Privacy Statement for eHam.net
eHam.net has created this privacy statement in order to demonstrate
our firm commitment to your privacy. We recognize that our members
are our most important asset, and we strive to protect their
interests at all times. We commit to keeping individual and
community interests paramount and protecting the confidentiality of
our members. We avoid asking for information from our members, unless
we feel it is necessary for security or we feel the information is
necessary for the application. Any information supplied to us by
our members will not be sold or offered to any third party without
the express written consent of our members.
Since privacy is so
important to us, we will always give you an opportunity to view,
change, or delete certain personal information (see
callbook) that we gather from you. This
information is stored to improve your eHam.net experience, and is
in no way used by the site owners, advertisers, or anyone else but you.
Please realize that eHam.net is NOT ham radio, but a website and as
such, does not and cannot follow the same rules. Users do NOT have to
use legitimate callsigns to log in, your words are permanently
available for all to see, and DX doesn't count for any awards.
The use of HTML cookies is now optional. Please read our updated
FAQ page. Basically, we use them for security
so that other members cannot post information on the site with your
Callsign and to allow users to come back to the site without having
to sign in again. Signing in has its
This site makes various forums available to its members. Please
remember that anything
that is disclosed in these areas becomes public information. You
should exercise caution when deciding to disclose your personal
information, or points of view. Posts will be subject to rebuttal by
other members, some of it aggressive in nature. Keep in mind, they
are your words, and they can be used against you!
In general, we are reluctant to delete any posts as doing so
potentially disturbs the continuity of the thread. We will do so,
and without warning, if the posts are deemed undesirable by the
One aspect of Amateur Radio that is different from many other pursuits
is that it requires a license from a government authority. In the USA,
for example, this is the FCC.
The name and address (callbook) information of
displayed on eHam.net is in the public domain and downloaded directly
from the FCC site on a regular basis. It is eHam.net's policy to provide
this information as a service to our users and hams around the world who
often use this information for QSLing. We cannot edit or otherwise
disable any of it. This same information is available on numerous other
websites and in various other (print, CD-ROM) media.
Please contact the FCC if you wish to change it or otherwise make it
This site gives members the following options for removing their
information from our database to not receive future communications
or to no longer receive our service.
As with most topics, be sure to see the
FAQ pages for more info on email addresses.
Other than picking a username and a password for logging in, the only
information that eHam.net requires for a user to become a
"registered" member is a verified email address. Whenever a user
enters a new email address, the user is emailed verification
instructions. We require a validated email address to prevent
registration abuse and so that certain functions like hints and
resets for passwords will operate properly.
The addresses are also used for automatic emails such as
notifications that your submission (articles
or strays) has been activated, and for
features like classifieds
that require, for example, buyers to get in touch with sellers.
Email subscriptions to forums topics also
require a valid email.
Editing email addresses
Log in, then go to your profile page, then
click the basic user info link near the top.
Hiding email addresses
While email addresses are required for membership, users can
opt to "hide" it from other users by going to their personal
profile edit page, UN-checking the "Include
your email..." box and be sure to click the "submit" button at the
NOTE: Even if you elect to "hide" your email address, it will still be viewable
in any classified ads that you will place. This is to assure that others
can contact those whom place ads.
Other (non-email) information
Logged-in users are always welcome to add or delete other information
from their profile.
Contacting the Web Site
If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of
this site, or your dealings with this Web site, you can contact the webmaster at
the address at the bottom of every eham.net page.
PO Box 1334