SustainableHomes.com intends to provide both its website visitors (Visitors) and customers who register to transact business on the site (Subscribers) and make use of the various services the numerous advantages of an evolving web by providing a well-integrated, interactive experience. The material that appears on SustainableHomes.com is for informational purposes only. Despite our efforts to provide useful and accurate information, errors may appear from time to time and we invite you to forward a copy of any inaccurate material to us via the contact form. Users of SustainableHomes.com will take full responsibility for their participation in the informative, educational, professional, training, and supportive materials provided on the site.
We respect the privacy of our listing subscribers, events subscribers, newsletter subscribers, customers, contacts, those who answer our surveys, and those who fill out our questionnaires or use promotions offered on this site. To better protect your privacy, we provide this notice explaining our online information practices and the choices you can make about the way your information is collected and used. To make this notice easy to find, we make it available on our homepage and at every point where personally identifiable information may be requested.
How we gather information from users
How we collect and store information depends on the page you are visiting, the activities you elect to participate in, and the services we provide. For instance, you may be asked to provide information when you register for access to certain portions of our site or request certain features, such as newsletters or when you make a purchase. You may provide information when you participate in surveys, questionnaires and contests, message boards and chat rooms, and other interactive areas of our site. It is common practice for websites to also collect information automatically and through the use of electronic tools that may be transparent to our visitors. For instance, we use the login or may use cookie technology to recognize you and hold information from your visit, including, but not limit to, your IP addresses, ISPs, and browser types, to analyze trends, administer the Site, track a user’s movement and use, and gather broad demographic information. Among other things, the cookie may store your user name and password, sparing you from having to re-enter that information each time you visit, or may control the number of times you encounter a particular advertisement while visiting our site. As we adopt additional technology, we may also gather information through other means. In certain cases, you can choose not to provide us with information, for instance by setting your browser to refuse to accept cookies, but if you do, you may be unable to access certain portions of the site or you may be asked to re-enter your user name and password, and we may not be able to customize the site’s features according to your preferences.
What we do with the information we collect
As a Web publisher, we collect information to enhance your visit and deliver more individualized content and advertising. We respect your privacy and do not share your information with anyone. Aggregated Information (information that does not personally identify you) may be used in many ways. For instance, we may combine information about your usage patterns with similar information obtained from other users to help enhance our site and services (e.g., to learn which pages are visited most or what features are most attractive). Aggregated Information may occasionally be shared with our advertisers and business partners. Again, this information does not include any Personally
Identifiable Information about you or allow anyone to identify you individually.
SustainableHomes.com complies with the CAN-SPAM federal regulation by ensuring that the company will only send emails with the following two guidelines:
1. A single-click unsubscribe link will be easily accessible in each email sent.
2. Non-internet contact information will be included in each email. This can be a physical business address and/or telephone number.
Personally Identifiable Information collected by SustainableHomes.com may also be used for other purposes, including but not limited to site administration, troubleshooting, processing of e-commerce transactions, administration of surveys, questionnaires and contests, and other communications with you. Certain third parties who provide technical support for the operation of our site (for instance our Web hosting provider) may access such information. We will use your information only as permitted by law.
In addition, as our business continues to grow, we may sell, buy, merge or partner with other companies or businesses. In such transactions, user information may be among the transferred assets. We may also disclose your information in response to a court order, at other times when we believe we are reasonably required to do so by law, in connection with the collection of amounts you may owe to us, and/or to law enforcement authorities whenever we deem it appropriate or necessary. Please note we may not provide you with notice prior to disclosure in such cases.
How do we keep Personally Identifiable Information secure?
SustainableHomes.com employees are familiar with our security policy and practices. The Personally Identifiable Information of our Visitors and Subscribers is only accessible to a limited number of qualified employees who are given a password in order to gain access to the information. We audit our security systems and processes on a regular basis. We never collect sensitive information, such as credit card numbers or social security numbers, but if this information is submitted by any Visitors, this information is protected by encryption protocols, in place to protect information sent over the Internet. While we take commercially reasonable measures to maintain a secure site, electronic communications and databases are subject to errors, tampering and break-ins, and we cannot guarantee or warrant that such events will not take place and we will not be liable to Visitors or Subscribers for any such occurrences.
Affiliated sites, linked sites and advertisements
SustainableHomes.com expects its partners, advertisers and affiliates to respect the privacy of our users. Be aware, however, that third parties, including our partners, advertisers, affiliates and other content providers accessible through our site, may have their own privacy and data collection policies and practices. For instance, during your visit to our site you may link to, or view as part of an iframe on a SustainableHomes.com page, certain content that is actually created or hosted by a third party. Also, through SustainableHomes.com you may be introduced to, or be able to access, information, Web sites, features, surveys, contests or sweepstakes offered by other parties.
SustainableHomes.com is not responsible for the actions or policies of such third parties. You should check the applicable privacy policies of those third parties when providing information on a feature or page operated by a third party.
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You should also be aware that if you voluntarily disclose Personally Identifiable Information on message boards or in chat areas, that information can be viewed publicly and can be collected and used by third parties without our knowledge and may result in unsolicited messages from other individuals or third parties. Such activities are beyond the control of SustainableHomes.com and this policy.
SustainableHomes.com does not knowingly collect or solicit Personally Identifiable Information from or about children under 13 except as permitted by law. If we discover we have received any information from a child under 13 in violation of this policy, we will delete that information immediately. If you believe SustainableHomes.com has any information from or about anyone under 13, please contact us at the address listed below.
Limitation of Liability
In no event shall SustainableHomes.com be liable for any indirect, special, incidental, consequential or punitive damages (including but not limited to loss of use, loss of profits, or loss of data) whether in an action in contract, tort (including but not limited to negligence), equity or otherwise, arising out of or in any way connected with the use of or inability to use this site or the materials therein or resulting from unauthorized access to or alteration of data.
Termination of Service
We reserve the right to terminate your subscription and/or your user account at any time. You also have the option of canceling your subscription and/or account at any time without penalty. In the event of account cancellation you will lose all subscription fees paid and all data related to your account.
SustainableHomes.com claims no intellectual property rights over the material you provide to the Service. You acknowledge that SustainableHomes.com owns all right, title and interest in and to the Service, including without limitation all intellectual property rights, and such rights are protected by U.S. and international intellectual property laws. You agree that you will not copy, reproduce, alter, modify, or create derivative works from the Service.
Changes to this Policy
SustainableHomes.com reserves the right to change this policy at any time, at our discretion. Please check this page periodically for changes. Your continued use of our site following the posting of changes to these terms will mean you accept those changes. Information collected prior to the time any change is posted will be used according to the rules and laws that applied at the time the information was collected.
Last Updated: September 15th, 2015