Tuesday, 12 January 2010 11:14
In order to become a Green Guru Network member, you must first create an account on this web site. To create an account you are required to provide the following contact information: name, email address, country, ZIP/postal code, and choose a password.
Once a member, you may provide additional information in the Profile section describing your business, school, institution, municipality or other government agency, home, skills, professional and non professional experiences, and networking objectives. Providing additional information beyond what is required at registration is entirely optional, but enables you to better identify yourself and find new opportunities in through the Green Guru Network.
Information about your Contacts:
Cookies & Log Files:
We allow other companies, called ad networks, to serve advertisements to Green Guru Network users. Ad networks include third party ad servers, ad agencies, ad technology vendors and research firms. Green Guru Network may “target” some ads to users that fit a certain general profile — for example, “alternate energy investors in New York.”
To deliver these ads properly, Green Guru Network may include a file, called a web beacon, from these ad networks within pages served by Green Guru Network so the networks may provide anonymized, aggregated auditing, research and reporting for advertisers as well as to target ads to you while you visit other websites. Because your web browser must request these advertisements and web beacons from the ad network’s servers, these companies can view, edit or set their own cookies, just as if you had requested a web page from their site.
These general targets may also be used by ad networks to display targeted ads on other websites as a substitute for random, irrelevant ads. You will never see additional ads as a result of being a Green Guru Network user and Green Guru Network never provides personally identifiable information to any advertiser nor any third party.
Protecting the privacy of the very young is especially important. None of of our websites are structured specifically to attract anyone under 13. However, we recognize that there are Green Guru Network members under age 13 who may register at our site. The privacy policies that apply to all site users also apply to those users under 13.
Green Guru Network is an online service dedicated to helping people interested in sustainability more effectively connect with each other and companies. The personally identifiable information you choose to provide on this site is used to help you describe yourself to other users. Other information, that does not personally identify you as an individual, is collected by Green Guru Network from the site (such as, by way of example, patterns of utilization) and is exclusively owned by Green Guru Network. This information can be utilized by Green Guru Network in such manner as Green Guru Network, in its sole discretion, deems appropriate.
Green Guru Network Communications:
Green Guru Network will communicate with you through email and notices posted on this website. These include welcome emails which help inform new users about various features of the service. Please be aware that you will always receive certain emails from Green Guru Network related to the proper functioning of your account, such as email notices when another user in your network sends you an opportunity. Green Guru Network may also send you promotional information unless you have opted out of receiving such information. If you wish to opt-out of receiving promotional emails, please send a request through our contact form.
Information you provide at registration or in your Profile section is also used to customize your experience on the web site. For example, when you login to your account we will display the screen names of new users who have recently joined your network.
Sharing Information With Third Parties:
Green Guru Network takes the privacy of our users very seriously. We will never sell, rent, or otherwise provide your personally identifiable information to any third parties for marketing purposes. We will only share your personally identifiable with third parties to carry out your instructions and to provide specific services. For instance, we use a credit card processing company to bill users for subscription fees. These third parties do not retain, share, or store any personally identifiable information except to provide these services and are bound by strict confidentiality agreements which limit their use of such information.
Green Guru Network offers a “public profile” feature which allows users to publish portions of their Green Guru Network profile, including your “name”, but not your “email address” to the public Internet. Users may opt-out of this feature, however Green Guru Network does not warrant how third-party search engines will update their cache.
We may provide aggregated data about the usage of our services to third-parties for such purposes as we deem, in our sole discretion, to be appropriate. We may segment our users by role (i.e. analysts, executive directors), industry, geographic location, company. If you would like to be excluded from the aggregated research or products based upon aggregated data about our users’ activities on the site, please email customer service.
Communications Between Users:
Many emails you initiate through Green Guru Network, an invitation sent to a non-user for instance, will list your email address and name in the header of the message. Emails you initiate may also provide aggregate information about your network (for instance how many people are in your network). Other communications that you initiate through the Green Guru Network website, like a request for contact, will list your name as the initiator but will not include your personal contact information. Your contact information will only be shared with another user if both of you have indicated that you would like to establish contact with each other. Users includes company users on the site. If you select to interact with a company, your first name, last name, email address, current company, region, and title will become viewable by that company.
It is possible that we may need to disclose personal information when required by law. We will disclose such information wherein we have a good-faith belief that it is necessary to comply with a court order, ongoing judicial proceeding, or other legal process served on our company or to exercise our legal rights or defend against legal claims.
Accessing and Changing Your Account Information
Our postal address is:
Green Guru Network
PO Box 573
Hastings on Hudson, New York 10706