Privacy Policy

Grades of Green, Inc. Privacy Policy

Grades of Green, Inc. (“Grades of Green”) has created this privacy policy (“Privacy Policy”) to explain and summarize how we collect, use and protect, or in some cases do not protect, your personal information as you interact with us online through the website (the “Website”).  Grades of Green reserves the right to change this Privacy Policy at any time by posting a new privacy policy on the Website.  Therefore, you are responsible for periodically checking the Privacy Policy for changes.  By accessing the Website, you indicate your agreement to and acceptance of the terms of this Privacy Policy, and consent to the collection, retention and use of your personally identifiable information consistent with this Privacy Policy, as amended from time to time.  Your use of the Website is governed at all times by the Grades of Green, Inc. Terms of Use.  If you are visiting from outside the United States there may be special rules or limitations on your use of this

1.  INFORMATION WE COLLECT AND HOW WE USE THE INFORMATION

1. Grades of Green collects and uses information you provide to us or that we learn from your use of this Website.  Grades of Green does not share your personal information with third parties for their direct marketing purposes.  We may share your personal information where it is necessary for us to complete a transaction or do something that you have asked us to do.  Whenever we may need to share your personal information, we try to provide you with the information you need to make informed

2. Grades of Green collects and uses your personal information in several ways:

1. User Accounts.  In order to access certain areas of the Website, you may

2. Website Usage.  Grades of Green authorized service providers, maybe required to create a user account and/or provide certain personal information such as your name and your email address.  In order to access and use areas of the Website restricted to registered users, you are required to provide additional information such as your name, telephone number, email address, physical address and other personal information. We may use the information you provide in online registration forms to notify you periodically about important changes to the Website (such as a change to this Privacy Policy) or notice of a security breach.  We may also use the information you provide to us to notify you of new Grades of Green products and services, and special offers and contests that may be of interest to you.  Regardless of any other provision of this Privacy Policy, we may permanently store any personal information provided by you via such registration process.  observe your activities, preferences, and transactional data (such as your IP address and browser type) relating to your use of this Website.  While we may collect or log this information, we generally do not identify you or match this information with your other personal information.  We may use this collected or logged information to diagnose website technical problems, to facilitate your use of the Website, or to track aggregate traffic patterns throughout the Website.

3. Online Transactions.  If we offer you the opportunity to purchase products online and you choose to purchase such products, including purchase of subscription services, you may be asked to share personal information in addition to the information provided to create a user account in order to complete a transaction.  In addition, you may be asked for information needed to complete your order, contact you to confirm the order, and provide related customer service.  This information is used, for example, to affect your transactions, to create and share aggregate reports about these transactions, and to perform credit fraud screening services for transactions between you and Grades of Green and/or our authorized service providers.

4. Recruitment and Job Applications.  You may provide us with personal information, such as that contained on a resume or a curriculum vitae, in connection with a job application or inquiry.  We may use this information for the purpose of employment consideration or your inquiry.  We may keep your information on file for a reasonable period of time for future consideration.

5. GRADES OF GREEN WILL TREAT ANY FEEDBACK, EMAILS OR SUGGESTIONS YOU PROVIDE TO US AS NON-CONFIDENTIAL AND

2. OTHER USE OF COLLECTED INFORMATION

1. Certain Third Party Transactions.  Grades of Green may work with some

2. Mergers, Acquisitions and Bankruptcy.  If Grades of Green should ever file for

3. As Required by Law and Other Extraordinary Disclosures.  Grades of Green may authorized service providers to provide technical and customer support, shipping, credit card processing, product fulfillment or other services.  Where practical, Grades of Green will require these service providers to safeguard personal information you provide to us.  To the extent it is necessary for these service providers to complete their contractual obligations to Grades of Green, these third parties may have access to or process your personal information.  Grades of Green generally limits their use of your personal information to the purpose for which it was shared.  Grades of Green may sometimes permit our authorized service providers to have access to aggregate statistics about our customers, sales, traffic patterns, and related site information.  bankruptcy or merge with another company, or if Grades of Green should decide to buy, sell or reorganize some part or all of its business, Grades of Green may be required to disclose your personal information to prospective or actual purchasers or receive personal information from sellers.  It is Grades of Green’s practice to seek appropriate protection for information disclosed or received in these types of transactions. be required to disclose your personal information if it: (a) believes it is reasonably necessary to comply with legal process (such as a court order, subpoena, search warrant, etc.) or other legal requirements of any governmental authority; (b) would potentially mitigate our liability in an actual or potential lawsuit; (c) is otherwise necessary to protect our rights or property; or (d) is necessary protect the interest of other users of our Website.

3. CHILDREN

1. You must be at least 13 years old to use Grades of Green’s website. Grades of

2. Compliance with Cal. Bus. & Prof. Code § 22581. In compliance with Cal. Bus.

Green does not knowingly collect information from children under 13.

