What this policy covers
Your privacy is very important to us. This page will show our firm commitment to yourprivacy. This policy covers how we treat personal information that we may collect orreceive from you when you use our service. "Personal information" is informationabout you that is personally identifiable, such as your social security number, name,address, name, address, email address, or phone number.
Greenearthtraveler.org will not sell, loan, rent, lease, barter, or publish yourpersonal information to a third party. All data that we keep on you is kept strictly forgreenearthtraveler.org business use, to assist you in your current or futurepurchases or in analyzing sales trends. No customer data is stored on servers that areaccessible to the internet. All data is downloaded and deleted from our internetserver several times a day.
This policy does not apply to the practices of companies and/or other entities thatWE does not own or control, to people that are not managed or employed by GET,and/or to operators of sites which are linked to or from greenearthtraveler.org
Data and Information Collection and Use
GET collects information from and about you when you register with GET as amember, and when you use GET's service.Users who visit GET's site and do not register do not need to provide any personalinformation. GET does, however, collect limited, non-personally identifyinginformation from non-registered users that browsers make available whenever a uservisits a website. This information includes your internet protocol (IP) address, browsertype, browser language, cookies, and use patterns.
When you register as a Member, we ask for personal information from you, whichmay include your name, email address, date of birth, gender, zip code, personalinterested, and a password. Your password will be maintained on our system in anencrypted form and you will be able to create a unique username that will identifyyou during login and when you are using the service. Please note that GET owns yourusername, grants you a license to use it while you are a Member, and reserves allrights to your username once you either cease to be a Member or following anextended period of inactivity, including but not limited to the right to revoke, reuse,resell, or license your username.
Certain members may opt to particiapte in programs offered by GET where amember can earn GET Marketplace dollars. If you participate in such programs, GETmay require you to provide additional information, including but not limited to yoursocial security number. All such information will be maintained in secure andencrypted areas of our system.
Once you register with GET and sign into our site, you are not anonymous to us.GET uses the information collected for the following purposes: to customize theadvertising and content that you see, to fulfill requests for products and service, toimprove our service, to contact you, to conduct research, and to provideanonymous reporting for internal and external clients.
Publishing on greenearthtraveler.org
Use care when posting personal information or personal content on our Service,particularly sensitive information such as social security numbers, financialinformation, home addresses, or phone numbers.
You should be aware that, when you post information in GET, the information thatyou post - including but not limited to the content of the post, header information,username, and email address associated with the posting - may be read, copied,used, and redistributed by people you do not not.
The contents of the postings that you submit to the service are stored andmaintained on our servers in order to publish the postings and provide the service. inorder to protect our Members from email harvesting software and bots, we attemptto "mask" email addresses so that they are typically human readable but notmachine readable. In addition, we collect and maintain information about youraccount activity, such as the contents of your posts, the links that you click on,search inquiries, postings that you comment upon, and your preferred settings whenusing the service.
To comply with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act, the service is onlyavailable to users and Members who are at least 13 years old. If you are under 13,you may NOT use greenearthtraveler.org.
GET needs to ask all users, including children under the age of 13, for certain personalinformation that is reasonably necessary to determine the user's eligibility toparticipate on and belong to the site.
GET runs contests on our site in which we may ask visitors for contact information(typically, the user's email address) and demographic information (i.e., zip code,age, or income level). GET will never disclose this information; it is only used toprovide contact information for the winners, and demographic data for our contestsponsors.
At times, GET will run contests that will require a written entry, in the form of an"article," i.e., a story for the funniest travel stories contest. These written entry contestswill be judged anonymously by published authors, photographers, and/or educators,and said prizes will be awarded to the winner(s).
At times, GET will run contests for increasing membership. All members whoparticipate in such contests will have their results tallied by an independentorganization, and contact informatio used only to award prize(s) to the winner(s).
Information Sharing and Disclosure
GET does not rent, sell, share, or otherwise disclose personal information about youwith other people or non-affiliated companies, except to provide products orservices you've requested, when we have your permission, or under the followingcircumstances:
a. GET may provide information to trusted partners who work on our behalf and whohave entered into confidentiality agreemens with us.
b. GET responds to valid subpoenas, court orders, and other legal proceedings. Wealso may disclose information if we deem it necessary to exercise our own legal rightsor to defend ourselves against legal claims.
c. GET will share information in order to investigate, prevent, or take action regardingillegal activities, suspected fraud, situations involving potential threats to the physicalsafety of any person, violations of our TOS, or as otherwise required by state or federallaw.
d. GET may transfer information about you if we are acquired or merged with anothercompany.
Financial Information Security
Financial information that is collected by greenearthtraveler.org is only used tobill the member for products and services ordered through the GET Marketplace.You can enter your credit card number on a secure (https) form and transmit theform over the internet to a secure server without risk of an intermediary obtainingyour credit card information. The security features offered by your web browsertechnology protects commercial transactions, as well as all other communications,from misappropriation and fraud that could otherwise occur as information passesthrough internet computers.
With SSL implemented on both the client and server, your internet communicationsare transmitted in encrypted form. Information you send can be trusted to arriveprivately and unaltered to the server you specify (and no other).
SSL uses authentication and encryption technology. For example, your browsersexport implementation of SSL (U.S. government approved) uses a high-grade, 128-bitkey size. The encryption established between you and a server remains valid overmultiple connections, yet the effort expended to defeat the encryption of onemessage cannot be leveraged to defeat the next message.
Your browser and secure servers deliver server authenticatin using signed digitalcertificates issued by trusted third parties known as certificate authorities. A digitalcertificate verifies the connectino between a server's public key and the server'sidentification (as a driver's license verifies the connection between your photographand your personal identification). Cryptographic checks, using digital signatures,ensure that information within a certificate can be trusted.
You know that you have a secure connection when you look at the location (URL)field. If the URL begins with https:// (instead of http://), the document comes from asecure server. To connect to an HTTP server that provides security using the SSLprotocol, insert the letter "s" so that the URL begins with https://. You need to usehttps:?? for HTTP URLs with SSL and http:// for HTTP URLs without SSL.
You can also verify the security of a webpage by examining the security icon in thebottom left corner of your browser window.
Only your computer and the server can encrypt and decrypt your information. Intransit, the information is an unreadable mess. An intermediary can route the data,and even copy it, but the information cannot be de-encrypted, and thus remainsprivate and safely communicated.
GET takes appropriate physical and electronic measures to protect againstunauthorized access to, alteration of, and disclosure of personal information.Access to personal information is limited to employees who need to know thatinformation in order to successfully provide our service. All our employees enter intoconfidentiality agreements with GET.
Your Ability to Edit and Delete Account Information
You may edit your personal profice and related personal information at any time byvisiting your account at greenearthtraveler.org
You may delete your member account by sending an email to
support AT greenearthtraveler.org
Changes to this Policy