Eco-Stewards℠ is committed to protecting the private information of our website visitors. The Eco-Stewards℠ Website adheres to a strict policy for ensuring the privacy of personally identifiable information and preserving the integrity of this online medium. Here we explain the type of information collected from Eco-Stewards℠, how that information may be used, how you can access or modify that information, and how that information is protected.
I. WHICH SITES ARE COVERED BY THIS POLICY?
II. WHAT INFORMATION DO WE GATHER?
Eco-Stewards℠ is committed to complying fully with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998. Our information collection practices are described below. We urge kids to check with their parents before entering information on any Website and we urge parents to discuss with their kids restrictions regarding the online release of personal information to anyone they don't know. Eco-Stewards℠ collects two types of information from visitors to the Website: (A) Personally Identifiable Information, and (B) Non-personally Identifiable Information (information such as IP Addresses and cookies, which allow for a better use of the Website). Uses of this information are discussed in Section III.
A. Personally Identifiable Information
Eco-Stewards℠ will not collect personally identifiable information from you, other than what you supply to us on a voluntary basis upon request. Personally identifiable information includes, but is not limited to, name, address, e-mail address, telephone number, and birth date.
Registration for our Website:
Our Website may at times require a free registration, which enables full access to the information and resources offered on our Website. A unique email address must be supplied to register.
Listservs and E-mail Newsletters:
On occasion, we may collect personal information from users in connection with optional (i.e. you opt-in to subscribe to these services) listservs and e-mail newsletters. Such information will be used as indicated at the time of collection.
B. Non-personally Identifiable Information
In addition to information that you provide to us, we may also collect and store certain non-personally identifiable information automatically when using the Website. This information helps us improve the experience you and other visitors have with the Website.
For example, we may collect your IP address, browser information and reference website domain, as well as related information such as the date on which you visit the Website. This information does not identify you personally and is only used in the aggregate.
As is common practice among web sites, we use “cookies” and similar technologies. Cookies are text files which store your preferences. No personal information is ever stored in an Eco-Stewards℠ cookie, even if you have entered your name or email address on other parts of the Website.
You can generally prevent cookies from being used by changing the settings in your web browser, but please be aware that by doing so you may be unable to fully utilize the Website.
III. HOW DO WE USE INFORMATION GATHERED ON THE WEBSITE?
Except as expressly set forth in our policies, we will not willfully disclose your personally identifiable information to any third party without first receiving your permission. We will never sell, rent, or swap your personally identifiable information with non-affiliated third parties for their own purposes.
In terms of our own use of information, we may use your personally identifiable information for the activities described in the previous sections, and for internal purposes and marketing.
We will typically explain the extent of use at the time you are asked to provide personal information. If you do not want this information to be collected or used by us for these purposes, you can simply “opt out.” Under certain circumstances, opting out may prevent your participation in activities for which personal information is needed, as in contests.
In certain cases, we contract with other companies to provide services on our behalf. These service providers may maintain customer databases which may hold Website users’ e-mail addresses, including:
• Sponsors, educators and members;
• Website visitors who have provided them to Eco-Stewards℠ by registering at our Website or signing up for a newsletter or listserv;
• Sponsors, educators and members who e-mail questions about membership or programs;
Our service providers have access to your personally identifiable information as necessary to provide certain services on our behalf. They are required to maintain the privacy of all such information in their possession or control and can only use the information on our behalf for the purpose that we have contracted them, for example processing your order or sending you a series newsletter. They are not authorized to use your information for any other purpose.
We, or our service providers, may release personal identification information if we believe in good faith that the law or legal process requires it, we have received a valid administrative request from a law enforcement agency, or such release is necessary to protect anyone’s rights, property or safety.
On certain pages, we offer visitors the opportunity to provide comments or other user-generated content on blogs and articles. Any information that you disclose when posting a message to these areas, along with the screen name or ID used, becomes public. In addition, the information that you disclose in these areas may be used by us for promotional and marketing purposes. We are not responsible for any personally identifiable information that you choose to disclose in these public areas.
We reserve the right to send you e-mail relating to your account status. If you have registered for online discussions or other services, you may receive e-mail specific to your participation in those activities.
We offer several e-mail newsletters and listservs. If you no longer wish to receive a specific newsletter, you may opt out by following the "unsubscribe" instructions located near the bottom of each newsletter.
We use non-personally identifiable information, such as IP addresses or demographic information (zip codes for example) to tailor our Website to the interests/locations of our users and to measure traffic within our Website.
Eco-Stewards℠ uses the content from the cookies to deliver relevant local resources, remember browser preferences, and improve our visitors’ experiences on the Website. Eco-Stewards℠ does not sell information collected by cookies nor use the information for commerce-related purposes. In addition, Eco-Stewards℠ will not filter content based on your preferences without permission.
1. If you watch a video clip or listen to an audio clip on Eco-Stewards℠, a cookie may remember which media player and type of clip you prefer to use on your computer. You can change your video and audio preferences at any time, or choose a player each time you view of listen to a clip.
2. A cookie will tell us which pages you visit and the amount of time between each page visit. The cookie does not remember any information about you or your computer; it just helps us at Eco-Stewards℠ monitor Website usage and traffic; for example, it allows us to measure the number of repeat visitors to pbs.org in a given month. This data is only used in the aggregate.
Additionally, cookies may be used on the Websites to automatically sign you in so that you do not have to enter a username and password each time you visit.
IV. HOW CAN I ACCESS OR CORRECT INFORMATION?
Access to personally identifiable information that is collected from our Website may be accessible for a limited period of time from the point of collection, such as where a user provides an e-mail address in order to receive an e-mail newsletter or a reminder about an upcoming program or event. In other cases, personally identifiable information may be maintained, edited and deleted at the user’s discretion at any time after the information has been submitted to Eco-Stewards℠ For example, if you created a password-protected account within our Website, you may be able to access that account to review the information you provided and make corrections and updates as necessary. However this feature is not available throughout our website where the user is not asked to create an account. Therefore, if at any time, you prefer not to receive e-mail from a service that you subscribed to without creating a personal account, simply get out by following the unsubscribe options at the bottom of each e-mail.
You may also send an e-mail or letter to the following e-mail or street address requesting access to or correction of your personally identifiable information. For verification purposes please include your first name, last name, e-mail address and the password you use for said service.
100 Crescent Centre Parkway
Tucker, GA 30084
Email us by completing our Contact Us information
V. HOW IS MY INFORMATION PROTECTED?
Eco-Stewards℠ is committed to ensuring the security of the data provided to us by Website users. To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy and ensure the appropriate use of information, we have put in place appropriate physical, electronic and managerial procedures to protect the information we collect online.
VI. DO YOU HAVE ADDITIONAL CHILDREN’S GUIDELINES?
Eco-Stewards.com is a general audience Website and does not knowingly collect or store personally identifiable information about children under the age of 13.
Any of our Websites that are directed to children under the age of 13 (e.g., Eco-Stewards℠ Website) comply with COPPA (Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998) standards, which are in addition to Eco-Stewards.com policies.