& Prof. Code § 22581 (commonly referred to as the California “Minor Eraser”

Law), Grades of Green allows minors under the age of 18 to request that their content be deleted from the website. Should a minor wish to have his or her information deleted from the Grades of Green website, he or she should e-mail his or her request to info@gradesofgreen.org. However, the removal of the content or information from the Grades of Green website does not ensure complete or comprehensive removal of the content or information posted on the Grades of Green website by the registered user. The information may still be retained in Grades of Green’s database.

4. SECURITY

1. No data transmissions over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure.

2. You understand and acknowledge that, even after removal, copies of your

3. If Grades of Green learns of a security systems breach we may attempt to notify

Consequently, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you

transmit to us and you do so at your own risk.  Once we receive your

transmission, we make reasonable efforts to ensure security on our systems.  We

use secure server software (SSL) and firewalls to protect your information from

unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, or destruction.  However, please note

that this is not a guarantee that such information may not be accessed, disclosed,

altered or destroyed by breach of such firewalls and secure server software.

Grades of Green is not responsible for circumvention of any privacy settings or

security measures contained on the Website.

information may remain viewable in cashed or archived pages or if other users

who you permitted to access your information have copied or stored

your information.

you electronically so that you can take appropriate protective steps.  By using this

Website or providing personal information to us, you agree that we can

communicate with you electronically regarding security, privacy and

administrative issues relating to your use of the Website.  Grades of Green may

post a notice on our Website if a security breach occurs.  If this happens, you will

need a web browser enabling you to view the Website.  Grades of Green may also

send an email to you at the email address you have provided to us in these

circumstances.  Depending on where you live, you may have a legal right to

receive notice of a security breach in writing.  To receive free written notice of a

security breach (or to withdraw your consent from receiving electronic notice)

you should notify us.

5. HOW WE RESPOND TO DO NOT TRACK SIGNALS

1. “Do Not Track” is a feature of some web browsers that allows users to control the

tracking of their browsing activities across websites. We do not take actions to

respond to automated “Do Not Track” signals at the current time.

6. INTERNATIONAL VISITORS AND CUSTOMERS

1. This Website is hosted in the United States and is intended for United States

2. Parts of this Privacy Policy may not apply to visitors from outside the United

7. LINKS TO THIRD-PARTY SITES AND CO-BRANDED WEBSITES

1. This Website may contain links to third-party sites, however, please be aware that

visitors.  If you are visiting from the European Union or other regions with laws

governing data collection and use that may differ from United States law, please

note that you are transferring your personal data to the United States and by

providing your personal data you consent to that transfer.  When you provide

personal data to Grades of Green or our service providers or vendors, you consent

to the processing of your data in the United States as the Website is operated in

the United States.

States because certain services are not offered to those outside the United States.

2. This Website may contain links to co-branded web sites that may display Grades

3. Advertisements that appear on the Website are sometimes delivered (or “served”)

Grades of Green is not responsible for and cannot control the privacy practices of

these other sites.  We encourage you to read the privacy policies for these other

sites, as they may differ from ours.

of Green’s logo and trademarks but which are maintained by third parties.  Please

read the privacy policy on the co-branded site for the applicable privacy practices

relating to personal information collected via that site, as it may differ from this

Privacy Policy.  This Privacy Policy applies solely to personal information

collected by Grades of Green.

directly to users by third party advertisers.  Such third parties automatically

receive your IP address when this happens.  These third party advertisers may also

download cookies to your computer, or use other technologies such as JavaScript

and “web beacons” (also known as “1×1 gifs”) to measure the effectiveness of

their ads and to personalize advertising content.  Doing this allows the advertising

network to recognize your computer each time they send you an advertisement in

order to measure the effectiveness of their ads and to personalize advertising

content.  In this way, they may compile information about where individuals

using your computer or browser saw their advertisements and determine which

advertisements are clicked.  Grades of Green does not have access to or control of

the cookies that may be placed by the third party advertisers.  Third party

advertisers have no access to your contact information stored on the Website

unless you choose to share it with them.

cover the use of cookies or other tracking technologies by any of its advertisers.

4. This Privacy Policy covers the use of cookies by Grades of Green and does not

8. CONTACT PREFERENCES

1. When you provide Grades of Green with personal information, we may

2. Generally, when we contact you, we will try to provide you with an easy and

communicate with you by the method you choose about topics of your choosing.

convenient way to notify us if you would not like further similar

communications.  To request that we remove your personally identifiable

information from our database or to “opt-out” of any further e-mail or contact,

send a request to info@gradesofgreen.org.  Grades of Green will make a good

9. CONTACTING GRADES OF GREEN, INC.

faith effort to comply with such written request within thirty days of receipt of

the request.

1. If you have any questions, comments, or concerns about this Privacy Policy, or

would like to make changes to your personal information or contact preferences,

or delete personal information you have provided to us, please email us

at info@gradesofgreen.org

2. Postal Mail Address:

420 27th Street

Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

3. If you have a privacy concern regarding Grades of Green or this Privacy Policy

and if you cannot satisfactorily resolve it through the use of this Website you

should then write to us.  In the event that we are still unable to resolve your

concerns, Grades of Green is committed to cooperating to achieve a proper

resolution of your privacy concerns.

Effective Date: January 1, 2016