we handle user data and personal information, feel free to contact us.



We take reasonable precautions to provide a sufficient level of security in handling your personal data. We employ both technical and administrative measures to safeguard the personal data governed by this Policy, preventing unauthorized access, destruction, loss, alteration, or misuse. Nevertheless, it is important to note that no data transmission or storage system can be guaranteed to be 100% secure.


Data Retention

Your data will be retained while you have an active account with us, or until you delete it. You can also request data removal via email, and we will do our best to promptly comply. If you close your account, we will keep your data for a reasonable period to meet legal obligations, enforce our terms of service, or handle disputes.

It's essential to keep your information accurate and up-to-date. Please review and update your data regularly for the best experience with our services.