1. Eco-Profiles® collects certain information about you either through your use of this web site or through information you provide to us
2. Eco-Profiles® may share certain information you provide in connection with our web site with carefully selected third parties, however we will provide you an opportunity to restrict our sharing of your information with others.
3. You can view and update your information that is maintained in the Eco-Profiles® database.
4. Eco-Profiles® may send you e-mail notices regarding products and services. If you wish, you can remove yourself from our e-mail list at any time.
5. You can restrict our sharing of certain information about you.
6. Eco-Profiles® responds to your privacy questions.
Information We Collect and Use
Information You Provide to Us
There are times when we collect information from you through our web site. This occurs when you register and publish your Eco-Profiles®.
The personal identity information collected on our web site is used in several ways:
Information We Collect from Your Use of Our Web Site
In addition to the registration process required for the use of Eco-Profiles® services, Eco-Profiles® uses various methods to collect certain other kinds of information, including:
None of these methods can be specifically identified with you with the exception of cookies.
We treat any personal information in a cookie with the same confidentiality as the information we obtain when you purchase something on our web site. Eco-Profiles® does not require that you accept cookies, however, and you can set your browser to notify you when you receive a cookie, giving you the chance to decide whether or not to accept it.
A "referrer" is the information passed along by a web browser that references the web URL you linked from. Referrers are automatically collected by our web server and used by Eco-Profiles® to identify the web sites referring traffic to our download pages and to present appropriate content to our potential profilers. Referrer information is tabulated by Eco-Profiles® on an aggregated basis to identify general trends and traffic patterns.
From time to time, Eco-Profiles® may enter into agreements with content partners that require Eco-Profiles® to count the number of product downloads and/or product sales stemming from referrals from a content partner site. This information is collected, used and aggregated by Eco-Profiles® to fulfill the reporting requirements of those agreements. This information may also be combined with referrer information and tabulated on an aggregated basis to identify general trends and traffic patterns. Information you provide to Eco-Profiles®, including personal information and referring URLs, is collected in our web server logs and profiler database.
IP addresses are used by your computer every time you are connected to the Internet. Your IP address is a number that is used by computers on the network to identify your computer so that data (such as the web pages you request) can be sent to you. They are automatically collected by our web server.
System information we collect might include, among other things, the type of web browser being used, the operating system/platform, and CPU speed. This information is sent automatically by your web browser when you are connected to a web site and is used by Eco-Profiles® only for broad demographic statistics. This information is used by Eco-Profiles® to identify broad trends and may be used to provide information appropriate for your computer system.
Information We Collect and Share with Others
At times, we must disclose relevant information about our profilers to our business partners. For example, when profilers use a credit card, the profiler’s credit card number is submitted to the credit institution for normal, routine processing. We might also need to disclose certain information to our contractors, so that they may perform services for us. Eco-Profiles® requires such contractors and business partners to keep your information confidential. Eco-Profiles® may disclose personal information to such contractors and business partners without additional notice.
When businesses publish their Eco-Profiles, they provide certain information about their business and its environmental practices. Eco-Profiles® provides the public access to that information through www.eco-profiles.org and may aggregate and distribute or publish that information in other ways.
When individuals become members, they also provide information about their environmental practices. Eco-Profiles® collects that information, and may provide that information to others in an aggregated form that does not disclose the name of any individual member. Eco-Profiles® may provide that de-identified information in any form, and may grant others the right to use and to publish or display that de-identified information.
How to Update and Correct Personal and Account Information
We strive to keep our records of the information collected in the registration process accurate and we will promptly update our records when you update your information at our web site. It easy and simple to update your information:
When you access your account, you can update and/or correct the information you have previously submitted.
Communications to Our Profilers
From time to time, Eco-Profiles® may provide information and special offers to you. We will communicate with you via e-mail unless you tell us you do not wish to receive e-mails from us.
How to Limit the Sharing of Your Information
If you do not want us to share your registration information with third parties, you may elect to restrict us from sharing that information. firstname.lastname@example.org
Other Web Sites
The Eco-Profiles.org web site contains links to other web sites. However, Eco-Profiles.org is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such web sites.
Compliance and Limitation of Liability