This Agreement was last updated September 30, 2011
GreenNurture.com's Commitment to Privacy
We at GreenNurture.com are passionate about and committed to helping companies deploy internal green programs. We’ve designed the site to make it easy to share information within organizations as well as with other users of GreenNurture.com.
We understand that some of the information that you share with us (either directly or by using the site) is proprietary in nature. As such, GreenNurture.com, LLC (the “Company”) is committed to protecting the privacy of your information.
GreenNurture.com, LLC is the sole owner of the information collected on this site. We will not sell, share, or rent this information to others in ways other than those disclosed in this statement. If you have any questions about this Privacy Statement, please contact us at email@example.com .
1. Personal Information Collection
GreenNurture.com offers a variety of services that are collectively referred to as the “Service.” GreenNurture.com collects information from individuals who visit the Company’s Web sites (“Visitors”) and individuals who register to use the Service (“Customers”). Customers are either Administrators (individuals who are responsible for administrating the GreenNurture.com Web site on behalf of a company or group) or Users (individuals who are part of a company or group and have been invited by an Administration to participate).
When expressing an interest in obtaining additional information about the Service or registering to use the Service, GreenNurture.com requires you to provide the Company with contact information, such as name, company name, phone number, email address ("Required Contact Information") as well as type of industry and the number of employees within the organization that will be using the Service ("Required Company Information"). When subscribing to the paid version of the Service, GreenNurture.com requires the Administrator to provide the Company with billing information, such as billing name, address, and credit card number ("Billing Information"). GreenNurture.com also requires the Administrator to provide additional information about the Users associated with your corporate account ("Corporate User Information"), such as employees' names and email addresses. Administrators may also provide us with employee job titles and departments as a means of organizing the Users within the account. Required Contact Information, Required Company Information, Billing Information, and Corporate User Information are referred to collectively as "Data About GreenNurture.com Customers."
In order to use most features on this Web site, an Administrator must first complete a registration process in order to create an account. All other Users will be assigned to a corporate account that has been created by an Administrator. During registration, an Administrator is required to provide Required Contact Information and Required Company Information (as defined above). GreenNurture.com will automatically bill (or charge) the account based on payment terms (monthly, quarterly, or annually) chosen by the Administrator during the registration process until the Administrator closes the corporate account (via the Profile module ). Users will be assigned a username (typically, their email address) and will be prompted to enter a password for their individual account but will not be asked for any additional information during the registration process.
Non-personally identifiable registration information may be shared in aggregate form with our partners and advertisers, but never in a way that is linked to an individual company or person. Billing information will never be shared with an individual company or person.
2. Use of Information Collected
When you register with GreenNurture.com, you create your own profile. Your profile information, including your name, email address, and your organization's name, are only displayed to people within your corporate account. We will use your name and email address to send announcements, articles, and GreenNurture.com service announcements to you. Profile information is used by GreenNurture.com primarily to be presented back to and edited by you when you access the service and to be presented to other users within the same corporate account.
GreenNurture.com may send you service-related announcements from time to time through the general operation of the service. For instance, if a User on the same corporate account posts a comment on a Conversation that you created, you may receive an email alerting you to that fact.
Generally, you may opt out of such emails from My Email Preferences in the Personal Profile module , though GreenNurture.com reserves the right to send you notices about your account even if you opt out of all voluntary email notifications.
GreenNurture.com may use information in your profile without identifying you as an individual to third parties. We do this for purposes such as aggregating how many people made the same pledge (for example) and for personalizing announcements and promotions.
The Company also uses data about GreenNurture.com users to perform customer service requests. For example, if you fill out a "Contact Us" Web form, the Company will use the information provided to contact you about your interest in the Service.
The Company may also use data about GreenNurture.com customers for marketing purposes. For example, the Company may use information you provide to contact you to further discuss your interest in GreenNurture.com, the Service, and to send you information regarding the Company and its partners, such as information about promotions or events.
GreenNurture.com uses credit card information solely to collect payment for the Service.
GreenNurture.com uses Web Site Navigational Information to operate and improve the Company's Web sites. The Company may also use Web Site Navigational Information in combination with Data About GreenNurture.com Customers to provide users with personalized content.
3. Web Site Navigational Information
GreenNurture.com uses commonly-used information-gathering tools, such as cookies and Web beacons, to collect information as you navigate the Company's Web sites ("Web Site Navigational Information"). This section describes the types of Web Site Navigational Information the Company may collect and how the Company may use this information.
A cookie is a piece of data stored on the user's hard drive containing information about the user. Usage of a cookie is in no way linked to any personally identifiable information while on our site. To use most features of GreenNurture.com, the user must set their browser to accept cookies. (Some features, such as auto login, are not available to users who have cookies disabled on their browsers.)
GreenNurture.com may store two forms of cookies on a user's computer: an "auto-login" cookie and a "user session" cookie. GreenNurture.com places the auto-login cookie only on computers of registered users who have opted in to use the "remember me" feature. The "remember feature" enables registered users to bypass the manual login process on return visits to GreenNurture.com. In other words, by setting a cookie on our site, the user does not have to log in a password more than once, thereby saving time while on our site. This cookie is persistent and remains on the user's computer until they delete it. This cookie contains the user's username and encrypted password.
The session cookie enables GreenNurture.com to recognize that a given series of interactions originate from the same user and therefore constitute a session. Usage of a cookie is in no way linked to any personally identifiable information while on our site. Once the user closes their browser, the cookie simply terminates.
