Greening Point, Inc. ("Greening Point", "we", "us", "our", etc.)
provides this website, email messaging, other electronic communication services,
and related websites or services (individually or collectively, the "Service") for the use of
registered individuals and/or the
such as "you", "your", etc. refer to you as a user of any aspect of the Service.
We reserve the right, at our sole discretion, to change, modify, add, or
Your use of any aspect of the Service constitutes your acceptance of the Privacy
Policy in effect at the time of your use.
Accountability and Security: Greening Point is responsible for
will protect personal information by reasonable security safeguards appropriate
to the sensitivity of the information, consistent with generally accepted
standards of commercial business practice. When we use trusted third
parties to act on our behalf by performing such functions as fulfilling orders,
delivering packages, processing credit card payments or providing customer
service, contractual or other appropriate means are used to ensure compliance by
External Services: The Service contains links to sites operated by third parties
that we feel may be of interest to our Service users, that may independently offer
Greening Point products for sale, or where Greening Point has provided a portal
or link to other services, including services where Greening Point is a sales
agent or reseller ("External Services"). Examples include links to
third party sites containing useful or interesting information, links to
third-party sites that may offer Greening Point items for sale, links to
discussion groups, blogs or social networks operated by third parties, and other
services operated by third parties where our role was to conclude the sale of
the service acting as a sales agent or authorized reseller. These External
independently operated and are not under the control of Greening Point.
The External Services operate according to their own policies. Consistent
with these External Service policies, Greening Point may receive information about
sales of products, services or customer usage of the External Services. We
also abide by any agreements we may have with the External Services regarding
protection of information. We encourage you to be aware when you leave our
Service to read the privacy statements of each and every website that collects
personally identifiable information.
Identifying Purposes: Unless the purpose is self-evident due to
the nature of the transaction in question, Greening Point will identify the
purposes for which personal information is collected at or before the time the
information is collected. (An example of a self-evident purpose is
requesting the name and address of the person placing an order in order to
ensure proper delivery.)
Consent: We will collect, use or disclose your personal information
only with your knowledge and consent, except where required or permitted by law.
Consent can be expressed or, in some circumstances, implied, and given in
writing, by using or not using a check-off box, electronically, orally (in
person or by telephone), or by your conduct, such as use of a product or
service. Greening Point assumes your implied consent to share some personal
information, such as your name or nickname, photo, environmental footprint
rating, group memberships, and other profile-related information with other
users unless you explicitly choose to hide this information. In
determining the type of consent to obtain, Greening Point will consider all
relevant factors, including the sensitivity of the information and your
reasonable expectations. You may withdraw your consent at any time, on
reasonable notice, subject to legal or contractual restrictions. Greening Point
will inform you of the implications of doing so.
Limiting Collection: The collection of personal information by
Greening Point will be limited to what is necessary for the purposes which it
identifies. We will collect personal information by fair and lawful means.
Limiting Use, Disclosure and Retention: All personal information
we collect will be used, disclosed and retained only in accordance with this
Sale or Rental of Personal Information: We do not sell or rent
customer lists or personal information to others. If we were to decide to sell
or rent this information in the future, Greening Point would announce such a
plan and ask you to “opt in”. If you wanted to share your personal information,
you would have to respond. In the absence of such a response, your personal
information would not be sold or rented to a third party. However, we may
release your information to parties outside Greening Point in certain
circumstances, which include:
(i) Disclosure with Your Consent: On an ongoing basis, we
will disclose your personal information to other organizations or individuals as
requested by you. We release only the information required to identify you, as
well as the specific data collected for which you have given consent. It
is important to understand the different ways that we may obtain your consent to
collect, use, disclose and share your personal information. Depending on the
situation and the sensitivity of the information, we may obtain your consent in
different ways. Express consent may be obtained verbally, online or in writing.
Implied consent may be obtained through your use of a product, or when you
approach us to obtain products or services from us.
(ii) Disclosure for Servicing Purposes: We give a limited amount of
information, only as necessary, without your consent, to our suppliers and
agents. To process and/or fulfill your transactions, trusted third parties may
be used to perform the required function, and in such cases, appropriate
personal information will be given to them to allow for the service to be
provided. Contractual or other appropriate means will be used to ensure third
suppliers and agents may be located in the United States or other countries, and
they in turn may disclose information in response to valid demands or requests
from governments, regulators, courts and law enforcement authorities in their
jurisdictions or countries.
(iii) Disclosure to External Services: We may facilitate your access to
an External Service and/or we may act as a sales agent or reseller for services
provided by an External Service. In such cases we will provide necessary
information to enable such access. The disclosed information will be
prior to consenting to the disclosure.
Accuracy: We will keep your personal information as accurate,
complete and up-to-date as necessary for the purposes for which it is to be
Individual Access: Upon request, Greening Point will inform you
of the existence, use and disclosure of personal information we have relating to
you, and give you access to that information. You have the right to challenge
the accuracy and completeness of your information and have it amended as
appropriate. However, in certain circumstances this information will not
be disclosed to you. Some examples of these circumstances are information that
contains references to other individuals, that cannot be disclosed for legal,
security or commercial proprietary reasons, or that is subject to
attorney-client or litigation privilege.
Collection of Information from Children: We do not knowingly
collect or solicit personal information from anyone under the age of thirteen or
knowingly allow such persons to register accounts with us. If you are under the
age of thirteen, please do not attempt to register or send any information about
yourself to us, including your name, address, telephone number, or email
address. In the event that we learn that we have collected personal information
from an individual under the age of thirteen, we will remove that information as
quickly as possible. If you believe that we might have any information from or
about a person under the age of thirteen, please contact us as specified below.
