Welcome to the EcoHearth® website, located at www.ecohearth.com (the “Site”), which is owned and operated by the EcoHearth company (“EcoHearth”). EcoHearth is committed to protecting your privacy. This policy, effective November 1, 2008, describes the ways in which we collect, use, and disclose personal information.
In General - We are committed to your privacy. We collect no personal information about you unless you choose to make such information available to us. When you affirmatively choose to make personal information available to us, we receive and store any information you enter on our website. This includes information that can identify you (“personal information”), such as your name and e-mail address, which we may collect when you register on the site. You can choose not to provide us with any information, but some information about you is required in order for you to register as a member, participate in a contest or survey that we may offer, ask a question, or initiate other transactions on the Site.
Information from Third-Party Merchants - We also will obtain information about your transactions with participating third-party merchants that pay a referral fee to EcoHearth when you purchase certain goods or services from their websites. This information includes the amount of money you spent, the date the transaction went through, and the amount raised for EcoHearth.
Information Collected Automatically - We automatically collect information about your computer when you visit our website. This information includes your Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, your browser type and language, access times, and the referring website address. We also may automatically collect information about your online activity, such as the web pages you visit, the links you click, and the searches you conduct on our site. Our goal in collecting this information is to facilitate your use of our site and help customize your user experience and your personal information is not identifiable.
Cookies - When you visit our website, we may assign your computer a “cookie” (a small, unique identifier text file) to facilitate access to our site and to personalize your online experience. For example, when you sign in to our site, we will record your member ID and the name on your member account in the cookie file on your computer. We also may record your password in this cookie file, if you indicated that you would like your password saved for automatic sign-in. Most browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies. If you choose to decline cookies, please note that you may not be able to sign in or use some of the interactive features offered on our site.
Other Technologies - We may use standard Internet technology, such as pixel tags and web beacons, to track your use of our site. The information we obtain in this manner enables us to customize the services we offer our website visitors and to measure the overall effectiveness of our online advertising campaigns.
Use of Information
Your information may be used to:
- Manage your account and provide you with customer support;
- Respond to your questions and otherwise communicate with you;
- Enforce our terms and conditions;
- Notify you about new products and special offers;
- Send you Site alerts that you sign up for;
- Send you the Site newsletter;
- Help us customize and personalize our websites; develop new products and services; and improve the quality of our website and the services we offer.
Disclosure of Personal Information
We may share your information in limited circumstances, including:
- With our authorized service providers that perform certain functions or services on our behalf (including order fulfillment and business analytics);
- To respond to subpoenas or other legal process, and to exercise our legal rights;
- In order to investigate, prevent or take action regarding illegal activities, or as otherwise required by law; and
Your Rights and Choices
You have the right to receive a copy of the personal information you provide, and to correct or update that information. You also have the right upon registration to choose not to have information about new merchants or shopping specials sent to you. In addition, you may choose to stop the delivery of commercial email messages from us by following the instructions in any such email we send you.
We maintain appropriate technical, administrative and physical procedures to protect personal information from loss, misuse, or inadvertent destruction.
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