Privacy Policy

The Endangered Languages Project (ELP) is an evolving and collaborative effort. While the University of HawaiÊ»i MÄnoa (UHM) currently administers the site with the support of partners, project administration and associated data may be transferred to a third party at a future date. By using the Endangered Languages Project site, you consent to the potential transfer of information collected during your use of the site. Should this transfer result in any material changes to how your personal information is dealt with or protected, you will be provided with reasonable notice and the opportunity to delete your data prior to the transfer. Content uploaded through another product or service, such as Google Docs or YouTube, will continue to be maintained by that product or service.

Moderation of the ELP site is undertaken in part by third-party volunteers. Certain content you provide on this site, such as content you report for review, editorial suggestions, or your application to be a moderator, may be associated with your profile and shared with these third parties.

Information We Collect

We use the information we collect from all of our services to provide, maintain, protect and improve them, to develop new ones, and to protect ELP and our users. When you contact ELP, we may keep a record of your communication to help solve any issues you might be facing. We may use your email address to inform you about our services, such as letting you know about upcoming changes or improvements.

We use information collected from cookies and other technologies, like pixel tags, to improve your user experience and the overall quality of our services. For example, by saving your language preferences, we’ll be able to have our services appear in the language you prefer. Google Analytics helps us analyze the traffic to our website, by using cookies and anonymous identifiers to store non-personally identifiable information about user interactions. We have enabled Demographics and Interest Reporting, which uses data from Google Analytics to give us a general idea about the characteristics of ELP users, such as age range and gender. We use the information we get through Google Analytics for the sole purpose of improving ELP.

We will ask for your consent before using information for a purpose other than those that are set out in this Privacy Policy.

Google oversaw the development and launch of this project with the long term goal for it to be led by true experts in the field of language preservation. As such, oversight of the project transitioned to First Peoples’ Cultural Council and the Institute for Language Information and Technology at Eastern Michigan University. The project is now managed by First Peoples’ Cultural Council and the Endangered Languages Catalogue/Endangered Languages Project (ELCat/ELP) team at University of HawaiÊ»i at MÄnoa in coordination with the Governance Council.

Transparency and choice

People have different privacy concerns. Our goal is to be clear about what information we collect, so that you can make meaningful choices about how it is used. For example, you can set your browser to block all cookies, including cookies associated with our services, or to indicate when a cookie is being set by us. However, it’s important to remember that some of our services may not function properly if your cookies are disabled. For example, we may not remember your language preferences.