We work hard to earn and keep your trust; therefore your privacy is our top most focus.

Information Collection

ATEA (American Tamil Entrepreneurs Association) collects information during registration, use of the services site, communicating with site members, admin, using content, and content upload to our site. We may receive information about your IP address, cookies and pages you visited. Such information is collected to provide best service, research, and overall product experience.

Information Sharing

ATEA will always obtain your prior specific consent before we share or disclose your personally identifiable information to any partner, and user. We are also accountable to disclose user information and the contents of the Accounts to the local law enforcement authorities under specifically defined circumstances. In case ATEA mergeswith any other organization, we will be informing on the website about such developments.

In case your profile is public, or your details are in public domain in our site, you may receive unsolicited messages from users in ateausa.org and from external sources such as Social Media handles.

When you have opted for receiving related information, we will use your information to show you relevant advertisements, contents, events from us and our partners. Access to your name, email address and private details is restricted to our employees / volunteers who need to know such information in connection with our operations and are bound by confidentiality obligations.

ATEA – the Data controller

When an event organizer (ATEA chapters or National) creates an event and connects the registration / ticketing with an external platform / ticketing gateway, such platform / application becomes the data controller of the data that is provided by the event organizer as part of the account opening process.

If a consumer provides personal details in the course of creating an Account, then in that case, ATEA becomes the controller of the data provided by the consumer to any such external application. ATEA would also be the controller of such data or details provided by the consumer or the event organizer for the usage of other services offered by external applications.

ATEA – The data processor

ATEA provides various services to its members and event attendees, such as issuing E-ticket for an event, sending emails to the consumer, processing online and offline payments, event marketing reports that analyze the effectiveness of various sales channels.

With this, it is evident that, in the course of its service offering, whether on behalf of the event organizing team of volunteers, or directly to the consumer, or on behalf of its sponsors, ATEAmay be both Controller as well as Processor.

Data Removal

ATEA as a data controller allows the organizing team to remove the data of the Consumer from the dashboard of the event. This can be accomplished by removing the event from the dashboard.

Organizers can also delete non-financial data of an event. In such cases, the personal data of the organizer / sponsor may be removed and at the same time, the personal data of the consumer will be anonymized. But in any case, the financial data of the attendee remains with the system for quite some time to fight chargeback or any other financial dispute with the regulatory agencies or bank.In case any of the attendee or the consumer wants ATEA to remove the personal data from the system, a delete request mail can be sent to [email protected] / [email protected] for further action.

Email Communication

Email is an important part of event ticketing and as part of ATEA’s activities;ATEA has options to send emails to event attendees and registrants. ATEA may from time to time, use this feature for event marketing and sponsor promotion purposes. In event of this, the registrant / attendee has the option to comply with the opt-in consent.


We use ‘session’ cookies for a browser session, we also store cookies in your computer to access your login information, and preferences. We use cookies to enhance your experience of our services.

IP Address

When you visit ATEAUSA.ORG, we receive the Internet protocol (IP) address of your computer, operating system information, browser information and name of your ISP. This information is used to improve our communication and offerings;ATEA is also legally accountable to pass the same information to legal / regulatory authorities when requested. We may also deploy advanced web analytics, which provides information such as the URL of the site from which you came and the site to which you are going.

Links from Our Website

ATEA has many pages containing external links. You are advised to verify the privacy practices of such externally linked websites. We are not responsible for the manner of use or misuse of information made available by you at such other websites. We encourage you not to provide Personal Information, without assuring yourselves of the privacy policy of external linked websites.

How Secure is Your Information?

We adopt appropriate data collection, storage and processing practices and security measures, as well as physical security measures to protect against unauthorized access, alteration, disclosure or destruction of your Personal Information, username, password, transaction information and data stored in your Account.

ATEA’s volunteers / employees also sign confidentiality agreements to use your data for website enhancement, bug fixes and for associated services only.

Notification of Changes

When there are significant changes to the privacy policy, such changes will be posted on ATEA’s website (www.ateausa.org) in order to keep you informed of any changes in nature of information collected, manner of collection, use and sharing of information.

Conflicts Between Privacy Policy & Terms

At any time, when there is a conflict between the terms of service and the privacy policy, the Terms shall have controlling authority.

We don’t provide service to children under age 16, therefore we don’t collect information and privacy policy makes no provision for children’s use of the site.

If you have any questions, suggestions and comments regarding this privacy policy, please contact us at [email protected].

Data Retention and Removal – For ATEA App with Zoom

ATEA as a data controller of the consumer’s (event attendees and members) data, allows the regional or chapter organizers to remove the data of the Consumer from the dashboard of the event. This can be accomplished by removing the event from the dashboard. In such cases, the event organizer will not be able to see the data. The Organizer retains its consumer data for the period as necessary to fulfill their need or as permitted by law.

Organizers can also delete their attendee data of an event. In such cases, the personal data of the consumer will be removed. However, if there is financial data associated with the consumer, the personal data of the consumer will be anonymized. In case any of the attendee or the consumer wants ATEA to remove the personal data from the system, a delete request mail can be sent to [email protected] or [email protected] for further action.

Cookie Policy

A cookie is a small text file which is automatically saved on your computer when you visit our website and is used to help track activity across a website.

1st party cookies

These cookies are necessary to provide you essential information and services, and related partner’s white-label domains. Because these cookies are necessary, you cannot refuse them. You may block or delete them by changing your browser settings.

Google Analytics & Third Party

We use Google Analytics &third-party tools to help provide anonymous web analytics for our website.


We use cookies to help increase the user experience of this website.

Removing cookies

If you have any concerns about cookies, or want to remove cookies from your computer, please feel free to visit All About Cookies which explains how to do this.

Changes to this cookies policy

Our policies and procedures are under continual review. We may, from time to time, update our cookies policy. Any such changes will be posted on this page.

Collection of personal information

If you contact us via a form on our website your personal information will only be used for us to contact you. No personal data you send us will be disclosed to a third party without your permission. If you wish us to remove any personal details we hold about you, please email us at [email protected] or [email protected]