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The American Indian and Alaska Native Tourism Association (AIANTA, “we” or “us”) owns, operates, or provides access and AIANTA's mobile applications, email newsletters, and other sites, digital platforms and interactive services ("Services"). This Privacy Notice for EU Residents ("Notice") applies only to the Services and does not govern the separate websites, applications, newsletters, platforms and services of AIANTA’s Membership or of any third parties that may link to or be linked to from the Services. This Privacy Notice governs our privacy practices in handling the information we collect about individuals in the EU who use our Services ("you" or "your").

Terms that are not defined in this Notice have the same definitions as AIANTA's Terms of Use. The Contact Details of AIANTA are listed at the end of this Notice. This Notice may be changed if there is a change in the way AIANTA processes personal data or if there is a change in applicable law. We will notify users of changes that are deemed material under applicable law by updating the date of this Notice and providing other information as required. Before submitting your personal information, please read this Privacy Policy carefully to learn about our privacy practices. Any requested personal or identifying information will only be used in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

Last modified: May 25, 2018.

'Personal data' means any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person ('data subject'). An identifiable natural person is one who can be identified, directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, an online identifier or to one or more factors specific to the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity of that natural person.

AIANTA obtains personal data from you including your name, organization, email address, postal address, title, telephone number, and consent to receive AIANTA’s newsletters.  We collect this information when you:

  • Create an account, application-programming interface (API) content access, or any AIANTA email newsletter.
  • Email, text or otherwise share a story from any of the Services.
  • Contact us for information or ask a question.
  • Make a donation to AIANTA or express interest in or request information about making donations.
  • If you choose to participate in a survey, we may ask you to provide your date of birth, gender, education level, information about your employment, income level and other information.

Information Obtained Automatically Through Technology

Depending on which Services you use and how you access them, the information collected automatically through technology, such as access logs, cookies, pixels and other tracking technologies, may include:

  • Internet Protocol Address (IP address)
  • The domain name of your Internet Service Provider
  • The website, application, platform or service you visited before and after visiting our Services.
  • Information about your computer or mobile device, and their browser, operating system, settings and software.
  • Unique device identifiers on your mobile device, including as applicable the Apple or Google advertising identifiers.
  • Your approximate geographic location (derived from requested header information, such as your IP address) and/or more precise location information if you have given AIANTA consent to receive this information for an AIANTA application on your mobile device.
  • The dates, times, duration and frequency of your interactions with our Services, search terms, the media files you download, interact with or share, favorites you select, and your navigation path through our Services.
  • Information about your interactions with our email messages.
  • Any errors you encountered during your use of the Services.
  • If you sign in to the Services from a social networking service ("SNS"), we receive your email address and certain profile information from such SNS in accordance with its privacy policy and your SNS account privacy settings.

Information Not Obtained Directly From You

The Services use third-party analytics, cookie data collection and linking services (collectively "Analytics Services"), including Google Universal Analytics, Google Analytics Demographics and Interest Reporting and DoubleClick for Publishers. These Analytics Services may use cookies, pixel tags, and other tracking and storage technologies to collect or receive information (not including your name or the email address you register with from the Services and elsewhere on the Internet and use that information to analyze and measure AIANTA's audience and target and evaluate the effectiveness of sponsorship credits. For example, AIANTA and Analytics Services may use first-party cookies (such as the Google Analytics cookies) and third-party cookies (such as the DoubleClick cookie) together to inform, optimize, and serve sponsorship messages based on your past interactions with our Services and other websites or services. In addition, we may use analytics data, including but not limited to, geographic, demographic, and interest reporting information to recognize and understand user preferences, make improvements, and for other operational purposes.

Purposes for Processing of Personal Data

What We Do With Your Data

The personal information we collect from you allows us to:

  • Register, manage, administer, promote, analyze and improve the Services and our communications, including measuring and analyzing user traffic and usage patterns.
  • Give you access to and use of
  • Respond to your questions or messages and fulfill your requests for services.
  • Customize the content you see and hear on our Services, including offering content from AIANTA Member stations associated with your account or located near you and offering other content that may be of interest to you.
  • Customize the sponsorship messages you see and hear on our Services and on third-party services you may use or visit.
  • Publish, broadcast or otherwise use User Materials.
  • Offer you access to tours and events.
  • Manage contests, contact you for an online survey, or for editorial purposes.
  • Recognize you as a returning user as you access our Services using different computers, devices and browsers and to save and "remember" your registration information, settings and preferences for later visits.
  • Send you email newsletters and marketing, fundraising, membership and other communications from AIANTA and our Membership.
  • To understand whether and when you read our email messages and click on links in those messages.
  • Analyze personal preferences or interests to provide personalized content and messages from AIANTA and AIANTA sponsors and to control the sequence and frequency of those messages.
  • Generate aggregate or other information that does not directly identify you as an individual or the devices you use to access our Services, and use and share that information for AIANTA's purposes.
  • To prevent potentially prohibited or illegal activities, comply with applicable laws, and enforce our Terms of Use and other legal rights.
  • We also may use the information collected from you in other ways, and for other purposes, that are described to you at the point of collection or for which we otherwise have obtained your consent.
  • Certain personal information you provide upon registration will be used to create exposure for your organization on our website by sharing listing information with our partners. When you contact us, we may keep a record of your communication as well as the other information as explained in this Privacy Policy to help solve any issues you might be facing.