GreenNurture.com uses Web beacons alone or in conjunction with cookies to compile information about Customers and Visitors' usage of the Company's Web sites and interaction with emails from the Company. Web beacons are clear electronic images that can recognize certain types of information on your computer, such as cookies, when you viewed a particular Web site tied to the Web beacon, and a description of a Web site tied to the Web beacon. For example, GreenNurture.com may place Web beacons in marketing emails that notify the Company when you click on a link in the email that directs you to one of the Company’s Web sites. GreenNurture.com uses Web beacons to operate and improve the Company’s Web sites and email communications. GreenNurture.com may use information from Web beacons in combination with Data About GreenNurture.com Customers to provide you with information about the Company and the Service.
GreenNurture.com, Inc. collects IP addresses to analyze trends, administer the site, track user's movement, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information. We also collect the user's browser type and version number in order to make technology decisions. Additionally, we track the number of sessions initiated by a given user and the user's session length in order to identify power users and to test our site's overall usability. Finally, we track usage of links that point off of the site. We do not correlate this tracking with personally identifiable information.
4. Public Forums, Blogs, User-Generated Content, Customer Testimonials
GreenNurture.com may provide bulletin boards, blogs, or chat rooms on the Company’s Web sites. Any personally identifiable information you choose to submit in such a forum may be read, collected, or used by others who visit these forums, and may be used to send you unsolicited messages. GreenNurture.com is not responsible for the personally identifiable information you choose to submit in these forums.
GreenNurture.com provides mechanisms to enable users to post or share content in the form of articles, Conversations, pledges, photos, comments, and ratings. Any personally identifiable information you choose to submit via such a mechanism may be read, collected, or used by others. GreenNurture.com is not responsible for the personally identifiable information you choose to submit via these mechanisms. Please keep in mind that this information may become publicly available through the actions of others.
GreenNurture.com may post a list of Customers and testimonials on the Company’s Web site that contain information such as Customer names and titles. GreenNurture.com obtains the consent of each Customer prior to posting any information on such a list or posting testimonials.
5. Sharing of Information Collected
GreenNurture.com may share Data About GreenNurture.com Customers with the Company’s agents so that these agents, on our behalf, can contact Customers and Visitors who have provided contact information. GreenNurture.com may also share Data About GreenNurture.com Customers with the Company's agents to ensure the quality of information provided. GreenNurture.com does not share, sell, rent, or trade personally identifiable information with third parties for their promotional purposes.
Additionally, we may share aggregated information with co-brand partners (partner sites that provide users with customized GreenNurture.com functionality), in order to enable them to personalize and otherwise enhance the users’ experience. These parties are not allowed to use personally identifiable information except for the purpose of providing these services.
GreenNurture.com uses a third-party intermediary (Gateway) to manage credit card processing. This intermediary is not permitted to store, retain, or use Billing Information except for the sole purpose of credit card processing on the Company's behalf.
GreenNurture.com reserves the right to disclose personally identifiable information of the Company's Customers or Visitors if required by law or if the Company reasonably believes that disclosure is necessary to protect the Company's rights and/or to comply with a judicial proceeding, court order, or legal process.
This Web site contains links to other sites. Please be aware that GreenNurture.com, Inc. is not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to become familiar with privacy statements of each and every Web site they visit that collects personally identifiable information. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by GreenNurture.com Web sites.
7. Email and Email Newsletters
Users of GreenNurture.com may receive periodic emails as part of their organization’s communications initiatives. The schedule and content of these emails are determined by the Administrator. These types of emails are automatically generated via the GreenNurture.com Web site on behalf of the Administrator. Users cannot unsubscribe to this type of email communications. They must notify their Administrator and request to have their email address removed from the account.
In addition, users can specify whether or not to receive email notifications when another user comments on a Conversation that they have authored. The user can change this setting via the My Email Preferences in the Personal Profile module .
Customers and Visitors may elect to use the Company's referral service to inform friends about the Company's Web site. When using the referral service, the Company requests the friend's name and email address. GreenNurture.com will automatically send the friend a one-time email inviting him or her to visit the Company's Web sites. GreenNurture.com does not store this information.
GreenNurture.com also sends the Administrator site and service announcement updates. Administrators are not able to unsubscribe from service announcements, which contain important information about the service. We communicate with the Administrator to provide requested services and in regards to issues relating to their account via email.
8. Correction/Updating Personal Information
If a user's personally identifiable information changes or if a user no longer desires our service, GreenNurture.com will endeavor to provide a way to correct, update or remove that user's personal data provided to us. This can be done through the Personal Profile page or by emailing our Customer Service department at support@GreenNurture.com.
While GreenNurture.com does not give users the opportunity to remove their information from our database, you may elect not to receive future communications or to discontinue use of our service. All users can change their email preferences via My Email Preferences in the Personal Profile module. However, Users must contact their Administrators to request removal from emails sent as part of an organizational initiative or to request to discontinue the use of the service altogether.
Administrators can close their accounts either by using the Close Account feature on the Organizational Profile page or by requesting to close their account in writing at GreenNurture.com, 5400 S. Lakeshore Drive #101, Tempe, AZ 85283. (All account closures are subject to the Master Service Agreement ).
GreenNurture.com takes appropriate precautions to protect our users' information. Your account information is located on a secured server behind a firewall. When you enter sensitive information (such as credit card number or your password), we encrypt that information using secure socket layer technology (SSL). (To learn more about SSL, go to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Secure_Sockets_Layer ). Because email and instant messaging are not recognized as secure communications, we request that you not send private information to us by email or instant messaging services. If you have any questions about the security of GreenNurture.com Web Site, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org .
12. 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, please contact us at privacy@GreenNurture.com .