- what personally identifiable information we collect from you through the Website,
- how we use the information we collect,
- with whom the information may be shared,
- what choices are available to you regarding collection, use and distribution of the information,information related to third-party websites,
- the kind of procedures we employ in an effort to hinder the unauthorized access, use or disclosure of information you provide to us,
- how you can make changes to the information we collect about you,
- how you can learn about changes to our privacy policies, practices and procedures
THE INFORMATION WE COLLECT
Personal Information You Provide And How It Is Used: The Website allows you to send personally identifying information (such as name, address, email, social media connections and financial information) and other information of your choice to EcoForum on a voluntary basis, as more particularly described below. We do not knowingly collect sensitive personal information, such as information about medical or health conditions. Please do not send confidential information to us directly through the Website, or by email to any of the contact email addresses listed on the Website.
Membership Registration: We offer a Membership option that provides additional resources and more in depth information. Choosing to register for a Membership is voluntary, and should you opt to join we will ask you to provide certain personally identifying information, which will include email address, first and last name, phone number, country of origin.
e-Newsletters: If you opt to receive our e-Newsletter, we will ask you to provide certain personally identifying information, including your email address, first and last name, and your country of origin. You may unsubscribe from the e-Newsletter at any time, by using the link provided in your confirmation email, or in any subsequent email you receive from us.
Contact Us/Leave a Message: If you contact us through the contact form/leave a message option on the Website, we will ask that you provide certain personally identifying information, including your first and last name, and email address, and you will have the option to provide additional information. We will use the information you provide to contact you back and to respond to any requests.
Non-Personal Information We Collect by Automated Means And How We Use It: We collect certain information by automated means when you visit the Website. In addition, we also use Google Analytics – a third-party tracking service – to collect such information. The information collected may include usage information, such as the numbers and frequency of users to the Website, pages visited and similar data. If gathered, this this data is used in the aggregate, and not in a manner that is intended to identify you personally. This type of aggregate information may be shared with third parties at any time. In addition to the third-party tracking services mentioned above, we also collect this information through various other means, including “cookies,” “web beacons” and IP addresses, as further explained below.
Web Beacons – Certain pages on the Website contain “web beacons” (also know as Internet tags, pixel tags and clear GIFs). These web beacons allow third parties to obtain information such as the IP address of the computer that downloaded the page on which the beacon appears, the URL of the page on which the beacon appears, the time the page containing the beacon was viewed, the type of browser used to view the page, and the information in cookies set by the third party. Web beacons also may be used to track whether you have opened an HTML email. When the email is opened, a part of the code that makes up the HTML page calls a web server to load the web beacon that then generates a record showing that the email has been viewed. Web beacons may also recognize when the email was opened, how many times it was forwarded and which URLs (links within the email) were clicked.
IP Addresses – When you visit and interact with the Website, EcoForum and third parties with whom we have contracted to provide services for us may collect Internet Protocol addresses (each an “IP Address”), as well as browser type, Internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, platform type, date/time stamp, and page navigation. An IP Address is a unique identifier number that certain electronic devices use to identify and to communicate with each other on the Internet; your Internet Service Provider automatically assigns an IP Address to the computer that you are using. We gather this information to track website visitor movement in the aggregate, and to gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. Our goal in gathering this information is to learn how our customers and the public are using our service. We may use this information to enhance our Website or for other lawful purposes.
HOW WE MAY SHARE YOUR INFORMATION
We do not knowingly collect, use, or disclose personally identifiable information about visitors less than 13 years of age. If you are under the age of 13, you must ask your parent or guardian to assist you while accessing/viewing this Website. If you are the parent or guardian of a child under 13 years of age and believe that they have disclosed personally identifiable information to us, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org so that we may delete your child’s information.
THIRD PARTY WEBSITE
We may provide links to third-party websites as a service to you or in order to provide you additional information related to the transactions and activities that occur on the Website. We may also allow advertisers and other third parties to serve ads and promote products and services on our Website. Please be aware that we have no affiliation with these other parties, and cannot control and are not responsible for the information collection, use, and disclosure practices of such advertisers and other third parties; we encourage you to review and understand their privacy practices and policies, if any, before providing any personally identifying information to them. We are not responsible for the content or information of these websites, any products or services that may be offered through advertisers or third parties, or any other use of the linked websites.
HOW WE ATTEMPT TO SAFEGUARD YOUR INFORMATION
YOUR INFORMATION AND YOUR CHOICES
To the extent required by law, we provide you with (i) reasonable access to the personally identifiable information you provide to us, and (ii) the ability to review, correct and delete such personally identifiable information. If you believe that any of the personally identifiable information that you have submitted through our Website is no longer accurate, or you wish to make any updates or changes, you may do so by logging into the account you have created. If you do not have an account with us, you can request that we make the changes by emailing us at email@example.com. Upon appropriate request we will update or amend your information, but we reserve the right to use Information obtained previously to verify your identity or take other actions that we believe are appropriate and lawful. We will endeavor to comply with your request as soon as reasonably practicable. Please note we may need to retain certain information for record keeping purposes, and there may also be residual Information that will remain within our databases and other records, which will not be removed from such locations. Finally, we are not responsible for removing or deleting information from the databases of third parties (such as service providers) with whom we have shared Information about you.
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