Sharing Your Personal Data

  • AIANTA may share your personal data with the following categories of recipients:
  • AIANTA's authorized service providers to provide services on our behalf.
  • AIANTA's authorized third-party applications to provide certain Services to you on the third-party applications.
  • AIANTA's analytics partners such as Google Universal Analytics, Google Analytics Demographics and Interest Reporting, DoubleClick for Publishers and others.
  • With public authorities when required by law, to respond to subpoenas, court orders, legal process, and other law enforcement measures, and to comply with legal or regulatory obligations.
  • With other parties when necessary to enforce our Terms of Use, to protect the vital interests of our users or other natural persons, AIANTA, sponsors, or when required by law.
  • With persons we contact on your behalf when you choose to email, text, or otherwise share a story or other content through the Services.
  • With social networking services, if you choose to share stories or other content with your friends and followers on the social networking service.
  • With other parties if the information is anonymous and aggregate.

Lawful Basis for the Processing of Personal Data

AIANTA is required to demonstrate a lawful basis for the processing of personal data. AIANTA relies on legitimate interest to process data for the following purposes:

  • Data analytics
  • Managing user accounts
  • Operating, modifying and improving the Services
  • Identifying usage trends
  • Customizing content and user experience
  • Web hosting
  • Direct marketing
  • Fraud prevention
  • Network and information systems security
  • To determine the effectiveness of promotional campaigns and sponsorship messaging
  • To serve promotional and sponsorship messages based on user behavior and preferences.
  • Responding to user questions and requests for information
  • Comply with laws and regulations and enforce AIANTA's Terms of Use and other legal rights.


Your personal data is retained no longer than is reasonably necessary to perform the processing described in this Notice and in case of any legal claims or complaints, or as required by law.

Your Rights

Subject to exemptions under applicable law (which may include, depending on the circumstances, U.S. law protecting the rights to free speech and free press or EU law protecting the rights to freedom of expression or information, including processing for journalistic purposes), you have the following rights with respect to your personal data:

  • To request a copy of your personal data which AIANTA holds;
  • To request that AIANTA provide you access to and/or rectify personal data that is inaccurate or out of date;
  • To request erasure of your personal data where it is no longer necessary for AIANTA to retain it;
  • If you have consented to processing, the right to withdraw consent at any time;
  • To request that AIANTA provide you with your personal data and where possible, to transmit that data directly to another data controller, where applicable. This right of portability only applies where the processing is based on consent or is necessary for the performance of a contract and if AIANTA processes the data by automated means;
  • To request a restriction on further processing where applicable;
  • The right to object to processing if the processing is based on legitimate interest, is for direct marketing, or is for scientific/historical research and statistics;
  • To lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority.

You may exercise these rights by contacting AIANTA at, providing the email address you used to register with AIANTA, and stating your specific request in writing. AIANTA reserves the right to verify your identity and confirm your right to the information. The following options are also available:

  • To withdraw consent for collection of precise device location, you may access the privacy settings of your mobile device and/or the settings of the AIANTA mobile application.
  • To withdraw consent to marketing emails or email newsletters, click the "unsubscribe" link on the email. You may also change your newsletter preferences by signing into your account or by contacting us. However, even if you opt out of receiving such communications, we retain the right to send you non-marketing communications (such as information about changes to our Terms of Use or this Notice).
  • To cancel your account, or correct or update your registration information, you may sign in to your account or contact us at
  • To prevent your data from being used by Google Analytics, click here for the Google Universal Analytics opt-out browser add-on: To learn more about how Google uses data, visit


AIANTA employs technical and organizational safeguards to ensure an appropriate level of security for personal data, taking into account the state of the art, the costs of implementation and the nature, scope, context and purposes of processing as well as the risk of varying likelihood and security for the rights and freedoms of natural persons. It is our policy to use appropriate systems and procedures to ensure that your personal information is securely maintained with access limited to those who need access to serve you. A password must be entered to log in to your account, and all personal information is fully encrypted during all transactions.