Certain services (for example, online discussion groups) and some External
may impose additional age restrictions. We do not collect financial
information (e.g. credit card numbers) or similar information from anyone under
the age of eighteen.
Types of Personal Information
The type of personal information which we collect from you depends on the
type of transaction involved:
(i) Online: Greening Point may ask for your name, address,
email address, and other personal information when you create an account online.
You may also be asked for personal information when you make an online purchase,
subscribe to information alerts or news updates, or enter into contests or
promotions. This information is used to process your transactions and to allow
us to communicate with you. The information also enables Greening Point to
customize products or services to better meet your preferences and to offer you
products and services from Greening Point and other sources that may be of
interest to you.
(ii) Profile: When you create an account for use in the Service
or any other Greening Point websites or software, you may be provided with the
opportunity to create a user profile about yourself. Profile information may be
presented back to and edited by you when you access the service; and in
addition, may be presented to others who are permitted to view that information
by your privacy settings. Personal identifiable information will never be
presented to others unless you have been given an option or choice as to
whether or not you want this information shared.
(iii) Discussion Groups, Comments and Other Submissions: You
may have the opportunity to participate in online discussions, comments, blogs,
chat, inter-user messaging and other communication methods. Any such
information or post or submit on the Service at your
own risk. You should generally assume that your submissions may be publically
available to worldwide Internet users. Although we may allow you to set some
privacy options that limit access to your submissions, please be aware that no
security measures are perfect or impenetrable. We cannot control the actions of
other users with whom you may choose to share your submissions and information.
Therefore, we cannot and do not guarantee that submissions you post using the
Service will not be viewed by unauthorized persons. We are not responsible for
circumvention of any privacy settings or security measures contained on the
Service. You understand and acknowledge that, even after removal, copies of
submissions may remain viewable in cached, archived or indexed pages on the
or on External Services, and others may have copied or stored your submissions
during the time they were available. Information you submit may be used by
us as described in our Terms of Service.
(iv) Information Supplied About Others: We may provide the
opportunity for you to supply information to us about other individuals, for
example an invitation service to tell a friend about our Service, products or
services using your friend’s email address which you have supplied to us. At the
time the information is collected we will describe exactly how it will be used.
Any contact such other individual will be strictly limited (typically a one-time
email inviting him or her to visit the Service or try a product or service.)
Greening Point stores this information to send this one-time email and to track
the success of our referral program. The contacted individual will always have a
means to request that we remove this information from our database.
(v) Information Incidental to Web, Email and Electronic Communications:
IP addresses, browser-supplied information and site session information
(for example, the sequence of pages visited during a visit to the Service) may be
recorded as part of the normal operation of the Service for purposes of usage
analysis and security monitoring. Tracking cookies (both session and
persistent) may be used to implement certain features. This will cause
your browser to save certain information about your activities. Most browsers
can disable tracking cookies at the user's option, but this may limit your use
of certain services. Email messages contain information such as sender
address and other "header" information (possibly including the sender's IP
address, email client, name, organization, and other data). In the
ordinary course of processing email such information will be retained and
available for as long as the email message itself is retained. Normally we
may retain copies of correspondence, including email correspondence, for
indefinite periods. Similar considerations apply to other forms of
Use of Information without Identification: Greening Point may
use information your provide without identifying you as an individual to third
parties. For example we may produce aggregated statistical reports of different
geographic areas or we may personalize advertisements and promotions.
Removal of Personal Information: The Service may provide tools to
update, remove and/or control access to personal information. In addition, you
may contact us as specified below to request account cancellation or information
removal if the Service has not provided self-service tools. In some cases due
to technical and operational constraints we may require a reasonable time to
remove material from the Service. In all cases, removed material may persist
in backup copies for an extended period, however such material will not longer
be generally accessible to others. Where you make use of the discussion or
communication features of the Service to share information with other individuals
(e.g., posting comments, sending messages) you generally cannot remove such communications.
Unsubscribing from On-going Communications or Promotional Offers:
During your use of the Service you may subscribe to on-going information
bulletins, news updates or similar. Occasionally we send promotional
offers to selected groups of Greening Point customers for offers from Greening
Point itself, or for offers where we have joined with another business for such
promotions. When we do this, we do not give that business your name and address.
Such offers will always contain an unsubscribe option so you may indicate if you
do not wish to receive any future offers. Please allow up to 7 business days for
such request to be processed.
Necessary Communications: If you are doing business with
Greening Point or using the Service as a registered user, then even if you have
opted-out of other subscriptions or promotional communications, we may use your
contact information (including email) to communicate with you when this is
necessary to complete requested transactions or facilitate your continued use of
Statistical Reports: Greening Point may also use personal
account information and data collected through your personal identification to
generate statistics and aggregate reports for internal use and for sharing with
affiliates, subsidiaries, licensees, successors and advertisers. These
statistics and aggregate reports will not contain any information that could
identify you personally.
Business Transfers: As Greening Point continues to develop and
grow, we may buy or sell parts of our businesses. A large portion of our
businesses consist of the data collected by our software and websites, as well
as our customer relationships, and personal customer information, which would
generally be one of the transferred business assets.
Other Disclosures: Notwithstanding anything else in this Privacy
Policy, we will disclose personal
information to law enforcement authorities, courts, government agencies or regulatory bodies as we deem necessary or as
required by law. We may disclose information to help us collect a debt
owed to us by you. In the event of any situations that we reasonably believe
may be a threat to the security of the Service, a threat to any of our other computer
systems or networks, a threat to any Service users, or any public safety threat, we may
use any and all information available to us to address such threats.
Limitation of Liability: The use of the Service and related
services are governed by our Terms of Service, including the LIMITATION OF
Notifications or Requests: To make any notifications or requests