Although AIANTA will do its best to protect your personal information, it cannot guarantee the security of any information that you disclose online. You accept the inherent security implications of using the Internet and will not hold us responsible for any breach of security. For your own privacy protection, we encourage you not to include sensitive Information (such as credit/debit card numbers) in any emails you may send to us. Please note that AIANTA will never ask for any personal information via email (e.g., marital status, income, etc.).

Age Limits

You must be at least 13 years of age to submit any User Materials or Personal Data on or through the Services, create an account, or participate in any online forms. AIANTA is a general audience site and does not offer services directed to children. Should any person whom we know to be a child under age 13 send personal information to us, we reserve the right to delete or destroy such information. If you are the parent of a child under the age of 13 and have a concern regarding your child’s information on our site, please contact us at

Further Processing

If AIANTA plans to use personal data for a new purpose, it will update this Notice and communicate the changes to individuals before starting any new processing.

Choice and Cookies

Cookies enable us to gather anonymous information and other technical information you choose to share with AIANTA. A cookie is a small file placed on your computer’s hard drive or device during your visit to a website. A cookie does not give us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us. You can accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you may change your browser settings to decline them. Please be aware that for security reasons we may refuse access to specific website content unless you accept the use of a cookie or similar technology.

We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyze data about Web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to visitor needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system. We may use functional cookies to remember your preferences.

For example, if you register on our website, we may use cookies to remember your registration information, so you do not need to log in to our site each time you visit. We also may record your password in a cookie if you checked the box that permits saving this password for automatic sign-in. Please note that account or partner identification numbers, passwords and any other account-related data included in such cookies are encrypted for security purposes

We may use commercial cookies in connection with our use of third-party advertising technology to direct advertisements to you when you visit our website. This technology uses information about your visits to our website (not including your name, address or other personal information) to share advertisements with you. In the course of delivering advertisements to you, a unique third-party cookie may be placed or recognized on your browser.

Our website also may use Web beacons (also known as clear GIF, pixel tags or Web bugs), which are tiny graphics with a unique identifier, similar in function to cookies, that are placed in the code of a Web page. We use Web beacons to monitor the traffic patterns of users from one page within our site to another, to deliver or communicate with cookies, to understand whether you have come to our site from an online advertisement displayed on a third-party website, and to improve site performance. We also may allow our service providers to use Web beacons to help us understand which emails have been opened by recipients and to track the visitor traffic and actions on our site. This helps us measure the effectiveness of our content and other offerings.

We may also authorize service providers to collect information on our behalf, including, for example, as necessary to operate features of our website, track visitor actions, promote customer service and marketing programs, including providing online advertising tailored to your interests. Service providers have access to and may collect information only as needed to perform their functions and are not permitted to share or use the information for any other purpose.

Your Information, Your Control

If you want to review the personal information AIANTA keeps about you and you choose not to have your personal information in our database or listing information published on our website, or you want to close your account, please email to have it removed. If the personal information we have for you is incorrect or incomplete, we strive to give you ways to update it quickly or to delete it unless we have to keep that information for legitimate business or legal purposes. If you cannot update this information, we will update it at your request.

If you decide to close your account, we will deactivate your account and remove your personal information from active view. Please note, however, that we may retain in our files some information associated with your account and past transactions for purposes of information backup, fraud prevention, dispute resolution, investigations and compliance with legal requirements.

If you want access to the information registered about you in our system, please contact us. If incorrect information is collected or you have other objections, please contact us directly at or, if an emergency, call 505.243.6399.

Links to Other Sites contains links to enable you to visit other websites of interest easily, including social media services and websites. Once you click on one of these links to leave our site, you are sharing information with those sites, and the information you share will be governed by their privacy policies. AIANTA does do not have any control over that third-party site and cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information that you may provide while visiting that site. Third-party sites are not covered by this Privacy Policy. Please exercise caution and read the privacy policy or statement in the website in question. You may also be able to modify your privacy settings with these third-party websites.

Information About Us

This Privacy Policy is subject to change, so please check it regularly. We reserve the right to amend or modify this Privacy Policy at any time and in response to changes in applicable data protection and privacy laws. We will note the date that changes were last made to this Privacy Policy at the bottom of this page. All changes will take effect upon posting.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding this Privacy Policy, you may email your concerns to

Effective Date: This Privacy Policy was last revised on May 25,2018

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